Must Have Fertility Books
Seeking help with fertility issues?
These two books are essential reading for practitioners working with clients concerning fertility, reproduction, and women’s reproductive health issues. Whenever anyone asks me for help with fertility, the first thing I do is refer them to these books.
Katie Singer and Toni Weschler are experts in the fields of fertility awareness and women’s health.
Both books are rich in detailed information regarding women’s menstrual cycles, fertility awareness, pregnancy, and women’s reproductive health and illness. These are the books I wish I had read as a young teenager as they are incredibly empowering. It’s everything those sex education classes were supposed to be, but never were!
Each book has a slightly different emphasis, which is why I recommend both. It doesn’t matter which one you start with, just get started.
Know Your Menstrual Cycle!
In order to really understand the hormonal cycle of menstruation, you need to keep a chart. Both books give clear directions about what to track, how to take your basal body temperature, and how to assess your results. Each author also provides websites where you can download these charts – which is a real gift since they can be quite complex. After charting your cycle for a few months, things really do start making sense and you will find yourself fluent in the language of hormones and fertility.
I don’t have a favorite. I appreciate these women for their courage to pursue their work, and the incredible service each has done by writing these books.