Natural Fertility Planning. Plan pregnancy the natural way
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Natural Fertility Planning. Plan pregnancy the natural way

Plan when you want to have a baby or when you want to avoid pregnancy, the natural way
4.0 (2 ratings)
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Created by Jacqui Malpass
Last updated 10/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand your fertile signs
  • Plan when to have a baby
  • Make it easier to conceive
  • Know when to time intercourse for the best chances of getting pregnant
  • Work more effectively with your doctor if you are struggling to conceive
  • Avoid pregnancy
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Requirements
  • Have an open mind and be willing to take the time to understand the process
Description

Natural fertility planning is a great way to have a baby, plan your pregnancy or to avoid getting pregnant.

By understanding how your amazing body works, you can take control of when you get pregnant or when you need to use other methods of contraception.

There are many methods of natural fertility planning in this course I combine several. This means that you have the best chances of achieving what you want.

The effectiveness of natural fertility planning is in the high 90%. You can choose nearly 99% effectiveness if necessary, or use more lax rules when pregnancy is an option, and possibly "we don't mind if we do have a baby".

  • Many couples who don't want to follow a strict regime (it is your choice), will be happy to accept a small risk of pregnancy and are often highly delighted with their 'accident.
  • Other couples will want to follow a stricter regime, because for them pregnancy is a no no.
  • Other couples want to use natural fertility planning to decide when to have a child.
  • Then there are those couples who are struggling to conceive and natural fertility planning is a fantastic way of helping them to understand the women's body and using that knowledge to work with their medical practitioner.

Natural methods do not interfere with your health in any way. In fact, as you get to know your cycles you will know when something's not right. If your cycles are really weird, natural fertility planning can be used to help you work closely with your medical practitioner.

If you are trying to get pregnant, natural fertility planning combined with other aspects of your health and nutrition will give you a great chance of conceiving.

It is reported that a woman can only get pregnant on a specific few days within her cycle. Within the context of Natural fertility planning we work to these rules. However, there are always exceptions to this rule and there are women who have been reported to get pregnant at other times. Like any contraception/planning method it is vital that you learn to understand your unique body and it's cycles - which is what this course will teach you.

When you understand your body, natural fertility planning supports you to understand when the best time to plan intercourse is or when to use other barrier methods in the case of pregnancy avoidance.

In this course we are going to cover:-

  • Who natural fertility planning best suited for?
  • Mind set for fertility success
  • Understanding your fertility
  • The signs of fertility
  • How to chart your fertile signs
  • How to get plan or avoid pregnancy

This course will be for you, if you want to understand your fertility and take control of when and if you get pregnant.

Who is the target audience?
  • Women who want to have a baby and are maybe struggling to conceive
  • Couples who want to plan their pregnancies
  • Couples who want to avoid getting pregnant naturally
  • Women who want to understand their fertility better
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 19 Lectures Collapse All 19 Lectures 01:19:31
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Introduction to natural fertility planning
5 Lectures 18:06

Welcome to this course on Natural Fertility Planning. NFP is a way to understand your body and fertile signs so that you can either plan for pregnancy and having a baby, or avoid pregnancy. It is all natural and free.

Preview 03:03

Fertility awareness is a collection of methods using your body's natural cycles and functions to determine the days of the month you are most likely to get pregnant so that you can plan to get pregnant or can avoid pregnancy.

You can use this course if you are:-

  • Planning to get pregnant
  • Avoiding pregnancy
  • Possibly choosing the sex of your baby
  • Trying to space your children using natural methods
Preview 03:33

Use this quiz to find out how much you know about your fertility before you start

Quick fertility quiz
13 questions

In this lecture I share some general facts about fertility, which are based on the questions in the previous quiz.

Fertility facts - an overview of a few things you should know before we start
13 pages

Please ensure that you read the disclaimer and understand that this course is not a substitute for medical advise.

Please also be aware that if you use this advice to a) avoid pregnancy that there is a risk that you will get pregnant if you do not fully follow the information and do not chart properly. Plus you do not use precautions in your fertile period.

And, b) you are trying to conceive, that you may not get pregnant as there may be other things causing you problems.

Disclaimer
4 pages

When you had been trying to conceive for some time, maybe 3-6 months or a year it ca, an be frustrating and overwhelming. All kinds of things will be going through your head.

Most people look at diet and lifestyle and ways to boost their fertility, using dietary supplements or acupuncture, alongside any medical treatments.

This is all very positive, however one of the most over looked areas is your mind set.

Infertility can be very stressful, especially if you don't know why. And that stress can permeate all areas of your life.

Being stressed will them affect your fertility. It becomes a horrible vicious circle.

What we look at in this module are ways to use journaling change your mind set so that all of those negative thoughts are reduced.

Preview 11:30
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Understanding your fertility
4 Lectures 19:47

Fertility awareness is a collection of methods using your body's natural cycles and which help you to determine the days of the month you are most likely to get pregnant. It is also called Natural Family Planning (NFP).

This lecture is an introduction to fertility awareness.

What is fertility awareness?
07:11

Ovulation defines the phases of the menstrual cycle. The phase before ovulation, when the ovarian follicles are developing, is called the follicular phase. The phase after ovulation is called the luteal phase. Including the ovulation phase there are three phases.

By understanding these you have the first keys to understanding your fertility.

In this lecture we find out more about each of the three phases.

Fertility phases
05:47

Once you know your fertility phases, it's time to work out what your fertile days are. You will only discover these by charting for 3-6 months or longer.

In this lecture we look at when your fertile days might be, so that you can plan for pregnancy or avoid pregnancy by using a barrier method or abstaining.

