The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility


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Your menstrual cycle is a vital sign, just like your pulse, temperature, respiration rate, and blood pressure. And it provides you with essential information about your health. The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles and Optimize Your Fertility brings together over 1,000 meticulously researched scientific references in a textbook-quality guide to understanding your menstrual cycle.
In this book you’ll learn:
What a normal cycle looks like;
The best way to chart your cycle and increase your fertility awareness;
How best to manage critical aspects of your health, including better sleep, exercise and a healthier diet;
Natural methods for managing period pain and PMS;
How to successfully avoid pregnancy without the pill; and
How to plan ahead if you do want to get pregnant.
The Fifth Vital Sign aims to better connect women with their menstrual cycles, to break the myth that ovulation is only important when you're ready to have a baby.
Whether children are a part of your future plans or not, your health matters. Start learning more now, and take control of your health.
Lisa Hendrickson-Jack is a certified Fertility Awareness Educator and Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner. She teaches women to chart their menstrual cycles for natural birth control, conception, and overall health monitoring. In her work, Lisa draws heavily from the current scientific literature and presents an evidence-based approach to fertility awareness and menstrual cycle optimization.

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  • Leslie Rewis

    This text doesn't actually teach you how to chart. I enjoyed the chapters on coming off hormonal contraceptives and what to expect, other than that it did not really add to my knowledge base. If you w...

  • Caitlin

    As a medical doctor with a postgraduate qualification in women’s health I found this an interesting read. There were certainly lots of things I learned from it that will be helpful - for me and my p...

  • Samantha Anthony

    Really conflicted on what to actually rate this book, because the first half I would give a 5/5, and the other half I'd give a 2/5. The first half of the book talks about the impacts of hormonal birth...

  • Rebecca

    The title of this book does the content a disservice because it is not just for women who are trying to get pregnant. This is the information that should be taught in sex ed and I wish I had known fro...

  • Andy

    Given that there is no "I abandoned this book" tag, I am writing this review with slightly less than 2 hours to go on the audiobook. This is more than 75% of the way through the book, and I think I've...

  • Diego Domenech

    Read with a grain of salt Great resource for improving fertility and body awareness literacy. However, I am skeptical about the ‘causation’ conclusions drawn from many of the studies presented in ...

  • Robyn

    Of the several books I’ve read on the topic of making sense of one’s menstrual cycle in the past couple months, I think this was my favourite. I am not sure it is objectively “the best of the bu...

  • Shannon

    I've always had period problems -- highly irregular cycles, misdiagnosis of PCOS despite only having 1 out of the 3 diagnostic markers, etc. I could easily go 14 months without a period and no doctor ...

  • Victoria

    Empowering!Lisa did such a great job covering so many topics such as fertility, menstrual health, natural birth control, cycle charting, cervical mucus, period pain, PMS, nutrition, and so much more. ...

  • Maggie P H

    Reading the Fifth Vital Sign helped me to step back, take a breath, and look at my fertility and menstrual cycle much more comprehensively than ever before. The amount of science, data, and studies in...