Book Review: Taking Charge of Your Fertility

Taking Charge of Your Fertility is definitely a must read for every woman! It doesn’t matter what life stage you are in, it has information you should know if you don’t already. I’ll go as far as to say that it should be required reading in school…yeah, really! It could even make you more knowledgeable, in some aspects, than your OB-GYN, promise! There’s no reason the way the female body works should be shrouded in mystery. Reading this book will empower you and dispel a lot of the myths and misinformation that is out there about the female reproductive system.

The reason I personally purchased and read the book was for the portion of the book that discusses the fertility awareness method (FAM) of contraception. It is a completely natural way to avoid or achieve pregnancy. I should say that this is definitely NOT the rhythm method and is a reliable method of contraception. I’m proof of that, as well as a lot of other women out there. 🙂 There are sample charts and even an illustrated portion in the middle of the book that were very helpful.

I also thought the appendices in the back were great for answering specific questions, as was the glossary if you are new to natural family planning.

I found the book easy to read and understand but, if you have questions after reading it, there is a whole website and forums dedicated to the book. I highly recommend it!

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