Know Your Fertility

Get pregnant naturally. Avoid pregnancy naturally.

Women and the Pill – What we should know.

Here is a link to a great talk by Dr. Aviva Ram. Informative, lively, non-judgemental – fun!

Scroll down the page to find the link to Dr. Ram’s video talk.



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Fertility App in French!

L’ App Fertilité est maintenant disponible en français! http://app.knowyourfertility.netest un outil gratuit pour vous permettre de suivre votre cycle. L’App vous aidera à comprendre votre propre fertilité, vous permettra de prédire la menstruation à l’avance, même dans des cycles irréguliers, de même que de surveiller votre santé,vos hormones et vos émotions.

Le lien à l’App:

Parce que l’App n’est pas dans un   magasin d’applications , une icône d’application n’apparaît pas automatiquement sur votre écran d’accueil lorsque vous visitez le lien. Je n’ai pas mis l’application sur un magasin d’applications parce que je voulais que l’application fonctionne sur tous les téléphones, à l’intérieur d’un navigateur. Mais voici comment obtenir l’icône de l’application sur votre écran d’accueil:

Vous pouvez installer l’icône de l’App Fertilité sur votre écran d’accueil de la façon suivante: Lorsque vous utilisez le navigateur Google Chrome: télécharger l’App. Créez un mot de passe et un compte. Regardez dans le coin supérieur droit où vous trouverez 3 petits points empilés verticalement. Cliquez sur les 3 petits points. Vous verrez des choix. Cliquez sur Options. Ensuite, cliquez sur “Ajouter à l’écran d’accueil”. Cela devrait vous permettre d’installer une icône représentant une goutte d’eau bleue avec le mot “Fertilité” écrit en dessous.

Lorsque vous utilisez le navigateur Safari: Télécharger l’App. Créez un mot de passe et un compte. Regardez dans le coin supérieur droit où vous trouverez une boîte avec une flèche orientée vers le haut. Cliquez sur la boîte. Vous verrez différentes options. Cliquez sur “Ajouter à l’écran d’accueil”. Vous devriez maintenant avoir une icône représentant une goutte d’eau bleue avec le mot “Fertilité” écrit en dessous, sur votre écran d’accueil.

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The Fertility App Symbol on your Phone  is the easy-to-use app that allows us to chart

I have had requests for an app symbol to access the app easily from the home screen of phone or tablet.  Because the app is not on the app store, an app symbol does not immediately show up on your home screen when you go to the link. I did not put the app on the app store because I wanted the app to work on all phones.  But here is how to get the symbol:
To save the Fertility icon to your home screen:

When using Google Crome browser: download the app from the link above. Look in the upper right hand corner for 3 little dots stacked vertically. Click on the dots. You will see some choices. Click on Options. Then click on Add to Home Screen.  This should put the symbol on your home screen – a blue drop with Fertility written underneath.

When using Safari: Download the app from the above link. Look in the upper right hand corner for a box with an upward-facing arrow.  Click the box. You will see various options. Click on Add to Home Screen.  You should now have a blue water drop symbol with Fertility written underneath it.


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Fertility App in Spanish or English

FERTILITY App is now available in Both English or Spanish.

LA APP, FERTILIDAD, ES AHORA EN ESPANOL O INGLES. Haga clic en Adjustes y seleccione Inglés o Español. (Se añadirán más idiomas.) Usando el app, puede conocer a sus períodos fértiles, predecir con exactitud la menstruación, y llegar a saber sus hormonas, emociones y salud.

Click on Settings and choose English or Spanish. (We will be adding more languages.) Using the app, you can get to know your fertile times, accurately predict menstruation, and monitor your hormones, emotions, and health.

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Dissolving Tumors with Castor Oil

The hardest thing about self healing may be the necessary switch of  allegiance from the medical establishment to natural remedies and our own intuition.  If you can, or have already, made that switch, you will learn to treasure the following simple, although messy, remedy that will protect your loved ones from tumors of all kinds.

Over the years I have seen this remedy work for myself, my friends, and my daughters.  It gives me peace of mind that it will be passed on to my grand daughters.

In Spanish, castor oil is called “The Hand of Christ.” Once you become familiar with it, you will understand why. So here is how to use a pack of castor oil to dissolve tumors:

It will be best if you take on the task of making and applying the castor oil pack for your loved one – at least the first time.

  1. Have your “client” sit or lie down comfortably.  Let’s say the tumor is on the breast.
  2. Make sure to have your client sit or lie on a towel or a water-proof sheet to protect your furniture. Also make sure they are wearing old clothes. Even though you are careful,  some of the castor oil will certainly escape to unintended places.
  3. Cut a piece of old towel large enough to cover the breast and the area around the breast – liver area, lymph tissue under arm, etc.
  4. Saturate the cloth with castor oil and heat the castor oil-soaked cloth on a skillet.  Turn it over with tongs until it is very warm but not enough to burn.  Feel it carefully. The cloth should be warm and soggy, but not dripping.
  5. Carefully lay the cloth over the tumor and surrounding area, being careful the temperature is comfortable for the client.
  6. Place a piece of plastic over the warm cloth. I usually cut up a plastic bag for this purpose.
  7. Over the plastic, place a heating pad. Over the  heating pad, place a thick towel to hold in the heat.
  8. Now, both of you relax, and have a cup of tea and chat, etc. You will want to keep the pack on the site for an hour. The new heating pads have a safety shut-off at 15 – 20 minutes. Therefore you will need to turn the heating pad off and on a few times to keep it warm/hot for the full hour.
  9. The above procedure should be repeated daily until the tumor is dissolved.  I have seen breast tumors dissolve in 10 days, and huge uterine fibroids shrink to half size in two months.
  10. Tips:  Frankincense essential oil is reputed to have tumor dissolving qualities, and so some women like to rub a drop of Frankincense oil on the tumor before beginning the castor oil pack treatment.
  11. According to herbalists, tumors indicate a lack of potassium.  Tell your client eat their greens! A green supplement is also a good idea – alfalfa or barley powder. Swanson’s has a concentrated coconut water that is a potassium supplement. It tastes pretty good when added to juice or regular coconut water.
  12. While chatting with your client, make sure you take care of any unanswered questions about her body.  Make sure she knows you love her.
  13. Thanks for being the Wise Woman in your family and community.


