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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: April, 2019
Apr 26, 2019

Dr. Jolene Brighten is a Functional Medicine Naturopathic Medical Doctor and the founder of Rubus Health, a women’s medicine clinic that specializes in women’s hormones. She is recognized as a leading expert in Post-Birth Control Syndrome and the long-term side effects associated with hormonal contraceptives. Dr. Brighten is the author of Beyond the Pill, a 30 day plan to support women on birth control, help them transition off, and eliminate symptoms of post-birth control syndrome. She is a speaker, women’s health advocate and a medical advisor for one of the first data-driven apps to offer women personalized birth control recommendations.

In today’s episode we talk about the problem with using the pill as the “cure-all” for all things menstrual (since the pill does not cure or fix anything), and the complexities of questioning the pill as a feminist.

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:
  • How Dr. Brighten’s health issues as a child lead her to her career path in naturopathic medicine
  • The reasons why the pill is not actually a treatment to women’s health issues
  • How the goal of Dr. Brighten’s book, Beyond the Pill, was not to be anti-feminist, but to provide all the information on the effects of hormonal birth control so women can make an educated decision on whether the pill is right for them or not
  • The younger you are put on the pill and they longer you stay on it, the higher probability you can develop endometriosis
  • How hormonal birth control simply masks symptoms of PCOS and can actually raise your risk of it
  • Why the menstrual cycle is an important indication of health
  • The importance of trusting yourself and what you believe is going on in your body when talking with medical professionals

 

Connect with Dr. Brighten: 

You can connect with Dr. Brighten on her Facebook, Instagram, TwitterYouTube 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 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!

Apr 19, 2019

Today I share with you the top 5 ways Fertility Awareness will help you get pregnant! Whether you’re actively trying to conceive or planning to conceive in the near (or distant) future, you’ll want to tune in!

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 does it mean to preserve your fertility?
  • How long should you be off of hormonal birth control before trying to get pregnant?
  • How Fertility Awareness helps you time sex accurately
  • The 3 signs that determine your fertile days
  • When do you produce cervical mucus?
  • The role cervical mucus plays in sperm fertilization
  • How your menstrual cycle is the fifth vital sign
  • Why eating healthier or consuming more unhealthy items than normal may affect your menstrual cycle
  • The benefits of tracking your cycle for your own health benefits

 

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!

Apr 12, 2019

In today’s episode I share an on-air session with my client Sarrah! Join us as we talk about transitioning to fertility awareness for birth control.

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:
  • Sarrah’s experience with hormonal birth control
  • What brought Sarrah to Fertility Awareness
  • What it means to have a continuous mucus pattern
  • How to determine you fertile window with focusing on the shift in mucus consistency
  • The benefit of checking your cervix daily when dealing with a continuous mucus pattern
  • The importance of your mucus observation lining up with your temperature
  • Sarrah’s journey with the Copper IUD
  • Thoughts on hormonal birth control for men
  • How Fertility Awareness has already affected Sarrah in her short time of charting

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!

Apr 5, 2019

In today’s episode I share an on-air session with my client Devyn! Join us as we talk about transitioning to fertility awareness for birth control.

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:
  • How Devyn found Fertility Friday and the Fertility Awareness Method
  • How did Devyn feel after getting off the pill?
  • Fertility Awareness is a process. It’s experiential learning.
  • Natural ways to manage and help painful periods
  • The challenges with checking your cervix
  • The importance of changing your expectations when first starting to chart
  • Why checking your cervix is so important with the Fertility Awareness Method
  • Always remember it's important to have patience with the Fertility Awareness process

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!

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