Taking Charge Of Your Fertility Paperback – Jun 23 1995
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This comprehensive book explains in lucid, assured terms how to practice the fertility awareness method (FAM), a natural, scientifically proven but little-known form of birth control (which is not to be confused with the woefully ineffective "rhythm" method). Author Toni Weschler has been teaching fertility awareness for almost 20 years, and it's only just now gaining in popularity. As the book explains, by using simple fertility signs including peaks in morning body temperature and changes in cervical position and cervical mucus, it's possible to determine when ovulation is taking place. Fertility awareness is therefore useful for not only couples who are trying to conceive, but for those who are aiming to avoid pregnancy without the use of chemical contraceptives. It will be of special interest to those women who have suffered from infertility; many FAM practitioners have told the author that by filling in the detailed charts in the book, they've realized that they were chronically miscarrying, even when their doctors told them they weren't conceiving at all. As the book explains, by charting body temperature, it's simple to tell when pregnancy has occurred--and when there's danger of miscarriage. Taking Charge of Your Fertility also explains how to choose the sex of your baby by timing intercourse according to certain fertility signs. It also features thorough, easy-to-understand explanations of hormones, the menstrual cycle, and menopause, along with fertility tests and treatments and their long- and short-term side effects, plus a topnotch resource section. Recommended for any woman who wants to better understand her body. --Erica Jorgensen
This beautifully written guide to a woman's fertility signs....packed with knowledge, wisdom, humor a must for the bookshelf. -- Co-authors of The New Our Bodies, OurselvesSee all Product Description
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Every mother should give her teenage daughter this book to learn about her body and every couple having difficulty conceiving should read it cover to cover!
Very easy reading, written with humor and compassion. Don't let it's size scare you off. You'll blast through it in no time. Quick reading chapters with lots of diagrams! No super technical medical words.
If you are blessed with a daughter, empower her with FULL knowledge of what is going on with her body. (Parts are easy for newly menstruating girls to follow, but I would recommend the book mainly for teens 15 and up because of the more mature attention-span required! No giggly girls, please!)
If like me, you are trying desperately to have a child and are about to give in to the "high-tech" way, PLEASE read this first! Specifically giving signs a woman can easily observe herself to let her know when she is most able to concieve, this book is way beyond what your doctor tells you!
I also agree that the FAM method is better than the “rhythm method” and that’s why I highly recommend it to my female clients. I am happy that this great book becomes more and more popular. It is truly the “bible” when it comes to how the female body functions. I would like to strongly recommend in addition to it Alan Ritz’ “Scientifically guaranteed male multiple orgasms and ultimate sex”, which I believe is the equivalent of this book for the male body. Also if your husband has any sexual problems (premature ejaculation, low libido, (semi) impotence and even infertility he will find a lot of first class and science-based information in it. It is pleasure to highly recommend both bestsellers.
Barbara Catherwood PH.D in Sexuality
I shied away from some other "natural birth control" books due to religious overtones - they tend to make me uncomfortable. This book is just chock-full of info about keeping track of your cycle and knowing when you're fertile, when you're not, and all the biological reasoning behind fertility. Sex education in my school gave the impression that you can get pregnant ANY TIME! I guess they were trying to scare us away from having unprotected sex PERIOD.
It really is a shame that this method isn't promoted more strongly at places like Planned Parenthood, where I first went in search of birth control and continued going to until a few months ago. Even when I brought up switching to a non-hormonal birth control method at that last appointment, I was presented only with barrier methods, and even the NuvaRing and IUD, both of which have hormones!
Perhaps I should write another review after using what I've learned for a year or so to say how it's worked for me, since I can't accurately chart (not technically ovulating and cervical fluid is altered). Wish me luck!
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Next to the Bible, this book changed my life more than any other book, ever. I am so indebted to this author. This book utterly demystifies menstruation and conception. Read morePublished 7 months ago by N. Smith
Helped me conceive 2 healthy children at the exact time frame I planned (my job only allows certain windows)....Really helps you understand and read your body better. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Elena
This book was a revelation. I can't believe I was so ignorant about my own reproductive organs. Now I'm a mom and this book helped me to be more in touch with my fertility. Read morePublished on April 12 2013 by Ju
It has now been over 14 days since my expected delivery date and I still have not received my book.Published on Oct. 11 2011 by Meagan Austin
This book should be the bible for any woman who is trying to be a mom. Its so informative and accurate.
The accuracy in this book amazed me.
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This book was recommended to me by a friend and I have been raving about it to anyone who will listen ever since. Read morePublished on Dec 5 2005 by Debbie
Every woman should pass this book on to everyone they know of childbearing age!Published on Oct. 14 2005
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