Taking Control of Your Fertility!

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I purchased the first edition (and eventually got an autographed copy of the 2nd) of book about 14 or so years ago, not for TTCing, but just for general information about cycles, natural birth control, etc.  It’s a great 101 type book for sure.  I was in my early 20s when I purchased it so it was perfect for me at that point in my life.  I still have both copies though I haven’t had to refer to it in a very long time. 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Nic01:  Hey Nic! I feel like I bump into you all over the place 🙂

I haven’t read this one although I have also seen it recommended a lot. I’m currently working my way through “What to expect before you’re expecting.” It’s probably much more basic, but I’ve found it very quick and easy to get into and a good starting point.

We’re aiming to start TTC March/April so I’m sure I’ll see you more around the boards!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Nic01:  I bought it.  Skipped to the parts I needed- mostly the TTC part and began charting on Fertility Friend right away.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Nic01:  Haha! Yeah, my FI is super, super keen but wants to wait until the wedding. Just deciding when to stop the pill. In the end, we’re staying in Perth. I got offerred a different role at the same workplace and we’re going to stay for another year or two, although still having the wedding in Adelaide. Hope you’re motoring along well!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Nic01:  Ha ha! Its one of those books I keep in the bedroom (along with some other genres).

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I just bought TCOYF and had similar issues with it in the beginning. I know she wanted to lay the groundwork and make sure that you understand the basics before getting into charting and TTC/TTA, but those first few chapters were a bit hard for me to push through! Once I got into the section about charting to avoid (DH and I won’t be TTC until next summer… boo), it was much more interesting for me and really picked up. You should only have a chapter or two left before things get better 🙂

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

The science-y stuff is a little dry, but just skip to the parts you want to read if that’s the case.  It’s great to know the science part, but all you really need to know is the charting part… And that part is easy.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I really liked the book, but I’m fascinated by the science behind things so that part of the book didn’t bother me.  The other chapters on charting are great though.  If you want a quick crash course in charting without reading the whole book I recommend fertilityfriend.com  They have a weekly charting tutorial and it’s free to sign up.  It teaches you everything you need to know to get started, with the basics in the first few lessons so you can start right away while it teaches you the more extreme cases or more advanced methods.  Good luck!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I agree with a PP– I skipped to the sections I felt were applicable to me. I keep it near my computer in case I have questions about my charting so that I can reference it.

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@Nic01:  It’s a great place to start learning. It’s easy to read and the fertility friend website is a great place to discuss the book and charting.

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