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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: 2019
Dec 27, 2019

Today I share an on-air client session with Emily! Emily recently transitioned from hormonal birth control to fertility awareness, and in today’s episode she shares what her experience was like, and what her cycles have been like since making the switch.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 10 week group coaching program!  Click here to register now! Early bird pricing ends December 13th!

Today’s episode is sponsored by The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. The Fifth Vital Sign is available for purchase on Amazon. Exciting news!! The audiobook is finally here! Listen to The Fifth Vital Sign for FREE when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with Audible. Click here to download now.

 
Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Emily’s history with birth control
  • Symptoms Emily experienced on the pill 
  • Why Emily decided to come off birth control and start fertility awareness
  • How soon Emily’s period returned after birth control
  • Cervical mucus during the transition phase on a menstrual cycle 
  • The confusion checking internally for cervical mucus can cause when charting 
  • Signs of a healthy cervix in regards to cervical mucus production
  • Tips for taking your temperature in a different time zone than where you live

 

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on her 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:

The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

This episode is sponsored by my new book The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. Click here to buy now.

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 to apply now!

 

Dec 20, 2019

Today officially marks Fertility Friday’s 5th podcast-aversary!! I launched the Fertility Friday Podcast 5 years ago this week! To celebrate, I decided to release a solo episode all about postpartum charting! This is the number one question I’ve had all year in my DMs, emails, and Facebook messages. In this episode I cover the most common myths about postpartum charting, when to expect your cycles to return, the role of basal body temperature, cervical mucus charting and much more!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 10 week group coaching program!  Click here to register now! Early bird pricing ends December 13th!

Today’s episode is sponsored by The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. The Fifth Vital Sign is available for purchase on Amazon. Exciting news!! The audiobook is finally here! Listen to The Fifth Vital Sign for FREE when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with Audible. Click here to download now.

 

 
Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Why postpartum charting is so different than charting your normal cycle
  • How cervical mucus is so crucial for postpartum charting
  • How breastfeeding affects the return of your menstrual cycle
  • The role of basal body temperature postpartum
  • Factors to be mindful of when wanting get your period back postpartum to being trying to conceive again
  • When to consult with your doctor if you don’t see signs of your period returning postpartum
  • Benefits of the Tempdrop if you want to monitor your temperature when charting postpartum
  • Why it can be so helpful to work with an instructor when postpartum charting
  • How the Marquette method or other methods of charting may be a better option when you cannot fully rely on your cervical mucus or basal body temperature
  • When you start charting postpartum
  • Why it is so important to understand your mucus pattern and be consistent with charting if you plan to chart postpartum
  • What to expect when your period return

 

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on her 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:

The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

This episode is sponsored by my new book The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. Click here to buy now.

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 to apply now!

Dec 13, 2019

Today I share a new episode in my Pill Reality Series . Kat describes her experience of using the pill to “regulate” her cycles before she even had her very first period. She also shares her terrifying near-death experience with pulmonary embolism — a rare, but well known complication associated with hormonal birth control.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 10 week group coaching program!  Click here to register now! Early bird pricing ends December 13th!

Today’s episode is sponsored by The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. The Fifth Vital Sign is available for purchase on Amazon. Exciting news!! The audiobook is finally here! Listen to The Fifth Vital Sign for FREE when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with Audible. Click here to download now.

 
Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Why did Kat initially start birth control
  • How Kat’s lifestyle and eating habits affected the start of her menstrual cycle 
  • Why did Kat switch to the IUD and what were her side effects
  • Kat’s return to hormonal birth control that led to pulmonary embolisms 
  • The symptoms Kat experienced before finally being diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism 
  • What the recovery has been like for Kat 
  • What Kat has been using to track her cycle now that birth control is completely off the table for her 
  • How has her relationship with her partner changed since coming off birth control 
  • When did Kat finally get her first real menstrual period off of birth control
  • The importance of always remembering to be your own advocate and listen to your body

 

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on her 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:

The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

This episode is sponsored by my new book The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. Click here to buy now.

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 to apply now!

 

Dec 6, 2019

In today’s episode I interview Stephanie, a current member of my Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 10 week group coaching program. We discuss the challenges she faced coming off hormonal birth control and transitioning to using fertility awareness to avoid pregnancy.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 10 week group coaching program!  Click here to register now! Early bird pricing ends December 13th!

Today’s episode is sponsored by The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. The Fifth Vital Sign is available for purchase on Amazon. Exciting news!! The audiobook is finally here! Listen to The Fifth Vital Sign for FREE when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with Audible. Click here to download now.

