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Natural Fertility Awareness Week

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During these times of uncertainty, with so many in isolation, more people are becoming very aware of their physical and mental health. Perhaps it is a time to reflect also on our reproductive health and consider how this may also be impacted.

The theme for Natural Fertility Awareness Week held last month was ‘Stay Connected with your Fertility – Get the Know-How’.

Stress can impact us in many ways, even the reproductive cycle can be affected. This can be readily recognised when there is an understanding of how the body’s natural signs inform us of what is happening in the reproductive system.

The Billings Ovulation Method® can help women in any stage of their reproductive life to recognise and chart these signs. It provides a woman with knowledge of fertility and infertility, indicating the optimum time for conception and alternatively the awareness of infertility can be used to space pregnancies.

During this pandemic, it is also a great tool for monitoring reproductive health.

There are so many apps available to track a cycle. These may be helpful to keep track of the regularity of a period but there is on offer a very reliable teaching tool that can be accessed remotely/on-line and which is interactive with a teacher.

Fertility Pinpoint™ is a convenient, interactive teaching system that lets a woman have personal and confidential contact with an accredited teacher of the Billings Ovulation Method® to help her understand her hormone levels and identify infertility and fertility through her personal chart.

Already many women, some who live overseas, access this service as the tutor is only a click away. It is a wonderful resource for those who live in remote areas but just as useful and accessible for busy city dwellers who are time-poor or in restrictive isolation.

More information can be accessed through the Billings LIFE website  www.billlings.life and www.fertilitypinpoint.com

Bernadette Davies
Area administrator
Billings LIFE SA

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