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The Symptothermal Method: Complete Guide

The most effective Natural Fertility Method (99.6%), more than birth control pills.

Do you know how your menstrual cycle works? Or have you been curious to understand your body and its signals better? Let's immerse ourselves in the fascinating world of the Symptothermal Method, a powerful tool to understand your menstrual cycle like never before.

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What is the Symptothermal Method?

It is a natural and healthy family planning method. Although, let us be clear that the Symptothermal Method is not only to prevent or achieve pregnancy, although many people use it for that purpose. It's much more than that. It's a way to connect with your body, understand how your menstrual cycle works, and use that information to improve your overall health and well-being.

How does it work?

The Symptothermal Method is based on observing and recording certain signals that your body provides you at different times of your menstrual cycle. These signals include changes in basal body temperature, the texture of cervical mucus, and other physical variations that occur during the menstrual cycle.

If you are interested in learning the Symptothermal Method, click here.

Basal Body Temperature (BBT)

BBT is your body temperature at rest, that is when you wake up in the morning before doing any activity. During your menstrual cycle, your BBT may fluctuate slightly due to changes in your hormones. Typically, your temperature is lowest in the first half of your cycle and rises after ovulation.

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The Cervical Mucus

Cervical mucus is a fluid produced by your cervix (or cervix) that changes texture and quantity throughout your menstrual cycle. At the beginning of your cycle (after menstruation), you may notice that your mucus is thicker and stickier, but as you get closer to ovulation, it becomes clearer and stretchier, like raw egg white. After ovulation, it tends to thicken again.

Other Signs and Symptoms

In addition to the BBT and cervical mucus, there are other signs and symptoms you can observe to understand your menstrual cycle better. These include changes in your libido, breast tenderness, and mood changes.

How is the Symptothermal Method used?

To get started, you'll need a basal thermometer and a space where you can record your daily observations. It can be on paper or an app (there are specific apps for this).

Look at basal thermometers guide so you can choose the one you like best.

In the morning, before you get out of bed, take your temperature and write it down.

For the rest of the day, you should observe the texture and amount of your cervical mucus and any other symptoms you notice. At the end of the day, you write down the most fertile thing you observed all day.

Over time, you will begin to notice patterns in your observations. You can use this information to identify when you are ovulating, when your period is most likely to occur, and your fertile days with specific rules taught in a course with a certified instructor.

What is the Symptothermal Method for?

  • Knowledge of your body: The Symptothermal Method helps you better understand how your menstrual cycle works and what signals your body is sending you at each stage.

  • Natural family planning: If you're looking to achieve or avoid pregnancy naturally, the Symptothermal Method can be an effective option without side effects.

  • Menstrual health: By paying attention to your body's signals, you can detect potential menstrual health problems, such as hormonal imbalances or irregularities in your cycle.

  • Emotional connection: By being more in tune with your menstrual cycle, you may feel more emotionally connected to yourself and your body.

Tips to Get Started

If you are interested in trying the Symptothermal Method, here are some tips to get you started:

  1. Find an instructor: Different schools teach the Symptothermal Method. I recommend doing good research and choosing someone who you resonate with. There are religious and non-religious ways to learn it and each instructor can add a little of their own.

  2. Be consistent: To get accurate results, it is important to be consistent in taking your temperature and observing your symptoms every day. The effectiveness of this method depends on that.

  3. Be patient: It may take time to become familiar with the Symptothermal Method and fully understand your menstrual patterns. Be patient with yourself and give yourself time to learn. On average, it takes a woman 2 or 3 cycles to get the hang of it.

  4. Seek support: If you have questions or concerns, do not hesitate to seek support from other women who are using the Symptothermal Method or from health professionals who are familiar with it. In addition, the instructor you choose should always be there to answer any questions.

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In summary

The Symptothermal Method is a powerful tool to understand your menstrual cycle and improve your overall health. By paying attention to the signals your body is sending you, you can make informed decisions about your health and well-being. So why not give it a try? Your body will thank you!

Sign up now for my Symptothermal Method course and become a master in your fertility and menstrual cycle.


This blog provides general information and discussions on health and related topics. The information shared on this website or in any linked material should not be considered or used as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. In case of medical concern, it is recommended to consult a healthcare professional for personalized advice.


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