Fertility Literacy Notes

By Dr. Nora Pope, ND and Dr. Jessica Liu, ND

The 28-day cycle ignores the individuality of each woman.

You’d think by 2020, the world would appreciate the diversity seen in women’s monthly cycles.

In our years of practice, we have seen only between 10-15 percent of female patients with a 28-day cycle.  Often, the Oral Contraceptive Pill and the IVF Cycle are meant to mimic a 28-day model.

Those 28-day cycles, driven by OCP use and IVF processes are a top-down construct, a pharmaceutically-driven schedule to supersede natural physiology.

Cycle Charting respects and honours the individual uniqueness of each woman’s cycle.

Hail Women’s Physiology!

You want to see about five days of Red Flow, five days of White Flow and a stable luteal or Post-Peak Phase.

Do you have those three healthy bio markers?

Fertility Literacy is Body Literacy

‘Body Literacy’ is a term coined by @laurawershler

Fertility literacy is body literacy is estrogen literacy is white flow literacy is progesterone literacy is red flow literacy is fertility literacy is body literacy.  

Cycle charting just lends itself beautifully to Beat Poetry.

It merges women’s health with the Art of Medicine.

Do you know when your estrogen and progesterone are working in your body?

Progesterone could prevent 8,450 miscarriages a year

And that’s only in the UK (pop. 66.7 million). Imagine if progesterone was given to women in Canada (pop.37.6 million) to prevent miscarriage? 

Could that mean nearly 5000 miscarriages a year are prevented? 

What about the USA (pop. 331 million)? Nearly 42,000 potential lives saved in 2021? 

@fertility.ce teaches health care practitioners about the Power of Progesterone. 

Source: Progesterone could prevent 8,450 miscarriages a year, finds new research

Men Are Fertile Everyday

Let’s ponder this for a moment. 

The burden of avoiding pregnancy is traditionally placed on the woman’s shoulders.  Is this fair? 

She is only fertile a few days each month, whereas men are fertile every single day. 

Women are expected to imbibe hormonal contraception in the form of the Pill, IUDs as well as injectables and patches. Why not learn about a non-toxic way to naturally space out your pregnancies? 

Cycle charting is one solution you can explore. 

Our next Continuing Education webinar is Friday Jan 22, 2021.  Care to join us?  Contact us at info@fertilityce.com

White Flow and Red Flow


By: Dr. Nora Pope, ND and Dr. Jessica Liu, ND

White Flow Makes Babies!!!

Did you know we were conceived in our mother’s Fallopian tube, bathed in White Flow?

Women make fertile white flow, or cervical fluid, when their blood estrogen starts rising in the pre-ovulatory phase of their cycle.

Rising blood estrogen occurs as the dominant follicle in one ovary (or both in the case of fraternal twins) grows in size prior to rupture.  Larger size follicle = higher estrogen blood levels.

When wiping, the Sensation is slippery. When viewing, the Observation can be clear or cloudy. When stretching during the Finger Test, the height of the White Flow can be one inch or more.

The last day of Estrogen Rising is the Peak Day.

Then the White Flow stops.

Men make fertile White Flow, or seminal fluid, everyday.

Therefore the couple’s ability to make a baby with White Flow is during the woman’s days of fertile White Flow.

What are the life-inducing qualities in White Flow, which keep sperm, ova and newly formed conceptus alive.

Red Flow is Your Friend

We have just discussed White Flow. Red Flow is its Sister! 

You want at least five days of White Flow which confirms you have a healthy growing follicle producing a healthy and rising level of blood estrogen prior to ovulation.

As a result, you want a least five days of Red Flow during your period, in a crescendo-decrescendo pattern of decrescendo-crescendo-decrescendo pattern. 

Five days confirms your follicle turned into a healthy corpus luteum and cranked out enough progesterone to thicken the lining of your uterus for a healthy implantation and pregnancy.

Not pregnant? Red Flow begins and you’ve had a healthy dose of both estrogen and progesterone with all of its health benefits.

Do you have five days of White Flow and of Red Flow?

Want to learn more? Visit www.fertilityce.com