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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: 2020
Dec 25, 2020

Today I share a rare interview with my husband John, who shares his perspective on fertility awareness cycle charting. You’ll get a peak “behind the curtains,” if you will on what it’s really like for a couple to use fertility awareness for birth control. This episode gives many insights from the male perspective, and will help you when you’re ready to have these types of conversations with your partner!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 8 week group coaching program!  We start on January 12th! Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What it was like for John when Lisa shared that she used the Fertility Awareness Charting method when they first started dating

  • The importance of trust in a relationship when charting

  • How men initially react to learning about charting

  • Lisa’s suggestions on approaching and discussing Fertility Awareness Charting with your partner

  • John’s advice to women when approaching their partner about the charting method

  • The conversation and communication needs to be transparent and open between partners when agreeing to the charting method

  • John’s advice to women whose partner are not on board with charting

  • How partners differ on their involvement in the charting method

  • The difference and similarities between the male and female feelings when charting for the first time

Connect with Lisa :

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

Resources mentioned:

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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 Sponsors:

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!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

This episode is sponsored by my new book the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting. Click here to buy now.

Dec 18, 2020

In today’s on-air client session, my client Anna shares her experience seeking support within the medical system, and many of the challenges she’s had with medical professionals. Tune in to discover how she advocated for herself to get the care she needed.

Head over to fertilityfriday.com/FAMreality to listen to the other episodes in the Fertility Awareness Reality series!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 8 week group coaching program!  We start on January 12th! Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Anna’s menstrual cycle history and experience

  • How Anna managed her fertility and what brought her to Fertility Awareness Charting

  • Anna’s previous health issues

  • Challenges Anna had choosing a provider to support her

  • How Anna advocated for her own health to health care providers

  • The importance of finding a health care provider that is compatible with the approach you have

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 Sponsors:

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!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

This episode is sponsored by my new book the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting. Click here to buy now.

Dec 11, 2020

In today’s on-air client session, my client Liana shares her experience learning fertility awareness postpartum. Discover what factors affect how soon you’ll start ovulating again after you’ve had your baby, and how to chart during the transitional period.

Head over to fertilityfriday.com/FAMreality to listen to the other episodes in the Fertility Awareness Reality series!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 8 week group coaching program!  We start on January 12th! Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Liana’s fertility awareness journey

  • Liana’s menstrual cycle history

  • Liana’s pregnancy experience

  • Why Liana did not go back on the pill after her daughter’s birth

  • How Liana learned about FAM

  • Liana’s period history postpartum

  • The importance of choosing a practitioner that fits you

  • The Link between breastfeeding and your menstrual cycle

  • When women should speak with their doctor postpartum if they don’t get their menstrual cycle back

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 Sponsors:

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!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

This episode is sponsored by my new book the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting. Click here to buy now.

Dec 4, 2020

In today’s special Pill Reality Series episode, my guest Frances shares her experience with the copper IUD. Many women turn to the copper IUD since it is one of the few non-hormonal options available, but the same question remains: are most women informed of the risks?

Head over to fertilityfriday.com/pillreality to listen to the other episodes in the Pill Reality series!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 8 week group coaching program!  We start on January 12th! Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Frances’ menstrual cycle history and how she managed her fertility

  • How the pill effected Frances libido

  • Why Frances switched to the Copper IUD

  • What was the process of inserting the Copper IUD for Frances

  • Frances’ side effect immediately following after getting the Copper IUD inserted

  • How the IUD effected Frances hormones

  • Side effects of the IUD during the 5 years she had the IUD

  • How Frances' period changed after receiving the Copper IUD

  • At what point did Frances decide to remove the IUD

  • How Frances' period changed once she removed the IUD

  • How the Copper IUD effected Frances mental health

  • Knowing what Frances knows now, how she would approach the Copper IUD today

  • Benefits of the Copper IUD

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 Sponsors:

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!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

This episode is sponsored by my new book the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting. Click here to buy now.

Nov 27, 2020

Today’s episode is all about fertility awareness, and the 4 basic steps to follow when you’re learning to chart your cycles! Tune in to find out what to watch out for when coming off the pill or charting postpartum as you learn the ropes.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 8 week group coaching program!  We start on January 12th! Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • How to discover the Fertility Awareness Method

  • Four Steps involved in learning Fertility Awareness

  • Specific things to know and watch out for if you’re coming off the pill or post-partum

  • What is Fertility Awareness?

