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Fertility Awareness

Fertility-Awareness“Knowledge is power………” Helen Keller

To understand one’s fertility gives a woman a level of control and confidence which was previously missing.

Our centres can give women the knowledge to chart their signs and symptoms of fertility and lead them to understand their menstrual cycle and other events that are related to their fertility.

The Sympto-Thermal Method (STM) can be used by single girls and women who do not require family planning at present.

By learning to chart her signs and symptoms of fertility throughout her reproductive life a woman can take control of her cycle and be in charge of her reproductive health. She will have the confidence to know exactly when her menstrual period is due. She will know why her cycle is longer or shorter than usual because she identified when ovulation occurred. She will be aware of changes or abnormalities which may otherwise go unnoticed and untreated which means she can get earlier treatments if the need arises.

Charting can reveal conditions including polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, ovarian cysts, irregular bleeding, chronic cervical discharge, infection, and inflammation of the cervix.

Women with the charting abnormalities above or other issues such as miscarriages, ectopic pregnancies, premenstrual syndrome and postnatal depression can be referred to doctors (GPs or Specialist Obstetricians & Gynaecologists) who are trained in evaluating and treating abnormalities of FAM charts in a way that is cooperative with the cycle and restores healthy function. These doctors practise Restorative Reproductive Medicine (RRM).