 
Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Does Stephanie regret initially getting on birth control
  • What was Stephanie's experience with birth control
  • How long did it take Stephanie to get pregnant after coming off hormonal birth control 
  • What prompted Stephanie to switch from hormonal birth control to Fertility Awareness
  • What has Stephanie’s cycle been like since coming off the IUD
  • The importance of watching the patterns of your cervical mucus 
  • Challenges Stephanie has faced with charting
  • Factors that have affected Stephanie’s luteal phase
  • How the Fertility Awareness Mastery Class has influenced Stephanie and her charting journey

 

Connect with Lisa:

ou can connect with Lisa on her 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:

The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

This episode is sponsored by my new book The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. Click here to buy now.

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 to apply now!

 

 

Nov 29, 2019

Dr. Eric is the owner and founder of Rejuvagen, a functional and regenerative medicine clinic in Glen Mills, PA, and he is the co-host with Dr. Erica of the Thyroid Answers Podcast.

Dr. Eric is a Certified Nutrition Specialist (C.N.S.), a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Board Certified in Integrative Medicine, along with being a licensed Chiropractor in Pennsylvania.

And Dr. Erica graduated from Logan College in Chesterfield, Missouri with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree as well as a Masters in Nutrition and Human Performance. She specializes in functional medicine and is a graduate of the American Functional Neurology Institute (AFNI).

In today’s episode we focus on the the thyroid, how the thyroid affects fertility, why this condition is often under diagnosed in women, and the specifics about why it can be difficult to identify at times when the lab results don’t match symptoms.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 10 week group coaching program!  Click here to register now! Early bird pricing ends December 13th!

Today’s episode is sponsored by The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. The Fifth Vital Sign is available for purchase on Amazon. Exciting news!! The audiobook is finally here! Listen to The Fifth Vital Sign for FREE when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with Audible. Click here to download now.

 
Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What brought Dr. Eric and Dr. Erica to their focus on the thyroid and thus their podcast
  • Cellular vs. Glandular Hypothyroidism
  • How inflammation can affect TSH levels 
  • Why cell health is so important to the overall function of the body
  • Ways hypothyroidism shows up in the menstrual cycle when charting
  • How thyroid issues impact fertility 
  • What is Reverse T3
  • Lifestyle changes to improve thyroid function
  • How birth control can affect thyroid function
  • Why birth control does not fix your cycle 
  • The importance of preparing the body to come off birth control to get pregnant
  • Why you should always listen to your body and not ignore symptoms 

 

Connect with Dr. Eric Balcavage and Dr. Erica Riggleman:

You can connect with Dr. Balcavage on his Website, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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

 

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:

The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

This episode is sponsored by my new book The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. Click here to buy now.

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 to apply now!

Nov 22, 2019

Denise Wiesner, is an internationally recognized traditional Chinese medicine practitioner, specializing in the Whole Systems Chinese medicine approach to women’s health, sexuality, and fertility. Since 1994, Denise has treated and helped women manage challenges from menstrual disorders through menopause, and from infertility to pregnancy. Using a combination of acupuncture, diet and lifestyle counseling, nutritional supplements, and Chinese herbs, Denise has helped thousands of couples navigate the tricky, and often stressful, journey toward fertility, without losing their loving connection.

In today’s episode we talk about sex, pleasure, intimacy, and orgasm. We cover intimacy as it relates to couples who are trying to conceive, and for women who wish to experience more pleasure in their intimate relationships.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 10 week group coaching program!  Click here to register now! Early bird pricing ends December 13th!

Today’s episode is sponsored by The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. The Fifth Vital Sign is available for purchase on Amazon. Exciting news!! The audiobook is finally here! Listen to The Fifth Vital Sign for FREE when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with Audible. Click here to download now.

 
Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • How did Denise’s own fertility journey influence her career
  • What is making it challenging for couples to find a level of intimacy
  • The importance of communicating to your partner what you like sexually 
  • Why honesty in your relationship is so crucial 
  • The many types of female orgasms 
  • Tips to help women discover the way they orgasm 
  • Steps to begin to learn how to pleasure yourself 
  • The lack of education around the female reproductive anatomy 
  • Why you should be careful of the products you use in and around your vagina
  • Denise’s thoughts on the practice of using a jade egg 
  • Ways to have more intimacy with your partner

 

Connect with Denise Wiesner:

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

 

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:

The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

This episode is sponsored by my new book The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. Click here to buy now.

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 to apply now!

Nov 15, 2019

Sheridan Voysey is a writer, speaker and broadcaster. His other books include Resurrection Year: Turning Broken Dreams into New Beginnings, Resilient, and the award-winning Unseen Footprints. He is married to Merryn and lives and travels from Oxford, United Kingdom. 

In today’s episode we cover the difficult topic of dealing with infertility when things aren’t working out the way you had planned for. Sheridan shares his personal experience of making it through from the male perspective.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook. The first fully customizable paper charting workbook of its kind, available in both Fahrenheit and Celsius editions. Click here to grab your copy today!

