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Taking Charge of Your Fertility, 10th Anniversary Edition: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health Paperback – October 31, 2006


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; 10th anniversary edition (October 31, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060881909
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060881900
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.3 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (891 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,336 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

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


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

Customer Reviews

Great book, very informative and easy to understand.
Cleveland, OH
If you are thinking about or trying to conceive, trying NOT to get pregnant, or just want to know more about your body, I highly recommend this book.
K. Colonna
I learned so much about my body and cycle reading this book!
Lindsey and Andy

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

472 of 486 people found the following review helpful By The Tank on March 9, 2009
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After 7 years of trying and over $35,000.00 out of pocket expenses to fertility doctors, my wife and I pretty much resigned to the fact we couldn't make our own genetic children. We then started the adoption from China process. We paid all that money and are still waiting for our adoption referral date.

While we were waiting for the adoption to go through, I came across this book on Amazon. I figured, what the hell, it's worth a try. I bought the book and read it in three days! I found a couple of excel charts online, and then altered them for our use. I highlighted the most important parts of the book for my wife to read. She said several times, "I never even heard of this stuff!" Even our long time family doctor didn't know most of this info.

We were pregnant after the third month! Yes, after trying for SEVEN years!!! Our beautiful baby boy is now seven months old and the joy of our lives.

GET THIS BOOK! There is HUGE money in keeping us ignorant on fertility.

Good luck!

A happy and proud Dad and Husband!
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180 of 194 people found the following review helpful By Kristina M. on April 19, 2007
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I generally abstain from reviewing the items I purchase, but I feel so compelled to share my opinions on this book. I purchased TCOYF last spring. My husband and I successfully used the Fertility Awareness Method to avoid pregnancy for 11 cycles. On cycle 12, we shifted gears to attaining pregnancy and here I write, at the end of 12, pregnant. Obviously this was the reason I bought the book - to learn the method, put it to use and feel like I got my money's worth. But, I was provided with so much more - an entry into a world I was previously stumbling through, with conflicting understanding of my own body. I have since come to know, without doubt, what is going on! But too, to know when something is "off" and to get a professional opinion. In the beginning, I read twice through the book, but now use it for reference - I never once felt as if I was being talked down to, nor did I find any wording disagreeable. As my dad would say, "it's hard to believe anything is without any fault," and my response in this circumstance would be - The pros are so strong that I would be forcing myself to nitpick. So I will leave it here - this book is for those women looking to steer clear of synthetic hormones, those wanting to know and understand their bodies, and most importantly, those wanting to trust their bodies.

UPDATE - 6 Years Later: Having found this book changed the course of my childbearing life. I now have 3 children and have been able to confidently turn down health professionals when they want me to start taking hormonal birth control postpartum. We now practice Natural Family Planning, of which I've become an instructor; it is essentially using the methods in this book, just abstaining during the fertile period.

Note: Sperm really can live 5 days, and if there is some cervical mucous present (even characteristically non-fertile tacky/sticky), one can conceive from being together w/out a barrier 5 days out from ovulation.
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101 of 125 people found the following review helpful By S. Dickerson on March 10, 2014
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This book contains excellent advice and is a valuable source of knowledge. However, I have a suggestion for Ms. Weschler: no one is suggesting that you sugar-coat your advice for older women (those of us past the age of 35) who are seeking to become mothers. However, the use of the words "unfortunate" and "unfortunately" at EVERY point in this book where you discuss this topic is extremely discouraging and is actually frightening to women over the age of 35. I am not kidding -- at every single point in this book where older prospective mothers are discussed, these words are "unfortunately" used. Older women need helpful and realistic advice, but they do not need negativity. I strongly recommend that you revise your language in subsequent editions.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By MlkandChs on September 3, 2014
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Not going to lie, the book is boring BUT IT WORKED. My husband has Diabetes and I have PCOS so we thought it would take forever, if we were able to get pregnant at all. Luckily I started researching different methods early on and I am so very glad I did. We got pregnant in the second month of trying this method.
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31 of 37 people found the following review helpful By joyello18 on March 15, 2007
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I have spent 5 years of marriage using this method to AVOID pregnancy. My mom used this method for 25 years of marriage, both to conceive (5 kids) and avoid conceiving. Three of her five pregnancies were planned. The other two - one was conceived less than 2 mths after another was born, and my mom didn't know you could conceive so early while still breastfeeding. The other unexpected was conceived while my mom was fasting (juice only) for a week, because fasting throws off your body temp!

This book is an enclopedia of the female reproductive system, but it's easy reading. With this method, it doesn't matter how unusual your cycles are - mine range from 30 to 120 days.

Other methods of natural planning are very narrow-minded: The "rhythm" method relies on counting days only. The Billings method relies only on cervical fluid. Typical NFP relies only on waking "basal" body temperatures. This book teaches you about all three, and how they work together to help you predict ovulation and understand your unique body and cycles.

If you don't think you're organized enough for natural family planning, because of the temperature and charting, DON'T LET THAT STOP YOU! (You still have to be organized enough to know where your pills are and take them every day!). The benefits are SO worth it.

The book does not set out to slam any un-natural type of birth control, it just helps you understand your body. However, the potential side effects of un-natural birth control are SO much more than the medical field will tell you (birth-defects, miscarriages, irritability, depression, emotional instability, and even unplanned pregnancies!) - I have sisters and friends that can attest to EACH of the above.
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