Fertility Awareness

Troubleshooting Basal Body Temperature for Fertility Charting

“My basal body temperature isn’t reliable.” I hear this a lot, with a lot of different reasons following, depending on the person. Quite a lot of people give up on charting their temperature to identify ovulation. Most of the time they hadn’t tried any troubleshooting to figure out the problem first. Sometimes the answer is …

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When Mainstream Medicine Can’t Help: Finding a Fertility Friendly Doctor

“How do I find a doctor who… won’t push birth control on me?”will support my natural fertility journey?”understands or utilizes fertility awareness?”will help me with my hormones even if I don’t want to get pregnant?” I see these kinds of questions asked online every day. And today I’m going to answer them all for you! …

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Femometer Vinca II Review: Why it’s My Favorite Thermometer!

As a Fertility Awareness Educator, I like to experiment so I can educate others on all their options. I’ve tried lots of apps, and I’ve tried lots of basal body thermometers over my 3+ years of charting. I have settled on the Femometer Vinca II as my primary thermometer (yes, even over Tempdrop). So let …

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Tempdrop Review: Is Tempdrop Worth it? A Review of the Most Popular Wearable Thermometer

Although I did not know it as “Fertility Awareness”, I’ve known about cycle charting since 2008 when I discovered Fertility Friend while dealing with irregular cycles. It wasn’t until 2014 while going through my PCOS diagnosis that I learned more about Fertility Awareness. For years, I put off committing to it because I didn’t think …

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Can Vitex Help Raise Progesterone? How to Know When Vitex is Right for You

How to Know When Vitex is Right for You Vitex agnus castus, also known as chaste berry or chaste tree berry is a small fruit about the size of a peppercorn. It’s an herbal remedy commonly recommended for boosting progesterone levels and regulating menstrual cycles. But does it actually do that? The Menstrual Cycle First, …

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Getting Started with FAM: What is Cycle Charting?

Have you ever heard of cycle tracking or charting? I believe that every woman should chart their cycles to remain connected with their hormones and avoid surprises. Cycle charting is the daily practice of recording bodily signs, signs of fertility. These are signs such as basal body temperature (BBT), and symptoms, such as cervical mucus …

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