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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: January, 2017
Jan 24, 2017

If you want to get a lecture from a health professional one of the quickest ways to do it is to tell them that you’re using the Fertility Awareness Method for birth control. In fact, you may not even need to go as far as talking to a health professional to get that response. You… Read More »

The post Top 5 Reasons Why It’s Harder to Use Fertility Awareness Postpartum While You Breastfeed appeared first on Fertility Friday.

Jan 20, 2017

Lori is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant who has been working with breastfeeding mothers and babies for over 25 years. Lori became a Birth doula and a Postpartum doula and soon became a lactation consultant. Over that time she has worked with over 10,000 mothers and babies in private consultation to help them work through… Read More »

The post FFP 118 | All About Breastfeeding | Why it Might Not Be As Easy As You Think To Breastfeed Your Baby After Birth | Myths and Facts About Breastfeeding | Lori J Isenstadt, IBCLC appeared first on Fertility Friday.

Jan 20, 2017

Lori is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant who has been working with breastfeeding mothers and babies for over 25 years. Lori became a Birth Doula and a Postpartum doula and soon became a lactation consultant. Over that time she has worked with over 10,000 mothers and babies in private consultation to help them work through their breastfeeding challenges.

Lori founded All About Breastfeeding, her private practice where she provides education, support, and advocacy for breastfeeding mothers! Lori is also a Podcaster, and her Podcast “All About Breastfeeding” is an amazing resource for breastfeeding mothers that I wish I had had before I embarked on my own breastfeeding journey!

I was recently featured on Lori’s Podcast, "All About Breastfeeding" (the place where the girls hang out), where I shared my experience with breastfeeding.

In today’s show, we are going to talk all about breastfeeding, and why it may not be as “easy” and “natural” as you thought.

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • What inspired Lori to become a lactation consultant?
  • The biggest misconceptions about breastfeeding
  • How you can prepare for breastfeeding
  • Is breastfeeding supposed to hurt?
  • Why you should assume you will need help breastfeeding
  • Common breastfeeding challenges
  • Should your baby be on a feeding schedule?
  • What you should expect in the first few weeks of breastfeeding
  • Should you worry about not producing enough milk?
  • What is the “sweet spot” of breastfeeding?
  • Why breastfeeding increases the bond between you and your baby
  • The one thing Lori wants you to take away from this episode
  • The biggest barrier to successful breastfeeding

Connect with Lori

You can connect with Lori on her website and podcast.

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Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic

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Jan 13, 2017

Candice is a graduate of the Midwifery Education program at McMaster University in Ontario. Since first learning about midwifery in high school, she has been committed to becoming a midwife herself. She has always had an interest in women’s healthcare and, in particular, the ideals of women-centered care. Candice strives to honor the ability of her clients to voice their opinions and wishes for their care by being open and supportive. Her goal is to make each client’s pregnancy and postpartum experience one that is positively supported and empowering. Another awesome fact about Candice is that she was my midwife - and helped me to birth my youngest son about 1 1/2 years ago.

In today’s show, we delve into what it is that midwives do, what their qualifications are, what their training is like, how they manage home births, and what their role is in the hospital setting. We also talk about the philosophy of birth from a midwifery perspective.

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • What inspired Candice to become a midwife?
  • Common misconceptions about midwifery care
  • What happens if something “goes wrong” during an at-home birth?
  • Does having a midwife means you must deliver at home?
  • Is giving birth, by its very nature, dangerous?
  • Why you shouldn’t let fear dictate your decisions regarding pain medications
  • How does the midwifery model of care differ from traditional medical care?
  • What do Candice’s typical appointments look like?
  • How midwifery care does end after birth
  • Is seeing an OB when you’re not high-risk excessive?
  • Midwifery care for high-risk clients
  • The differences between doulas and midwives
  • Candice’s thoughts on being present during the moment of birth
  • What Candice wants you to take away from our conversation
  • What does Candice want every woman to know about giving birth?

Connect with Candice

You can connect with Candice on the Burlington & Area Midwives website.

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Jan 6, 2017

Janie A. Bowthorpe, M.Ed, has spent years as one of the most well-known and heartfelt Thyroid Patient Advocates, fighting for better thyroid care. And what has made her different from others who claim the same title?  It's her unique focus, which has always been about reported patient experiences and the wisdom gained from those experiences ... rather than strong opinions or courting the medical establishment.

Like millions worldwide, Janie was a 20-year victim of poor treatment with T4-only meds and the use of the TSH lab test, only to have a miraculous turnaround in the use of Natural Desiccated Thyroid. Those experiences propelled her to represent patients worldwide, totally based on their experiences and wisdom. She is the author of the book, Stop the Thyroid Madness.

In today’s show, we talk about why women who show signs of hypothyroidism often have the hardest time getting support from their doctors; whether it's lab work or getting prescriptions for thyroid medication (other than Synthroid®). We get to the bottom of the common issue of why a woman can feel terrible even if she has "normal" lab results, and what she can do if her doctor isn't supporting her mission to get to the underlying cause.

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • What events led to Janie writing her book, Stop the Thyroid Madness?
  • Janie talks about the common symptoms of continued Hypothyroidism
  • Why the typical tests doctors run Hypothyroidism are not good enough
  • Why the common treatments for Hypothyroidism don’t usually work
  • How free T3 and T4 levels are better indicators of your thyroid health
  • Janie’s advice about how to handle resistance from physicians with regards to testing
  • Why the commonly prescribed medication, Synthroid®, doesn’t always help
  • What desiccated thyroid is and how it compares to Synthroid®
  • What can cause symptoms to get worse after taking desiccated thyroid?
  • What are some underlying causes of Hypothyroidism and can it be cured?
  • Janie’s advice for people who’ve had trouble finding a doctor who’ll truly work with them
  • The one thing Janie wants listeners to know
  • The one myth about Hypothyroidism Janie wants to address

Connect with Janie

You can connect with Janie on her Website and on Facebook

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