Reading TCOYF

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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31 posts
Newbee

I have started practicing FAM so that once I get married I know my body well enough to use the method to prevent pregnancy.  It has been so fun getting to know how it all works!  It really makes you realize what a sham our sex ed is.  I never knew why sometimes I was extra wet, I had no clue that you can tell when your body is getting ready to ovulate or that you could tell via temperature when you had ovulated, and I honestly thought I could get pregnant at any time in my cycle, just some times were more fertile than others.

If you don’t have one already, I would recommend getting an app that will help keep track of all the data.  I use fertility friend.

Enjoy learning!  It has been/is a fun process for me. 

 

 

Post # 5
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1446 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I also thought it was both interesting and funny…. and seriously, who knew all of that???  Crazy that I made it 31 years without a clue. Tongue Out

Post # 6
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2764 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@trixiesrockets:  I just started reading it a couple of days ago, and so far it’s awesome!! So much information that I should know at 30 lol

Post # 7
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545 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@trixiesrockets:  Love TCOYF! I first read it in college, and ended up getting two copies because of all of  my friends always wanted to borrow it. It was seriously like the Sisterhood of the Traveling Uterus Book. 

Now that I have more friends who are TTC, ANOTHER copy of TCOYF has been passed around. My friend who was using it most recently finally figured out who the original owner was – OUR BOSS (who is old and motherly towards us) and we nearly died laughing over it. 

So ladies, don’t forget, pass it on. 

Post # 9
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110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have to say, now that I’m educating myself on ttc stuff, my sex ed classes taught me NOTHING about my babymaker. The basic takeaway from health class was that you CAN and WILL get pregnant if you have sex. Such BS! It makes me so angry thinking about it now. Instead of HEALTH class, they should call it “the how to put on a condom and detailed descriptions of std’s you can get” class.

 

Basically the point of my rant is…yeah it’s a really helpful book 🙂

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My copy just arrived from Amazon today, I’m really liking it so far! I think it is pretty ridiculous that we are taught so little about our bodies. If I have a daughter, I will make damn sure she’s taught this stuff growing up.

Post # 13
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1025 posts
Bumble bee

Such a great book. At some point in life it should be maniditory for women to read.

I remeber freaking out as a teenager wondering what the hell was in my panties- NO ONE ever explained it to me, and I did not understand until I read the book. I remeber scouring teen girl magazines looking for an answer, clearly being too embarassed to ask my mom.

When/if I have a daughter there are so many helpful things to tell her that are learned in that book.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I ordered it for charting to avoid purposes back in the summer, and have since recommended it to both of my younger sisters. I’m SHOCKED at how little I actually knew about the female body!! It was so amazing to learn that all the weird discharge that I get at different times had a specific purpose!! LOVE that book. (I made my sister and her girlfriend read it one night they stayed over just beacuse I was convinced that their worlds should be opened as much as mine had- they thought it was hilarious and that I was slightly crazy, but I think they learned a lot too!)

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