Tag: reproductive health

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

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

An Honest Review of Tempdrop

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, women … Continue reading An Honest Review of Tempdrop

Why Fertility Awareness Can Be a Feminist Choice

In this blog, I'm going to refute some of the arguments against fertility awareness. At the risk of losing some of my audience immediately, I have included the word feminist in this blog title. A while back, I got into an argument in a Facebook comment section with someone who was offended by this article … Continue reading Why Fertility Awareness Can Be a Feminist Choice