  • What is the menstrual cycle?

  • The three main fertile signs

  • What the Post Pill transition looks like

  • Challenges you will see when coming off the pill

  • Differences in Postpartum Charting

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 Sponsors:

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!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

This episode is sponsored by my new book the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting. Click here to buy now.

Nov 20, 2020

Aimee Raupp, MS, LAc, is a renowned women’s health & fertility expert, celebrity acupuncturist & coach, and the best- selling author of the books Chill Out & Get Healthy, Yes, You Can Get Pregnant, and Body Belief.

Aimee works virtually with clients all over the world, as well she is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in private practice in New York and Connecticut. Aimee holds a Master of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Rutgers University.

She is also the founder of the Aimee Raupp Beauty line of hand-crafted, organic skincare products that are optimized for hormone harmony. Aimee is also the Head of Chinese Medicine at The Well in NYC and is a frequent speaker at women’s health & wellness conferences across the nation.

In today’s episode we talk about autoimmunity and the negative impact it can have on fertility.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 8 week group coaching program!  We start on January 12th! Will you be joining us?Click here to register now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • How Aimee came to writing her most recent book Body Belief

  • Aimee’s career background and what brought her to research autoimmune diseases and fertility

  • What is autoimmunity and what its related to

  • Connection between endometriosis and autoimmunity

  • Connection between PCOS, Diabetes, Crohn’s, Premature Ovarian Failure and autoimmunity

  • The correlation between diabetes and level of toxicity in your body and how it relates to autoimmunity

  • How autoimmunity links to fertility

  • Aimee’s suggestion to support optimal immune functioning

  • Inflammation and its impact on your egg quality

  • Aimee’s thoughts on the thyroid and the autoimmune component

  • Different paradigms on healthcare

Connect with Aimee Raupp:

You can connect with Aimee on Facebook, Instagram 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 Sponsors:

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!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

This episode is sponsored by my new book the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting. Click here to buy now.

 

Nov 13, 2020

Laura Schoenfeld is a Registered Dietitian (RD), women’s health expert, and business coach for integrative and functional dietitians and nutritionists. Her mission is to educate women on how to nourish their bodies, minds, and spirits and help nutrition professionals grow and scale a successful business.

A specialist trained in functional medical nutrition therapy, she has helped hundreds of women optimize their hormone and gut health while allowing for flexibility in their diet and lifestyle choices. Drawing on her background as a teaching assistant and mentor for the Kresser Institute’s ADAPT functional practitioner program, Laura has coached dozens of dietitians and nutritionists on how to grow their businesses for financial success.

In today’s episode we talk all about hypothalamic amenorrhea, and how to overcome the mindset challenges to successfully recover healthy eating patterns and a healthy cycle!

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

Listen to The Fifth Vital Sign for free with your free 30 day trial of Audible! Click here to listen now.

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What brought Laura into the field of hormonal health and how she pivoted into her current work
  • Laura’s belief on where the females desire to be perfect comes from
  • How the vision of being perfect leads to hormonal and menstrual issues
  • How womens self identities form when it comes to diet and exercise
  • Why women focus on their identity
  • What it means when your identity is connected to the diet or exercise you follow
  • Why women tend to struggle to recover from hypothalamic amenorrhea
  • Why its important for women to not focus on their body not being the most important thing
  • What are the causes of hypothalamic amenorrhea
  • Factors that influence a missing or irregular period

Connect with Laura Schoenfeld:

You can connect with Laura on Facebook, Instagram 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 Sponsors:

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!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

This episode is sponsored by my new book the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting. Click here to buy now.

 

Nov 6, 2020

Today’s episode is focused on period taboos, and how menstruation is managed cross culturally. My guest Ila Mostafa published the paper The Real Period Stain: Menstrual Stigma and Its Pressures in South Asia  based on a combination of her research and personal experience in this area. If you’ve ever wondered about menstrual taboos and/or stigma in different cultures, you’ll definitely appreciate this episode.

