Fertility Awareness & Natural Family Planning

 

ARTICLEs

For birth control, what's old is new again" - CNN, January 2015
"
For many, hormonal birth control an increasingly bitter pill to swallow" - Aljazeera America, April 2014
"The Hidden Wisdom of Fertility Awareness" -  Spirituality & Health
"The New Old-School Birth Control" - The Atlantic, September 2013

WEBSITEs

Beautiful Cervix Project!  Celebration and education about your cervix
The
Association of Fertility Awareness Professionals
The Garden Of Fertility - Long-standing teacher Katie Singer's website                                                                             
Justisse - Based in Canada, a Fertility Awareness organization offering "Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner" certification and many other wonderful things
Kindara - On-line fertility management system 
Poriutivit - Fertility Awareness colleague, Michal, and her work in Israel and abroad.
The Red Web Foundation
 - Menstrual health awareness organization 
Taking Charge of your Fertility
 - from the writer of the textbook by Toni Weschler 
Woomb - Resource for the Billings Ovulation Method (another form of Natural Family Planning).  Also a good source for effectiveness statistics. 

BOOKS

The Garden Of Fertility  & Honoring Our Cycles - Katie Singer
Taking Charge of Your Fertility Toni Weschler, MPH  

Healthy Living

 

The Bioneers - an innovative nonprofit educational organization that highlights breakthrough solutions for restoring people and planet
The Environmental Working Group
 - non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment
Mahina Cup - There are many menstrual cups available but this is my favorite!  Great company, great product. 
Reddy's - body friendly cloth menstrual pads

Food & Nutrition

 

WEBSITES

NRDC Smarter Living - great search tool on how to eat locally
Organic Consumers Association
 - food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, children's health, corporate accountability, Fair Trade, environmental sustainability
Weston A. Price Foundation - organization dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the human diet through education, research, and activisim

BOOKS

Nourishing Traditions - Sally Fallon
Nutrition and Physical Regeneration - Weston A. Price 
Fertility, Cycles and Nutrition Marilyn Shannon
Full Moon Feast
 - 
Jessica Prentice
The Yoga of Eating -
 Charles Eisenstein
In Defense of Food - Michael Pollen
Women, Food and God - Geneen Roth

Midwifery

 

WEBSITES

Midwifery: Citizens for Midwifery  
Midwives Alliance of North America

BOOKS

The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth  - Henci Goer
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth  - 
Ina May Gaskin
Pursuing the Birth Machine - Marsden Wagner
Birth in Four Cultures
 - Bridgette Jordan
Birth As an American Rite of Passage - Robbie E. Davis-Floyd 

Preconception & Fertility

 

BOOKs

Pre-Conception: The Language Of Fertility - Niravi Payne
Conquering Infertility - Alice Domar

Women’s Studies

 

BOOKS

Her Blood Is Gold  Lara Owen 

Witches, Nurses and Midwives by Barbara Ehrenreich                           
The New Our Bodies Ourselves  - Boston Women's Health Book Collective       
A New View of a Woman's Body - The Federation of Women's Health Collective
Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom  - Christine Northrup, M.D. 
Women's Wheel of Life and Birth, Sex and Desire - Elizabeth Davis
Dear Lover  - David Deida                                
Herbal Healing for Women  - Rosemary Gladstar
Hygieia, A Woman's Herbal  - Jeannine Parvate Baker
Healing Wise and Menopause, the Wise Woman Way  - Susun Weed
Natural Healing in Gynecology  - Rina Nissim