Today’s episode is sponsored by The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. The Fifth Vital Sign is available for purchase on Amazon. Exciting news!! The audiobook is finally here! Listen to The Fifth Vital Sign for FREE when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with Audible. Click here to download now.

 

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • A look into Sheridan and his wife Merryn’s ten year infertility and adoption journey
  • How their journey led Sheridan to write his book, Resurrection Year
  • How Sheridan dealt with the grief and loss of their unsuccessful dream of having a child
  • Sheridan’s advice for couples struggling with infertility
  • The importance of putting your marriage/relationship first during this challenging time
  • Ways to deal with one partner wanting to stop trying and the other wanting to continue
  • How dealing with fertility issues can affect men in various aspects of their lives
  • The importance of also remembering to check in with men to see how they are feeling and dealing with the fertility struggles
  • Ways men who deal with lower sperm count can connect with others to know that they are not alone
  • How those who have gone through the infertility journey can use their trial to help guide, inspire or comfort others going through it
  • The importance of remembering there is so much more to you than your parental status

 

Connect with Sheridan Voysey:

You can connect with Sheridan on his Website, Instagram, and Facebook.

 

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:

The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

This episode is sponsored by my new book The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. Click here to buy now.

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 to apply now!

 

Nov 8, 2019

Dr. Riley is a Physician specializing in obstetrics and palliative medicine.  He practices midwifery, minimal-intervention-style obstetrics with an emphasis on supporting the physiology of pregnancy and birth as well as female intuition while empowering women to embrace birth rather than fear it. He was Born in Pittsburgh. Trained in Philadelphia, San Diego and Los Angeles, currently practicing in Louisville, KY. Also a climber and somewhat obsessed w eco-conservation. 

In today’s episode Dr. Riley takes us through his experience of medical school and residency to give us a deeper insight into why doctors often have the opinions and practices they do when it comes to women’s health.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook. The first fully customizable paper charting workbook of its kind, available in both Fahrenheit and Celsius editions. Click here to grab your copy today!

Today’s episode is sponsored by The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. The Fifth Vital Sign is available for purchase on Amazon. Exciting news!! The audiobook is finally here! Listen to The Fifth Vital Sign for FREE when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with Audible. Click here to download now.

 

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What brought Dr. Riley into medicine and specifically into women’s issues
  • How it made Dr. Riley feel when he came up with struggles on he and his wife’s journey to conceive
  • Who influenced Dr. Riley’s way of practice in his career
  • Problems in the curriculum physicians-in-training come across
  • Why doctors should be encouraged to admit when they don’t know an answer, ask questions or even just sit and listen to the patient
  • How it is unrealistic for the patient to expect their doctor to have all the answers and diagnosis after a short consultation
  • The harsh structure and lifestyle of the medical training process
  • The importance of health care professionals to still take the time to care for themselves so they can better serve their patients
  • The importance of being respectful of your doctor’s expertise and training
  • Why it is important for patients and doctors to be a little more generous with one another

 

Connect with Dr. Nathan Riley:

 You can connect with Dr. Riley on his Website, 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:

The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

This episode is sponsored by my new book The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. Click here to buy now.

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 to apply now!

Nov 1, 2019

Rosita Arvigo, is a Doctor of Naprapathy, ethnobotanist, spiritual healer, author of 8 books on traditional healing of Central America, and she is the founder of The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® & the Arvigo Institute.

Donna Zubrod is a nationally certified, North Carolina Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist, a DONA certified Birth Doula, and a certified practitioner and teacher of the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy. Her practice, Seven Generations Massage & Birth, offers support towards positive reproductive and digestive health experiences and outcomes from menarche, throughout the childbearing years, to menopause and beyond. She helps couples with fertility challenges to successfully conceive and nurtured expectant mothers during pregnancy through postpartum.

In today’s episode I share a special interview with both Dr. Arvigo and Donna. We focus on abdominal therapy for fertility and period pain, and how it differs from conventional medical treatments.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook. The first fully customizable paper charting workbook of its kind, available in both Fahrenheit and Celsius editions. Click here to grab your copy today!

Today’s episode is sponsored by The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. The Fifth Vital Sign is available for purchase on Amazon. Exciting news!! The audiobook is finally here! Listen to The Fifth Vital Sign for FREE when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with Audible. Click here to download now.

 

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What is The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®?
  • The process of Arvigo® Therapy
  • How you need proper hemodynamics to find homeostasis within the body
  • What inspired Donna to conduct her observational study on measuring the affects of Arvigo® Therapy on the menstrual cycle parameter 
  • Some of the factors she had the 10 participants track during their cycles
  • How Donna measured the effects for each participant
  • Why goal of the study was to see if abdominal therapy had any effects on the menstrual cycle
  • Was ovulation confirmed during the study?
  • The importance of self-care by the participants during the study
  • Did the participants have less painful period during the study?
  • What were some of the results that stood out to Donna?
  • How does abdominal therapy potentially improve mucus production or luteal phase length?
  • How can Arvigo® bring women with extreme menstrual pain back to a normal cycle
  • The importance of getting informed and being an active participant in your health

Connect with Dr. Rosita Arvigo & Donna Zubrod:

You can connect with Dr. Arvigo on her website and on the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy website.
 
