"I took Grace’s fertility awareness class with my male partner in 2016. We weren’t sure what to expect, but I was interested in the class to educate myself about my body, take greater control of my health more generally, and learn the fertility awareness method for contraceptive purposes (as I have had several pretty terrible experiences with traditional birth control). Through the fertility awareness course, I met these goals, and learned so, so much more. I cannot recommend this interactive course enough...
First I will say that Grace is incredibly compassionate, intelligent, and kind. She always made my partner and I feel beyond comfortable, and explained things in a way that we could easily understand. She always took extra care to check in with us as people and ask about our lives more generally before diving into the nitty gritty. It is obvious how much she cares about her clients, and how passionate she is about the material she teaches...
I never quite realized the lack of opportunity for women to talk about their bodies, but once this process began, I found it incredibly rewarding to simply discuss my bodily observations with Grace and my partner. This process was SO EMPOWERING. I cannot stress this point enough. Learning this material was interesting in-and-of-itself, but more importantly, made me feel in control of my body and my health in a way that I never before have. In a recent doctors appointment, I was actually able to have a discussion with my doctor about my own findings regarding my health, which ultimately lead to a more substantial conversation...
I cannot recommend this course enough. Seriously, if you have the chance to do this, I can almost guarantee it will be a really valuable learning experience for pretty much anyone interested in their own body and their health. Thank you Grace for facilitating such a wonderful experience!"
"Currently I am 38 weeks and 5 days pregnant with my first child, and I feel like I would possibly not be at this point today if it weren't for Grace's informative, evidence-based, and empowering Fertility Awareness workshops and one-on-one sessions.
My story: My husband and I had just started to consider in vitro fertilization after several months of not conceiving when I found out about the Sympto-Thermal Method (STM) after reading Toni Weschler's very popular book, "Taking Charge of Your Fertility," and meeting Grace, who told me she had some ideas for me. I met with her one-on-one several times over the course of a year, as well as attended a workshop, and she guided me to know my body better and have confidence that a healthy pregnancy was likely achievable without invasive or pharmaceutical measures.
Grace was a steady, positive source of encouragement for me and my husband, and as I am a nurse myself, I particularly appreciated how much she was able to inform me about my own mind and body (as I went into this process initially with the idea that nursing school had taught me everything I needed to know....) Grace gave evidence-based guidance and recommendations, and further, was a gentle teacher who permitted me to embrace the power of being a female capable of embracing and respecting my body, and having faith that it could indeed conceive and support a baby.
Of all the impactful moments I had with Grace, that which still resonates the most was when I was at a low-point, feeling hopeless that a natural and healthy pregnancy was achievable for me. She confidently told me, "You're already a great mom! Look at all you are already doing to provide for your child." From that moment on, my state of mind changed from thinking, "I might be defective" to "I've got this." And I did. Right now there is a baby kicking away in my belly, and I am so thrilled. What's more, I am fairly certain about exactly when I ovulated so have a good idea about exactly how pregnant I am.
I plan to continue to use STM in the future as birth control, as I feel I have great body awareness now and confidence that it is an effective, non-invasive method. STM is exciting, and Grace is an effective, engaging, and delightful mentor. I couldn't recommend her more."