If you have a cervix, you know about cervical mucus. You may not want to admit it because it’s not something we talk about very often but cervical mucus is how we know that our vaginal health is A.OK!
Inductions: you may have heard of them. Around 25% of women choose to be induced for a myriad of reasons. So how do doctors know if this is a good choice for you? How can they be sure that baby is ready for birth? One way to plan for a successful induction is by calculating the womens bishop score.
What the heck is a bishop's score?
When I got married to my sweet husband we had a plan! I was on birth control and we were thrilled to start our married life together. I was starting a new job, and at the time we had a long term plan to wait two or three years to have children. We were thrilled about the prospect of having a growing family within the next few years but the idea of relishing in newlywed bliss was something we were very much looking forward to.
No one tells you that birth control can sometimes fail. And sometimes user error is the reason for that failure. And sometimes the user doesn't even realize that they are the reason for the failure.
I was the user that failed to use the birth control correctly and therefore, one day, I realized that something wasn't right. My breakfast smelled terrible and it was making me gag. That had never happened before. (click here to read more!)