Hi! My name is Brittany Bair, and I teach people about their menstrual cycles.
Sounds simple, right?
It’s actually more complicated than that. I give them the comprehensive sex education that they should have received in middle school, and then some.
My job is to educate women about the ins and outs of their reproductive system, and the hormonal changes that occur within a single cycle and over the course of a lifetime. Why does it matter, you ask?
Your fertility matters even if you never plan to have children.
Your reproductive hormones impact not just your fertility, but your overall health. Every cell in your body is impacted by reproductive hormones, and you benefit from experiencing an ovulatory cycle (approximately) each month regardless of whether you’re trying to conceive a pregnancy.
On this blog, I’ll be sharing educational content about reproductive health and fertility awareness.
Fertility awareness is a method of family planning that involves observing the body’s natural signs on a daily basis, and using that information to identify the fertile and infertile times of the cycle. By recording this information in a chart, couples can use it to modify their behavior depending on whether they wish to avoid or achieve pregnancy. There are a number of different fertility awareness based methods, but all of the modern methods are just as effective, if not more effective, than hormonal birth control.
Fertility awareness charting is useful even if you don’t need it for family planning.
Remember, reproductive health influences your overall health. So, even if you’re not in a relationship where pregnancy is possible, charting is still beneficial to you. It allows you to observe the physical signs your body is giving you and interpret those signs in terms of what they tell you about your hormonal activity (more on this in a later post). The menstrual cycle is so sensitive that health problems can manifest as changes in cycle biomarkers before other symptoms are noticeable. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has referred to the cycle as a vital sign of health.
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If you’re ready to work personally with a trained instructor, so that you achieve the highest efficacy possible when practicing fertility awareness, I welcome you to visit my main website here to view my current course offerings. Also feel free to contact me directly with any questions or comments you may have. To view more of my content, you can also find me on Instagram.
I look forward to sharing valuable content with you!