LUTEINIZING HORMONE + LH (aka OPK) TESTING

You may have heard of OPKs (ovulation predictor kits) before and wondered what exactly they are. Many women, without fully understanding what they are testing, purchase these when trying to conceive to supposedly predict the onset of ovulation in order to catch it in time to conceive that cycle.  Firstly, OPK is a misnomer. As …

WHAT IT TAKES TO TEACH FAM

I want to tell you a little bit more about what I am working on in order to develop the courses and services that I’ll be selling very soon! As you know, I am working with multiple women clients currently in order to complete my FEMM internship requirements. I’m nearly there! I am so looking …

RECOMMENDED BASAL BODY THERMOMETERS

I've lost count of how many people have messaged me on my Instagram page asking for BBT (Basal Body Temperature) thermometers, so I figured it was about time that I write up my recommendations in a blog post so I can simply point them to the list to explore the options. BBT thermometers are used …

NORMAL CYCLE PARAMETERS

Every cycle is a new thing, which is why we don't predict future cycles based on past ones. A charting woman takes every day as it comes. This is something I really emphasize with my clients— we can't assume anything about tomorrow, and so we attend closely to the cycle biomarkers and symptoms of today. …

CERVICAL MUCUS (aka CERVICAL FLUID)

Two posts ago I shared a little bit about Basal Body Temperature, or BBT. As you’ll remember it’s a super handy biomarker and tool to confirm ovulation and to get an idea of things like thyroid health. I recommend that every woman incorporate BBT into her charting routine, with very few exceptions. Having that extra …