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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: October, 2021
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.

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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.

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

Connect with Justine:

You can connect with Justine on her Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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 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:

You can connect with Joe on his website or by 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.

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

Connect with Aimee:

You can connect with Aimee on her website or by 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.

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