You can connect with Donna on her Website, and on Facebook.
 

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:

The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

This episode is sponsored by my new book The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. Click here to buy now.

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 to apply now!

 

Oct 25, 2019

In today’s episode I discuss period pain. I go into the most common causes for period pain, and specific steps you can take to reduce and/or eliminate your pain starting today!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook. The first fully customizable paper charting workbook of its kind, available in both Fahrenheit and Celsius editions. Click here to grab your copy today!

Today’s episode is sponsored by The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. The Fifth Vital Sign is available for purchase on Amazon. Exciting news!! The audiobook is finally here! Listen to The Fifth Vital Sign for FREE when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with Audible. Click here to download now.

 

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What is primary dysmenorrhea
  • What is period pain a sign of
  • How period pain is very common but not normal
  • The flow pattern of a normal period 
  • Why you should get checked out by your doctor if your bleeding is too light or too heavy 
  • How extreme pain with your period can be a sign of endometriosis or other issues 
  • Why the pill may manage period pain but does not fix the underlying cause of the pain
  • Other modalities to look at when you have severe period pain
  • Strategies for reducing period pain
  • How processed dairy products can affect women
  • The importance of reducing xenoestrogenic chemicals from your household products or makeup
  • The benefits of acupuncture or abdominal therapies for period pain 
  • How vaginal steaming can improve your bleeding issues
  • Supplements that can improve period pain
  • The importance of identifying the sources of inflammation causing your period pain

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on her 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:

The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

This episode is sponsored by my new book The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. Click here to buy now.

 

 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 to apply now!

Oct 18, 2019

Today I share another Pill Reality Series Episode! Today I interview Tessa who shares her experience with the Implant. Tune in to discover what you should know about the Implant before you have it inserted.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook. The first fully customizable paper charting workbook of its kind, available in both Fahrenheit and Celsius editions. Click here to grab your copy today!

Today’s episode is sponsored by The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. The Fifth Vital Sign is available for purchase on Amazon. Exciting news!! The audiobook is finally here! Listen to The Fifth Vital Sign for FREE when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with Audible. Click here to download now.

 

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What happened in Tessa’s menstrual cycle that led her to first getting on hormonal birth control
  • What diagnosis did Tessa receive after years of painful and absent periods
  • How the cost of hormonal birth control in Australia affected Tessa’s use of the pill
  • Why Tessa decided to get the implant rather than birth control
  • Tessa’s experience with the implant
  • The complicated process Tessa experienced when having the implant removed
  • How Tessa finally put all her birth control struggles together and decided to be rid of hormonal birth control for good
  • How Tessa and her husband dealt with no longer using hormonal birth control
  • The importance of listening to your body and being your own advocate for you health 

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on her 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:

The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

This episode is sponsored by my new book The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. Click here to buy now.

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 to apply now!

Oct 11, 2019

Shawn Mynar  is a holistic nutritionist and mindset coach based out of Boulder, Colorado. After years of chronic health issues, Shawn was able to regain complete health by changing the food she puts on her plate, the lifestyle choices she makes, and the mindset she brings to daily life. She now has made it her life’s mission to help others understand both the power of using food and a healthy, positive mindset as medicine on the path to total wellness. Shawn believes in and coaches on the frameworks of intuitive eating, body respect, self-compassion, and health at every size.

In today’s episode we get down to the biggest differences between men and women when it comes to Keto diets, intermittent fasting, and much more!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook. The first fully customizable paper charting workbook of its kind, available in both Fahrenheit and Celsius editions. Click here to grab your copy today!

Today’s episode is sponsored by The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. The Fifth Vital Sign is available for purchase on Amazon. Exciting news!! The audiobook is finally here! Listen to The Fifth Vital Sign for FREE when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with Audible. Click here to download now.

 

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What the Keto Diet was originally intended to for
  • The personal experience that led Shawn to start the Keto Diet and therefore begin her career
  • What is the Keto Diet 
  • How do you know you are in Ketosis 
  • The difference between full-on ketosis and a lower carb diet 
  • Why getting enough fats is important to build ketones and get to ketosis
  • What makes Keto a healing tool
  • The real goal of Keto for women
  • How Keto works differently for men vs. woman
  • Whether Keto is best used only for the healing process or a way to eat forever
  • The importance of listening to your body when eating 
  • How to know if Keto is right for you
  • How to add fats to your meals and to your vegetables 
  • Why you should do Keto on your own terms and your own guidelines 

Connect with Shawn Mynar:

You can connect with Shawn Mynar on her FacebookInstagram and on her website.
 

