"Working with Lisa changed my life. I began listening to the Fertility Friday podcast about three months in to my infertility journey. I originally found the podcast while searching for more info on PCOS. I really enjoyed hearing what Lisa’s guests had to say about PCOS since I was newly diagnosed with it and feeling very lost and confused.
I first began working with a natural path to try to conceive despite my PCOS diagnosis. Lisa’s podcast gave me a lot of insight on how to fix my cycle and I used this info to advocate for myself. In the back of my head I knew I needed to work one on one with Lisa to really get control over my symptoms.
I started temp tracking and thought I could figure it out on my own just by listening to her podcast and doing more research. I got a pretty decent handle on it but I knew I needed an experts help since I was nearing year 2 of my infertility journey and started to feel defeated.
I began one on one sessions with Lisa in June of 2018. I learned a lot about food, exercise, supplements, lifestyle and temp tracking. Although I did not get pregnant in the 3 months I worked with her I knew I now had some very important knowledge about my body. I saw changes in my cycle and I was able to cut it down from 56 days long to 42 on average (which is great for me). I continued to improve my temp tracking skills and 4 months after I completed my time with Lisa I finally conceived. I now have a 2 week old little girl. If it wasn’t for what I learned with Lisa I would have never figured out how to get pregnant with PCOS. Lisa is kind, supportive and very knowledgeable. She gave me everything I needed to improve my health and bring my miracle baby into this world."
~ Bianca T
"I joined Lisa's Fertility Awareness Mastery Program after listening to her podcast for several months. I thought I was well educated on my body, but realized that I actually knew very little about my fertility and monthly cycle.
I wanted to learn about my fertility so I could stay off The Pill with confidence, but I didn't have the time to read loads of books and decode the information myself. That's why I chose Lisa's program. I knew I liked her, from listening to her podcast, and I felt confident that I'd come away armed with a new skill.
Prior to starting the program, I'd had so many nervous moments waiting for my period to arrive, not knowing if I'd accidentally fallen pregnant or not. Fast forward to today, and I have so much more confidence in understanding my cycle and knowing when my fertile window actually is. I'm absolutely fascinated with what I can watch my body go through each month.
The group coaching was wonderful as I got to meet a bunch of other women who were also actively learning about their fertility. It was great being able to ask questions in a safe and supportive environment, as well as hear about the challenges other women were facing and to know you weren't alone. I just wish I'd learned this years ago as a teenager, rather than a woman in her late 30s.
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.
Thanks Lisa, it's a skill I'll be able to use for many years to come!"
~ Rebecca C
"I truly cannot say enough about how amazing Lisa is. I contacted Lisa for fertility coaching and support after 2.5 years of struggling to get pregnant. I was instantly relieved after hiring her, I knew I now had an advocate and someone to not only bounce ideas off of but to teach me what I did not already know about my body and fertility in general.
Lisa is so passionate and thoughtful about her work and she gets you excited about it as well. She understands the struggle you are going through when trying to get pregnant and she uses her detective work to help you understand the why's and how's of your fertility and what you can do to change it.
If you are committed to learning and paying attention to your body and its very obvious signs( once you know them) you will get the results you want.
I not only loved working with Lisa, But I just Love Lisa! Both my husband and I are ever grateful for finding her and using her wisdom to help me find my own. I've realized that I am very passionate about fertility awareness and I just wish all women could find this information more easily.
The work that Lisa does is not limited to fertility struggles, but its information that EVERY young women should be leaning, it would save a lifetime of problems and questions for the future of our children. I honestly thank her every day for the support I received, and if you are thinking about hiring her you're making one of the best decisions of your life."
