Fertilty Awareness Mastery Mentorship

✔️ Are you a health professional currently working in women's health?
✔️ Do you have a professional designation (midwife, nurse practitioner, dietician, nutritionist, acupuncturist, naturopath, massage therapist, pelvic floor physiotherapist, or other professional designation)?
✔️ Are you a fertility awareness educator, health coach, or other type of women's health practitioner?
✔️ Are you currently working towards a professional designation in women's health?
✔️ Have you been searching for a practical way to incorporate fertility awareness chart interpretation into your existing practice?

If you answered "YES" to any of the above questions,

the Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship

is what you've been searching for!

The Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship (FAMM) is unlike any other fertility awareness training program! This program is designed specifically for health professionals, like yourself, who are already working with women in their practice.

Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship (FAMM)

You aren't looking to change your entire practice, or commit to a 2-year Fertility Awareness Educator certification program (because you already have a professional designation!). If you wanted to become a certified Fertility Awareness Educator (FAE), you would already have jumped into one of the existing FAE certification programs.

You want to incorporate high-level fertility awareness knowledge into your existing practice. You're looking for an in-depth, professional training program that covers fertility awareness-based methods, advanced chart interpretation, and using the menstrual cycle as a diagnostic tool — specifically.

You're a busy professional, and you want a program that cuts out all of the fluff and gets strait to the point. You need a program that focuses on what you need to know in a practical sense as you build your professional practice. In other words, you want a program that shows you how the science applies to real life so you can better support your clients (with ample research and real-world case studies!).

FAMM is perfect for you because:

  • You want to incorporate menstrual cycle chart interpretation into your existing practice in a professional and scientific way
  • You understand how the menstrual cycle works, but you don't know how to interpret complex or abnormal menstrual cycle patterns and events
  • You know the menstrual cycle is a woman's fifth vital sign, but you don't feel confident reading and interpreting your client's menstrual cycle charts (especially complex cases)
  • You want to utilize menstrual cycle charting as a diagnostic tool in your practice to help your clients identify underlying health issues
  • You want to be able to identify possible health conditions and hormonal imbalances based on the patterns you see in your client's menstrual cycle charts
  • You want to help your clients improve their chances of conception through menstrual cycle charting
  • You want to help your clients identify possible fertility-related issues through menstrual cycle charting and chart interpretation
  • You want to empower your clients to understand how their body works through menstrual cycle charting
  • You want to support your clients to feel confident about non-hormonal birth control options
  • You want to understand the benefits and limitations of fertility awareness-based methods of birth control so you can confidently support your clients when they want to transition off hormonal contraceptives
  • You want to help your clients improve a variety of cycle-related issues including irregular cycles, PMS symptoms, low progesterone, short luteal phase, premenstrual spotting, light, heavy, and/or painful periods, etc.

What's Included?

FAMM is a LIVE weekly program that takes place over a 6 month period. We meet weekly on Wednesdays at 12:30PM ET for 60-90 minutes. We'll allso have two 30 minute private consultations together in addition to our live weekly calls!

Weekly Sessions

We meet weekly for 60-90 minutes. Our meetings include detailed instruction on a variety of topics (see the program syllabus below), monthly Q&A/chart review calls, special guest speaker sessions, case study reviews, and much more! All sessions are recorded and available on our FAMM online portal.

2 Private Consultations

You'll have two 30 minute private consultations with Lisa in addition to our live weekly calls!

Expert Guest Speaker Sessions

Join us for a number of specialized guest speaker sessions scheduled on a variety of topics including fertility awareness-based method specifics, hormone balance, infertility, nutrition, gut health, postpartum charting issues, and much more! All sessions are recorded and available on our FAMM online portal.

Access to Private Slack Group

Join us on Slack for the duration of the program! Slack is a private messanger app that allows you to post questions between sessions, share charts, and connect with myself and the other FAMM participants.

What will we cover in the program?

FAMM provides high-level training in menstrual cycle chart interpretation in a scientific and systematic way. It will help you incorporate fertility awareness cycle charting in your practice by teaching you to interpret your clients' fifth vital sign. Below is a snapshot of the course curriculum. Our classes will be a mixture of lectures, case studies, guest speakers/presenters, question and answer sessions (with live chart reviews), and much more!

Introduction to fertility awareness-based methods

There is no one, universal "fertility awareness method." Instead, there are many different fertility awareness-based methods based on the principles of fertility awareness cycle charting. We'll go through the main charting methods in detail so you understand the similarities, differences, and charting modalities of each.

