A NEW WAY TO LEARN YOUR CYCLE...

I periodically offer 10-week programs on Cycle Awareness, for birth control, conception and body literary. These programs give you an opportunity to learn your cycle deeply, and have accountability and mentorship as you make a habit of charting and integrating this practice into your life. Once you learn it like this, you'll never forget it, and it will serve you for the rest of your reproductive years. You'll wonder how you ever lived without it.  If you're interested, leave your email here and I'll be sure you're the first to know when the next program becomes available.

 

CYCLE AWARENESS METHOD CLASSES

Want to learn to about the ebb and flow of your womb cycle?  Join my classes to learn to chart use the Symptothermal Method (STM), a highly effective method of birth control and conception. Just as it’s possible to tell when you are menstruating, it is also possible to tell when you are fertile.  My classes provide simple, approachable tools and techniques to enable you to know on any given day where exactly you are in your cycle.  This information can be used to gain insights into your reproductive health, as well as for birth control and conception.  Keep reading for more information about cycle charting, or click through one of the buttons below for specifics.

HOW WE KNOW

Every month your body gives you clear signals to indicate where exactly you are in your cycle.  Though we are taught there’s a risk of pregnancy every day of our cycles, this is simply not true.  There is a limited window of about a week per cycle during which you can conceive, and no more. This is a very important time to be mindful of, for obvious reasons.  If you don’t want to get pregnant, this is a great time to use protection, double up barrier methods, and try creative ways of making love.  If you want to conceive, it doesn’t matter how much sex you have the rest of your cycle—this is the only week that counts!

 

BODY SIGNS

The Symptothermal Method utilizes two body signs: cervical fluid and waking temperature. You can learn to track changes in your cervical fluid to be able to clearly identify when your fertile window begins, and when it’s over.  You can also learn to take your waking temperature to confirm the changes observed in your fluids.  Based on these two crucial signs, you can confidently know where you are in your cycle each day, and can make sexual decisions that are aligned with your needs and desires.

 

OUR BIRTHRIGHT

I believe that it is our birthright to know about each phase of our womb cycles.  Throughout human history different tribal women have known how to tell when they could conceive.  This knowledge was passed down through the generations, and enabled women to have great power in choosing when and whether to bring children into the world.  This knowledge is still alive today, and has greatly expanded in the past 100 years.

We find rhythms, patterns, cycles, phases and waves in every aspect of Nature. From the food chain order, migration of whales and birds, high and low tides, tree dormancy and fruit production, to ever-changing cloud movement, weather temperatures, and our orbiting solar system… Mother Nature is one voluptuous, organically pulsating body functioning within a pulsating universe. Just like the ocean’s high and low tides, this female sequence is logical and predictable. Learning to surf it is invigorating and empowering.
— Suzanne Mathis McQueen, 4 SEASONS IN 4 WEEKS