Female Health

Welcome to CycleMatters, our online sex education and female health hub. Here at Natural Cycles, we’re aware there’s a knowledge gap when it comes to women’s health - something we want to change. Read articles on planning or preventing pregnancy, menstruation and more!

While not affecting all women, ovulation pain, also known as Mittelschmerz (meaning middle pain in German) affects many women during their menstrual cycles. Read on to find out the symptoms and causes of ovulation pain, as well as why knowing your menstrual cycle is key to understanding your fertility.

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For some of us, PMS is a regular part of our cycles, to be expected with the same predictability as the changing of the seasons. Others may wonder ‘what is PMS?’ and be totally unaware of the symptoms and how it can affect others. Read on to find out the meaning of PMS, the theory behind why it happens and some ways we can help reduce and manage the symptoms.

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We’re all different and deserve a diverse choice of methods to suit our unique reproductive needs. For those looking for hormone-free contraception, we’ve curated a list of seven non-hormonal birth control options, so you can learn about their history, how they’re used, their effectiveness and more. If you’re looking for natural birth control, you’ve come to the right place….

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Whilst working on the topic of contraceptive choice at Natural Cycles, I had the opportunity to catch up with the founder of Holistic Health Code, Megan Tantillo BSN, RN, who is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Nursing Practice with a special interest in women's health. Read on below to find out what kind of frequent topics surface when she talks to her patients about contraceptive choice!

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From mood swings and cramps, to energy bursts and cravings, we know our bodies change throughout our cycles and our skin is no exception. Depending on the time of the month, you might experience oily skin, dry skin, breakouts or a natural glow. Read on to discover the link between skin and hormones and how you can optimize your skincare regime to work with your body’s natural changes.

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