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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: August, 2020
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.

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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.

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:

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.

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:

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.

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.

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