Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Absolute must have information

This book:
I can't recommend it enough. It's a way to understand your own fertility/cycles and then make informed decisions about them. I read the whole thing in a day. It's massive but so fascinating I couldn't go to sleep. I can't believe they don't teach this kind of information in schools. We're all being kept stupid, and I'm wondering (along with the author) if the professionals are underestimating women, if they're just wanting to hold onto their own power, or if they want to sell their drugs. It's probably a combination of all three.

I wish I'd read it twenty years ago. Now I have, I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the information, but hey. Anyone already familiar/happy/unhappy with the theory/practice - please do leave a comment if you want. I am searching the internet for opinions, but I'd rather have some from you, my trusted readers.

11 comments:

  1. It's a brilliant book - read it when we were trying (and had not had much luck) with Bigger and really opened my eyes

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  2. My problem with trying to prevent pregnancy (always was my problem) back when I was a fertile woman was that during my ovulation times I wanted nothing more than to make love, make love, make love. It always seemed so sad to have to NOT make love when I wanted to the most! And...impossible.

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  3. I have it! Never used it for contraception though, just for conception. And I got my little boy out of it too!

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  4. been wanting to read this....especially now that we are kinda thinking of the next one and wanting to get pregnant a whole lot faster than the last one.
    amen on the whole 'we are being kept stupid' bit.

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  5. I remember that book - I have never read it cover to cover, but I am familiar with the material. I think it's very useful for conception, but I am not sure I'd trust the method for contraception - not on its own at least.

    If you enjoyed it, you might want to check out "What your doctor may not tell you about premenopause", which is absolutely brilliant - and no worries, I know you are still young, it's "pre-menopause" (meaning all the years of sexual maturity before menopause) not "peri-menopause" (right before the change) :-)

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  6. Um...so is this like bragging? You need help with fertility? I'll send your site to my cousin who has 13 kids, maybe she can help get you straightened out and producing kids! ;)

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  7. You want another one? You don't want another one? I am confused. And what's the secret?

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  8. The book shows you how to accurately chart your cycle, so you can avoid sex or use a condom during the time when you're ovulating, and not use contraception outside that.

    If you're not using the charting method as a contraceptive or as an aid to effective conception, it's still good to be aware of your cycle and any changes in it.

    For example, as someone who feels completely insane for a good week or so before her period, I should probably be doing it too.

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  9. I need to search for this book. Sounds like an interesting read, which is all it will be for me right now :-)

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  10. Oh, I hear you,. It is ridiculous, the BS they feed women.

    If you liked this one, also check out What Your Doctor May Not tell you About Premenopause - it's not just for old ladies ;-)

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