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fertility awareness Archives · Ryder Family Farm- Southern Illinois Produce & More
fertility awareness Archives · Ryder Family Farm- Southern Illinois Produce & More
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Get in on the pool and win some cash!

When it comes to gaining weight in pregnancy and loosing weight after delivery every woman is different. Since we were planning our wedding before I found out I was pregnant (yeah we do almost everything backwards) baby weight is something that has been in the back of my mind. I already have my wedding dress in the bedroom closet. It is to big for me right now but will it fit after I deliver the baby? I have joked with people about keeping our initially planned wedding date the same despite the pregnancy. That would mean our wedding is 3 weeks after I have our baby. The idea is awfully ambitious and may not work out anyway but the mere idea of it brings a ton of questions. Even if we marry 2...

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The dress is here, yay!

I am 100% satisfied with my wedding dress purchase. I'll admit I was feeling a bit apprehensive about buying a wedding dress on Ebay but I did my research, covered my butt and when it arrived today is was better than I thought it would be! Yesterday I got a survey request from David's Bridal, they wanted to know how my dress shopping experience went when I visited their store. What a perfect opportunity to share my 2 cents! I took the survey and gave them a piece of my mind. I also told them about finding the same dress in my size for less. Anyway, when I tried this same dress on at the store the beading was all white and it was very pretty but my dress that just arrived...

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Again I am experencing the infamous 2 week wait…

Pardon this random thoughts blog post, I am forced to stay off my foot (I banged up my left ankle and need to keep it elevated and iced) so I am forced to sit here over thinking stuff. My over thinking goes hand in hand with my writing so that has resulted in me blabbing on and on today with this post. If you are short on time or would prefer to not know about my period/ fertility please feel free to move on, I'll understand. The infamous 2 week wait started 6 days ago. That means I was able to confirm ovulation (with at least 3 consecutive days of higher temperatures), we tried to conceive and now all that is left to do is wait a) till the period comes...

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What they don't really explain about the pill..

When you are a teen and sex starts crossing your mind getting on the pill seems like a great option, I know because this was my thought process as a teen. In my state (Arizona) teens could head to planned parenthood wanting to go on the pill and would be given a prescription without even having a parent present. They made it so easy and it really did keep me from getting pregnant as a teen. Now I am 26 year old woman who has been off the pill for over a year. Initially while I was on the pill I noticed a decline in vaginal lubrication (caused by the hormones in the birth control pills I was taking) and sex became painful and not so much fun to have. Eventually...

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The test results are in, and THEY SUCK!

This morning I got an email suggestion from Teeni with a yummy suggestion to help us conceive, ICE CREAM (you can read the article here)! A book called The Fertility Diet offers suggestions to help you conceive, like having ice cream and other dairy fat times. Another book I have been eyeing about this very same topic is Fertility, Cycles & Nutrition. Turns out I'll be needing to read these books for solutions because my doctor has not offered anymore insight into what is going on with my body. I got my blood test results back, via a little generic note that came in the mail on Friday. After being told I "am not ovulating" at my annual exam by my doc I went across the hall and the ultrasound tech said...

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My students got 3rd place!

I slept in for about an hour today after getting back into town at 12:30 am last night with my students. Yesterday was state championships and I am so proud of them! The received 3rd place/ the bronze medal for their performance. They have com such a long way this year and have worked so hard to achieve this! They totally deserved this and I hope they are loving the feeling of success! Yesterday was a long day, we got to the show site @ about 11:30am, they performed at 1:30pm and then we had to wait for awards which were at 8pm. We also got to see many very skilled groups from all over the state. I am officially on my period now and am wondering if my doctor was accurate...

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I am home from the Doc…

I am home from the doc and my arm is sore from having blood drawn. I did a urine test and it came back negative for the pregnancy hormone. I also got to be a "training" patient today as my regular doc was being shadowed. Don't worry they asked for consent and since I have been observed before I didn't mind and extra set of hands and eyes. N came with me to the doc today and I am glad he did because we got some weighing news. In addition to not being pregnant my doctor confirmed my suspicions about whacked hormone levels. She even said that I most likely did not ovulate as my chart suggests. Oh and am am still likely to have endometriosis. My weight may be a factor...

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How charting your temperature can give insight about your hormones.

Fertility awareness combines charting of your waking temperatures, and other signs of fertility to track, monitor and understand what is happening with your body reproductively speaking. People who are into doing things the natural way, those who are having trouble conceiving a child and those who are religious often learn the fertility awareness method. It allows you to conceive or prevent conception of children during your fertile years. Today I am outlining the two reproductive hormones Estrogen and Progesterone that are naturally produced by our bodies and how your waking temperature (BBT) provides information about your bodies production of these hormones. Obviously your waking temperatures can be inaccurately influenced by sickness, fever, the time you take your temperature from day to day, alcohol consumption and many other factors but if you are...

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