Category: Education

Why is the menstrual cycle important?

Did you know that you can think of the menstrual cycle as one of the body’s vital signs? (The four primary, and more commonly known vital signs are body temperature, blood pressure, heart rate and respiratory rate.) Why call the menstrual cycle a vital sign? Ovulation—the release of an egg... read more

Reproductive Health: 7 Reasons to Try FEMM

One of the strategies I have found most useful in caring for my health is charting my cycle. I have been charting my cycle—using one method or another—for 6 years. Pure curiosity is what initially drew me to this health strategy. I was struck that my body reveals so much to me if I pay attention... read more

Simple, Natural Cramp Relief

Getting your period over the holidays is the worst. Lucky for us, scientists have studied some of our favorite cold-weather beverages and discovered that they actually relieve cramps. Um, yes please. Check out our holiday guide to warm and cozy cramp... read more

Getting Financial Aid as a Student Mother

Motherhood doesn’t have to put a full stop to your educational goals. Finishing college is important. That’s why, when students find out they are pregnant, one of the first things they worry about is school. Not only does it become physically harder to attend classes, but there are suddenly... read more