Allowing women to decide for themselves how to approach their reproductive health with all the options in front of them helps them make a more informed decision. Katherine Watson, DO interviews a patient turned FABM educator who decided to help fill the void she felt was lacking in standard women’s healthcare.
Obesity is a known risk factor for many conditions. However, one body system is often overlooked: the reproductive system. Infertility is another complication of obesity, made evident by irregular menstrual cycles, reduced pregnancy rates (spontaneous and assisted), and increased miscarriage rates. With the rising prevalence of obesity and infertility, interventions are needed to prevent and treat both conditions, and lifestyle changes are a vital component of such strategies. This blog post written by Allison Prew summarizes an article titled, “The Overlooked Role of Obesity in Infertility.”
Women deserve comprehensive reproductive care, whether it is for family planning, irregular periods, PMS or other symptoms. By using a FABM method such as the Creighton Model, women are able to chart their cycles and have a clear representation of what is happening within their bodies on a hormonal level. The recent interview by Dr. Cecilia Baradhi, DO offers perspective from one couple’s transition to the use of FABMs to grow their family naturally and treat root cause problems in the process.
During National Infertility Awareness Week, a medical student tells the story of how a fertility awareness based method (FABM) facilitated the diagnosis of infertility and helped a couple conceive their first child. Adair Boudreaux interviewed the couple and wrote this article as a 4th year medical student during a two-week online elective through Georgetown University.
This interview with a user of fertility awareness based methods (FABMs) is part of our series that highlights the reality of using FABMs, including benefits as well as challenges of the various methods. Dr. Macy Rupprecht conducted this interview – a hopeful example of a couple that benefited from an FABM as a powerful adjunct to not only diagnose the root cause behind infertility but also to restore fertility.
September is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month, and we join the many organizations raising awareness and providing education about this common condition. PCOS affects 10-15% of women and is the leading cause of female infertility. It is also associated with medical conditions like type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity, among others. Learn here how PCOS can affect infertility.