(Closed) Taking Charge of Your Fertility…?

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I just finished reading it — the 10th edition I think — and have since been recommending it to every female over the age of 14, including strangers and perhaps a very convincing transsexual or two. It was that good!

READDDD ITTTT!!!!!!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I read the 10th anniversary edition – but I’m not sure it would matter. It’s actually AWESOME for women who don’t have regular cycles… it totally demystifies that and helps you figure out how to achieve or not achieve conception based on that. HIGHLY recommended!!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I read it last year and I think it was the 10th edition as well…whichever one is the newest. I read it because I was stopping hormonal BC and wanted to try the FAM based on recommendations from the women on this site. I would highly recommend reading the book and trying to chart. It seems like a lot, but it’s easy to learn once you get started. It really helped me learn a lot about my body and cycles, and they have information in there for women who are irregular, which would likely be valuable to you.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think mine was the 10th edition as well. Pink flowery cover. I think it’s even more helpful if you don’t have a regular cycle, possibly. I would definitely recommend it if you really want to know more about how it all works and it’s useful for TTA or TTC. But, if you don’t care about the why and really just want to know a few details, you probably don’t need the whole thing and could pick up most of the info online. For example, my sister just wants to track ovulation, she doesn’t care about all the details, so I suggested she just download the FF app and start temping and see how it goes. She’s not a reader, I definitely am.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

is this a book for people who are TTC now or will be TTC in the near future, or about over all fertility? i have been thinking about starting to get more educated because we will be TTC in less than a year and a half (eek!). would this be helpful for me?

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@bostongirl27:  Overall fertility- it is the recommended “bible” for those people using Natural Family Planning as their method of birth control.  Once you know when you can conceive, you also know when you can’t!

 @Miss PumpkinPenguin:  10th anniversary… So SO enlightening.  I feel like I was a 28 year old woman who had NO idea how my body worked.  It’s incredible.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@bostongirl27:  It’s about both really, but a large portion is dedicated to TTC or TTA. I started charting a year before we TTC and I’m really glad I did because I feel like I have a much better idea of how my body works. Charting would be a good starting point for you if you are going to TTC any time soon or if you are going to stop taking BC in preparation for that. Definitely give it a read!

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

10th edition from 2006 (buy it used and get it cheaper!)  I used it for birth control while I was married because I hated being on the Pill and I actually had less periods once off the Pill; 45-60 days cycles instead of the 28 day cycles mandated by the Pill.  I loved it and I plan to use it to TTC when that time comes.

Just an FYI for ladies not familiar with TCOYF, it’s only worth using if you’re off birth control already.  But in all honesty most women won’t need TCOYF to get pregnant; all most women need to do is get off birth control and have sex every other day.  However, TCOYF is a great way to learn about your body and it’s rhythms whether or not you are TTC.  They have a great board community where you can keep track of and post charts for others to review and comment on.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Version 10. It’s a fairly large book, kind of almost textbook size. I wish I’d read this years ago, so enlightening.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I see you’ve already decided to get the book – awesome!  I just wanted to chime in that the knowledge in it is amazing.  And since I just stopped the pill and seem like I am a week or two late compared to standard timing I would’ve been very nervous about being pregnant right now (would be fine and I know this is normal post-pill,  but I have an upcoming vacation and really prefer to be able to enjoy the good food and alcohol during what has the potential to be a last pre-pregnancy big vacation…).  The book taught me how to chart/understand what’s going on down there…and therefore I’m certain I’m not pregnant.

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