Books about reproductive health, Fertility Awareness, and Natural Family Planning

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Garden of Fertility Book CoverHonoring Our CyclesIn her books, The Garden of Fertility (2004) and Honoring Our Cycles (2006), Katie Singerintroduces Fertility Awareness (also called Natural Family Planning).With these methods, a woman who charts her temperature and cervical mucus can know when she is fertile and infertile. A woman who charts her fertility signs can also know whether she is ovulating or miscarrying. You can learn remedies for problems like Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and fertility.

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by Katie Singer
Avery/Penguin trade paperback; $19.95; $30 Canada; ISBN 1.58333.182.4 on sale date: April 26, 2004

Many women are confused by the physical and emotional changes they experience throughout their menstrual cycles. Many are unhappy with their method orf birth control. Yet others feel powerless in their quest to have a baby. Their situations may all stem from not knowing how their reproductive systems work, or that a woman's body freely offers signals that indicate when she is and isn't fertile. In THE GARDEN OF FERTILITY, certified fertility educator Katie Singer explains how women can chart their fertility signals to gauge their gynecological health and to prevent or achieve pregnancy. The book provides information that is crucial to every woman of childbearing age.

With just a few minutes of daily attention, women who chart their fertility signals (the waking temperature and cervical fluid) can determine whether they are ovulating, pregnant, prone to poly-cystic ovarian syndrome or miscarriage, indicating a thyroid problem--and when intercourse can and can't lead to pregnancy. If its rules are followed, Fertility Awareness is virtually as effective as the Pill in preventing pregnancy. Couples who want to conceive know the best time to try.

Unlike other books on this method, THE GARDEN OF FERTILITY explains how charts can be used to gauge gynecological health, describes how breastfeeding women can establish and identify unambiguous infertility, offers night-lighting and nutritional information for strengthening reproductive wellness, and introduces women conducting research on their own cycles.

THE GARDEN OF FERTILITY is for every woman who wants to care for her reproductive health naturally.

Author Katie Singer has written about Fertility Awareness in the peer-reviewed medical journal ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES, MOTHERING, and for OUR BODIES, OURSELVES 2005. Her novel, THE WHOLENESS OF A BROKEN HEART (Riverhead/Penguin, 1999) was a selection of Barnes & Noble's Discover Great New Writers Program and has been translated into three languages.

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