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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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Dec 31, 2021

Today I’m sharing a brand new interview with Lacey Dun — all about supporting thyroid function!

Lacey Dunn, MS, RD, LD, CPT is a functional medicine dietitian specializing in physique enhancement, weight management, thyroid disorders, PCOS, adrenal dysfunction, and metabolic resistance through her online coaching platform called UpliftFit Nutrition. She's also the host of UpliftFit Nutrition radio. Lacey's goal as a dietitian is to provide the tools that people need in order to achieve a healthy, and balanced diet while simultaneously helping them to grow and thrive in all aspects of their lives. Her best-selling book "The Women's Guide to Hormonal Harmony" which is available on Amazon gives women the knowledge, tools, and confidence to rebalance your hormones, master your metabolism, and become the boss of your own body no matter if you've got a thyroid disorder, hormonal imbalance, or gut problems.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship program, Class of 2022!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship Program! We start the first week of January! For details and to apply now Click here  to register now!

Today’s episode is also 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:

  • Lacey's personal journey that led her to the field she works in and what promoted her to write her book
  • Lacey's experience with doctors and getting tested for her thyroid issues
  • How Lacey helps her clients advocate for their health with their doctors
  • Most common symptoms of thyroid issues
  • Difference between hypo and hyper thyroidism 
  • How your diet and exercise routine effect your thyroid
  • Key nutrients and food sources that support a healthy thyroid

Connect with Lacey:

You can connect with Lacey on her website, Facebook and Instagram.

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

A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsors:

Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship Program (FAMM)

This episode is sponsored by FAMM! Are you a women's health practitioner looking for a solid way to incorporate comprehensive fertility awareness chart analysis into your practice? If yes, FAMM is the program you've been waiting for. Click here to apply now!

Fertility Friday | Fertility Awareness Programs

This episode is sponsored by my Fertility Awareness Programs! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here to apply now!

Dec 24, 2021

In today’s episode Dani Sheriff shares her experience in the FAMM program, and how it has enhanced her professional practice. She also shares her birth story. Dani was pregnant during the FAMM program, and gave birth to her beautiful baby daughter during covid/lockdown times.

Dani Sheriff is an Australian-Born, Austin based Podcaster, YouTuber and digital illustrator. She is the host of The Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Podcast and founder of The HA Society – a podcast and online community for women who care about getting their periods.

She’s just like every other person in the world, she struggles with her body image and self worth. Being obsessed with looking ‘the correct way’ took so much energy both physically and mentally. She had absolutely nothing to show for it. No one was congratulating her or thanking her for impacting their lives. She didn’t have an enjoyable social life or a menstrual cycle. Nothing.

She lost both her time and her fertility.

So she realized she needed to change. She started eating and resting and her body started to heal. With all this new-found time and energy, she picked up a pen and started to draw women with real bodies, having real thoughts and struggling through real barriers. And people liked it. They started thanking her for the impact that her work was having on them. That’s when Dani realized she was starting to make an impact and found her calling. She then started podcasting and YouTubing to keep the message spreading.

Since then, she’s grown a following of women (and men) who are trying to free up mental and physical space so that they can actually do real work. She does this by creating art, podcasts and YouTube videos. That’s her mission. And none of it had anything to do with making herself smaller or hungry.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship program, Class of 2022!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship Program! We start the first week of January! For details Click here  to apply now!

Today’s episode is also 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:

  • Dani's experience with charting
  • How charting can be successful for someone who is not having a period
  • What is HA and why does it result in the loss of a period
  • How to identify HA with charting
  • Dani's experience having with child birth while having covid
  • Dani's advice on preparing for birth
  • How Dani's experience with childbirth impact her

Connect with Dani:

You can connect with Dani on her website, email, 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 Mentorship Program (FAMM)

This episode is sponsored by FAMM! Are you a women's health practitioner looking for a solid way to incorporate comprehensive fertility awareness chart analysis into your practice? If yes, FAMM is the program you've been waiting for. Click here to apply now!

Fertility Friday | Fertility Awareness Programs

This episode is sponsored by my Fertility Awareness Programs! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here to apply now!

Dec 17, 2021

In today’s episode Dr. Jen shares her personal experience using the FAMM framework to improve both her own cycle parameters and her clients.

Dr. Jen Goldsmith is a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor serving families at her clinic, Lux Family Chiropractic, in White Bear Lake Minnesota . She is a graduate of The University of Wisconsin Madison where she received her Bachelor's of Science in Dietetics before pursuing her Doctorate of Chiropractic at Northwestern Health Sciences University. Dr. Jen is Pediatric and Webster certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. She has a passion for working with growing families as they navigate their conception, pregnancy and postpartum journeys. She is almost complete with her Fertility Awareness Method Practitioner training and is hopeful to continue her work with young women as they navigate understanding their cycles to unlock the next level of their health journey.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship program, Class of 2022!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship Program! We start the first week of January! For details Click here  to apply now!

