Are you looking for a natural method of birth control that’s as effective as the pill but without the side effects?
Do you want to learn more about how your body functions, and be able to tell when you are fertile or infertile each cycle around ovulation?
Do you want to find a more environmentally-friendly method of birth control and investigate more holistic ways of living and improving your health?
If you sign up to one of the natural birth control programs that’s exactly what you’ll get!
I teach the fertility awareness method of birth control, specifically the Justisse Method. When practiced correctly, fertility awareness methods are up to 99.6% effective at preventing pregnancy! This is a great option if you don’t want to take hormonal contraception or use devices or barriers.
By using this method you will:
- Prevent pregnancy without the side effects of artificial hormones;
- Be able to identify ovulation;
- Know how long sperm lives (up to 5 days) and what that means for you;
- Identify when you are able to get pregnant during your menstrual cycle and when to avoid unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy;
- Identify what a healthy cycle looks like and how to improve your hormonal balance through natural diet and lifestyle changes;
- Know when your period is due and never have a “late” period again;
- Understand your unique pattern of fertility (even if you have irregular cycles) and how this affects the rules for avoiding pregnancy; and
- Understand the best time to take Emergency Contraception and when it is unnecessary.
How does it work?
Our bodies are pretty amazing! Did you know your cervix produces a mucus as you get close to ovulation, and sperm can live in this mucus up to five (5) days! As well, your temperature is lower before ovulation and higher after ovulation, so taking your temperature every day can tell you when ovulation has passed!
By learning to observe, chart, and interpret your mucus and temperature on a menstrual cycle chart you can effectively know every single day if sex could lead to a pregnancy. If you don’t want to get pregnant, you avoid unprotected sex on those days. Simple!
If you sign up for one of the natural birth control programs you will learn how to observe your mucus and you will be able to answer the question every day: “Am I fertile?”
My clients are often amazed at what they didn’t know about their bodies before working with me, and most find that learning to chart their cycles is not only incredibly useful for birth control, but also incredibly empowering.
Does this really prevent pregnancy? How can you know when you’re ovulating?
Fertility Awareness is a great way to prevent pregnancy without the use of hormones or devices, and is done by keeping track of and interpreting your unique signs of fertility. Your body produces cervical mucus as you approach ovulation, so learning to observe and interpret this allows you to know when you can get pregnant and when you can’t. This method is based on years of research and has been shown to be up to 99.6% effective at preventing pregnancy (that number is based on a study of more than 17,500 menstrual cycles!).
Isn’t this just the Rhythm Method?
Absolutely not! The Rhythm Method is based on calendar calculations of past cycles to predict future cycles and does not take into account your unique physiology or the variability of your particular pattern of fertility (i.e. cycles are not all 28 days, many people don’t ovulate on day 14, and things like stress, illness, and hormonal imbalance can affect fertility). With the fertility awareness method, you will observe your own body, and know every day if you are fertile based on what you see.
Will this work for me even if I have irregular cycles? Or if I’m breastfeeding?
Yes, anybody with any kind of cycle can use the fertility awareness method for birth control because it does not make predictions and is based on your own body’s unique signs of fertility. You will learn to observe and chart your unique menstrual cycle, and, regardless of how long or irregular it is, by following the rules you can accurately prevent pregnancy.
What my clients are saying:
“The follow-ups were great for confirming my use of the method and clearing up any questions I had. If I didn’t have Allison as a resource during the learning process, I wouldn’t feel confident in using the method for contraception.” – Rebecca, Vancouver, avoiding pregnancy
“By learning and applying the Justisse Method, I now feel I have a better understanding of my own body, fertility and health in general which is very empowering. Through this understanding I feel I’m more connected to my body which is a great feeling. It has also somewhat alleviated my anxiety about my PCOS.”- Jolin, New Zealand, avoiding pregnancy and monitoring health
Which program should you sign up for?
There are three programs at different levels, based on your desire for one-to-one support, how confident you are about your cycles, how healthy your hormones are, and how much you are willing to commit to learning.
Please read below to see what’s included in each program, and if you still have questions or are not sure which program is best for you, contact me and I can help you figure it out.
The Quick Start program is for you if you want an introduction to using the fertility awareness method as natural birth control, but aren’t sure yet if you want to commit to it (and are willing to use another method of birth control). With this program you get a digital audio recording of the introductory session (80 minutes) and one (1) chart review meeting where you can ask your most pressing questions. Click here for more details.
The Basic program is for you if you know you want to use the fertility awareness method as a natural birth control, have regular cycles, and no hormonal health issues. With this program you get a digital audio recording of the introductory session (80 minutes) and three (3) follow-up sessions where we will ensure you are charting with confidence. Click here for more details.
This Elite program is for you if you are committed to using the fertility awareness method as a natural birth control and want the most effective and complete follow-up program. This is for you if you are less confident in your charting or may have more complicated hormonal health and cycle issues. For example, if you are coming off hormonal contraception, have irregular cycles, are breastfeeding, have PCOS, or have other holistic health issues that need support. With this program you get a one-on-one introductory session (120 minutes) and five (5) follow-up sessions where we will ensure you are charting with confidence and will create a personalized plan for achieving optimum hormonal health. Click here for more details.