If you are having premenstrual-like symptoms, your health professional may ask you to keep a menstrual diary.
Ovulation is the release of a mature egg from an ovary during the menstrual cycle. Ovulation occurs about halfway through the menstrual cycle, or about 14 days before the start of the next menstrual period.
The purpose of using birth control (contraception) is to prevent unwanted pregnancy. Birth control methods work either by preventing the male sperm from fertilizing the female egg (ovum) or by preventing a fertilized egg from attaching (implanting) in the womb (uterus) and developing.
- offers an excellent and thorough
explanation of the menstrual cycle and how each birth control
method works to prevent pregnancy.Menstruation -
connecting heart, mind, body and spirit
- Menstruation is
an Art because if we are living our cycles and tapping into
the gifts, power and responsibilities of being authentically
Feminine, then we are tapping into an ever-changing,
never-ending source of creativity.Museum of Menstruation
Herstory of menstruation, menstrual pad alternatives, and
selected women's health topics.Fertility
of Birth Control (FAM).Tools for Self
- use your own speculum
mirror and flashlight.
comprehensive site for anyone interested in the practical aspects of
pregnancy. Includes bulletin boards, parents reviews, pregnancy and
ovulation calendars, ultrasound gallery, and other services for pregnancy
and parenting issues.
The Labor of
Offers pregnancy and parenting information. Includes online
journals, message boards and articles on parenting, pregnancy, childhood
health, breastfeeding, and links to other parenting websites.
for parents, containing resources on fertility, infertility, pregnancy,
adoption, breastfeeding, health and other topics.
articles, interactive features, community forums, news, ideas and
resources to guide you during your pregnant life.
variety of links related to pregnancy, fertility monitoring, birth, gender
selection, feeding, newborns, health and more. Offers FAQs and a free
pregnancy & childbirth newsletter.
news, information on pregnancy, resources and tools, lifestyle, community
discussion boards, diaries, and a free pregnancy newsletter; and allows
you to create a customized calendar for every day of your
ProgramsHome.com A directory of free and
shareware software, nstant messaging software, computer software, dvd software, cheap software ,chat software, webcam software
non-profit website for patient information on trying to conceive. Includes
information on infertility issues and miscarriage, infertility newsgroups
FAQ, fertility resource lists, and fertility humor.
collection of resources for those who are trying to conceive. Contains
pregnancy and ovulation calendars, news, health information, and community
collection of articles for women trying to conceive. Includes information
on nutrition, birth control, ovulation, ovulation predictor kits, BBT and
fertility charts, and infertility issues.
Infertility Resources Web
Provides information about infertility clinics, donor egg and
surrogacy services, male infertility services, sperm banks, pharmacies,
infertility books and videos, sperm testing, newsgroups and support
organizations, and drugs and medications.
ClearPlan Easy Fertility
Offers a wide range of products designed to help women to
maximize chances of conceiving, including ClearPlan Easy® Fertility
Monitor, ClearPlan Easy® Ovulation Test Pack, and other fertility-related
Conceive - Links to Journals
Over 300 journals from women who are
sharing information on miscarriage, infertility, pregnancy over 30, teen
pregnancy, and other topics.
A resource guide for women who are trying to
conceive, dealing with infertility, considering adoption, or want to get
physically, mentally, and financially prepared before getting
Reproductive womans health
International Planned Parenthood
A worldwide voluntary organization aimed to increase
support for reproductive health and family planning worldwide, links
national autonomous Family Planning Associations (FPAs) in over 180
Family Health International
Health International (FHI) works to improve reproductive and family health
around the world through biomedical and social science research,
innovative health service delivery interventions, training and information
Hahnemann University Libraries - Women's Health Resources
a list of organizations and professional societies, links to electronic
journals, and instructional resources.