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

A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsor:

The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

This episode is sponsored by my new book The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. Click here to buy now.

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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 to apply now!

 

Oct 4, 2019

Dr. Anna Cabeca, a triple board certified, Emory University trained physician and hormone expert was diagnosed with early menopause at age 38. Devastated, she set out on a personal wellness journey to reverse her menopause side effects, which resulted in her delivery of a healthy baby girl at the age of 41.

After experiencing her own health successes, Dr. Cabeca began counseling others, ultimately changing the lives of thousands of women across the globe. Her new book The Hormone Fix and other empowering transformation programs have helped women of all ages become their best selves again.

In today’s episode we talk about balancing hormones, and how the Keto diet can be used to reduce symptoms and improve the menstrual cycle, particularly as we approach menopause.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook. The first fully customizable paper charting workbook of its kind, available in both Fahrenheit and Celsius editions. Click here to grab your copy today!

Today’s episode is sponsored by The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. The Fifth Vital Sign is available for purchase on Amazon. Exciting news!! The audiobookis finally here! Listen to The Fifth Vital Signfor FREE when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with Audible. Click here to download now.

 

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What brought Dr. Anna to write The Hormone Fix
  • How Dr. Anna’s early menopause diagnosis changed her work, her health and her life
  • What is Mighty Maca Plus
  • How a tragic loss in Dr. Anna’s life led to early menopause
  • The impacts of stress on the body and the menstrual cycle
  • How Dr. Anna was able to heal her body, mind and spirit to began ovulating again
  • The natural things Dr. Anna used to help heal herself
  • The process Dr. Anna has used to help her “infertile” clients conceive
  • How sugar affects our hormones balance
  • What is Dr. Anna’s 10-80-10 rule
  • What is Ketosis and the Keto Diet
  • The differences in the way intermittent fasting works for men vs. women
  • Why you have to take bio-individuality into consideration when changing your diet or eating habits
  • Symptoms that have improved with Dr. Anna’s clients after lifestyle and diet changes
  • The importance of never losing hope in your journey

Connect with Dr. Anna Cabeca:

You can connect with Dr. Cabeca on her FacebookTwitter, and on her website.
 

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

 

A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsor:

The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

This episode is sponsored by my new book The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. Click here to buy now.

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 to apply now!

Sep 27, 2019

Today I share an on-air client session with my client Jennifer. It took several months for her period to return post-pill, and in our session she shares what steps she took to bring her periods back and how she is preparing ahead for pregnancy.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Fertility Awareness Mastery, my LIVE 10 week group coaching program! We start on October 1st. Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook. The first fully customizable paper charting workbook of its kind, available in both Fahrenheit and Celsius editions. Click here to grab your copy today!

 

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What was Jennifer’s cycle like as a young adult and what led her to using birth control
  • What was Jennifer’s cycle like after she got off birth control
  • How Jennifer ended up working with Lisa
  • Changes that Jennifer made to her lifestyle that helped her period return
  • What is post-birth control syndrome
  • How long does it take for your ovarian reserve to go back to normal post-pill
  • What things can you do post-pill to get your body on track
  • Ways for you and your partner to find a happy balance for charting while preventing pregnancy
  • Benefits and challenges of post-partum charting
  • What is the MTHFR gene mutation and what to be mindful of when pregnant if you have it
  • How the Fertility Awareness program has changed Jennifer’s cycle and health

Connect with Lisa:

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

Resources mentioned: 

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

A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsor:

The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

This episode is sponsored by my new book The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. Click here to buy now

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 to apply now!

Sep 20, 2019

Today I share an on-air client session with my client Natalie. Natalie shares her experience coming off the pill, and what it’s been like as her cycles have normalized.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Fertility Awareness Mastery, my LIVE 10 week group coaching program! We start on October 1st. Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook. The first fully customizable paper charting workbook of its kind, available in both Fahrenheit and Celsius editions. Click here to grab your copy today!

 

Topics discussed in today's episode: 
  • Why Natalie decided to come off the pill and begin using the Fertility Awareness Method
  • How long did it take Natalie’s cycle to come back post-pill? Did she have any changes to her cycle/moods post-pill?
  • Natalie’s charting immediately post-pill vs. now
  • How Natalie’s profession as a nurse has influenced her view on birth control
  • What were some of the side effects Natalie experienced on the pill
  • When trying to conceive, is it uncommon to not see mucus following sex?
  • When to start having sex in your cycle when trying to conceive
  • What Natalie has been doing to prepare her body for pregnancy
  • If you’ve been charting and rying to conceive for a while, when is it time to take the next step to a fertility assessment and/or sperm analysis

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on her 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:

The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

This episode is sponsored by my new book The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. Click here to buy now

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 to apply now!