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

Listen to The Fifth Vital Sign for free with your free 30 day trial of Audible! Click here to listen now.

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What brought Ila to studying menstrual stigmas

  • Ila’s personal experience with menstruation and how it differed

  • How Ila defines menstrual stigma and what impact it has on our lives

  • How different religions view women’s menstruation

  • How menstrual stigmas effect women’s lives

  • How Ila reconciles the public’s view points on menstruation and how it relates to her personal experience

  • Women feel menstrual stigmas in different ways

  • What are the different menstrual stigmas?

  • What it looks like for women who do not have access to feminine hygiene products

  • Ila’s advice on how can we make this better for everyone who have a period based on Ila’s research, interviews and experience.

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 Sponsors:

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!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

This episode is sponsored by my new book the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting. Click here to buy now.

Oct 30, 2020

Today’s episode is all about understanding why your healthcare provider may not be supportive when you choose the fertility awareness method! Discover what doctors are taught about fertility awareness in medical school, and why they’re much more likely to steer you towards hormonal contraceptive methods!

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

Listen to The Fifth Vital Sign for free with your free 30 day trial of Audible! Click here to listen now.

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Why Doctors are discouraging of the Fertility Awareness Method

  • What Doctors are taught about Fertility Awareness in medical school

  • How doctors are trained about contraceptive methods

  • Doctors are not taught about Fertility Awareness Method as a legitimate option

  • Most Doctors do not have the knowledge of modern fertility awareness-based methods

  • Doctors may not have the resources to defer their patients to non-hormonal methods

  • Not only medical doctors discourage modern fertility awareness-based methods

  • We do not need our doctors permission to use fertility awareness

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 Sponsors:

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!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

This episode is sponsored by my new book the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting. Click here to buy now.

 

Oct 23, 2020

Jenni Hulburt, founder of WILD Wellness, is a holistic fitness specialist and natural health advocate who helps women live and sweat in sync with nature. She has a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Exercise Science and Sport Psychology, and is a top-ranked Wellness Advocate with doTERRA essential oils. The WILD Wellness podcast, programs, and products are for women mindfully exploring holistic health and seeking to embody what nature has always modelled — it’s not a sprint, but a cycle.

Today we talk about syncing your exercise routine with your menstrual cycle for optimal performance (and sanity!).

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

Listen to The Fifth Vital Sign for free with your free 30 day trial of Audible! Click here to listen now.

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • How to optimize your exercise routine and how to sync it with your cycle

  • How Jenni got into her field of study and the focus on the menstrual cycle and how it related to fitness

  • Women’s biggest mistakes in training is following the linear pattern that was made for male hormones versus women’s

  • Why it’s okay for women to do a less intense workout during your cycle

  • What should women be doing for physical fitness and strength training during our cycles

  • How can exercise help women feel better during their cycle

  • Women have the cyclical nature and we have the choice to work with it or against it

  • How different hormonal changes can affect how your muscles respond

  • The difference of cyclical and linear nature when it comes to fitness and your cycle

  • Jenni’s input on weight loss

Connect with Jenni Hulbert:

You can connect with Jenni 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 Sponsors:

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!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

This episode is sponsored by my new book the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting. Click here to buy now.

Oct 16, 2020

Alisa Vitti is a women’s hormone and functional nutrition expert and pioneer in female biohacking. She is the best selling author of WomanCode, and her new book, In the FLO. She is the creator of the Cycle Syncing Method™— a female centric diet and lifestyle program that leverages hormonal patterns for optimal health, fitness and productivity. As the founder of FLOLiving.com, she has built the world’s first menstrual healthcare platform that helps women around the world put their period issues like PCOS, Fibroids, Endometriosis, and PMS into remission naturally using her highly effective FLO Protocol and the FLO Balance Supplements.

Finally, Alisa is also the creator the MyFLO period app—the first and only functional medicine period tracker designed to help users eliminate symptoms and schedule their lives according to their cycles. It is consistently ranked in the top 10 of paid apps in the health and fitness category on iTunes.

Today we talk about living “In the FLO” with your menstrual cycles and how it can help you in all areas of your life!

