Prolactin and Endometriosis

Prolactin and Endometriosis

I wrote a post recently that explained how birth control works. One thing I learned was that the high levels of estrogen in many birth control pills stimulate an excess release of prolactin from your pituitary gland. Since I took the pill for a decade this made me...
How Does Birth Control Work?

How Does Birth Control Work?

For a decade I popped birth control pills. Confession: during that time I had no idea how the pill actually worked! I knew that it kept me from getting pregnant and it helped the pain I was having with my period. Doctors are quick to hand it out at any sign of...
I Am Whole & Complete

I Am Whole & Complete

This week is National Infertility Awareness Week. Infertility is an issue that has impacted me for many years. Seven years. I didn’t think that I’d still be writing for awareness week. But, here I am. 34 years old, counting down to 35. The number...
Mourning Fertility…

Mourning Fertility…

We are in the middle of national infertility awareness week so I thought I’d share some of my thoughts on this ongoing issue in my life. I came across a post the other day from a fellow endo sister who shared how she was never able to have children and that she...
The Low Down on Anovulation

The Low Down on Anovulation

What is Anovulation? I was unaware of the term anovulation for much of my adult life. It wasn’t until I was faced with fertility issues that I started to pay attention. Anovulation is when your ovaries do not release a viable egg, so ovulation does not occur. If...

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