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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: March, 2021
Mar 19, 2021

Today’s episode is about an important topic that hasn’t yet been addressed on the podcast: bleeding disorders. Find out how bleeding disorders affect women, and why they often go undiagnosed. You won’t want to miss my interview with Dr. Fiona Bethea and Jhon Velasco.

Dr. Fiona Bethea is a Health Scientist on the Bleeding Disorders Team in the Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch of the Division of Blood Disorders (DBD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She joined DBD in 2009 and served as the project coordinator and technical advisor for a study of hemophilia inhibitors, a serious treatment complication. Since 2016, she has worked with community partners to develop evidence-based health promotion and education programs to reduce and prevent complications of bleeding disorders. She also collaborates in the monitoring and evaluation of the Community Counts bleeding disorders surveillance program. Dr. Bethea has been privileged to serve this community and contribute to the scientific evidence base to help prevent and reduce complications of bleeding disorders. She received her PhD in Epidemiology at Georgia State University. She also has a BS in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology and an MPH in Global Health, Community Health and Development from Emory University.

Jhon Velasco is the Manager of Education and Training at National Hemophilia foundation, where he focuses on women with bleeding disorders, the Spanish speaking community and mental health. He earned his Masters in Health Education from Columbia University, where he focused on health education focusing on marginalized communities. A consistent theme in his career has been the development, implementation and analysis of new and existing public health projects for a variety of international communities, specifically undeserved populations. A common theme among these projects is his commitment to working with individuals and groups to improve their lives through education, mentorship and empowerment. Jhon is also a certified yoga and meditation instructor, having practiced throughout the Americas, Europe and South East Asia.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 8 week group coaching program!  We start on May 4th! Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

 

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Dr. Bethea's background and what drew her to the study of bleeding disorders

  • Jhon’s background and what drew him to the study of bleeding disorders

  • What are bleeding disorders

  • How a woman would detect she had a blood disorder in terms of her menstrual cycle

  • Signs or symptoms of bleeding disorders

  • Signs that a woman has a bleeding disorder over other health related causes

  • Types of screenings that would take place to rule out bleeding disorders

  • Importance of tracking your menstrual cycle in determining if you have a bleeding disorder

  • Steps to follow if you are trying to differentiate a bleeding disorder versus a heavy menstrual cycle

  • What is Von Willebrand disease, the different types and how it can affect the menstrual cycle

  • What is Hemophilia and the most common symptoms

  • What is a joint bleed
  • The most common bleeding disorders

  • Treatment for women after being diagnosed with a bleeding disorder

  • Bleeding disorders are heriditary 

Connect with Dr. Bethea & Jhon:

You can connect with Dr. Bethea on LinkedIn and John on LinkedIn.

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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.

Mar 12, 2021

Raquel Lemus is a Licensed Midwife based in Los Angeles who has worked with families since she was 16 yrs old and has been a birthworker and uterine health specialist since 2012. Raquel serves the LA community as a Full Spectrum Midwife, Peristeam Hydrotherapist, Placenta Specialist, Yoga Instructor, and Educator. It is her goal to connect people back to the known wisdom and intelligence of their uterus in order help them experience more joy and alignment with their life purpose!

In today’s episode we talk about postpartum vaginal steaming and the impact it can have during the first 6 weeks postpartum and beyond.

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:
  • Raquel’s background and what drew her into midwifery

  • Raquel’s philosophy around birth

  • What is vaginal steaming and what is the history of it

  • Postpartum steaming is the most commonly used around the world

  • What Raquel’s experience as a midwife has been like after introducing steaming into the postpartum practice

  • Benefits of steaming postpartum

  • How vaginal steaming helps with the physical transition after having a baby

  • How one would steam, what it entails and what it’s like for a beginner

  • What to expect when steaming for your first time

  • How steaming postpartum helps heal and recover quicker

Connect with Raquel:

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

Resources mentioned:

Related podcasts & blog posts:

Join the community! Find us in the Fertility Friday Facebook Group. Subscribe to the Fertility Friday Podcast in Apple Podcasts!

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

A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsors:

Fertility Friday | Fertility Awareness Programs

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

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

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

Mar 5, 2021

Kate Kordsmeier is a writer, educator, and creative entrepreneur. After almost a decade as a freelance journalist, Kate founded Root + Revel, a holistic wellness blog with a focus on mind-body-soul health. Once the blog blossomed into a 6-figure business, she started the The Six-Figure Blog Academy, a digital course dedicated to helping others start their own profitable businesses. Kate is also the host of the Success with Soul Podcast. Her mission is to empower women to create a profitable, purpose-filled online business and build a life of freedom and flexibility, without selling their soul.

Today Kate shares her story about overcoming post-pill PCOS. An episode you won’t want to miss!

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Kate’s menstrual cycle and hormonal contraceptives history
  • What inspired Kate to start her holistic wellness blog, Root + Revel
  • Kate’s journey coming off of the pill and normalizing her menstrual cycle
  • Challenges with hormonal contraceptives
  • Kate’s experience with her healthcare providers and her diagnosis with PCOS
  • How the pill can relate to gut issues
  • Why healthcare providers always lean on the pill as the cure
  • Kate’s experience with the IUD
  • How Kate heeled her body naturally
  • Kate’s symptoms after getting off the pill that concerned her she had PCOS
  • Kate’s experience and how long it took her to normalize her period
  • How the pill masks female health and cycle issues
  • Kate's life after her menstrual cycle normalized

Connect with Kate:

You can connect with Kate on FacebookInstagram and on her website.

Resources mentioned:

Related podcasts & blog posts:

Join the community! Find us in the Fertility Friday Facebook Group. Subscribe to the Fertility Friday Podcast in Apple Podcasts!

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

A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsors:

Fertility Friday | Fertility Awareness Programs

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

The Fertility Awareness Charting Workbook

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

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