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

Today’s episode is also sponsored by Conceiving With Fertility Awareness My FREE online course designed to help you utilize fertility awareness strategies to optimize your chances of conceiving naturally. From timing sex accurately every time to identifying potential fertility issues through charting, this course has you covered. Head over to fertilityfriday.com/TTC for access.

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What brought Alisa into the work of women’s menstrual cycles and hormones

  • Alisa’s personal period history and PCOS diagnosis

  • Alisa’s disappointment in the description of the male reproductive system versus the female

  • What are the most common myths of the menstrual cycle

  • Why women should be celebrating our periods versus hating them

  • What is infradium rhythm

  • How health, diet and workout regimes effect the female body and cycle

  • The belief that listening to your body closely is really just living your life in tune with your body

  • What is the Cycle Syncing Method

  • The importance of women having an orgasm during sex

Connect with Alisa Vitti:

You can connect with Alisa on Facebook , Instagram 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 Sponsors:

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!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

This episode is sponsored by my new book the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting. Click here to buy now.

Oct 9, 2020

Alexandra is co-founder of Red School, and co-author of Wild Power: discover the magic of the menstrual cycle and awaken the feminine path to power. 

Together with her colleague and co-author, Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer, she is pioneering the new emerging field of menstruality, creating a new lexicon and approach to women’s health and wellbeing; creativity and leadership; and spiritual life based on the power of our menstruality consciousness.

She brings over 35 years of experience, teaching worldwide on the psycho-spiritual process of maturation that unfolds from menarche to menopause and beyond. And is committed to training the menstruality leaders of the future.

Today we have a much needed conversation about menopause. Should you be afraid of it? Will it be awful? Tune in and find out!

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

Today’s episode is also sponsored by Conceiving With Fertility Awareness My FREE online course designed to help you utilize fertility awareness strategies to optimize your chances of conceiving naturally. From timing sex accurately every time to identifying potential fertility issues through charting, this course has you covered. Head over to fertilityfriday.com/TTC for access.

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • How menopause is viewed in our culture

  • Alexandra’s advice to women on how to tune into their bodies if they are starting later in life

  • Alexandra’s perspective on the term menopause and the winding down period before menopause

  • What are normal changes in the female body during and after menopause

  • How the energetic perspective and power in women changes

  • Why women should not fear menopause and why it’s a stage for women to look forward to

  • Alexandra’s hope that women empower themselves during menopause

  • Why women should trust their body and the transition into menopause

  • What can young women do to prepare their body for menopause

Connect with Alexandra Pope:

You can connect with Alexandra 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 Sponsors:

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!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

This episode is sponsored by my new book the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting. Click here to buy now.

Oct 2, 2020

THE FEAR IS REAL! My client Kim and I take a deep dive into using fertility awareness for birth control. Specifically about overcoming the fear of trusting this method during the initial learning process. You’ll love this episode whether you’re already using the method, or considering using it in the near future.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 8 week group coaching program! We start on October 6th! Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Kim’s menstruation experience and what brought her to Fertility Awareness
  • How Kim managed her fertility
  • Kim’s feelings post ovulation to have unprotected sex due to FAM
  • Pre-ovulation is the only part of your cycle where pregnancy is possible
  • Kim’s advice on taking the time to learn and learn the basics of Fertility Awareness
  • Difference between planning pre-ovulatory and post-ovulatory intercourse

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 Sponsors:

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!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

This episode is sponsored by my new book the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting. Click here to buy now.

Sep 25, 2020

Join us for a new episode in my Fertility Awareness Reality Series! In my on-air call with Laura, we take a deep dive into period pain, what causes it, and what you can do to reduce and (eventually) eliminate your pain.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 8 week group coaching program! We start on October 6th! Will you be joining us?Click here to register now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Laura’s menstrual cycle history

  • Laura’s personal experience with birth control

  • The myth about how birth control preserves your eggs

  • How Laura deals with her intense period pain

  • How the introduction of magnesium could assist with period pain

  • First steps at trying to eliminate period pain

  • How Arvigo Therapists and pelvic massages can help reduce period pain

  • How inflammation relates to period pain

Connect with Lisa:

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

Resources mentioned:

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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!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

This episode is sponsored by my new book the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting. Click here to buy now.

