Why You Should Be Cautious About Calendar-Based Methods (Daysy, Natural Cycles, DOT)

Calendar methods get a really bad rap in the fertility awareness communities. A lot of this is for a very good reason. When the calendar rhythm method was discovered in the 1930s, it was revolutionary. However, since then, we have discovered real-time fertility signs such as cervical mucus, basal body temperature, and urinary testing. ToContinue reading “Why You Should Be Cautious About Calendar-Based Methods (Daysy, Natural Cycles, DOT)”

Perceived Risk Taking and FABM Use: User’s Perspectives

The following data was collected with permission from 255 total FABM users. Select responses that are representative of the data have been included. At the end of this article, I will draw some possible conclusions from the data. The intentions data in this survey were based on this document. For FABM instructors:  I hope thisContinue reading “Perceived Risk Taking and FABM Use: User’s Perspectives”

What is Walking Sensation?: How to Check for Vulval Sensation While Going About Your Day

This article was originally published on fertilityawarenessmethodofbirthcontrol.com While some fertility awareness based methods use wiping sensation, a large majority of sympto-thermal methods (as well as mucus-only methods such as the Billings Ovulation Method) use some variation of walking sensation.  Walking sensation is the feeling someone experiences at the vulva while going about their day to dayContinue reading “What is Walking Sensation?: How to Check for Vulval Sensation While Going About Your Day”

In Defense of Mucus-Only Methods (Specifically Billings Ovulation Method)

In the fertility awareness world, there are many misconceptions about mucus-only methods. While I cannot speak to mucus-only methods that I have not trained in, I can speak for what I have learned in training in the Billings Ovulation Method. There is so much history of the development of the method that I cannot touchContinue reading “In Defense of Mucus-Only Methods (Specifically Billings Ovulation Method)”

An Honest Review of Proov Progesterone Tests

Note: I use a fertility awareness based method known as the Billings Ovulation Method with additional hormonal crosschecks to avoid pregnancy. The product can be used for both trying to conceive and crosschecking with a standard fertility awareness based methods for avoiding pregnancy. Are you interested in testing your progesterone at home? Proov tests checkContinue reading “An Honest Review of Proov Progesterone Tests”

Cool Femtech that You Can Use (With FAM) to Avoid or Achieve Pregnancy

As you probably know if you have read any of my previous critiques of femtech, I am often wary of it. However, there are some devices and tools that I can 100% get behind because they allow user interpretation or are a part of a fertility awareness based method. The following list is of devicesContinue reading “Cool Femtech that You Can Use (With FAM) to Avoid or Achieve Pregnancy”

Top 3 Charting Mistakes When Beginning Fertility Awareness

I’ve been moderating a rather large Facebook group for fertility awareness charters for over a year and a half now (26,000 members and climbing, join here!), and before that I constantly scrolled through the Kindara community charts very regularly. These experiences in various FAM communities, as well as my certification as a FAM instructor, haveContinue reading “Top 3 Charting Mistakes When Beginning Fertility Awareness”

Why did I choose to become a fertility awareness instructor?

Why did I choose to become a fertility awareness educator? Fertility awareness is the sex education I wish I learned in middle school. When women actually learn how their fertility works, they learn that getting pregnant is not as easy as the drop of a hat. We learn to appreciate and live with rather thanContinue reading “Why did I choose to become a fertility awareness instructor?”

Embracing Our Bodies with Fertility Awareness

In contrast to hormonal birth control, fertility awareness asks us to change nothing about our bodies. There are no harmful side effects, but there is the beneficial side effect of actually ovulating. Ovulation is good for your health, and I believe that we as women have the #righttoovulate Fertility awareness teaches us how our bodiesContinue reading “Embracing Our Bodies with Fertility Awareness”

An Honest Review of Pearl Fertility Kit

I tried the Pearl Fertility Kit. During my first kit, I got a little confused when the kit did not seem to line up with my fertility signs. However, I contacted Pearl Fertility and they were super helpful. They sent me another kit for free, and it worked perfectly when I tried it this lastContinue reading “An Honest Review of Pearl Fertility Kit”