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πŸ“œ Barbara Feldman

Ilene
Double-check sympto-thermal
πŸ”† 🌐 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ $$$ πŸ‘
πŸ“œ Barbara Feldman

She / her
Fertility Awareness Center

I've been teaching Fertility Awareness since 2001, and in that time have taught hundreds of people to confidently chart their cycles for pregnancy prevention, pregnancy achievement, and to gain insight into their health, sexuality, or fertility. I have also taught sex ed to teenagers and given talks and trainings to dozens of health care professionals. Fertility Awareness is tied to some of our most intimate concerns, such as sexuality, fertility, relationships, childbearing, and health. Trained as a social worker, I employ a highly individualized, client-centered approach that respects your values and sets goals that reflect your specific needs and circumstances. That's why I offer individual consultations, and not pre-set "packages.” Nor do I tell you what type of health care you may want to pursue, or what choices to make around contraception, pregnancy achievement, or anything else. My job is to educate and empower you in your fertility awareness practice so that it works for you, easily and without confusion. I respect all types of relationships, all gender identities and sexualities, and try to be culturally competent and anti-racist in my work. Evidence informs my practice, as does a sex-positive, body-positive approach. I will meet you where you are, and help you get to where you want to go!

PROFILE

Charting specialisms: βœ…πŸ’ŠπŸ§­πŸ€°πŸΌβ£οΈ

Other qualifications: Sex educator, Masters degree in social work. Have taught sex ed to teens.

Cycle health support: Signposts to biomedical professionals, Signposts to holistic health professionals

Client specialisms: Teens, Charters, Charters (+ partners welcome), Soon-to-be-married / married couples, Welcoming to folks with multiple partners, LGBTQ+ friendly, Trauma-informed

TEACHING

Open to clients: Yes

Teaching format: Individual consults (stand-alone)

Teaching supports: Written materials, Individual calls

Language(s): English

Payment options: Sliding scale

VALUES

Fertile window choices: Supports all choices including non-PIV sex, barriers, withdrawal and emergency contraception

Type of language: Gender Inclusive

Hormonal contraception: Accepting of choice to use / shares evidence-based info about benefits & side effects

Pregnancy termination: Pro-choice

Vaccines: Supportive (but with client-centered care that honors the values of clients)

CHARTING TOOLS

Tempdrop thermometer: Presents as option – use at client’s discretion

Read Your Body app: Presents as option – use at client’s discretion