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Menopause – your questions answered
Prostaglandins and PMS
Breast cancer – how to check for lumps
When should you go to the hospital for heavy menstrual bleeding?
Unusual early pregnancy symptoms
Incontinence! Ladies, let’s talk
Endocrinologists: Who are they and what do they do? Know your Endo
How to stop heavy periods
Is it normal to miss a period? Missed periods, everything you need to know
Hormone Therapy: Types, Side effects and Benefits
Pelvic floor exercises: what is my pelvic floor and why is it important?
7 Natural Remedies for PMS Symptoms
Getting to know your body – your vagina questions answered
HRT: What’s The Truth? Can it help with hot flashes and thin skin?
Cervical screening, your questions answered
Geriatric Pregnancy: When is it time for a fertility test?
Fertility – what they don’t teach us in school
Exercise and the menstrual cycle
Vaginal discharge – what you need to know
How to reduce your PMS symptoms
Why do I have irregular periods?
Boobs and Tubes: The data gap- medicine Just Loves Women
How to reduce period bloating
Everything You Need To Know About Painful Periods
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Tailor your diet to help your body deal with PMS
Breast Cancer Awareness
Menopause: There’s nothing to be scared of
Menopause! How does your body change?
Product Review: Nature’s Antidote Yoni for Menstruation
Menstruation, the endocrine system and you
Post-natal depression – all the facts
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Diagnosis and Treatments
What Is Period Tracking And Why Should You Try It
Do women feel guilty about not wanting children?
Organic Period Products – Yoppie Review
Planning a pregnancy: 15 things you need to know
The Menopause minefield. What to expect.
Period Syncing and Sacred Bonding
What is PMDD and Could You Have it?
Heart Attacks in Women
What to eat to help your monthly cycle: Get to know your period
The five different life stages of your period journey
How to stop your menstrual cycle messing with your glow
The World may be on Pause but your Period isn’t! Tips on Managing each week of your Menstrual Cycle While in Quarantine
Sustainable Period Products: 3 Ways of Making your Period Green 
3 Creative Ways To Deal With Hot Flashes
PSOAS, What Is It and How Do You Keep Yours Healthy?
Let’s talk about perimenopause: Are you ready for ‘the change’ darlings? 
New mums anxiety? What is it and How to Cope
Go With The Flow: Seize Your Menstrual Cycle Day by Day
Women Specific Health Concerns – Darlings, What Area Of Health Do You Worry About? 
The Importance of Knowing Your Boobs- How To Spot Breast Cancer
Children: Why It’s Perfectly Fine To Not Want Them
Childfree By Choice Is On The Raise: Is It For You?
Why We Need To Open The Conversation About Gynaecological Health 
Mum, The Artist!
How to work with your period
Vegan and Sustainable Fashion Brands to Invest In

I'm sure you know that October is World Menopause Month, and as women make up over half of the world’s population and we will all go through menopause eventually. We

October 29, 2021

At Hormona, we’re all about women’s health and learning as much as we can about our bodies, our selves and our hormones. And as we often decry, hormones can be

October 29, 2021

I'm sure you haven't missed that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. But you may not have known that breast cancer is the most common cancer worldwide and that there

October 20, 2021

Do you have heavy periods/heavy menstrual bleeding? Or have you ever wondered if your periods are heavy but been too shy to ask? Today we are going to talk about

October 15, 2021

Weird early pregnancy symptoms Are you pregnant? Or wondering if you might be pregnant? Are you experiencing symptoms and wondering if they are normal or not? Today we are going

October 1, 2021

Incontinence! As the advert says, it’s just a little bit of wee, right? Well yes, they’re right, but it’s also embarrassing and can be distressing. After all, unlike your monthly

September 24, 2021

You’ve probably noticed that, ‘twixt these pages, hormones come up a lot. Like, a lot. Clearly, we’re passionate about them, and not just because we deal with them on a

September 17, 2021

Do you want to know how to stop heavy periods? Heavy periods can be really common and can have a big impact on people’s lives. Everyone’s period is different but

August 26, 2021

Missed periods can be very stressful. If you don’t want to be pregnant it can be a very scary time, if you do want to be pregnant it might be

