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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: April, 2018
Apr 20, 2018

Diana is the Founder and CEO of The World Egg Bank. After successfully becoming pregnant, fertility specialists began approaching Diana asking for her help in finding egg donors for their own patients. She quickly discovered that there was a desperate need for a company that understood empowering recipients with information about egg donors, and the emotional sensitivity to navigate through the process of involving another person in their reproduction life. Through her own personal experience, she created a company that catered to the personal needs of intended parents as well as brought the best quality of care to the egg donors. For over 20 years, Diana’s egg donor agency has matched thousands of donors and couples nationwide and internationally.

In today’s episode, Diana shares her experience with infertility, and why it drove her to create The World Egg Bank to support women and families experiencing fertility challenges.

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!

The Fertility Friday Podcast is supported by the Women’s Monthly Kit by DAO labs Head over to mydaolabs.com and use the code FERTILITY to receive 20% off your first purchase.

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

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Diana's 15 year infertility journey, and how egg donation allowed her to conceive all 3 of her children
  • A comparison between egg donation as it is now, to what it was like 20 years ago
  • How to know if egg donation is right for you
  • Why the age of the egg donor is more important when it comes to success rates
  • The parallels between egg donation and adoption
  • The difference between open and closed donation
  • Should you tell your child the truth about their conception (if they were conceived via a donor egg)?
  • How are egg donors selected?
  • Are there restrictions for donors?
  • The importance of egg quality when seeking egg donation

Connect with Diana:

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

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

A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsors:

DAO Labs | Women's Monthly Kit

This episode is sponsored by the Women's Monthly Kit by DAO Labs. Herbal medicine is an integral part of Chinese medicine. Herbs have been used for centuries for a variety of treatments and needs and remain incredibly popular today. DAO Labs is on a path to making Chinese herbal medicine more approachable, convenient and tasty. Revitalize and harmonize your cycle with two ancient herbal formulas with a modern twist. Click here for more information. Don't forget to use code: FERTILITY at check out for 20% off your first order.

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!

 

 

Apr 13, 2018

Dr. Duane, a board-certified family physician, is co-founder and Executive Director of FACTS – the Fertility Appreciation Collaborative to Teach the Science, an organization dedicated to educating healthcare professionals and students about the scientifically valid natural or fertility awareness-based methods of family planning. She also serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Georgetown University, where she directs an introductory course on natural methods of family planning.

In today’s episode, we talk about the effectiveness of Fertility Awareness-Based Methods and dispel some of the most common myths about using this method as your primary method of birth control.

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!

The Fertility Friday Podcast is supported by the Women’s Monthly Kit by DAO labs Head over to mydaolabs.com and use the code FERTILITY to receive 20% off your first purchase.

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

 

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Why medical professionals are typically not educated about fertility awareness based methods
  • What are the biggest obstacles that prevent doctors from learning about and promoting fertility awareness based methods?
  • Do fertility awareness based methods have a religious background?
  • The Catholic connection to fertility awareness based methods
  • What is the difference between Natural Family Planning (NFP) and Fertility Awareness (FAM)?
  • How are some of the religious based teaching organizations different from secular organizations that teach fertility awareness?
  • Are fertility awareness based methods too "difficult" for women to learn?
  • Utilizing your menstrual cycle as a vital sign
  • The difference between pill bleeds and a real menstrual period
  • Why giving teenage girls hormonal contraceptives at a young age is problematic
  • The side effects associated with hormonal contraceptives
  • Recognizing the menstrual cycle as a normal and healthy part of being a woman
  • The challenge in educating established medical professionals
  • The importance of sharing the science about fertility awareness based methods

Connect with Dr. Duane:

You can connect with Dr. Duane on the FACTS 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 in Apple Podcasts!

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

A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsors:

DAO Labs | Women's Monthly Kit

This episode is sponsored by the Women's Monthly Kit by DAO Labs. Herbal medicine is an integral part of Chinese medicine. Herbs have been used for centuries for a variety of treatments and needs and remain incredibly popular today. DAO Labs is on a path to making Chinese herbal medicine more approachable, convenient and tasty. Revitalize and harmonize your cycle with two ancient herbal formulas with a modern twist. Click here for more information. Don't forget to use code: FERTILITY at check out for 20% off your first order.

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!

Apr 6, 2018

In today’s on-air client session Shannon and I talk about using fertility awareness for birth control effectively and confidently!

This episode is brought to you by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Program. The next session begins in April 2018. Click here to apply

The Fertility Friday Podcast is supported by the Women’s Monthly Kit by DAO labs Head over to mydaolabs.com and use the code FERTILITY to receive 20% off your first purchase.

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

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • The importance of listening to your intuition
  • Can your menstrual cycles connect you to your body?
  • Which days of your cycle are fertile and infertile?
  • Using fertility awareness for birth control
  • Identifying pre-ovulatory infertile days
  • How to identify your fertile window?
  • How to make fertility awareness work for you
  • The importance of waiting until you are ready (and confident) before going unprotected

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 in Apple Podcasts!

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

A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsors:

DAO Labs | Women's Monthly Kit

This episode is sponsored by the Women's Monthly Kit by DAO Labs. Herbal medicine is an integral part of Chinese medicine. Herbs have been used for centuries for a variety of treatments and needs and remain incredibly popular today. DAO Labs is on a path to making Chinese herbal medicine more approachable, convenient and tasty. Revitalize and harmonize your cycle with two ancient herbal formulas with a modern twist. Click here for more information. Don't forget to use code: FERTILITY at check out for 20% off your first order.

Fertility Friday | 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program

This episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here for more information!

Apr 4, 2018

Eric’s fascination with Chinese medicine started over 30 years ago, when he ventured to China to teach English. His passion eventually translated into an unusual career in what he calls “academic medicine.” Before earning a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of North Carolina (2005), Eric spent five years earning a Bachelor’s of Medicine from the renowned Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (from 1995 – 2000), and attended Princeton for his undergraduate studies.

Through his research, Eric has had the opportunity to both train with and interview leading doctors of Chinese medicine across China, and he is currently a professor of anthropology at Appalachian State University.

In today’s episode we talk about the application of Chinese medicine on Menstrual cycle issues.

This episode is brought to you by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Program. The next session begins in April 2018. Click here to apply

The Fertility Friday Podcast is supported by the Women’s Monthly Kit by DAO labs Head over to mydaolabs.com and use the code FERTILITY to receive 20% off your first purchase.

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 Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) differ from Western Medicine?
  • How do the TCM concepts of hot and cold, and deficiency and excess relate to the menstrual cycle?
  • The benefits of eating a balance of raw and cooked food
  • The relationship between leftovers and digestive issues
  • The application of Chinese Medicine for common menstrual cycle issues
  • What is Chi and how does it relate to the menstrual cycle?
  • The impact of hormonal birth control and ovarian health
  • When should you seek professional support?
  • Herbal medicine for the menstrual cycle

Connect with Eric:

You can connect with Eric on his 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 in Apple Podcasts!

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

A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsors:

DAO Labs | Women's Monthly Kit

This episode is sponsored by the Women's Monthly Kit by DAO Labs. Herbal medicine is an integral part of Chinese medicine. Herbs have been used for centuries for a variety of treatments and needs and remain incredibly popular today. DAO Labs is on a path to making Chinese herbal medicine more approachable, convenient and tasty. Revitalize and harmonize your cycle with two ancient herbal formulas with a modern twist. Click here for more information.

Fertility Friday | 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program

This episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program! 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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