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Fertility Awareness for Natural Birth Control or Pregnancy Achievement

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An Honest Review of Proov Progesterone Tests

Note: I use a fertility awareness based method known as the sympto-thermal 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. Interested in testing your progesterone at home? Proov tests check levels of the hormone progesterone in the urine. We produce this hormone after ovulation. If you are a […]

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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 devices that can be used with a fertility awareness based method to avoid or achieve pregnancy. […]

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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, have alerted me to some common mistakes that new charters make. I outline what these are […]

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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 than work against our fertility. Almost every person who I’ve seen read #takingchargeofyourfertility or take a […]

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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 bodies work so that we can modify our behavior rather than our biology. Hormonal birth control […]

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My Experience Becoming a Certified Fertility Awareness Teacher

In early October 2019, I finished my double check sympto-thermal method teacher training through the Natural Family Planning Teachers Association (NFPTA). NFPTA is headquartered in England, but the organization certifies teachers internationally through an asynchronous online course. Women can certify alone, or they can certify with their spouse. The course is offered in celcius, but American teachers can chart their own cycles in farenheit. One of the things that makes […]

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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 last cycle. Pearl is a product marketing to women who are trying to conceive (TTC). The […]

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