Birth Control Without Hormones
Menstrual Cycle Analysis
Start with a free 15 minute discovery call where we can discuss your interest in learning fertility awareness. Learning fertility awareness requires a 3 month commitment. Sessions includes three zoom consults for either conception, birth control or hormone imbalance diagnosis. The aim of each consult is to help identify ovulation and the fertile window with confidence and help assess any underlying hormone imbalances if present. Charting will be taught with the free Lutea charting app or Read Your Body app valued at $3 AUD per month. Purchasing a suitable BBT thermometer is required.
Consults include FAM ebook, menstrual cycle symptom tracker, 6 month fertility chart analysis, ongoing support and troubleshooting advice via email when needed. Optionally combine fertility awareness consult with nutrition consults.
Food Diary Analysis
Tailored Nutrition Advice for Women
Add women’s health specific nutrition consults alongside your fertility awareness package. Nutrition advice is based on analysis of a 3 day food journal.
Start with a free 15 minute discovery call where we can discuss your unique female health concerns. After the discovery call you will receive an automatic email with a selection of packages to choose from including fertility awareness and nutrition package. Once payment is received you will receive a food journal template, medical history form and link to book your first consult. The food journal must be completed and returned via email at least 48 working hours before booking. Consults are 90 mins and held on zoom. Follow up handouts, summary notes and recipes will be provided via email after each consult when relevant. The aim of the consult is to combine fertility awareness method training with women’s health specific nutrition advice that can help correct and underlying hormone imbalance or improve fertility.
Includes three zoom consults learning the sympto-thermal fertility awareness method for either conception, birth control or hormone imbalance diagnosis. Includes FAM ebook, menstrual cycle symptom tracker, 6 x fertility chart analysis and ongoing support and troubleshooting advice via email when needed.
Combine learning fertility awareness method with personalised nutrition advice for hormone balance. Includes three zoom consults learning the sympto-thermal fertility awareness method for either conception, birth control or hormone imbalance diagnosis. Includes FAM ebook, menstrual cycle symptom tracker and 6x fertility chart analysis. Also includes food diary analysis, customised nutrition advice and handouts, ongoing support via email when needed, and a free digital copy of my book “Eating for Hormone Balance” with over 60 hormone-friendly recipes.
If any additional consults are desired, you can book a 1 hour follow up consult on zoom to discuss ongoing concerns. Suggested time frame between consults is one month or one cycle, to assess any changes in menstrual cycle.
- conception timing
- hormone free birth control
- low hormones
- symptomatic periods (heavy, painful, irregular etc)
- missing periods
- estrogen dominance
- stress and adrenal
- PMS and mood
- preconception and fertility
- postpartum and breastfeeding
- blood sugar management
- insulin resistance
- improving microbial diversity through plants
I turned to fertility awareness method as a means to help diagnose my own hormone imbalance as I was unable to find any health practitioner that would agree to have me tested or anyone that could understand the symptoms I was feeling. Fertility awareness gave me an understanding of my body and hormones and empowered me to make the changes in my diet, lifestyle and supplements that I actually needed and really worked. Now I want to help other women do the same. My approach is slow, gentle and sustainable. I understand that habit change is hard and takes time. I also understand that we need to understand “why” before we can make lasting changes. I care a lot about imparting the knowledge needed to support change in health and lifestyle.
I am trained in sympto-thermal fertility awareness method. My training was based heavily on the billings method which is very focused on correct cervical mucous identification. I have also employed some more personal learnings from the sensi-plan method which is considered the most effective form of FAM. My approach to FAM does not require complete abstinence in the fertile window and barrier methods are allowed. I teach FAM for women who wish to get pregnant faster and women who wish to avoid pregnancy without the use of hormonal birth control. Based on my additional education in my Masters of Medicine in Sexual and Reproductive Health, I also use FAM as a way to help identify potential hormone imbalances and can talk through various treatment option choices if necessary.
My education in nutrition has been focused on nutrition science. As I am not a nutritionist or dietician, I do not offer any calculated or strict food plans or regimes to follow. Slow and gentle changes are the most suitable for supporting female metabolism and physiology and are most likely to result in long-term sustainable change. My approach is to empower you with the knowledge you need to make the food choices that are right for you, while gently supporting you along the way. Nutrition advice from me is tailored around the female physiology. I cover foundational principles for eating in a way that is most supportive of hormone balance. Advice is modified to help target any unique hormonal imbalances.
Although I am predominantly plant-based you do not need to be plant-based to work with me, nor will I expect you to become plant-based. I strongly believe in a food first approach. In the situations where supplementation is required I recommend whole-food based products when appropriate.
Free resources with every consult!
Fertility Awareness Method Guide, when you purchase a FAM consult. This guide is a short ebook with instructions on how and what to chart for pregnancy or birth control. Includes various explanatory diagrams and foundational principles.
“Eating for Hormone Balance: a Plant-based Guide” eBook when you purchase a FAM & Nutrition Consult package. The book is a comprehensive guide covering the principles of eating for hormone balance as well as over 60 hormone-friendly recipes.