Anna Murphy, FCP
Rhyme and Reason to Fertility?
Updated: Mar 7
I've heard a million response about why FertilityCare will never work. For example:
-"there is no rhyme or reason to fertility"
-"my cycle is unpredictable"
-"birth control is easier"
-"you can't know whether you are fertile or not"
I could go on, but this is an example of some of what I hear about reasons against monitoring fertility. As I've previously written about, there is a lot of beauty in discovering your personhood and femininity through charting with the Creighton Model System, but, there is also reasonability to it as well.
Our bodies are not a disordered mess with no rhyme of reason to it. It's not some jumbled mess that we are supposed to, at random, attempt to make sense of. There is a sensibility, there is an order to our bodies. There is something that our bodies were made for. Our fertility is not excluded from this reasonability and ability to begin to comprehend.
Women's cycles begin with their first day of bleeding, there is a period of mucus build up leading to ovulation/an ovulatory event, followed by a period of infertility before her next menses, or, if pregnancy occurs the beginning of a woman's pregnancy. While the phase of your cycle leading up to ovulation does vary, the post peak (Creighton terminology) or post ovulatory phase is a stable length. There is an ability to understand the general pattern that a woman's body takes. Now, what is there to be said for complications, infertility, abnormal bleeding, etc?
Were there not a "normal" or usual pattern that a woman's cycle followed, we would have tremendous difficulty, if not impossibility, in diagnosing these issues. We wouldn't be able to understand what is happening if we didn't have a pattern/reasonability to work off of. There is an intentional design to our bodies and to our fertility that we can understand. And charting is how you can get there! If you're concerned about a health issue, want to learn more about your fertility and cycles (yes, that includes teenagers!), want to assess risk for miscarriage and. infertility, don't hesitate to reach out to one of us about how we can help you to achieve your goal.
Birth control does not facilitate learning about your cycle and its natural times of fertility and infertility. Further, it doesn't address further medical issues and underlying health conditions that the Creighton Model System is able to identify biomarkers for.
There is a reasonability to our fertility, and it's worth discovering. Reach out to us today!