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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: March, 2017
Mar 31, 2017

In this special edition of my Fertility Awareness Reality Series, I interview Amy. Amy is a member of my most recent Fertility Friday Group Program. Amy joined the group program right at the time she decided to come off hormonal contraceptives. Amy shares what she has discovered so far. She used the pill for the past 10 years, and although she didn't really experience any side effects, now that she's off the hormones she's since realized how it was affecting her.

One of the key takeaways that Amy shares in this episode are how coming off the pill has reunited her with her sex drive. She had chalked up her lack of interest in sex to a personality trait, but since coming off the pill it is clear the pill was at fault for suppressing her sex drive.

We also spend some time talking about what's normal after coming off hormonal contraceptives, especially when you're wanting to jump in and transition to using fertility awareness for birth control.

In this episode, I pull back the curtain and show you inside a real client session, and you get to see exactly what it's like to work with me one-on-one!

There is still time for you to apply to join my April 2017 Group Programs! Make sure to head over to the group program page and apply today to reserve your spot.

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • Amy's experience with hormonal contraceptives
  • How Amy discovered the pill had killed her libido, and why she didn't notice over the past 10 years of using it
  • Transitioning from hormonal contraceptives to fertility awareness
  • What is "normal" after you come off the pill?
  • How to rely on fertility awareness when your temperatures are all over the place?
  • Why the process of learning fertility awareness for birth control takes 3-5 months to gain complete confidence
  • Is it possible to rely on fertility awareness for birth control?
  • What steps are involved in gaining complete confidence in the method?
  • The role of cervical mucus in fertility
  • The rationale behind the fertility awareness method

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Fertility Friday | Fertility Friday Group Programs

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This episode is sponsored by my Fertility Friday Group Programs! Gain clarity and confidence using the Fertility Awareness Method and improve your cycle health at the same time! New groups are starting in April 2017: Click here for more information!

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

Mar 24, 2017

In this special edition of my Fertility Awareness Reality Series, I interview Leda. Leda is one of my current clients, and she wanted to be part of the series to share her experience learning fertility awareness to use as hormone free birth control.

One of the key takeaways that Leda shares in this episode how she has learned to interpret her fertility on a day to day basis instead of using past charts to predict her fertility. Leda's experience is also unique, because she somehow managed to escape hormonal contraceptive use altogether, and has what I lovingly refer to as "virgin cycles".

In this episode, I pull back the curtain and show you inside a real client session, and you get to see exactly what it's like to work with me one-on-one!

There is still time for you to apply to join my April 2017 Group Programs! Make sure to head over to the group program page and apply today to reserve your spot.

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • Leda's story & how she managed to avoid ever using hormonal contraceptives
  • How to get used to the idea that you can't predict when you'll ovulate
  • Being patient through the learning process, which typically takes 2-3 full cycles
  • Using fertility awareness successfully to avoid pregnancy
  • Is your period fertile?
  • What is the semen elimination technique and how does it help you use fertility awareness more effectively?
  • What is the difference between arousal fluid and cervical mucus?
  • What factors can throw off your temperatures?

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Fertility Friday | Fertility Friday Group Programs

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This episode is sponsored by my Fertility Friday Group Programs! Gain clarity and confidence using the Fertility Awareness Method and improve your cycle health at the same time! New groups are starting in April 2017: Click here for more information!

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

Mar 17, 2017

In this special solo episode, I address some of the common myths about sex, female sexual response. There are a number of misconceptions about sex that prevail and can have a negative impact on your sexual experiences with your partner, and I decided to tackle them in today's show.

This is a topic that comes up in my one-on-one work with clients as well as within my group programs, and I wanted to share with you some practical ways to transform your sexual experience with your partner and have better sex.

In addition to this episode, I wrote a blog post about female orgasm and sexuality called 5 Ways to Have Better Sex if you'd like to dive deeper into this topic.

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • Is there something wrong with you if you don't orgasm from intercourse alone?
  • Why you might want to consider "foreplay" real sex
  • Why we should develop a broader definition sex
  • Why scheduling sex is actually sexy
  • Why it is important to show up intentionally for sex with your partner
  • Practical ways of staying in the moment during sex
  • The benefits of using fertility awareness to identify your fertile window
  • Why you should have sex outside of your fertile window when you're trying to conceive
  • Why you should take more time for foreplay, and while you're at it, stop calling it foreplay

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Fertility Friday | Fertility Friday Group Programs

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This episode is sponsored by my Fertility Friday Group Programs! Gain clarity and confidence using the Fertility Awareness Method and improve your cycle health at the same time! New groups are starting in April 2017: Click here for more information!

