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Fertility awareness methods (FAMs) are ways to track your ovulation so you can prevent pregnancy. FAMs are also called “natural family planning” and “the rhythm method.” Want to learn how to track your fertility? Find a Health Center. Fertility awareness is an easy, scientifically sound way to track women’s fertility, and promote or prevent pregnancy. It’s a big improvement on calendar rhythm birth control.

Fertility awareness (Rhythm) Created: 09/14/2012. Last Updated: 04/15/2013. Share on: Effectiveness: 75 to 97 percent; effectiveness increases if you use several methods of tracking fertility, such as calendar, cervical mucus and temperature (24 pregnancies per 100 women each year). FERTILITY AWARENESS / Fertility awareness-based methods—or natural family planning—are all about tracking your menstrual cycle to determine the days that you can get pregnant. The tricky part is actually knowing when those days are.

To do that, you’ll need to pay very close attention to. Calendar Rhythm Method: count and record days in each menstrual cycle for six months and predict future fertile days (days when pregnancy can occur) using a standard calculation. The following fertility awareness-based methods rely on observing bodily changes: TwoDay Method: track cervical fluid every day, twice a day.

Fertility awareness is knowing and recognizing when the fertile time (when a woman can get pregnant) occurs in the menstrual cycle. This is the home of the Fertility Awareness Method of Birth Control Facebook group which was created in 2014 in order to provide a safe, non-judging, women-only space for any woman who observes fertility signs (basal body temperature, cervical mucus/fluids, and cervix position) to track their fertility for birth control, health, or conception. But here’s the difference: The rhythm method pretends women run like clocks, while fertility awareness means paying attention to the sometimes unpredictable signs and symptoms that come along with. Natural Family Planning, also called fertility awareness is a method of birth control that does not use any drugs or devices. It combines the calendar/rhythm method, the basal body temperature method, and the cervical mucus method.

The natural family planning method is more. Fertility awareness is sometimes called natural family planning, periodic abstinence, or the rhythm method. How Does Fertility Awareness Work? If a couple doesn’t have sex around the time of ovulation, the girl is less likely to get pregnant.

The trick is knowing when ovulation happens.

List of related literature:

A peak of song activity during the fertile period may also be important to stimulate the last stages of ovarian development and ovulation (Møller, 1988).

“Advances in the Study of Behavior” by Peter J.B. Slater, Charles T. Snowdon, Jay S. Rosenblatt, Manfred Milinski
from Advances in the Study of Behavior
by Peter J.B. Slater, Charles T. Snowdon, et. al.
Elsevier Science, 1997

Fertility awareness techniques have evolved from keeping track of the menstrual cycle (the so-called “rhythm method”; see ‘menstruation) to avoid intercourse around the time of ovulation: tracking body temperature and cervical mucus consistency can raise effectiveness to more than 80%.

“Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Encyclopedia” by Merriam-Webster, Inc, Mark A. Stevens
from Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Encyclopedia
by Merriam-Webster, Inc, Mark A. Stevens
Merriam-Webster, 2000

Each woman in the program was given an abacuslike device, consisting of red and white beads arranged to represent her fertility cycle.

“Critical Theory Today: A User-friendly Guide” by Lois Tyson
from Critical Theory Today: A User-friendly Guide
by Lois Tyson
Routledge, 2006

In primates that have a 28-day menstrual cycle, LH pulses (measured as proxy for GnRH pulses) occur approximately once per hour during the early follicular phase, but slow to a frequency of once every 90min later in the follicular phase as estrogen negative feedback increases.

“Fundamental Neuroscience” by Larry Squire, Floyd E. Bloom, Nicholas C. Spitzer, Larry R. Squire, Darwin Berg, Sascha du Lac, Anirvan Ghosh
from Fundamental Neuroscience
by Larry Squire, Floyd E. Bloom, et. al.
Elsevier Science, 2008

Many rhythmic and recurring events that a woman may recognize on almost a monthly schedule during her reproductive years are called “fertility signs” and are manifestations of the body changes required for successful reproductive function.