Sep 13, 2019

 In today’s episode I share the top 4 reasons why you’re not conceiving. Tune in to this special solo episode to discover how you can use fertility awareness techniques to optimize your chances of conception, and an important discussion about sperm quality!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook. The first fully customizable paper charting workbook of its kind, available in both Fahrenheit and Celsius editions. Click here to grab your copy today!

Today’s episode is sponsored by The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. The Fifth Vital Sign is available for purchase on Amazon. Exciting news!! The audiobookis finally here! Listen to The Fifth Vital Signfor FREE when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with Audible. Click here to download now.

 

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • The importance of having healthy sperm, healthy eggs, healthy cervical mucus and a healthy body in order for conception to occur 
  • Why women need to remember that fertility issues are not always their fault, but can sometimes fall on their partner 
  • How you can mess up your chances of conception by relying on rhythm method thinking 
  • Why it’s so important to get your timing right when trying to conceive
  • Why cervical mucus is so important in the conception process 
  • The vast majority of sperm that men produce are abnormal even from the healthiest men
  • How the best days to have sex when trying to conceive are when you have cervical mucus 
  • How ovulation kits can possibly hurt your chances of conception
  • Why your change in temperature does not predict ovulation
  • How the pill is a temporary bandaid for menstrual problems and how that can affect your cycle when you get off of it to try and conceive 
  • The average time it takes for your body to normalize after coming off the pill 
  • How much sperm is optimal for natural conception
  • What makes up an optimal sperm analysis 
  • Lifestyle changes and nutrient supplements that can improve sperm quality

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on her 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:

The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

This episode is sponsored by my new book The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. Click here to buy now.

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 to apply now!

Sep 6, 2019

In today’s episode I share an on-air session with my client Cherese! Join us as we talk about how she successfully transitioned to using the fertility awareness method as her primary method of birth control.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook. The first fully customizable paper charting workbook of its kind, available in both Fahrenheit and Celsius editions. Click here to grab your copy today!

Today’s episode is sponsored by The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. The Fifth Vital Sign is available for purchase on Amazon. Exciting news!! The audiobookis finally here! Listen to The Fifth Vital Signfor FREE when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with Audible. Click here to download now.

 

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • How did Cherese’s mother impact her views on hormonal birth control
  • What influenced Cherese to look into Fertility Awareness
  • How did Cherese’s practitioner react to her protest against birth control and IUD’s
  • How has Cherese’s cycle changed since beginning the Fertility Awareness program
  • Is it possible to have peak mucus on the first day
  • The importance of remembering that there are no rules to charting and your body can easily change
  • The difference between the pre-ovulatory and post-ovulatory phase in terms of avoiding pregnancy
  • How often and how much mucus do women typically produce
  • What can someone do if they do not see mucus in their cycle
  • The importance of remembering there is no such thing as a perfect cycle
  • What lifestyle changes has Cherese implemented to make her cycle healthier
  • The importance of listening to your body and the signs it is giving you

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on her 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:

The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

This episode is sponsored by my new book The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. Click here to buy now

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 to apply now!

Aug 30, 2019

In today’s episode I share an on-air session with my client Catherine! Join us as we talk about how she recovered her period after nearly a year without one.

Today’s episode is sponsored by The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. The Fifth Vital Sign is available for purchase on Amazon. Exciting news!! The audiobookis finally here! Listen to The Fifth Vital Signfor FREE when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with Audible. Click here to download now.

 

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What brought Catherine to want to learn about Fertility Awareness
  • What diet changes affected Catherine’s menstrual cycle
  • How did the pill affect Catherine’s cycle and her body
  • How Catherine’s menstrual cycle was interrupted by her exercise routine
  • Though currently pregnant, how has the Fertility Awareness program benefitted Catherine and prepared her for life postpartum
  • How Hypothalamic Amenorrhea can affect your bone mass
  • The importance of Catherine making sure she is getting enough to eat postpartum to avoid losing her period again
  • How steady-state exercises can increase cortisol levels and actually be a stressor on your body 

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on her 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:

The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

This episode is sponsored by my new book The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. Click here to buy now.

Fertility Friday | Fertility Awareness Program

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 to apply now!

 

Aug 26, 2019

Do you prefer paper charting to charting apps? Have you ever considered charting your cycles on paper? In today’s episode I’ll take you through the top 3 benefits of charting your cycles on paper! You’ll also get a sneak peak behind the scenes of my new Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook. The FAM Charting Workbook is the first paper charting workbook to include 3 years worth of charting pages, and is fully customizable depending on what charting system you follow! Head over to fertilityfriday.com/workbookto grab your copy today!

Today’s episode is sponsored by The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. The Fifth Vital Sign is available for purchase on Amazon. Exciting news!! The audiobookis finally here! Listen to The Fifth Vital Signfor FREE when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with Audible. Click here to download now.

