Sex is a party and my hormones ARE invited

Kathleen Taylor by Kathleen Taylor

“Planning your family naturally. It sounds nice, but unrealistic right?  Aren’t there easier options out there?” These thoughts have gone through my head time and time again, and honestly, sometimes they still do. Why bother? My husband and I started using natural family planning out of respect for my body and what sex was. Here […]

From bliss to the edge of death: how the Pill almost killed me

Libby Leonard by Libby Leonard

I will never forget the night my life changed forever. That night, I woke up with a deep stabbing pain in my chest. Each breath felt like a thin knife in my lungs. Even today, I cannot understand how a completely healthy 25-year-old woman could suffer the blow I discovered that night. This is my […]

Natural Family Planning: love unfiltered

Cassie Moriarty by Cassie Moriarty

If you are wondering whether natural family planning or fertility awareness is for you, read on. If you have been on this road for a number of months and question it, read on. Last week we asked our readers to share their experiences in deciding to use NFP, learning it, and actually using it. We were grateful […]

The sincere guide to promoting NFP

Cassie Moriarty by Cassie Moriarty

The dance of intimacy

It’s almost NFP Awareness week (July 23)! It’s easy to get swept away in NFP promotion and forget that it’s not always a breezy journey for everyone. So here we have laid out the guide to promoting Natural Family Planning without the rose-colored glasses. The three most important things to keep in mind when sharing […]

Unexplained infertility is not always unexplainable

Amy Beckley by Amy Beckley

In my first blog I explained the stages of grief I went through when dealing with my infertility. But it didn’t end there. Here is the rest of the story. My husband and I were told we had to be actively trying to conceive for one year before we could seek medical help for infertility, […]

How Fertility Awareness helps detect vaginal infections before they get worse

Liz Escoffery by Liz Escoffery

An infection of any kind should be taken seriously. Often, the initial signs of a vaginal infection include the discharge seen when using the bathroom, even before any other symptom appears. Some common infections that cause a discharge include yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis, certain sexually-transmitted diseases, including gonorrhea, trichomonas, and chlamydia, as well as endometritis. When […]

My journey through the grief of infertility to motherhood

Amy Beckley by Amy Beckley

Hands down, the greatest grief I have ever experienced was when I wanted to become a mom, but couldn’t. Infertility sucked the life out of my husband and me for three LONG years! If you’ve experienced grief, you may know there are five stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. I progressed through them all. First came the denial. […]

Dr. Kelly Brogan on the true costs of hormonal birth control

Anna Migeon by Anna Migeon

Kelly Brogan

As a long-time feminist, Dr. Kelly Brogan said she used to view birth control as a “female entitlement,” but now she warns that it may be the “ultimate tool for oppression of the modern women.”  Popular podcaster Joe Rogan recently interviewed the holistic psychiatrist on The Joe Rogan Experience. In the first 15 minutes of […]

10 ways fertility awareness improves your love life

Gerard Migeon by Gerard Migeon

When I first tell young couples that Fertility Awareness Based Methods improve sex and relationships, I sense a subtle skepticism in the room. “Wait, you’re saying that we have to abstain from sex 8 days a month? How is that going to make our relationship better?” But at the end of the talk, they say […]

How we rewrote Planned Parenthood’s page on Fertility Awareness

Gerard Migeon by Gerard Migeon

Here is an example of why our petition asking the CDC to change the way they represent Fertility Awareness Based Methods’ effectiveness on their website is so relevant: two weeks ago this Planned Parenthood web page showed up on my Google Alert about Fertility Awareness. I was happy to read some positive and accurate information in their […]