Posts Tagged ‘ovulation’

Nutrition and Pregnancy

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Being a clinical dietitian and currently seven months pregnant, nutrition during pregnancy is very important to me. Nutrition is the one big way we can help determine pregnancy outcome (that along with proper weight gain). After suffering the loss of my first at 16 weeks and now wanting to do everything possible to prevent this from happening again, I have been studying pre-natal nutrition. Here are the basics and the most important things to consider:


Study Faults Too-Early Home Pregnancy Tests

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Finds One Chance in 10 of False Negative

A negative result on a home pregnancy test can be misleading if it’s done very early, a government study finds.

In a study of 221 women, 10 percent of the negative readings of tests on the first day of a missed period turned out to be wrong, says a report in the Oct. 10 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association.


Identifying Your Cycle. Part 2

Friday, March 12th, 2010


Now that we’ve covered observing your mucus phase, let’s move on to charting your basal body temperature (BBT). There are many sample sights available on the Internet. Just type, “Basal Body Temperature Charts”, into your search engine and you’ll be on your way. There are also sample charts for copying in the book, Taking Charge of Your Fertility, The Infinitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, by Toni Weschler.

First, you will need to purchase a BBT thermometer. Yes, there is a specific thermometer for this charting method. A regular thermometer will not work. I was a victim of this misunderstanding when I first began NFP, boy was I confused.