Thanks for stopping by! I’m Lisa the creator of the Fertility Friday blog. I have been involved in the world of fertility awareness for over a decade now. I started my journey after deciding to come off the pill at age 18. I had been on the pill as a way to combat the mind numbing cramps and ridiculously heavy bleeding I experienced every single time I had a period (even my very first period was excruciating!). With a family history of fibroids and hysterectomies I decided to ditch the pill and try to manage my symptoms on my own. I always knew I wanted children someday and even at a young age I was weary of taking a pill every day when I wasn’t sick.
Ironically I have never used the pill for birth control, but I did use it for a few years as a way to get reduce my cramps and lighten my flo (or in other words to mask my symptoms). As for birth control I have always used fertility awareness in combination with barrier methods (successfully I might add!). After charting my cycles for over a decade now I can’t even imagine not knowing where I am every day in my cycle. After learning how to chart my cycles on my own with the help of Toni Wechler’s Taking Charge of your Fertility, I joined up with an amazing group of women in my community and we hosted monthly sessions to teach women how to chart their cycles. We began working with Geraldine Matus, founder of Justisse Healthworks, and I successfully completed the Justisse Body Literacy Advocate training which enhanced my ability to teach fertility awareness and help women to interpret their charts.
Although learning to record and interpret my fertile signs with the fertility awareness method has had a profound impact on my life it is only part of my journey. After learning to chart my cycles I couldn’t help but notice that my charts didn’t fit into the category of “normal” or “healthy”. My cycles were extremely long, I continued to suffer with intensely painful and heavy periods every month, and I was diagnosed with fibroids along the way. As empowering and exciting as it was to learn fertility awareness it didn’t provide me with the answers I needed to improve my overall health so that I could fix my periods and improve my fertility when I was ready to try for a baby.
The biggest changes happened for me when I changed my diet and discovered the importance of eating for health and fertility. The impact that food has on fertility cannot be understated.
I created Fertility Friday to help women learn to use the fertility awareness method and improve their fertility naturally. My goal is to provide the information I wish I had when I was 19 and searching for answers, minus all the stress and mistakes I made along the way!
Thanks for reading!
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