Today’s episode is a bit different than my recent interview podcasts. Instead of having a guest on the show, this episode is a replay of a presentation that I recently facilitated for Darou Wellness in Toronto. In case you don’t know me already a few things you might want to know are that I trained as a Justisse Body Literacy Advocate with Justisse Healthworks for Women several years ago, I have been charting my own menstrual cycles using the Fertility Awareness Method for the past 13 years or so, and I am the founder of this awesome blog as well as the Fertility Friday Podcast!
In this episode I cover the basics of the Fertility Awareness Method including the 3 fertile signs, cervical mucus, basal body temperature, and cervical position. I discuss why having regular menstrual cycles and regular ovulation is not just important for fertility but also for overall health, and I also talk about why many health professionals consider the menstrual cycle to be the 5th vital sign that serves as an indicator of a woman’s overall health status.
Topics discussed in today’s episode
- What is the Fertility Awareness Method?
- How is the Fertility Awareness Method different to the Rhythm Method and why is it effective?
- Why is menstruation important for a woman’s overall health and not just her fertility?
- How can a woman use her menstrual cycle as a diagnostic tool?
- What role does regular ovulation play in heart health, bone health, and breast health?
- Does the pill “regulate” a woman’s cycles? Does it “mimic pregnancy”?
- What are the 3 fertile signs and how do they indicate fertility?
- What does cervical mucus have to do with fertility?
- How come you can’t use basal body temperature measurements to predict when you’ll ovulate?
Connect with Lisa
- Fertility Friday
- Managing your Fertility Naturally with Fertility Awareness | Darou Wellness
- Justisse Healthworks for Women | Geraldine Matus
- Taking Charge of your Fertility | Toni Weschler
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Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by Sirc of (The Nock)