August 19, 2021

Hormone therapy is that fabled elixir of eternal youth that strives keeps menopausal symptoms at bay. Of course, if you have yet to experience that crazy dance called the menopause

August 12, 2021

You might have heard of your pelvic floor (or you might not have, and that’s ok). Today we are going to talk about what your pelvic floor is, why it

July 27, 2021

What are PMS symptoms? Before we jump into the best natural remedies for PMS (Premenstrual syndrome) it might be worthwhile to cover some of the symptoms. The most commonly reported

July 23, 2021

What is your relationship like with your vagina? Are you proud of it? Feel embarrassed or ashamed of it? Not really understand it? How comfortable are you when it comes

June 18, 2021

Following our piece on hormonal birth control recently, we thought it would be a good idea to take look at that other hormone extravaganza women face. Yup, today we’re talking

June 4, 2021

You’ve probably heard of cervical screening (sometimes called cervical smears, pap tests or pap smears). It is important that we (women) all get cervical smears regularly to reduce our risk

May 28, 2021

Have you ever thought about your fertility and until when you will be considered fertile? At what point should I explore a fertility test? Or until when do I not

May 25, 2021

I don’t know about you, but I left school very confused about my own fertility. There seemed to be two conflicting messages: In “sex education” the message seemed to be

May 11, 2021

Have you noticed that your energy levels or ability to exercise changes throughout the month? Sometimes exercise just seems way too hard and sometimes you feel great! It might be

April 28, 2021

The first thing to say is that vaginal discharge is normal! All women have discharge sometimes and it can change depending on your menstrual cycle as well as other factors.

April 19, 2021

PMS, or premenstrual syndrome is the bane of many women’s life, on top of their monthly period. It is thought approximately 85% of women experience PMS symptoms at some point

April 14, 2021

Periods, that one thing that happens to women around once a month, unless they're irregular. Yep, not even the one thing that's supposed to show up once a month can

March 13, 2021

As the pandemic - and lockdown - rumbles on, we need as many reasons to celebrate in 2021 as possible. Lucky then, that March 8th is International Women’s Day, celebrating

March 8, 2021

Every 28 days or so, it’s always the same thing; sore boobs, feeling ratty, the odd breakout, the need for cake and that heavy feeling. That heavy feeling, where you

February 2, 2021

The dreaded time of the month; where we battle mood swings, bloating, eating our body weight in sugar and, worst of all, pain. The lucky ones amongst us might experience

January 27, 2021

I have had Carpal Tunnel surgery on both of my hands. Up until that moment, I wasn't even sure I knew what Carpal Tunnel was. I suppose in my head

November 24, 2020

We’ve been having our periods since we were teenagers, but that doesn’t mean our bodies get used to the changes it brings every month. Instead the rollercoaster of hormones brings

October 30, 2020

Breast cancer is the most common, and aggressive cancer in women, no matter the age or race. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, an annual international health campaign organized by

October 23, 2020

The menopause! Darlings, it’s going to happen to all of us. No matter how much we don’t want to, eventually we will all go through it.

We live in the 21st century, and women’s life expectancy is about 87-90 years, but the menopause is still a taboo subject. Thankfully, there is now more information around the menopause than for previous generations, but it’s still something that is, in general, not really talked about.

So what is it about the menopause that many women fear?

October 18, 2020

Darlings, I’ve got some bad news for you. When you reach 40 or the dreaded menopause, whichever hits first, your body will begin to change. Fact! What changes could happen

September 9, 2020

I don’t think I’ve ever known someone who hasn't complained about their period. For as much as menstruation is a brilliant, natural occurrence, it is also, as many of us

September 7, 2020

Please note, this is a repurposed article, based upon 2 articles written by Dr Nicky Keay and first published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine on 8 February 2019

September 6, 2020

Having a baby floods your emotions with love and joy, but what if they are replaced by feelings of despair, loneliness and guilt? And what if that glowing pride and

September 3, 2020

Today we're talking Chronic fatigue syndrome diagnosis and treatment. Don't know what chronic fatigue syndrome is? Chronic fatigue syndrome, also know as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), is described as a long

August 30, 2020

What is Period Tracking? Period tracking involves feeding information into apps or keeping notes on your calendar about when you have your period and what it was like. This enables

August 22, 2020

I don't have children, I never wanted to have children and I am now of an age where the odds of me having children are slim to none. It has

August 21, 2020

Periods aren’t flexible; they arrive on your birthday, or the day you planned to wear a white skirt. They don’t take a break for holidays or your honeymoon. And just

August 13, 2020

We don’t always get to plan pregnancies; they have a tendency to come along just when we’ve got our dream job or are in the middle of a house renovation.

