What you'll learn when you learn the Fertility Awareness Method
Today I wanted to talk about what you’ll learn when you learn the Fertility Awareness Method (FAM).
I do recognise that it’s not for everyone but I also believe that we have a right to know what goes on in our body. I’m sharing this so you understand the depth into which the method goes. It’s not only about preventing or achieving pregnancy. It’s about understanding the functions of your body and the hormones too.
Biomarkers are the indicators of the health of the reproductive system. A woman can notice changing levels of Estrogen and Progesterone throughout the cycle because these have direct effects on her biomarkers.
- Estrogen stimulates glands of the cervix to produce fluid that is stretchy, clear, lubricative and just more fluid in general.
- Progesterone stimulates the cervix to produce more thick and dense mucus – often described as dryness.
- Progesterone also increases the Basal Body Temperature (BBT) so once ovulation has happened, you BBT will be slightly higher.
2. Hormone function
The female reproductive system functions in a cyclical manner. We can see it as 4 cycles or seasons – (pre-ovulation, ovulation, post-ovulation and menstruation).
All hormones in our body have to reach a certain level in order to stimulate the next hormone.
You would learn about which 4 major hormones are at play during each cycle and how you can identify which hormone is dominant. Hormones are released to ensure cervical mucus production, uterine lining growth and ovulation each cycle.
The 4 major hormones you would learn about are: FSH, LH, estrogen and progesterone, and you would learn about where they originate from.
3. Female and Male anatomy
Women and men have different patterns of hormonal activity and fertilty throughout their lifetimes. Women experience more hormonal fluctuations than men. And men are constantly fertile, producing millions of sperm daily. Where women are only fertile 6 days per cycle. It’s not only about female anatomy, but male anatomy is also an important part in understanding fertility and family planning.
4. Fertility indicators
Research has shown that there is only a 6-day window where pregnancy is possible. Understanding your fertility helps you to feel at ease or when to seek help.
Cervical mucus is one of the main biomarkers that is needed to conception – fertile mucus is needed to transport sperm. Understanding your biomarkers and cycle patterns can give us data into whether a pregnancy is possible. And as an added bonus you will feel: empowered and informed – it’s so empowering to really know and understand what’s going on with your body. Knowing which hormone is dominant and which phase you’re in. You also learn about all those things you wish you would have learned at school.
Let me know if you have any questions about FAM or if you’re interested in learning FAM.
Have a beautiful day!
Love and Light