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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: September, 2017
Sep 29, 2017

Today I'm sharing a special solo episode with you. I'm weighing in on IUI with the use of Clomid and Letrozole and talking about what the research has to say about the success rates of these two popular drugs. If you've ever considered IUI, you'll want to tune into this episode, and check out the research for yourself!

My Fertility Management Programs are designed to help you to master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles. Gain confidence charting your cycles, and gain deep insights into the connection between your health, your fertility, and your cycles. Click here for more information!

 Topics discussed in today's episode:

  • How effective is IUI?
  • What is the difference between the pregnancy rate and the live birth rate?
  • How to dissect "success" rates for IUI
  • How do IUI success rates vary with age?
  • What is the cumulative success rate of IUI and how does it differ from the success rate of an individual round?
  • Does having more rounds of IUI increase your chances of conceiving?
  • What are the side effects of Clomid?
  • How do Clomid impact cervical mucus and your endometrial lining?
  • Why up to 25% of women are resistant to Clomid
  • What is Letrozole and how does it compare to Clomid for IUI?
  • How do the pregnancy and miscarriage rates differ in women who use Clomid versus Letrozole?
  • Why it's important to be critical of research studies

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on the Fertility Friday Website, and on Facebook and Twitter.

Resources mentioned:

Research Studies:

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

A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsor:

Fertility and reproductive health

This episode is sponsored by Anova Fertility!

In 2016 Dr. Marjorie Dixon created Anova with the goal to be the leader in innovation, education, and communication for high quality and humanized fertility and reproductive care. Anova Fertility has created the first next-generation IVF lab in Canada. Anova is celebrating her 1st birthday this month. If you are in the Toronto area and are interested in learning more about IVF from Anova’s medical team, we welcome you to sign-up for IVF 101 Education Session at our centre. You can visit http://fertilityfriday.com/anova/ for more information. If you live out of the country you can email info@anovafertility.com to request a medical consultation over Skype (there is a fee associated with this service).

To learn more about Dr. Marjorie Dixon, tune into our podcast together by clicking this link.

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This episode is sponsored by my Fertility Management Programs! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here for more information!

Sep 22, 2017

In today's episode, I share a powerful story 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 today I invited Madeline on the show to share her experience with hormonal contraceptives. Specifically how they contributed to her experience of painful sex and also her decision to undergo surgery to remove a part of her vulva as a way to treat it.

My Fertility Management Masterclass is designed to help you to master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles. Gain confidence charting your cycles, and gain deep insights into the connection between your health, your fertility, and your cycles. Click here for more information!

 Topics discussed in today's episode:

  • What is vulvodynia and why did Madeline require surgery for it?
  • What was it that finally took the pain away for Madeline?
  • What is the link between hormonal contraceptives and pain with intercourse?
  • Do hormonal contraceptives cause changes in the tissues of your vulva?
  • Is there any scientific research to support a link between hormonal contraceptives and painful sex?
  • Can hormonal contraceptives cause your clitoris to shrink?
  • What does it feel like to have vulvodynia?
  • How does vulvodynia impact your sex life?

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on the Fertility Friday Website, and on Facebook and Twitter.

Resources mentioned:

Research Study:

Related Podcast Episodes

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Subscribe to the Fertility Friday Podcast on iTunes!

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

A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsor:

Fertility and reproductive health

This episode is sponsored by Anova Fertility!

In 2016 Dr. Marjorie Dixon created Anova with the goal to be the leader in innovation, education, and communication for high quality and humanized fertility and reproductive care. Anova Fertility has created the first next-generation IVF lab in Canada. Anova is celebrating her 1st birthday this month. If you are in the Toronto area and are interested in learning more about IVF from Anova’s medical team, we welcome you to sign-up for IVF 101 Education Session at our centre. You can visit http://fertilityfriday.com/anova/ for more information. If you live out of the country you can email info@anovafertility.com to request a medical consultation over Skype (there is a fee associated with this service).

To learn more about Dr. Marjorie Dixon, tune into our podcast together by clicking this link.

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This episode is sponsored by my Fertility Management Masterclass! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here for more information!

Sep 15, 2017

Dr. Barron Is Family Nurse Practitioner and an Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE). She the Director of Marquette Fertility Education, offering direct patient care services and research in Natural Family Planning.  She began working in OB-GYN in 1975 as a staff nurse. Her NP clinical experience has focused on OB-GYN in a variety of settings. She has taught Natural Family Planning for 20 years. Additionally, she served in the US Naval Reserve for 14 years. At SIUE, Dr. Barron predominantly teaches NP graduate courses, and she has published over 20 peer-reviewed journal articles.

In today’s show we talk about the Marquette method of fertility education, and delve into some of the research Dr. Barron has published on the fertility awareness method.

My Fertility Management Masterclass is designed to help you to master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles. Gain confidence charting your cycles, and gain deep insights into the connection between your health, your fertility, and your cycles. Click here for more information!

 Topics discussed in today's episode:

  • What is the Marquette method?
  • How does the Marquette method work in combination with the Clear Blue Fertility Monitor?
  • What is the difference between perfect use vs typical use?
  • What is the typical use of condoms and birth control pills compared to the typical use of fertility awareness/natural family planning methods?
  • How does the Clear Blue Monitor help you detect your fertile window?
  • How does the monitor respond in times of stress or delayed ovulation?
  • Can women with PCOS use the Marquette method?
  • How can women use the Marquette method while they were breastfeeding?
  • Why do fertility awareness methods require instruction from a teacher to gain the highest effectiveness rates?
  • Why are typical use rates higher than perfect use rates?
  • How does age affect your fertility?
  • How a man’s semen analysis can be used as a vital sign, in the same way, a woman’s menstrual cycle
  • The connection between marijuana use and reduced sperm quality
  • The impact of xenoestrogens on male and female fertility
  • Why would someone choose the Marquette method over other fertility awareness methods?

