let’s talk natural fertility awareness
there is an explosion of interest, apps, methods
. . . and a lot of confusion

 

 

 

Our Mission

The Live the Love initiative was launched to:

    • Offer reliable, scientific information about natural and Fertility Awareness Based Methods (FABMs)
    • Provide ongoing support, education and community for users of any method

Methods

While finding the best method for you is more than just facts and figures, this chart can get you started.  It summarizes the most popular, best-researched FABMs.  (Data cited from FACTS - Fertility Appreciation Collaborative to Teach the Science)

  • Biomarkers

    Biomarkers
  • Reliability - Perfect Use

    Reliability - Perfect Use
  • Reliability - Typical Use

    Reliability - Typical Use
  • In-Person Instruction

    In-Person Instruction
  • Online Instruction

    Online Instruction
  • Ongoing Support

    Ongoing Support
Ovulation
$20 / month
  • Biomarkers

    Cervical fluid
    (mucus)
  • Reliability - Perfect Use

    99%
  • Reliability - Typical Use

    83-97%
  • In-Person Instruction

    $120 - $450
    (3-8 hours)
    ($40-$60 per session) $35 materials
  • Online Instruction

  • Ongoing Support

Sympto-
Thermal
$99 / month
  • Biomarkers

    Cervical fluid
    (mucus)
    Basal temperature
  • Reliability - Perfect Use

    99%
  • Reliability - Typical Use

    98-99%
  • In-Person Instruction

    $130
    4-8 hours
  • Online Instruction

  • Ongoing Support

Sympto-Hormonal
$60 / month
  • Biomarkers

    Cervical fluid
    (mucus)
    Hormone levels
  • Reliability - Perfect Use

    98-99%
  • Reliability - Typical Use

    86-93%
  • In-Person Instruction

    $60
    $175 monitor
    $18-20/mo test strips
    4-8 hours
  • Online Instruction

  • Ongoing Support

Effective use of any FABM to avoid pregnancy depends on motivation, couple communication, and proper learning of the method.

We have both become more confident with observing and interpreting my signs, and we have come to trust that NFP really works. After all, we have used it to both postpone and achieve pregnancy twice!   

~ Rita

“It’s quite effective.  It’s funny to see how most men think this is a woman-only issue. Some have even told us, ‘I don’t know what I am doing here.’ That’s when my husband asks, ‘Do you have daughters?’ Most do. That’s when Jose tells them, ‘This is going to interest you because you are looking for the best for your kids, especially your daughters — and of course your wife too.’”

~ Veronica

Using NFP is easier now too, thanks to the new program [CCL KYF], he said. And the benefits run deep, he’s quick to add: “I have the kind of marriage few couples get to experience.”

~ Jose

“The first thing I am going to teach my future sons-in-law will be about NFP because I do not want the bodies of my three daughters to become contaminated with contraceptives.”

~ Paul

Help for introducing your daughter to fertility awareness

We have taught natural family planning for 50 years now, and while much has changed one thing hasn’t: The most common response of the women in our classes is “Why haven’t I heard any of this before now?” They make a good point: Young women deserve to be introduced to fertility awareness! Especially with more…
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Teen fertility awareness: Helping our daughters reclaim the true meaning of their bodies

Many parents, and I was one of them, dread having to have “the talk” as their child approaches puberty. We aren’t quite sure what to say about teen fertility awareness, and we fear what questions we may get. Looking back, I see that practicing fertility awareness helped my husband and me grow comfortable talking about…
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Does my femtech product provide support?

One only needs to spend a little time in fertility awareness-related Facebook groups to see that women who use the various femtech products frequently have questions, ranging from how to properly use it to why it is giving them the results it is. All too often they are seeking answers via Facebook because their product…
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Let's work together

If you are involved in helping men and women with fertility awareness and would like to investigate partnership opportunities, please get in touch. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

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