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Do you know that charting your cycle is crucial even if you are not wanting to fall pregnant? Did you know that charting can be a 99% effective method for contraception?

Charting or tracking your periods is the most important thing to help you deal with your personal hormonal health. From PCOS to menopause, charting can teach you to identify your own hormonal fluctuations. Let’s face it most women don’t know when they are ovulating or when there is a change in their hormones, and most think charting is for someone who is trying to conceive. Charting is great for trying to fall pregnant, but it’s also fantastic for detecting hormonal fluctuations and avoiding falling pregnant and is crucial when supporting health issues such as PCOS, endometriosis, early menopause, or amenorrhea.

It’s something that is often overlooked by patients and clinicians alike, generally because it sounds too complicated and too time-consuming. Most people think that you have to track temperature, date, symptoms, and LH surges but the most consistent hormonal sign is cervical mucus. Years of research by a group of gynecologists narrowed down all the symptoms and found that cervical mucus when correctly assessed, correlated the strongest to hormonal fluctuation. Now that there are mobile apps to help you record this information it takes as little as 30 sec a day to record the necessary data.

So don’t just guess, know! I can help you identify ovulation and hormonal fluctuations in a simple way that only takes 30sec per day and doesn’t require messing around with tracking your temperature or unreliable ovulation tests.

Come and learn how to be in control of your hormones at the FREE health talk I’m holding on the 29th of May at Merge Health.

Samantha Van Dort  

IVF Support & Fertility Naturopath

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