Taking Charge of Your Fertility
is a comprehensive book that explains in lucid, assured terms how to practice the fertility awareness method (FAM), a natural, scientifically proven but little-known form of birth control. Author Toni Weschler has been teaching fertility awareness for almost 20 years, and it's only just now gaining in popularity. As the book explains, by using simple fertility signs including peaks in morning body temperature and changes in cervical position and cervical mucus, it's possible to determine when ovulation is taking place. Fertility awareness is therefore useful for not only couples who are trying to conceive, but for those who are aiming to avoid pregnancy without the use of chemical contraceptives. It will be of special interest to those women who have suffered from infertility; many FAM practitioners have told the author that by filling in the detailed charts in the book, they've realised that they were chronically miscarrying, even when their doctors told them they weren't conceiving at all. As the book explains, by charting body temperature, it's simple to tell when pregnancy has occurred--and when there's danger of miscarriage. Taking Charge of Your Fertility
also explains how to choose the sex of your baby by timing intercourse according to certain fertility signs. It also features thorough, easy-to-understand explanations of hormones, the menstrual cycle and menopause, along with fertility tests and treatments and their long- and short-term side effects, plus a top-notch resource section. This is recommended for any woman who wants to better understand her body. --Erica Jorgensen
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"Impressively comprehensive and beautifully illustrated guide, complete with case histories and all the latest research which will be of interest not only to those with direct interest in child bearing but also for all those with an interest in understanding more how the human body works." (Yoga and Health
"A brilliant book that thoroughly explains an all-natural approach to planned pregnancy and birth control. Straightforward and unbiased information on achieving pregnancy and tips for an effective, chemical-free method of contraception." (Pride
"a bible for many women trying to conceive" (www.mothersover40.com