Today I wanted to share two things. First about the business (as its been shifting) and second, about what the Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) is.
So for those of you who don't know much about me, let's start with an introduction.
Balanced Living with Odette is here to help you with your cycle - helping you feel more empowered and informed. Then using the data to help you achieve or prevent pregnancy naturally. It's a non-hormonal birth control method with an efficacy of 99.6%.
I love what I'm doing, and am driven by a really strong 'why'.
My 'why' is to educate women about their cycle by better understanding their hormones and using the information to prevent pregnancy naturally without the use of hormones.
I came across FAM in 2020 when the insertion of the copper IUD failed twice. I know now that this happened for a reason. I did not know anything about FAM or that it even existed.
So now my mission is to inform women about their body and hormones. I am in the final stages of my FEMM certification and am so excited to share my knowledge.
Now that you know a bit about my and my journey, I'd love to know more about you and how you're feeling about FAM. You can just respond to this e-mail OR connect on Instagram.
So next I wanted to quickly re-camp and talk about what the Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) is.
FAM is the practice of observing and charting the physical signs of fertility that occur naturally during your cycle. We then use these signs to determine the days you are fertile and the days you are not.
FAM is a way of charting and tracking your cycle to help you become an informed participant in your healthcare and fertility. FAM teaches women to understand their bodies and recognise hormonal and other signs of health.
By learning to identify the signs of fertility and health in the body, we can use it as a tool to achieve and prevent pregnancy naturally. It is designed for women to develop body literacy and empower them when making sexual and reproductive health choices.
Charting your cycle with FAM means that you are paying attention to your cycle and body changes every day. You will know exactly where you are in your cycle which can help you if you want to live more cyclically.
You could be charting: - Cervical mucus - Basal Body Temperature - LH levels - Cervical position
Some of the different FAM methods: - FEMM - Justisse - TCOYF - Symptothermal - Boston Cross Check - Billings - Marquette - NFP - NaPro/Creighton - Sensiplan
I hope you found this informative. Feel free to reply to this email with any questions you have! I have also been much more active on Instagram lately so do head there to learn more and more about the Fertility Awareness Method.
Additionally, if you'd like to start learning about the Fertility Awareness Method you can reach out to me about how we can work together.