Fertility awareness methods can be beneficial for preventing pregnancy and trying to conceive. You may have also heard the term natural family planning which can also refer to these methods. Some women prefer fertility awareness methods since there are no hormones or devices necessary. Others may prefer it for religious or cultural reasons, or both! When a woman chooses to use fertility awareness methods to prevent pregnancy or try to conceive, knowledge and education are required to understand how to track correctly using various methods. We highly recommend the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility to learn more on this topic. We have the book in our library if you want to borrow it to learn more. Bring your questions to your next visit with your CNM.

Read more about fertility awareness methods here. The Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health explains what the fertility awareness method is, the advantages, the disadvantages, side effects, and who can use it.

Stay tuned for more about fertility awareness in future blogs!