This is a guest post that I wrote for Nicole Jardim’s blog: Everything You Need to Know to Fix Your Period! There are so many benefits that come with choosing the Fertility Awareness Method, a non-hormonal but extremely effective method of birth control, but the benefits that come with it may not be what you think! Nicole and I did an awesome interview together on the Fertility Friday Podcast where we talked all about how to fix your period naturally, why it isn’t actually normal to have excruciating pain or excessively heavy bleeding with periods, and what we can do to improve our menstrual cycle health! You can tune into the podcast episode here.
If you’re not familiar with how the Fertility Awareness Method works, it involves tracking your 3 primary fertile signs: cervical mucus, basal body temperature, and cervical position, and learning how to identify which days in your cycle you are actually fertile.
Contrary to everything you were taught in your junior high school sex ed class, women are only able to conceive on about 5-6 days during each menstrual cycle. Yes you heard right, you aren’t actually fertile every single day of your cycle, and yes there is only a specific window of time during each cycle that you can actually get pregnant. The fertility awareness method allows you to identify the days when you are actually fertile.
If you are trying to avoid pregnancy, and you don’t have unprotected sex on the only days you could possibly get pregnant then your chances of getting pregnant basically plummet to nil. That is why when the fertility awareness method is used correctly for birth control it is 99.4% effective in preventing pregnancy . So here are the top 4 benefits of using the Fertility Awareness Method for birth control…