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
It was slightly damaged when I got it but I fixed it with some tape.
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 2 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 14 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
I have never felt better about my body since I started reading this book! I've been avoiding pregnancy using the rules of this book and feel so great. Read morePublished on July 11 2005 by CanadianMaple