I recently read Taking Charge of Your Fertility: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health by Toni Weschler OH MY GOODNESS! Why the heck didn’t they teach us this in sex ed all those years ago??
Let me start at the beginning… a year and a half ago (plus or minus), Rick and I discussed me getting off the pill, not so we could have kids, but so I could quit taking hormones, as I had been doing for three years straight. Well, WHOOPS! we got pregnant, right away, and now we have my wonderful Henry!
I am thankful to have him, but I am not ready to have another, so I started looking at natural birth control methods that actually work. Now don’t laugh…. I know we all know some family with a dozen or so children who were using the rhythm method of birth control. That is not my idea of birth control! There had to be something better, right??
Well there is!! And this book tells you how to do it! Weschler writes, in practical terms, how easy it is to prevent or achieve a pregnancy without the use of hormones or other drugs, simply by observing your body, and knowing your cycle (not the typical 28 day average, I might add). This book is incredible! Thank you, Toni Weschler!
Women need this book. They need to teach it to their daughters. To quote Amazon: “This comprehensive book explains in lucid, assured terms how to practice the fertility awareness method (FAM), a natural, scientifically proven but little-known form of birth control (which is not to be confused with the woefully ineffective “rhythm” method).”
I was blown away. I’ve been in this body for 25 and 1/2 years and I never understood any of these basic principles of human anatomy. WHY don’t our schools and doctors teach us this? I haven’t a clue… but please ladies, weather you are trying to get pregnant, or trying not to, read this book!