Today’s episode is also 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:

  • How the course changed the way Jen interacts with her own clients
  • What Jenna learned about herself during the FAMM course 
  • What Jenna discovered about herself during her luteal phase 
  • How diet and exercise impacted Jenna's menstrual cycle 
  • The importance of putting time in for taking care of yourself
  • Caffeine and its effects on your health and cycle
  • How learning about her cycle is going to help her relate more to her clients
  • What Jenna learned and implemented to help fix her short luteal phase

Connect with Dr. Jen:

You can connect with Dr. Jen on her website and email.

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 Mentorship Program (FAMM)

This episode is sponsored by FAMM! Are you a women's health practitioner looking for a solid way to incorporate comprehensive fertility awareness chart analysis into your practice? If yes, FAMM is the program you've been waiting for. Click here to apply now!

Fertility Friday | Fertility Awareness Programs

This episode is sponsored by my Fertility Awareness Programs! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here to apply now!

Dec 10, 2021

Join me for an epic interview with filmmakers Ricki Lake & Abby Epstein to discuss their latest documentary The Business of Birth Control!

From acting and producing, to dancing her way into the hearts of television audiences, Emmy Award-winning television host Ricki Lake is a pop culture icon who has built a career on her graciously candid sensibility and her authentic, relatable nature. At age 24, Lake became one of the youngest daily talk show hosts in history with the debut of The Ricki Lake Show. She has also co-written two books, released a 4 part-DVD series, and served as an Executive Producer of several documentaries.

Abby Epstein made her film directing debut at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival with the documentary, V-Day: Until the Violence Stops, featuring Jane Fonda, Salma Hayek, and Rosie Perez. . In 2007, she teamed up with Ricki Lake for their widely acclaimed documentary, The Business of Being Born, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was released by New Line Cinema/Netflix and broadcast on Showtime.

Sixty years after the pill revolutionized women's emancipation, "The Business of Birth Control" examines the complex relationship between hormonal birth control and women’s health and liberation. The documentary traces the feminist movement to investigate and expose the pill's risks alongside the racist legacy of hormonal contraception and its ongoing weaponization against communities of coluor.  Weaving together the stories of bereaved parents, body literacy activists and femtech innovators, the film reveals a new generation seeking holistic and ecological alternatives to the pill while redefining the meaning of reproductive justice.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship program, Class of 2022!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship Program! We start the first week of January! For details Click here  to apply now!

Today’s episode is also 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:

  • How the movie, "The Business of Birth Control" came to fruition
  • Ricki and Abby's perception on birth control and the side effects before and after the film
  • Thoughts from Ricki and Abby on the criticism of birth control
  • Ricki and Abby's comments on women's side effects from birth control
  • Thoughts on why doctors continue to give women birth control
  • What Ricki and Abby discovered about the business of birth control

Connect with Abby and Ricki:

You can connect with Abby and Ricki on their Website, FacebookInstagram and email.

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

A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsors:

Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship Program (FAMM)

This episode is sponsored by FAMM! Are you a women's health practitioner looking for a solid way to incorporate comprehensive fertility awareness chart analysis into your practice? If yes, FAMM is the program you've been waiting for. Click here to apply now!

Fertility Friday | Fertility Awareness Programs

This episode is sponsored by my Fertility Awareness Programs! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here to apply now!

Dec 3, 2021

In today’s episode Nora shares her personal experience using the FAMM framework to improve both her own cycle parameters as well as to support her conception clients!

Nora DeBora is a Preconception Health Coach and Holistic Nutritionist who helps women prepare for pregnancy and have a healthy baby after 30. Through her signature program, Master Your Cycle To Get Pregnant, she teaches women how to optimize their hormones and fertility by harnessing the power of their menstrual cycle with nutrition, cycle charting and self care practices. When she’s not coaching, you can find her indulging in gourmet burgers, sweating in a yoga class, or on long hikes with her husky.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship program, Class of 2022!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship Program! We start the first week of January! For details Click here  to apply now!

Today’s episode is also 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!

Learn how to eat for your menstrual cycle by downloading your Eat To Get Pregnant Guide at www.naturallynora.ca/eat

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Topics discussed in today's episode:

  • Nora's menstrual cycle history and how she managed her fertility
  • What led Nora to jump in the practitioner program
  • Why Nora transitioned her focus on the work she does now
  • Nora's experience during the insertion and removal of the IUD
  • Nora's experience charting her own cycle
  • Nora's PMS symptoms and how she corrected them naturally 
  • How to analyze and find out the root cause of low progesterone

Connect with Nora:

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

Resources mentioned:

Related podcasts & blog posts:

Join the community! Follow Fertility Friday on Instagram! 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 Mentorship Program (FAMM)

This episode is sponsored by FAMM! Are you a women's health practitioner looking for a solid way to incorporate comprehensive fertility awareness chart analysis into your practice? If yes, FAMM is the program you've been waiting for. Click here to apply 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!

