Natural Fertility Journeys

“I was introduced to Natural Family Planning by my partner when we first got together. I has never really heard of it but he used it successfully with a previous partner. I had been tracking my menstrual cycle with the moon for years so was familiar with tracking my cycle as a tool for deeper self awareness but was sceptical about using the Fertility Awareness Method as a form of contraception. I found I didn’t understand or trust the method by reading about it alone, so I sought out a teacher. Having someone guide me through the cycle tracking process and helping me to interpret my charts each month helped me gain confidence with the practice. So far we have used the method over 2 years as a form as contraception and more recently, used it to conceive our first pregnancy in an empowered and conscious way. Understanding my fertility cycle has brought a deeper understanding of my natural feminine cycles and huge love and respect for the female body.” Louise, 35

“Natural fertility has changed my life drastically. I literally FEEL healthier now that I’m not on hormonal birth control. No more random headaches, yeasts infections, unexplainable random sharp pains, mood swings and a low sex drive that affected my relationship with my fiancé. If anything, I feel like natural fertility has made us closer. I am very grateful that I learned about the fertility awareness method and that I will continue learning, practicing and growing. I’ve only been practicing the method now for a few short months and it’s already done a 360 in my life. I no longer fear long or short-term side effects of hormonal birth control and I’m so glad that I came to the realisation that I really and truly do not NEED it.” Kayliesha, 20

“A friend introduced me to the Fertility Awareness Method when I was 20, a few months before I was going to be getting married. Now I couldn’t imagine not knowing what I do about my body! It has helped me realize that I don’t fit into the perfect 28-day cycles, but that I still have very regular and predictable cycles. I have been able to find insight through avoiding pregnancy, struggling with infertility, finally conceiving and walking through postpartum. The method has given me the confidence not to let my doctor put me on hormones to “fix” my endometriosis but pursue other opinions from experienced doctors. Simply put, my life would be so different if I had not been exposed to natural fertility 4 years ago!” Jordan, 24

“Disrupting a healthy cycle with artificial hormones, never appealed to me. I googled “natural birth control”, thinking I would find some herbal recipes you shouldn’t trust. Instead I found the Symptothermal method of fertility charting and it BLEW MY MIND! I have always read my biology school books cover to cover even before the school year started. I had many physiology and endocrinology courses in college and I have never heard of the option before. I always thought my period was just naturally late every month (33-35-day cycles). Natural fertility has become a passion of mine. I have decided to become certified in teaching it. I have found awesome new friends through the internet, who share the same enthusiasm. I love that I don’t have to cancel out my fertility. I feel that it is handled with care and respect, also by my partner. It opens up a dialog around my cycle and our intimacy, which benefits us greatly.” Nurit, 39