Women and Teen Health Education Classes
Do you struggle with hormonal imbalances like PCOS, acne, painful periods, or mood swings? Or maybe you have no idea what is considered “normal” when it comes to your cycle. Or maybe you are looking for a natural alternative to hormonal contraception. Maybe you have been on the “pill” for acne or PCOS and would like to come off and restore your body naturally. FEMM classes can provide you with the knowledge you need to track your hormones and get back on track. And with FEMM Medical Management you can get to the root of underlying hormonal imbalance.
FEMM (Fertility Education & Medical Management) is a model for women’s reproductive
health. A woman’s reproductive health is closely tied to the state of her general health and to the delicate interplay of certain hormones within her body. The sufficient production of these hormones can be tracked throughout each cycle, as indicators of both health and fertility. FEMM enables women to become informed participants in their own healthcare.
Learn how to track your health (sessions 1 & 2), avoid pregnancy naturally (sessions 1, 2, & 3), or achieve pregnancy naturally (sessions 1, 2, & 3).
Session 1) FEMM AND YOUR HEALTH
Learn how hormones influence your health and how to
chart your hormonal activity. (1.5-2hrs.)
Participants learn the parts and function of reproductive
anatomy, and the physiology of ovulation – understanding the
critical role of hormones in the cycle. Hormones from the brain
and ovaries affect the health of the reproductive organs and the
entire body. Observable biomarkers allow women to identify
hormonal changes, key cycle events such as ovulation and
other indicators of health and fertility. Participants are taught
the method of FEMM charting through observing and recording
these biomarkers. The session concludes with charting exercises.
Session 2) FEMM EXPERT
Learn to identify healthy patterns or health problems. (1.5-2hrs.)
Participants learn to understand the cycle—both its biomarkers
and the underlying hormonal activity—as an indicator of their
overall health. They are taught the phases of the cycle with an
emphasis on the time of ovulation, the dominant hormonal
activity in each phase, and what biomarker observations within
each phase are necessary for a woman to be considered healthy.
Attention is given to the understanding of the cycle as a holistic
fertile process, which is fundamental to understanding cycle
variations. The session includes analysis of various cycle types,
including those of health concern. Exercises, Q&A, and case
studies accompany this session.
Session 3) FEMM FAMILY PLANNING
Learn to manage your fertility. (1.5-2hrs.)
In this session, participants are taught the principles of FEMM
Family Planning. The session includes a review of male and
female reproductive physiology, the dominant reproductive
hormones, and the key stages in and differences between
male and female fertility throughout reproductive life. With
regard to family planning, the key event in a woman’s cycle is
ovulation, and so participants learn to relate cycle biomarkers
to ovulation and a woman’s fertility. Primary biomarkers
are estrogenic cervical fluid and the surge of the luteinizing
hormone (LH) just prior to ovulation. Participants apply this
knowledge to identifying ovulation and fertility in variable cycle
types. Exercises, Q&A, and case studies accompany this session.
6 classes that provide the necessary information to understand what’s normal and healthy at every stage of your daughter’s life.
- The link between hormones and health
- Brain development and changing emotions
- Lifestyle choices
- Sexual health and STIs