~ Breana W
"I was no stranger to the fertility awareness method of birth control when I joined Lisa’s 10-Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Class. I had read every credible resource I could get my hands on, joined many wonderful online communities, and successfully charted and avoided pregnancy for a full year. But despite my best efforts, there were still aspects of my charts I found confusing. My partner and I would’ve considered pregnancy a “worst-case-scenario”, and I was determined to be able to navigate my entire cycle with unwavering confidence. Enter Lisa, powerhouse and all-around-fantastic-human-
I can’t properly explain how empowering it is to feel so utterly in control of your body and your health, and to work with someone who is so passionate and dedicated to helping you get there is beyond a pleasure. Lisa is warm, supportive, and professional with a great sense of humour, and even with a year of fertility awareness experience under my belt, I still learned things with her that I never would’ve on my own. Charting is now second nature to me and I’m enjoying all the benefits that come with having that sort of confidence and insight into my health. Did I mention my cervical dysplasia cleared up?
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 found Lisa during a difficult time in my life. I had come off the birth control pill after 12 years and I was not getting my period for months. My husband and I really wanted to become pregnant, but I didn’t know what to do because I didn’t want to take fertility drugs. I always had irregular cycles but I really wanted to get to the bottom of why I had so few periods and why my cycles (pre-pill) were irregular.
Lisa helped me learn that everything effected my cycle from what I ate, how often I exercised, how I cared for myself, how I handled stress and many other things. With support from Lisa, I immediately made some lifestyle changes and got my cycle back in about 6 weeks! My cycle is still figuring itself out, but because I went through the course, I understand what is happening in my body and I understand how to listen to it and give it what it needs. I’m going on my 9th month trying to conceive, but I’m so much happier that I have some answers and that I didn’t have to take drugs to recover my cycle. I also love sharing what I have learned about the Fertility Awareness Method with other women. I find it fascinating and I love listening to the podcast whenever I have time!
Lisa is a wealth of information, she knows her stuff and she has been doing this a long time. I trusted Lisa with my cycle and would recommend her program to anyone if they want to learn how to manage their fertility naturally and learn all about their body."
~ Jennifer E
"Let me start by saying that Lisa is A-maz-ing! She is the ultimate professional, mentor, and friend. She is passionate about her work and is incredibly knowledgeable.
I discovered her podcast after struggling with infertility, and just when I felt like I had nowhere to turn, I heard about her Mastery Program and jumped in with both feet! Am I ever glad I did! I thought I knew everything there was to know about my body, charting, and maximizing my fertility… but I learned SO much from Lisa and the other women in our group.
In my sessions with Lisa, I was heard. So many times, you speak with practitioners who rush through appointments and only focus on one aspect of the problem. Lisa takes a holistic approach. She CARES about her clients, and she helped me learn to advocate for myself. She gave me two things I was lacking: confidence, and hope. This experience with Lisa was priceless, and I can’t wait to work with her again in the future!"
~ Maria Y
"Lisa’s Fertility Awareness Mastery class made all the difference in my confidence level using FAM as birth control. I signed up for Lisa’s class after a couple of months of attempted charting on my own, which had left me with more questions than when I initially began. Over the 10 weeks I learned and gained so much more confidence in charting than I ever could have from reading all the books/listening to all the podcasts. Lisa created a warm and friendly learning environment where no questions were too weird. I have now been charting for 9 months and never plan to go back on hormonal birth control."
~ Kristen D
"After taking birth control pills for 14 years, I knew I wanted to stop taking hormones because I could see how they were affecting my body and my mental state, but I struggled to find a natural approach to birth control. While surfing the web, I stumbled across FAM, and was instantly drawn to the fact that it was totally natural and non-invasive. Bonus: I would learn more about my body!
I started researching more, and came across Lisa's Fertility Friday Podcast. The podcast is very informative, and I learned so much, but I knew I wanted personalized instruction and feedback to help me feel more confident in using FAM, especially while transitioning off the pill. I signed up for Lisa's Fertility Awareness Mastery Program, and I am so happy I made that investment. We were given lots of information and resources, as well as a safe and respectful space to ask questions and get immediate feedback. Being able to see examples of other women's charts and hear their histories was really helpful too.
