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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: November, 2018
Nov 30, 2018

Dr. Miller is board certified in Family Medicine and also has additional training as a Natural Procreative Technology Medical Consultant. As a NaPro physician, she has extensive experience in Natural Fertility Awareness and using a natural approach to correct common women’s health disorders. NaPro Technology is a new women’s health science that monitors and maintains a woman’s reproductive and gynecological health. It provides medical and surgical treatments that cooperate completely with the reproductive system. NaPro Technology Consultants have an extensive understanding of the female reproductive system and the fertility awareness method, and their treatment protocols are informed by the woman’s own unique menstrual cycle variations.

I first interviewed Dr. Miller back in Episode 31, so make sure to take a listen if you haven’t heard it before. In today’s episode, we’re talking about birth — preparing for birth, and how to maximize your chances of having the type of birth you want.

Today’s episode is also sponsored by my 10 Week Fertility Awareness Mastery Group Program! Gain confidence charting your cycles, and gain deep insights into the connection between your health, your fertility, and your cycles. We start on January 22nd, 2019. Will you be joining us? Click here for more information!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Why Dr. Miller says she didn't really know what birth was until she had her first baby (even though she had previously attended over 100 births!)
  • How Dr. Miller was able to go from doctor to patient by preparing herself for her first birth
  • Why birth, itself, is not a medical emergency
  • The role of the cervix in birth — the difference between dilation and effacement
  • The incredible difference between Dr. Miller's first two birth experiences compared to her third

Connect with Dr. Miller:

You can connect with Dr. Miller on her website.
 

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

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Fertility Friday | Fertility Awareness Mastery Live 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!

Nov 23, 2018

In today’s episode, I share my top 10 strategies for getting your partner on board with fertility awareness charting, especially when you intend to switch to fertility awareness for birth control!

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

Today’s episode is also sponsored by my Fertility Awareness Programs. 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:
  • Share why fertility awareness is important to you
  • Take the necessary time to learn and understand the method before you start using it
  • Find out how much your partner wants to be involved
  • Consider taking a class to show your partner how serious you are about making it work
  • Decide on the lingo you and your partner will use to communicate whether you're fertile or infertile
  • Be clear and honest in your communication, especially if you miss a day or if you are unsure of your observations
  • Have a conversation about how you will manage your fertile window
  • Share the science with skeptical partners
  • Share the benefits of using fertility awareness!
  • Be patient as it may take time for your partner to feel comfortable using FAM

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on Facebook, Twitter 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!

Nov 16, 2018

Angie Firmalino holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Metal smithing from Syracuse University, an Associate’s in Psychology from Syracuse University, and an Associate’s in Jewelry Design from the FIT.  She also studied abroad in Florence, Italy. She then worked as a bench jeweler in New York City, a goldsmith for Steven Kretchmer, and then became a freelance wax model maker after her first child was born in 1998.  Due to continuing health problems, she no longer is able to work as a jeweler.  Mrs. Firmalino founded an advocacy group against Essure in 2011, called Essure Problems.  She continues to run that group and founded ASHES nonprofit in 2015. She is also involved with Medical Device Problems, a website launched in July of 2018.  She and her family live in the Catskill Mountains of New York.

Amanda Rusmisell is a wife and mother of two boys in Charlotte, North Carolina. She holds her Bachelors of Science from Appalachian State University and her Masters of Counseling from the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Currently, she works in the nonprofit sector. Amanda has always been an active volunteer and advocate in her community. After being harmed from a medical device and having major surgery, she joined the Essure Problems Facebook Group. She was shocked to see the harm caused to so many women and was compelled to help. Amanda is the Legislative Liaison for the Essure Problems Group. She has spoken before the FDA, organized and participated in numerous advocacy meetings in Washington DC and collaborated with other nonprofits to bring awareness to the issues surrounding Essure and medical devices.

In today’s episode, we talk about the issues with Essure, a highly problematic form of permanent birth control that has affected tens of thousands of women worldwide, the recent Netflix documentary The Bleeding Edge, and the issue with the medical device industry.

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

Today’s episode is also sponsored by my Fertility Awareness Programs. 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 Essure and why was an entire Netflix documentary created to address the issues with it?
  • The tendency of many medical professionals to minimize the experiences of women (i.e. medical "gas-lighting")
  • Pain with insertion and immediate side effects associated with Essure in some women
  • The curious history of Essure as it was first created as a fertility device
  • The role of the Essure Problems group in helping to get the Essure device discontinued in the United States (as of the end of 2018)
  • The issues with the medical device approval process in the United States
  • The various presentations of Essure side effects, and why many women don't experience side effects right away
  • How Essure passed clinical trials even though many of the women in the initial clinical trials experienced serious side effects
  • What side effects are associated with the Essure device
  • Issues with insertion and removal and why the Essure Problems group have developed a special removal protocol to follow to minimize removal issues
  • Broader implications of this situation as it relates to the status of women
  • The importance of body literacy for all women
  • The collective power of women when we join together
  • Your right to advocate for the care you need

Connect with Angie and Amanda:

You can connect with Angie and Amanda on Facebook, Twitter 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!

Nov 9, 2018

Dr. Rozenn has practiced Integrative Medicine for almost 20 years. She is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine with a dual specialization in Women’s Health and Pain Management and a fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM.org). She teaches Masters and Doctoral students from various universities on how to treat Women’s health, in addition to male and female fertility issues. Dr. Rozenn is working on the second edition of her book, Your Fertility Program, aimed to assist people to navigate the confusing field of infertility. You may remember her from our first interview together back in Episode 41.

Dr. Rozenn maintains a private practice in Santa Cruz, California where she provides specialized Integrative Medicine care including acupuncture and herbal therapy, diet and lifestyle counseling, and Western and Eastern diagnostic tests to men and women wishing to become parents.

In today’s episode, we talk about  Premature Ovarian Failure (POF) and Diminished Ovarian Reserve (DOR), and why, other than IVF with an egg donor, Western medicine has few options to offer.

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

Today’s episode is also sponsored by my Fertility Awareness Programs. 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 premature ovarian failure?
  • What is resistant ovarian syndrome?
  • The cycle of seven in Chinese medicine as it pertains to women's reproductive lifespan
  • How the perspective of Western medicine differs from Chinese medicine
  • The challenge of hearing different information from different practitioners
  • How long does it take to improve egg quality in women?
  • The importance of consuming warm food (from a Chinese medicine perspective)
  • Why Dr. Rozenn recommends that you reduce your sugar consumption!

Connect with Maureen:

You can connect with Maureen on Facebook, Twitter 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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