If you’ve shrugged off the idea of your fertility as something you’ll worry about later (or never) – you’re not alone.
A lot of people don’t think about their fertility unless they’re ready to get pregnant. And it is my mission to change that…
Because whether or not you want to get pregnant, the BODY wants to and is wired to work with your sex hormones and cycle.
That being said… the health of your fertility is so much more than just your ability to “make a baby” – supporting healthy ovulations is one of the most important things you can do for your body.
You’re probably assumed your whole life that our cycle’s main event is menstruation, but that’s actually false.
It is actually ovulation.
Healthy ovulation and a normal cycle impacts your health in so many ways that have nothing to do with reproductive functions.
When we ovulate, the body releases an egg from a follicle (think: a tiny lil egg sack) we either get pregnant, or no more than 16 days later we get a period.
The follicle that held the egg? It turns itself into a gland called the corpus luteum, which secretes progesterone during the luteal phase.
No ovulation = no progesterone.
What is the purpose of progesterone? Oh girl… uh everything? It might be my favorite hormone.
If we get pregnant it supports baby through the first trimester, but progesterone has a PLETHORA of benefits for our bodies too like reducing inflammation, calming the mind and body, promoting deeper sleep, counterbalancing estrogen’s PMS effects, encouraging GABA production in the brain, and helping us handle stress/ anxiety.
When we aren’t ovulating it compromises our overall health!
Healthy Ovulation can…
✨ Regulate mood
✨ Support brain health
✨ Promote better and deeper sleep
✨ Reduce inflammation in the body
✨ Reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression
✨ Work with appetite and metabolism
So when we disregard our fertility, we’re also ignoring all of the support it provides to the system!
NOTE: Most forms of Hormonal Birth Control work by suppressing ovulation
Anovulation (not ovulating) can be caused by a number of different things such as:
Ovulation results in one of two outcomes:
If you are not pregnant, and/ or miss a period, it can be a sign that you may be missing ovulation.
It can be normal to have an occasional anovulatory cycle, but it is a red flag if this is happening regularly.
Some of my favorite foods for supporting ovulation:
⚡️Beans & Lentils
⚡️Wild Caught Salon
If you aren’t ovulating, it is important to get to the root of why and address what’s happening in the body.
I guide my clients through this process inside of Hormone Bootcamp to help them achieve ovulation so that they’re reaping the benefits of healthy af progesterone levels!
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Calee Shea is a Holistic Health Practioner based in Atlanta, Georgia. She is your go-to gal for all things periods, vaginal health, and sex.