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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: 2022
Dec 30, 2022

After birthing 3 babies at home, today I’m sharing the top 4 lessons that I learned from the birth of my daughter this summer!

Today’s episode is sponsored by Tempdrop. Tempdrop makes fertility awareness accessible to all women - even if you don’t have regular cycles or sleeping patterns. Save 10% when you use code FertilityFriday  at check out!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship program, class of 2023!  Early-bird registration is officially open for next year’s class of 2023. Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:

  • How helpful it is to prepare meals for postpartum life before giving birth
  • The specific foods and nutrients Lisa likes to include in her meals to help with healing and recovery
  • How beneficial it is to have support for you postpartum
  • The differences in all 3 of Lisa's home births
  • How her daughters labor differed from her previous 2 births
  • How it's important to remember you cannot plan for everything that will happen during birth
  • The importance of taking care of yourself post birth

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You can connect with Lisa on her InstagramFacebookTwitter, and on her website.

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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!

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!

Dec 23, 2022

You have questions about BBT charting and I have answers! Today I answer your top questions about charting your basal body temperature!

Today’s episode is sponsored by Tempdrop. Tempdrop makes fertility awareness accessible to all women - even if you don’t have regular cycles or sleeping patterns. Save 10% when you use code FertilityFriday  at check out!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship program, class of 2023!  Early-bird registration is officially open for next year’s class of 2023. Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:

  • What is BBT
  • Why do some practitioners avoid the BBT method
  • What kind of thermometer does Lisa recommend
  • What is a normal preovulatory and post ovulatory temperature
  • Does BBT help predict ovulation
  • What to do if your temperatures are erratic 
  • What happens if your temperature rises and falls
  • What if you don't measure your temperature at the same time every day

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on her InstagramFacebookTwitter, and on her website.

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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!

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!

Dec 16, 2022

In today’s episode Whitney shares her experience using fertility awareness to track her cycles, and incorporating fertility awareness into her professional practice!

Whitney Tucker is a diversely-educated movement trainer and practitioner that utilizes yoga, Pilates, and various modalities of athletic training to support people in their physical journeys. She is founder of Embodied Potential® and creator of Sync To Thrive®, which supports hormonal literacy for women. As an educator, she draws from experiences as a professional dancer, certified life coach, public school teacher, and birth worker (birth doula/placenta encapsulator). Throughout her education, she has performed multiple cadaver dissections with Gil Hedley, publishing of articles in peer journals on training techniques and movement as a healing modality, and presented at Congress on Research in Dance on her movement work with prostituted women. As a volunteer, Ms. Tucker has focused on reproductive justice with The Doula Project (2011-2015), services for homeless women and children through Hearts Of Gold (2017-2018). She lives in Mexico with her husband, has two dogs (Ava and Pelon) and is mother to her first amazing baby Onyx.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Tempdrop. Tempdrop makes fertility awareness accessible to all women - even if you don’t have regular cycles or sleeping patterns. Save 10% when you use code FertilityFriday  at check out!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship program, class of 2023!  Early-bird registration is officially open for next year’s class of 2023. Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:

  • Whitney's menstrual cycle and contraceptive history
  • When did Whitney decide to include FAM into her practice
  • Whitney's personal experience with a medical abortion
  • Whitney's experience with reproductive health issues
  • Symptoms Whitney experiences with the Mirena
  • What is infradian rhythm and how Whitney incorporated it into her practice

Connect with Whitney:

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

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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!

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!

Dec 9, 2022

In today’s episode we deal with the difficult topic of pregnancy loss. Rebekah shares many important insights about dealing with loss at different stages of pregnancy.

Rebekah Mustaleski is a Certified Professional Midwife with Roots & Wings Midwifery in Knoxville, TN, where Rebekah promotes evidence-based maternity care for families seeking an out of hospital delivery. She is working to improve maternal outcomes during the childbearing year and to promote a sustainable business model for midwifery practices across the country. Rebekah is owner and woman-in-charge of Roots & Wings Midwifery and the Maternal Compression Director for Motif Medical. Outside of work, she loves to read, drink coffee, and have all sorts of adventures with her 4 kids, 3 cats, 2 dogs, and 10 chickens.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Tempdrop. Tempdrop makes fertility awareness accessible to all women - even if you don’t have regular cycles or sleeping patterns. Save 10% when you use code FertilityFriday  at check out!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship program, class of 2023!  Early-bird registration is officially open for next year’s class of 2023. Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

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Topics discussed in today's episode:

  • Rebekah's menstrual cycle history
  • What lead Rebekah to Fertility Awareness Method into her practice
  • How common miscarriages are among women
  • Why pregnancy loss is not often talked about
  • What can we pregnancy when miscarriages happen early
  • Different stages of pregnancy loss
  • How to deal with pregnancy loss and miscarriages

Connect with Rebekah:

You can connect with Rebekah on her Facebook, Instagram and 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!