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
"I feel lucky to have never been on hormonal birth control. I had been practicing FAM for five years before taking Lisa’s class. I struggled to learn FAM on my own and gain the confidence needed to use the method for birth control. Even though I came into the class with several years of charting experience, I learned a tremendous amount. Thanks to the class, with the podcasts as a supplement, my confidence and knowledge in FAM has improved in leaps and bounds. Thanks Lisa for all you do to help women!"
~ Nina H
"Who knew that our periods could tell us so much?? I found out so much about my body and my health when I took this class with Lisa. I had been on the pill for over 15 years (since my early teens for excruciating cramps) when I finally decided that I didn’t want to deal with the side effects anymore. I did a google search for natural birth control methods and stumbled upon Lisa’s blog, which led me to her podcast, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Of course, at first, being just a humble schoolteacher I was NOT trying to pay any amount of money to learn this method. But one week of trying to chart and make sense of my cycles made me realize that I wasn’t going to be able to figure this out on my own. Lisa’s class was TOTALLY worth the money.
She’s hilarious, caring, and, most importantly (Duh! The reason you’re taking the class in the first place!) extremely knowledgeable. Because I took the plunge and joined the group, I didn’t only learn how to avoid pregnancy without the pill—I learned how to get my cycle back on track through natural methods, how to get rid of my debilitating menstrual cramps by focusing on nutrition, and even randomly discovered that I have a grain aversion that was affecting my ability to, um, for lack of a better term, poop regularly.
Honestly, I feel that this class has changed my entire life. I’d recommend it to ANY woman, no matter what season you are in. Trying to conceive, avoiding pregnancy, coming off the pill, or just wanting more information about your own body. If you have a uterus, take this class!!"
"I was on the fence about taking the Fertility Awareness Mastery Class for quite some time. The price tag was a bit of a stretch for my personal finances, and I felt that I "should" be able to teach myself with the books I owned. However, I had owned the books for years and had never felt totally confident with the method.
Finally, after feeling so called to learning and understanding my body, I took the plunge and asked for monetary contributions instead of birthday presents to help make it possible.
I am here to say that this was the best investment in my health I have ever made! There is absolutely no substitute for Lisa's vault of knowledge and the group-accountability this program provides.
I will have this knowledge for the rest of my life and am so happy I decided to sign up. I recommend this program to anyone looking to understand their body and their health. The menstrual cycle is truly the fifth vital sign!
Thank you Lisa!"
"Even though I'm in menopause, I learned how to track fertility biomarkers and the importance of tracking them to monitor my health. I also learned a lot from the other ladies in the group."
~ Denise H
"Although I had successfully used the FAM to avoid and achieve pregnancy for the past 16 years I didn't feel confident about it. Throughout the course of this class, charting every single day and having Lisa available for minute by minute questions I went from "oh shoot, I hope I don't get pregnant" to being able to toggle between the three signs to know daily what was happening with my fertility. I appreciated her ability to provide information as well as support along the way. An equally valuable skill I gained from this class is the ability to notice the signs my body is giving as feedback to my health."
~ Tara F
"I discovered Lisa's podcast when I was ready to give up hope on finding a method of birth control that worked for me. I was frustrated with the pill, had a terrible experience on the depo shot, and was considering the IUD even though I felt that it wouldn't be a good option for me.
When I discovered the podcast I dove into the world of Fertility Awareness and charted for nearly a year before deciding I wanted to take a class! I come from a medical background but everything FAM was foreign to me because it isn't taught to us as women, or in nursing school apparently! I understood most of the basics but I wasn't feeling the confidence I felt I needed to ensure I was using the method effectively for birth control.
The class was beneficial in so many ways. I learned so much from the other women's experiences in the group, and there was no question that was off limits or not relevant to some part of my own life and experience. I couldn't wait for each session to dive in and hear all of Lisa's knowledge.
