Starts September 2021
Back by popular demand - the fertility awareness method online group course.
Learn the wisdom and magic of your cycles.
As an NFPTA registered teacher of the fertility awareness method, I will show you how to use this reliable method of natural contraception to gain a new understanding of your body so that you can have body literacy like never before.
Learn the fascinating side of sex - ed that you were never taught at school to really get to grips with your menstrual cycle and the wisdom that it can reveal to you.
This online course has 6 lessons over 12 weeks.
This course will cover everything you need to know to begin charting, from the anatomy of both the male and female body to the hormonal dance that is performed each month.
The sympto-thermal method of fertility awareness is as effective at preventing pregnancy as the birth control pill.
The human reproduction study found that this method, when followed correctly has a rate of >99% efficacy as a contraception.
Using the fertility awareness method is easy once you know how. It avoids synthetic hormones and the disruption they can cause to wellness, and doesn`t require invasive surgery for you or your partner.
The fertility awareness method is your answer if you are struggling with your current contraception and are looking for a gentle and reliable alternative. It will also give you a greater understanding your body`s amazing rhythms.
This course will be in a small group ( no more than 6) on Zoom and will stretch over 12 weeks. This allows me to work with you over your first 3 cycles. We will meet at 7pm (London time) each lesson as follows:
Week 1 - ~ 2hours - 8/9/21
Week 2 - ~2 hours - 15/9/21
Week 3 - ~2 hours - 22/9/21
Week 4 - ~1 hour - 29/9/21
Week 8 - ~1 hour - 27/10/21
Week 12 - ~1 hour - 24/11/21
If you have recently had a baby and are in your postpartum stage, or are in your peri-menopause years where cycles are becoming less regular, the fertility awareness method is available to you, but this course is not for you. or in the case of postpartum care, wait until your cycles become regular again before purchasing the course. You can contact me for an individual lesson tailored to your unique life stage.
You will need to buy a good quality digital thermometer that has two decimal places. This means that there should be two numbers after the decimal - eg 36.56 degrees.
You should also know that this course is written by a UK instructor and so all temperatures are written in Centigrade, not Fahrenheit.
You need to be available for all the dates set.
I LOVE teaching the fertility awareness method to couples. It is a way of understanding your cycles and knowing where you ovulate so that you can either avoid or plan a pregnancy. As a contraception, the world health organisation states that it is more than 99% accurate as a contraception. That`s the same as the birth control pill but without the nasty side effects
The method involves taking your basal body temperature with a digital thermometer each morning, which needs to be done before you get out of bed and start moving about. It also needs to be taken at the same time each day, although there are some easy calculations that you can do to account for any weekend lie-ins or early starts.
The fertility awareness method is a reliable method of contraception if used properly. It is often confused by some people with the old "rhythm method" which was highly dubious. Fertility awareness is COMPLETELY different and based on scientific fact, not estimations. As well as recording your temperature, It uses other symptoms of the female body such as monitoring cervical mucous and the position of the cervix.
Hormonal contraception pitfalls
The birth control pill is known to cause huge health implications. The hormones used are synthetic - that means that they are made in a laboratory somewhere. Whilst they are effective at controlling unwanted pregnancies, the hormones are depleting your body of vital nutrients and contribute to life-long conditions later down the line.
The oestrogen and progesterone that our bodies makes have other functions across our physiology other than just supporting the reproductive system. Oestrogen is vital for bone health and cardiovascular function amongst many other functions, and progesterone is essential for our mood and cognitive balance amongst other reasons.
Synthetic hormones do not offer the same health benefits. The only thing they are good for is stopping unwanted pregnancies.
It is common for a woman to have been on the contraceptive pill for many years and then after menopause discover that she has osteoporosis. The lack of natural oestrogen has contributed to poor bone health.
Not only this, but hormonal contraception is known to deplete B vitamins, Zinc and other nutrients which are vital for health.
What are the advantages of using the Fertility Awareness Method as a contraception?
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Clinical Nutrition and Naturopathic Health
BA hons. NT. FNTP. AMNNA. Soc Nat
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