This interview with a user of the Creighton Model summarizes the experience of a woman for whom using this fertility awareness-based method (FABM) and charting the female cycle made such a difference that she became an instructor of the Creighton Model. Dr. Shum Sin conducted the interview while on the FACTS elective in fertility awareness. Read more!
Fertility awareness-based methods are another resource of empowerment, education, and understanding that women can utilize to align their life goals with healthy, self-aware mindsets. This creatively written interview describes the many benefits of discovering fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs) for a young couple. This discovery led to a woman empowered with education, a growing family, and a new career in fertility awareness. Read more!
This interview by Dr. Nicole Frey involves two women who discovered the Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM) at the perfect moment for each of them, though perhaps not in the most ideal ways. Breastfeeding delays the return of a mother’s ovulation and may make her infertile for six months or longer. The Lactational Amenorrhea Method is a simple tool a woman may use in the postpartum period to avoid or delay pregnancy if basic criteria are met. Read about real life stories using LAM in this post.
Fertility awareness is a science that allows a woman to use signs from her body to monitor health and predict fertile days. With appropriate guidance, anyone can learn to observe these signs and gain a better understanding of their fertility. Sadly, those aspects of fertility awareness are frequently not part of the medical school or residency curriculum. Learn more about the gap in fertility education among medical professionals in this review of the latest research.
The ability to accurately detect both the fertile window and the 2-day ovulation period is a key feature of many fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs). These methods utilize various clinical signs, such as cervical mucus, basal body temperature (BBT), and hormone levels, to identify times of fertility. This knowledge can help couples avoid or achieve pregnancy based on their goals for family planning. Martha Smith, DO, explores how external signs can serve as important components of effective natural family planning.
August is National Breastfeeding Month! In this week’s post, Leanna Mantella, a 4th year medical student, shares her interview with a couple that was thrilled to learn about the lactational amenorrhea method (LAM) when other options for family planning did not meet their needs. Read more here.