For as long as I can remember, my mom, and my family in general, has focused on being healthy and seeking alternative natural ways of how to take care of our bodies, so when the time came to choose a method to “control” my reproductive health I immediately knew that I wanted to work with nature and the natural flow of things.
I never gave hormonal contraceptives a chance. I had heard enough stories from my friends (if there is one thing I can’t handle is nausea and vomiting, but then again who can?). I searched for a way to understand how it all works and how to work around it to my own advantage, while avoiding both annoying and long term, serious side effects.
And so I discovered the Fertility Awareness Method or FAM. I studied it through the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility, by Toni Weschler, and it opened my eyes to a whole new way of looking at my monthly cycles. The most important thing I learned is not to hate my period. I used to dread the cramps and mood swings that came along with it without realizing that my body was trying to tell me something. I learned that nature is smarter than anything else. That if you let your body work the way it should, you will sooner or later reap enormous benefits in the form of earlier diagnoses, self empowerment, precious babies and even kindness to your wallet.
I’ve been hooked ever since. My journey has had some bumps along the way but I am certain that being aware of my body and listening to the signals it throws my way has made this journey easier and far more rewarding. This was what inspired us to create Ovatemp. We want to help you in your fertility journey, we know it can get a bit lonely, messy and confusing sometimes and hopefully we can be of some support while you learn to listen to your body.
If you are curious about this amazing method and would like to read further here are some books I highly recommend.
- Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler
- The Garden of Fertility by Katie Singer
- Cycle Savvy by Toni Weschler