Connect with Dr. Barron.

You can connect with Dr. Barron on her Website and on LinkedIn.

Resources mentioned

Assorted Research Published by Dr. Mary Lee Barron

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

A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsor:

Fertility and reproductive health

This episode is sponsored by Anova Fertility!

In 2016 Dr. Marjorie Dixon created Anova with the goal to be the leader in innovation, education, and communication for high quality and humanized fertility and reproductive care. Anova Fertility has created the first next-generation IVF lab in Canada. Anova is celebrating her 1st birthday this month. If you are in the Toronto area and are interested in learning more about IVF from Anova’s medical team, we welcome you to sign-up for IVF 101 Education Session at our centre. You can visit http://fertilityfriday.com/anova/ for more information. If you live out of the country you can email info@anovafertility.com to request a medical consultation over Skype (there is a fee associated with this service).

To learn more about Dr. Marjorie Dixon, tune into our podcast together by clicking this link.

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Sep 8, 2017

In today’s episode, I have the founder of Lunette, Heli Kurjanen on the show. We talk about what inspired Heli to start this company and go through some of the most common questions women have about menstrual cups, how to use them, and why so many women are switching over to them.

 Topics discussed in today's episode:

  • What inspired Heli to create Lunette
  • How is Lunette different to other menstrual cups on the market
  • Why are so many women switching to menstrual cups and other reusable menstrual products
  • The environmental impact of disposable menstrual products
  • Why menstrual cups are actually more effective in capturing menstrual blood because of their design
  • How can using menstrual cups help you connect with your body
  • The many many benefits of switching to menstrual cups
  • Can teenagers use menstrual cups? Is there a minimum age for use?
  • The social construct of "virginity" and how it relates to menstrual products
  • The cultural taboos around women touching our own bodies
  • When and why do menstrual cups leak?
  • What can you tell about your health by paying attention to your period blood
  • How do you insert a menstrual cup? Heli gives us step-by-step instructions
  • How to change your menstrual cup if you're using a public washroom

Connect with Heli.

You can connect with Heli on her Website and on Facebook and Twitter.

Related Podcast Episodes

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

Subscribe to the Fertility Friday Podcast on iTunes!

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

A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsor:

Fertility and reproductive health

This episode is sponsored by Anova Fertility!

In 2016 Dr. Marjorie Dixon created Anova with the goal to be the leader in innovation, education, and communication for high quality and humanized fertility and reproductive care. Anova Fertility has created the first next-generation IVF lab in Canada. Anova is celebrating her 1st birthday this month. If you are in the Toronto area and are interested in learning more about IVF from Anova’s medical team, we welcome you to sign-up for IVF 101 Education Session at our centre. You can visit http://fertilityfriday.com/anova/ for more information. If you live out of the country you can email info@anovafertility.com to request a medical consultation over Skype (there is a fee associated with this service).

To learn more about Dr. Marjorie Dixon, tune into our podcast together by clicking this link.

 

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This episode is also sponsored by my Fertility Management Masterclass! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here for more information.

Sep 1, 2017

I’m excited to have Lily Back on the show for a record 5th appearance! Make sure to check out the resources section below for the list of our previous episodes together. In our previous episodes, we’ve covered gestational diabetes, exercise during pregnancy, a real food diet for PCOS, and breastfeeding nutrition.

In today’s episode, we talk about the impact of under-eating on your fertility and your overall health. We talk about how it’s possible to under-eat without knowing it and what to do to ensure that you’re getting enough nutrition in your diet.

My Fertility Management Masterclass is designed to help you to master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles. Gain confidence charting your cycles, and gain deep insights into the connection between your health, your fertility, and your cycles. Click here for more information!

 

 Topics discussed in today's episode:

  • Is it possible to under eat and still get enough calories?
  • The connection between flavour and nutrient density
  • Could over-eating be related to eating foods devoid of nutrients?
  • How does under-eating negatively impact fertility?
  • The problem with "low-fat" diets
  • Overcoming the myth that animal fats are bad for us
  • The massive difference between the nutrient density of organ meats compared to regular muscle meats
  • The role of a nutrient-dense diet in building and preserving fertility
  • Why we are so quick to give up animal fats but don't think twice about bingeing on sugar
  • How to reduce sugar cravings in a way that doesn't involve calorie restriction
  • Why breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day
  • How does shifting the focus to eating a nutrient dense diet affect your weight?
  • How to trust that your body is capable of self-regulating your hunger cues

Connect with Lily.

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

Resources mentioned

Related Podcast Episodes

 

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

Subscribe to the Fertility Friday Podcast on iTunes!

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

A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsor:

Fertility and reproductive health

This episode is sponsored by Anova Fertility!

In 2016 Dr. Marjorie Dixon created Anova with the goal to be the leader in innovation, education, and communication for high quality and humanized fertility and reproductive care. Anova Fertility has created the first next-generation IVF lab in Canada. Anova is celebrating her 1st birthday this month. If you are in the Toronto area and are interested in learning more about IVF from Anova’s medical team, we welcome you to sign-up for IVF 101 Education Session at our centre. You can visit http://fertilityfriday.com/anova/ for more information. If you live out of the country you can email info@anovafertility.com to request a medical consultation over Skype (there is a fee associated with this service).

To learn more about Dr. Marjorie Dixon, tune into our podcast together by clicking this link.

 

Fertility Friday | Fertility Management Masterclass

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This episode is sponsored by my Fertility Management Masterclass! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health!

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