Ladies, you know how important your fertility cycle is to your health. It greatly influences your energy levels and emotions.
Most women don't pay attention until they want to have children, but I became interested in it several years before that when I read The Garden of Fertility I realized how much the cycle affected my overall health.
There are two phases to a normal fertility cycle. In ancient cultures, before artificial lighting, it naturally corresponded with the lunar phases. So although I refer to "moons" here, you may have your own personal moon and not necessarily be in sync with the one in the sky!
It's important to know about this cycle and understand how it works not only for trying to conceive or for natural birth control, but also so that you can know what's going on and spot if you have a health problem.
If you want to know more about how to monitor your cycle and what types of problems to watch out for, I highly recommend Taking Charge of Your Fertility.
I've been taking my basal body temperature for several years. It helps me gauge the health of my thyroid and adrenal glands and is the most accurate way to predict when I'm going to get my period.
And when we were ready, it helped me know exactly when I got pregnant!