Fertility Awareness Method

Photo by Catherine McMahon

Photo by Catherine McMahon

This month instead of doing a written blog post, I decided to concentrate my efforts on a video instead! I learned about the Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) about 10 years ago when I wanted to get off of hormonal birth control (but still avoid pregnancy) and learn more about my body. I was originally taught, via one-on-one lessons, by Amy Sedgwick, back when the Red Tent Sisters was a physical store on the Danforth!

I charted my cycles for years. Not only did I become very familiar with when I ovulate and when I could expect my period, I also started to notice emotional patterns I had each month. I noticed physical changes that my body would have during certain parts of my cycle. I felt like I understood my body on a level I had never known.

To learn FAM, and to practice it with a full understanding, takes some time, dedication and patience. My video, which can be found on my Facebook page, is a very basic explanation of FAM. I just wanted to provide people with an opportunity to get a sense of what it is, but this is not the be-all and end-all, this is just the beginning. Enjoy!


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