Tag: natural family planning

Embracing Our Bodies with Fertility Awareness

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 … Continue reading Embracing Our Bodies with Fertility Awareness

My Experience Becoming a Certified Fertility Awareness Teacher

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 … Continue reading My Experience Becoming a Certified Fertility Awareness Teacher

An Honest Review of Pearl Fertility Kit

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 … Continue reading An Honest Review of Pearl Fertility Kit

Interview With My Fertility Awareness Method Partner

There are many interviews with women online who use FAM, but there are not many resources interviewing the male partners of these women. What is online is mostly interviews with religious men. While this may be useful for religious folks, I think there needs to be more information from the secular side of things. In … Continue reading Interview With My Fertility Awareness Method Partner

Now Opening Enrollment For December 2019 Fertility Awareness Course

Now Opening Enrollment For December 2019 Fertility Awareness Course

I am so excited to be offering this new course for those interested in learning the symptothermal method of fertility awareness. The method I teach is based on the rules studies by Sensiplan. You can read about this study here. I found fertility awareness after 7 years on the pill, and it really rocked my … Continue reading Now Opening Enrollment For December 2019 Fertility Awareness Course

Your Guide To Getting Started With Charting Your Menstrual Cycle

Your Guide To Getting Started With Charting Your Menstrual Cycle

One of the most common questions I get in my inbox is how to get started with the fertility awareness method. This post outlines all the different ways you can learn to chart. First and foremost, I will do a shameless plug for learning with me. My course opens in late September 2019. I will … Continue reading Your Guide To Getting Started With Charting Your Menstrual Cycle

Why We Should Talk About Cervical Mucus: Breaking the Taboo, Femtech, and Understanding our Bodies

Why We Should Talk About Cervical Mucus: Breaking the Taboo, Femtech, and Understanding our Bodies

Fertility awareness is garnering more attention than ever before. Companies like Natural Cycles, Ava, and Daysy** have made FAM more mainstream through advertisements. These femtech companies lure women in with a promise of an alternative, natural method of contraception that doesn't involve hormones. While I am thankful that these companies have gained FAM more attention, … Continue reading Why We Should Talk About Cervical Mucus: Breaking the Taboo, Femtech, and Understanding our Bodies