Part of your FAMM training involves tracking your own menstrual cycles in a systematic way. You'll learn how to track, read, and interpret each fertile sign in a standardized way, setting the stage for advanced cycle interpretation.

Fertility awareness method birth control rules

How effective is fertility awareness? Why does it fail for some women? What can you do to obtain the high perfect-use effectiveness rate of 99.4%? FAMM will answer these questions and more, giving you a deeper understanding of the evidence-based practices to help your clients achieve the highest possible efficacy when using fertility awareness.

What does a normal menstrual cycle look like?

Discover the science behind menstrual cycle charting and how it matches up to the menstrual cycle using a combination of real world case studies and peer-reviewed research.

Coming off the pill

You'll learn how to support your clients during the post-pill transition phase. We'll cover strategies for supporting the return to normal cycling through a combination of peer-reviewed science and real-world case studies.

Conceiving with fertility awareness

Strategies for optimizing conception, a deep dive into cervical mucus and the important role it plays in conception, and much more!

Identifying the connection between abnormal cycle patterns and related health issues

Discover the role that nutrition, lifestyle factors, and a variety of common health issues play in menstrual cycle abnormalities. You'll learn a systematic way to analyze and interpret menstrual cycle patterns to identify underlying health issues and evidence-based practices to support your clients bring their cycles into the normal range. This includes advanced training in the most common health issues that cause menstrual cycle disruptions including PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), HA (hypothalamic amenorrhea), thyroid disorders, PMS (premenstrual syndrome), endometriosis/adenomyosis, and gut-related issues.

Postpartum charting

The biggest factor that determines how soon your client's fertility will return postpartum is the duration and frequency of breastfeeding. Postpartum charting is possible, but there are a variety of specific challenges that make it different to regular menstrual cycle charting. You'll learn how postpartum charting differs to regular charting, and how to support your clients to be successful if they choose to use fertility awareness in the forth trimester.

Meet This Year's Guest Teachers!

Specialized guest lectures are an important part of FAMM! From specialized fertility awareness knowledge, to nutrition, and functional health, our monthly guest lecture series will greatly enhance your ability to support clients using fertility awareness!

Shirelle Edghill

Shirelle is a Creighton Model FertilityCare practitioner. Through her organization, Infinity Fertility, Shirelle has taught over 280 women and couples how to chart The Creighton Model. She is also a preceptor for FACTS Georgetown University elective, whereby fourth year medical students learn about the science of fertility awareness based methods of family planning.

Dr. Marguerite Duane, MD

Marguerite Duane, MD, MHA is a board-certified family physician and adjunct associate professor at Georgetown University. She is co-founder and executive director of FACTS, (the Fertility Appreciation Collaborative to Teach the Science). She is a Creighton Model, FEMM and NeoFertility medical consultant, and a TeenSTAR educator.

Lily Nichols, RDN

Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based prenatal nutrition. Her work is known for being research-focused, thorough, and unapologetically critical of outdated dietary guidelines. She is the author of two bestselling books, Real Food for Pregnancy and Real Food for Gestational Diabetes.

Nicole Jardim

Nicole, also known as the Period Girl, is a certified women’s health coach (professional period fixer) and her mission is to empower women to take back control of their hormonal health in a fun and sassy way, and she is the author of the bestselling book Fix Your Period.

Nora Pope

Nora Pope is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and was a Naturopathic Doctor in Toronto from 2002-19. She is a Natural Family Planning Medical Consultant Auditor at the Creighton University School of Medicine and she is a trained Creighton Model FertilityCare Practitioner.

Dr. Jessica Liu, ND

Dr. Jessica Liu ND is a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, licensed in accordance with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario since 2006, with over 15 years of expertise and clinical excellence in the field of fertility, women's health and pregnancy care. 

"Working with Lisa is one of the best investments I have ever made, and I would (and do!) enthusiastically recommend her to any woman interested in gaining the kind of understanding that all women deserve to have about their body and health."

~ Emily W

"I highly recommend Lisa and her program for anyone who wants to learn more about their fertility with someone who really knows their stuff, particularly if you're like me and want to learn something efficiently because you're busy."

~ Rebecca C

"Lisa is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about what she does, and it was a pleasure working with her. I would recommend this program to any woman, and wish I would have done this sooner!"

