Goodreads Synopsis: For any woman unhappy with her current method of birth control; demoralized by her quest to have a baby; or experiencing confusing symptoms in her cycle, this book provides answers to all these questions, plus amazing insights into a woman’s body. Weschler thoroughly explains the empowering Fertility Awareness Method, which in only a couple minutes a day allows a woman to:
-Enjoy highly effective, scientifically proven birth control without chemicals or devices
-Maximize her chances of conception or expedite fertility treatment by identifying impediments to conception
-Increase the likelihood of choosing the gender of her baby
-Gain control of her sexual and gynecological health
This was an interesting book for me to read because I’ve read about NFP before, which is the religious counterpart to the method taught by this book. And so I didn’t come into the experience knowing nothing about natural birth control. And reading this book was definitely a good thing for me to do.
I decided to read this book because I am planning to have a family in the next two years or so and I’ve had some concerns about my fertility in the past, so I was hoping that this book would be a great tool and I found that it was. I hope to own it someday.
Taking Charge of Your Fertility is worthwhile for most people to read, even if you are happy with your form of birth control, or aren’t looking to become pregnant. I say this because the book breaks down the female reproductive system and what happens to our bodies every month in a very precise and easy to understand way. I learned a lot about my cycle, my fertility and how to explain and share that knowledge with others. I would definitely recommend this to others.
While this book may seem daunting, it is over 500 pages, most of what you need to know can be found in a few chapters. Of course I think it would be best to read the whole book, but I don’t think you necessarily have to. While the examples can be interesting to read, they aren’t necessary to learn the method. This book also has pictures and drawings to help you understand all the points necessary, which I found helpful though also a tad bit gross.
Overall I am extremely glad I read this book. I gave it four stars on Goodreads.