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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, 2018
May 25, 2018

Keli is the founder of Steamy Chick--the largest distributor of vaginal steam supplies in the United States. Keli began to work with her customers to research their results with vaginal steaming. Having recorded over seven hundred case studies, Keli holds the only known research database on vaginal steaming. Learning from her customer's experiences she developed unique vaginal steam treatment protocols for different conditions becoming a skillful practitioner able to treat a wide array of women's health concerns. Based on her practice Keli is now founding a new field of women's medicine called Peristeam Hydrotherapy—the use of vaginal steaming for menstrual and reproductive health. She has certified over one hundred practitioners worldwide through her Peristeam Hydrotherapy Institute and is conducting clinical studies which will help to establish vaginal steaming as an evidence-based medical science.

In today’s episode, we talk all about vaginal steaming and the role it can play in healthy periods!

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 is vaginal steaming, and why do women use it?
  • Vaginal steaming within the Korean community (Korean spas)
  • Why Keli started making vaginal steam spas for the masses
  • What are the benefits of vaginal steaming?
  • Using vaginal steaming to improve menstrual cramps, abnormal bleeding, spotting, and a variety of common menstrual conditions (including bacterial vaginosis)
  • The use of vaginal steaming throughout the world (more than 40 countries worldwide)
  • The history of vaginal steaming
  • The use of vaginal steaming for postpartum healing
  • The power of steam for cleaning, cleansing, and improving blood flow

Connect with Keli:

You can connect with Keli on her Website, on Facebook, and on Instagram.

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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!

May 18, 2018

Isa is a leading authority in the field of integrative pelvic health and has successfully treated thousands of women suffering from incontinence, prolapse, and sexual dysfunction. She’s the creator of pelvicpainrelief.com. Her goal is to empower women to achieve lifelong pelvic health and wellness. In her new book, Female Pelvic Alchemy, Isa shares her secrets about the right way to Kegel, how to perform your own self-exams and massages, how to strengthen your core, and how to reconnect to your orgasms.

In today’s episode, we talk about how to keep your pelvic floor muscles healthy!

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:
  • Why 1 out of every 3 women has an issue with her pelvic floor, but will likely not be diagnosed
  • What are the 5 functions of the pelvic floor muscles?
  • What kegals exercises are, and why you probably shouldn't be doing them
  • What is the right way to do kegal exercises?
  • Should you consider pelvic floor physiotherapy after birth?
  • The role of vaginal massage in healing your pelvic floor muscles
  • Pelvic floor physiotherapy for painful sex
  • How can pelvic floor physiotherapy help you to have better sex, and stronger orgasms?
  • What is prolapse, and why does it happen?

Connect with Isa:

You can connect with Isa on her Website, on Facebook, via email, 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 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!

May 11, 2018

Today I’m thrilled to be celebrating the 200th episode of the Fertility Friday Podcast! I’m sharing a special solo episode all about using fertility awareness as your primary birth control method. After using fertility awareness to avoid pregnancy for the past 17 years (except for the two specific occasions when I was actively trying to conceive), I definitely have a few things to share about the topic! The most important being that it is possible to use fertility awareness effectively to avoid pregnancy naturally. No hormones required!

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:
  • Using Fertility Awareness for birth control
  • Chart every day!
  • Master your cervical mucus
  • Master your basal body temperature
  • Always do a cross-check
  • Know the difference between a fertile day and infertile day
  • Know how to check your cervical position
  • Know what to do when in doubt
  • Know when to use the count of 3
  • Know where you are on the intention scale
  • Getting your partner on board
  • Know that your friends, family and health care practitioners may not support your decision to use Fertility Awareness

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on her Website, on Facebook, via email, 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 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!

May 4, 2018

Sara is a fertility law lawyer based in Toronto, with clients throughout Canada and beyond. She is the founder of Fertility Law Canada and a partner at D2Law LLP where her practice is exclusively devoted to fertility law.  She approaches fertility law with the compassion, empathy and the respect it deserves. Sara regularly acts on behalf of intended parents, surrogate mothers, egg donors, sperm donors, embryo donors, and other people involved with reproductive technologies. She is also an adjunct professor of law at Osgoode Hall Law School where she teaches reproductive law. Sara is an advocate for all parties involved in third party reproductive technology- loves what she does and it shows!

In today’s show, we talk about Fertility Law and the legal implications of assisted reproductive technologies.

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:
  • At what point is it necessary to seek legal support?
  • How does the law restrict the use of frozen embryos if a couple separates after the embryos were made?
  • What are the laws around surrogacy?
  • What is the difference between traditional surrogacy and gestational surrogacy?
  • What are the laws regarding egg, embryo, and sperm donation?
  • Preventing consanguinity (too many offspring from the same donor)
  • Canadian law around sperm donation (and why it has led to a sperm shortage in Canada)
  • Regulations about egg, sperm, and embryo donation around the world
  • Open versus anonymous donation

Connect with Sara:

You can connect with Sara on her Website, on Facebook, via email, 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 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!

May 2, 2018

Angelique is a writer, foodie and health crusader with an immense passion for the healing power of food. Angelique is a nutritional therapist, with her own successful West End practice specializing in female health, stress, and digestion and is also the author of The Balance Plan, which is a diet and lifestyle approach to balancing hormones.

In today’s show, we talk about the importance of real food, eating to support gut health, sleep, and how these changes positively impact hormonal health!

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:
  • Practical ways to reduce sugar consumption
  • Maintaining a balance of protein, fat and carbohydrates in the diet
  • Finding ways to incorporate more fat in the diet
  • Why do we need fat and how does fat impact hormonal health?
  • Food as nourishment for your body instead of entertainment
  • How to balance your blood sugar when you don't eat animal protein
  • Using your cycle as a guide to identify if your diet is providing the nutrients you need
  • The important role of sleep in regulating hunger and food cravings
  • The six pillars of optimal hormone health

Connect with Angelique:

You can connect with Angelique 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 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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