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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: June, 2018
Jun 29, 2018

In today’s FAM Reality Series episode, Michelle shares her experience transitioning off hormonal contraceptives, in favour of the fertility awareness method.

Today's episode is sponsored by Steamy Chick. Learn the ancient practice of vaginal steaming to improve menstrual cycle health and fertility. Become a Vaginal Steam Facilitator for only $194 online.

Today's episode is also sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program. The next session begins in July 2018!

You are invited to join us in the Fertility Awareness Mastery program! You'll have an opportunity to master Fertility Awareness, 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 to apply now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Transitioning from hormonal contraceptives to the fertility awareness method
  • How to draw the coverline/baseline on your menstrual cycle chart
  • Getting an accurate basal body temperature
  • Cervical position charting
  • What factors impact cervical mucus production?
  • How to manage the fertile window
  • Using fertility awareness confidently to prevent pregnancy

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:

Steamy Chick | Vaginal Steam Facilitator Certification

This episode is sponsored by Steamy Chick. Learn the ancient practice of vaginal steaming to improve menstrual cycle health and fertility. Become a Vaginal Steam Facilitator for only $194 online and begin offering this service that is quickly growing in demand as women revive this advanced form of women's health. Head over to steamychick.com and click certification 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 to apply now!

 

Jun 22, 2018

In today’s episode, you get a sneak peek into what I am doing to prepare my body for pregnancy. Spoiler alert…I’m not pregnant! And I’m not currently trying to get pregnant, but there is a possibility that I will want to have another baby in the distant future, and there are several things that I am actively doing to prepare my body for pregnancy at this very moment.

Today's episode is sponsored by Steamy Chick. Learn the ancient practice of vaginal steaming to improve menstrual cycle health and fertility. Become a Vaginal Steam Facilitator for only $194 online.

Today's episode is also sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program. The next session begins in July 2018!

You are invited to join us in the Fertility Awareness Mastery program! You'll have an opportunity to master Fertility Awareness, 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 to apply now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • The importance of food based nutrition, and taking time to replenish nutrients when preparing for pregnancy
  • Incorporating fertility boosting foods including healthy fats, and organ meats
  • Supporting gut health by eating fermented foods and consuming bone broth
  • The role of fertility awareness (as a form of non-hormonal birth control) in preserving fertility and preparing for pregnancy
  • The impact of pregnancy and breastfeeding on your nutrient stores
  • Child spacing as pregnancy preparation
  • The role of sleep to balance hormones
  • Ensuring your partner is preparing for pregnancy also

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:

Steamy Chick | Vaginal Steam Facilitator Certification

This episode is sponsored by Steamy Chick. Learn the ancient practice of vaginal steaming to improve menstrual cycle health and fertility. Become a Vaginal Steam Facilitator for only $194 online and begin offering this service that is quickly growing in demand as women revive this advanced form of women's health. Head over to steamychick.com and click certification 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 to apply now!

Jun 15, 2018

In today’s FAM Reality Series episode, Heather shares her experience with hormonal contraceptives, painful periods, and why she decided to transition to fertility awareness.

Today's episode is sponsored by Steamy Chick. Learn the ancient practice of vaginal steaming to improve menstrual cycle health and fertility. Become a Vaginal Steam Facilitator for only $194 online.

Today's episode is also sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program. The next session begins in July 2018!

You are invited to join us in the Fertility Awareness Mastery program! You'll have an opportunity to master Fertility Awareness, 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 to apply now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Heather takes us through her history of hormonal birth control use
  • Managing period pain
  • How is endometriosis diagnosed?
  • Monitoring cervical health through cervical mucus observations
  • Interpreting temperatures on the menstrual cycle chart
  • Timing sex for pregnancy
  • Identifying ovulation on the menstrual cycle chart
  • Cervical position charting
  • Utilizing the menstrual cycle as a vital sign

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:

Steamy Chick | Vaginal Steam Facilitator Certification

This episode is sponsored by Steamy Chick. Learn the ancient practice of vaginal steaming to improve menstrual cycle health and fertility. Become a Vaginal Steam Facilitator for only $194 online and begin offering this service that is quickly growing in demand as women revive this advanced form of women's health. Head over to steamychick.com and click certification 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 to apply now!

 

Jun 8, 2018

In today’s Pill Reality Series episode, Allie shares her experience using the Mirena IUD.

