Many NFP users call the fertility coaches at Fertility Science Institute (FSI) with special problems and circumstances that even their doctors may not be familiar with in the context of NFP and the fertility experts we have on the coaching staff at FSI are always happy to help.
One such consulting call came from a 50-year-old, premenopausal woman who was experiencing excessive bleeding. Her doctor had suggested she go on birth control, but as an NFP user she was understandably hesitant and sought out other options by calling an FSI coach. She was given a few suggestions to talk about with her doctor, including making an appointment with a NaPro doctor and some supplements that might help that are laid out in Marilyn Shannon’s book Fertility, Cycles, and Nutrition. Her coach wanted her to exhaust all of her options to try to find the cause of the bleeding because going on birth control would likely only mask her symptoms, not fix them.
She sent her husband out the find any of the suggested supplements he could and he came back with chlorophyll and flax seed oil. She had been bleeding for 27 days and after taking both supplements for 4 days she had barely any spotting, and within a week it was gone.
In regards to her experience with her doctor, since she practices NFP she said she’s always been very open and understanding about NFP and willing to try the options brought forth, but she just didn’t know much outside of the “modern medicine” suggestions.
After her coaching experience, she said, “I was grateful to go the alternative route first and find a solution.” She gave the advice that the “best thing to do as females is to let our bodies go its normal course and that natural solutions are something worth trying. Working with our bodies is better than working against them.”
Marilyn Shannon’s book Fertility, Cycles, and Nutrition is a complete guide on natural tips and solutions for all phases of your fertility. It can be found in the Fertility Science Institute store here.
FSI Coaches offer many types of fertility support and fertility coaching sessions online with women or couples. Coaching can cover many topics in one session or focus in on a specific topic you need, such as the NFP STM method, Marquette method, postpartum, charting, perimenopause, young adult, extra care topics like PCOS and irregular cycles, and nutrition and charting. Coaching sessions are one-on-one, online with personalized instruction and you pick the date and time to fit your schedule. Click here for a link to the coaching page at fertilityscienceinstitute.org.