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The Benefits of Embracing an Abundance Mindset with FABMs

Julia Hogan by Julia Hogan

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You’ve made the decision to try a Fertility Awareness-Based Method (FABM), and you’re excited to start this new chapter in taking charge of your health. At the same time, it can feel intimidating to start something so new. Not only do you have to decide which fertility awareness method you’d like to use, but you […]

Just How Long is the “Fertile Window” Anyway?

Natural Womanhood by Natural Womanhood

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For couples who practice fertility awareness-based methods (FABM), the “fertile window” is the most critical phase of the cycle. It is during this phase that pregnancy is possible—even highly likely—if a couple engages in intercourse. If a couple wishes to avoid pregnancy, they will need to abstain from sexual relations during the entirety of the […]

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 Improve Your Charting Habits

Julia Hogan by Julia Hogan

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Fertility awareness is a life-changing practice that can open your eyes to a greater understanding of your health. But at first it can also come with some hurdles to nail down the practice. Perhaps if you’re using the Sympto-Thermal method, you struggle to remember to take your temperature every morning; or if you’re charting with […]

Can You Trust Fertility Tracking Apps with Your Data?

Rachel Wilkerson by Rachel Wilkerson

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The rise of “femtech” and the proliferation of fertility apps has been accompanied by increasingly worrisome headlines about the accuracy and privacy of these apps. As Silicon Valley seeks to capitalize on women’s health, it is estimated that femtech could become a $50 billion industry by 2025. Currently, the market boasts over 100 fertility-tracking mobile […]

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 […]

New Year, New (Good) Habits: Practical Strategies for Making Fertility Awareness Routine

Julia Hogan by Julia Hogan

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It’s one thing to decide to try fertility awareness charting, and quite another thing to jump in and make charting a habit. Say you’ve decided to embrace using Fertility Awareness-Based Method (FABM), such as the Sympto-thermal method or Creighton FertilityCare, and you’re excited to start charting. You might also be somewhat nervous about remembering to […]

Is Using Condoms with Fertility Awareness a Good Idea?

Dr. Martin Owen, MD by Dr. Martin Owen, MD

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Many women are already sexually active when they consider switching from the Pill to Fertility Awareness-Based Methods (FABM) of family planning, and the question of using a condom or other barriers during the transition to fertility awareness comes up.  For a woman to start on the journey of learning to rely on her own body […]

4 Reasons It’s Worth It to Get a Fertility Awareness Instructor

Lindsay Schlegel by Lindsay Schlegel

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As interest in Fertility Awareness-Based Methods (FABM) is growing across political, religious, and lifestyle spectrums, women and couples seeking to understand their bodies on a deeper level are finding tons of resources coming to the fore to help them get started. From Facebook groups to apps, there is a wealth of information online on using […]

Guiding Young Girls Toward Fertility Appreciation

Jessica Davidson by Jessica Davidson

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If you were to describe your feelings about your first period, what words would you use? Excited, honored, matter-of-fact, relieved, scared, resigned, disgusted? Were you confident in your knowledge of what was happening in your body and proud that it was beginning to function in this womanly way? Usually, that’s not the case.  For most […]