Exclusive Event for Health Activists: "When to See a Reproductive Endocrinologist: 7 Key Factors", with Glenn Schattman, MD, Cornell University
- Valuable insight to help women online to make informed decisions
- In-depth medical updates - usually reserved for physicians – about the factors that all TTC women should consider
- Exclusive direct access to Dr. Schattman during our live Q&A session
Here at WEGO Health we’re always looking for great new resources – sites we know our community members will find helpful and informative. So we’ve created a new series, “WEGO Health Loves”, to share some of our favorite sites for Health Activists.
Check back every week to see our latest crush. We hope you love them just as much as we do!
Websites: Fertile Hope and Remarkable Robbie
Blogging for: 2 + years
Occupation: Network support, but currently a stay-at-home mom for the next year
Favorite food: “I could eat Mexican food everyday!”
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“Stick with it until you’ve exhausted your options. And if your journey doesn’t end with a biological child, don’t feel defeated. You’re a solider in the battle. You matter.”
Spotlight: Rachel Gurevich
Websites: About.com: Fertility and rachelgurevich.com
On the web: since 1999 (for About.com since 2008)
Favorite vacation spot: “My favorite vacation spot is a place you have probably never heard of – Tzipori Cottages in Israel. You get an entire cottage to yourself, it’s quiet, it’s beautiful. It has a loft, a small kitchen, a cozy bedroom, a Jacuzzi, a porch with a view… and in the morning, they bring your breakfast in a basket, with local cheese and breads and veggies and… oh my G-d. I love it there!!”
Blog: The Well Time Period
Blogging Since: 2003
What prompted you to start your blog?
Correcting mainstream-media misinformation about reproductive health issues, in particular contraception and menstrual management (my areas of interest) is was started it all.
Helping women make informed medical decisions, by disseminating complete and correct repro health information, debunking the noxious propaganda targeted at female patients of repro age, and combating the relentless politicization of women’s healthcare followed in short order .
Primary blog: The Tales of Mama Bean
Secondary blog: Mommy Spice
How long have you been blogging? I’ve been blogging online for nine years, but I didn’t start this particular blog until my pregnancy in 2007.
Occupation Stay-at-home mom, part-time transcription editor.
What made you start blogging?
I began blogging on Open Diary nine years ago. I was 16 and wanted to vent out some teenage angst. I’ve always loved connecting with people online, because there’s a certain wall there that makes it easier to share personal or sensitive information about yourself. When I got pregnant, I really wanted to chronicle it for myself as well as share my experiences with others, so I started The Tales of Mama Bean.
Spotlight: Toni Weschler
Author of the books: Taking Charge of Your Fertility and Cycle Savvy (The Smart Teen’s Guide to the Mysteries of Her Body)
How did you first become interested in reproductive health?
I spent my college years dealing with the physical ramifications, side effects and hassles of traditional birth control. In addition, I kept thinking that I was having monthly vaginal infections. It wasn’t until I happened upon a class on the Fertility Awareness Method when I was 27 years old that I realized that what I had perceived as recurring infections was, in fact, absolutely normal, healthy cervical fluid that my body produces every cycle when I am about to release an egg.
Stirrup Queens is a fabulous resource for those dealing with infertility and pregnancy loss. Melissa, the writer, holds a weekly Q&A on Tuesdays called Barron Advice and she has a great site map. She covers everything from diagnosis, to surgery to meds – make sure to check it out.
The Well-Timed Period is devoted to contraception and family-planning options. Make sure to check out the right nav for resources on birth control methods, medblogs, and ob/gyn journals.