Did you know that miscarriage is the most common pregnancy complication? Miscarriage isn’t commonly talked about, but it is incredibly common. Miscarriages occur in 15-20% of pregnancies, and most commonly occur within the first 8 weeks of pregnancy. After 8 weeks, rates decline to about 3%.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a hormonal disorder in women. The exact cause is still unknown, but we know there is a metabolic base to the PCOS picture. Genetics and environmental factors play a huge role in the development of PCOS.
As women, we know that hormones can wreak havoc on our moods and appetites, but did you know that they can also play a huge role in how much sleep we get every night? Insomnia is much more common in women than men and this can be caused by a variety of reasons, including psychological, social, and physiological.
When it comes to understanding how your stress impacts your health, it’s important to recognize that stress is something we all deal with. But this doesn’t mean that we just “ignore” with it… it means that we need to learn how to cope with stressors before they hit us hard.
As a busy woman myself, food is sometimes the last thing on my mind. There are clearly more important things to think about then what we’re having for dinner! Over the past few years, especially with two little ones, thinking about what we were having for dinner became more important – as did meal prepping.
We’ve all been there. You succumb to a random crying jag on your otherwise cheery run. Or you snap at your significant other for being the no-biggie, usual-bit late. When your mood shifts dramatically, you might be wondering what’s up. We all have mood shifts at times, whether triggered by something real or perceived.
Waking up early isn’t for everyone. For some people, waking up for 5am works great, but for others (cue me raising my hand!) it’s not the easiest thing in the world. You shouldn’t force yourself to wake up at 5am if it doesn’t come naturally. And this is why.
Some studies note relationships between alcohol consumption and cycle irregularities, but generally only when alcohol is consumed chronically at high doses. When looking at moderate drinking, there may be no measurable change in menstrual cycle function.
Our hormones affect every single part of our bodies. From how our periods act, to how well our brains focus to our weight. When our hormones are balanced and working for us, we generally don’t notice it. But when our hormones are unstable? It might look like this.
Feeling low? I always ask myself when the last time I ate was. And while 9 times out of 10 my mid-afternoon crash is because I didn’t eat enough at lunch; I try to focus on reaching for something that will feed my brain long term (and not just that sugary, high calorie treat that only lasts for so long!)
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