Nov 26, 2021

In today’s episode Brittany shares her personal experience with endometriosis, and how FAMM has impacted her women’s health nutrition practice!

Brittany is a Reproductive Health Practitioner with certifications in Nutrition, Fertility Awareness Instruction (FEMM) and Cycle Coaching.

She helps women who feel like something is “off” with their cycles uncover and restore their reproductive health. Her clients often experience symptoms such as period pain, acne, irregular periods and abnormal cervical mucus patterns. Whether the goal is to strengthen overall health or to confidently conceive, her full-body approach leaves her clients feeling better, heard and empowered to make the necessary changes.

There are no off-limit topics with Brittany. She teaches cycle charting to remove the fear and the unknown around our cycles. She answers the questions her clients have never found suitable responses for like, "is my cervical discharge normal” and “am I healthy enough to conceive”?

Having battled through chronic period pain for years, Brittany is also an endometriosis advocate who has seen and felt first-hand the indifference to the condition. Through her consultations and chart reviews, Brittany helps her clients champion their well-being with data-backed clarity.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship program, Class of 2022!

 Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship Program! We start the first week of January! For details Click here  to apply now!

Today’s episode is also 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:

  • Brittany's menstrual cycle and contraceptive history
  • What prompted Brittany to jump in the the FAMM class to incorporate in her practice
  • Brittany's period pain before she got on the pill
  • How Brittany used her period to get to the bottom of her health issues
  • Challenges Brittany faced to find the support she needed
  • How the FAMM program helped Brittany look at her cycle and symptoms differently

Connect with Brittany:

You can connect with Brittany on her Instagram or LinkedIn.

Resources mentioned:

Related podcasts & blog posts:

Join the community! Follow Fertility Friday on Instagram! 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 Mentorship Program (FAMM)

This episode is sponsored by FAMM! Are you a women's health practitioner looking for a solid way to incorporate comprehensive fertility awareness chart analysis into your practice? If yes, FAMM is the program you've been waiting for. Click here to apply 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!

Nov 19, 2021

In today’s episode, Lilliana shares her personal journey healing from an abnormal bleeding episode that lasted several months. Discover how the her experience in the FAMM program helped both personally and professionally!

Lilliana is a massage therapist and Abdominal Therapy practitioner, who helps women suffering from physical pain and discomfort in their bodies. Lilliana is also a Womb Awareness Coach and loves to help women feel empowered through an intimate connection to the belly and womb. Creating a connection to their inner knowing and moving from a place of feeling stuck to a place of clarity and radiance.

More recently, Lilliana has joined the Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship program and is excited to share the many benefits of cycle charting and teaching women how to identify their fertile signs.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship program, Class of 2022!

 Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship Program! We start the first week of January! Early-bird pricing is available until Friday November 26th. For details Click here  to apply now!

Today’s episode is also 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:

  • Lilliana’s menstrual cycle and hormonal contraceptive history

  • How Lilliana got involved in abdominal therapy

  • Why Lilliana wanted to learn about the Fertility Awareness Method

  • What was happening with Lilliana’s cycle prior to Lisa’s program

  • Lilliana’s symptoms of perimenopause

  • Lilliana’s experience with tinctures and a naturopath

  • How Lilliana connected her diet to her transitional phase

Connect with Lilliana:

You can connect with Lilliana on her website and  email.

Resources mentioned:

Related podcasts & blog posts:

Join the community! Follow Fertility Friday on Instagram! 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 12, 2021

Discover what Haley learned from her own cycle, and why she mentioned that her income doubled as a result of her participation on the FAMM program!

Haley is a women’s health practitioner specializing in feeding hormones properly and charting menstrual cycles to consciously conceive, avoid pregnancy, and screen for cervical health. She is the creator of Fertility Freedom, a 1:1 program that weaves together cutting-edge nutrition research, constitutional dietetics, and tracking the health of your fertility using the fertility awareness method. She is also the founder of The Fertility Freedom Workshop, a group experience with leading fertility experts to help women prepare their body for pregnancy. Her mission is to equip you with the inspiration, courage, and know-how to practicing body literacy and advocating for your cycle, constitution, and health.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship program, Class of 2022!

 Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship Program! We start the first week of January! Early-bird pricing is available until Friday November 26th. For details Click here  to apply now!

Today’s episode is also 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:

  • Haley’s period and birth control history

  • What led Haley to register for the FAMM course

  • Why Haley turned to the fertility awareness method

  • How culture and societies messaging impact girls outlook on periods

  • How charting and the FAMM program shifted Haley’s mindset on her cycle

  • How Haley’s experience charting herself shifted her approach on contraception

Connect with Haley:

You can connect with Haley on InstagramLinkedIn, and her website.

Resources mentioned:

Related podcasts & blog posts:

Join the community! Follow Fertility Friday on Instagram! 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 5, 2021

Join me as I break down some of the incredible benefits of incorporating fertility awareness into your professional practice.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship program, Class of 2022!

 Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship Program! We start the first week of January! Early-bird pricing is available until Friday November 26th. For details Click here  to apply now!

Today’s episode is also 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:

  • Common myths about fertility awareness and charting

  • Helps to provide a unique individualized care to your clients

  • Gives an objective way to monitor and measure progress

  • Help breakdown and dogmas on client care and breakout preconceived notions

  • Allows you to serve your clients

  • Forces you to go deeper with clients

  • Provides a motivational tool for clients

  • Teaches you the complexity and resilience of the human body

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on the Fertility Friday Website, and on Facebook and Twitter.

Resources mentioned:

Related podcasts & blog posts:

Join the community! Follow Fertility Friday on Instagram! 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 29, 2021

Today I’m sharing a new episode in my pill reality series. My guest Annie shares her terrible IUD experience as well as her not so great experiences with the implant and the depo shot.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self Study Program!

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!

Today’s episode is also sponsored by Saturee! Liver is one of the most nutrient dense foods available! Liver is rich in folate, choline, vitamin B12, iron, vitamin A, selenium, zinc, coenzyme Q10 and the list goes on, but unless you grew up eating it, you may have a hard time loving the taste. Saturee A+ liver capsules contain 100% Australian grass fed and finished beef liver with no fillers or preservatives. Click here to purchase today and enter coupon code FERTILITYFRIDAY for a 5% discount off your order!

Topics discussed in today's episode:

  • Annie’s menstrual cycle and contraceptive history

  • Annie’s side effects after she got off the Depo shot

  • Annie’s Doctors perspective on her side effects from the Depo shot

  • How Annie figured out her bodies reactions were related to birth control

  • How Annie discovered the tumor in her breast

  • Timeline of how long it took Annie to recover from the depo shot

  • What happened to Annie after she got off the depo shot

  • Annie’s experience and side effects from the implant

  • How effective the implant is

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on the Fertility Friday Website, and on Facebook and Twitter.

Resources mentioned:

Related podcasts & blog posts:

Join the community! Follow Fertility Friday on Instagram! 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 22, 2021

Today’s episode focuses on high-risk pregnancies. My guest Parijat Deshpande shares specific strategies for coping with the stressful realities of high risk pregnancies to ultimately reduce birth complications and reduce the risk of having a pre-term birth.

Parijat Deshpande is the leading integrative high-risk pregnancy specialist, somatic trauma professional and speaker and author who guides women to improve their pregnancy complications so they can reduce their risk of preterm birth. Her unique neurobiological approach has served hundreds of women to manage pregnancy complications and reclaim a safety and trust in their bodies that they thought was eroded forever. Parijat is the author of bestselling book Pregnancy Brain: A Mind-Body Approach to Stress Management During a High-Risk Pregnancy. She is also the host of the popular podcast Delivering Miracles®️, that discusses the real, raw side of family-building including infertility, loss, high-risk pregnancy, bed rest, prematurity and healing once baby comes home.

Learn more about Parijat Deshpande and her work at www.parijatdeshpande.com.

 

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self Study Program!

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!

Today’s episode is also sponsored by Saturee! Liver is one of the most nutrient dense foods available! Liver is rich in folate, choline, vitamin B12, iron, vitamin A, selenium, zinc, coenzyme Q10 and the list goes on, but unless you grew up eating it, you may have a hard time loving the taste. Saturee A+ liver capsules contain 100% Australian grass fed and finished beef liver with no fillers or preservatives. Click here to purchase today and enter coupon code FERTILITYFRIDAY for a 5% discount off your order!

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Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What inspired Parijat to begin her work in women’s health
  • How her own fertility and pregnancy journey impacted her
  • Identifying what stress really is and how it affects the body
  • Strategies to manage your stress during pregnancy
  • How stress can affect your menstrual cycle
  • Knowing when is the right time to use specific tools (meditation, journaling, etc.) in your stress cycle
  • The importance of getting yourself back to safety post-trauma before getting pregnant again
  • Why it’s important to remember we cannot feel joy if we don’t feel safe
  • Positive effects of re-regulating your nervous system during pregnancy

Connect with Parijat:

You can connect with Parijat on her Facebook, Website, and LinkedIn.

Resources mentioned:

Related podcasts & blog posts:

Join the community! Follow Fertility Friday on Instagram! 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 15, 2021

The first part of today’s episode focuses on my guest Justine’s fertility journey which culminated with her pregnancy at age 43 with twins. The second part focuses on Justine’s professional work in the area of gluten sensitivity, Celiac, and fertility.

Justine Bold has worked as an academic in the UK at the University of Worcester since 2008. She is now also Program Director for CPD in the Medical School at Cardiff University. She has written articles on infertility, appeared in the media and coedited a book entitled ‘Integrated approaches to Infertility, IVF and Recurrent Miscarriage’ that was published in 2016. She has published widely in academic journals on gluten and celiac disease and also on the integrative management of female reproductive health conditions. She is working towards PhD by publication having also co-authored a book on Mental Health in 2019 and recently contributed chapters to an upcoming text book ‘Gluten related disorders’ to be published by Elsevier.

