Reasons why it sucks to be a woman:
1. You spend half your life praying you’re not pregnant.
2. Later, you spend the rest of your life hoping that you ARE pregnant.
3. A bunch of other stuff.
Okay, obviously life is not that simple, but if you have invested time, energy and money in the Hunt for Proper Birth Control, you can probably relate to the feeling that this conundrum can dominate your whole life.
Say you go on the pill to “regulate” your cycle, you gain 30 lbs and get super-depressed. On the one hand, you know you’re not pregnant. On the other hand, none of your pants fit, and an ad for a place called “Funtopia” on the side of a bus just made you cry.
OR you are not on the pill, and every month you find yourself counting back on your calendar trying to remember the last time you had your period. August is the worst. There are no holidays in August to reference. So you curse your uterus and trudge to the pharmacy to buy a pregnancy test and whatever seasonal peanut butter cup Reese’s is selling. Sure, the test turns out to be negative, but that doesn’t quell your nagging suspicion. You wake up every night in a cold sweat, hoping that it is just the massive burrito you had for dinner kicking around inside of you and not some sort of Superbaby you are in fact pregnant with. Sound familiar?
I strongly suspect that once women know what is going on with their bodies they won’t feel all the crazy panic that they do now. And time that we don’t have to invest in crazy panicking is time that can be invested in the things we actually care about. To put it in the form of a rallying cry:
Women! It’s time to take your fertility into your own hands!
Fertility charting puts you squarely in the drivers seat of your body. You know exactly what is going on, and when. You know if you’re fertile each day, and you know if and when you ovulate. You can even tell if you’re pregnant from looking at your chart.
Think of the stress that could be eliminated. I genuinely think that if women didn’t have to worry about their fertility constantly the world would be a better place because of all the time we could spend working on awesome stuff…
Once getting pregnant or not getting pregnant is something that women have under control they will be free to do whatever they want in their lives, without any of the stress or side effects of today’s current options.
And that will change the world