Hi, I'm Morganne!
I help women learn to chart their cycles so they can identify health concerns, avoid pregnancy naturally, and plan for conception.
Certified Fertility Awareness Educator in FEMM
Registered Nurse since 2015
Bachelors of Science in Nursing, 2017
Maternal and Child Health Nursing
Public Health Nursing
Over 6 years (and counting!) personal use of Fertility Awareness
Here's a little about me!
I'm Morganne. It's pronounced just like "Morgan", only spelled differently! I'm a Registered Nurse and a Fertility Awareness Educator.
I've practiced nursing in the surgical-trauma ICU, rehabilitation hospital, public health, and maternal child health.
For 2 years I lived in rural Zambia with the Lunda tribe as a Peace Corps Volunteer, where my love for women's health grew.
As a RN, I bring my experience and expertise as a healthcare professional trained in assessment together with my certification as a FEMM educator to provide you with the best evidence-based education.
How did I get here?
Growing up, I've always had extremely painful periods. In my mid-twenties, I started having many digestive issues and my periods began to change. I went from doctor to doctor, and no one could find what was causing my symptoms.
Actually, they had many wrong ideas, from depression to stress to "everything's normal". Sound familiar?
I began recording symptoms in a journal, then upgraded to a cycle tracking app. Next thing I knew I was deep into fertility awareness.
Using fertility awareness taught me things I didn't learn in nursing school, and it was the missing link I needed in getting diagnosed with endometriosis. You can read my story here.
It allowed me to track my symptoms along with hormonal activity, helping me identify clear patterns that wasn't explained by anything else.
It gave me objective data, helping me to quantify my seemingly subjective symptoms. I started reading all the women's health books I could get my hands on, and eventually took the leap to become a Fertility Awareness Educator.
Through my own experience navigating endometriosis, my eyes were opened to how little is known in the public and medicine about women's health. So often when we think of fertility, we think of pregnancy.
But there's so much more to it than that. Put simply, fertility is the ability to become pregnant. It is the ability for our reproductive tract and hormones to function correctly, falling pregnant when sperm and egg meet.
Why Fertility Defined?
I wanted to change the narrative about women's health and fertility. Fertility is not a luxury- it is an integral part of health.
When we experience infertility or subfertility, that indicates a health concern. My goal here is to provide quality information, so you can be an informed decision maker in your health and daily decisions.
Because if I can teach you about your body and hormones, you can find your own answers.
Fun Facts about me:
I'm a long distance runner and qualified for the Boston Marathon, only to move to Zambia two months before the race!
My Zodiac sign is Libra. Known for balance, I'm queen of the pro/cons list.
I'm left handed and really good with numbers!
I have one tattoo on my right wrist, ikwashi, which was a name gifted to me while in Zambia, which means, "the one who helps others"
I love to get crafty! I make my own care products from herbal tinctures to face wash. I feel so creative and proud when I've made something!