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

Mar 10, 2017

In this special solo episode, I address some common menstruation questions. Unfortunately, periods are talking about enough so, often times, women never truly understand what a normal period is supposed to like.

I get asked questions about this topic time and time again by the women in the various programs and groups I run. I realized, if they have these questions, it’s likely you do as well.

In addition to this episode, I’ve also written a blog post about this topic called How Much Am I Supposed to Bleed During My Period.

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • How long does a normal period last and what is the bleeding pattern like?
  • How hormonal contraceptives impact your period
  • Is the period you have on the pill a real one?
  • How does a menstrual cup change your relationship with your period?
  • Variations of blood colors and what they may indicate
  • What are natural ways to improve your cycle?
  • What does the amount of blood say about your health and your hormonal profile?
  • Researching your Endometrial lining and how well it is developed
  • Focusing on your cycle and taking the time to learn about your body
  • How intimately connected your cycles are with your health
  • How does your cycle change after coming off hormonal contraceptives?

Resources mentioned

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

Fertility Friday | Fertility Friday Group Programs

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This episode is sponsored by my Fertility Friday Group Programs! Gain clarity and confidence using the Fertility Awareness Method and improve your cycle health at the same time! Click here for more information!

Mar 3, 2017

I’m excited to have Lily Back on the show for a record 4th appearance! Make sure to check out the resources section below for the list of our previous episodes together. We’ve covered Gestational Diabetes, Exercise during Pregnancy, and A Real Food Diet for PCOS so far and, in today’s show, we talk about breastfeeding nutrition.

Although your doctor might tell you that it doesn’t much matter what you eat when you’re breastfeeding, Lily begs to differ. We talk about what to do to make sure you’re making the most nutritious milk for your baby and also how to make sure that you’re getting enough nourishment during the critical few months after birth.

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • What happens to the body during breastfeeding?
  • How do nutritional requirements for a woman differ when pregnant, trying to conceive, and breastfeeding?
  • What happens to women when they’re not prepared for being as hungry as you get when breastfeeding?
  • How does the quality of the food you eat relate to the quality of your breastmilk?
  • How to be prepared for healthy options when you’re breastfeeding
  • Good fats vs. Bad fats: what to look for and what to avoid
  • What is breastmilk made of and how does it change to meet the requirements of the age and gender of your child?
  • How different kinds of breastmilk impact babies
  • Details about important nutrients when breastfeeding, such as Choline and Vitamin D
  • Why do some women have trouble producing breastmilk and what can be done about it?
  • Debunking the concept of a “pre-pregnancy body” and other myths about breastfeeding
  • Postpartum depression: How nutrition and diet relate to it, what steps to take if you experience it, and advice on getting help.
  • The importance of having a lactation consultant

Connect with Lily Nichols

You can connect with Lily on her Website and on Facebook and Twitter

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

Fertility Friday | Fertility Friday Group Programs

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This episode is sponsored by my Fertility Friday Group Programs! Gain clarity and confidence using the Fertility Awareness Method and improve your cycle health at the same time! Click here for more information!

Mar 1, 2017

Dana Obleman is the founder and creator of The Sleep Sense™ Program. Not only does she support new mothers when they need it most in those first few months and years if you find that your baby isn’t sleeping well, she also trains and certifies sleep consultants worldwide.

In today’s show, we talk about one of the things that you never really think about when you’re planning to have a family or even when you’re pregnant! We’re going to talk about baby sleep.

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • What inspired Dana to create The Sleep Sense™ Program
  • Why you shouldn’t expect to have poor sleeping habits after you give birth
  • Is wanting more sleep a selfish desire as a new mother?
  • Typical sleep expectations in the first few months after giving birth
  • What can you do in the first few weeks to help your baby’s future sleep habits?
  • The first step to creating great sleep habits
  • The #1 mistake parents make that interferes with creating good sleep habits
  • Why being too strict in creating good sleep habits can lead to burnout
  • How to find a balance between working on sleep habits and not being too hard on yourself
  • The ongoing sleep conversation with your child
  • How do you know when it’s time to make a change in your child’s sleep habits?
  • How poor sleep can affect your child’s development and behavior
  • What are the two things Dana wants you to know?

Connect with Dana Obleman

You can connect with Dana Obleman on her website.

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

Fertility Friday | Fertility Management Masterclass

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This episode is sponsored by my Fertility Management Masterclass! Gain clarity and confidence using the Fertility Awareness Method and improve your cycle health at the same time! Click here for more information!

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