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Do you know what your birth control options are?

A friend emailed me Fitbit’s latest newsletter last week on predicting cycles for better life planning. Fitbit’s prediction algorithm helps you estimate your next period, fertile window and ovulation date. I have to say that the modern woman has so many wonderful tools at her fingertips that help her take control of her fertility. With

Are you Increasing your risk of Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer month. It drives me crazy! I’m being honest here. We all know at least one woman who has been affected by it. I do: Dr Heidi van Loggerenberg. The woman who changed my life. You see, instead of hearing Heidi’s story about how hormonal contraceptives contributed to her breast cancer at the tender

Menstrual Cycles and Sports Performance

Menstrual Cycle Periodisation Ladies, athletes, sportswomen – have you ever wondered how your menstrual cycle affects sports training and race performance? Think back to your training and racing. You know that feeling when you have a really K*K race and you have trained right, eaten right, done everything right, and you think, “Then WHY did

Falling Pregnant Naturally

When any couple gets to that point in their relationship when they decide: We ready to make a family. It’s exciting. The women comes of her chosen method of birth control and sex is just awesome. Sex with your partner just feels like a different kind of experience. Then you get your period. Your heart

Natural Birth Control

When doctors roll their eyes when I say: I use Fertility Awareness Method. I remember so distinctly 4 years ago going to a doctor for a bee sting that just was not looking good. We were chatting and the subject came up she asked “What contraceptive do you use?”. I confidently and proudly said I

2017: A year of new beginnings

There wasn’t a person I came across last year who said: “Wow, 2016 was a fantastic year!” It seemed many people struggled through this one. However, when you look at it from a different perspective and try to understand the bigger picture, it can give you a sense of peace. I was one of those