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Bridget Busacker

Busacker manages a website that she calls an online, one-stop shop of fertility awareness resources for women and couples. She said it provides information for fertility awareness-based methods approved by the Catholic Church, usually under the term natural family planning. Busacker said natural family planning and fertility awareness methods mean the same thing the practice of understanding how a womans fertility cycles work in order to help a couple plan a family.

But, also, its just really good to know how your body works, she said.

Busacker said she explains the science and theology of the body, of how it is integrated, how it works, and then providing practical resources for couples and women. She said she also can help connect people with a caregiver.

Fertility awareness methods track fertile and infertile times during a womans reproductive cycle based on daily observation, most often by checking temperature, cervical mucus and hormonal changes, which fluctuate during the cycle. And then, specific to the Churchs teaching where we do not promote the use of birth control during fertile times abstinence is practiced to avoid pregnancy instead of a barrier method, Busacker said.

Thats an aspect that gets a lot of people riled up, she said, like why does the Church believe this? But theres really good theology and scientific knowledge as to why that makes sense.Busacker said fertility awareness is not simply about not getting pregnant.

Theres a greater awareness of ones self because as we know, we are body and soul, she said. So, as we gain an appreciation for our body and the rhythms of our body and that sort of thing, we gain that.

Busacker said practicing fertility awareness can also deepen couples relationships. To learn more about her premise and about natural family plannings effectiveness, tune in to this episode of the Practicing Catholic radio show at 9 p.m. Feb. 12, 1 p.m. Feb. 13 or 2 p.m. Feb. 14 on Relevant Radio 1330 AM. Busackers website is managingyourfertility.com.

Practicing Catholic is produced by Relevant Radio and the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, and broadcast on Relevant Radio 1330 AM.

Other guest interviews on the Feb. 12Practicing Catholicshow are Archbishop Bernard Hebda, who discusses faithful citizenship, and Joe Masek, who describes the Cana Family Institute.

Listen to their interviews after they have aired:

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