Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) Programme

If you’ve been following me for a while now you will know that I’m an avid learner on all things menstrual health related.  I’ve recently been diving down the rabbit hole of Fertility Awareness and wondering how on earth our paths didn’t cross sooner.  At 41, I’m learning things I wish I’d learnt when my periods first began.  I’d love to share it with you too and I’m wondering…

Are you a good match?

Are you available from July until October 2024 to embark on a programme that will transform your body literacy?

I’m looking for 4 women to take through a 4 month process that will equip them with the skills of learning the Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) to chart their own cycles.  This is part of my Practicum for the course so the Programme is being offered at a significantly reduced rate to what it will be once I quality at the end of 2024.

Would you like to?

  • avoid pregnancy naturally
  • optimise your chances of conception
  • monitor your overall health
  • identify health issues through menstrual cycle charting

Answering YES to one of these questions means this course is for you:

  • Do you want to come off hormonal birth control and don’t know how to avoid pregnancy naturally?
  • Have you been trying to conceive and would like some support in optimising your chances of conception?
  • Do you have period problems and would like to find out how to support your hormonal balance and achieve a healthy menstrual cycle?
  • Are you committed to taking a small amount of time daily for this practice over your 4 month learning curve?

Fertility Awareness Method

Fertility Awareness Method is an approach to natural birth control where a woman tracks biomarkers of basal body temperature (BBT), cervical mucus (CM), and cervical position to determine their fertile and non-fertile phases.

Whilst you can learn about fertility awareness by yourself from books or even use an app, by working with an instructor you’ll have someone holding your hand and answering your questions as you go along. Your cycle is unique to you and having support whilst you get to know it can make a massive difference to your success at using the method and sticking with it!

99.6% Effective

The Sympto-Thermal Method (STM) has been used for over 50 years – it was developed when scientists discovered that women had a higher basal body temperature depending on which part of their cycle they were currently in – this was originally discovered in 1868 but not originally connected to finding the point of ovulation. By combining this finding with the fact that cervical mucus with the right properties needs to be present for the woman to be fertile the sympto-thermal method was developed.

My Approach

I teach FAM as a way of using the menstrual cycle as a vital sign for health, alongside being a side-effect-free method of contraception that allows you to conceive naturally when you are ready. I’ll teach you to use FAM (Fertility Awareness Methods) so you can track, understand and predict your own cycle.

I love sharing my knowledge with women and helping them understand how their body really works – something I believe should really be taught before we start our periods not later down the line. I am constantly learning myself and apply that knowledge into everything I teach too.

If you are planning to get pregnant in the next few years and want to avoid pregnancy for now and check that your cycle is optimised learning FAM now will help set you up for success later down the road.

For other women they may have had a terrible time with other kinds of contraception and FAM is the last option on their list. Or they’ve used an app and want something more reliable. Or they’re just fed up of using condoms all the time.

No app algorithm, no counting the dates, you’ll have a cycle plan that is 100% original to you and you alone.

Correctly tracking your cycle gives you the power to manage your own fertility naturally. Whether you’re trying to have children or avoid pregnancy, it takes more than just using an app or ticking days off on a calendar for cycle tracking to reliably work.

Being able to rely on yourself and your own judgement to work out when you are fertile can be a powerful, liberating and often quite healing thing.

Ready to sign up?

We’ll start with an initial 15 minute free consultation where you can figure out if this is the right method and Programme for you. Then, if you want to go ahead, you can join my 4 month Programme where we will meet roughly weekly, one-on-one, to track and establish your cycle pattern.

Programme Overview

Learn how to confidently use the Sympto-Thermal Method (STM) to chart your cycles and achieve your reproductive health desires.


  • introductory zoom call (90 minutes)
  • 7-8 teaching and follow up sessions (45 to 60 minutes)
  • Pre-recorded supplemental videos
  • Additional resources through the course
  • Digital handbook to go along with the course
  • Support throughout the duration of the programme via email and WhatsApp.

A rough structure of the learning curve:

Session 1: Reproductive anatomy, reproductive hormone cycle, menstrual cycle, ovarian cycle, introduction to fertility awareness cycle charting, cervical mucus (CM) charting.

Session 2: (within one week of session 1) Review cervical mucus from session 1, cover basal body temperature (BBT) charting, cervical position charting, and introduce Sympto-Thermal Method (STM rules: CM, BBT, & cross-check).

Sessions 3-4: (every over week) Review STM rules (CM, BBT, & cross-check), fertility awareness learning curve, managing the fertile window, and conception strategies for fertility clients.

Session 5-8: (every 2-3 weeks) Review charts and address any underlying issues identified through charting.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • identify the time in your cycle that you are fertile
  • confirm that you are ovulating
  • understand your cervical fluid and vaginal secretion patterns
  • feel empowered in your new found body literacy

This work is meant to be accessible for all, but it may not be a good fit for everyone.

We’ll be a great fit if…

  • you are ready to remember the intelligence of your body’s wisdom
  • you have the patience to let your natural rhythm unwind and come off any hormonal birth control that you may be on
  • you take responsibility for your health journey
  • you are ready to view your body from a different lens, one of optimal wellness, one of hope, one of connectedness, one of resilience
  • you are willing to be in collaboration together, where you will always be the expert of your own body
  • you can accept that no method of birth control will ever be 100% effective, except for abstinence
  • you are committed to taking a small amount of time daily for this practice for the duration of the 4 month Programme
  • you have the time to meet weekly or alternate weekly online between July and October in order to complete the Programme
  • you want to get pregnant and are willing to give your body 3 full cycles within the Programme before trying to conceive



or for my Zambia based followers ZMW 4,500.

After the practicum the Programme will go up to £665 (or ZMW 9,500), so grab this fantastic offer while it lasts!!

If you really want this, but the investment is a financial challenge, please reach out to me and we can make a plan.

YES this is for me!

If you’re ready to start with an initial 15 minute free introductory call and we take things from there, please email me at hello@marisashearer.com and let’s go on a journey together.

Deadline to Apply for the offer is Friday 21 June, 2024

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