Learn Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) to Time Conception
What is the Fertility Awareness Method (FAM)?
The Fertility Awareness Method is a form of menstrual charting which determines ovulation based on natural body signs. It is a highly effective form of birth control or tool for pregnancy achievement.
The Fertility Awareness Method is based upon the fact that women are only fertile (able to conceive) for around 6 days each cycle. The Fertility Awareness Method involves daily tracking of temperature and vaginal mucous secretions, as well as the optional additional sign of cervical position. This data is recorded in a chart and used to map the fertile and infertile points of your cycle. Based on this information, intercourse can be timed to maximise the chances of falling pregnant by pinpointing when your egg will be released (or avoided to avoid pregnancy).
How does FAM work?
The Fertility Awareness Method uses natural signs (such as changes in cervical mucous) to predict that your body is about to ovulate, and an increase in basal body temperature to confirm ovulation. This makes this method a highly effective tool to increase your chances of pregnancy. It is also a highly effective form of birth control (to avoid pregnancy) when avoiding intercourse on fertile days.
How will FAM help me get pregnant?
Many couples who believe they are experiencing infertility are able to conceive naturally after learning this method. Once a month, most women will release an egg at ovulation. Once released, this egg lives for around 24 hours. If it does not meet a sperm during this very small window, the egg will not be fertilised and will be released in the form of your period. Sperm can live inside a woman for up to 5 days, therefore having intercourse in the days leading up to, and on the day of ovulation, significantly increases your chances of getting pregnant.
For this reason, if you are not timing intercourse successfully each month, you may not be allowing the sperm to meet the egg. No matter how much intercourse happens on the other days of the month, if you miss this window you will not fall pregnant.
How can Nourished Natural Health help?
Tamika is a Trained Teacher in Natural Fertility Education and is certified to teach you how to effectively use this method to avoid or achieve pregnancy. Book an appointment today to learn more.
Interested in FAM for natural birth control (to avoid pregnancy)? Read more here.
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About Nourished Natural Health
My name is Tamika and I run Nourished Natural Health, a natural health clinic with expertise in fertility, hormonal balance and digestion. I hold a Bachelor degree in Nutritional Medicine as well as a Bachelor of Teaching, which I use in combination to foster growth and learning. I work with clients in a partnership which empowers you to take control of your own health. I practice holistic healthcare which means I take an in depth look at all aspects of your life, not just what you put in your mouth. Your environment, stress, exercise, sleep, personal life and medical history can have just as big an influence on your health as your diet.
Read more about my story here.
How are you qualified to teach Fertility Awareness Method (FAM)?
I studied the Comprehensive Course in Natural Fertility Education under Kerry Hampton - a natural fertility specialist and owner of Wise Women Business in Melbourne.
How many appointments will it take me to learn how to chart?
Most couples are able to learn the method relatively quickly and usually require 3 sessions.
How is FAM different from rhythm method?
The Fertility Awareness Method should not be confused with the rhythm method which is a highly inaccurate method of simply counting the days of the previous menstrual cycle and using this to guess the fertile window of the next cycle. The reason this method does not work for most women is that each month, our cycle is slightly different. Even if your cycle is "regular" it can still easily vary by a day or two based on your stress levels, diet, exercise and travel each cycle. This means that most women don't ovulate at the same time each month, therefore cannot rely on how their last cycle was.