“Fertility awareness is simply a means of understanding human reproduction. It’s based on the observation and charting of scientifically proven fertility signs that determine whether or not a woman is fertile on any given day.” – Toni Weschler, Taking Charge of Your Fertility
In a culture that teaches us to undervalue and overlook the natural (and amazing) functions of the female body, women are often unaware that they have a right to understand how their bodies work – and a choice when it comes to managing their reproductive health and achieving their family planning goals. I’m here because I want you to know that you do.
Fertility awareness (FA) is the basis for natural family planning, as well as a springboard for women to track and maintain their overall health. Essentially, fertility awareness gives women a deep knowledge of how their bodies work by helping them understand and interpret their cycles.
When fertility awareness is coupled with specific protocols, the result is powerful fertility awareness based methods (FABMs) of family planning – also known as natural birth control – that can be effectively utilized both to achieve and avoid pregnancy.
FABMs (aka natural family planning) are scientifically-proven methods that teach women to identify their fertile and infertile days by charting their cervical mucus, basal body temperature, and/or hormones. To learn more about various fertility awareness methods, go here.
FA quick facts:
- All females from pre-puberty through peri-menopause can benefit from learning fertility awareness.
- Your cycle is a vital sign – like your temperature, blood pressure, and pulse – and provides you with essential information about your health and fertility.
- FA empowers teens (yes, teens!) and women with modern and evidence-based body literacy.
- Fertility awareness is not the rudimentary rhythm method.
- Family planning methods that are based on FA have a rate of up to 99.4% effectiveness when taught by an instructor and used to prevent or postpone pregnancy.
Sounds amazing, right?! Because it is.
Maybe you’re tired of the side effects of hormonal contraceptives, and safety is just as important to you as effectiveness. Maybe you’re looking for a deeper answer to the female health issues that you’re suffering from – an answer that goes beyond the Pill.
Or maybe you’ve been using natural family planning for years, but you’d like to try a fresh method. Maybe you also want your daughter to understand the power of her fertility and how to be in tune with her body as her cycles develop.
Girl, you’re in the right place.
I believe in your God-given feminine genius. You, my friend, are more than capable of learning the workings of your body, saying no to artificial contraception, and pursuing health and family planning naturally. So what are you waiting for?
Hey & Welcome!
In case we haven’t met yet, I’m Lydia, a health coach and certified fertility awareness educator. I absolutely love coaching women and teens towards a better understanding of the power of female fertility, and a love of authentic femininity.
I’m so glad you’re here! You can read more about me and the mission of Altogether Beautiful here. Whether you’re a veteran NFP-er or a fertility awareness newbie, I hope you’ll stick around. You are welcome here. 🙂
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