Natural Birth Control
Providing an alternative to pharmaceutical birth control was the catalyst that founded Hormonal Harmony.
Our bodies have a built-in contraception mechanism which, with the right knowledge and support, can be as effective as the pharmaceutical options. Minus the side effects and add a whole lot of benefits!
The female body, on its own, is only fertile for a maximum of 48 hours per cycle. Add this to the lifespan of sperm and there is a fertile window of around 7 days.
A symptothermal method of fertility awareness uses three bio-indicators to accurately identify the opening and closing of this window. Basal body temperature, cervical mucous and cervical position are all impacted by the hormones estrogen and progesterone, and interpreting these signs forms the foundation of the symptothermal method in a process we call charting.
The method requires abstinence, use of barrier methods or alternative sex during the fertile window. Rather than a limitation, we see this as an opportunity to expand on what sex means to you as a couple and in our course we provide resources for you to have a fulfilling and abundant sex life throughout your cycle.
Symptothermal fertility awareness has been found to be up to 99.6% effective, according to this study.
Beatrice spent two years studying with The Well: School of Body Literacy to become a Fertility Awareness Educator and Reproductive Health Coach. She is registered with the Association for Fertility Awareness Professionals (AFAP)
We have a few different options for learning the method:
- 1:1 sessions with Beatrice. Get personal attention and support with your charting practice
- Live group classes (both online and in-person, in Cape Town). A great way to learn in a group setting, get to know others on the same journey and enjoy some lively discussions! Check out upcoming courses in our events
- Our online, self-paced course. Do the course in your own time from the comfort of wherever you are. We will still have live check-ins to make sure you’re on track! Sign-up for the course by filling in this form