cycle charting

What is a Fertility Awareness Educator?

Fertility Awareness Educator, Fertility Awareness Instructor, Natural Family Planning Instructor, Natural Family Planning Teacher. Different names for the same thing. I get this question a lot from people who don’t know what the term “fertility awareness” means. If you missed my last post, you can read all about what Fertility Awareness is here! But what …

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Fertility Awareness Method vs. Natural Family Planning

There are a lot of different terms used to define what is commonly known as cycle charting, or fertility charting. The most common terms are Fertility Awareness Method and Natural Family Planning. Most people have heard of one or the other but don’t know what they actually are. Or what the differences are. I’m here …

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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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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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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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