Taking Charge of Your Fertility Revised Edition: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control and Pregnancy Achievement

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Harper Collins, Nov 13, 2001 - Health & Fitness - 459 pages
THE GROUNDBREAKING BESTSELLERNOW UPDATED AND REVISED

Are you unhappy with your current method of birth control? Or are you demoralized by your quest to have a baby? Do you also experience confusing signs and symptoms at various times in your cycle, but are frustrated by a lack of simple explanations?

This invaluable resource will help you find the answer to your questions while giving you amazing insights into your own body.

Taking Charge of Your Fertility has helped literally hundreds of thousands of women achieve pregnancy, avoid pregnancy naturally, or simply gain better control of their health and lives. This book thoroughly explains the empowering Fertility Awareness Method, which in only a couple of minutes a day allows you to:

  • enjoy highly effective and scientifically proven birth control without chemicals or devices


  • maximize your chances of conception before you see a doctor, or expedite your fertility treatment by quickly identifying impediments to pregnancy achievement


  • increase the likelihood of choosing the gender of your baby


  • gain control of your sexual and gynecological health

This expanded new edition includes:

  • a revolutionary new, fully intuitive charting system


  • numerous new master charts, including separate ones for birth control, pregnancy achievement, and menopause


  • the latest on fertility conditions and high-tech treatments


  • comprehensive tables that clearly summarize fertility-related drugs and procedures
 

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I really wish they gave out this book instead of pads & tampons in 5th grade. It's ridiculous that I didn't find out how my body works until now, but, whatever. The book presents sympto-thermal ... Read full review

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This book is great for learning about your body your bodys rhythms as a teenadult pre menopausal woman. I highly recommend for any young or adult woman with questions about their body and their fertility. Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction xix
TOWARD A NEW WAY OF THINKING I
Part Two REDISCOVERING YOUR CYCLE AND YOUR BODY 31
Part Three NATURAL BIRTH CONTROL 115
Minimum Charting with Maximum Reliability 136
Part Four PREGNANCY ACHIEVEMENT 141
Achieve Pregnancy 188
Expecting the Unexpected 291
B Using FAM for Birth Control During Special Circumstances
Using FAM While Nursing Your Baby 341
The Contraceptive Effectiveness of Natural Birth Control 347
A Summary of Events Through
F Frequently Asked Questions FAQs 364
G The Difference Between Natural Methods of Birth Control 375
Drugs That May Affect Your Fertility Signs or Cycle J Interesting Terminology in Womens Health K Fertility Abbreviations L Sniglets M FertilityRel...

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Appreciating Your Sexuality and Nurturing Your Relationship 243
Choosing the Sex of Your Baby 252
Its Not All in My Head? 260
Demystifying Menopause 20 Enriching Your SelfEsteem Through Knowledge
Glossary 413
Bibliography 430
Index 443
Master Charts 459
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About the author (2001)

Toni Weschler, MPH, has a master's degree in public health and is a nationally respected women's health educator and speaker. She is also the author of Cycle Savvy, a book for teenage girls about their bodies. A frequent guest on television and radio shows, she lives in Seattle, Washington.

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