You are hereFertile Ground: The Fertility Awareness Method for Contraception and Conception
Fertile Ground: The Fertility Awareness Method for Contraception and Conception
This is not about counting the number of days from your last period until you think you're "safe,” or using a 14-day ovulation estimate when trying to conceive. Systems that rely on guessing don't work...the Fertility Awareness Method does.
The Fertility Awareness Method is an effective, research-based method of determining when fertility occurs within a woman's menstrual cycle. This information can be used to plan and/or prevent pregnancy, or simply to learn more about your body's cycles and health. Learn to observe, interpret, and record the key fertility signals of your cycle - waking body temperature, cervical fluid and position—in just a few minutes each day. After the workshop, you’ll receive a helpful follow-up consultation with workshop instructor and certified professional midwife, Heather Pollock-Green.
Women with irregular cycles, breastfeeding mothers and menopausal women can all benefit fromlearning how to observe and chart their daily fertility signs. All women can benefit from having a better understanding of basic menstrual health.
The Fertility Awareness Method and the Natural Family Planning method differ primarily in how pregnancy is avoided when each method is used for contraception. Both methods rely on your observations of your body's signs of fertility.
- With FAM, some form of alternative contraception is used during the fertile period.
- With NFP, pregnancy is avoided by abstaining from sexual activity during the fertile period.
Wisdom Within's Fertility Awareness Method workshops are taught by Heather Pollock-Green, CPM. Want to hear more about Heather? Check out her bio here.
This workshop is offered twice a year and is held at Three Cherry Trees, 735 C Street in Salida, CO. Visit Wisdom Within's calendar to find an upcoming class or to explore other classes being offered soon.
Workshop fees are $55/individual or $60/couple. This includes a half-hour follow-up consultation with the instructor.
Blessings to our workshop couples! If you would like to register online as a couple, please follow the online instructions and then bring an additional $5 to class.