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Quiz: how to choose your fertility awareness method

Cassie Moriarty by Cassie Moriarty

Have you made the big decision: to learn a fertility awareness method? The next step, choosing which method to chart your fertility can be a bit overwhelming. Women may have different needs during different times in their reproductive life. In the past three months, I have been working with the Natural Womanhood team to create […]

Coming off the pill into fertility awareness: prepare for these symptoms

Cassie Moriarty by Cassie Moriarty

“I’ve been off the pill for almost six months but still haven’t had a period. What’s going on?” I’ve heard this so many times. What are your ovaries doing if they’re not pumping out healthy, regular cycles?? The key word for understanding  what’s going on when coming off the pill is called cycle regulation, a […]

A letter to my pre-charting self

Cassie Moriarty by Cassie Moriarty

I’ve been charting my fertility for 5 years now. A lot has changed in those 5 years. I’ve changed methods, changed instructors, I’ve gotten married, moved across the country, had a baby, and started a career. My cycles have witnessed it all. What would I tell myself 5 years ago when I first stepped out […]

What does it cost to learn natural birth control, FAM or NFP?

Gerard Migeon by Gerard Migeon

In France, my homeland, the law requires you to spend about $1,500 to take drivers’ ed before you can even take the test. Then if you fail, which is the case for 40% of applicants, you usually have to wait three months, spending another $800 to maintain your level of learning before you can retake […]

Fertility Diaries, Episode 2: Starting Charting

Cassie Moriarty by Cassie Moriarty

It’s time for our second episode of The Fertility Diaries! In this month’s episode, we explore the emotions that accompany that time after deciding to chart. It can be nerve wracking, thrilling, and even liberating to ditch your old form of birth control. (I remember taking my last pill and throwing the pack out!) We […]