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Iris Josephina Verstappen

Double-check sympto-thermal
๐ŸŒ™ ๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ $$$ ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ“ฑ
๐ŸŒธ Self-taught (see profile for details)

Iris Josephina
Double-check sympto-thermal
๐ŸŒ™ ๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ $$$ ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ“ฑ
๐ŸŒธ Self-taught (see below for details)

She / her
Cycle Seeds

I am a holistic cycle guide, hormonal health coach and birth worker with an academic background in medical anthropology and women's studies. I am qualified in holistic women's health, traditional midwifery practices and trauma-informed coaching. My work revolves around our menstrual and life cycles from periods to postpartum. In all my work, the main focus lays on getting to know our bodies (gaining body literacy), sharing tools to make informed body choices and cultivating a sense of body belonging throughout all changes and cycles our bodies move through.

Fertility awareness is a great tool with which I can support people to intimately get to know their bodies and cycles. I am thinking about certifying as a FAM educator in the future.

I hold space for people to come home to themselves through embracing their bodies and cycles, practicing cyclical living and being in flow with their cycles instead of going against them. I support cyclical beings through online coaching, courses & classes, circles and retreats; and my free online community Womb Wellness Circle.

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Iris is a self-taught practitioner of fertility awareness. She draws on the Taking Charge Of Your Fertility book and the Sensiplan Natural & Safe handbook to inform her work. She first learned fertility awareness in 2010 and has been passing on this knowledge since 2017. She supports people to chart their menstrual cycles according to the guidelines in Taking Charge Of Your Fertility.

Iris does not have any specific mentors in the fertility awareness space but for complex charting questions she happily signposts people to certified educators such as Jessie, Lisa, Chloe and Nathalie.

PROFILE

Charting specialisms: โœ… ๐Ÿ’Šย ๐Ÿคฐ

Other qualifications: Fertility doula, Birth doula, Postpartum doula, Health coach, Menstruality mentor, Yoga teacher

Cycle health support: Directly offers holistic health guidance, Signposts to biomedical professionals, Signposts to holistic health professionals

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

TEACHING

Open to clients: Yes

Teaching format: Self-paced course, Individual consults (stand-alone)

Teaching supports: Written materials, Videos, Group calls (live / recorded), Individual calls, Voice notes

Language(s): English

Payment options: Payment plans

VALUES

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

Type of language: Mixture of both women-centric & gender-inclusive

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

Pregnancy termination: Supportive

Vaccines: Personally opposed until further evidence becomes available, shares latest research regarding cycle / fertility impacts, encourages people to make their own choices, supports science but understands that this is in constant flux

CHARTING TOOLS

Tempdrop thermometer: Supports use if relevant to client’s lifestyle

Read Your Body app: Supports use without a settings template

Teaching framework
๐Ÿ”† Secular
๐ŸŒœย Secular plus
๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ Spiritual
โ›ช Religious

Delivery
๐ŸŒ Online
๐Ÿค In person

Other
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Country
$$ Price range (info)
๐Ÿ‘ Payment options available
๐Ÿ“ฑ Supports use of the Read Your Body app

Status
๐Ÿ“š In training
๐ŸŽ“ Fully certified

Charting specialisms
โœ… Regular cycles
๐Ÿ’Š After hormonal contraception
๐Ÿงญ PCOS / long / irregular
๐Ÿคฐ Preconception
๐Ÿผ Postpartum
๐Ÿ‘ต Perimenopause