It took a friend getting breast cancer for me to start questioning the pill

Don’t wait for your friend to get breast cancer or your neighbour to die of a pulmonary embolism or heart attack because they are on hormonal contraception. Make the change now.

Justisse Method of Fertitlity Awareness

Have you ever kept a diary? Are you into blogging? Well, charting your menstrual cycle is quite similar – it’s just blogging (privately) about your body.

Birth control

Does your birth control give you headaches, weight gain, mood swings, decreased libido and vaginal discharge?

Do you want more sex and a better marriage, the tools to listen to your body, a period that is never late, an awareness for both you and your partner of what stresses you out and the freedom to become pregnant easily when you are ready to?

You are in the right place

I teach women how to chart their menstrual cycles using the highly effective Justisse Method of Fertility Awareness – a 99.6% effective method to prevent pregnancy.

So why use this method? What can this method of birth control give you that hormonal contraception and condoms do not?

  • More sex and a better marriage
  • A period that is never late
  • The freedom to become pregnant easily when you are ready to
  • It’s easy to learn.
  • It’s a reliable method of birth control.
  • It has no harmful effects on health.
  • It’s less expensive than most other forms of birth control
  • It supports reproductive freedom
  • It encourages women to have a healthy relationship with their bodies
  • It supports personal development, builds self-esteem and empowerment in the areas of sexual health and intimate relations

“The Justisse Method of Fertility Awareness (charting) helped me understand my body better and identify issues that were affecting my health/reproductive health as well as my everyday life.”
Carla Pietersen – Johannesburg

“Meeting Claudia has been an incredible journey of learning, will power and most of all understanding my own body.”
Angie Badenhorst

“I was on the pill for 17 years and so happy to learn about this natural method which gave me insight and understanding about how my body cycles work. This natural method is what every young women should learn from the start.”
Janelle Ndbele

“Since using the Justisse method prescribed by Claudia I am no longer reliant on the pill and I do not have to worry about the harmful side effects of it.”
Crystal De Freitas

“It has definitely changed my life and been such a wonderful and positive experience. It has definitely made me more aware of and proud of my body and being a woman.”
Debbie Berry

My Story

It was like I had entered adulthood. Every morning I would pop my pill, not thinking about what it was doing to my body. Even though I was an elite athlete and it was preventing me from reaching my peak performance. Even though it was preventing my body from doing what it was supposed to do every month. Even though it stopped every single system in my body from working – I thought it was great. Come on, we could have sex and I wouldn’t fall pregnant!

I did this for five years and then during one run on a Wednesday morning, I started chatting to a woman named Heidi who had been diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 33. This conversation changed my life forever. She said to me that morning that she felt that one of the three reasons she got breast cancer was her use of hormonal contraception. This hit a nerve for me: was I increasing my chance of breast cancer?

Yes I was – my chances of getting breast cancer and liver cancer were increased by 50%. If you are on hormonal contraception for more than four years, your chances of getting cancer get higher and higher.

At the same time, my body was being stripped of all my B vitamins, my zinc and iron. And I was effecting my future fertility – I may not have fallen pregnant.

My wake-up call was Heidi. It took a friend getting breast cancer for me to start questioning the pill. Don’t wait for your friend to get breast cancer or your neighbour to die of a pulmonary embolism or heart attack because they are on hormonal contraception. Make the change now.

I decided that I would rather fall pregnant than continue to use something that could increase my chance of getting breast cancer (P.S. I didn’t fall pregnant until many years later when I was ready to).

This is where my life changed:

  • I stopped Yaz
  • I started charting my cycle
  • I started having control of my body
  • I started listening to my body

I enrolled with Justisse Healthworks for women to become the first practitioner in this method in Africa, because I felt that I needed to pass this information on to other women.

Justisse Method of Fertility Awareness

How charting works

Have you ever kept a diary? Are you into blogging? Well, charting your menstrual cycle is quite similar – it’s just blogging (privately) about your body. That’s the beginning of fertility awareness. I’ll teach you how to jot down signs that your body gives you every single day. You have to do this religiously – every single day.

Step 1

Every morning when you wake up, you have to take a special thermometer (a BBT thermometer) and put it in your mouth.

This thermometer enables you to track when ovulation occurs because as soon as you ovulate you see higher temperatures than usual. So that’s the first thing. Easy right?

Step 2

Look for cervical mucus. Sound gross? Not really. It’s just something to look out for whenever you go to the toilet. Mucus is the key to becoming pregnant. If you see mucus, you have a 75% chance of becoming pregnant if you have sex that day.

When a woman ovulates she’s horny – she wants sex, but the method requires abstinence during this time if you don’t want to become pregnant (or you need to use a barrier method). But hey, that just forces you to be creative in bed and do other stuff, which keeps your sex life alive. The other side of the coin is just spending time with each other – connect and do other things when you can’t have sex. Enjoy each other’s company. Doesn’t sound terrible does it? The disadvantage to you ladies is your husband finds you more attractive and sexy when you are ovulating.