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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: September, 2018
Sep 28, 2018

Today I am joined by Nicola Rinaldi, author of, No Period. Now What? for her second interview on the podcast. Make sure to go back and listen to our first interview together in Episode 141. Today’s episode focuses on the emotional aspects of hypothalamic amenorrhea (HA), whereas our first episode focused more on how to identify the condition, and identifying the difference between HA and PCOS.

This episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program. 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. We start on October 9th. Will you be joining us? Click here for details!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What is Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (HA)?
  • Why regular ovulation is important for overall health (not only when you want to have babies!)
  • The role of estrogen and progesterone in the menstrual cycle
  • Are periods necessary?
  • HA as a symptom of a broader social issue
  • The role of under-eating and over-exercise in HA
  • Overcoming the mindset associated with severe caloric restriction with food
  • Why hormonal contraceptives aren't the solution for HA
  • Overcoming HA when trying to conceive

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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!

Sep 21, 2018

In today’s FAM Reality Series episode, Daysi shares her experience moving from a PCOS diagnosis to a possible diagnosis of endometriosis all while trying to conceive.

Click here for other episodes in the Fertility Awareness Reality Series.

This episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program. We start on October 9th (2018). Will you be joining us? Click here for details!

 

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • How much mucus is necessary for successful conception?
  • How to identify your fertile window?
  • The association between hormonal birth control and HPV and abnormal cervical cells
  • Why not all women experience the same observations of cervical mucus
  • The importance of monitoring sperm health when you experience fertility challenges
  • Stacking your healthcare team

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on FacebookTwitter, and on her website.

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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!

Sep 14, 2018

In today’s episode, I share the top 10 ways I’ve reduced my sugar consumption over the past 10 plus years, and I share how my cycles have changed as a result!

This episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program. We start on October 9th. Will you be joining us? Click here for details!

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 reason why I opt for water over juice and pop
  • Why I went (mostly) gluten free & reduced my grain consumption
  • The importance of having a balanced breakfast
  • How to reduce your carbohydrate consumption by changing your plate
  • Knowing the difference between high and low sugar fruits
  • Skip the sugar with alternative sweeteners!
  • Tips for reducing processed foods
  • Do you have to give up chocolate? (Hint: I didn't!)
  • Benefits of tracking what you eat for a few days
  • Why moderation is important
  • Can your sugar intake impact your cycles?

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on FacebookTwitter, and 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 | 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!

Sep 7, 2018

In today’s FAM Reality Series episode, Maria shares her experience managing painful periods while trying to conceive.

Click here for other episodes in the Fertility Awareness Reality Series.

Today's episode is sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program.

You are invited to join us in the Fertility Awareness Mastery program! Master Fertility Awareness, take a deep dive into your cycles and discover the connection between your fertility and your health. Click here to apply now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • The connection between dysmenorrhea, endometriosis, and infertility
  • Managing period pain
  • Timing sex for conception
  • What are optimal sperm parameters?
  • How to optimize sex for conception when sperm count or quality is low
  • How important is laying on your back after sex (when trying to conceive)?

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on FacebookTwitter, and 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 | 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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