The Science Behind FEMM

Your Cycle is your Unique Health Record.

FEMM provides a complete solution for women’s reproductive health backed by decades of research. At FEMM, empowering women to understand the critical role of hormones in the management of their health is at the heart of our mission.

Hormones impact every organ and system in a woman’s body. So, whether you are looking to learn more about your health, navigate symptoms, or achieve your fertility goals, it all begins with… hormones.

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Your body is impacted by a complex interplay of more than a dozen hormones each cycle.

There are four main reproductive hormones: FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone), estrogen, LH (luteinizing hormone), and progesterone. These hormones interact with over a dozen other hormones each cycle. This complex interplay is managed by your brain, the “Director”, calling for hormonal shifts and scene changes, sometimes on the hour.

Here’s a breakdown of the action:

Your brain sends the first signal (FSH), which selects a follicle inside the ovary. That follicle produces estrogen. When estrogen rises to a certain level the ovary signals the brain, and the brain triggers LH (luteinizing hormone).

LH helps to mature the follicle and egg, and with the help of progesterone, causes the follicle to rupture.

The egg is released (into the fallopian tubes) and the empty follicle now produces even more progesterone.

Without pregnancy, progesterone falls, causing the uterine lining to shed. You experience this as bleeding. This menstrual bleeding marks the end of one cycle, and the beginning of a new one.

Understanding your hormones and their role empowers you to take charge of your health.

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Hormones are vital to the health and maintenance of your brain, bones, blood sugar levels, mood, and more. Charting allows you to document and monitor the activity of each of these reproductive hormones, and to learn how they affect your body. Hormone patterns provide incredible insight into changes that influence each aspect of overall health.

The health-hormone connection

This chart shows the amazing roles that estrogen and progesterone play, and how they support health and wellbeing.

FEMM expands reproductive healthcare choices for women.

Women’s symptoms are often dismissed as par for the course. It can be challenging to get an accurate and clear diagnosis and treatment. Women often hear that their symptoms are in their head, or not real, or not important. At FEMM, we understand that your symptoms are signals, and we work to help you identify what those signals mean and provide health support when it’s needed. Band aid solutions can suppress symptoms for a time, but ultimately fail to address underlying issues. The good news is that FEMM has the information you need to better diagnose and treat a range of hormonal health issues.

By providing research to health care providers, FEMM offers a new model of health care. FEMM and RHRI protocols provide sound diagnostic testing and treatment for a range of hormonal disorders. Protocols diagnose symptoms of pain, headache, anxiety, fatigue, weight gain, hirsutism, infertility, and acne, helping physicians identify underlying issues with the aim to restore optimal health.

FEMM treatment plans help women recover healthy hormonal function. Depending on diagnosis, stage of condition, and lifestyle, treatment can range from immunological to targeted pharmacological interventions, along with significant emphasis on diet, exercise and lifestyle changes.

"I have helped so many women with symptoms they were led to believe they would have to live with. FEMM has helped me return a better quality of life to patients."
Sunni Burnett

Our tech and education support is the first step you can take to understand your body and get the care you need to achieve optimal health.

Understand and chart your health with the FEMM app. Track and monitor hormonal, physical, and emotional health with our free App.

Connect with a certified FEMM teacher to receive 1-on-1 support and get particular help with irregular cycles, changing fertility goals, breastfeeding, or any other health issues.

Work with a FEMM medical provider to review your chart, get a hormonal profile test, or to seek diagnosis and treatment for signs or symptoms. Check out our convenient Telemed services.

We provide you with the critical health information and support you need to manage your health and wellbeing.

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FEMM’s 1-on-1 support links you with a certified FEMM teacher to help you achieve your health goals.  A FEMM teacher can offer you personalized support and coaching as you learn to track your body’s signs of reproductive health.
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FEMM health classes give you the opportunity to learn more about your health in a group setting. Taught by our network of certified FEMM teachers, health classes teach you the science of your hormones and body, and empower you to take control of your health. Take a class today.
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