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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: May, 2017
May 26, 2017

Stephanie Risinger is a Fertility Coach, and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Stephanie has been a therapist for nine years, and she decided to start her podcast, The Holistic Fertility and Wellness Podcast, after experiencing several years of fertility challenges and pursuing holistic approaches to improving fertility.  She found that the information she sought was not as easily accessible as she had hoped.  She worked hard to find resources and is now sharing those resources with others through her podcast.

In today's show, Stephanie shares her own fertility journey with us. After her 9 year journey with fertility challenges, Stephanie is expecting her first baby! She shares how she managed to maintain hope throughout her journey, and how she was able to maintain her own sense of identity and worthiness during the years she was unable to conceive.

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • Stephanie takes us through her 9-year fertility journey
  • Stephanie shares her experience with the adoption process
  • The importance of understanding your menstrual cycle
  • How to manage infertility when it feels like everyone around you is getting pregnant
  • How to navigate conversations with friends who get pregnant while you're struggling with infertility
  • The impact infertility has on relationships
  • The unexpected way infertility affects grandparents
  • Challenging the idea that your body is broken and instead choosing to believe your body can do it
  • How fertility challenges can impact your intimate relationship with your partner
  • What it was that finally made the difference for Stephanie and lead to her finally being able to conceive naturally

Connect with Stephanie

You can connect with Stephanie on her Website, and on Facebook, and Twitter

Resources mentioned

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This episode is sponsored by Cora! Made from 100% organic cotton, Cora tampons were designed not only to help you manage your periods but also to preserve your health.  For every month of tampons you buy, Cora gives a month of pads along with menstrual health education to a girl in need in India. Click here to receive your first month's supply free of charge.

*Please note that Cora only ships within the United States.

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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!

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

 
May 19, 2017

Andrea struggled with amenorrhea for 4 years after coming off hormonal contraceptives. Andrea had come off the pill to try to conceive. After undergoing multiple failed rounds of IUI and IVF Andrea decided to turn to the world of naturopathic medicine. After a long road, Andrea's period finally returned after she made a number of significant dietary and lifestyle changes.

In today's show, Andrea shares her story, and what it was that finally helped her to turn the corner and bring her period back after so many years.

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • Andrea's history with hormonal contraceptive over a 12 year period
  • What happened (or rather didn't happen) when Andrea went off the pill
  • Andrea's experience with IUI and IVF along her fertility journey
  • What finally brought Andrea's period back after 4 years of amenorrhea
  • How the pill masked the underlying issue that caused Andrea's period to be MIA for so long
  • The possible PCOS-Thyroid connection to Andrea's prolonged amenorrhea
  • The transition period for Andrea towards a more natural lifestyle that allowed her to nourish and heal her body
  • The emotional aspect of Andrea's healing beyond the dietary and lifestyle changes
  • The benefits of a social media detox if your Facebook feed is causing you unnecessary pain and stress
  • The dietary and lifestyle changes Andrea made to improve her menstrual cycle health
  • The importance of seeking support from a functional practitioner
  • Why it's so very important to come off hormonal contraceptives before you're ready to start trying for a baby (at least a year or more).

Resources mentioned

Join the community! Find us in the Fertility Friday Facebook Group

Subscribe to the Fertility Friday Podcast on iTunes!

This episode is sponsored by Cora! Made from 100% organic cotton, Cora tampons were designed not only to help you manage your periods but also to preserve your health.  For every month of tampons you buy, Cora gives a month of pads along with menstrual health education to a girl in need in India. Click here to receive your first month's supply free of charge.

*Please note that Cora only ships within the United States.

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!

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

 
May 12, 2017

In today's episode, I share two powerful stories with you. I recently reached out to the members of the Fertility Friday Facebook Community and asked if anyone had experienced negative side effects on hormonal contraceptives. The responses were overwhelming, and I decided to invite two of the women who reached out to me to share their stories on the show. Both Briana and Cieara share their reflections about their time on hormonal birth control and the impact that it had on their moods.

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • Briana shares her experience taking hormonal contraceptives
  • Why Briana had to stop taking the pill 3 days after she started taking it for the first time
  • How hormonal birth control impacted Briana's moods the second time she was put on them
  • Why Briana didn't attribute many of the side effects of the pill to the pill until she finally stopped taking it
  • The scientific evidence that validates the effect the pill has on mood and painful sex
  • Why doctors often recommend a different pill instead of suggesting you stop altogether when you have a bad reaction to it
  • The political implications associated with telling the truth about the pill and the way it affects women
  • Cieara shares her experience taking hormonal contraceptives
  • The connection between the pill and chronic yeast infections
  • The roller coaster Cieara went on going from yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis
  • Why it was the headaches that Cieara experienced that finally made her come off the pill
  • Why Cieara didn't make the connection between the yeast infections and the pill until after she stopped taking it.

Connect with Lisa

You can connect with Lisa on the Fertility Friday Website and in the Fertility Friday Facebook Community 

Resources mentioned

Join the community! Find us in the Fertility Friday Facebook Group

Subscribe to the Fertility Friday Podcast on iTunes!

This episode is sponsored by Cora! Made from 100% organic cotton, Cora tampons were designed not only to help you manage your periods but also to preserve your health.  For every month of tampons you buy, Cora gives a month of pads along with menstrual health education to a girl in need in India. Click here to receive your first month's supply free of charge.

*Please note that Cora only ships within the United States.

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!

