🧚♀️ Fertility Awareness is when you learn to recognise and interpret your signs of fertility.
🌟 There is no one size fits all approach, as you are unique.
🌟 This is why it is important to learn from an Accredited instructor/educator - especially if wanting to avoid getting pregnant.
The Sympto-thermal Method
- Billings Method
- Creighton Model
- Sympto-thermal Method
Please note that the rhythm or calendar methods are not based on observations of fertile signs, and cannot be used to reliably detect the fertile window. These were used in the years prior to the discovery of temperature and cervical mucus changes in relation to fertility.
The STM specifics can also differ, depending on what region you are from. So if you are taught by an educator based in the United States, the way you record and interpret your fertility will be slightly different to how it is taught in NZ.
Natural Fertility New Zealand, who trains and accredits Fertility Educators, is advised by a Medical Advisory Board, who review the latest research, ensuring that their educators are teaching the most up to date method.
And, when taught by an Accredited Educator, you can be confident of the 98% effectiveness of the method to avoid conception.
What about Apps?
There are so many apps out there, and some really exciting technology available that can help you to practice the STM long term.
It is really important to be aware of how an app works, always exercise caution when an app identifies your fertile window - especially if not getting pregnant is your goal. It is far preferable for you to have an in depth understanding of your fertility, so that you can override the app when it does not detect your safe time accurately