Sep 18, 2020

Today’s episode is all about NON-HORMONAL BIRTH CONTROL OPTIONS! We’re unfortunately at the point where many women don’t even consider the possibility that non-hormonal birth control — but there are several non-hormonal options that can be highly effectie when used correctly! Today's episode outlines correct (perfect!) use of non-hormonal methods, as well as the benefits of combining methods to improve overall efficacy.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 8 week group coaching program! We start on October 6th! Will you be joining us?Click here to register now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • The typical success rate of non-hormonal birth control methods versus hormonal methods
  • How Fertility Awareness is as effective as you are 
  • Why it’s so important to take the time to fully learn a form of fertility awareness for it to be successful 
  • The various types of Fertility Awareness and how to figure out which one is right for you
  • The importance of truly understanding how your cycle works when using fertility awareness 
  • How fertility awareness based methods are so beneficial for overall health monitoring
  • Why you have to be fully committed when using a fertility awareness based method 
  • How to use condoms correctly 
  • Important reminders when using a diaphragm or cervical cap 
  • The efficacy rate of the withdrawal method and how to use it 
  • How to use non-hormonal birth control with a fertility awareness method 

Connect with Lisa:

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

Resources mentioned:

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

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Fertility Awareness Mastery Live: Postpartum Edition

This episode is sponsored by the upcoming Postpartum Edition of Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here to apply now!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

This episode is sponsored by my new book the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting. Click here to buy now.

Sep 11, 2020

Today I share a new episode in my Fertility Awareness Reality series! Emma and I breakdown the process of overcoming the very real fear of pregnancy when transitioning to using the fertility awareness method!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 8 week group coaching program! We start on October 6th! Will you be joining us?Click here to register now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Fear around having sex when not on hormonal birth control

  • How Emma managed her fertility prior to discovering Fertility Awareness

  • Emma’s period history, hormonal contraceptive and what lead her to Fertility Awareness charting

  • How discovering Fertility Awareness would have changed Emma’s relationship with her partner

  • Reasons why Emma didn’t go on hormonal birth control

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on 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 Sponsors:

Fertility Awareness Mastery Live: Postpartum Edition

This episode is sponsored by the upcoming Postpartum Edition of Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here to apply now!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

This episode is sponsored by my new book the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting. Click here to buy now.

Sep 4, 2020

Dr. Jess (Dr. Jessica Peatross) is a western trained medical doctor who began her journey into healing in 2009 when she graduated from the University of Louisville internal medicine residency program and began practicing as a hospitalist. She worked in hospitals for 6 years before she felt that patients deserved more than a pill for every ill. So she decided to train in functional medicine with Gerson therapy, ozone, herbalism and regenerative health.

Dr Jess is a well known herbal formulator, lecturer, and praised health educator. She is passionate about teaching people how to be their own best doctor by educating themselves and urging them to listen to their bodies.

In today’s episode, we dive into the world of hidden infections, parasites, and pathogens. Discover the unexpected health issues that could be causing fertility challenges!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 8 week group coaching program! We start on October 6th! Will you be joining us?Click here to register now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What drew Dr. Peatross to medicine and prompted her to shift her focus on medicine

  • Why Dr. Peatross describes residency as hazing

  • How some of these hidden illnesses can present themselves and how they can be missed by our traditional medical system

  • Where would someone get mould exposure and how to detect it in your body

  • What are the common symptoms of mould and how it can affect your health

  • Is there anything that a person can do to minimize the effect of mould

  • How to determine if your house is safe of mould

  • How individuals think they are immune from hidden pathogens, viruses and infections

  • Why some people get sick and some people do not when exposed to the same thing

  • How underlying infections and parasites can reap havoc on our health

  • How grinding teeth and a full moon are related to parasites

  • Where do parasites come from, what are the key signs of having a parasite and what are the treatments

  • How did Dr. Peatross develop the knowledge in these health related issues and how does one look for a Dr. who specializes in these issues

Connect with Dr. Jessica Peatross:

You can connect with Dr. Jessica on Facebook, Instagram, 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 Sponsors:

Fertility Awareness Mastery Live: Postpartum Edition

This episode is sponsored by the upcoming Postpartum Edition of Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here to apply now!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

This episode is sponsored by my new book the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting. Click here to buy now.