“Anthony's Textbook of Anatomy & Physiology E-Book” by Kevin T. Patton, Gary A. Thibodeau
from Anthony’s Textbook of Anatomy & Physiology E-Book
by Kevin T. Patton, Gary A. Thibodeau
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2014

• Fertility awareness—This involves carefully tracking your fertility—by noting your temperature and/or cervical mucus and/or menstrual history (rhythm method)—and then refraining from sex on the days that conception is most likely.

“My Teen Has Had Sex, Now What Do I Do?” by Ph.D., Maureen Lyon, Maureen Lyon, Ph.d., Christina Antoniades
from My Teen Has Had Sex, Now What Do I Do?
by Ph.D., Maureen Lyon, Maureen Lyon, Ph.d., Christina Antoniades
Fair Winds Press, 2009

The device calculates the likely date of ovulation well in advance, and allowing for sperm survival time, the woman is then shown ‘green’ days when conception is unlikely and ‘red’ days when conception could occur.

“Mayes' Midwifery E-Book: A Textbook for Midwives” by Sue Macdonald
from Mayes’ Midwifery E-Book: A Textbook for Midwives
by Sue Macdonald
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

However, when you attune to your own cycle of fertility, you can access the energetic support corresponding to the rhythms of your female body.

“Wild Feminine: Finding Power, Spirit & Joy in the Female Body” by Tami Lynn Kent
from Wild Feminine: Finding Power, Spirit & Joy in the Female Body
by Tami Lynn Kent
Atria Books/Beyond Words, 2011

In extrapolating the functions of the Sunrise Dance, fertility might seem an obvious theme due to the ceremony’s temporal association with menarche.

“Empowerment of North American Indian Girls: Ritual Expressions at Puberty” by Carol A. Markstrom
from Empowerment of North American Indian Girls: Ritual Expressions at Puberty
by Carol A. Markstrom
University of Nebraska Press, 2008

The other major rhythm in ovine reproduction is an annual cycle of ovarian activity.

“Knobil and Neill's Physiology of Reproduction” by Ernst Knobil, Jimmy D. Neill
from Knobil and Neill’s Physiology of Reproduction
by Ernst Knobil, Jimmy D. Neill
Elsevier, 2006

Oktay Kutluk

Kutluk Oktay, MD, FACOG is one of the world's foremost experts in fertility preservation as well as ovarian stimulation and in vitro fertilization for infertility treatments. He developed and performed the world's first ovarian transplantation procedures as well as pioneered new ovarian stimulation protocols for embryo and oocyte freezing for breast and endometrial cancer patients.

Mail: [email protected]
Telephone: +1 (877) 492-3666

Biography: https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/kutluk_oktay/
Bibliography: oktay_bibliography

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  • I got pregnant in the second month of using Daysy + condom, talked to them about how they are keeping track of users and they told me they rely only on the first study and they do not keep track with actual users

  • I just got off of the pill about 2 months ago and have been dealing with symptoms from it… I have been doing a lot of research on a more holistic way to track my cycle. Thanks so much for this video (:

  • I started taking the pill recently because I’ve never been pregnant and don’t know if I’ll ever be, which means I’m at higher risk for ovarian cancer because my ovaries have never stopped ovulating. Fortunately no side effects yet.
    Stopping ovulation for a couple years in your lifetime, either from pregnancies or birth control, helps prevent ovarian cancer because it gives your ovaries a break

  • Uugh I thought you were gonna explain the family method. But this video had so many back stories and comparisons., very little info on the actual method

  • Does anyone know how to connect the daysy app with the device through Bluetooth? (I think I’m following the instructions but it doesn’t seem to work ��) besides I love the product..����

  • Cheers for the Video clip! Apologies for chiming in, I would appreciate your thoughts. Have you researched Tarbbatigan Complete Unit Tip (should be on google have a look)? It is a smashing one of a kind guide for learning how to get pregnant naturally minus the hard work. Ive heard some amazing things about it and my mate got excellent results with it.

  • Great Video! Excuse me for the intrusion, I am interested in your thoughts. Have you researched Tarbbatigan Complete Unit Tip (google it)? It is a good one off product for learning how to get pregnant naturally minus the normal expense. Ive heard some amazing things about it and my cooworker after many years got great success with it.

