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Is BBT charting of any use for infertile couples by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Mon 27 Sep 2010 9:55pm During the luteal phase of the cycle, the corpus luteum produces the hormone progestrone, which elevates the basal body temperature ( BBT) . When the basal body temperature has gone up for several days, one can assume that ovulation has occurred. However, it is important to remember that the BBT chart cannot predict ovulation - it can ... Read on »
Week 1: Basal Body Temperature Monitoring by Nanay's daughter Posted Thu 08 Sep 2011 2:10am Basal body temperature is the lowest temperature attained by the body during rest (usually during sleep). It is generally measured immediately after awakening and before any physical activity has been undertaken, although the temperature measured at that time is somewhat higher than the true basal body temperature (see Fig. 1). In women, ovulat ... Read on »
Using BBT chart and Ovulation Predictor Kit while on Clomid by Edward Ramirez, MD Posted Fri 22 Jan 2010 12:00am Question: First, thank you for your time. It is awesome that you would offer your advice on line. I am on Clomid 150mg. I show on my BBT chart that I ovulated on cd 17. My temps stayed above the coverline till 7 DPO and again today on 8 DPO it is still low. All of the research I find says that implantation dip is only ... Read on »
Progesterone Fertility Q&A by Hethir R. Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 22 Feb 2010 10:04pm 1 Comment Q: How should you use progesterone if you are trying to conceive? A: The basic rule is to follow the instructions on the bottle. You want to mimic your natural cycle as much as possible. For most uses you would begin to use progesterone by using this calculation Figure out the first day of your period. Subtract two weeks. That day woul ... Read on »
acupuncture update and ova ova giveaway by cleaneatingchelsey Posted Tue 24 Apr 2012 11:00am Well, it’s a good enough time as any to give you an update on how things have been going in the realms of acupuncture. About a month and a half ago I gave you a “one month update” on how everything has been plugging along, and there have in fact been a lot of changes over the last month and a half. Ever since my last update, I ... Read on »
Faces of Infertility: "Lana's" Story by flakymn Posted Mon 28 Apr 2014 10:07am In celebration of  "National Infertility Awareness Week",  I am featuring stories of infertility this week. These are all guest posts that I hope will put a real face on this devastating disease. Please spread the word and share these stories! I grew up in a small town in the mountains. I was the "go to" babysitter for a couple of doctors' ... Read on »
Contaminated Cantaloupes, Scary Sprouts - What You Should Know About Listeria by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Sun 02 Oct 2011 10:08pm Outbreak of Listeria in Rocky Ford Cantaloupes: Advice to Consumers The general guidelines recommended for the prevention of listeriosis are similar to those used to help prevent other foodborne illnesses, such as salmonellosis . In addition, there are specific recommendations for persons at higher risk for listerio ... Read on »
Our Planned Surprise by Meredith Posted Fri 14 Sep 2012 12:00am If you missed the memo from last Friday, I am pregnant - preggo, knocked up, with child, in the family way, whatev.  I posted this same picture on Facebook and received a crazy amount of feedback including almost 150 likes and nearly 100 comments.  Geesh, I didn't know I even had that many friends! One of my friends offered up congratulations bu ... Read on »
Barbecue Bliss: Keeping Bacteria at Bay by FDA Posted Mon 27 Jun 2011 10:20am Share copies of this article (664 KB) Summer brings out barbecue grills—and bacteria, which multiply in food faster in warm weather and can cause foodborne illness (also known as food poisoning). Following a few simple guidelines can prev ... Read on »
TCOYF a Review Along with Some Very Personal Charts by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Aug 2011 11:00am When I got my IUD out a few months ago, I asked for birth control ideas.  I was surprised how many Moms recommended a BOOK as birth control!  I had to check it out. A Book as Birth Control? I bought Taking Charge of Your Fertility from Amazon and was excited when it arrived in the mail.  At first I was overwhelmed, because it is pretty ... Read on »