Aug 28, 2020

Today I share a new episode in my Pill Reality Series. Discover how Shannon’s junior high sex-education turned out to be an epic fail, and how she ultimately switched from hormonal birth control to fertility awareness to help her manage her diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.

Listen to The Fifth Vital Sign for free with your free 30 day trial of Audible! Click here to listen now

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self-Study Course. The most in-depth and comprehensive online fertility awareness self-study program available. Click here to join now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • The history of Shannon’s menstrual cycle and hormonal birth control

  • Shannon’s experience with High School sex education class

  • How sex education classes teach are focused on fear and guilt

  • Differences in how sex education is taught to adolescents

  • How Shannon’s lack of sex education filtered into her choices of preventing pregnancy and birth control

  • How birth control can affect your relationship

  • Shannon’s diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis and the cognitive changes

  • Shannon’s experience and side effects with the IUD

  • Why Shannon made the switch from hormonal birth control to fertility awareness
  • How Multiple Sclerosis forced Shannon to look at her health, body and symptoms 

Connect with Lisa:

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

Resources mentioned:

Related podcasts & blog posts:

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

A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsors:

Fertility Awareness Mastery Live: Postpartum Edition

This episode is sponsored by the upcoming Postpartum Edition of Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here to apply now!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

This episode is sponsored by my new book the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting. Click here to buy now.

Aug 21, 2020

Michelle Oravitz L.Ac, FABORM is an acupuncturist, ayurvedic practitioner, and certified hypnotherapist specializing in fertility health. Michelle was inspired to change her career from architecture to acupuncture after having her own reproductive imbalances resolved by her acupuncturist. Her method of treatment encompasses not only herbs and acupuncture, but also incorporates diet, supplements, essential oils, and most importantly the mind and how it influences conception. She helps women and couples both online and in person, and is the host of The Wholesome Fertility Podcast.

In today’s episode Michelle shares how the phases of the menstrual cycle are broken down in Chinese Medicine, and why your period has always been considered a vital sign in Eastern Medicine.

Listen to The Fifth Vital Sign  for free with your free 30 day trial of Audible! Click here to listen now.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self-Study Course. The most in-depth and comprehensive online fertility awareness self-study program available. Click here to join now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Why Michelle switched careers

  • How Chinese Medicine looks at the menstrual cycle

  • How Chinese Medicine compares to Western Medicine

  • What Michelle looks for in a woman’s menstrual cycle

  • Michelle’s suggestions to support women’s liver health

  • Michelle’s recommendations for women with heavy bleeding

  • How specific diets are not suitable for every woman and how they affect the menstrual cycle

  • Rule of acupuncture and addressing pain in reference to cramping

Connect with Michelle Oravitz:

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

Resources mentioned:

Related podcasts & blog posts:

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

A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsors:

Fertility Awareness Mastery Live: Postpartum Edition

This episode is sponsored by the upcoming Postpartum Edition of Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here to apply now!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

This episode is sponsored by my new book the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting. Click here to buy now.

Aug 14, 2020

Originally from South Africa, Deborah graduated from Naropa University with a Masters in Somatic Psychotherapy in 2005. She is a licensed clinical mental health counsellor. Her therapy practice is a multidisciplinary approach to health and wellness, using flower essences and somatic awareness in supporting each client’s unique process. She is a doula, a women’s wisdom circle leader, online educator and yoga teacher. She and her wife own Juniper, a yoga and healing arts center in Brooklyn. She co-owns Spirit Shop, a store specializing in women's menstrual, sexual and emotional health. Spirit Shop specializes in Vaginal Steaming, that make custom blends and steam saunas. She is a mama to her nearly 3 year old boy, Skye.

In today’s episode Deborah shares her experience of conceiving within a same-sex relationship. From the challenges of finding a sperm donor, to the process of home insemination, this conversation will open your eyes to the challenges gender & sexual minorities face when building their families.