Today's episode is sponsored by Steamy Chick. Learn the ancient practice of vaginal steaming to improve menstrual cycle health and fertility. Become a Vaginal Steam Facilitator for only $194 online.

Today's episode is also sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program. The next session begins in July 2018!

You are invited to join us in the Fertility Awareness Mastery program! You'll have an opportunity to master Fertility Awareness, 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 to apply now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What side effects did Allie experience while using the Mirena IUD
  • Anxiety, sleep disturbances, and other neurological symptoms
  • How long it took for Allie's symptoms to go away after having her IUD removed
  • Why Allie's doctor did not consider that the IUD could be causing her symptoms
  • Transitioning from using IUDs to using fertility awareness for birth control
  • How does the IUD prevent pregnancy?

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:

Steamy Chick | Vaginal Steam Facilitator Certification

This episode is sponsored by Steamy Chick. Learn the ancient practice of vaginal steaming to improve menstrual cycle health and fertility. Become a Vaginal Steam Facilitator for only $194 online and begin offering this service that is quickly growing in demand as women revive this advanced form of women's health. Head over to steamychick.com and click certification 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 to apply now!

Jun 6, 2018

Today I am delving into the topic of charting apps in a special solo episode. There are hundreds of various period tracker and fertility awareness charting apps that allow you to input your data. Most (if not all) of these apps have settings that predict when you ovulate and tell you when your period comes. In today’s episode, I share the top 10 issues that arise when using charting apps that predict ovulation, as well as my top tips for choosing which charting app to use!

Today's episode is sponsored by Steamy Chick. Learn the ancient practice of vaginal steaming to improve menstrual cycle health and fertility. Become a Vaginal Steam Facilitator for only $194 online.

Today's episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program. The next session begins in July 2018!

You are invited to join us in the Fertility Awareness Mastery program! You'll have an opportunity to master Fertility Awareness, 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 to apply now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • The difference between FAM and the rhythm method
  • Do charting apps cause confusion?
  • Should you use apps as birth control or as a tool for data entry?
  • Has your charting app been tested scientifically for efficacy?
  • Why most apps overestimate your fertile window to achieve higher effectiveness
  • How frequently do apps estimate your fertile window incorrectly?
  • What you need to know about using charting apps
  • How to choose a charting app

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa 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:

Steamy Chick | Vaginal Steam Facilitator Certification

This episode is sponsored by Steamy Chick. Learn the ancient practice of vaginal steaming to improve menstrual cycle health and fertility. Become a Vaginal Steam Facilitator for only $194 online and begin offering this service that is quickly growing in demand as women revive this advanced form of women's health. Head over to steamychick.com and click certification 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 to apply now!

 

Jun 1, 2018

Ross, also known as the Natural Pharmacist, is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology and holistic health. He has written  10 books including “The Pill Problem: How to protect your health from the side effects of oral contraceptives” and “The Nutritional Cost of Prescription Drugs”, and in 1999, he was named one of the Top 50 Most Influential Pharmacists in the U.S. by American Druggist magazine for my educational work in natural medicine.

In today’s show we talk about his book “The Pill Problem,” and the different side effects that are associated with hormonal contraceptives.

Today's episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program. The next session begins in July 2018!

You are invited to join us in the Fertility Awareness Mastery program! You'll have an opportunity to master Fertility Awareness, 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 to apply now!

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

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Why the pill causes more nutrient deficiencies compared to all other drugs
  • How the changes your physiology and pheromone production
  • The relationship between the pill and deficiencies in B vitamins (such as folate, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12) in particular
  • Why every woman taking the pill (or other hormonal contraceptives) should take a good multivitamin to counter some degree of nutrient depletion
  • The connection between the pill, nutrient deficiencies, and depression
  • The relationship between the pill and sleep problems
  • What is the most common reason women stop taking the pill?
  • What about women who report that they experienced no side effects while on the pill?
  • Why the pill increases your chances of developing a yeast infection
  • The cumulative effect of nutrient depletion over time
  • How does the pill contribute to the increased risk of blood clots and stroke?
  • Are doctors aware of the most common side effects associated with hormonal contraceptives?
  • Does the pill reduce your risk of developing cancer?

Connect with Ross:

You can connect with Ross 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 Sponsor:

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 to apply now!

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