Chrissy Teigen is an American model known for appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated and various other magazines. In 2013, this goddess married singing sensation John Legend in a gorgeous intimate ceremony in Italy.

Despite their busy professional lives, Teigen revealed that she has always wanted to be a mother. In an interview, the model admitted that she and her singer husband wanted to have kids before they got married, but they faced several hurdles which delayed their joy.

The struggles to conceive 

Teigen is known for her outspoken ways, but Legend and her remained silent about their taxing struggles to become parents. The couple had been trying to conceive for years, much before they even tied the knot. 

Teigen admitted that the couple had visited fertility doctors for help. The model met Legend when she was 20 years old. This meeting blossomed into a long-term relationship, which finally had them saying “I do” in 2013. Through the course of this relationship, the couple was always very keen to have children. Once they tied the knot, Teigen stated that questions about expanding their family poured in from all directions. She stated that she was upset because these people did not know how hard it was for a woman to struggle with conceiving.

The model has always been very active on social media, but she would hold back from sharing her struggles with her fans. She believed that it was never the right time nor place for her to disclose those details. The couple, however, admitted that their inner circle knew of their struggles, but word never got out. They stated that they have always been open about their issues with their close friends and family members, but the matter was never made public. Teigen had to undergo several IVF injections as part of her struggle to conceive.

And the good news is here 

In October 2015, Teigen and Legend uploaded a heartwarming picture of themselves announcing that they are finally pregnant. Teigen uploaded the picture of the happy couple on a social media site and captioned it “John and I are so happy to announce that we are pregnant.”

When Teigen revealed her struggles with pregnancy, several other women reached out to her and opened up about their fertility issues. Reports state that up to 11 percent of adults in America face issues with fertility. If you have also been struggling to have a baby, know that you are not alone. Track your ovulation cycle through the month using the KNOWHEN® Saliva Ovulation Test to identify the best days to try to get pregnant. It will make conceiving that much easier for you. 

About Helen Denise

Helen is a fertility advocator on a mission to reach women trying to conceive or searching for a natural family planning solution, and give them a tool to understand their unique ovulation cycle.  She passionately believes women need to know that with the right information, they have the power to control their fertility, naturally expedite the conception process or identify the right time to ask a doctor for help. Helen is also the CEO of HiLin Life Products, makers of the KNOWHEN® Ovulation Test and Fertility Monitor.

By Helen Denise, CEO, HiLin Life Products, Inc.

The Plan B pill is used when a woman has unprotected sex and fear of pregnancy is constantly on her mind. As one OBGYN doctor told me – “Have no fear, the Plan B pill will take care of any mistakes and save the day”. Even more, this doctor told me that there’s no real health risk and at worst it could make your periods irregular.

Doesn’t this sound great?

 

When you and your partner crawl into bed, are you finding yourself more inclined towards sleep than sexy time? You may be suffering from a low libido without even realizing it! Luckily, there is a simple, effective (and delicious) solution to this problem and you can find it in your local grocery store. Keep reading for a list of foods that have been proven to lend a helping hand between the sheets:

Avocados – Just as with bananas, avocados have a healthy dose of potassium to keep lethargy at bay. This super food also has a good dose of the B6 vitamin, which is linked to healthy hormone regulation.

Bananas – Not only do these potassium-rich fruits keep your energy up at peak levels, they have also been found to contain a hormone specifically linked to male arousal. Done and done.

Chili Peppers – The ingredient in chilies that makes it so spicy – capsaicin – has been linked with an increased libido. When you eat these spicy vegetables, chemicals are released that raise your heart rate and blood flow, while endorphins start pumping through your body, giving you a natural high.

Nuts – A great source of protein and healthy fat, nuts regulate your man’s hormone levels so they are all balanced out. Also, almonds have been found to have a particularly positive effect on women – just smelling something almond scented can put them in the mood.

Oysters – A famous aphrodisiac, oysters are a great choice when you want to heat things up in the bedroom. There are two factors involved here: dopamine and zinc. Dopamine will improve your mood and increase your libido and zinc is helpful in sperm production and has been shown to increase testosterone levels.

Red Wine – Jam packed with antioxidants, red wine increases your blood flow, so a glass or two can turn you on and make you more sensitive to touch. Bottom line – hotter sex.



 

Like any type of relationship building process, it takes time and effort. Taking control of your sex life doesn't necessarily mean whipping out the handcuffs and blindfolds. Here are 7 subtle and effective ways to not only take control in the bedroom but improve your relationship: