Believe In Yourself!

Believe In Yourself!

There are so many apps, devices, and discussion groups floating around the interwebs these days that it’s enough to make a person wonder if they can really be successful with charting on their own. What app should you use? What discussion board will be most helpful? Can you really do it without some kind of device to back you up?

Five Tips For Dealing With Erratic Temperatures

Five Tips For Dealing With Erratic Temperatures

When you’re charting your cycles you can confirm ovulation has passed when you see three temperatures higher than the previous six. The difficulty with this is that a lot of women don’t have a clear temperature shift and it can be confusing. This is especially important for women trying to avoid pregnancy so they can consider themselves to be infertile again and confidently go back to unprotected sex.

Here are five tips for dealing with erratic temperatures.

Fertility Awareness And HIV

Fertility Awareness And HIV

Today (December 1) is World AIDS Day. A day to remember that people around the world are still living with HIV and still dying from AIDS-related illnesses.

How is HIV related to fertility awareness? All women have decisions to make regarding contraception, planning for pregnancy, being sexual with their partners, and their relationship with their bodies, and these are all impacted by living with HIV.

Fertility Awareness Is As Effective As The Pill!

Fertility Awareness Is As Effective As The Pill!

One of the most common myths about the Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) is that it doesn’t work to prevent pregnancy. And when women are learning how to use it they always want to know how effective it is. At perfect use, it’s 99.6% effective, as good as hormonal contraception! (something a lot of people don’t know).

So how do we know this? Science! Keep reading to see the research that backs this up.

The Three Signs Of Fertility

The Three Signs Of Fertility

As I said in my How To Chart (Quick & Dirty Version) article, the practice of using Fertility Awareness Methods (FAM) involves monitoring your body’s signs of fertility.

The three signs of fertility that can be monitored are cervical mucus, basal body temperature, and cervical position. I now want to explain in a bit more detail how this works and why you need to look at these particular body signs.

How To Chart (Quick & Dirty Version)

How To Chart (Quick & Dirty Version)

So you’ve heard about charting your fertility or using the fertility awareness method (FAM) and you’re wondering what it actually looks like. Is it easy or hard? Take a lot of time or a little?

While it may seem a bit overwhelming, I promise you that it’s really simple, and once you get into the habit of doing it it’ll be as simple as brushing your teeth.

Here’s how to chart in three easy steps.

What Is Cervical Mucus?

What Is Cervical Mucus?

I keep talking about cervical mucus, so I want to make sure that it’s clear what I’m referring to.

Cervical mucus is a type of fluid that your body makes when you are fertile (close to ovulation). This is a magical fluid because it allows sperm to live up to five whole days inside the woman’s reproductive tract. This is why it’s so important to know what it is and how to interpret it, because knowing this will allow you to know when you can (or cannot) get pregnant in each menstrual cycle.