Sunday, November 27, 2005

Fertility Symbols, Charms and Folklore

Sometimes you get so desperate that you start to look for folk cures for infertility. It's not like trying to conceive is anywhere near a scientific experience as doctors make out anyway. From stupid rituals like putting your butt on pillows after BD to pregnant women avoiding women who have miscarriages, it's all a lot of superstition that surrounds and weaves through the fertility process. So, why stop with basel temp taking when you can wear a rabbit charm and it might even make you feel better. Whatever keeps you going.

Fertility Charms from

Meanings of symbols & designs used in Native American arts & crafts

Fertility Symbols T-shirts from Materni-Tees

Fertility Folklore

Patron Saints against sterility or barrenness

Alternative Infertility Therapies -- Bach Flower Essences and Color

Hirsutism (Abnormal Hairiness in Women)

Here are a few links I've collected about Hirsutism, a common condition of abnormal hair growth for women with PCOS but there are other conditions associated with it as well. The key thing is that usually the woman's body is producing too many androgens (male hormones, in particular testosterone) due to some sort of hormonal imbalance.

Hisurtism (eMedicine)

Evaluation of Excessive Hair Growth (Hirsutism)

Hirsutism - Causes and treatments

Hirsutism and hyperandrogenism in women