Fertile days
03:12

There are only six days of fertility during a menstrual cycle - the day of ovulation and the 5 days before. You need to know which these are to better plan your activities. These six days are called your fertile window.

In this lecture we look at when your fertile window might be.

Your fertile window
03:37

This quick quiz is designed to test what you know about fertility basics.

Understanding your fertility
2 questions
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Pulling natural fertility planning together
6 Lectures 15:02

Keeping an accurate record will help you in the long run. You will see patterns and get to know your fertility cycles better. Armed with this information you can make good choices.

In this lecture we are introduced to charting.

Charting your fertility
01:12

Temperature is one of the fertility signs we are looking at. Temperature tells us two things - when we have ovulated and if we are pregnant.

In this lecture we are looking at how to take our temperature and what to look out for.

Using temperature to discover when you have ovulated or are pregnant
04:00

Cervical fluid is a great indicator of when you are at your most fertile.

In this lecture we take a look at what fertile cervical fluid looks like and how to recognise when you are at your most fertile.

Using cervical fluid to know when you are at your most fertile
02:26

The cervix opens and is high when it is ready to let sperm through.

In this lecture we look at how to tell if the cervix is open or closed.

Using the cervix test to know when it is open and able to allow sperm through
02:40

To get pregnant you now how to pull all of your knowledge together and time intercourse at just the right time.

In this lecture we look at when the best time for intercourse is.

Timing intercourse to ensure you conceive
01:34

To get avoid getting pregnant you now how to pull all of your knowledge together and time intercourse for you infertile periods and use another method when you are your most fertile.

In this lecture we look at when the best time for intercourse is.

Avoiding pregnancy
03:10

Let's check what you know about charting

Pulling natural fertility planning together
3 questions
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What next
4 Lectures 09:36

Whilst this course is primarily aimed at women, it is important to factor in things that your partner can be looking at.

in this lecture we take a brief look at what your partner can do.

Things to think about for your partner
02:00

It is really important for all times in your life to look after your health and well being.

In this lecture I touch on some of the other things you can be looking at to ensure you are in tip top health.

Your health and wellness - things to consider
03:01

If after trying these methods for 3-6 months and nothing is happening then it could be time to consult your medical practitioner.

In this lecture we learn more about what to expect from your medical practitioner.

Seeking medical advice
02:46

Congratulations for learning how to chart and good luck with getting pregnant and having your baby. If you are using this to avoid pregnancy, congratulations also this is a great way to avoid pregnancy the natural way.

Congratulations and what next?
01:49
About the Instructor
Jacqui Malpass
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9 Courses
Transformation & Writing Coach. Writing for the soul guide.

Using a unique blend of skills based around writing, creativity and lifestyle I work with my clients to explore 'you' and out of that we work together to get you back to a place where you are ready to fly. 

Think of me as your tough friend, the one that knows you well and doesn’t let you get away things...

My experience as a coach (journaling, writing, books, executive), trainer (personal development and writing), strategist (personal branding and marketing), nutritionist and as a human who has experienced her fair share of stuff creates a powerful combination of knowledge, skills and experiences with which to support you.

How will we do ‘it’? It is what you want it to be. 

You see this is an exploration with no set rules or guidelines. We will be tapping into your inner wisdom to discover what needs to be known. From there strategies and plans can be made, outcomes sought and actions taken.

You may want to write a book for your business or for cathartic reasons. You may want a sounding board for your personal brand strategy. You may want to improve your health. Whatever you come with, these are like your doctor might say, your presenting symptoms. What lies beneath is what needs to surface so that you can make good choices.

Author of
★ Writing to Heal
★ Plan your non-fiction book in a weekend 
★ Navigate - Executive Leadership Journey (Part 1 and 2)
★ The Conscious Woman's Guide to Leaving Her Husband and Getting a Life
★ The Conscious Woman's Guide to Divine Inner Wisdom (2017)

My Udemy courses

I adore working with inspirational, enthusiastic, energetic people with strong messages. People who want to make a difference. I would love to become part of your onward journey, the one that sees you finding your voice, writing an amazing book, becoming the best version of you and rocking that out to the world.

My passion is helping you to discover the book inside of you, and help you to be come a published author, so that you can leave your legacy, heal, share your inspirational message, have fun, and build a personal brand that really rocks.

So, you want to write a book and turn it into a course...

I am an expert at getting your story out, and really finding the essence of what you want to say. And then saying it so that it is engaging and makes someone want to pick up and read your book.

I will take you from idea (or no idea) to outline, from planning it out to make writing easier, first draft to really enabling you to engage with your reader, and helping you to create something bigger than your book. My book 'Plan Your Non Fiction Book in a Weekend', really helps writers to find their idea and get it planned so that writing and publishing becomes easy.

For those people who are stuck with their personal story, my book 'Writing to Heal' helps you to transform through writing, we go on a journey from journaling, reflecting and on into creative life writing.

I used my book Stolen Petals which is a healing memoir as inspiration for supporting others to write memoirs.

I have a background in professional training and personal branding and I additionally combine these skills to teach you how to turn your book into a course and how to build your personal brand.

So who am I?

I have been described in many ways - enthusiastic, high energy, inspirational, motivation and fun. I have also been described as beautifully eccentric, which I do indeed take as a compliment. What you get is what you see. What I want for you, is to own who you are and to share your gifts with the world.

In between drinking white tea with peppermint, experimenting with recipes and walking the the loves of my life - Ferdy dog, Marley Moo & Angel, I can be found writing non fiction and soon my first children's book. And I do a bit of abstract arty stuff with wire and wool.