Natural FertilityTestimonials
A year and a half ago I took Avishag’s course to learn about my body’s rhythms and learn when I can get pregnant. I learned so much about my body and in general, how a woman’s body works. I was in awe and so appreciative of Avishag for showing how natural it can and should be to be so “in the know”. I had a history of pcos and was nervous that I wouldn’t be able to get pregnant naturally. After practicing my charts for 5 months and learning when I was fertile, I got pregnant on my 2nd try! It was so cool. Fast forward to now and I have a beautiful 7 month old daughter. I am forever grateful to avishag for teaching me the method and doing it in a way that is fun and comfortable.

Lymore Hauptman, Age 35

Yesterday I participated in the first of 4 meetings of the fertility awareness method, given by the magical Avishag maya, It’s amazing to gain such insight into and responsibility for your body I finally feel that I’m ready for that. I feel that it’s a precious gift I’ve given to myself. Avishag is truly amazing and I highly recommend studying with her, It will change your whole perspective on how you perceive your femininity, your menstrual cycle, the subject of fertility and life in general! Im so excited.

Dana, Age 29

Dearest Avishag, I’m glad I got to meet you yesterday. You are charming! It was very interesting and we had a great time. You have a wealth of important and interesting knowledge and you shared it beautifully.

A woman who attended my lectures wrote , Age 32

Hey Avishag, it was nice to meet you. I really loved the concept you used of refuting myths and the lightness you brought to the meeting.

A woman who attended my lectures wrote, Age 28

I really recommend this lecture. Avishag explains everything in such a clear and pleasant way. This information is so important!…

A woman who attended my lectures wrote, Age 32

From a student who had very long cycles of 28 day cycles for 3 charts already. I never had that !!! this month I am celebrating one year, practicing the method and I’m so happy that i started it. It’s like my body reorganized itself, I can’t explain it otherwise. I really identify with the Traditional Chinese Medicine concept regarding stagnation and the need for movement. I will move myself and all that is stuck in my life – and it’s amazing to see how my body responds. Thank you!

A student who had very long cycles, Age 33

I felt like I’m gaining back control over my body. Avishag taught me to know myself in a different way. I thought the process would be longer, as I know I have polycystic ovaries, but on the second chart, I got pregnant.

Tehila, Age 27

Why don’t they teach us this in school?! I remember that the first emotion I had upon learning the method was anger… at what I could have known about my body and was hidden from me all those years.

Mor, Age 29

We already started taking tests when we met Avishag, who ended up saving us a lot of time, money and frustration. Today I know how to speak with my doctors and make decisions easily regarding my body.

Tali, Age 30

My sister and I decided that we wanted to get pregnant at the same time. Avishag wouldn’t promise us anything, but to do our best. And it worked. Thank you Avishag for your humor, patience and open mind.

Galit, Age 33

The truth is that I was thinking about you lately. I’m not sure you remember our correspondence after the course, so just to remind you; I asked for your consultation after using the method and coming to the realization that I have a hormonal imbalance. As a result, I got tested and discovered that I have polycystic ovarian syndrome. Anyway, I was waiting for the opportunity to tell you that following your advice, I had acupuncture treatments that contributed significantly to balance my cycle, and it was also was a great experience.
These days I’m 5 months pregnant! I’m so happy and I appreciate the natural method you taught me and the Chinese Medicine you introduced me to.
I wanted to thank you for your advice and also share a happy story with you.

A letter I received from a wonderful colleague of mine - Tami Vardi

First of all, this knowledge is basic, whether a woman is going to use it as a method of birth control or a way to conceive. I felt I received a huge gift – knowledge that was hidden from me because I didn’t know to ask for it. I came to learn about the method because I wanted a birth control method that would not interfere with my body and I received something greater- to know myself more and understand how much the female body is wonderful And regarding using it as a birth control – on one hand it requires a deep level of knowing the body and the processes it goes through each cycle, and on the other hand you achieve a sense of control and freedom.

Rebbeca, Age 29

I discovered the fertility awareness method and Avishag through the Red Tent gathering. It’s been long time since I wanted to learn the method and apparently something became ripe within me and the right teacher for me showed up. After more than a year of tracking and charting I can say that the method is just amazing on every level, practically, emotionally and simply FAM has proved itself also as a birth control method (one year without any other contraceptives except the 5 days of my fertility window) And now after 3 tries, I׳m already 16 weeks into a healthy pregnancy In addition to being practical, the method gives you a deeper way of knowing your body and the energy of each phase of the cycle. It allowed me to pay attention to the rhythm of the cycle of my body so I could know how to interact with my body and what kind of yoga practice I should do, same as which nourishing foods I should choose.
And knowing what the right rhythm is for me at each phase.
While learning the method, I was also completing my studies of feminine yoga, which brought me a deeper understanding of the method by fitting the practice to the different phases of the menstrual cycle.
The course helped me learn things about my body I wish I had learned in high school.
Since the course – I feel a lot more attuned to my body, and I am able to understand and identify patterns about my cycle.
I definitely recommend the course to any woman, whether she wants to use the method as a form of birth control, to have safer sex, or to learn about her cycle of fertility.
I recommend to all women, to take responsibility with joy and happiness over your life, and your body and to come and learn the method FAM is simple to apply and it doesn’t take too much effort. It’s the minimum that we can do, to know ourselves better.

Orian Amar, natural medicine healer ,female yoga teacher, Age 31


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How does it work?

