This topic came up in another post, but I would like to address it head-on.
Females among us:
Do you have a period? Is it regular?
Do you ovulate? How do you know - temperature charts, observations of mucus, "just a feeling," etc. -? (Note: having a period does not mean you are ovulating)
Have you gotten pregnant while eating any variation of a raw or low-fat diet?
This is very important to me, as we would like to have children in the near future and I have not had a period in over a year - coincidentally (?) since I started eating high raw. I didn't start with LFRV, and at first I was undereating and lost a fair amount of weight. I've gained some back, but maybe not enough. It's been about 5 months now since I started gaining weight back.
I am almost positive I am not ovulating, because I think I would have gotten pregnant by now if so. I should chart my cycles more regularly, but I stopped doing it after a couple of months with no changes in temp or mucus.
So - I would be very grateful to you for sharing your experience! Please share, no matter how long you've been raw / 811.
Long before I was raw, when I was trying to conceive my second child, this was key. I charted religiously because I had not received a period yet due to extended breastfeeding of my first. I finally got pregnant when I ditched the temps and went on vacation to Mexico. Came home with a pregnancy as a souvenir! So relaxing is a big part of it. Our bodies don't want to get pregnant when they are stressed. Good luck!
I just got off the pill and am looking for a reliable, less hormone method. My boyfriend is not too keen on fertility awareness. So I either need to educate myself a lot more on it or try to get an IUD through family planning (I don't have insurance and can't afford one through the OB/GYN).