Chart Your Cycle

Get started charting your cycle with the Sympto-Thermal Method

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Hormonal birth control just isn't doing it for you. You want to learn more about your body and your cycle. Come on a little, life changing adventure with me. Learn that there's so much more to your menstrual cycle than the few days of blood every month. Learn about the different fertility signs, how to keep track of them, the four FAM rules, and how to put this all together to create a beautiful, delicious menstrual experience and birth control method. Get more in touch with your body than you ever thought possible in your 6th grade health class. This course now includes over 40 practice charts to go along with the lessons, making your learning experience even more seamless! Work through the course at your own pace regardless of where you live or what your schedule allows.

Your Instructor

Victoria Zimmerman
Victoria Zimmerman

Hi, I'm Victoria.

Here at FemmeHead I believe in the power of knowledge, in the beautiful, magical, "holy crap" power of body literacy.

Because learning about and understanding what is happening in our bodies is magical thing. Girl, it's positively life changing.

You become happier, healthier and have the confidence to say, "This is my body. I know what it likes, needs and what's good for it." You quit fighting your body, and start working with it.

Here's the thing,

I feel that I've learned more in the years after college than while in it. And I give credit to my insatiable curiosity that has really flourished and developed since my time in school.

People always ask me how I got into menstrual education. And like most things in my life it was through a personal discovery. I was suffering from loads of negative emotional and physical side effects from being on the pill without even knowing it. I couldn't quite put my finger on it.

But then I finally did. It clicked and all started making sense.

The more I read, the more I discovered, the more I wanted to share it with every man, woman and child I could get my hands on. [Not really, but you get the point]

I started self-educating on every aspect of the female cycle. I took a Natural Family Planning course, and decided there needed to be more Fertility Awareness Method classes available to women. I traveled to England in 2014 to get certified to facilitate Celebration Day for Girls so I could bring it back to the states. I started a YouTube channel in 2015 to start sharing my knowledge, and it's taken off.

Women and girls were fascinated with the information, giddy that someone was finally talking about these taboo topics. And that brings us to today, to this website and to my mission of empowering women and girls through connecting them to their menstrual cycles.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! You'll know right off the bat whether you love this course or not (and I'm going to guess you'll love it) but if you don't for any reason contact us within 30 days and we'll get it sorted out.
Is Chart Your Cycle right for me?
+ You are new to the Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) and want to fully learn the symptom-thermal method. + You want to understand how FAM works to see if it will fit into your lifestyle and current stage in life. + You want to quit your hormonal birth control, and educate yourself on a natural method you can use. + You want to learn how your cycle works, even if you don’t need to use FAM as birth control right now. + You’re getting married soon (CONGRATS!!) and don’t want to mess around with HBC. + You’ve started learning about FAM and maybe know a little about charting, but want to take a course to gain confidence that you’re doing it correctly. + You’re going to be trying for a baby in the future and want to give your cycle time to rebalance while still avoiding pregnancy until you’re ready. + You want to feel empowered by your menstrual cycle instead of overpowered by it.
Is this the wrong course for you?
We're not going to pretend Chart Your Cycle is right for everyone. If you ever have a concern that it’s not right for you but aren’t sure, feel free to email me with your specific concerns. I work to be very open and honest about all that I do with FemmeHead. It might not be for you if: + You already know how to chart using the Sympto-Thermal Method and feel confident in your ability to do it correctly. + You are looking for a more advanced course to dig deeper into your charting education. + You are looking for a course that is taught by someone who is a FAM certified teacher.
Will this course be enough for me to use FAM as birth control?
Yes! We go through the foundation of knowledge you need to get started charting safe and effectively using the sympto-thermal method. I do recommend charting for three cycles before relying solely on FAM.
Do I need to quit my HBC before taking the course?
No! If you’re considering FAM to replace your current birth control method don’t feel like you have to jump off the cliff and quit right away. This is a great time to learn the method to make sure you understand it all and to know how to get started charting when you do decide to quit your current hormonal birth control. And often learning how it all works will give you that final boost of confidence you need to quit.
How do I convince my partner that FAM is effective?
We have all be led to believe (even men) that we can only control our fertility and not get pregnant if we’re using some pill, product or device. You’ve first got to educate yourself on how FAM works so you can explain it to them. And can I let you in on a little secret? Men are much more open and willing to using FAM as birth control than we give them credit for. They know women take on the burden of birth control and want them to be their happiest and healthiest.
How effective is the Sympto-Thermal Method?
Fun fact: when used correctly (staying consistent with your charting, and following the rules) STM has the same effectiveness as the birth control pill (Yup, it’s 99.6% effective).
How long do I need to chart before I can use STM as birth control?
I always recommend charting for three cycles before just relying on STM. Up until that point, you’ll want to use a barrier method such as a condom.
Do I have to have a 28-day cycle to chart?
No! The sympto-thermal method is not based on the length of your cycle. It is a daily calculation from your fertility signs (basal body temperature and cervical fluid) that you use to follow four simple rules.
Do I have to have a background in science/anatomy/etc to understand this?
Nope! FAM is for everyday people like you and me. All you need is the desire to learn and use it correctly, and you can.
Do I have to be available at certain times for the course?
Nope! I know I have so many amazing customers from all over the world, which would make choosing a time that works for everyone impossible. I’ll deliver the course to your email inbox and you can choose the best time to work through the lessons.

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