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 theContinue 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”

Shortcut charting, or “Wait… I don’t have to take my temperature every day?”

Many people come into FAM overwhelmed by all the data that they have to collect daily. It can be a bit of a turn off for those new to the method. They may wonder why they have to check their cervical mucus ALL day and then set an alarm on top of that. When youContinue reading “Shortcut charting, or “Wait… I don’t have to take my temperature every day?””

An Honest Review of Tempdrop

Did you know that there are now wearable basal body temperature thermometers? A few such as iFertracker, Ava, and Tempdrop are now on the market. In this blog, I will review the Tempdrop device. Tempdrop is a wearable basal body temperature thermometer that came onto the market in 2017. Rather than setting an alarm, womenContinue reading “An Honest Review of Tempdrop”

Free Downloadable Paper Charts

I created some #NFPTA inspired paper charts. These charts can also be used for methods like Taking Charge of Your Fertility, Sensiplan, and other STMs (like the one I teach) too. I always have trouble finding charts without temperature scales. As someone with lower temperatures than average, the standard temperature scale just doesn’t work forContinue reading “Free Downloadable Paper Charts”

Why I Do Not Suggest Using Natural Cycles

Natural Cycles costs around $10 a month, or $80 a year. The app claims to be able to tell you when you are and when you aren’t fertile by using basal body temperature (ovulation strips are optional). This claim is not true. Natural Cycles only has a 93% typical use efficacy rating. After my experience,Continue reading “Why I Do Not Suggest Using Natural Cycles”

Top 3 Fertility Awareness Mobile Charting Apps

One of the first steps many women take when starting their charting journey is downloading a period app. However, not all apps are created equal. A quick search in the app store comes up with dozens of apps. Sadly, very few of them are suitable for those using NFP or FAM. Most are just formsContinue reading “Top 3 Fertility Awareness Mobile Charting Apps”