Justine had a long personal journey to motherhood starting with a pregnancy loss in her early thirties finally becoming a mum in her forties. She is passionate about raising awareness about the infertility experience and in helping healthcare professionals to understand patients and clients to improve patient care and she is currently working on research projects in this area. She also appeared in the UK at Fertility Fest in 2018 and at the Fertility Show in Manchester in 2019.

To learn more: https://www.worcester.ac.uk/about/profiles/justine-bold

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/1700118-bold-justine

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self Study Program!

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!

Today’s episode is also sponsored by Saturee! Liver is one of the most nutrient dense foods available! Liver is rich in folate, choline, vitamin B12, iron, vitamin A, selenium, zinc, coenzyme Q10 and the list goes on, but unless you grew up eating it, you may have a hard time loving the taste. Saturee A+ liver capsules contain 100% Australian grass fed and finished beef liver with no fillers or preservatives. Click here to purchase today and enter coupon code FERTILITYFRIDAY for a 5% discount off your order!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • How gluten can impact fertility

  • Justine's personal experience with fertility challenges and how it lead her into to become a nutritional practitioner

  • How our culture addresses fertility

  • Connection between endometriosis and fertility

  • Justine's experience with endometriosis

  • What is celiac disease and what is the difference between the disease and gluten sensitivity

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Oct 8, 2021

Discover why low-fat diets are terrible for both testosterone and sperm production in men in today’s episode with Joe Whittaker.

Joe Whittaker is a clinical nutritionist and researcher. He holds a master's degree in Nutritional Therapy, from the University of Worcester. His research has been published in top academic journals, and widely covered by the media. His academic research is focused on men's health, particularly testosterone and sperm health. He also runs a private clinic in the UK, and has helped a variety of clients improve their health and well being.

Link to his research study: Low-fat diets and testosterone in men: Systematic review and meta-analysis of intervention studies ~

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self Study Program!

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!

Today’s episode is also sponsored by Saturee! Liver is one of the most nutrient dense foods available! Liver is rich in folate, choline, vitamin B12, iron, vitamin A, selenium, zinc, coenzyme Q10 and the list goes on, but unless you grew up eating it, you may have a hard time loving the taste. Saturee A+ liver capsules contain 100% Australian grass fed and finished beef liver with no fillers or preservatives. Click here to purchase today and enter coupon code FERTILITYFRIDAY for a 5% discount off your order!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • How nutrition relates to sperm health and testosterone production

  • What men can do to support their testosterone and sperm health

  • Joe’s background and what led home to focus on men’s health

  • How calorie restriction effects men

  • How men and women’s bodies are affected differently by intermittent fasting

  • Insight on Joe’s research study

  • Correlation between men’s testosterone production and sperm production

  • What does testosterone decline

  • What can men do to combat a decline in their testosterone

  • What are the micronutrients that are key to men’s health

  • Why would a vegetarian and vegan diet not be optimal for reproduction

Connect with Joe:

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

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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!

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Oct 1, 2021

Discover how to improve egg quality in today’s interview with Aimee Raupp!

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. Her latest book, The Egg Quality Diet: A clinically proven 100-day fertility diet to balance hormones, reduce inflammation, improve egg quality & optimize your ability to get & stay pregnant was released in June 2021.

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.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self Study Program!

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!

Today’s episode is also sponsored by Saturee!  Liver is one of the most nutrient dense foods available! Liver is rich in folate, choline, vitamin B12, iron, vitamin A, selenium, zinc, coenzyme Q10 and the list goes on, but unless you grew up eating it, you may have a hard time loving the taste. Saturee A+ liver capsules contain 100% Australian grass fed and finished beef liver with no fillers or preservatives. Click here  to purchase today and enter coupon code FERTILITYFRIDAY for a 5% discount off your order!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Why Aimee chose to write her newest book on dieting

  • What we can do to improve egg quality

  • The parameters that Aimee looks at to see if things are in working order

  • Aimee’s approach on supplements and improving egg quality

  • Aimee’s thoughts on vegan and vegetarian diets and how they affect the menstrual cycle and egg quality

  • Outcomes from one of Aimee’s clients who switched to her suggested diet to increase egg quality

  • Symptoms women encounter during Aimee’s diet

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

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The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

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Sep 24, 2021

Low progesterone? Short luteal phase? Moderate to severe PMS? You’ll want to tune into today’s episode to learn how to balance your hormones by boosting your progesterone levels!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self Study Program!

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:
  • What a normal cycle is supposed to look like

  • What does your cycle look like when there is low progesterone

  • Common signs of low progesterone

  • What is the luteal phase

  • How do you determine if your progesterone is low

  • What is the value in doing hormone testing

  • Importance of testing on the correct day

  • How to time your progesterone testing

  • Strategies to  boost progesterone production in the luteal phase

Connect with Lisa

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

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The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

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

Sep 17, 2021

Are your temperatures too low? Find out whether your temperatures are in the normal range, and what to do if your temps are too low!

