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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: July, 2018
Jul 27, 2018

Today I am sharing 8 tips for surviving fertility challenges. These are themes that frequently come up in my client work, and have come up in podcast interviews over the years.

Today's episode is sponsored by my free FAM 101 video series. Click here for access.

My Fertility Awareness Programs are designed to help you to master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles. Gain confidence in 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:
  • The importance of seeking professional support from a team of practitioners who specialize in the challenges you are facing
  • Why you would benefit from support from both a medical doctor, a fertility specialist, and a functional practitioner
  • Don't forget to have your male partner fully evaluated, given that 40-50% of the time, fertility challenges are related to male factor infertility
  • The difference between infertility and a delay in conception
  • The role of charting your menstrual cycles for both identifying your fertile window, and identifying any possible menstrual cycle issues
  • The important role of cervical mucus in identifying your fertile window
  • Utilizing your menstrual cycle as a diagnostic tool
  • The role of stress in the menstrual cycle
  • Why it's important to have sex for fun (outside of your fertile window)
  • Surround yourself with women who are also facing similar fertility challenges

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on her website, and on Facebook, Instagram, and 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!

 

Jul 20, 2018

Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride is a medical doctor who graduated in Russia, and after practising for five years as a Neurologist and three years as a Neurosurgeon she started a family and moved to the UK, where she got her second postgraduate degree in Human Nutrition. She is well known for developing a concept of GAPS (Gut And Psychology Syndrome), which she described in her book Gut And Psychology Syndrome - Natural Treatment for Autism. If you haven’t heard episode 66, make sure to take a listen to our first interview together all about the GAPS diet.

In today’s episode, we’re talking about Dr. Natasha’s new book Vegetarianism Explained.

Today's episode is sponsored by my free FAM 101 video series. Click here for access.

My Fertility Awareness Programs are designed to help you to master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles. Gain confidence in 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 type of scientific research has been done on vegetarian and vegan diets?
  • What is the difference between the way the body handles plant and animal foods?
  • What is the difference between herbivorous animals and omnivorous animals?
  • How is animal protein and fat digested in the body?
  • The basic composition of the human body
  • Do meat and fat cause cancer and heart disease?
  • What is the role of animal foods in the body?
  • What is the role of plant foods in the body?
  • Is veganism a diet or a form of fasting?
  • The moral, political, and ideological reasons for vegan and vegetarian diets
  • An alternative to factory farms and animal cruelty
  • The devastating environmental impact of big commercial agriculture
  • What does commercial agriculture do to the soil?
  • The link between diet and strengthening the immune system

Connect with Dr. Natasha:

You can connect with Dr. Natasha on her website! and the GAPS diet website!

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!

Jul 13, 2018

 

Amy is a certified health coach who specializes in working with women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). She is the author of Healing PCOS, and she works with women who are frustrated and have lost all hope when the only solution their doctors offer is to lose weight, take a pill, and live with their symptoms. Amy founded PCOS Diva to offer women tools to help gain control of their PCOS and regain their fertility, femininity, health, and happiness, and she has developed a proven protocol of supplements, diet, and lifestyle programs to support women to heal their PCOS. In case you haven’t heard Amy’s first appearance on the podcast, click here to have a listen.

In today’s episode, we talk about overcoming PCOS naturally, and the importance of advocating for the support you need..

Today's episode is sponsored by my free FAM 101 video series. Click here for access.

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!

 
Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What is PCOS, and what are the most common symptoms?
  • What is a PCOS diva?
  • The importance of advocating for yourself to get the care and support you need
  • The importance of believing that you can be healthy and recover from PCOS
  • The connection between PCOS, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and endometrial cancer
  • Why PCOS is not simply a condition of the "ovaries"
  • 21 days to managing your PCOS symptoms
  • Movement for PCOS
  • Dealing with a PCOS diagnosis
  • The role of supplementation in healing PCOS

Connect with Amy:

You can connect with Amy on her website, and on FacebookPinterest and 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!

 

Jul 6, 2018

Jane is the Director of FertilityUK – a national fertility awareness service which provides factual information and support for general health education, planning and avoiding pregnancy using a combination of fertility indicators. FertilityUK also offers training for health professionals in the UK and internationally. Jane has authored several books including The Complete Guide to Fertility Awareness.

In today’s episode, we talk about Fertility Awareness and get into the role of fertility awareness educators in supporting women to chart their cycles.

This episode is also sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program. The next session begins next week!

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:
  • Does the fertility awareness method work effectively as birth control?
  • What factors impact the effectiveness of fertility awareness as a method of birth control?
  • Why certain methods of fertility awareness are more effective for certain women
  • The benefits of utilizing several fertile signs (i.e. cervical mucus, basal body temperature, and cervical position)
  • When using a fertility monitor can be beneficial for women along with the additional signs in fertility awareness charting
  • How can women derive the highest effectiveness from the fertility awareness method?
  • How can apps be used to help women chart their cycles and use fertility awareness for birth control?
  • The impact of stress on the menstrual cycle, and how it impacts your use of the fertility awareness method
  • What you need to know before you start teaching fertility awareness

Connect with Jane:

You can connect with Jane on her Website.

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!

 

Jul 4, 2018

Today’s episode is the newest installment of the Pill Reality Series. Malissa shares her experience with Depo Provera.

This episode is also sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program. The next session begins next week!

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 drew Malissa to the contraceptive injection (the shot) in the first place
  • What side effects did Malissa experience while taking the shot?
  • How did the shot affect Malissa's libido?
  • The ins and outs of negotiating the switch to a non-hormonal birth control method with your partner
  • How long did it take for Malissa's period to come back?
  • What was Malissa's previous history with hormonal birth control?
  • Why your cycle is important even if you never want to have children?
  • Why loss of libido (as a side effect of hormonal birth control) is a really big deal

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 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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