As you can see, Fertility Awareness is data-oriented, scientific, biological, ruled-based. For this reason, it takes longer to learn it, and it’s important to do it with proper guidance. A certified Fertility Awareness instructor can teach you the anatomy and physiology of your cycle, how to observe your fertile signs in a precise way, and a set of guidelines or rules to use for your fertility intentions.
Menstrual Cycle Awareness is more intuitive, free. It allows you to experience your cycle as it is, be creative, express yourself, go within and explore the deep parts of yourself. You really don’t need much to start with it, just basic knowledge of the phases of your cycle, curiosity, and finding a form to document your experience. A menstruality mentor or coach can gently guide you and hold space for you in the process of connecting with your cycle.
One gives you more structure, the other more freedom.
In their own way, both practices offer you the possibility to understand your cycle and yourself. You can use both or only one of them. It all depends on your intentions and wishes.
If you’re interested in monitoring your health, finding possible imbalances, regulating your hormones, or preventing or achieving pregnancy naturally, I recommend starting with Fertility Awareness. Check my free class “What are Fertility Awareness Methods and how can they help me understand my cycle?” to learn more.
On the other hand, if you wish to gain more self-knowledge and sync your life with your cycle, then Menstrual Cycle Awareness is for you. You can start by downloading my free guide with 3 simple steps to get to know your cycle here.
And if you want more guidance or tips on where to start, I’m on the other side :) Comment below or send me a message.