Today’s episode is sponsored by FAM LIVE!

Today’s episode is sponsored by Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE, my 10 week group coaching program! We start on September 21st! Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What is BBT

  • Why do we track BBT

  • What is BBT’s connection to your ovulation

  • Lisa’s thermometer recommendation

  • How to identify if your temperature is in a normal range

  • The relationship between your temperature and the pre and post ovulation phase

  • Reasons why your temperatures could be too low that are not health related

  • How to ensure you are taking your temperature accurately

  • What do you do if your temperatures are too low

  • Most common reasons why your BBT could be low

  • The link between your temperature and your metabolism & your diet

  • How long you should track to see if your temperature is health related

Connect with Lisa

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

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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

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Sep 10, 2021

Most women jump into fertility awareness to conceive or avoid pregnancy, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg! In today’s brand new on-air client session, discover how Meg is utilizing the menstrual cycle as a vital sign in her life.

Today’s episode is sponsored by FAM LIVE!

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

  • Meg’s transition off hormonal contraceptives to Fertility Awareness Methods

  • What prompted Meg to make to come off hormonal birth control

  • Meg’s side effects and symptoms that raised awareness and concern

  • Link between IBS and contraceptives

  • History of birth control

  • How birth control works

  • Importance of listening to your body and paying attention to the warning signs

  • Why Meg wants to spread the knowledge she has learned about hormonal birth control

Connect with Lisa.

You can connect with Lisa on the Fertility Friday Website, and on Facebook and Twitter.

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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 3, 2021

Thinking of coming off the pill? In today’s brand new on-air client session, discover how Sydney managed the transition from birth control to fertility awareness. Sydney also shares her experience managing her period pain naturally.

Today’s episode is sponsored by FAM LIVE!

Today’s episode is sponsored by Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE, my 10 week group coaching program! We start on September 21st! Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • The aspects of Fertility Awareness Method

  • Sydney’s menstrual cycle history

  • Sydney’s path to the Fertility Awareness Method

  • What Sydney’s experience with birth control

  • The difference in Sydney's period before and after the pill
  • How Sydney has been managing her fertility since she came off the pill

  • How Sydney managed her period pain naturally

Connect with Lisa.

You can connect with Lisa on the Fertility Friday Website, and on Facebook and Twitter.

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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.

 

Aug 27, 2021

Should you rely on ovulation predictor kits when you’re trying to conceive? Find out in today’s episode of the 2021 summer replay series!

In this solo episode, I am tackling the topic of Ovulation Predictor Kits! I talk about OPKs and why I don’t think they are all they’re cracked up to be. I share why relying solely on OPKs can reduce your chances of conception in some cases, and why your body gives you much more reliable signs to go on when you pay attention to it!

Today’s episode is sponsored by FAM LIVE!

Today’s episode is sponsored by Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE, my 10 week group coaching program! We start on September 21st! Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

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Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Why relying primarily on Ovulation Predictor Kits (OPKs) can actually lower your chances of conceiving
  • How OPKs can inadvertently lead you to use the rhythm method
  • The impact of stress on your menstrual cycle
  • Why the key to timing sex correctly is not about having sex on ovulation day
  • Why women with PCOS often can’t rely on OPKs to identify ovulation
  • How relying on OPKs can result in you ignoring your body signs
  • Why monitoring your cervical mucus observations is more effective than relying on OPKs
  • Why waiting for a positive OPK to have sex will often cause you to miss out on several fertile days prior to ovulation
  • The importance of understanding your fertility signs first and using OPKs second
  • The benefits of using OPKs when you understand and pay attention your fertile signs first
  • Using Fertility Awareness to optimize your chances of conception

Connect with Lisa.

You can connect with Lisa on the Fertility Friday Website, and on Facebook and Twitter.

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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.

Aug 20, 2021

Is there a connection between fibrocystic breast disease, ovarian cysts and iodine deficiency? Find out in today’s episode of the 2021 summer replay series!

Dr. Flechas has been in medical practice for 35 years. He is the Medical Director of Flechas Family Practice in Hendersonville, N.C. In addition to family practice, Dr. Flechas’s areas of specialization include Iodine therapy for thyroid and breast disorders, bio-identical hormone replacement for both men and women, and diagnosis and treatment of cardiac-related issues such as coronary artery disease, atherosclerosis, and hypertension.

Today’s episode is sponsored by FAM LIVE!

