Conception Kit
by Francesca Naish & Jane Bennett

"Optimising your chances of a natural, healthy conception, pregnancy, birth and baby."

The Natural Fertility Management conception kit guides you through the practical steps that will help you to achieve a natural, healthy conception, pregnancy, birth and baby. You will learn to understand how and when your body is fertile, and how best to prepare (both prospective parents) for a healthy conception. Once these timing methods are learnt, you can apply them for the rest of your fertile life, to help you to space or avoid any future pregnancies.

In your Natural Fertility Management Conception Kit you will learn to recognize the unmistakable signs of fertility that recur with each menstrual cycle, and, through charting them, become aware of patterns of change in cervical mucus, basal body temperature and other symptoms. By combining this with your personal bio-rhythmic lunar cycle, you can learn how to optimise the timing of conception.

By practicing preconception health care you can optimise the health of the sperm, the egg and the nurturing environment for the developing baby. Even if you have a fertility problem which necessitates the use of assisted reproductive technology (IVF etc.), and which is not amenable to natural therapy, preconception health care will still give you a significant advantage in achieving a healthy conception.

Please note that if you have fertility problems it may be useful to also seek the help of a health professional, and that there can be no guarantee of conception in individual cases. If treatment is required to complement this kit, please contact the Jocelyn Centre for details of the NFM conception program.

>Some Advantages of NFM methods for Conception

  • Increased awareness of your own fertility and cycles
  • Improved fertility and reproductive health
  • No reliance on drugs or reproductive technology
  • Appropriate for all couples
  • Safe contraception while you prepare for conception
  • Natural contraception after the birth of your baby.

>The Methods

The Natural Fertility Management Kit teaches you to identify your fertile times through observing and interpreting the:

  • changes in your cervical mucus
  • body-at-rest (basal) temperature readings.
    This enables you to know when you are fertile in your hormonal cycle.
  • The effectiveness of these methods is enhanced by also observing your:
  • bio-rhythmic lunar cycle.

This enables you to identify the optimal time for ovulation when your fertility is at its peak.

These times will be calculated for you (when you send in your personal lunar calculation order card), and your workbook will explain how to combine this information with the mucus and temperature methods.

Preconception health care is a way for both prospective parents to improve their fertility and the health of their eggs and sperm, by ensuring:

  • the presence of the nutritional 'building blocks' which are necessary for the formation of a healthy embryo
  • the absence of toxins that could be detrimental for this process
  • optimum general and reproductive

Your Kit contains:

  • A copy of Natural Fertility by Francesca Naish.
  • Your NFM workbook for Conception which includes:
    • full instructions for learning the methods
    • 12 cycle charts for recording observations
    • diet guidelines for reproductive health.
    • recommendations for preconception health care.
  • A CD which contains:
    • Track 1- An introduction to NFM by Francesca Naish
    • Track 2- Relaxation, visualisation and suggestions to reduce stress, for motivation and confidence that you can achieve a healthy conception, pregnancy, birth and baby, and to help to synchronise your lunar and hormonal cycles for optimum fertility.
  • A fertility thermometer
  • An order card for your personal lunar calculations and moon calendars for five years
  • A time machine (for adjusting your personal lunar calculations to different time zones when traveling)