Wise Fertility Choices
Vicki Braun, B.S., M.S., Master NFP Consultant, and Certified GAPS Practitioner
 
Vicki uses her experience and knowledge to assist couples in understanding and enhancing their mutual fertility.
 
She is a certified experienced Natural Family Planning (NFP) teacher of the Sympto-Thermal Method of NFP with the Couple to Couple League International (CCLI) for over 30 years.  Previous to this she was certified to teach in the SERENA CANADA sympto-thermal method.
 
As the main consultant at the CCLI office for over 10 years, she helped thousands of women understand their fertility patterns. Her work at CCLI also included writing teacher training modules, training teachers and answering thousands of their questions.
 
Now retired from CCLI she devotes her time to assisting couples by troubleshooting and solving problems with fertility cycle issues, as well as educating couples in how to interpret their own unique fertility patterns, especially those outside the typical, CCL textbook variety.
 
Her passion has been to understand women's
fertility hormonal patterns and how to interpret them.
 
In order to accomplish this, Vicki was also trained to teach in two mucus methods of natural family planning (e.g. authentic Billings Ovulation Method and the Family of the Americas Ovulation Method), where she then became very familiar with the research of the late Professor James Brown (Australia) and Dr. Erik Odeblad (Sweden).  These respected researchers have blazed the path in understanding: 1) how the mucus sign reflects a woman's hormonal patterns (Brown); and 2) what types/functions of mucus there are (Odeblad). This knowledge helps her to determine the fertility or infertility status in all types of clients' fertility charts.
 
Likewise, this passion has led her to become trained/certified as a Gut and Physiology Syndrome (GAPS) Practitioner in order to understand how to address underlying hormonal imbalances related to fertility/cycle concerns through dietary and lifestyle changes.
 
Because her background is in the sciences--B.S. in Biology/Chemistry and M.S. in Microbiology--she is well-equipped to understand female hormonal physiology and problem solve issues related to fertility cycles.
 
 
 
 
What Her Clients Are Saying
 
 
"For the first time in my life I know what it feels like to have more normal menstruations! I want to thank you for your advice, prayers and help!! It has been a blessing! I wish more women knew about this so they can give it a try before accepting [any ablation or hysterectomy] surgery."  X.O., wife and mother
 
 
"I really appreciated our conversation - you spent a lot of time with me on the phone. I've really made an effort to incorporate your dietary suggestions, and I know that helped a lot. I've been meaning to email you to tell you that I'm pregnant! I am 23 weeks along and besides normal tiredness and all that, the baby and I are doing great!  Thank you so much for all the amazing work you do!" S. G, wife and mother
 
 
"It's been so marvelous being able to go to you for this. When my client came to me at over 50 days past getting off the pill with no ovulation I had no idea what to do, except contact you. And I've learned a great deal through this process. What a gift you have been for me and my client and so many other people."    V. J, CCL volunteer NFP teacher
 
 
"So far, my acne has reduced greatly, and I get a lot of compliments on how clear my skin looks. My mucus signs have improved with clearer characteristics. My weight loss has continued. I have lost a total of 32 lbs, and have a healthy BMI. When I do exercise, I feel like I utilize my energy better; whereas before, I felt exhausted as soon as I began.  While I can see that I still have a ways to go for my healing, it is nice to see some improvements." K. G., age 27 (PCOS diagnosis)
 
 
"She [Vicki] has been an incredible resource over the years to anyone who had difficult questions and needed special expertise and help with NFP questions, charts and fertility issues.  She really was the “go to” person [at the CCL office] who could answer so many questions from NFP users and their teachers." M.M., CCL volunteer
 
 
"That kind [of discharge pattern] is not discussed inThe Art of Natural Family Planning--Transitions Student Guide , and because of the phone conversation I had with Vicki, my husband and I were able to avoid three months of unnecessary abstinence. . . . We are extremely grateful for the phone counseling we received!"  E. B., wife and mother
 
 
"You helped me immensely a few years back now, and I've enjoyed learning from you! I was so touched by the time you took to help me. I've tried to do the same for others." K.O., CCL volunteer NFP teacher
 
 
"You have helped us and many of the couples we have taught the last 12 years . . .  You have always given us your time when we or our couples needed it.  Thank you so much."  D.P, CCL volunteer NFP teacher
 
 
"I have come to think of you as an invaluable resource . . . Your encouragement, wisdom and patience will not be forgotten."  L. C., Premenopause transition
 
 
"I taught [couples NFP] from 2000-2010 and you personally answered charting questions for me over the years. I always appreciated your advice."  N. P., former CCL volunteer NFP teacher
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2015 Wise Choices--Healthy Bodies LLC 

Disclaimer:  This site is solely for educational purposes.  You are encouraged to see your health care provider for your health care needs. Results may vary depending on diligence in implementation and individual's own unique genetics and physiology.
2015 Wise Choices--Healthy Bodies LLC 
 
Disclaimer:  This site is solely for educational purposes.  You are encouraged to see your health care provider for your health care needs. Results may vary depending on diligence in implementation and individual's own unique genetics and physiology.
 
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