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Trying to Conceive During COVID-19: Natural Infertility Solutions to Explore

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Last week, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) issued guidance urging the temporary halt of all non-urgent fertility care for the foreseeable future. The announcement and guidance document comes as the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic causes nationwide concerns about scarce medical resources, and as hospitals and clinics implement measures to limit unnecessary exposure […]

How Quarantining Makes Now a Great Time to Switch to Fertility Awareness

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With the spread of COVID-19 around the globe, countless couples are facing new decisions they never expected: how are we going to adjust to the new normal of working from home, or of having less income to go around? For many, there’s also a family-planning question: What options do I have for birth control? What […]

How Mindfulness Can Help Improve Communication and Charting Habits for Couples

Julia Hogan by Julia Hogan

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One popular benefit of using a Fertility Awareness-Based Method (FABM) for couples is that it improves communication between partners which, in turn, improves the quality of the relationship. Still, talking about cervical mucus and other signs of fertility can feel a little awkward, especially at first. In addition, talking about how to interpret those signs […]

Who’s Afraid of Fertility Awareness? How to Tackle Your Fears about Using a FABM

Julia Hogan by Julia Hogan

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Fertility Awareness Based Methods (FABMs) are often described as an empowering way to track your fertility and reproductive health. But, for some, learning to use your chosen method and learning to chart your observations can feel overwhelming and can bring up fears about making a life-changing mistake. While it’s quite normal to have fears related […]

When You Really Shouldn’t Get Pregnant: 4 ways to Increase the Effectiveness of Your Fertility Awareness Method

Jessica Davidson by Jessica Davidson

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In previous articles, we have shown that many Fertility Awareness-Based Methods (FABM) are an effective alternative to contraceptives on the market for postponing pregnancy. However, as with other forms of birth control, sometimes couples using a FABM to avoid a pregnancy do end up pregnant. For many of those couples, this new pregnancy may be […]

Four Things Everyone Needs to Know About Miscarriage

Julia Hogan by Julia Hogan

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(This article discusses pregnancy loss and may not be appropriate for some readers because of the sensitive content. If you are struggling with a pregnancy loss, this article may be difficult to read.) It’s the unspoken grief that so many women carry in their hearts: the pain of losing a child due to miscarriage. While […]

Is There a Link Between Gluten Consumption and Infertility?

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There is perhaps nothing quite like the struggle of unexplained infertility. It is baffling, it is exhausting, it is all-encompassing, and above all it is so, so hard. It is also confusing. For couples struggling with unexplained infertility, anything and everything can seem like the culprit behind the thwarted desire to have a baby. You […]

The Male Birth Control You’ve Been Searching For is Here

Cassie Moriarty by Cassie Moriarty

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Every now and then, we see a headline that goes a little like this: “This highly effective form of male birth control could be only 6 months away from the market.” And then 6 months passes…and weirdly, said contraceptive never does actually quite make it to the market.  According to research, 4 in 10 men […]

How to Talk Confidently About Fertility Awareness Methods With A Doubtful OBGYN, Partner, or Literally Anyone

Julia Hogan by Julia Hogan

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Fertility Awareness-Based Methods (FABM) and modern, evidence-based methods of natural family planning (NFP) bring a wealth of helpful information and powerful insights into your health. FABMs can help you address and treat symptoms related to PMS and PCOS without using synthetic hormones, monitor your fertility, and clue you into any hormonal balances you might be […]

What’s the Status on Male Birth Control?

Gabriella Patti by Gabriella Patti

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For the past several years, many of us have seen headlines referencing the development of birth control drugs for men. It does seem like for too long women alone have borne the burden of pregnancy prevention, despite how baby-making requires two parties to take place. Further, since men are fertile 100% of the time, while […]