You Know What It Takes to Get Pregnant — Or Do You?

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When I was ready to have kids, I was ready. I mean, I was counting down the days until my husband and I could start trying. I didn't know how long it would take to get pregnant, but I wanted to do everything I could in advance of trying to bone up on the specifics. I knew how it worked --- I'd known …
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Trapped Emotions, Inherited Emotions, All the Emotions!

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Remember that divine intervention I mentioned a few weeks ago? The one where I said I got an out-of-the-blue email from Brandon Hyde, a certified Emotion Code practitioner, and that I'd be talking about my work with him more in future posts? Well, today is that post. And I've started it about 20 …
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Fertility Herbs, Acupuncture and Cracking the Emotion Code

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It's funny; my husband and I planned to start acupuncture regularly in spring of this year ... and then September. But, life got in the way, and there was just too much on our plates. Not to mention that the timing just felt rushed. (Remember this post? Still very, very much following that mindset.) …
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Get Treated for Eating Disorders Before Trying to Get Pregnant

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Women who are ready to try to get pregnant often try to start getting healthier and limit unhealthy behaviors like smoking. Eating right, exercising and taking prenatal vitamins are often at the top of the pre-pregnancy to-do list. But now experts say some women should add one more item to the …
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Making Peace With Time: Sometimes You Just Need a Break

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I've officially been "trying" to get pregnant for two years now. Two years.  That's kind of hard to swallow. Two years is a long time --- even though, in a lot of ways, it's gone by fast. I've seen friends get pregnant, have kids --- and then have more kids. I've co-written two books. I've …
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Stressed About Your Ticking Biological Clock? Don’t Be

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Any woman who thinks she may want to have kids in the future stresses about that ticking biological clock. At least I did. It's basically common knowledge that a woman's eggs have an expiration date and that the earlier you try to get pregnant, the faster it'll happen and the less likely you'll be …
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Hard Time Choking Down Your Prenatal Vitamins? Drink ‘Em!

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One of the first things women do when they start thinking about getting pregnant is buy prenatal vitamins. Whether they're over the counter or a prescription your doctor writes for you, one thing is certain: the pills are huge. No other pill I've ever taken has been as large as the dreaded …
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Is This the Most Intelligent Digital Basal Thermometer Out There?

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Although fertility charting has a tendency to make my brain a little nutters (The tracking! The graphs! The waiting!), that's not to say that I don't recognize how awesomely beneficial it is. I mean, with just a thermometer you can learn A TON about your cycle, including if you're ovulating and even …
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3 Reasons Every Fit Bottomed Mama Needs Good Fat

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In the last five years, my relationship with fat has radically changed. Five years ago if you had looked in my fridge, you would have found pretty pink individually packaged non-fat yogurt, skim milk, low-fat margarine, and maybe some low-fat cheese if I was feeling decadent. Now it's filled with …
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