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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: July, 2017
Jul 28, 2017

In this solo episode, I am tackling the topic of Ovulation Predictor Kits! I talk about OPKs and why I don’t think they are all they’re cracked up to be. I share why relying solely on OPKs can reduce your chances of conception in some cases, and why your body gives you much more reliable signs to go on when you pay attention to it!

Registration is now open for my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program starting in August/September 2017! Make sure to head over to the group program page and apply today to reserve your spot.

 Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Why relying primarily on Ovulation Predictor Kits (OPKs) can actually lower your chances of conceiving
  • How OPKs can inadvertently lead you to use the rhythm method
  • The impact of stress on your menstrual cycle
  • Why the key to timing sex correctly is not about having sex on ovulation day
  • Why women with PCOS often can't rely on OPKs to identify ovulation
  • How relying on OPKs can result in you ignoring your body signs
  • Why monitoring your cervical mucus observations is more effective than relying on OPKs
  • Why waiting for a positive OPK to have sex will often cause you to miss out on several fertile days prior to ovulation
  • The importance of understanding your fertility signs first and using OPKs second
  • The benefits of using OPKs when you understand and pay attention your fertile signs first
  • Using Fertility Awareness to optimize your chances of conception

Connect with Lisa.

You can connect with Lisa on the Fertility Friday Website, and 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. Most importantly it aims to preserve your overall 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 | 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program!

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This episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program! Master Fertility Awareness in a supportive environment surrounded by an amazing group of like-minded women! Click here to reserve your spot in the group!

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

 
Jul 21, 2017

Today I release another episode in my Fertility Awareness Reality Series! I interview my client Anna. Anna was a member of my most recent group program, and in our episode together we delve into the relationship between diet and her menstrual cycle.

In this episode, as in the other episodes in my Fertility Awareness Reality Series, I pull back the curtain and show you inside a real client session. You get to see exactly what it’s like to work with me one-on-one!

Registration is now open for the next round of my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program! We're starting this month -- August 2017. Make sure to head over to the group program page and apply today to reserve your spot.

 Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • The dramatic impact of diet on Anna's cycles
  • Anna's transition from hormonal birth control to the Fertility Awareness Method
  • Anna's experience on hormonal contraceptives and the side effects she experienced
  • How menstrual cycle charting helped Anna to improve her PCOS symptoms
  • How fertility awareness helped Anna to gain a deeper awareness of her cycles and her health overall
  • The addictive nature of processed sugary food
  • Eating in a way that balances blood sugar
  • How Anna eliminated her menstrual cramps through diet and lifestyle changes
  • Transitioning from the mindset of "food as fuel" to considering food as nutrition
  • The connection between sugary food and unwanted hair growth in Anna's case

Connect with Lisa.

You can connect with Lisa on the Fertility Friday Website, and 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. Most importantly it aims to preserve your overall 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 | 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program!

work with me

This episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program! Master Fertility Awareness in a supportive environment surrounded by an amazing group of like-minded women! Click here to reserve your spot in the group!

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

Jul 14, 2017
In this edition of my Fertility Awareness Reality Series, I am sharing a client session with Erica. Erica was a member of my group program and has been trying to conceive for a few years. When Erica began the program she hadn’t had her period for 6 months, and after making some changes her period returned midway through the program.

In this episode, as in the other episodes in my Fertility Awareness Reality Series, I pull back the curtain and show you inside a real client session. You get to see exactly what it’s like to work with me one-on-one!

Registration is now open for the next round of Group Programs starting in August/September 2017! Make sure to head over to the group program page and apply today to reserve your spot.

Topics discussed in today's episode:

  • How Erica discovered the Fertility Awareness Method
  • How to tell the difference between ovulatory bleeding, spotting, and menstruation
  • How to chart different types of bleeding during your cycle
  • What Erica did to bring back her period after 6 months of amenorrhea
  • Recording your basal body temperature when your sleep routine is inconsistent
  • How to time sex for conception
  • The relationship between diet and the menstrual cycle
  • Creating a breakfast routine that helps to stabilize blood sugar

Connect with Lisa.

You can connect with Lisa on the Fertility Friday Website, and 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 | 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program!

work with me

This episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program! Master Fertility Awareness in a supportive environment surrounded by an amazing group of like-minded women! Click here to reserve your spot in the group!

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

 
Jul 7, 2017

In today’s episode, I have 2 members of the Fertility Friday community on the show to share their experience with hormonal contraceptives. Both LeAnna and Samantha had a range of negative experiences while on hormonal contraceptives, but like most women, they didn’t realize the pill was the cause of their symptoms until much later.

Samantha and LeAnna candidly share their experiences with hormonal contraceptives. From panic attacks to anxiety and depression, they tell all.

Registration is now open for my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program! Click here to apply.

Topics discussed in today's episode:

  • LeAnna shares her experience taking hormonal contraceptives.
  • Why in LeAnna's case, her panic attacks many years after she first started using hormonal contraceptives.
  • What made LeAnna realize that the pill was behind her symptoms
  • LeAnna's transition from hormonal contraceptive to fertility awareness and how it impacts her overall health.
  • Why the most common side effects of using hormonal contraceptives are not what you think they are
  • Samantha shares her experience using hormonal contraceptives.
  • She shares the effects that she experienced and how it led her to the fertility awareness method.
  • Samantha shares how the pill affected her mood.
  • Why the is pill often the last thing women consider to be the cause of their symptoms.

Connect with Lisa.

You can connect with Lisa on the Fertility Friday Website, and 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 | 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program!

work with me

This episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program! Master Fertility Awareness in a supportive environment surrounded by an amazing group of like-minded women! Click here to reserve your spot in the group!

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

 
Jul 5, 2017

Melissa is an expert on endometriosis and women’s health. She is incredibly passionate about changing the lives of women with endometriosis and is saddened by how many women are being restricted by the condition. She knows there are other ways to treat the condition beyond surgery, hormone treatments, and pain-killers. Having overcome stage 4 endometriosis herself, she is a guiding light for women with endometriosis who are keen to use a natural and holistic approach.

In today’s show, we talk about endometriosis what causes it, what the common symptoms are, and why it often goes undiagnosed. Endometriosis is best known for the pain and anguish many women experience when they have it, but many women experience little if any overt symptoms. Melissa and I discuss non-invasive ways to address endometriosis, and how to know when surgery is necessary.

Topics discussed in today's episode:

  • Melissa shares how she overcome endometriosis and how her own experience compelled her to support women to do the same through her Endo-Empowered program.
  • What is the REACH technique?
  • What role do Natural Killer cells play in endometriosis?
  • Why is endometriosis so painful for so many women?
  • How do you know if you might have endometriosis? What signs should you be looking for?
  • The connection between liver health and endometriosis
  • How is Glyphosate -- i.e. Roundup connected to rising endometriosis rates?
  • What is the connection between gluten and menstrual cycle issues like endometriosis?
  • Why pain with sex may be an important indicator that you could have endometriosis

Connect with Melissa.

You can connect with Melissa on her Website, and 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

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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