There was informative handouts that I still refer to, and when it's your turn in the hot seat Lisa gives you all of her attention and is thoughtful, kind and sooo knowledgable! Part of the Mastery class is a private session with Lisa which was a highlight for me because Lisa validated some of my concerns that many doctors had ignored.
It felt empowering to be seen and heard, and then to develop a plan of action. I am forever grateful to Lisa for the work that she does and feel honored to have been in her online presence."
"Joining Lisa's Fertility Awareness Mastery Class and listening to the Fertility Friday podcast opened up a whole world of ancestral knowledge for me. I went through an entire degree in biology and never learned about the fertility awareness method, what really happens during the menstrual cycle, or about the effects of hormonal birth control. I took the pill for 7 years, and I finally stopped in Dec 2017 because of the negative impact on my mental health. The pill made me more anxious and caused me to have fairly extreme manic-depressive mood swings.
My experience is another piece of evidence that shows how dominant systems like heteropatriarchy work to invisibilize and control female bodies. Even though hormonal birth control was considered a win for feminists in the mid 20th century, we now know that non-hormonal methods are way better for overall health. I am so grateful to have Lisa as a mentor to guide me through my post-pill recovery and health journey. I've now been off of the pill for almost a year and am taking measures to support my endocrine system.
Working with Lisa gives me the foundational knowledge I need to take charge of my own health and fertility."
~ Taq B
"I was first introduced to fertility awareness by a friend who recommended I read Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler. I quickly became obsessed with learning the method and began practicing charting while I had my copper IUD in and then removed my IUD and depended solely on FAM for birth control. After charting for about six months, I discovered the Fertility Friday Podcast and felt that Lisa had so much knowledge to share.
I learned so much through her podcast, but really wanted to know if my cycles fell within the normal range and wanted to learn more about what charting tells you about your overall health. I decided to spend the money and take the 10 Week Group Program after realizing that the information I was seeking out was something I could use for the rest of my life.
During the program, Lisa was able to take a seemingly complicated topic, womens' menstrual cycles, and break it down into simple science that makes sense to women with all varying degrees of previous understanding about their cycles.
She made a sensitive topic feel very comfortable to talk about, was extremely caring, non-judgemental, and overall made us feel like she was really there to support us in our journey towards understanding our menstrual cycles. I appreciated how knowledgeable Lisa was and how she cited scientific literature frequently throughout our conversations.
Overall, I feel like I have come away from the program feeling confident in using FAM for birth control and having a better idea of what goes wrong in our menstrual cycles, why, and how to approach fixing those problems through dietary and lifestyle changes.
I would highly recommend working with Lisa to anyone who is interested in learning the basics and for those who want more detailed, individualized answers to their fertility questions."
~ Leah B
"When I first started charting my cycles I tried to do it all on my own, simply by following the guidelines of a book I had read. Which was a great start! But it felt like I hit a wall after a while and I didn’t have the confidence about using Fertility Awareness to its full potential like I’d hoped to.
After a brief consultation with Lisa we both decided that even though I had been charting my cycles already I could still benefit from her group program - which I absolutely did!! Learning the Justisse method was like learning a new language that allowed me to identify each day as fertile or infertile, even in my preovulatory phase 🙂
No matter where you are on your Fertility Awareness journey, whether you’re brand new or an experienced charter, I highly recommend working with a Fertility Awareness educator and Lisa’s group program is not only educational but it’s also really fun to meet and joke with an amazing group of women each week!!"
~ Amy M
“I joined one of Lisa’s group programs immediately after coming off the pill after ten years. I was a long time listener of the Fertility Friday podcast, and was keen to start using the fertility awareness method for contraception in the short term, and then for starting a family in the long term. I expected to learn how to use FAM, but what I didn’t expect was to learn how to use charting to monitor and improve my own health. As a result, when I was ready to conceive, my cycles had really improved and getting pregnant was easy!
When you work with Lisa, you get so much more than just instruction. You get guidance, informed advice and a holistic approach that I wish my GP and other health professionals could match. I have a much deeper understanding of my body, my hormones and how to address niggling health issues (like looooong cycles) without necessarily resorting to drugs. Thank you Lisa!”
