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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: January, 2020
Jan 31, 2020

Sarah E. Hill is at the forefront of groundbreaking research on the effects of the pill. A star psychologist with a PhD from the University of Texas, she studied with one of the founding fathers of evolutionary psychology, David M. Buss. In less than a decade, she’s published over 50 scientific articles and has secured half a million dollars’ worth of federal research grant money to study women, their health, and their mating and sexual psychology. She is regularly features in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Scientific American, The Economist, and many others.

In today’s episode we talk about Sarah’s groundbreaking book This Is Your Brain On Birth Control. Learn about the different ways hormonal birth control changes our brain, our emotions, and the ways we interact with others!

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.

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!

 

 
Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Sarah’s personal experience with birth control that led her to further research the influence of birth control on your brain
  • How sex hormones work in men vs. women 
  • Why we need to steer away from thinking sex hormones in the brain are threatening to women or feminism 
  • The affects of estrogen on women across the menstrual cycle
  • How our hormones impact our own behavior and influence the behavior of men around us 
  • How at high fertility, women have more interest in genetic compatibility of men via scent 
  • Why women who are on birth control do not get a surge in estrogen and therefore it impacts their partner choice 
  • The importance of remembering there are other factors that will impact your partner choice besides your birth control status
  • Why it’s so important to be aware of the effects of birth control so if you choose to be on it, you know why you may experience changes in your body or mind 
  • Why you should always trust your body and not take no for an answer from your doctor whether you choose to be on or off birth control

 

Connect with Dr. Sarah E. Hill:

You can connect with Sarah on her Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, 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!

 

Jan 24, 2020

Today’s episode is all about reusable menstrual cups! I dive into the most common questions about using menstrual cups from insertion and cleaning, to emptying your cup in public washrooms! Nothing is TMI in this episode, and you’ll definitely want to tune in if you’ve been considering making the switch!

Today’s episode is sponsored by INTIMINA™. Discover a healthier, cost-effective and eco-friendly alternative to disposable period products. Made from 100% medical grade silicone, INTIMINA's reusable menstrual cups are body-safe, ultra-smooth and hygienic.

Head over to fertilityfriday.com/INTIMINA today to find your perfect cup, and enter the promo code: FERTILITY15 for 15% off on all cups!

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:
  • Fun facts about INTIMINA™
  • How reusable menstrual cups are financially cheaper over time
  • Practical benefits of using menstrual cups
  • How changing to menstrual cups reduces your exposure to chemicals contained in pads or tampons
  • How to know what size and shape cup you need
  • What to do with the cup before you use for the first time
  • The proper way to insert and remove a period cup
  • The importance of having a backup when first starting to use a cup
  • How to clean your menstrual cup
  • Why silicone is one of the choice materials for a cup
  • Benefits for young girls to use a cup
  • Lisa’s overall experience with the INTIMINA™ menstrual cups
  • The characteristics of the INTIMINA™ Ziggy Cup and how it is like a diaphragm
  • The difference in the INTIMINA™ Lily Cups
  • The benefits of the Lily Cup Compact when on the go
  • How the Lily Cup One is a great size menstrual cup for a moderate-light period
  • The only challenge Lisa had when trying the INTIMINA™ menstrual cups

 

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:

INTIMINA™

Head over to fertilityfriday.com/INTIMINA today to find your perfect cup, and enter the promo code: FERTILITY15 for 15% off on all cups!

Conceiving With Fertility Awareness

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.

 

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!

 

Jan 17, 2020

Today I share an new episode in my Pill Reality Series with my guest Katherine! She shares her experience with the hormonal IUD, the pill 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 and when did Katherine start using hormonal birth control
  • What were some of the side effects she experienced on hormonal contraceptives
  • How the insertion process for the IUD was for Katherine
  • What was Katherine’s pain level during her menstrual cycle on and off the various forms of hormonal birth control
  • Why would Katherine’s doctor not give her the Copper IUD
  • Lisa and Katherine touch on studies about women making poor partner choices when on hormonal contraceptives
  • The importance of doing what feels best for you and your body even when your doctor may not agree
  • What was the Kyleena IUD like for Katherine
  • What happened to Katherine’s symptoms after removal of the IUD

 

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!

 

Jan 10, 2020

Today I share an on-air client session with Natalie! In today’s episode Natalie and I deconstruct her recent anovulatory cycle, and we also discuss factors that impact basal body temperature!

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 Natalie began taking hormonal birth control 
  • How did the various forms of birth control affect Natalie
  • What Natalie stopped using birth control
  • What led Natalie to start using the Fertility Awareness Method
  • How had Natalie’s anxiety and depression changed since getting off the pill 
  • What Natalie’s cycles have been like since coming off the pill
  • How training for a marathon has affected Natalie’s cycle
  • What is an anovulatory cycle 

 

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!

 

Jan 3, 2020

Today I share an on-air client session with Kallie! In today’s episode Kallie shares her experience making the transition from hormonal birth control to fertility awareness! She also shares some of the challenges she’s faced with her cycle post-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:
  • When  and why Kallie began hormonal birth control 
  • Why Kallie chose to stop using hormonal birth control
  • Some symptoms Kallie experienced after coming off the pill 
  • The amount of time it took for Kallie to get her period after the pill
  • The difference between pre and post-ovulatory temperature ranges 
  • Why Kallie should note how she has restless sleep or increased stress when charting
  • Why your temperature strikes during your cycle 
  • The benefits of checking your cervix when charting
  • Why mucus production can be lower the first few cycles post-pill
  • How has the fertility awareness method affected Kallie
  • Why not to be truly concerned about the length of your period when your body is still normalizing
  • Why it is not about having a perfect chart, but about what your body is doing health wise 
  • Pros and Cons of starting o chart right after coming off the pill or waiting till your cycles normalize
  • Kallie’s biggest fear when coming off the pill 

 

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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