Today’s episode is sponsored by Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE, my 10 week group coaching program! We start on September 21st! Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • The link between fibrocystic breast disease and iodine deficiency
  • The connection between iodine deficiency and cancer
  • What is the relationship between iodine deficiency and thyroid function?
  • What are the factors that contribute to the development of a goiter?
  • Is iodine only necessary for thyroid function?
  • How Iodine is distributed inside your body?
  • What is fibrocystic breast disease and what are the most common signs and symptoms?
  • The link between iodine and the development of scar tissue
  • How is iodine related to breast, ovarian, and thyroid cancer?
  • If iodine can reverse fibrocystic breast disease, then why isn’t it standard treatment?
  • The link between iodine deficiency, polycystic ovary, and insulin resistance?
  • What is the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for iodine and why does Dr. Flechas recommend significantly higher amounts?
  • How can you determine if you are deficient in iodine?
  • What is the most accurate way to test your iodine levels?

Connect with Dr. Flechas:

You can connect with Dr. Flechas on his Website.

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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.

Aug 13, 2021

Today we dive into the iodine/thyroid controversy, and discover why your basal body temperature is such an important indicator of your overall health in my interviews with Dr. David Brownstein and Dr. Denis Wilson! All this and more in today’s episode of the 2021 summer replay series!

Dr. David Brownstein is a Board-Certified family physician and is one of the foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. He is the Medical Director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, MI. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians, and others, about his success in using natural hormones and nutritional therapies in his practice.

Dr. Denis Wilson developed the concept of Wilson ‘s Temperature Syndrome in 1988 after observing people with symptoms of low thyroid and low body temperature, yet who had normal blood tests. He found that by normalizing their temperatures with T3 (without T4) their symptoms often remained improved even after the treatment was discontinued.

Today’s episode is sponsored by FAM LIVE!

Today’s episode is sponsored by Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE, my 10 week group coaching program! We start on September 21st! Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • How a book on nutrition led Dr. Brownstein down this career path
  • What should we know about iodine as it relates to the thyroid and why is it essential?
  • What happens when there’s an iodine deficiency?
  • Why is it important to know your iodine levels before you get pregnant?
  • Iodine’s connection to cystic breasts
  • How the thyroid is related to metabolism
  • Low body temperature: what does it mean and what does it have to do with the thyroid?
  • Dr. Wilson’s experiments with cycling patients and resetting their thermostat and thyroid
  • What to do if you have a low body temperature
  • The direct correlation between metabolism and body temperature and how it relates to fertility
  • How does hyperthyroidism relate to fertility?
  • How to tell if, and when, what you’re doing is working
  • What to eat, and when to eat it, to maintain healthy insulin levels

Connect with Dr. David Brownstein, MD

You can connect with Dr. Brownstein on his website.

Connect with Dr. Denis Wilson, MD

You can connect with Dr. Wilson on his 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 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.

Aug 6, 2021

Why do doctor’s prescribe the birth control for (literally) every menstrual cycle complaint? Find out in today’s episode of the 2021 summer replay series!

Dr. Naylor is a board-certified family physician, focused on preventive medicine and nutrition. As an osteopathic physician, she treats patients with a whole-person approach and has training in treating the body with hands-on techniques, called osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM). She became especially interested in fertility during the end of her residency training when she herself stopped hormonal contraception in an effort to get pregnant and didn’t get a period. Almost 2 years later, she continues her journey to naturally regain a healthy menstrual cycle and reflects on how western medicine addresses (or doesn’t address) this common issue.

Today’s episode is sponsored by FAM LIVE!

Today’s episode is sponsored by Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE, my 10 week group coaching program! We start on September 21st! Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What is Osteopathic medicine?
  • Dr. Naylor shares how her own experience on hormonal contraceptives has shifted how she views prescribing them in her own practice
  • Why type of training to medical Doctors typically receive regarding hormonal contraceptives?
  • Why do Doctors typically recommend hormonal methods of birth control over non-hormonal methods?
  • Why the official recommendation is for women to use hormonal contraceptives throughout most of their adult life up until approximately age 50
  • How are physicians typically educated regarding the side effects of hormonal contraceptives?
  • What training are physicians given to the menstrual cycle and maintaining reproductive health?
  • What is the best way to approach your doctor when you are seeking care outside of the traditional medical paradigm?
  • Why advocating for yourself isn’t always easy
  • How to approach your Doctor when he or she isn’t receptive to the treatment, medication or approach you wish to take

Connect with Dr. Naylor

You can connect with Dr. Naylor 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 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.

Jul 30, 2021

Is there a connection between the MTHFR gene mutation and infertility? Is folic acid found in nature? Join me for an in-depth conversation with Diane Keddy about MTHFR and fertility in today’s episode of the 2021 summer replay series!

Today’s episode is sponsored by Tempdrop!

Tempdrop gives you everything you need to effortlessly track your fertility. Wear the Tempdrop sensor  while you sleep  for accurate basal body temperature readings without the stress of early morning wake ups. Tempdrop’s accompanying app enables you to chart an array of symptoms alongside your BBT, including cervical mucus and OPKs. Combine these fertility signs all in one place to identify your fertile window and confirm ovulation.

Whether you are trying to conceive, are avoiding pregnancy or want to chart for health reasons, Tempdrop makes fertility awareness accessible to all women - even if you don’t have regular cycles or sleeping patterns.

