Feb. 17, 2023

Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) and Birth Control with Nathalie Daudet

Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) and Birth Control with Nathalie Daudet

My conversation with Fertility Awareness Instructor and Educator, Natalie Daudet, and founder of the Fertility Awareness Project. 

If you are curious about the Fertility Awareness Method (FAM), the wider ranging conversation around FAM and birth control,  and practicalities of FAM, this episode is definitely worth listening to.

We discuss a multitude of topics including:

  • Nathalie’s story, how she found FAM, and her connection to social work
  • Social media influencers shaping the narrative around hormonal birth control 
  • The polarized narrative around hormonal birth control and FAM
  • Who can use FAM? 
  • What if I have irregular cycles, or currently am on hormonal birthday control?
  • What do I have to do to follow FAM?
  • How do I start?
  • How much does FAM cost?
  • How can I involve my partner? 

Chapter Markers:

3:42 | Nathalie's Story

6:31 | Nathalie's Connection to Social Work

16:36 | What is FAM?

19:58 | What Does a Fertility Awareness Instructor Do?

23:20 | Other Methods: Family Planning, Rhythm, and Pullout Method

29:10 | Social Media Influencers & Controversy around Birth Control

40:58 | FAM and the Medical Community/ Talking to your Doctor about FAM

46:05 | Who is a Good Candidate for FAM

49:41 | Irregular Cycles

54:26 | If You're on Hormonal Birth Control and are Interested in FAM

1:00:35 | Practicalities of FAM, Consistency, and Cost

1:14:28 | Involving your Partner

1:17:20 | Fertility Awareness Project


Billings Ovulation Method

Taking Charge of your Fertility 

Facts about Fertility

Read Your Body App

Tempdrop sensor

Fertility Knowledge Collective


Articles we discussed in the episode:

Vice article by Anya Zoledziowski: ‘Holistic Healers’ on TikTok Want You to Quit Birth Control 

Wired article by Sarah Sloat: Birth Control TikTok Is a Symptom of Medicine's Bigger Problem


Where to Find Nathalie:

Nathalie’s Free Intro Course to FAM: FAM Fundamentals

Instagram: @fertilityawarenessproject   

Website: Fertility Awareness Project

Nathalie Daudet is a certified fertility awareness educator, social worker and menstrual cycle coach. She discovered fertility awareness after searching high and low for a non-hormonal method of birth control. After learning the magic of fertility awareness and the gift of body literacy, she decided to pursue formal fertility awareness training and the Fertility Awareness Project was born. Hundreds of people worldwide have learned to chart their menstrual cycle for birth control with her online course, Cycle Love. 

Music: V1rgo by Ambre Jaune

Where to find me:
IG: @multitudes.podcast