Fertility Awareness and Wellness Program

The Fertility awareness method (FAM) allows you to get in tune with your body by observing changes in your menstrual cycle and the signs of fertility such as changes in your mucus. This provides you with the tools to find out your ‘Fertility Window” as well as make a more informed decisions about your sexual and reproductive health, understand how fertility works and how it is affected during times of stress, illness or breastfeeding.

The Fertility awareness method (FAM) is scientifically based and can help to optimise your chances of pregnancy and, when properly applied using a combination of signs, is a highly effective method to avoid pregnancy.

Sounds easy! Do you know your Fertility Window or when you ovulate?

Maybe!? Not sure? You are not alone.

You may have read that ovulation occurs 14 days before your period, but that is not necessarily accurate - unless your body works according to textbooks! Even if you have a regular 28 day cycle you may in fact ovulate before or after day 14. Your cycle may be irregular or shorter or longer than 28 days and can vary in length if you are going through a stressful time. For all these reasons, you need to find out when you are ovulating.

This is also a good opportunity for you and your partner to improve your health before you start trying for a baby. I can help you to assess your health & lifestyle so we can identify areas that you may need to improve. We discuss any lifestyle factors including alcohol, smoking, recreational drugs, weight, diet and exercise, all of which can impact on your fertility. Making changes in your diet & lifestyle will increase your chances of getting pregnant so it is important for both you and your partner to be in good health.

A bad diet, being overweight or obese, smoking, drinking and unhealthy working conditions affect the quality of sperm and stop you getting pregnant. You should both try to make your lifestyle as healthy as possible before you try to conceive.

This is also a good time to see your GP for a Preconception check-up that includes a blood test to confirm immunity to rubella as well as other blood tests.