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

 
May 5, 2017

Dr. Beiter is a Board Certified Medical Doctor, with a specialization in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology who specializes in fertility. Dr. Beiter is a trained NaPro Technology Surgeon. For those of you who aren’t familiar with NaPro technology is a specialized form of gynecologic surgery whose primary aim is to reconstruct the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries in such a way that minimized adhesions and protects your tissues.

In today’s episode, we talk about the surgical side of NaPro technology, what it can mean for your health and fertility, and how the NaPro surgical approach can support women with fibroids, endometriosis, PCOS, pelvic pain, and infertility.

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • How the NaPro Technology surgical approach differs from the general approach that is taken by classically trained Obstetrician-Gynecologists
  • What are the main reasons why women are referred for surgery in the first place?
  • At what point would surgery be appropriate to remove fibroids?
  • What are the surgical techniques that minimize bleeding, scarring, and adhesions when removing fibroids surgically?
  • What exactly is an adhesion, and how do NaPro technology surgical procedures minimize adhesions of your reproductive tissues?
  • What is endometriosis, and how is endometriosis diagnosed?
  • Why you can't diagnose endometriosis with an ultrasound alone
  • How does endometriosis contribute to or cause infertility?
  • What does endometriosis actually look like in the body?
  • Does endometriosis just grow back after surgery?
  • What is adenomyosis and how is it related to endometriosis and infertility?
  • Can surgery (i.e. ovarian wedge resection surgery) improve PCOS symptoms?
  • How do ovulatory disorders contribute to or cause infertility?
  • How ultrasounds can be used to help to identify ovulatory disorders
  • What is LUF -- Luteinized Unruptured Follicle -- and how does it contribute to and cause fertility challenges?

Connect with Dr. Beiter

You can connect with Dr. Beiter on his Website

Resources mentioned

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NaPro Technology

Abdominal Therapy Modalities

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This episode is sponsored by Cora! Made from 100% organic cotton, Cora tampons were designed not only to help you manage your periods but also to preserve your health.  For every month of tampons you buy, Cora gives a month of pads along with menstrual health education to a girl in need in India. Click here to receive your first month's supply free of charge.

*Please note that Cora only ships within the United States.

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 menstrual cycle health at the same time! Click here for more information!

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

 
May 3, 2017

Molly is the visionary female founder of Cora. If you haven’t heard of Cora tampons before, Cora is a brand committed to providing healthy, modern menstrual products (i.e. tampons) in a completely new way.

After travelling the world through many developing nations Molly saw how menstruation negatively affects girls and women living in low resource settings. Many of these girls are unable to afford menstrual products and have to resort to using old rags, newspaper, tree bark, and even pieces of old mattresses to manage their monthly bleeds. As you can imagine, using unhygienic methods such as these can cause infections, reproductive health problems, not to mention leaking. When Molly later learned that many of the menstrual products widely sold in North America use harmful chemicals and materials (i.e. pesticides, and other synthetic chemicals) that can cause endocrine disruption, cancer and other illnesses she decided to take matters into her own hands. Molly joined forces with her business partner Morgen and founded Cora.

Not only are Cora tampons made from premium organic cotton (and free from harmful pesticides & synthetic materials), but Cora’s is on a mission to empower girls in developing nations. For every product sold, Cora provides sustainable menstrual products to girls in low resource settings.

In today's episode, we expose the dangers of using conventional menstrual products, and we also have a much-needed discussion of the challenges that girls and women face in low resource settings. What it means for women and girls when they don't have access to the menstrual products they need to manage their periods.

Topics discussed in today's episode

  • Why women in low resource settings are managing their periods with old clothes, tree bark and pieces of old mattresses
  • The reality for women and girls in low resource settings who are not able to attend school and work because of their periods
  • What toxic chemicals are lurking in your menstrual products
  • The link between synthetic materials like rayon and polyester and Toxic Shock Syndrome
  • The health benefits of using 100% organic cotton tampons compared to the regular tampons you buy at the store
  • Why women and girls in low resource settings lack access to menstrual products and what they use instead
  • How the lack of access to menstrual products prevents girls from attending school during their period in many countries worldwide.
  • Why menstrual products should be provided free of charge besides every toilet just like toilet paper
  • How Cora has integrated the fundamental issue of access to menstrual products their company's mission
  • How your purchase of Cora Tampons benefits girls in India and Kenya
  • The connection between conventional menstrual products and health issues like painful periods, yeast infections, and bacterial vaginosis.
  • The inspiration behind the design of Cora Tampons and accessories (i.e. say no to the obnoxious pink and purple packaging characteristic of conventional menstrual products)
  • Why the design savvy carrying case and other accessories are not about hiding your period or being ashamed of it but instead are about embracing it and creating a positive experience of menstruation
  • Why women who buy Cora tampons don't pay the tampon tax

Connect with Molly

You can connect with Molly on the Cora Website, on Facebook, and Twitter

Resources mentioned

Join the community! Find us in the Fertility Friday Facebook Group

Subscribe to the Fertility Friday Podcast on iTunes!

This episode is sponsored by Cora! Made from 100% organic cotton, Cora tampons were designed not only to help you manage your periods but also to preserve your health.  For every month of tampons you buy, Cora gives a month of pads along with menstrual health education to a girl in need in India. Click here to receive your first month's supply free of charge.

*Please note that Cora only ships within the United States.

Fertility Friday | Fertility Management Masterclass

work with me

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!

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

 
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