Listen to The Fifth Vital Sign  for free with your free 30 day trial of Audible! Click here to listen 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:
  • Deborah’s journey getting pregnant in a same-sex marriage

  • Challenges in getting information for gender & sexual minorities

  • The process of getting pregnant when you have a sperm donor

  • Deborah’s experience with at home IUI

  • What options are available to get pregnant for LBGQ couples

  • How much sperm is taken by the sperm donor and the restrictions on ejaculation

  • Do all midwives do at home IUI’s

  • What is the sperm storage process and Deborah's experience with the clinic

  • Challenges that can arise once you have a sperm donor

  • The difference working with a known sperm donor versus a randomly chosen donor

Connect with Deborah Bagg:

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

Resources mentioned:

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

A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsors:

Fertility Awareness Mastery Live: Postpartum Edition

This episode is sponsored by the upcoming Postpartum Edition of Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here to apply now!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

This episode is sponsored by my new book the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting. Click here to buy now.

Aug 7, 2020

Christine McAlister is an entrepreneur, business coach and the author of the #1 bestseller The Income Replacement Formula: Seven Simple Steps To Doing What You Love And Making Six Figures From Anywhere. An expert on turning tragedy into triumph, she founded her company, Life With Passion, after the full-term stillbirth of her first daughter, Maeve. Christine helps high-achievers all over the world to quit their jobs, replace their incomes, and scale to 6 figures, doing what they are uniquely gifted to do. Christine, her husband and "rainbow babies," live with their 2 rescue dogs, near their Arabian horses, in Louisville, Kentucky.

“No matter what you’ve been through it’s possible to survive and thrive …You get to make your own meaning.”

— Christine McAlister

In today’s episode Christine shares her compelling story of fertility challenges, loss, and how she transformed a terrible situation into a beautiful one. Join us for a powerful and inspiring conversation, delving into rarely discussed topics from motherhood to life after miscarriage and stillbirth.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE Postpartum Edition! We start on August 12th! Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

 
Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Christine’s fertility journey
  • How Christine was able to get through her miscarriages, pregnancy loss and stillbirth
  • Christine’s experience delivering a stillbirth baby
  • How Christine found her midwife and how their relationship grew and the importance of their relationship
  • How Christine put fear and her previous trauma behind her and got thru her next two pregnancies
  • The similarity between Christine’s pregnancies
  • How common miscarriage is and why women don’t talk about it openly and more frequently
  • How Christine’s experiences transformed her and would she change her experience

Connect with Christine McAlister:

You can connect with Christine McAlister 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 Sponsors:

Fertility Awareness Mastery Live: Postpartum Edition

This episode is sponsored by the upcoming Postpartum Edition of Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here to apply now!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

This episode is sponsored by my new book the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting. Click here to buy now.

Jul 24, 2020

Dr. Jessica Drummond is the CEO of The Integrative Women’s Health Institute and author of Outsmart Endometriosis. She holds licenses in physical therapy and clinical nutrition and is a board certified health coach. She has 20 years of experience working with women with chronic pelvic pain, facilitates educational programs for women’s health professionals in more than 60 countries globally, and leads virtual wellness programs for people with endometriosis. Dr. Drummond lives and works with her husband and daughters between Houston, Texas, and Fairfield, Connecticut.

In today’s episode we delve into endometriosis. What it is, what causes it, and how you can treat it naturally. Discover why period pain, though common, is not considered “normal” — and what you can do to reduce and/or eliminate your pain!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE Postpartum Edition!  We start on August 12th! Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

 
Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What lead Jessica to study and delve into Women’s Health and period pain

  • What is endometriosis and the difference between paradigms

  • Period Pain is not always endometriosis

  • Challenges with surgery in response to endometriosis

  • Surgery is not always a requirement for endometriosis

  • Other options for those who are experiencing fertility issues or period pain who don’t want to go straight to surgery

  • Risks of birth control and using it as the cure for period pain

  • What causes endometriosis

 
Connect with Jessica Drummond:

You can connect with Jessica Drummond on his Website, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube.

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 Sponsors:

Fertility Awareness Mastery Live: Postpartum Edition

This episode is sponsored by the upcoming Postpartum Edition of Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here to apply now!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

This episode is sponsored by my new book the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting. Click here to buy now.

