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Fertility Friday | Fertility Awareness Mastery for Women's Health Professionals

Are you ready to uplevel your women's health practice? Welcome to the Fertility Friday Podcast! A podcast designed to empower you to use fertility awareness both personally and professionally. If you are a woman's health professional — and you’re not fully utilizing the menstrual cycle as a vital sign — it's time to change that right away! Through evidence-based literature reviews, engaging discussions, expert interviews, and compelling client stories, Lisa Hendrickson-Jack, FAE, HRHP covers everything from complex menstrual cycle chart interpretation and balancing hormones to overcoming fertility challenges and more. With over 20 years of experience teaching fertility awareness, Lisa combines her real-world expertise with the latest research to ensure you're fully equipped to support your clients. Lisa's first book, "The Fifth Vital Sign," describes the menstrual cycle as an important vital sign we should pay attention to. Her most recent book, "Real Food for Fertility" (co-authored with Lily Nichols, RDN), explores how a healthy menstrual cycle sets the stage for a healthy pregnancy. With well over 4 million downloads, Fertility Friday is the #1 source for information about fertility awareness and menstrual cycle health. All women deserve to understand how their bodies work, and if we wait for our education systems to do it we may be waiting forever. It's up to us to be the change we wish to see in the field of women's health. In other words, It's YOUR TURN to bring this essential information to your clients sooner rather than later — they need it now!
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Now displaying: September, 2015
Sep 25, 2015

Toni is the author of the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility! Like many of you listening, Taking Charge of Your Fertility was the very first resource that I relied on when I first discovered the fertility awareness method, and I have mentioned her book in nearly every podcast interview that I’ve done on the topic of fertility awareness! Her book has been responsible for helping literally hundreds of thousands of women avoid pregnancy naturally, maximize their chances of getting pregnant, or helping them to gain a better understanding of their overall health and fertility through charting.

Toni has a master's degree in public health and is a nationally respected women's health educator and speaker. She is also the author of Cycle Savvy, a book for teenage girls about their bodies. Toni has also recently released the 20th anniversary edition of Taking Charge of Your Fertility, and in today’s episode we delve into the new edition of the book, what is different in the new and revised version as well as the impact that her work has had over the years in educating women about their fertility, their bodies, and their health.

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • What is Fertility Awareness and how is it different from the Rhythm Method?
  • Why is the Fertility Awareness Method Effective?
  • Is the Fertility Awareness Method complicated to learn?
  • Are women fertile every day?
  • How can women determine when they are fertile each month?
  • Is it possible for women to use the Fertility Awareness Method successfully as a method of birth control?
  • Why do the "rules" work for preventing pregnancy
  • Why are some women more fertile than others?
  • How are certain health issues reflected in a woman's menstrual cycle charts?
  • What is the role of basal body temperature in the Fertility Awareness Method?
  • For women who are trying to get pregnant, when is the best time to have unprotected sex?
  • How useful are ovulation predictor kits versus for a woman who is using the Fertility Awareness Method?
  • When is the best time to take a home pregnancy test?

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You can connect with Toni on her website!

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Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by Sirc of (The Nock)

Sep 18, 2015

Sarah is a Justisse Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner (HRHP). She is also a Birth Doula and a Birth Doula Instructor. However, Sarah wasn’t always working in the Holistic Health background given that she actually spent 11 years working for the Canadian Military as a Medic before she changed her career path.

In today’s show, we talk about Sarah’s work as a Birth Doula, and exactly what a Doula does to help women during pregnancy, labor and postpartum. We will also be talking about Sarah’s experience as a Fertility Awareness Educator, what the training process was like for her, and how she these two specializations have allowed her to serve women in her practice.

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • What is a Doula?
  • What services do Doulas provide women during birth and postpartum?
  • How are Midwifery care and Medical care different than the services that Doulas provide to birthing mothers?
  • Why are women seeking natural birth options more and more?
  • Where does the fear of the birth process come from?
  • How can work with a Doula help women overcome their fear of birth?
  • What is placenta encapsulation and why do women do it?
  • What are some of the benefits of encapsulating your placenta after birth?
  • What is the process of becoming a Fertility Awareness Educator like?
  • How can working with a Fertility Awareness Educator help women improve the health of their menstrual cycles?

Connect with Sarah

You can connect with Sarah on her Website, on Facebook, and on Twitter!

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Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by Sirc of (The Nock)

Sep 4, 2015

Dr. Rozenn has practiced Integrative Medicine for over 15 years. She is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine with dual specializations in Women’s Health and Pain Management. She teaches classes to Masters and Doctoral Students how to treat Women’s health and fertility issues at various Universities, and she has recently authored the book Your Fertility Program geared towards helping patients navigate the confusing field of infertility.

In today’s episode will talk about the important role that Thyroid health plays in fertility, as well as the important role that having healthy menstrual cycles plays in fertility. We also talk about the Oriental medicine perspective, and how it differs from the western medical perspective.

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • How does thyroid health impact fertility?
  • How can an unaddressed thyroid issue negatively impact fertility?
  • What is the difference between the Allopathic or Western Medical perspective on thyroid conditions versus the Oriental Medicine perspective?
  • Why is it important to know if there is an autoimmune component to a diagnosis of hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism?
  • How can hypothyroidism present in a woman's menstrual cycle chart?
  • How does hyperthyroidism differ from hypothyroidism?
  • How does a woman's basal body temperature relate to her thyroid?
  • Why are thyroid conditions so common, especially in women?
  • How do environmental contaminants impair thyroid function?
  • Is it possible to heal the thyroid?
  • Is it possible to treat thyroid disorders without medication?

Connect with Maureen

You can connect with Maureen on her Website, and on Facebook and Twitter!

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Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by Sirc of (The Nock)

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