As a child, if I heard the saying “I know something you don’t know”, I would often take it as a horrible taunt as if the other person had a valuable secret and was holding it over my head without ever sharing it. In the world of FertilityCare, the connotation is different. Very different.
In the 7 years since I began this work, I noticed that many of our referrals have come from the clients themselves as they generously pass their knowledge on to other women who are in need of authentic reproductive healthcare. The relative…the friend…the coworker…the woman at church. The heart that longs for a child, a natural means to space her pregnancies, or an understanding of the craziness that she faces with irregular cycles. Upon learning the Creighton Model FertilityCare System, a common statement is made by our clients: “Every woman should be taught this. My life would have been so different if I knew this a long time ago!”
Every woman should be taught to appreciate her fertility. Why this information isn’t widespread is still beyond me, but we absolutely have to get it out there. Sometimes the conversations can be difficult. Approaching the people around us about such a sensitive topic can be quite harrowing; however, the opportunity often presents itself by those who need it the most.
In the sorrow of a woman who lost her child to miscarriage. In the anguish of the one who has spent far longer than she would have liked trying to conceive. In the complaints about PMS or the negative side effects of her current birth control.
And there’s also the newly engaged woman who is preparing for marriage (I don’t know what I would have done if our priest never required us to learn this!).
It amazes me to see how quickly trends arise, especially in recent months. We see it all over social media – leggings that feel like butter, skincare that makes us look like we’re aging backwards, glamorous lipstick of every shade that lasts no matter what you eat. Women want only the best for their bodies, and of course, they deserve it! So what are we doing to take care of ourselves in regards to everything that makes us unique as women in the first place?
Let’s talk about the beauty and power of our fertility, and spread the good news that most people don’t know. You just might be changing another woman’s life for the better.
On so many levels.