~ Amanda D

"I am so happy I found Lisa, and took the opportunity to learn more about my body and my health. I honestly feel that this is something that should be taught in health class at school. This knowledge is so empowering, I only wish FAM is something I would've learned as a teenager. Thanks Lisa!""

~ Karen G

Frequently Asked Questions

I know you have a few questions, so here is a list of the most common questions about FAMM:

Will FAMM provide me with a formal fertility awareness educator certification?

No, it will not. The Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship will not provide formal fertility awareness educator certification. FAMM is designed for health professionals with existing practices, who wish to incorporate high-level fertility awareness knowledge into their client work (by providing you with the practical knowledge you need to do so). It will leave you just as knowledgeable, if not more so, but it will not give you the designation of "Fertility Awareness Educator," nor will it train you to teach your clients to chart their cycles in a specific method. There are several other programs that offer this certification, and they generally involve 2 or more years of intensive study. You may be eligible for a Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship certification upon successful completion of the program, however this is a separate distinction.

 

I already know how to chart my cycles, what will your course teach me that I don't already know?

FAMM teaches a standardized method of charting that allows you to utilize the menstrual cycle as a vital sign to the fullest extent. Although you may understand how to chart your own cycles, most women seek professional support when they have health-related challenges and abnormal menstrual cycle patterns. In other words, most of your clients will have menstrual cycle charts that look nothing like yours! Without high-level training in standardized charting protocols, and advanced chart interpretation, you'll find yourself unsure of how to counsel your clients. With FAMM training, you'll have the tools you need to assess each phase of the menstrual cycle, and thoroughly investigate all areas with your clients.

 

I have already taken a fertility awareness education program, and I want to know if FAMM will be different?

If you've already taken a fertility awareness educator training program, you already know that there's a difference between learning to teach your clients how to chart their cycles, and learning advanced chart interpretation (and related health protocols). Many programs teach the charting aspect, but fail to provide the in-depth training you need to help your clients restore normal cycling. After all, you're looking at this program because you recognize that your training didn't quite cover everything you were hoping to learn! FAMM will teach you a standardized charting protocol to better analyze and interpret cervical mucus and temperature, and it will leave you with the tools you need to support your clients restore normal cycling from a functional/holistic perspective.

 

Do I need charting experience to join FAMM?

You don’t need any charting experience to join FAMM (there is no minimum charting requirement); however, you are required to chart your cycles for the duration of the program (as it is an important part of the mentorship process). With that said, if you haven't started charting your cycles, consider starting now so you have a few charts under your belt before FAMM begins!

 

I'm not a women's health professional, and I don't already work with clients. Can I join FAMM?

Unfortunately not. FAMM is designed specifically for women's health professionals with an existing practice. Exceptions may be made for students in professional training programs, so if you are currently a student in a professional program you are welcome to submit an application. However, if you're not a women's health professional and you don't have an existing practice working with clients, then FAMM isn't the right option for you at this point. I would suggest considering my 8 week Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE group coaching program as an option to help you increase your fertility awareness knowledge in the meantime. Otherwise, you're welcome to apply to FAMM in the future once you've received your professional certification, and you've started working with clients!

 

Will FAMM address fertility issues?

Yes. FAMM will cover advanced fertility awareness techniques to support your clients optimize their chances of conception, optimizing sperm and egg quality and much more!

 

Am I eligible for a FAMM certification upon completion of the program?

Once you've successfully completed FAMM (including all relevant lessons and assignments), you'll have an opportunity to complete the FAMM certification examination. Upon successful completion of the FAMM certification exam you'll be able to publicly promote yourself as a FAMM certified practitioner, and you'll be eligible for a public listing in the practitioner directory (among other benefits that will be discussed in the program).

 

How much time will be required for reading, assignments, and additional coursework outside of our meeting times if I want to receive a FAMM certification at the end of the program?

In order to get the most out of FAMM, you'll want to put aside an average of about 1–2 hours per week in addition to our weekly calls (depending on the topic and assignment). Some weeks would be less and others may be more. There will be monthly assignments, and additional reading assigned to ensure you are ready to work with clients to the fullest capacity. The FAMM certification process is optional, but it was designed to ensure you have the motivation you need to achieve the highest level of success with this program!

 

What time will the weekly group calls be held?

Weekly calls are usually held on Wednesdays at 12:30pm EST for 60 to 90 minutes.

 

What if I have to miss one or more of our calls?

