Taking Charge of Your Fertility, The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health
Pros: great information!
Cons: dense text
I first bought this book when I wanted to try natural family planning. A friend recommended this to me, and I am so glad I took her advice! The book is an encyclopedia of women's health information, as well as an instructional guide to determine when you are/are not ovulating. The book covers both natural family planning to avoid pregnancies and to try for conception. I found the charts and graphs really helpful in keeping track of the body temperature, cervical fluid, and cervix location. I have since recommended the book to friends who are trying to conceive also. While I took reproductive classes in college (as a pre-nursing and zoology major) so I knew most of the woman's health stuff, I found the instructions on keeping track of everything incredibly helpful. This is information that should be taught in high school health classes. Every woman should own this book!
Pros: Very accurate, explains things well
Cons: not the lightest read you'll ever have
Pros: It teaches everything
Cons: there are no cons
This is the best book for learning your cycle. It teaches you everything you need to know, going into great detail, but it is easy to read. I have read a lot of books about your cycle, but this one is by far the best! There is also a computer program that you can get, to go along with the book, that has helped me out for years.
Pros: informative, visuals
I wish I would have read this book as a teenager. I can't believe I made it well into my 20's without knowing the information in here about my own body. I have now used that information to get pregnant with our second child and avoid getting pregnant with a third. It's too bad that it's not required reading for girls as teenagers.