As it turns out, during the menstrual cycle of each woman, including your own, there is a short window of several days in which you can conceive. These are your fertile days. The rest of the time you are not…

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How effective is this method for pregnancy prevention?

When used correctly, effectiveness of the method reaches nearly 100% and between 76% to 97% in typical use. The big gap in the typical use is created by referring to all the natural methods as one, while each one has…

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Is it a new method?

Not at all, this is a method that has been around since the 1950s and is proven by research. FAM as it exists today, was developed around the same time as the pill was released to the market. Actually, over 150…

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What does the efficacy of FAM depend on?

Studying with a certified teacher in an orderly manner Ensuring guidance along every step of the way. Ensuring a suitable amount of time for the study and practice of the method. Precision when following the instructions and rules of the method. FAM has a…

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How long does the course take?

The course itself is about 7 hours long and is divided into 3 parts.  Applying the learned information for conception purposes can be done immediately.  In order to use the method as your primary device for birth control, there is an initial…

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Who are you?

My name is Avishag Maya, an herbalist and naturopath. I specialize in fertility and sexuality and I am a certified teacher of Fertility Awareness. I received my certification after a two year program studying under Michal Schonbrun in Israel.

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Once I know the material will I be able to have sex without other forms of birth control for most…

As you practice and internalize the materials, you will be able to slowly reduce the number of days you need to use birth control to only your fertile days each cycle.

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Can I use this method if my period is not regular?

Of course. Because the tracking happens on a daily basis and does not rely on statistical averages, this method is also right for women with irregular periods. In a case of irregular cycles, you might need more patience. For example: if…

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What ages is FAM right for? Is the method suitable for teenagers?

FAM is right for any woman of fertile age. Although the information we will learn in this course is vital for very young women to know, I do not believe it is an appropriate method for very young women seeking…

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How Do I Know If The Method Is For Me?

Learning Fertility Awareness Method is for anyone who is interested in familiarizing herself with her body and all its wonders.  It is for anyone who wants to have tools to help track and balance her health and hormonal system.  As such,…

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How do I know if learning the method through an online course is suitable for me?

There are few ways to learn the Fertility Awareness Method and each woman should choose the way that is most suitable for her. Nowadays, you can learn the method privately with a certified teacher or in a small group of women.…

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Can I use this method while breastfeeding?

It is possible to use FAM only while entirely breastfeeding and in a different version than this course. I can instruct women who are breastfeeding and have studied and practiced fertility awareness previously on how to apply FAM to their…

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Why should I learn the method through an online course?

Now I will tell you the great advantages of taking an online course, so you could determine if it’s the right way for you: If you are not sure yet whether the online course is right for you, you may contact…

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If I want to conceive, do I need to take the full version of the course?

If your goal is to conceive, you don’t need the full course. You can take the short version that is dedicated to how to achieve pregnancy faster and easily. With it you will learn how to track 2 out of 3…

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How fast can I apply the method in order to conceive?

Actually right away, as you will now have all of the information.  I will teach you how to track 2 out of 3 of your fertility signs and recognize your fertility window in which you should have intercourse. You could also…

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Is the method suitable only for married women?

In the 50’s when FAM was taught by the Catholic Church , it was taught only to married couples who, according to the church , were the only ones supposed to have intercourse. Nowadays ….there is no such limitation.

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Is the method suitable for women that keep Nidda?

Yes it is. Apparently, FAM is very popular among religious Jewish women, as they can't use some other birth control methods. Some women hold onto the fear that using FAM will decrease the days they can have intercourse.  But actually, using…

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What if my partner resists using the method?

Mostly men, and some women as well, resist something when they don’t understand it, which is the reason why I recommend that your partner read the handouts and watch the videos as well. It is then important to talk about…

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What if my partner resists using any contraceptive method?

Some men hold a negative attitude against preventing pregnancy, in most cases for the reason they want to have children. But each one has his own reason. Some men resist because of their religious beliefs that oppose pregnancy prevention. When a…

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How can my partner be more active in the process of tracking my fertility signs?

Although it seems that I am mostly addressing women, I definitely address men as well. I'm glad to tell you that there are a lot of men who wish to be more involved in the process of achieving or preventing…

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If I chose to apply FAM, does it mean that I have to take my temperature every day?

In the beginning of learning the method, I encourage you to consistently monitor your temperature daily. After acquiring enough skill and experience,  and after sending me your first few charts, you could move to the third part of the course…

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Can I use the method while I'm on the pill /hormonal ring /hormonal IUD?

The answer is no.  You can learn the information,  but it's impossible to track the fertility signs and apply the method because the use of hormones paralyzes the natural hormonal mechanism that creates our cycle and fertility.  Therefore,  it's impossible to…

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Can I use the method if I don’t get my period at all?

If you don’t get your period at all, there may be a variety of possible reasons,  but it doesn’t necessarily mean that your body can suddenly ovulate. For example, if you are breastfeeding, you might not experience ovulation and menstruation,  but…

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Is it true that during menstruation, I'm not fertile?

During menstruation, there is a chance you can be fertile. Apparently, the body starts preparing for ovulation already when bleeding occurs. Women with short cycles can be fertile when they are bleeding and during the days following bleeding. So, the assumption…

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Why can ovulation cause pain?

Some women, during ovulation, get the sensation of pressure, dull pain or actually strong pangs of pain.  There are two common theories regarding this sensation: The first is when LH reaches the ovary, in order to create ovulation. This means removing…

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