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Navigating the Shift

Perimenopause comes for all women. Before the bold and final M of menopause, there’s a gradual transition as ovary production winds down. Typically this begins around age 40, though it’s common to experience signs a few years before or after. Just like puberty, PMS, and pregnancy, the hormonal shifts play out in various physical and emotional symptoms. Irregular periods, fatigue, hot flashes, weight fluctuations, and mood swings are all par for the course. It’s just another natural process, and with the right information, you’ll be prepared to navigate the changes.

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7 Things to Do When You’re Expecting

If you’ve got a positive pregnancy test on your hands, or hope to one day soon, the biggest favor you can do for your body and the tiny one you’ll be growing is to get proactive about your hormones. Healthy babies require healthy mothers, and healthy mothers require healthy hormones. A medical evaluation is essential. Taking the initiative to understand your levels can greatly increase your chances of conceiving and ensure a successful gestation period. Here are seven tips to help assess your hormones to support fertility…

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