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What to Do When You Absolutely DO NOT Want to Get Pregnant

When I decided to try CycleBeads, I was really nervous. I was just starting grad school and my husband was just finishing. We were both students and getting pregnant would have been a nightmare. 

I know a lot of women in my situation would have said that I should use an IUD or the pill, but I've tried both and it did not go well. With the IUD I had terrible cramping and bled. With the pill, I was sick ALL THE TIME. Seriously - every minute of the day. It felt like an impossible situation. 

Posted in: Fertility Awareness, Natural Birth Control, CycleBeads, Pregnancy, Womens Health, Birth Control Side Effects

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Attention Healthcare Providers! CycleBeads Training Webinar, April 8

CycleBeads Heathcare Provider Training Webinar

Please join us for a live CycleBeads Webinar: Introductory Training for Healthcare Providers on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m. PT. Register now!

This is a one-hour webinar designed for healthcare professionals who are interested in finding out about CycleBeads and the Standard Days Method (a fertility awareness-based method) and how to offer it to patients. . . . .

Posted in: Birth Control Options, Contraceptive Options, CycleBeads, Fertility Awareness, Womens Health, Natural Birth Control

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The State of Birth Control in the U.S. - Radio Program Discussion

On Minnesota Public Radio recently, experts from the Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) at Georgetown University, and the Guttmacher Institute discussed the state of birth control in the U.S. IRH did a great job of outlining their top 5 takeaways from the discussion on their blog

The takeaways include...

Posted in: CycleBeads, Men and Family Planning, Contraceptive Options, Birth Control Options, mHealth

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New Video - How CycleBeads Works

All CycleBeads tools use a visual representation of a woman's cycle to help her keep track of her cycle days, identify which days of her cycle pregnancy is possible, and monitor her cycle length. This new video "How CycleBeads Works" is a great introduction for anyone who wants to understand how the visual aspects of CycleBeads help a woman do this.  Check it out!  

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Posted in: CycleBeads, Fertility Awareness

Health Providers Can Now Sign Up Patients for CycleBeads Online Directly!

Healthcare providers can now sign up patients directly for a free 60-day trial of the CycleBeads Online service with the new Provider Access™ feature.  This feature was the result of extensive feedback from healthcare providers interested in offering their patients CycleBeads via an online tool.

We designed Provider Access with time savings in mind, so it can be used quickly and easily during a normal consultation. See how it works...

If you are a healthcare provider and would like to sign up your patients with the Provider Access tool, please contact us at providers@cyclebeads.com or 202.237.0662.

Posted in: CycleBeads, Technology

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Attention Healthcare Providers! Training Webinar, February 27

CycleBeads Heathcare Provider Training Webinar

Please join us for a live CycleBeads Webinar: Introductory Training for Healthcare Providers on Thursday, February 27, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m. PT. Register now!

This one-hour webinar is for healthcare professionals interested in finding out about this fertility awareness-based method and how to offer it to patients. . . . .

Posted in: Fertility Awareness, Birth Control Options, Contraceptive Options

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A Short Montage Video - It Works for Me!

 

We love this video too! It was put together from some of the footage in the documentary-style video with women describing their experiences using CycleBeads. We plan to use this as a teaser to get people to find out more about this family planning tool!  

Posted in: CycleBeads

New Video - Why Isn't Everyone Doing This?

Check out this new documentary-style video in which women talk about their experiences using CycleBeads to plan pregnancies, prevent pregnancies and simply track their cycles. These women are poweful and their stories are too. 

CycleBeads Celebration Recap

Thanks to everyone who made it to the CycleBeads Celebration. We were thrilled so many people could join us to celebrate the more than 3 million women around the world who have used this family planning method. The evening was also a celebration of the many people and organizations who have made this simple, natural family planning method a success. 

The highlight of the evening was the premier of a new documentary-style video featuring women discussing how using CycleBeads has impacted their lives. The video will be online soon, so stay tuned!

In the meantime, check out a few pictures from the evening at Busboys & Poets...

 

 

Posted in: CycleBeads, Womens Health

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Planning My Pregnancy with CycleBeads

We loved this note from Emma C. and had to share!

"I didn't think it would happen. It did, naturally! I'm 43 and my husband is 49 and we got pregnant in 2 months using CycleBeads. We had been trying for several months prior with no real plan and no results. We are grateful and blessed. Thanks!"

Thank you Emma for sharing your experience and and congratulations on your beautiful baby girl! 

 

Posted in: CycleBeads

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Testimonials

Arielle D., MA
"I am a women's health graduate student in Boston and a classmate who works in the family planning field shared the joys of CycleBeads. I began using my CycleBeads not for family planning but to track the symptoms of my disease, endometriosis. Because of a blood clot on my lungs last summer I am no longer able to take hormonal birth control. Now, with CycleBeads I am able to know when my symptoms (specifically pain) are worse. I am grateful to CycleBeads for helping me navigate this new path of my journey with endometriosis."