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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: July, 2020
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.

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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 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!

Jul 3, 2020

Today I share a new episode in my Fertility Awareness Reality Series. Tune into my conversation with Michelle to learn more about how she is using fertility awareness for birth control, and how she is managing/overcoming her painful periods.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 8 week group coaching program!  We start on July 7th! Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

 
Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Michelle’s period history

  • What led Michelle to choose Fertility Awareness Method

  • How Michelle's menstrual cycle was a clear indicator that she had a serious health problem

  • Michelle’s diagnosis of Leukemia forced her off the pill

  • How her period saved her life and the reproductive symptoms were what got her to the doctor

  • What it was like to get her period at such a young age

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:

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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