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!

Dec 2, 2022

Today I’m answering your top questions about postpartum charting! Tune in to discover the best strategies for charting your cycles after you’ve had a baby!

Today’s episode is sponsored by Tempdrop. Tempdrop makes fertility awareness accessible to all women - even if you don’t have regular cycles or sleeping patterns. Save 10% when you use code FertilityFriday  at check out!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship program, class of 2023!  Early-bird registration is officially open for next year’s class of 2023. Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:

  • What to expect postpartum
  • What is normal and what is not normal during postpartum
  • What is the timeframe that is considered postpartum
  • How long should women expect for the period to return
  • How long will it take cycles to normalize
  • What effects women's cycles from returning
  • How breastfeeding effects, the timing of your menstrual cycle to return

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on her InstagramFacebookTwitter, and 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!

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!

Nov 25, 2022

In today’s episode Amy shares her experience navigating fertility challenges related to her PCOS diagnosis within the Mormon community. In a culture with such a strong focus on building large families, Amy shares important insights about how it impacted her fertility journey.

Amy Sedgwick is a Licensed Massage Therapist, certified restorative yoga teacher and is currently enrolled in Lisa’s Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship program. She is a 9th generation Mormon and a woman on her own 20 year fertility journey which lends her has a unique perspective on how to navigate infertility in a family centric culture where women are mainly valued by their ability to procreate. She shares this unique perspective as the co-host of The Mormon Fertility Podcast. Amy hopes to use this experience as she steps into the role of teacher and guide in helping women access their own innate body wisdom through cycle charting, nurturing body work, yoga and in creating spaces (both physically and virtually) where women can feel safe to share, connect, heal and ultimately access universal wisdom that is within each of us.

Join us on Wednesday, November 30th (12:30PM ET) for a live masterclass on incorporating the menstrual cycle as a vital sign in your professional practice! Click here to register today and you’ll also gain access to the replay!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship program, class of 2023!  Early-bird registration is officially open for next year’s class of 2023. Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

Today’s episode is also sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook! Follow this link to get your copy today.

Topics discussed in today's episode:

  • Amy's menstrual cycle history and what brought her into Fertility Awareness
  • How Amy's Mormon community affected her experience with menstruation and childbearing
  • How difficult it is to get support for fertility issues
  • The challenges to find the right practitioner 
  • How Amy is going to incorporate FAM into her practice

Connect with Amy:

You can connect with Amy on her Facebook and Podcast.

Resources mentioned:

Related podcasts & blog posts:

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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!

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!

Nov 18, 2022

In today’s episode Katy shares her experience charting through severe PMDD during the FAMM program. Katy’s experience speaks to the connection between the menstrual cycle and mental health, and how hormonal imbalances magnified her OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) symptoms prior to her period. If you’ve ever struggled with PMS or PMDD symptoms this episode is a must listen.

Katy, also known as Reflex East, is a Reflexologist based in East London, England. She has been supporting people with their fertility and reproductive challenges with the calming power of reflexology in her private practice for 3 years. At the start of 2022 Katy joined Lisa as part of the FAMM programme. Having had her own mental health struggles, exacerbated by PMDD, Katy has personally found the FAMM protocols invaluable. Katy firmly believes that anyone who has a period or struggles to know how to relax should have the tools she can offer easily available to them and is excited to offer fertility awareness to support her clients on a deeper level.

Join us on Wednesday, November 30th (12:30PM ET) for a live masterclass on incorporating the menstrual cycle as a vital sign in your professional practice! Click here to register today and you’ll also gain access to the replay!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship program, class of 2023!  Early-bird registration is officially open for next year’s class of 2023. Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

Today’s episode is also sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook! Follow this link to get your copy today.

 

Topics discussed in today's episode:

  • How Katy's cycle impacts her mental health
  • The therapy that has been life-changing for Katy and her mental health
  • What is OCD and the various types
  • What is PMDD
  • How Katy's change in diet has benefited her menstrual cycle
  • When PMS crosses over to PMDD
  • How the changes in Katy's own cycle have impacted the work with her clients
  • How charting and the FAMM program have impacted Katy's menstrual cycle and mental health

 

Connect with Katy:

You can connect with Katy on her website 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 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!

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!

