“Oh no, we’re not trying.” “I don’t want kids right now.”“I’m done having kids, thank you.” These are some responses I get when I tell people I’m a Fertility Awareness Educator. Hence today’s myth. The myth: FAM is only for people who are trying to conceive. The truth:  Absolutely not! Ahhhhhh this one kills me every…

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Are you using a period app to tell you when you’re fertile? Then this myth is for you. The myth: Period apps can tell you when you’re fertile.  The truth: Not all apps are created equal. Did you know there nearly 100 apps to allow women to track their menstrual cycles and are being used…

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Is there only one way to practice fertility awareness? The myth: There’s only one kind of fertility awareness based method. The truth:  There are many. Each with their own intricacies to the observational routine and guidelines.  Cervical Mucus-Only Methods rely on a woman’s daily observation and charting of cervical mucus (like Billings or Creighton) Sympto-Thermal Methods…

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What’s the truth here? The myth: The Fertility Awareness Method is ineffective. The truth: The Fertility Awareness Method is 99.6% effective. That’s as good as hormonal contraception!!!! Remember that fertility awareness is the daily practice of observing and recording one or more of the body’s signs fertility – cervical mucus, basal body temperature, or cervical…

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Let’s nip this in the bud right now… The myth: The Fertility Awareness Method is the same as the Rhythm Method. The truth: Oh my GODDESS! Not it’s not and please stop saying that. The Rhythm Method makes mathematical projections based on past menstrual cycle history to predict future fertile and infertile phases of the…

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Do we even really need periods? Myth: Women don’t actually need their periods. Truth: Yes we do! When I hear people say that periods are unnecessary and that it’s a good thing to suppress them with hormonal contraception, I just cringe! Keep in mind that there’s so much more to your menstrual cycle than just…

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Today I’m debunking myth #13… The myth: You can get pregnant right after you stop the pill. The truth: That’s not the case for everyone. Talk to five different women about hormonal contraceptives and you’ll get five different stories about the effect it had on their fertility. Some people’s cycles bounce back right while away others…

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And we’re back! The myth: Being on the pill is like being pregnant. The truth: No it’s not. Well, there is one thing. When you’re pregnant, you don’t ovulate. And when you’re on the pill, you’re not ovulating either. But if you look at the hormonal profiles… On a real cycle with ovulation and menstruation, theres…

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And we’re back! The myth: The pill is the cure-all solution for women’s health. The truth: The pill masks true hormonal imbalances, medical conditions, and women’s experiences. Now I don’t want to sound anti-pill here because I don’t know everyone’s story or situations or why they’re taking the pill… it just bothers me that hormonal…

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