 

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • The Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook launches today!
  • What is the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook
  • What did Lisa originally use to start charting her cycles
  • Who is the ideal candidate for the workbook
  • The benefits of charting on paper
  • How charting apps can add confusion
  • Why charting on paper can really let you customize your observations
  • Why it’s beneficial to have the paper records of your charting
  • How long the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook will last for you
  • What information is included in the workbook for you to reference
  • How many versions of the workbook are there

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on her 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:

The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

This episode is sponsored by my new book The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. Click here to buy now.

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 to apply now!

 

Aug 23, 2019

Dr. Carolyn Dean is a medical doctor and naturopath. She’s the author of over 35 books including best seller The Magnesium Miraclealong with IBS for Dummies, Hormone Balance, Death by Modern Medicine, and 110 Kindle books. In 2011, she launched RnA ReSetand brought her 50 years of experience into her proprietary, unique formulations that give every individual at any stage of wellness or illness the necessary building blocks for sustained health, vitality and well-being.

In today’s episode we focus on magnesium, and how magnesium deficiency can negatively impact your health, your cycles, and your fertility.

Today’s episode is sponsored by The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. The Fifth Vital Sign is available for purchase on Amazon. Exciting news!! The audiobookis finally here! Listen to The Fifth Vital Signfor FREE when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with Audible. Click here to download now.

 

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What led Dr. Dean to focus on magnesium
  • What is the percentage of people that are magnesium deficient and why
  • The many activities that deplete magnesium
  • Why a lot of athletes have magnesium deficiency
  • How many conditions are associated with magnesium deficiency
  • What are some side effects of magnesium deficiency
  • Why it takes time to fully rectify nutrient deficiency
  • How to know if you are deficient in magnesium
  • How magnesium affects the menstrual cycle or menopause
  • What are the different types of magnesium
  • The benefits of an epsom salt bath for optimal absorption
  • What are some supplements that Dr. Dean recommends for rectifying nutrient deficiencies
  • How magnesium can affect your heart rate
  • The connection between the thyroid and magnesium

Connect with Dr. Carolyn Dean

You can connect with Dr. Carolyn Dean on her  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:

The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

This episode is sponsored by my new book The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. Click here to buy now.

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 to apply now!

 

Aug 16, 2019

In today’s latest edition of the Pill Reality Series I share my interview with Laura. Laura shares her experience using the contraceptive implant. An episode you won’t want to miss!

Today’s episode is sponsored by The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. The Fifth Vital Sign is available for purchase on Amazon. Exciting news!! The audiobookis finally here! Listen to The Fifth Vital Signfor FREE when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with Audible. Click here to download now.

 

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Why Laura decided to get the contraceptive implant
  • What are some side effects Laura experienced from the arm implant
  • How did Laura change emotionally from the implant
  • Laura’s differences in side effects from the pill vs. the arm implant 
  • Who influenced Laura to remove her implant and what that removal experience was like
  • What Laura is currently doing to prevent pregnancy 
  • How long after her implant was removed did she notice changes in her body
  • How looking back on her journaling, Laura really was able to conclude how her body was affected by the contraceptive implant 

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on her  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:

The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

This episode is sponsored by my new book The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. Click here to buy now.

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 to apply now!

 

Aug 9, 2019

Amy is a Sex and Relationship Coach (trained in the Somatica® Method), Certified Sex Educator, lead educator for Uberlube, as well as co-owner of a mother-daughter owned pleasure boutique called Pure Pleasure Shop. Amy has a passion for promoting shame-free, pleasure-focused sexuality education while emphasizing the deep emotional and energetic forces behind great sex and intimate connection, offering everything from private sessions to how-to workshops to erotic empowerment retreats.

April has been educating people about sexual pleasure, health and wellness at a global scale for the past 9 years. She travels internationally as VP of Hot Octopuss, an innovative pleasure product company. April was voted Woman of the Year in the adult industry, and continues to climb to new heights as the Boss Queen that she is.

In today’s episode we focus on sexual pleasure and redefining “sex” from a more feminine-centric place.

Today’s episode is sponsored by The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. The Fifth Vital Sign is available for purchase on Amazon. Exciting news!! The audiobookis finally here! Listen to The Fifth Vital Signfor FREE when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with Audible. Click here to download now.

 

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • How did April & Amy get involved in the field of sex education
  • Why is there such shame around talking about sex and sexual experiences
  • What is a sexological body worker 
  • How sensation play could help you focus more on the experience 
  • The importance of getting out of your own way during sex and tuning in to the experience
  • Why you have to put work in to your sexual relationship with your partner to keep it fun and interesting 
  • Figure out what is sexy to you and share that with your partner 
  • What is the clitoris and how is it used for pleasure 
  • Why it is important to explore yourself and figure out what you like 
  • The importance of stopping the negative self-talk and love all parts of you 

Connect with Amy & April:

You can connect with Amy & April on their  FacebookTwitter, Instagram and on their 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:

The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

This episode is sponsored by my new book The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. Click here to buy now

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 to apply now!

