Tips for Charting While Traveling

Cassie Moriarty by Cassie Moriarty

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It’s the time of year for making cookies, wrapping presents, lots of parties, and you guessed it—traveling. Traveling (and the stress often associated with it) can not only affect your cycles, but it can provide obstacles for charting. Here are some practical tips for charting while traveling this holiday season. Don’t forget to pack the […]

Canada’s Latest Investigation of Essure Reveals the Lasting Harms of Quickly Prescribed Birth-Control Implants

Gabriella Patti by Gabriella Patti

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We’ve known for a while that the birth-control implant Essure is responsible for causing severe side effects and health problems for women including sterilization, extreme sweating, bleeding, blood clots and chronic pain. This past week, this information was affirmed by an investigative report from the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC). According to the CBC, “as of […]

How to Practice Self-Care Throughout Your Cycle

Julia Hogan by Julia Hogan

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Have you ever noticed you feel different physically and emotionally at different points in your menstrual cycle? For example, you might feel full of energy and optimistic at one point in your cycle while you might feel lethargic and low at another point. If you chart your cycle with Fertility Awareness-Based Methods (FABM), you can […]

Blood Clots and Hormonal Birth Control

Lindsay Schlegel by Lindsay Schlegel

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Among the side effects of hormonal birth control that have made news in recent years is the increased risk of blood clots, which are painful, dangerous, and at times fatal. How serious is this concern? Everyone’s got an opinion. Bad News for Anyone The fact of the matter is that blood clots are bad news, […]

Dipping Your Toes Into Fertility Awareness Via Mood Tracking

by Grace Stark

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Mood tracking is a hot topic these days. The interest in mood tracking is perhaps fueled by the recent focus in the media and in health care on mental health, and by the explosion in popularity in mood tracking methods like bullet journaling and mood-tracking mobile apps. For people with mental health or emotional issues, […]

A Case for Organic Birth Control

Cassie Moriarty by Cassie Moriarty

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There are any number of reasons why women switch from hormonal contraception to a Fertility Awareness-Based Method, but the whole “not putting synthetic hormones in my body” bit is often the most popular. By regularly ovulating, women protect their future bone and heart health, often find better intimacy, improve their gut health, lower their risk […]

The Ultimate Guide to the Effectiveness of Evidence-Based FABMs

Lindsay Schlegel by Lindsay Schlegel

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When it comes to selecting a fertility based-awareness method (FABM) of natural family planning, there’s one question that’s of utmost importance: does it work? With the evidence-based FABMs being used today, the answer is a resounding yes, despite what popular opinion and perhaps even your doctor would have you think. There are two things to […]

Closing the Gap in the Medical Community on Fertility Awareness: 3 Practical Things You Can Do

Cassie Moriarty by Cassie Moriarty

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At Natural Womanhood, we often receive emails from people who wonder why they never heard the science of Fertility Awareness-Based Methods (FABM) before. They’re looking up a health condition, for instance, and they read how fertility awareness and natural family planning can serve them in their health goals. Well, recently we received an email from […]

When Getting Off the Pill Isn’t So Simple

Lindsay Schlegel by Lindsay Schlegel

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Dr. Jolene Brighten was on the Pill for 10 years before she realized the damage it was doing to her system. Her gastrointestinal issues and mood swings were creating real challenges in her everyday life, but her doctor told her they were all in her head. When she finally went off the Pill, she had […]

How Fertility Awareness Can Help with Healthy Libido

Cassie Moriarty by Cassie Moriarty

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Low libido can be a bit of an embarrassing topic for many, but it’s actually a pretty common physiological condition. It’s even considered normal in certain seasons of a woman’s reproductive life. So can you know the difference between what is normal vs. what’s not? And can anything be done? Yes, and yes. Let’s step […]