Must Have Fertility Books

Many people are seeking help with fertility issues from acupuncture and massage therapy. These two books are essential reading for practitioners working with clients concerning fertility, reproduction, and women’s reproductive health issues. Whenever anyone asks me for help with fertility, the first thing I do is refer them to these books.

Gard_Fertility Take_Char_Fert

Both authors are experts in the fields of fertility awareness and women’s health. Both books are rich in detailed information regarding women’s menstrual cycles, fertility awareness, pregnancy, and women’s reproductive health and illness. These are the books I wish I had read as a young teenager as they are incredibly empowering. It’s everything those sex education classes were supposed to be, but never were!

Each book has a slightly different emphasis, which is why I recommend both. It doesn’t matter which one you start with, just get started.

In order to really understand the hormonal cycle of menstruation, you need to keep a chart. Both books give clear directions about what to track, how to take your basal body temperature, and how to assess your results. Each author also provides websites where you can download these charts – which is a real gift since they can be quite complex. After charting your cycle for a few months, things really do start making sense and you will find yourself fluent in the language of hormones and fertility.

I don’t have a favorite. I appreciate these women for their courage to pursue their work, and the incredible service each have done by writing these books. Let us know what you think of these books in the comment section below.

Of course these books are in the Meridian Massage Institute bookstore! Follow the links for more information and to purchase:
Garden of Fertility

Taking Charge of Your Fertility

About The Author

Cindy Black, L.Ac., LMT

Cindy Black is the Founder of Big Tree School of Natural Healing and the author of Meridian Massage, Pathways to Vitality. She is appreciated for her ability to make the complex accessible, fun, and practical.

1 Comment

  • Karen Ball

    Reply Reply January 25, 2012

    One of the graduates of my reflexology certification program teaches a class on reflexology and women’s reproductive health. These are the two books that she refers women to. Like you, she swears by them; her “go-to” books.

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