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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: Collins; 10th anniversary edition (October 31, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060881909
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060881900
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.3 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (797 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #499 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

This book is very informative and easy to read.
Loretta
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

404 of 417 people found the following review helpful By The Tank on March 9, 2009
Format: Paperback
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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143 of 156 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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44 of 57 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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75 of 101 people found the following review helpful By unamilagra on June 15, 2011
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After being on the pill for 8 years, I decided it was time for a different birth control method. I was worried that after so many years of regulated hormones, it might take my body a really long time to readjust once I finally wanted children. I did some basic online research into the fertility awareness method, and just about every single source I saw recommended this book. This ended up being just what I was looking for!

After carefully reading the book and using a month to practice the temping and checking cervical fluid, I tossed my pills. I was surprised at how easy this method was to pick up and maintain, and I was so happy when my charts started to show a clear pattern. After a couple months I had it down, and we were able to only use a barrier method during the days we actually needed protection. I was able to successfully prevent pregnancy for a full year. Once we were ready to try to conceive, I reread the achieving pregnancy chapter, applied the principals, and got pregnant on the very first cycle of trying! I am now expecting my first in 3 months and couldn't be more excited and greatful.

Aside from the fact that these methods worked for me, I was impressed with the book itself. Even though I was a little put off by the size of the book, I found it to be an easy, and even enjoyable read. It was well organized and made it easy to find sections that I wanted to review. Even my husband (who is not much of a reader) got through the most relevant parts, and found it interesting as well. And despite the fact that he is a medical professional, he wasn't put off by her somewhat disparaging tone toward the medical community.

Another thing I liked about the book was its section on various problems that you could encounter while trying to conceive.
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