Natural Fertility

Natural Fertility is a method of observing and assessing bodily changes throughout a women's cycle to manage fertility.  These bodily changes occur naturally and are recorded via the Sympto-Thermal Method of charting.

The STM is a natural and healthy fertility awareness based method (FABM) of family planning that records observations of a woman's cervical fluid, basal body temperature (waking temperature) and other biological signs (e.g., changes in the cervix) in order to identify the fertile and infertile times of her cycle.

 

Couples can use the method to either achieve or avoid pregnancy. The STM can be used throughout the couple’s reproductive years.

“Sympto” stands for the symptom of cervical fluid, which changes under the influence of the woman’s reproductive hormone, estrogen. “Thermal” stands for the basal body temperature (BBT), which rises after a woman ovulates (when the ovary releases an egg).

The STM is a scientifically sound method of contraception, as well as being a proven method to increase a women's chances of conceiving.

 

The STM can be especially useful for women having difficulty conceiving this method can assist them to effectively target intercourse and in turn increase their chances of conception.

For women who no longer wish to use chemical forms of contraception or barriers, this method (correctly used) offers an effective natural method of contraception especially for a more healthy lifestyle.

The STM requires careful daily recording of:

  • Basal body temperature

  • Changes of the cervix

  • Changes of vaginal mucus and sensation

The package includes follow up for up to 12 months from first appointment and support and encouragement as women learn to chart.

 

If you are interested in learning more about Natural Fertility as a form of contraception or as a method to use for conception, please contact me.

The package is $250 and includes 3 appointments.

The appointments will cover:

  • Health overview

  • Anatomy overview

  • Combined fertility understanding

  • Effective charting using the Sympto Thermal Method

Women (and partners) will gain a good understanding of fertility awareness and natural family planning

Contact Me

027 6775241    or   

bronwyn@hbdoulas.co.nz

304 Lyndon Road West, Hastings

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