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Know Thy Cycles! Fertility Awareness for Every Body

  • Spirit Weavers Gathering - Moon Session Cave Junction, OR (map)

As people with wombs, we have an incredible guide to ourselves in the menstrual cycle. This class is an invitation to a deeper understanding of our cycles and our fertility through direct engagement. Fertility awareness is a method of tracking and interpreting our cycles to prevent or achieve pregnancy as well as to gain “body literacy” – the self-knowledge received from observing scientifically proven signs of fertility and infertility. This class will introduce you to the Justisse Method of Fertility Awareness and how to use this method for natural birth control or to increase your chances of conception or to simply know thyself better.

The Justisse Method uses cervical mucus/fluid observations along with basal body temperature to determine times of infertility and fertility. We will review the fantastic workings of our bodies throughout the menstrual cycle, learn the signs of fertility and infertility, and discuss why the menstrual cycle is the 5th vital sign of our bodies.

This class will help you answer questions like: What’s this white stuff in my underwear? Can I get pregnant at any time? How do I know I’m ovulating? Where’s my period? Is this the rhythm method (no, is the answer)? What’s the cervix do anyway? Why didn’t I know this before?!

Fertility awareness can be relevant to your life regardless of your current birth control method, partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We will leave this class with a new understanding and appreciation for our fertility as a part of the health of our whole body.

This workshop will be held at this year's Spirit Weavers Gathering Moon Session in Southern Oregon. Find out more about Spirit Weavers here.