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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: June, 2016
Jun 24, 2016
Kerry is a nurse and midwife natural fertility specialist. She assists women to avoid and achieve pregnancy naturally through knowledge and a holistic approach to wellness. In case you missed our previous episode together, make sure to go to FFP 20 | How to Accurately time Sex to Optimize your chances of getting Pregnant and listen. It is to date one of my most popular episodes, and in our previous episode, we spoke at length about the role that cervical mucus plays in a woman’s fertility, and why mucus is essential.
 
In today’s show, we talk about Kerry’s most recent publication. A study that delves into how few women are able to correctly identify their fertile window, even though the majority of women in the study wanted to learn more about fertility awareness, also the implications that these findings have for women trying to get pregnant.
 

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • The disconnect between what women think they know about their fertility and what they actually know
  • Why women think they understand their fertility, but often can’t correctly identify their fertile window
  • Are physicians and nurses capable of helping women to correctly identify when they’re fertile
  • Do women know that fertility tracking apps are a version of the rhythm method?
  • What factors make it more complicated for women to use predictive charting apps and devices?
  • How can fertility awareness charting help women conceive when they have PCOS?
  • How can diet and lifestyle changes improve menstrual cycle health and fertility?
  • Dispelling the 28-day cycle myth and the day 14 ovulation myth
  • Understanding that variability is normal within the menstrual cycle, and also during different times in a woman’s life
  • How do life events impact ovulation and the menstrual cycle?

Connect with Kerry

You can connect with Kerry on her website.

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

Jun 17, 2016

Sarah is the Founder of Grace Of the Moon and the founder of one of the very few Fertility Awareness Education teacher training programs available in North America. Sarah is a midwife, a Fertility Awareness Educator, and a Holistic Women’s Health Counsellor. She has been working in the field of women’s health for over 16 years. Not to mention that she has been charting her own cycle for over 23 years! She is an active member of the Association of Fertility Awareness Professionals, and the Natural Fertility Network in Ashland Oregon where she provides alternative and holistic options for women and couples dealing with infertility, as well as helping women and couples optimize their health during the preconception period.

And in today’s show, we talk about Fertility Awareness and the important role it plays in developing body literacy, the profound shift that often happens for women as they learn to listen to their body’s wisdom by charting their cycles, the future of fertility awareness education and much more!

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • What is body literacy?
  • Why aren't women taught body literacy and fertility awareness in schools?
  • The connection between our bodies and nature
  • What role does fertility awareness play in encouraging women to deepen their relationships with their bodies?
  • Taking a holistic approach to improving fertility and menstrual health
  • Why is it beneficial for women to learn fertility awareness from a teacher?
  • The future of Fertility Awareness Education

Connect with Sarah

You can connect with Sarah on her website, and on Facebook

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

Jun 3, 2016

Lee is internationally known for his methods and approaches to saving marriages. For over 25 years, he has been helping people around the world to save, restore, and create the relationships they desire and deserve. He is the author of the book, How To Save Your Marriage In 3 Simple Steps, and creator of the Save The Marriage System, as well as numerous other resources.

Lee also has a podcast - The Save the Marriage Podcast, which is one of my favorite podcasts on marriage/relationships.

In today’s show, we talk about fertility challenges, and how they can impact a relationship, why some couples don’t survive fertility challenges, and what you can do to strengthen your relationship so fertility challenges don’t destroy your relationship if you’re faced with them.

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • When couples are struggling, is it usually a communication issue or a lack of connection?
  • The 3Cs of saving your relationship/marriage: connection, change & create a new path
  • How does infertility impact a relationship?
  • Is it possible to compromise on having children?
  • What is the difference between couples who survive infertility and couples who don't?
  • Do men and women deal with infertility differently?
  • The grief associated with infertility, and how it can be expressed in different ways by different people
  • The impact that sex on demand or sex for a purpose can have on a couple
  • The 5 Love Languages
  • When is it time to call it quits?

Connect with Lee

You can connect with Lee on his website, listen to his podcast on iTunes and on Facebook & Twitter

Resources mentioned

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Subscribe to the Fertility Friday Podcast on iTunes!

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

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