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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: March, 2019
Mar 29, 2019

In today’s episode I share an on-air session with my client Tara! Join us as we talk about using FAM for birth control, and postpartum charting.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Fertility Awareness Mastery, my LIVE 10 week 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 April 23rd. Will you be joining us? Click here to register today!

Today’s episode is also sponsored by The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. The Fifth Vital Sign is available for purchase on Amazon, and you can head over to thefifthvitalsignbook.com to download the first chapter for free.

 

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Tara’s journey with charting and discovering Fertility Awareness postpartum
  • Is it possible for a person to successfully chart for the first time postpartum?
  • The 2 questions to ask yourself everyday when trying to decipher the shift in your cycle
  • The challenges with successfully charting postpartum
  • The importance of being confident with your charting and making sure all signs line up
  • What do you do when you forget to chart or another factor interrupts your charting?
  • There is no such thing as a perfect chart or a perfect cycle
  • Whether trying to conceive or not, the Fertility Awareness Method is a wonderful tool for body awareness
  • What does it mean that the menstrual cycle is a vital sign?

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 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!

Mar 22, 2019

We made it! 250 episodes and counting! Today I celebrate this exciting milestone by addressing 5 of the most common myths about fertility awareness and the menstrual cycle!

Today’s episode is sponsored by Fertility Awareness Mastery, my LIVE 10 week 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 April 23rd. Will you be joining us? Click here to register today!

Today’s episode is also sponsored by The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. The Fifth Vital Sign is available for purchase on Amazon, and you can head over to thefifthvitalsignbook.com  to download the first chapter for free. 

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • The main differences between the Rhythm Method and the Fertility Awareness Method
  • What is the importance of cervical mucus in terms of your menstrual cycle?
  • How a healthy woman’s maturing menstrual cycle changes the length of her cycle over time
  • Your menstrual cycle is directly related to your overall health
  • Do hormonal birth control options actually fix any health issues?
  • The effects of hormonal birth control on the menstrual cycle
  • It is not normal to be in so much pain during your menstrual cycle
  • What can period pain be a sign of?

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 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!

Mar 15, 2019

In today’s episode, I share an interview with Angie, a member of the Fertility Friday community who shares her experience with the copper IUD. Unfortunately, Angie experienced a surprise (unplanned) pregnancy while using the device. She shares her experience as well as valuable insights for anyone who has ever considered using it.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Fertility Awareness Mastery, my LIVE 10 week 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 April 23rd. Will you be joining us? Click here to register today!

Today’s episode is also sponsored by The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. The Fifth Vital Sign is available for purchase on Amazon, and you can head over to thefifthvitalsignbook.com to download the first chapter for free. 

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What are some of the side effects Angie first experienced when she had the Copper IUD inserted?
  • What is the failure rate with the Copper IUD? How did Angie react when she learned she was part of that percentage?
  • Angie’s recovery (mentally and physically) after her emergency surgery
  • How does Angie feel about the Copper IUD now?
  • Angie’s experience so far with the Fertility Awareness Method
  • The importance of researching your any form of birth control before you decide what is best for 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 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!

 

Mar 8, 2019

Andrea Thompson, LMT, has been a licensed and practicing massage therapist in Oregon. Her passion is utilizing modalities, such as Craniosacral Therapy and Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Therapy ®, to  bring a deep sense of awareness to the body while tapping into its inherent healing capabilities. Although she enjoys working with all ages and genders, her main focus is working with female-bodied people to assist them in the process of attaining healthy menses and natural conception, as well as aiding them through the physical changes of pregnancy.  

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, and you can head over to thefifthvitalsignbook.com to download the first chapter for free. 

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • The benefits of massage therapy and body work modalities for a woman’s fertility
  • How body awareness can change your health and mindset
  • What is Craniosacral Therapy?
  • How can vaginal steaming help with your menses?
  • Castor oil pack benefits
  • The importance of having your cervix and uterus aligned
  • Why having a healthy and clean womb not only helps with fertility and your menstrual cycle, but also helps your baby in the long run
  • How pregnancy massages and prenatal yoga are beneficial to your ever changing body
  • How body work can be healing for women (or any individual) who has been through trauma, whether physical or emotional

Connect with Andrea:

You can connect with Andrea on Facebook 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 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!

Mar 1, 2019

In today’s special edition of the Pill Reality Series, I share two interviews with Nina and Kathryn, two women who used the copper IUD, and wanted to share their experiences with 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, and you can head over to thefifthvitalsignbook.com to download the first chapter for free.

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Benefits and possible side effects of the Copper IUD
  • What were some of the side effects Nina experienced with the Copper IUD?
  • How long did it take Nina's body to regulate after removing the Copper IUD?
  • Is insertion of an IUD downplayed?
  • Kathryn’s positive side effects with the Copper IUD
  • What was the reasoning behind Kathryn removing the Copper IUD?
  • Importance of sharing and researching experiences with various types of birth controls

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:

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 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!

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