  • How successful is this? I’ve been doing this for about six months now due to the effects synthetic hormones had on my body, and when trying to explain it to people they are horrified �� Most people seem convinced that this doesn’t “work”. Any advice on how to explain it to people? I’ve been told by people that it doesn’t work because on any day of your cycle you have a 75% chance of possibly getting pregnant. (Which makes NO sense to me).

  • Did you get the Daysy Fertility Tracker or the Daysy & “Birth Control Protocol” one? There’s a price difference but I’m not sure how else they differ. Thank you in advance!

  • Thank for this I’ve been miserable being on birth control. Have tried so many. This iud is the last straw! I’m getting it removed but I’m so happy there are alternative options

  • I have been using the daysy for the last 2 years and wouldn’t be without it now ���� so happy to not have to put any hormones/chemicals in my body ��

  • This sounds great I’d like to try but my only question is when you say first thing in the morning does that mean when i wake up or is it a specific time in the am???

  • I really enjoyed this video! I’m pretty good with remembering when mine is thanks to the Clue App and I am pretty sure I have a hormone imbalance or something because sometimes I experience being unable to function on a normal level. It effects me quite a lot.

  • What if I don’t ovulate… I don’t plan children right now, but would like to later on in life, and I want everything to be working correctly. After five months of no period I got one in January, and I’m so scared of when the next one will be…

  • This was so so helpful! I’ve always wanted to learn about this as I’m discovering various methods of birth control that work best for me. You explained it all so well.

  • Great video! Such important information! I wish we had these information resources when I was younger. Btw, after giving birth I had to restart learning about my cycle. It got all messed up and took a while to get balanced again, differently though.

  • Thanks Meghan, i just downloaded Clue, thank you so much for the information, i didn’t know about Clue but because of you i already have! You are wonderful and keep making more informative videos! Much love from me! And i like your channel! ����❤️

  • Oh my god THANK YOU!!!! There really is not enough good, comprehensive information out there about women’s health, fertility, cycle changes, etc. I truly appreciate that you put together such a well rounded video. It includes so much valuable information in a very easy to understand format. FINALLY!! ❤️ thank you!

  • Sorry Meghan, I like you very much but I have to give a thumbs down this time. It is VERY IRRESPONSIBLE from you to promote natural birth control. Women can get pregnant at ANY TIME of the cycle. So many women got pregnant using these three methods!
    To all the women: if you don’t take a REAL birth control method, ALWAYS USE A CONDOM. If you don’t want to take hormones, use a copper IUD. Anyway a woman birth control AND a condom is the safest.

  • This video is so relevant for me right now! I am currently reading Taking Charge Of Your Fertility and loving it and learning so much. Thanks so much for sharing this info! I only wish I had known about this years ago.

  • Thank you for sharing this �� I think it is so important for women to know about this and understand their health! While I may disagree with the use of barrier methods, I am very happy you made this video to educate women on healthy ways to take care of their fertility ��

  • That was really useful! I cannot wait to give it a try! I’ve been for some years on the pill and it doesn’t work for me. I think this is exactly what I need! Thank you! ��

  • what if you have an interrupted sleep cycle, for example, I might wake up and go back to sleep a few times in the morning before I get up

  • I am so scared to use this type of method (basal body temperature) since so many people here in Sweden have become pregnant using a similar tool. My biggest nightmare is becoming pregnant again. I would not be able to handle it. So I am on the pill but I really don’t want to:/

  • First off, you curly hair is absolutely beautiful! And suits you so well! ��
    Second, this video is so helpful! This topic has been on my mind for a while now, and you made it so informative while still simple and easy to understand.

  • Thank you so much for the informative video! I got married last year and I knew from before that I did not want to take the pill so I researched intensively hehe.

  • I have downloaded and uninstalled so many cycle tracking apps. I downloaded clue as soon as you mentioned it. It’s the best one yet!

  • Thank you for this video & for being so thorough. I always thought the cervical mucus ( never knew it was called this ) which is always at a 1 was a way for our vaginas to cleanse themselves. Sorry for the TMI.

  • Hi!!! Excellent video, exactly wat I needed, I cant wait to stop using the contraceptive injection, have had a really bad experience with it.
    I’d love to start using Daysy, but I have a question, hopefully someone could help me:)
    I work as a baker 4 days a weeks, what means that I don’t have an exactly hour of waking up every day, sometimes it could be a 2 am, 7 am or 9 am. Will Daysy work for me? I really want to know before investing that amount of money on it.
    Thank you.

