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Fertility Awareness Reading: “Taking Charge of Your Fertility” by Toni Weschler

Fertility Awareness Reading: "Taking Charge of Your Fertility" by Toni Weschler | Starry-Eyed Pragmatist

I thought I’d start a series about fertility awareness reading that includes things I’ve read or things I’m currently reading on the topic of fertility awareness. The first book I have to mention is, of course, the beloved classic “Taking Charge of Your Fertility” by Toni Weschler. This was my first introduction to fertility awareness […]

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Health Coach Interviews Me About Exploring the Fertility Awareness Method

Victoria Thorogood: Health Coach Interviews Me About Exploring the Fertility Awareness Method | Starry-Eyed Pragmatist

In the fall of 2017 I joined Victoria Thorogood: Health Coach on Facebook Live to chat about Exploring the Fertility Awareness Method. We talked about how to get started with FAM, the effectiveness at preventing pregnancy, how to use FAM to get pregnant and to tell you information about your health, as well as fertility […]

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Which Fertility Signs Should I Chart?

Which Fertility Sign Should I Chart? | Starry-Eyed Pragmatist

Fertility signs are individual biomarkers which can indicate fertility status that a woman can observe and chart. If you ask various fertility charters what are the best signs to chart, you are likely to get a wide range of answers. People often have different ideas about what fertility signs are best to chart based on […]

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Postpartum Birth Control Options (Without Artificial Hormones or IUDs)

Postpartum Birth Control Options (Without Artificial Hormones or IUDs) | Starry-Eyed Pragmatist

Many women, who love the idea of fertility awareness, think they can’t use a Fertility Awareness Based Method (FABM) while they are postpartum and waiting on their return of fertility, because they are not experiencing a regular cycle. Actually, there are ways to effectively fertility chart during postpartum amenorrhea, however it is true that many […]

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Remembering My First Homebirth

Remembering My First Homebirth | Starry-Eyed Pragmatist

I had my first homebirth in 2009. My previous births were all in a hospital. My fourth born child, Luke, was born at home in Austell, Georgia, USA. That child’s birth was among those featured in Elephant Journal’s Homebirth Unveiled—The Voice & Heart of Homebirth Mothers. (150+photos). This photo and commentary is what I submitted […]

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A Super Long List of Fertility Awareness Based Methods (FABMs)

A Super Long List of Fertility Awareness Based Methods (FABMs) | Starry-Eyed Pragmatist

There are lots of different FABMs to help a woman figure out when she is fertile and infertile each cycle. Some have a better efficacy than others, however choosing a method that you will actually follow is way better than badly following another “better” method. Here’s a list of all the FABMs I know about, along with a few things that get commonly get mistaken as FABMs.

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