Fertility awareness is being aware of your cycle and knowing your fertile and infertile phases of your menstrual cycle.
Fertility awareness has been around since the beginning of time, women were in~sync and aware of there cycles and they followed the moon, now days 80% of women cycle’s follow the moon cycles.
This awareness can then be used to avoid pregnancy or to achieve pregnancy and a great way to monitor hormone balance.
Every women’s cycle length is different, most follow the moon cycles., have you noticed if your cycle follows the moon cycle?
an average cycle length is 28 days, some women’s cycle is longer due to hormone imbalances.
In the average cycle a women would ovulate around day 14 but this can change due to environmental factors, travel and stress levels that month.
THE FERTILE WINDOW
We’re talking about the days in a woman’s menstrual cycle when pregnancy is possible. Pregnancy is technically only possible during the five days before ovulation through to the day of ovulation. These six days on average is the ‘fertile window’ in a woman’s cycle, and reflect the lifespan of sperm (5 days) and the lifespan of the ovum (24 hours).
If a woman has sex six or more days before she ovulates, the chance she will get pregnant is virtually zero. If she has sex five days before she ovulates, her probability of pregnancy is about 10%. The probability of pregnancy rises steadily until the two days before and including the day of ovulation. At the end of the ‘fertile window’, the probability of pregnancy declines rapidly and by 12-24 hours after she ovulates, a woman is no longer able to get pregnant during that cycle.
Learning Fertility awareness and to identify your fertile window
Systems of fertility awareness rely on observation of changes in one or more of the primary fertility signs (basal body temperature, cervical mucus, and cervical position), tracking menstrual cycle length and identifying the fertile window based on this information, or both. Other signs may also be observed: these include breast tenderness and ovulation pains.
To learn fertility awareness you need to
Download fertility charting app KindaraBuy a ovulation thermometer available at shakti holistic healing, chemist or better yet Wink digital thermometer.Diligently Take your temperature every morning at the same time before you get up, this is very necessary and the key to fertility awareness..Take note and chart any cervical fluid/ discharge you experience through the fertile phase (cervical fluid also known as discharge. Its job is to keep the sperm alive. A good rule, “if your wet, your fertile”.)Pay good attention to your body and its symptoms, note & chart any pains, moods & tenderness.
your temperature should be around 35-36 degrees most days, you will then notice cervical fluid mid- cycle (around day 14 ) the egg is then released and your temperature will rise to around 37 degrees, this spike shows the egg has been released.
To successful follow fertility awareness i suggest doing further study and if avoiding pregnancy using contraception until you can see a pattern and know your cycle this usually take 3-6 months, if a hormones imbalance is not present. This method of contraception is only usable if you are not on the pill as the pill masks these symptoms and fertility awareness cannot take place.
Would you like to learn more about your fertility ? more in-depth and personal information is available through consultation with Shakti Holistic Healing.
Upcoming event, “Learn about your Fertility” at Fleur wellbeing , Charlestown April 4th 2pm-4pm click to buy tickets
A Two hour workshop with Hollie whom has been studying and practising fertility awareness successfully for four years, after being diagnosed with PCOS and Hypothyroidism, Hollie took charge of her fertility through natural remedies. This work shop with educate you on your fertility cycle, to achieve or avoid pregnancy, also diet and lifestyle advise to balance hormones and boost fertility, included is a fertility booklet with all the information you need.
For Further study I Recommend – Toni Weschler bestselling book Taking Charge of Your Fertility
SEAMLESS FERTILITY TRACKING TO ACHIEVE YOUR FERTILITY GOAL
Whether you want to get pregnant faster, avoid pregnancy naturally and effectively*, or better understand your cycles,
Application Kindara and the New digital thermometer Wink makes this easy.
* Kindara is based on the Fertility Awareness Method, which has been shown to be 99.4% effective when avoiding pregnancy if fertility data is collected and interpreted correctly.
Wink measures your basal body temperature which is a key fertility sign that corresponds with the progesterone level in your body. Combined with other fertility information in Kindara this data helps you see if and when you’re ovulating, if there are any cycle irregularities that need to be addressed before conception, and the exactly when to time intercourse to achieve conception. Click here to check out the Kindara Fertility tracker App
Wink rapidly and accurately records your BBT, one of two key fertility signs which need to be tracked (or “charted”) consistently – and clearly understood – in order to successfully achieve your fertility goal. Better data means you can take better ownership of your reproductive health and achieve your fertility goal with more ease.
Your BBT will tell you when you are fertile and when you are not, which is important to know whether your goal is to get pregnant, avoid pregnancy, or monitor your reproductive health. See graph for more details.
With Wink and the Kindara app together, gives you the information and support you need to confidently make the right decisions for you.
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“Kindara is a great, user-friendly app which covers all of a woman’s fertility charting needs. The fact that Wink is now going to be introduced will just enhance the Kindara experience. It has a sleek and innovative design that takes charting your temperatures to a whole new and advanced level!”