The FABMs industry

‘The Guardian’ Publishes A False Report on Fertility Awareness App

Mary Rose Somarriba by Mary Rose Somarriba

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This past week, the London-based publication The Guardian published a reporting piece discrediting the fertility awareness app FEMM. The Guardian used FEMM’s mentions of birth control side effects, and information about its funders’ religious affiliation, to suggest to readers that fertility awareness apps cannot be trusted. The problem is The Guardian piece follows conspiracy-theory-like thinking, […]

CDC Changes Effectiveness Rating on Fertility Awareness Methods

Gerard Migeon by Gerard Migeon

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Until recently, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that the failure rate of Fertility Awareness-Based Methods in avoiding pregnancy was 24%, which would discourage most couples from using them and would prevent doctors from recommending them. Earlier this year, they changed this posted rate to “2% to 23%” which is a major change for the […]

Fertility Awareness Spotlight: Anna Saucier

Mary Rose Somarriba by Mary Rose Somarriba

It’s hard to think of someone who relates to the many aspects of fertility awareness as much as Anna Saucier. Saucier suffered infertility for 7 years before she became educated in Fertility Awareness-Based Methods and ultimately began working as a Creighton Model practitioner. Saucier designed a program to help manage her clients, which could be […]

New Fertility Apps Reveal Women Desire to Understand Their Cycles

Madeleine Coyne by Madeleine Coyne

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New fertility apps and technology are starting to play a key role in teaching women about their bodies, as more women are becoming empowered to learn more about how their fertility works. As a recent article by Global News explains, tracking fertility on apps is giving women a new sense of control over their own […]

Before Switching to a Fertility App, Consider This

Jessica Davidson by Jessica Davidson

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Tired of the side-effects you’re experiencing from your hormonal birth control? Mulling over the idea of switching to a fertility app, such as Natural Cycles, which promises effective, hormone-free contraception? As a Fertility Awareness educator, I want to encourage you to consider such a move very seriously, but want to suggest you take one detour […]

Three New Technologies to Revolutionize the Postpartum Period

Madeleine Coyne by Madeleine Coyne

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When I was pregnant with my daughter, I was forewarned that the postpartum period is a challenging time for a woman to chart her cycle and to understand the changes her body is going through. Inevitably, experience confirmed this for me. Because my husband and I practice the Sympto-Thermal Fertility Awareness-Based Method (FABM), we tracked […]

Discerning the Efficacy of Fertility Awareness Apps

Lindsay Schlegel by Lindsay Schlegel

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More and more women are turning to fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs) for both family planning and a read on their overall health. As research has become more available, there has been a demonstrated interest in natural methods of observing the body’s biomarkers to identify the root causes of various conditions and create plans to manage […]

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 […]

The Road Ahead for Fertility Awareness, Charting Apps, and Women’s Health Technology

Lindsay Schlegel by Lindsay Schlegel

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Fertility Awareness-Based Methods (FABMs) have come a long way from your grandmother’s rhythm or calendar method. In the second half of the twentieth century, researchers made tremendous strides in understanding how daily observations of a woman’s cervical mucus, basal body temperature, and urine samples can help women understand their fertility and gain insights into their […]

This FDA Response Suggests Women Are Too Emotional to Test Their Hormone Levels

JoAnna Wahlund by JoAnna Wahlund

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As a longtime user of Natural Family Planning (NFP), also known to many as Fertility Awareness Based Methods (FABM), I am always watching for the latest developments in technology to help chart my cycle. In April 2016, for instance, I was very excited to read about the new at-home progesterone tests being developed by MFB […]