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 and more attention being given to the importance of the female menstrual cycle — with some physicians even calling it the “5th vital sign — it is time for those of us who are fertility awareness experts to help women pass along information about fertility to their daughters.
Yet this isn’t easy, is it? How do you help your younger teenage girl going through puberty understand God’s design for her body? How do you engage your older teen? How do you make sure you cover what they need to know?
Live the Love has a unique online program to help mothers have a constructive dialog with their teen daughters and help them discover the gift of their body and fertility. The Mother/Daughter Program is centered around a series of short video lessons: “Fertility 101: Basic facts every young woman should know.” Younger daughters hear about the fertility cycle and basics of fertility awareness alongside their moms in talks from a fertility awareness teacher, a nurse practitioner and an OB/GYN. Moms of older teens can opt to let their daughters watch on their own. For moms there is bonus content and a community area to support each other.
What is covered:
- The basics of fertility and the cycle
- The beauty of the female body
- Hormones and their effects
What is included:
- Shorter, Lighter, Pain-free Periods (Retail $8.95)
- Smoothie Recipes (Retail $5)
- CCL Paper chart for Teens
This program will help young women discover and treasure the gift they have been given in being female, will empower them with valuable knowledge they deserve to have, and even help them advocate for better approaches to their cycle irregularities than the birth control pill.
by Ann Gundlach
Director of Communications