~ Amy B
"I absolutely loved the group program with Lisa. I learned so much and feel so much more confident with charting and using FAM as my main birth control method than I ever have before. I feel so empowered to know what my body's up to and how it reacts to the life style changes that I make. I highly recommend this course to all women!"
~ Holly L
"After more than 10 years on the pill, I decided that it was time to stop taking it, but it freaked me out that that I didn’t know much about how to avoid an unplanned pregnancy. I started to search for a natural birth control that wasn’t the rhythm method. That’s when I found the Fertility Awareness Method and Lisa’s podcast.
I was shocked with everything I was learning and felt very overwhelmed. I contacted Lisa and she was amazing since the beginning, and listened to all my concerns and questions. We worked together for over a year. I just couldn’t let her go! I always felt like I was chatting with a friend and I finally had someone listening to me and the signs my body was giving.
I successfully used the method as birth control for the past year, and recently my husband and I decided it was time to start trying!
Lisa guided me, and in our first try we got pregnant! I have no words to thank Lisa for all of her support! She taught me much more than the Fertility Awareness Method, she also guided me in improving my fertility and overall health!
Thank you so much Lisa! I cannot recommend you enough! You have so much knowledge and I can’t think of anyone better to help any woman looking for support in the fertility journey!"
~ Cintia N
"The road to naturally conceiving a baby can be a long and arduous one when you are in your 40's. Having Lisa there to guide me through my journey has helped me immensely. In a world where doctors are only concerned with standard blood tests and not really listening to you, Lisa was a knowledgeable and caring voice that helped me through some dark times providing me with a clear understanding of what was happening to me, how to deal with it, and most importantly gave me the support i needed to continue on. I strongly recommend having Lisa as guide for your fertility needs."
~ Jennifer S.
"I originally reached out to Lisa after listening to her podcast, Fertility Friday. My husband and I were going to start trying for our first child in a few months and I wanted to learn as much as I could about my fertility and health.
Being new to the fertility awareness method of birth control, I had so many questions and knew I needed a great mentor. Thankfully, Lisa was available! Her knowledge and insight have been invaluable to me and I now feel confident in using this method of birth control, both to help me conceive and, in the future, to help avoid pregnancy. It's also been a phenomenal tool in bringing me more in touch with my body and overall health.
But beyond all of that, Lisa's kindness and support have been the true measure of her value in my life during this exciting and overwhelming time. She has gone out of her way to share her own stories, find additional information on topics from supplements to gut health and just be there to listen without judgement.
For any woman out there who is feeling disconnected to her body or needing help understanding her fertility in any way, I cannot recommend Lisa enough. She is a gem and I only wish I had found her sooner!"
~ Gina D.
"Let’s just start with this: Lisa is amazing. I just wrapped up a 6 month session of coaching work with her, and my husband and I both are so grateful for the experience. As a result of her guidance, knowledge, and support I feel really great about the progress I’ve made and confident moving forward in my journey.
I'm not sure where I would be without her. She is the ultimate professional, yet very easy going and makes you feel like you’re just chatting away with a friend. If you’re looking for support and guidance in your own fertility journey, I would highly recommend connecting with Lisa. In my opinion, there’s no better investment you could make. Thanks Lisa!"
~ Kristen V.
"I am so glad I found Lisa and Fertility Friday! Within moments of talking with her, I found myself comfortable enough to talk about things that I normally never get a chance to voice! It is crystal clear that she is passionate about what she does and enjoys helping women find success in their fertility and overall health.
She listens to me and respects the very real feelings I’m having instead of just sending me out the door with some prescription. The focus is on fixing the underlying cause and making me healthier, not just blindly treating my symptoms.
After struggling to find a way to balance doctor’s opinions and all-natural remedies, I have finally found someone who has developed a symbiotic relationship with the two."
~ Teri B.