August 2, 2020

Ah the Menopause. What do you think about it? What can we expect from menopause? Are you absolutely dreading it, because it means you are heading into middle-age and can

July 30, 2020

The phenomenon of period syncing, otherwise known as the McClintock effect, is not recognised within the scientific and medical fields . And yet, there is a whole heap of anecdotal

July 22, 2020

Hell hath no fury like a woman asked if she is on her period when she's angry... I mean... don't people realise that it's the week before our periods when

July 12, 2020

Is the stereotype of a heart attack a middle aged man, collapsed on the ground clutching his chest? If I'm honest that is what I think of, most of the

July 9, 2020

Our period health is important on so many levels, not just because regular periods means everything is working as it should, but also because it gives us a snapshot of

June 11, 2020

The relationship with your period is complex, she’s your faithful friend who turns up every month, plays havoc with your hormones, makes your breasts feel like bruises and treats you

May 6, 2020

When you have finally curated your skin routine after researching and listening to all the advice. You now know your skin type and can finally have a healthy friendship with

May 1, 2020

Hey darlings, remember that time we got *really* into detail on the topic of your menstrual cycle? As we discussed back then, though one week of it in particular receives

April 16, 2020

On average, a woman will have five hundred periods throughout her lifetime, which is to say, slightly mind boggling and exhausting to think about. Periods take a toll on a lot of aspects

March 31, 2020

Yes, it’s time to talk hot flashes, the dreaded symptom waiting for all of us as we approach menopause. In an earlier article I talked about the trials and tribulations of perimenopause, but this

March 23, 2020

Do you know what the psoas muscles are darlings?  Excuse me, what now?  Those were my words exactly. No idea what it was, or indeed how to pronounce psoas muscles. So let’s

February 26, 2020

Actually though, you’re not in full menopause until you’ve gone without a period for 12 months. The irregularity, mood swings, hot flashes that you’ve been experiencing way before that 12-month drought of periods

February 23, 2020

This post will cover the important topic of new mums anxiety. It is important to remember that you're not alone, all new mums are anxious. The good news is you

February 13, 2020

We are finally talking more about menstruation, but this is essentially only a quarter of the reality. In actual fact, if you menstruate, then little is more powerful than understanding

January 24, 2020

All you women out there, what area of health do you worry about?  The assumed role of women is predominantly that of care-giver. But, whilst we’re very good at taking care

January 13, 2020

In the UK, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during their lifetime and 400 men are diagnosed every year. These statistics highlight just how

December 29, 2019

Sadly, there are many women out there who either aren’t in a position to have children or maybe for medical reasons they aren’t able to conceive, but so desperately desire

November 12, 2019

I was reading what is happening in the world outside of my bubble and came across the choice of Childfree. It intrigued me. Well, I have heard of those who

October 30, 2019

Gynaecological health, otherwise known as the health surrounding the female genitalia, is a topic that often makes women (and men) feel uncomfortable or embarrassed. However, this needs to be changed,

October 10, 2019

Mama, how are you feeling today? Have you eaten, showered, brushed your hair, wait! And your teeth?! Sounds like a lot huh? For the modern day Mama, juggling Work, Home

September 5, 2019

Periods, a natural bodily function that occurs with all women on the planet. With period cycles ranging from 28 to 31 days, for the majority of a girl’s life. This sometimes

August 14, 2019

We live in a very highly consumable society where cheap fashion is readily available to us. However, this is no good for our planet as these clothes are often unethically

August 21, 2018
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Unusual early pregnancy symptoms

Weird early pregnancy symptoms Are you pregnant? Or wondering if you might be pregnant? Are you experiencing symptoms and wondering if they are normal or not? Today we are going...