Taking Charge Of Your Fertility 10th Anniversary Edition: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health Paperback – Oct 12 2006
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About the Author
Toni Weschler, MPH, has a master's degree in public health and is a nationally respected women's health educator and speaker. She is also the author of Cycle Savvy, a book for teenage girls about their bodies. A frequent guest on television and radio shows, she lives in Seattle, Washington.
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There were other reviews that made it sound like all the information she gave was basic, and only good for people who have the 28-day cycle. Wrong again! She emphasizes time and again that no two women are alike, everyone's cycle is different, even sometimes from month to month, but she teaches you how to properly chart it so that you can figure out what's going on. Maybe a stressful situation delayed your ovulation one month, or maybe you're not ovulating at all, but you can learn to figure these things out for yourself by charting.
One other review talked about it being full of "feminist rhetoric". I don't even know what she's talking about! I'm very conservative myself, and pretty old-fashioned in my viewpoints, but all Ms. Weschler talks about is taking charge of your own body and knowing how it works. It was amazing to me to read and realize how much I didn't know. I even went to my family doctor to tell him I was having trouble concieving and when I tried showing him my fertility charts all he said was, "Wow!Read more ›
I picked this book up to use the Fertility Awareness Method as a back up method of birth control. I was delighted to discover how effective the method is, and that it's not only based on basal temperature, but also on checking (and charting) differences in cervical fluid and cervical position. Before reading this book, those things seemed like a mystery to me, but it is amazingly simpler than I imagined. The whole process of charting also daunted me at first, but it literally takes a minute each day, and has sort of become a little extra bonding moment with my husband. The author recommends your partner getting involved in charting, and it really is a wise move :o)
She answers a ton of questions about irregular charts and problems you might be coming across in the very extensive appendixes, so this book is literally a tome of knowledge. However the writing is very clear and even entertaining sometimes, so it is not a difficult read.
I am so thankful for this book, and I recommend it to every woman of reproductive age. Pick it up ASAP!
Toni explains SO much of the woman's body, and I learned a ton from this book that I, a woman, had never known about myself before!
I cannot say enough in praise of this book. GET IT!
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This book changed the way I understood my body. Thank you, Toni.Published 2 months ago by Meghan Price
Was dealing with infertility and irregular cycles. Very informative and the charts as appendixes is a huge help. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Carissa T.
I have recommended this book to dozens of woman! This helped guide me and better understand my body and its functions.Published 3 months ago by Daina G
Can't say enough good things about this book!! Every woman should read. Great info about knowing our bodies. A must for those wanting to get pregnant.Published 3 months ago by Grade 3 Teacher
if it was up to me, this book would be taught in schools! So important for women and men to know about how their bodies work... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Denise Arsenault
It's the start of a long journey with this. the system has a million exceptions and you cannot be one of them to work. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Louise Gadoury
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