Identify your fertility window, in real time with Tempdrop. Follow this link to buy now!  And use code coupon code: FERTILITYFRIDAY at checkout for a 10% discount when your order!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What is the MTHFR gene mutation and how common is this gene mutation?
  • Why is the MTHFR gene mutation problematic in both men and women?
  • What impact does the MTHFR gene mutation have on a woman’s ability to convert folic acid to folate?
  • What are the symptoms of the MTHFR mutation and how do you test for it?
  • Is folic acid dangerous to individuals with this gene mutation?
  • What type of diet is recommended for individuals with the MTHFR gene mutation?
  • How does the MTHFR gene mutation impact a woman’s chances of conceiving?
  • Why is the MTHFR gene mutation linked to repeated miscarriages and birth defects?
  • What are some of the natural sources of folate?
  • What should women be looking for in a supplement to ensure they get the correct type of folate?
  • What is the connection between the MTHFR gene mutation and Iron deficiency?
  • What is the link between MTHFR and heart disease?
  • When should you ask your physician to screen you for the MTHFR gene mutation?
  • Why is the MTHFR gene mutation linked to depression, anxiety and irritable bowel syndrome among other medical conditions?
  • What to do if you have the MTHFR gene mutation and you are having trouble getting pregnant?

Connect with Diane

You can connect with Diane on her website, or via email!

Resources mentioned

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

A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsors:

Tempdrop

This episode is sponsored by Tempdrop! Tempdrop gives you everything you need to effortlessly track your fertility. Click here to learn more 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!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

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

Jul 23, 2021

Join me for an incredible interview with Toni Weschler, author of Taking Charge of Your Fertility! This is the second episode in this year’s summer replay series!

Today’s episode is sponsored by Tempdrop!

Tempdrop gives you everything you need to effortlessly track your fertility. Wear the Tempdrop sensor  while you sleep  for accurate basal body temperature readings without the stress of early morning wake ups. Tempdrop’s accompanying app enables you to chart an array of symptoms alongside your BBT, including cervical mucus and OPKs. Combine these fertility signs all in one place to identify your fertile window and confirm ovulation.

Whether you are trying to conceive, are avoiding pregnancy or want to chart for health reasons, Tempdrop makes fertility awareness accessible to all women - even if you don’t have regular cycles or sleeping patterns.

Identify your fertility window, in real time with Tempdrop. Follow this link to buy now!  And use code coupon code: FERTILITYFRIDAY at checkout for a 10% discount when your order!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What is Fertility Awareness and how is it different from the Rhythm Method?
  • Why is the Fertility Awareness Method Effective?
  • Is the Fertility Awareness Method complicated to learn?
  • Are women fertile every day?
  • How can women determine when they are fertile each month?
  • Is it possible for women to use the Fertility Awareness Method successfully as a method of birth control?
  • Why do the “rules” work for preventing pregnancy
  • Why are some women more fertile than others?
  • How are certain health issues reflected in a woman’s menstrual cycle charts?
  • What is the role of basal body temperature in the Fertility Awareness Method?
  • For women who are trying to get pregnant, when is the best time to have unprotected sex?
  • How useful are ovulation predictor kits versus for a woman who is using the Fertility Awareness Method?
  • When is the best time to take a home pregnancy test

Connect with Toni

You can connect with Toni on her website!

Resources mentioned

Join the community! Follow Fertility Friday on Instagram! 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:

Tempdrop

This episode is sponsored by Tempdrop! Tempdrop gives you everything you need to effortlessly track your fertility. Click here to learn more 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!

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

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

Jul 16, 2021

Today’s episode is the first in this year’s summer replay series! Following up from yesterday’s episode about IVF treatments, today’s episode takes a deep dive into artificial reproductive technology (ART), more specifically IUI (intrauterine insemination), and the common drugs used (clomid/femara) as well as IVF success statistics.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Tempdrop!

Tempdrop gives you everything you need to effortlessly track your fertility. Wear the Tempdrop sensor  while you sleep  for accurate basal body temperature readings without the stress of early morning wake ups. Tempdrop’s accompanying app enables you to chart an array of symptoms alongside your BBT, including cervical mucus and OPKs. Combine these fertility signs all in one place to identify your fertile window and confirm ovulation.

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Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • How effective is IUI?
  • What is the difference between the pregnancy rate and the live birth rate?
  • How to dissect “success” rates for IUI
  • How do IUI success rates vary with age?
  • What is the cumulative success rate of IUI and how does it differ from the success rate of an individual round?
  • Does having more rounds of IUI increase your chances of conceiving?
  • What are the side effects of Clomid?
  • How do Clomid impact cervical mucus and your endometrial lining?
  • Why up to 25% of women are resistant to Clomid
  • What is Letrozole and how does it compare to Clomid for IUI?
  • How do the pregnancy and miscarriage rates differ in women who use Clomid versus Letrozole?
  • Why it’s important to be critical of research studies

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

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