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A Message from Toni Weschler

Welcome to TCOYF.com, the official companion site of my book, Taking Charge of Your Fertility. Here you’ll have access to a full-featured charting app, our vibrant TTC community, informative articles, and helpful tips and interesting tangents like the one below from yours truly!

Toni's Tips and Tangents

A Menstrual Puzzle Finally Clarified!

Can a woman get pregnant if she isn’t menstruating? Or another way of putting it is: Can a woman assume she doesn’t need to use birth control because she isn’t having periods? Actually, the answer is not as intuitive as you’d think. On the surface, any self-respecting educated person might think “Of course she can’t get pregnant if she’s not having periods! What a ridiculous question.” Actually, the answer is that yes, she could theoretically, but certainly not as likely as the average woman. Since a woman releases an egg 12 to 16 days before menstruation, it’s possible to get pregnant without actually having periods! Thus, women who are not menstruating for whatever reason, (excessively low body fat, breastfeeding, being premenopausal, etc.), are always at risk of impending [...]

By | March 28th, 2017|Front Page, Tips|0 Comments

A Suspicious Russian Tale of a Different Kind

When my book was first released in 1995, email was barely a blip on the horizon, so the only feedback I initially got came in the form of handwritten letters overflowing my stuffed PO Box at the local post office. One of the letters I received had a Russian return address. It was from one of my readers who basically just wanted to thank me for writing Taking Charge, since she said she was now happily practicing FAM. I was pretty impressed that someone whose first language wasn't English could understand all of the complexities of the medical terminology. So I wrote her back, complementing her on her incredible English, and asked her out of curiosity if she had maybe lived in the UK or the States [...]

By | March 14th, 2017|Front Page, Tangents|1 Comment
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