Placenta Encapsulation

In this episode we discuss placenta encapsulation with certified doula, child birth educator and placenta encapsulator, Anne Ferguson. We learn about the process, the purpose and tips for those interested in having their placenta encapsulated.

Women's College Vibes

Ova spent time with ladies at an all-women’s campus in MN. You will be happy to hear that the campus provides free tampons and pads in all bathrooms. We discussed birth control--selecting the right one, insurance coverage and parental consent.

What is the Pelvic Floor?

Do you pee a little when you sneeze or get sudden urges to pee? How did it feel to have sex after having a baby? Your pelvic floor plays a significant role in sex, urination and bowel movements. We had the opportunity to connect with the wonderful physical therapist, Beth Stegora from Hennepin County Medical Center to learn more about the pelvic floor. In this episode we learn about the pelvic floor and common issues women might experience with the pelvic floor. 

Overcoming Challenges Before Pregnancy

One of Ova's pioneer mamas shares the challenges she and her partner faced before deciding to have their first child. This is a powerful story of how overcoming addiction can strengthen communication and trust. What challenges did you and your partner overcome before deciding to have kids? 

Ova Men

When it comes to destigmatizing women's health, men are a large part of the equation. We got the opportunity to talk to several men about why it's important for men to understand women's health.

When to Have a Baby

How do you know when it's the right time to have kids? This is such a personal decision. Linely shares with you her top 5 reasons why she isn't ready to have a bambino and Elise shares with you her top 5 reasons for why she is ready.

Self Care: Luxury or Necessity?

When my husband relapsed into active alcoholism about four years ago, I felt like I was on high alert all the time, looking after someone who couldn't look after himself, let alone me. The vigilance and worry seemed to take away all my energy, and yet it was still hard to relax or even sleep. 

How Much Does a Baby Cost?

Becoming parents is expensive! Elise and her partner Martin go over all of the estimated first year costs of having a baby in Minneapolis. We want to hear from all of the parents out there. How much did the first year cost you? What did we leave out? What did we overestimate? Please leave a comment below.

LENA Cup Review

Wondering which menstrual cup to try? Thinking about replacing your old menstrual cup? Well, Ova worked with 30 women to review the LENA Cup, a newish menstrual cup. 80% of the women who were already using a menstrual cup preferred LENA to their current brand and 90% of the first time users said they would continue to use LENA. Watch the video to learn more. 

Religion + Intimate Health

Linley and Elise come from different religious backgrounds, but find a lot of commonality when it comes to intimate health issues. How have your religious beliefs shaped your outlook on intimate health issues? How can intimate health bring us together as women?