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Education

Extension Course

Accredited Teachers who attend this course will learn:

• Never to make assumptions
• To ask the right questions during chart reviews
• To identify the likely hormone levels and cervical response when reviewing charts
• To identify a Basic Infertile Pattern (BIP) in charts, especially when ovulation is delayed and when there is no cervical response to rising hormone levels
• To identify a Peak only when the necessary criteria is present
• To understand the Continuum of ovarian activity
• To identify the need for referral for medical investigation when abnormalities in the Billings Ovulation Method® chart are observed

This program is divided into four specific areas. It begins with a review of the science and methodology to ensure that there is a clear understanding of the basics of the Billings Ovulation Method®.

Experienced teachers have all faced charts that present challenges. This program aims to identify the reasons this may be so:

Is her chart reflecting what is actually happening with her fertility and infertility?
Is her chart an accurate reflection of her life stage?
Is her chart reflecting some underlying medical problems?

A large component of this course is based on the Continuum of Ovarian Activity from Menarche to Menopause the life-work of Emeritus Professor James B Brown: http://humupd.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2010/10/05/humupd.dmq040.full