As a woman, our hormones play a much larger role in our lives than we may realize. From our general health to sexual development and reproduction, our hormones are at the forefront of many systems within our bodies that impact us every day, whether we realize it or not.
“It’s that time of the month!”
We’ve all heard it, and said it a million times, however, something that is often overlooked is that your period isn’t just a portion of the month. Your menstrual cycle actually includes four phases that span out over the course of one full month. So while you may actually only “bleed” for one week, your body is undergoing changes throughout all four of these phases every month.
In honor of I Am Woman: A Celebration of Womanhood, we are taking a look at the menstrual cycle as a whole, and how we can work with our body during these different phases. Continue reading “Honoring Your Menstrual Cycle [I Am Woman Series]”
You have probably heard of food cravings during pregnancy, when pregnant women start to crave foods they’ve never wanted before. But many pregnant women also experience an aversion to certain foods; sometimes to foods they used to love! Wondering what the meaning of food aversion is? It can be summed up simply as a strong dislike to a particular food.
As a female, your reproductive system plays a major role in many aspects of your life. From monthly menstrual cycles to pregnancy, to your day-to-day hormone levels, it is crucial that your reproductive health is maintained to keep your body functioning properly.
This month, in honor of I Am Woman: A Celebration of Womanhood, we are taking a look at just how important your reproductive health is as a female, and how to ensure it is prioritized through every stage of life.
Expecting a baby is an exciting time, full of anticipation and joy. There are so many fun things to do to prepare like nesting, buying baby clothes, and thinking up names, just to name a few! Continue reading “Working Out While Pregnant”
The female body is truly an incredible thing and it’s no secret that it changes greatly during and after motherhood. However, many people underestimate the true magnitude of these changes and how they help us support and raise our children. This month, in honor of I Am Woman: A Celebration of Womanhood, we are taking a look at the powerful ways our bodies adapt and change during motherhood to make us remarkable caregivers.