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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: February, 2018
Feb 23, 2018

Today’s episode is all about progesterone. Find out how to tell if your progesterone is low by looking at your menstrual cycle chart, and how to boost your levels if they’re low.

My Fertility Awareness 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!

Don’t forget to sign up for my FREE FAM 101 video series. Click here for access.

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • How does low progesterone show up in the menstrual cycle chart?
  • What is the relationship between estrogen and progesterone during the menstrual cycle?
  • How long is your luteal phase supposed to be?
  • What are the most common signs of low progesterone?
  • What is the role of progesterone in the menstrual cycle?
  • What is the relationship between your basal body temperature and your progesterone levels?
  • How are your progesterone levels related to the quality of your period?
  • The relationship between hormonal contraceptives and progesterone levels
  • What are some of the factors that may contribute to signs of low progesterone on your menstrual cycle chart?
  • What is the relationship between progesterone and cortisol?
  • The impact of stress on the menstrual cycle
  • The impact of sleep and light on your progesterone levels
  • Coffee, alcohol, sugar, and your menstrual cycle
  • Key nutrients to support progesterone production
  • When is the right time to seek support?

Connect with Lisa:

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

A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsor:

Fertility Friday | Fertility Awareness Programs

This episode is sponsored by my Fertility Awareness 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!

Feb 16, 2018

Today I share with you another installment of my Fertility Awareness Reality Series. This is an on-air client session with Aubrey, a member of my most recent 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program.

In today’s show, we delve into transitioning from hormonal birth control, and we talk about optimizing sex for conception.

My Fertility Awareness 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!

Don’t forget to sign up for my FREE FAM 101 video series. Click here for access.

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Aubrey's reaction to the pill, and why she decided to come off of it
  • How to observe and chart cervical mucus
  • How to note period bleeding on your chart
  • What is gummy mucus and how does it relate to cervical health?
  • How to identify sensation when checking for mucus
  • The factors related to the return of normal menstruation post-pill
  • How to remember your observations throughout the day
  • The relationship between mucus production and hormone production
  • What is peak day and how is it related to ovulation?
  • How to time sex for conception?
  • When is the best time to have a semen analysis?

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on her Website, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

Resources mentioned:

Related podcasts & blog posts:

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 Friday | Fertility Awareness Programs

This episode is sponsored by my Fertility Awareness 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!

Feb 9, 2018

Rose has been charting her own cycles since 1998 and has been a Fertility Awareness Educator since 1999. She has been a facilitator of the non-profit Fertility Awareness Charting Circle since 2005 and completed a Master’s thesis of original research on Fertility Awareness in 2006. She is a certified Justisse Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner and a faculty member at the pioneering Justisse College. She is a member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research and the Assoc

Rose has been charting her own cycles since 1998 and has been a Fertility Awareness Educator since 1999. She has been a facilitator of the non-profit Fertility Awareness Charting Circle since 2005 and completed a Master’s thesis of original research on Fertility Awareness in 2006. She is a certified Justisse Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner and a faculty member at the pioneering Justisse College. She is a member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research and the Association of Fertility Awareness Professionals. Rose has a diverse practice that serves gender and sexual minorities as well as those who are polyamorous or have alternative relationship structures.

My Fertility Awareness 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!

Don’t forget to sign up for my FREE FAM 101 video series. Click here for access.

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Clarifying the appropriate terms and defining LGBTQAI
  • The benefits of fertility awareness charting for all women regardless of gender identity or sexuality
  • Using your menstrual cycle as a diagnostic tool
  • How using fertility awareness can help improve your chances of conception outside of the context of a heterosexual relationship
  • What is necessary to conceive for gender & sexual minorities
  • What is social infertility?
  • How can a couple access sperm? What are the options for sperm donation?
  • How can fertility awareness be utilized to optimize the chances of conception for a home insemination with either fresh or frozen sperm?
  • What is the difference between fresh and frozen sperm?
  • What supplies are needed for a home insemination? What are the steps?
  • What is the role of cervical mucus in conception?
  • What are the special considerations to be aware of when using frozen sperm for a home insemination?
  • How can ovulation predictor kits (OPKs) be useful in timing home insemination?
  • What are the barriers to accessing sperm?
  • Are gender and sexual minorities more likely to be offered artificial reproductive technology for conception?
  • The application of fertility awareness to support trans or non-binary persons with natural conception
  • Fertility Awareness charting for trans men and trans women
  • The benefits of charting your cycles even when using artificial reproductive technology
  • The importance of having an informed consent and support for the options that you chose
  • Body literacy and reproductive choice

Connect with Rose:

You can connect with Rose on her Website, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

Resources mentioned:

Related podcasts & blog posts:

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 Friday | Fertility Awareness Programs

This episode is sponsored by my Fertility Awareness 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!

iation of Fertility Awareness Professionals. Rose has a diverse practice that serves gender and sexual minorities as well as those who are polyamorous or have alternative relationship structures.

My Fertility Awareness 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!

Don’t forget to sign up for my FREE FAM 101 video series. Click here for access.

Feb 7, 2018

Today I share with you the latest installment of my Pill Reality Series. I invited Lorena on the show to share her experience on hormonal contraceptives. Lorena was put on the pill when she was 13 years old and began developing feelings of anxiety, depression, and even suicidal thoughts. After coming off the pill around age 20 she says that she feels like a different person now. In our interview, we explore what her experience on the pill was like, and how she made the connection between the way she was feeling and the hormones in the pill.

My Fertility Awareness 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!

Don’t forget to sign up for my FREE FAM 101 video series. Click here for access.

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • When did Lorena first started using the pill and how did it impact her moods?
  • The connection between mood disorders and hormonal contraceptive use
  • How the pill changed Lorena's appetite
  • The difference in Lorena's personality after she stopped using the pill
  • The link between depression and the pill

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on her Website, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

Resources mentioned:

Related podcasts & blog posts:

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 Friday | Fertility Awareness Programs

This episode is sponsored by my Fertility Awareness 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!

Feb 2, 2018

The holidays are often the most challenging time to stay consistent with charting your cycles. Since we’ve just come out of the holiday season I thought it would be a good time to share some of my best tips for how to chart your cycles when life gets busy and stressful. If you plan to rely on fertility awareness as your primary birth control method, you have to find a way to stay consistent with your observations no matter what’s happening in your life.

My Fertility Awareness 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!

Don’t forget to sign up for my FREE FAM 101 video series. Click here for access.

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What are some of the ways you can incorporate fertility awareness charting into your day to day life?
  • Stack the new habit of charting your fertile signs onto existing habits you already have
  • The best time of day to check for cervical mucus
  • How to remember to take your temperature every morning before you get out of bed
  • How to incorporate cervical checks into your daily routine
  • How establishing these habits help you to continue charting when your normal routine is thrown off
  • Why interpreting your chart may be more challenging during times of stress or travel
  • Learning to rely on cervical mucus or BBT alone when one sign is difficult to interpret
  • Establishing the habit of recording your observations at the end of the day
  • Why finding your "people" or finding a charting buddy can help you to develop a consistent habit of charting
  • What to do when something throws you off and you miss an observation (or several)

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on her Website, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

Resources mentioned:

Related podcasts & blog posts:

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 Friday | Fertility Awareness Programs

This episode is sponsored by my Fertility Awareness 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!

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