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Taking Charge of Your Fertility: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control and Pregnancy Achievement Paperback – July, 1995
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After trying unsuccessfully on my own for 5 months, I started to question my fertility. I purchased ovulation test strips and they wouldn't show a peak ovulation. I found others online who were trying to conceive and recommended this book. Once I received the book, I couldn't put it down! I was amazed at what little information I actually knew about my cycle ~ my own body and what it had been telling me all along. I just didn't understand it.
I learned not everyone ovulates on "Day 14", for me it is actually "Day 23". I assumed I wasn't ovulating and got frustrated at day 20-21 and would stop testing. I now know to look for signals to show when I'm ovulating and now test in the correct window.
By reading this book I now have a clear understanding of my cycle. At my age, I want to have a baby sooner than later, so I plan on taking a more aggressive approach to my fertilization. I talked with my doctor after 6 months, rather than 1 year. With the help of this book and charting, I was able to explain my cycle and show my doctor all my charts. I was able to provide all the information needed to show I have a short luteal phase. By providing this information to the doctor, we will be able to treat the ovulation problem that much quicker. My doctor commented that I was extremely organized and it really helped things along.
This book is very easy to read and understand. You will be able to clearly read your own body signals during your cycle, and have a better understanding of your fertilization ~ whether you want to become pregnant - or not.
I will share this book with other women and would recommend it for every woman!
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.
A happy and proud Dad and Husband!
WOW! Why don't they teach THIS in Sex Ed?? I wish I'd known this stuff when I was 13! I sure knew the mechanics of sex, alright, but not the mechanics of my own body. I was amazed at what I didn't know; while I had observed the various signs that are talked about, I didn't have the slightest clue what they meant. They never worried me, but they never gave me any insight, either. I started charting, figured out what day of the cycle I REALLY ovulated, and on the third try -SURPRISE!- we were pregnant! While the OB said to try on day 14, we REALLY needed to try on day 19. Sperm only live for 5 days max, so we would have missed our window of opportunity every time. :(
I have recommended this book to complete strangers whose friends were "trying to get pregnant," and lent it to my best friend when she mentioned going off the pill. She's due in December!
Now that my cycle is back, I've reclaimed the book back again to avoid another baby until we're ready. We're still breastfeeding, and using this as a birth control method doesn't come with the risk of drying up my milk supply. (I know, Micronor (mini-pill) is breastfeeding-friendly, but I don't think I'm ready for that yet.)
I am SO pleased with this book and the knowledge I gained from it; I can't believe I didn't know all this before my mid-twenties!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you buy the lady comp or pearly you need to get this I think. It's such a great women's health book and will explain a lot.Published 1 day ago by justine
I initially purchased this book as I was interested in pursuing a natural birth control method. I had tried every other method under the sun- the IUD did not agree with me and... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Eliza
This book is awesome! I HIGHLY recommend this for any female over 20. Very easy read & great at explaining the female fertility as well as ways to avoid.Published 6 days ago by T&CS
I think every girl should have to read this book as part of their human anatomy and biology class. With this book, we now have a beautiful 2-year old. Read morePublished 27 days ago by HappyGirl
I wish someone had handed me this book 10 years ago! After 10 years on the pill I started having an increasing number of side effects and just couldn't take it anymore. Read morePublished 1 month ago by C. Lynn
Great source of information about family planning. My husband and I have enjoyed reading it.Published 1 month ago by NFZoller
Very informative book! This book is a must for women trying to conceive!Published 1 month ago by Betty Sharp
A wealth of information that all women should have been taught about ourselves! I used this to avoid pregnancy and it works! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sarah M Hill