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.
While in medical school and as part of the FACTS online elective, Dr. Ana Maria Dumitru conducted this interview with a couple that used several different fertility awareness based methods (FABMs) over more than thirty years, including the Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM) while breastfeeding. The interview is part of our series highlighting the benefits and challenges of FABMs through the experiences of diverse users.
FACTS is celebrating National Breastfeeding Month by highlighting benefits of breastfeeding and its impact on fertility and family planning. This overview of lactational amenorrhea is the first of a series written by Katie Douglas, an intern with FACTS this summer.
This month, the Fertility Friday podcast featured our very own Executive Director, Dr. Marguerite Duane. Set aside some time this week for this short interview that will leave you thinking about fertility awareness and women’s health in a new way!