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Fertility Friday | Fertility Awareness Mastery for Women's Health Professionals

Are you ready to uplevel your women's health practice? Welcome to the Fertility Friday Podcast! A podcast designed to empower you to use fertility awareness both personally and professionally. If you are a woman's health professional — and you’re not fully utilizing the menstrual cycle as a vital sign — it's time to change that right away! Through evidence-based literature reviews, engaging discussions, expert interviews, and compelling client stories, Lisa Hendrickson-Jack, FAE, HRHP covers everything from complex menstrual cycle chart interpretation and balancing hormones to overcoming fertility challenges and more. With over 20 years of experience teaching fertility awareness, Lisa combines her real-world expertise with the latest research to ensure you're fully equipped to support your clients. Lisa's first book, "The Fifth Vital Sign," describes the menstrual cycle as an important vital sign we should pay attention to. Her most recent book, "Real Food for Fertility" (co-authored with Lily Nichols, RDN), explores how a healthy menstrual cycle sets the stage for a healthy pregnancy. With well over 4 million downloads, Fertility Friday is the #1 source for information about fertility awareness and menstrual cycle health. All women deserve to understand how their bodies work, and if we wait for our education systems to do it we may be waiting forever. It's up to us to be the change we wish to see in the field of women's health. In other words, It's YOUR TURN to bring this essential information to your clients sooner rather than later — they need it now!
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Now displaying: September, 2019
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.
 

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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 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!

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