Jul 22, 2020

Today I’m sharing a special bonus episode all about postpartum charting! This episode is a replay of episode 291 (in case you missed it!) where I shared a whole episode on the most common questions I’ve received about postpartum charting — a topic I’ve had more and more questions about over the years.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE Postpartum Edition!  We start on August 12th! Will you be joining us?Click here  to register 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 Sponsors:

Fertility Awareness Mastery Live: Postpartum Edition

This episode is sponsored by the upcoming Postpartum Edition of Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here to apply now!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

This episode is sponsored by my new book the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting. Click here to buy now.

Jul 17, 2020

For more than 18 years, Dr. Marc Sklar (aka The Fertility Expert)  has been helping couples struggling to conceive empower their fertility naturally with his online fertility programs and virtual consultations. He’s the creator of FertilityTV, a youtube channel dedicated to natural fertility with over 100,000 subscribers, the founder of the Reproductive Wellness Clinic in San Diego California and the clinical director of MarcSklar.com helping couples via online programs and virtual coaching.

He has extensive experience and expertise in treating and resolving the causes of infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss with classical Acupuncture and Chinese Medicines. A Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Board Certified Herbalist and Oriental Medicine Practitioner, and President of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM), Sklar approaches his patients with an open mind, compassion and a medically integrative perspective.

In today’s episode we delve into male factor infertility! Learn how to interpret your partner’s semen analysis, when you should be asking for one, how to get your partner on board with testing, and so much more!

Join us for an upcoming Masterclass all about Postpartum Cycle Charting on Wednesday July 22nd! Click here to register now!  You’ll want to register to gain access to the replay even if you aren’t able to join live!

 
Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Shift in the way the public look at Male Factor Infertility but not a shift in mainstream medicine

  • Why the responsibility for infertility issues is typically put on the female versus the male

  • Difference between what the lab results say and what’s optimal for natural conception

  • All men can improve their health and sperm and it may not be in their diet

  • What can the female partner do whether or not their partner has had a sperm an analysis 

  • Things that can impair and improve sperm production

  • How to address habit attachments with couples where one partners habits could be affecting fertility

  • What the parameters are like on the female side

  • How the numbers in the tests and labs relate to your health

  • Both males and females need to be open to improving ourselves to assist in fertility
  • How fear forces us into making decisions

Connect with Marc Sklar:

You can connect with Marc Sklar on his 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 Sponsors:

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

This episode is sponsored by my new book the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting. 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 10, 2020

Professor Kruger, the founder of the first IVF clinic in South Africa (Tygerberg Fertility Clinic, Stellenbosch University), is also the proud co-founder and partner of Aevitas Fertility Clinic, established in 2003. Prof Kruger acted as leader of the team at Tygerberg Fertility Clinic, which lead to

  • The first test tube baby in South Africa (1984);
  • The first frozen embryo pregnancy in South Africa, (1988);
  • The first baby born from ICSI (intra cytoplasmic sperm injection) in South Africa (1995)
  • Standardisation of international sperm morphology guidelines, by the World Health Organisation (WHO), from research conducted by the team.

From a personal and clinical perspective, Professor Kruger believes in a holistic approach towards infertility and always tries to assist his patients by solving problems in the simplest and most cost effect way possible.

In today’s episode we talk about male factor infertility, and the important role sperm morphology plays in natural conception.

Join us for an upcoming Masterclass all about Postpartum Cycle Charting on Wednesday July 22nd! Click here to register now!  You’ll want to register to gain access to the replay even if you aren’t able to join live!

 
Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What brought Professor Kruger to focus on fertility challenges and more specifically, challenges in sperm morphology

  • Professor Kruger’s analyzation of sperm and that certain sperm shapes have a connection with pregnancy rates

  • What is morphology?

  • If morphology effects fertilization?

  • What the impact of male infertility can have on a couple trying to conceive naturally

  • What a female should know about morphology

  • What are things men can focus on when they are identified to have low morphology

  • The time frame a couple can expect it to take for the changes to take effect

  • Professor Kruger’s perspective on the decline in male sperm count and quality

  • Whether there is a link between morphology and quality of the sperm in terms of integrity of the DNA.

  • There are practical things to improve the quality of the males sperm if problems are detected in the males sperm

Connect with Professor Kruger:

You can connect with Professor Kruger on his 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 Sponsors:

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

This episode is sponsored by my new book the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting. 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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