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periods

Women's Health
August 12, 2017

“Make my period pains stop!”

It’s that time of the month when your PMS (premenstrual syndrome) symptoms descends in full and living colour. You’re in pain, cranky and irritable. You want to eat everything in sight and curl up into a warm bed. Aches, pains, cramps, mood swings; why does it all hurt so bad? Each month, your ovaries release one egg. The ovulation process happens before and during your menstrual cycle. The lining of your uterus thickens with blood, and your egg moves into one of the Fallopian tubes. Here, it waits to be fertilised, or is shed by your body through the vagina…
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Women's Health
May 24, 2017

Pregnancy & Periods: Truth vs. Myth

You’re on your monthly period, so falling pregnant is highly unlikely right? Wrong. When it comes to menstruation and pregnancy, there are many misconceptions. And, if you follow them blindly, you may harm your health. We separate myth from fact. Myth #1: Your period protects you from pregnancy Ovulation is when you release an egg each month. During this process you may bleed and confuse it with your monthly period. You’re at your peak fertility in ovulation, so if you have unprotected sex during this time, you’re more likely to fall pregnant. A male’s sperm can live inside a woman…
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