  • I’m about to sue YouTube for these terrifying ads before the video. The hell.. it’s 10 pm and I’m home alone why you gotta do that.. ��

  • … I apparently suck at natural birth control…. I’m pregnant �� in about a year or so I can start trying again at tracking better (3 months till baby is born, then about a year or so till I start getting periods again)

  • I have not used hormonal birth control since I was first married and I didn’t like the affects of it and got off it. I have had success just tracking things and being aware. By the way, I absolutely love your hair curly. It’s so very pretty.

  • Hi Meghan Thank you for this informative video. i’ve been thinking about going the natural birth control route. Right now Iam using the IUD method been using this birth control for about 8 years its been working great. But I don’t want to rely on it forever.

  • I developed a serious infection from an IUD and have now been tracking my cycle for 9 months using Kindara. I love FAM. I will never go back to hormonal birth control.

  • Great vid! Especially the part where you differentiate between the Rhythm method in this method! That was great news to me. I’m interested in learning this method. I hope you have many more videos that explain in detail how to do it. As you were guided I hope you as well can guide us

  • Do you have to buy it yearly or once? I seriously can’t be thankful enough for this video, I’ve had a copper iud for a yr now and am having lots of symptoms severe depression, dizziness and more and the pill causes side effects too so thanks thanku

  • Thank you for such a great review on the fertility awareness method! I’m using it to help achieve pregnancy, but I love that it can be used to prevent pregnancy or to better understand your body.

  • We have been able to successfully track our fertility for the last 25 years using mucous observations. Our (4) children were all intended. Preventing pregnancy without any other method (barrier or anything else) for the last 16 years because of the very high risk of rupture of the uterus. The new advances in technology are so great! Ladies, you can do this and it is so worthwhile!!

  • I learnt more in this video that I did at school, thanks for this! Never thought talking about ‘the period’ could be so interesting:D

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  • Its also good for your health to be aware of your cycle so you know whats normal and whats not.
    TMI but ive had sex regularly with guys finishing inside me for five years. Still not pregnant. Just stating my experience with fertility awareness. I ask my partners to get tested and strictly never use condoms. I just dont have sex anywhere near my fertile window (which is nice, i actually enjoy holding off and the anticipation) and as a side bonus my period never sneaks up on me. Its amazing. It can be an empowering and connecting experience both with yourself and your partner.

  • The study daysy made with the 99.4% effectiveness got retracted from the scientific journal it was published in just fyi. It excluded any who had not used it for 13months or less. So I’m just guessing here but any women who had unintended pregnancy in the first year and quit using it were not surveyed. But this vid was made before it was supposed to be retracted. I think this would still be a great addition to symptothermal method.

  • It is only as effective as you are motivated to make it effective (by getting educated and sticking to the guidelines/rules).
    I have been using the sympto thermal method for about a year. It’s a bit of learning to begin with but once you are educated and understand the rules it’s not hard at all. Like riding a bike, I don’t have to think about it anymore. You don’t have to have regular cycles, that’s why there are rules, to help you determine when things change or you can’t get accurate temperature etc. We have come a long way since the calendar method. (Unfortunately that is what those period tracker apps are)
    The more I learn about my anatomy, biology, hormones and how they work, the more I trust this form of birth control.

  • Thanks for the Video! Excuse me for butting in, I am interested in your thoughts. Have you heard about Tarbbatigan Complete Unit Tip (search on google)? It is an awesome exclusive guide for learning how to get pregnant naturally minus the headache. Ive heard some interesting things about it and my close friend Aubrey after many years got cool results with it.

  • I have a Daisy too! Btw I am in love with your hair!! Keep it this way!
    The only challenge with Daisy is to remember measuring every morning before you get out of the bed. Sometimes i get out of the bed and then I remember and that moment is like “OH NOO”
    I also have 1 question. Do we need to measure our temperature at the same time every morning to be accurate?

  • I was having so much anxiety about birth control, worried the hormones would even give me more anxiety. I’m so glad I learned about this method!