What to Know When Starting Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
When a woman encounters pain during sex, it is often overlooked. Yet, it is such a common occurrence and many women are dying to talk about it—to know they're not in this alone. Here, Jordan introduces her experience with pelvic floor physical therapy to treat her secondary vaginismus.
How I Got Diagnosed With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Here's an account of how I got diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and my journey of getting pregnant.
Overcoming Your Fear of Using a Menstrual Cup
I got a severe rash that limited my activities when using a sanitary napkin. I was looking into other options when I heard many women complaining about the same issue. So I finally took that step towards a more economically viable and healthier alternative—period cups.
How Switching to Cloth Menstrual Pads Changed My Life
2020 is a year of change for me, and one big change that I made this month is switching from disposable feminine hygiene products to cloth pads. The difference is truly life-changing.
How I Dealt With My Infertility, PCOS, and Ectopic Pregnancies
Infertility has a way of throwing some major curve balls in your life. My journey of having "female" issues started as soon as I started having my menstrual cycles and continued for years! Being determined and advocating for yourself are keys to surviving these hardships.
How to Survive Menopause When Dealing With an Illness
Menopause on its own is bad enough. Add on a chronic illness—in my case, Graves' disease—and it can be a lot more difficult to handle. Learn about how I got through it while maintaining my sanity.
What to Expect When Getting a D&C After a Miscarriage
Some information about the D&C operation that you might need to have after a miscarriage.
What New Moms Should Know About Pelvic Floor Disorder
Pelvic floor disorder is barely talked about but affects 1 in 4 American women. Learn the definition, the causes, and the treatment options.
Menstrual Cups: A Healthier, More Comfortable, Environmentally Friendly Alternative for Feminine Hygiene
Menstrual cups make that time of the month much more tolerable. Once you try the cup, you will never go back to tampons!
IVF Procedure: A Personal Step by Step Guide on the IVF Process
What is IVF all about and how exactly is the procedure conducted? To find out more, read this step by step guide on the IVF procedure based on real personal experience.
Party in My Pants Pads Review: My First Foray Into the World of Reusable Cloth Pads
Though I initially had no interest whatsoever in trying cloth pads; Party in My Pants pads changed my mind. After trying these, I will never go back to disposable menstrual products.
TENS Units for Menstrual Pain Relief: A Comparison of Livia and AccuRelief Mini TENS Systems
TENS Units are a great pill-free way of managing menstrual pain. In this review, I compare Livia - "The Off Switch for Menstrual Pain" and the AccuRelief Mini TENS System.
Why Do My Breasts Hurt During PMS and What Can I Do About It?
Breast tenderness during your period can be unbearable. Learn why it happens and what you can do to feel better.
Our Story: An Alternative to Multiple Cesarian Sections
This article discusses VBAC and the NIH (National Institute of Health) consensus as of March 2010. Women should be able to make informed decisions concerning their childbirth experience.
Sex Reassignment Surgery in Bangkok: My Experience
So, what was it like going to Thailand to have sex reassignment surgery? Here is my experience, in a nutshell.
Mirena IUD Warning: Hair Loss, Brain Injury, Infertility, and Facts Your Doctor Won't Tell You!
The Mirena IUD promises to prevent pregnancy for five years. But what about the side effects that thousands of women experience every year? This article is based on my experience and research.
Best Ways to Remove Stains From Your Silicone Menstrual Cup: My Tips
Love your Diva Cup, or other silicone menstrual cup, but can't stand the sight of the stains? Is boiling not working? I have the solution for you — and you're going to be amazed.
My Experience, Symptoms, and Treatment of Uterine Fibroids
The worst thing about having uterine fibroids is the emotional toll experienced every month. Read about my experience dealing with these conditions. Women, know that you are not alone!
Men and Pregnancy: 6 Ways to Improve Sperm Quality
Did you know that there are certain things men should and shouldn't do when trying for a baby? Here, I discuss the information I've found out about improving sperm quality.
My Earache During Pregnancy: Symptoms, Remedies, and Medication
At nearly 17 weeks into my pregnancy, I developed the most painful earache. This is what I learned about symptoms, remedies, and medications for earache during pregnancy.
Personal Experience: How to Prevent Cystitis, Bladder, and Urinary Tract Infections (Utis)
How to prevent, manage, and treat cystitis, urinary bladder inflammation, and urinary tract infection (UTI). The author shares what she's learned from personal experience.
How to Get on Transsexual Hormone Replacement Therapy Relatively Easy
This article is designed for the transsexual who is looking to get on hormone replacement therapy relatively quickly and easily. I discuss a number of systems which may be available to use in your community.
Misdiagnosis of a Blighted Ovum: A Firsthand Account
I was told I had an empty gestational sac and advised to have a D&C. I turned down this procedure multiple times until finally, at nine weeks, we saw my baby on the ultrasound.