 

Aug 2, 2019

Laura is a Certified Nutrition Consultant, Certified CrossFit Trainer, mama to Evie Wilder, and firm believer in the mind, body, soul connection. She is one of the voices and hearts behind the Modern Mamas Podcast and has a passion for supporting families (especially mamas) in every phase.  Laura’s goal is to educate and inspire towards intuitive shifts in daily habits and headspace, leading to healthier minds and bodies, increased strength and physical potential, longevity, and most importantly, the empowerment that comes with taking your health into our own hands.

In today’s episode Laura shares her experience with hypothalamic amenorrhea, and how she got her period back 5 years after coming off the pill.

Today’s episode is sponsored by The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. The Fifth Vital Sign is available for purchase on Amazon. Exciting news!! The audiobookis finally here! Listen to The Fifth Vital Signfor FREE when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with Audible. Click here to download now.

 

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What inspired Laura to start the Modern Mamas Podcast
  • How mindfulness changed Laura’s life
  • What is Hypothalamic Amenorrhea
  • How exercise, nutrition and stress can affect your menstrual cycle
  • How did Laura feel during the 5 years before her period came back post-pill
  • How learning to love her body and changing her mindset on her body image changed Laura’s health
  • What steps did Laura take to get her period to return
  • The importance of women appreciating their bodies and all that they can do
  • Why it is so important to listen to your body and tune into what it is telling you

Connect with Laura Bruner:

You can connect with Laura on her  FacebookTwitter,Instagramand 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:

The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

This episode is sponsored by my new book The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. Click here to buy now

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 to apply now!

Jul 26, 2019

Today I address one of the most prevalent myths about the menstrual cycle. Can women ovulate multiple times per cycle? Is it possible to ovulate once in your cycle and again a week later? Is it possible to ovulate while pregnant? In today’s episode I lay these myths to rest and set the record straight once and for all!

Today’s episode is sponsored by The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. The Fifth Vital Sign is available for purchase on Amazon. Exciting news!! The audiobookis finally here! Listen to The Fifth Vital Signfor FREE when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with Audible. Click here to download now.

 

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  •  What are common myths about the menstrual cycle
  • The biological process of the menstrual cycle 
  • When does your true menstrual period happen 
  • The effects of estrogen in your cycle
  • What happens during ovulation
  • How long does ovulation last 
  • Why it’s not possible to have double ovulation
  • Ways to confirm ovulation
  • Events that may be confused for double ovulation
  • What causes delayed ovulation
  • What is a double peak 
  • What does a positive ovulation kit predict 
  • How the human reproductive cycle operates
  • What happens to our bodies during pregnancy
  • How the body blocks itself from being able to become pregnant again while already pregnant 
  • The importance of knowing pregnancy and implantation cannot just happen at random

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on her  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:

The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

This episode is sponsored by my new book The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. Click here to buy now.

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 to apply now!

 

Jul 19, 2019

Adriana’s background is multi-layered and multi-cultural. A former print and online editor from Venezuela, the birth of her daughter sparked her passion for being a birth advocate. With over 12 years of experience, Adriana is a certified advanced birth doula, postpartum educator, healthy sleep consultant, and bestselling author. Adriana is also the host of the Birthful Podcast, where she talks to amazing, knowledgeable, and passionate birth professionals every week, to help new and expectant parents inform their intuition. This is part of her quest to help expectant parents everywhere get birth and postpartum ready.

In today’s episode we have a candid conversation about the postpartum period from what it really looks like to how to prepare for it!

Today’s episode is sponsored by The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. The Fifth Vital Sign is available for purchase on Amazon. Exciting news!! The audiobookis finally here! Listen to The Fifth Vital Signfor FREE when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with Audible. Click here to download now.

 

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What inspired Adriana to jump into the birthing world
  • What is the official role of a Doula
  • The difference between a doula and a midwife
  • The benefits of birth doulas and postpartum doulas
  • The importance of postpartum education
  • The idea of motherhood postpartum vs. the reality of those first few weeks
  • The toll the first few weeks of postpartum life can take on a new mother
  • The importance of a new mother to rest, recover and discover
  • Benefits of establishing a postpartum plan
  • Embracing the change and having grace during that change
  • Communicating with your partner and sharing the mental load
  • How the “super woman” idea causes unnecessary stressors and pressure on mothers
  • Don’t forget to breathe!

Connect with Adriana Lozada:

You can connect with Adriana on her Facebook , Twitter, and on her website.
 

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

A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsor:

The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

This episode is sponsored by my new book The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. Click here to buy now.

 

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