“My cycle was difficult to make sense from, and I didn’t pick up the charting too naturally. Yet Rita was patient and persistent and we eventually started to see some trends to figure out how to interpret my body’s unique behavior. She also had helpful recommendations for me regarding supplementation and additional resources or specialists. Although family planning wasn’t my primary reason for charting, when I did decide to get pregnant, I recognized I was probably in my fertile window, and sure enough, conceived on the first attempt. Rita’s estimated due date was slightly different than the date derived via the cookie-cutter calculation used by doctors offices. But my first ultrasound aligned the baby’s development with a due date that exactly matched Rita’s estimate. Even though it was a rocky start, there is obviously some stock to this method and it could even be applied to a challenging cycle like mine!” -A.