Beldam Womancare Fertility Awareness
What is Fertility Awareness?
The Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) is a way of charting the menstrual cycle that allows a woman to know when she is fertile. The practice involves daily cervical mucus and basal body temperature (BBT) checks to determine where you are in your cycle.
Who can benefit from this practice?
Because Fertility Awareness allows you to know when you ovulate, it can be used to prevent pregnancy without hormones or to optimize your chances of conceiving.
Even if you are not actively trying to achieve or avoid pregnancy though, you can still use Fertility Awareness as a means of deep connection to your body: checking vital signs through your FAM chart can give you important insights into your hormonal health and natural rhythms.
Is FAM effective for birth control?
According to the 2007 Petra-Frank Hermann study, FAM is 99.4% effective for typical use and 99.6% effective with perfect use for those who understand the method well and follow the rules.
Is FAM difficult?
While Fertility Awareness is not particularly time-consuming (checking your temperature and cervical mucus daily only takes about 5-10 minutes), it does require a commitment to the practice of checking in with your body and a solid understanding of what you're seeing. On your own, it can be difficult to understand some of the signs you're seeing. For this reason, I recommend working with an instructor who can help you see the patterns in your temperature and cervical mucus changes.
Ready to learn more?
Are you ready to start charting but don't know how to begin?
Have you been charting for awhile but want some help interpreting your chart? Want to help your partner understand FAM?
Want to join a circle of women committed to the practice? Schedule a session with me or join our FAM Circle.