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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: December, 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!

 

 

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