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App for All Women

Our new free web app – Fertility – is a user-friendly learning tool for all women in their reproductive years. The app gives a woman an orientation to her cycle as she charts her fertile and infertile signs. She discovers her own fertility, predicts her menstruations in advance, even if her cycles are irregular, monitors her health, hormones, and emotions. Click here to try it out for yourself!
The link to the app is also posted on

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New Free Web App – Fertility

New free web app!

RaindropI am very excited to announce the launch of our new free web app – Fertility –  to track your cycle.  Learn about your fertility, predict menstruation in advance, even in irregular cycles, monitor health, hormones, and emotions. Click here to try it out for yourself! 

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Neem Oil as Spermicide

I found this interesting medical study on a natural spermicide! –  neem oil!  Neem is a tree that grows mostly in tropical areas.  It is used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine.

“In an uncontrolled clinical trial involving 225 healthy fertile women aged 18- 35 years performed to assess the efficacy of the neem oil as an anti-fertility agent, subjects were instructed to insert 1 mL of the oil into the vagina with a plastic applicator 5 min prior to coitus and no other contraception was used. After 16 months of use only three pregnancies due to drug failure were reported; there were 30 pregnancies due to noncompliance (i.e. women who did not use the oil as instructed).”

-Mittal A, Kapur S, Garg S, Pharma M, Upadhyay SN, Suri S, et al. et al. Clinical trial with praneem polyherbal cream in patients with abnormal vaginal discharge due to microbial infections. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynecol. 1995;35(2):190–191. [PubMed]

More info:

“Scientists at India’s Defense Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS) have …..found that neem oil is strongly spermicidal. Rhesus monkeys and human spermatozoa, for example, became totally immotile within 30 seconds of contacting the oil.

Studies in 20 rats, 8 rabbits, 14 rhesus monkeys, and 10 human volunteers showed that neem oil applied intra vaginally before sexual intercourse prevented pregnancy. Histo-pathological studies on the rat tissues (vagina, cervix, and uterus) showed no ill effects. By contrast, nonyl-phenoxy polyethoxy ethanol, the spermicide in a popular vaginal contraceptive cream, produced obvious irritation. Radioisotope studies indicated that neem oil was not absorbed from the vagina.

As a follow-up to these experiments, the Indian army provided neem oil to 20 soldiers and their families as a birth-control measure. This trial was considered so successful that the colonel in charge of the program was honored by the prime minister. A neem oil formulation called “Sensal” is now sold in India for contraceptive purposes.”


Gp.Capt.K.C. Sinha and Lt. Col. S.S. Riar. 1985. Neem oil-an ideal contraceptive. Biological Memoirs 10(1 an 2):107-114.

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Problems with the NuvaRing

Problems with NuvaRing

“Easy. Safe. That’s really how it was presented — easy, safe, low-dose hormone — you know, and it turns out it wasn’t. It wasn’t that at all,” she said.

Even though NuvaRing has about the same risk for blood clots as newer birth control pills, Henry said she wishes she had known that the incidence of life-threatening blood clots is double with NuvaRing compared to older birth control pills.

“There are other options out there for birth control that have risks, but not doubling the risks,” Henry told CNN. “If I would have known that I never would have taken it.”

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Neem oil as a contraceptive?

I found the following medical abstract which says that neem oil acts as an effective spermicide:

Contraception. 1990 Oct;42(4):479-87.

Volatile fraction of neem oil as a spermicide.


The volatile, odorous fraction of neem oil coded as NIM-76 obtained by steam distillation was investigated for in vitro spermicidal activity. The data showed that the minimum concentration which inhibited spermatozoal motility was 0.25 mg/ml for rat and 25 mg/ml for human spermatozoa. The effect of the drug on spermatozoal motility was found to be dose-dependent. The activity of this drug was not altered in the presence of vaginal or cervical mucus. Intra-vaginal application of NIM-76 in rabbits showed no irritation to the vaginal mucosa.

[PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]


I understand from Indian friends that neem oil is considered an effective contraceptive in India.  In addition neem oil is known as a lubricant, and probably offers some protection from vaginal and sexually transmitted diseases. Information on neem contraception was included in ancient Ayurvedic medicine:

“In the first century B.C., Charaka, the Indian physician, gave a detailed method for using neem for contraception. Cotton soaked in neem oil was kept in the vagina for fifteen minutes before intercourse. This killed the sperm. ”  –

It seems that, considering health hazards for women from many birth control methods, and the availability of neem in many parts of the world, we may be overlooking an important answer for women and families…..  I have friends who use this method with confidence. And there seem to be a variety of studies online in the medical literature.  I welcome any input or added information on this topic.








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