Taking Charge of Your Fertility & Cycle Savy -Toni Weschler
Woman Code - Alisa Vitti
Everything Below The Waist - Jennifer Block
Come as You Are -Nagoski Ph.D., Emily
Period Repair Manual- Dr. Lara Briden
A Mind of Your Own - Kelly Brogan MD
Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom - Christiane Northrup MD
Garden of Fertility - Katie Singer
Our Bodies, Ourselves - the Boston Women’s Health Collective
Women Who Run With Wolves - Clarissa Pinkola Estés
Moral Property of Women: History of Birth Control Politics in America - Linda Gordon
Fertility Awareness Education
If you are considering using a natural and effective form of birth control (Symptothermal Method) I highly recommend working one-on-one with a Certified Fertility Awareness (FAM) Educator. Educators are available online and in person.
Find an Educator here
Tamara Rubin -NYC FAM Educator who conducts classes and coaches individuals on understanding their cycles and various birth control methods.
Earth & Sky - Katinka is a certified FAM educator based in NYC.
Michal Schonbrun - Fertility Awareness Educator, trainer and founding member of AFAP. Michal is based in Israel but offers virtual FAM coaching in English and Hebrew.
Getting started with FAM
If you'd like to use an App, this podcast episode by Lisa of Fertility Friday highlights features you want to look out for: http://fertilityfriday.com/episode-204/
Features to look out for when choosing an App:
Basal Body Temperature
Cervical Fluid <— real images of cervical fluid!
Cervical Position, Texture & Opening
Kindara - has it’s own fertility thermometer called Wink
Fertility Friday ENLIGHTENING podcast on Fertility & FAM. Everything from getting started, treating period pain, info on IUDs and so much more.
Menstrual Care Products
Chemical-free condoms brands
Skyn - chemical-free and latex-free (found at major pharmacies)
WholeFoods also sells chemical-free condom brands in the Wellness isles
Yeast Infections / Bacterial Vaginosis / UTIs
Yeast Arrest -Vaginal Suppository - Sold at Whole Foods
Fem Dophilus- Probiotic product for women who wish to maintain internal, especially vaginal, floral balance.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Abortion & Miscarriage
Plan C -A Safe Abortion With Pills
Ipas - Ipas is the only international organization solely focused on expanding access to safe abortion and contraceptive care. Across Africa, Asia and Latin America, we work with partners to train abortion providers, connect women with vital information so they can access services, and to advocate for safe, legal abortion.
Counseling for Abortion - Movement lawyers who hold reproductive justice values and a bold vision for a future wherein all people can self-determine their reproductive lives with dignity. And, we are more committed than ever to decriminalizing and normalizing self-managed and supported non-clinical abortion.
Paleo for Women - Diet & lifestyle resources to improve endometriosis symptoms
IUDs -Copper & Hormonal
*If you are getting an IUD inserted or removed, make sure your insurance company covers both procedures.
Studies on Hormonal Contraception
Cycles & Sex - Educational resource. Hosts 2-3 awesome events per year in NYC & LA with great speakers @cyclesandsex
Omg Yes - Female Pleasure Center
Read: Come As You Are by Emily Nogaski
Planned Parenthood Clinics
Primary care doctor/pediatrician’s office
Detoxing Harmful Chemicals
Electromagnetic Fields (EMF)
Blue Light Blocking Glasses for Day & Night:
Red Light Lamps & Blubs for Nighttime:
Hormones Matter – A science-based, research-oriented resource for pioneering women’s health progress.
Alisa Vitti author of Woman Code -Hormonal Health with a focus on diet, supplements and lifestyle. @floliving
Egg & Sperm Retrieval, Donation & Surrogacy
Water Filtration Systems
Berkey Water Filter- Stainless steel water filtration system (for the counter)
Food as Medicine
Practitioners & Shops-NYC
Midwives who offer Well Woman Care in your home!
Mayan Abdominal Massage Therapists
Acupuncture & Acupressure
Pelvic Floor Therapy
Naturopathic Doctors, Allopathic Doctors & Holistic Health Coaches
Thrive Market - Save 25 - 50% On The Organic Brands You Love, Food, Household & Baby!
Misfits Market - Organic produce delivered to your door once a week. I started ordering from Misfits in 2018. The produce is fresh and abundant and I love receiving different vegetables and fruits each week.