All sessions are recorded, and will be posted to the FAMM online portal shortly after each week's call.

 

Do you offer discounts for your programs?

No. I do not offer discounts as that would not be fair to the other members of the program. However, payment plans are available.

If the investment to join this program is a stretch for you at the moment, there are many low and no-cost options available:

The Fertility Friday Podcast is in it's 7th year, and there are over 350 episodes available. This page is a great place to start!

Consider reading The Fifth Vital Sign, the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook, and/or completing the Fertility Awareness Mastery Self-Study Online Program. You are also welcome to join Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE if you are looking for support charting your own cycles!
 

What if I change my mind? Can I get my money back?

If you wish to cancel your enrollment you have ten (10) days from the date of payment to request a refund. You will receive a refund for the amount you paid minus the cost of any materials that you have received (i.e. any materials sent in the mail upon registration). There will be no refunds provided after this 10 day period.

 

What if I get pregnant midway through the class?

Congratulations! Note that if you become pregnant during FAMM, there are no refunds provided in that situation.

 

I've noticed that you use the word woman in your books and on your podcast. Will you be using gender neutral language in FAMM?

The language used in FAMM will reflect real world clients and experiences. As such, there will be gendered language (i.e. women, men), and inclusive/gender neutral language when appropriate.

 

Will I have access to ongoing support after the program is over?

You will have lifetime access to the FAMM online portal when you graduate. This includes future updates and guest speaker sessions. When the program is over, there are several options for alumni graduates to receive ongoing support as needed.

 

How do I know if FAMM is right for me?

  • You'll love FAMM if you're passionate about women's health, and genuinely excited to discover how the menstrual cycle can be used as a vital sign in your client work.
  • You'll benefit from FAMM if you have the time and energy to commit to it for the next 6 to 7 months. "Commit" meaning that you are able to attend the weekly sessions, chart your cycles, and participate fully in the program.
  • You are a women's health practitioner who is either already working with women in your practice, or are currently in a recognized training program to do so.
  • You are thrilled to join a program that offers a comprehensive and practical way to incorporate fertility awareness cycle charting into your client work.

FAMM is right for you if:

  • You are a women's health professional who wants to add fertility awareness cycle charting to your existing practice (i.e. midwifes, nurses, dieticians, nutritionists, acupuncturists, naturopaths, alternative medicine providers, massage therapists, pelvic floor physiotherapists, fertility awareness educators, health coaches, or other type of women's health practitioner)
  • You enjoy learning in a group setting, and you love learning from and with other women
  • You want to cut through the fluff and focus on the practical application of fertility awareness cycle charting in your professional practice
  • You are willing to chart your own cycles throughout the program as an important part of the learning process

FAMM is not right for you if:

  • You're not a women's health professional, and you want to become a certified fertility awareness educator (there are a variety of other programs available that provide this certification!)
  • You do not have an existing women's health practice or professional designation (and you are not currently enrolled as a student in a professional training program)
  • You're looking for one-on-one support to learn to chart and/or to improve your own cycles (follow this link for information about my individual and group coaching program options!)
  • You do not feel comfortable participating in a group program or group video calls (i.e. zoom)
  • You are not willing to chart your own menstrual cycles at any point during the program

What do your clients say about your programs?

"Working with Lisa is one of the best investments I have ever made, and I would (and do!) enthusiastically recommend her to any woman interested in gaining the kind of understanding that all women deserve to have about their body and health."


~ Emily W

"I highly recommend Lisa and her program for anyone who wants to learn more about their fertility with someone who really knows their stuff, particularly if you're like me and want to learn something efficiently because you're busy."


~ Rebecca C

"I am so happy I found Lisa, and took the opportunity to learn more about my body and my health. I honestly feel that this is something that should be taught in health class at school. This knowledge is so empowering, I only wish FAM is something I would've learned as a teenager. Thanks Lisa!""

~ Karen G

"Lisa is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about what she does, and it was a pleasure working with her. I would recommend this program to any woman, and wish I would have done this sooner!"

~ Amanda D

"Working with Lisa is one of the best investments I have ever made, and I would (and do!) enthusiastically recommend her to any woman interested in gaining the kind of understanding that all women deserve to have about their body and health."

~ Emily W

"I highly recommend Lisa and her program for anyone who wants to learn more about their fertility with someone who really knows their stuff, particularly if you're like me and want to learn something efficiently because you're busy."

~ Rebecca C

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