Nov 11, 2022

In today’s episode Courtney shares her personal experience of cycle charting during the FAMM program. She shares her unexpected insights into her own cycle, and how she plans to incorporate cycle analysis into her body work practice.

Courtney Kirkby is a Mercier Therapist, Arvigo Therapist and Doula. She is an educator on all things uterus and hormonal balance. She also runs a healing and arts community studio in Montreal. She co-founded both Tiger Lotus Coop, a uterus focused healing project, and Community Healing Days, a collective of therapists offering free and by donation alternative therapy to low income and marginal folks in Montreal. She works with individuals from menarche to menopause and is slowly bringing menstrual charting to the centre of her practice.

Join us on Wednesday, November 30th (12:30PM ET) for a live masterclass on incorporating the menstrual cycle as a vital sign in your professional practice! Click here to register today and you’ll also gain access to the replay!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship program, class of 2023!  Early-bird registration is officially open for next year’s class of 2023. Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

Today’s episode is also sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook! Follow this link to get your copy today.

Topics discussed in today's episode:

  • What brought Courtney to Fertility Awareness
  • Courtney's menstrual cycle history and personal experience
  • How Courtney incorporated FAM into her practice
  • Courtney's personal experience with charting and the FAMM program
  • Courtney's miscarriage journey
  • How Courtney has implemented things she's learned in the FAMM program into her practice
  • How the FAMM program changed Courtneys outlook

Connect with Courtney:

You can connect with Courtney on her website 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 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!

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!

Nov 4, 2022

In today’s episode Holly shares her journey with HA (hypothalamic amenorrhea), and how using the menstrual cycle as a vital sign has changed her acupuncture practice.

Holly Leever, L.Ac., MTOM & Dipl.OM, is the owner of Rosebud Wellness, where she practices women's holistic health as a licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Yoni Steam Therapist, Arvigo Abdominal Massage Therapist & Fertility Awareness Mentor. Holly became interested in working with women's health after learning how much could be revealed about a woman's overall health by looking at the parameters of the menstrual cycle.

She has continued to study a variety of techniques in order to offer women at all stages of life, from menarche to menopause, the care they deserve. She is especially passionate about working with women in the perinatal time (prenatal, birth & postpartum).

In addition to acupuncture, Holly’s training included moxibustion, cupping, auriculotherapy, electro-acupuncture, gua sha and Chinese herbal medicine. She is also qualified to make dietary and lifestyle recommendations based on Chinese medical theory.

Holly also hosts a weekly podcast called, Womb Wisdom. The podcast is a combination of information on women's holistic health practices and stories from women on their experience with periods, fertility, pregnancy, birth, postpartum and motherhood.

Holly's practice is located in Thousand Oaks, CA and she offers telehealth visits for fertility awareness mentoring & Yoni steaming consults.

Join us on Wednesday, November 30th (12:30PM ET) for a live masterclass  on incorporating the menstrual cycle as a vital sign in your professional practice! Click here  to register today and you’ll also gain access to the replay!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship program, class of 2023!  Early-bird registration is officially open for next year’s class of 2023. Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

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Topics discussed in today's episode:

  • How Holly came about starting her practice
  • What led Holly to the Fertility Awareness Method
  • When Holly's journey with hypothalamic amenorrhea began
  • How her diet and exercise affected her cycle
  • How the challenges of body image have impacted her 
  • How the FAMM program has impacted Holly and how she assists her clients

Connect with Holly:

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

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!

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!

Oct 28, 2022

In today’s episode Teal shares her birth control journey from one type to another until she finally discovered fertility awareness cycle charting. You’ll discover how Teal’s personal experience and challenges with both hormonal and non-hormonal contraceptives inspired her to bring fertility awareness to her Clinical Herbalism practice.

Teal has always been deeply interested in exploring the ways that communities can come together to build health and resilience. She believes that self-care is an essential practice and that by nourishing ourselves, we are better able to show up for others. As a clinical herbalist, her goal is to work in partnership with clients to envision what wellness looks like for each individual, finding creative and pleasurable ways to incorporate herbs, medicinal foods, and seasonal practices into everyday life. Teal is a trauma-informed practitioner who emphasizes herbal care for generative/reproductive wellness, mental health, and navigating stressful times.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship program, class of 2023!  Early-bird registration is officially open for next year’s class of 2023. Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

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Topics discussed in today's episode:

  • Teal's menstrual cycle history and her journey
  • What inspired Teal to learn Fertility Awareness Method and to bring it to her practice
  • Teal's experience with hormonal and non-hormonal birth control
  • Why Teal experienced with multiple contraceptives
  • Teal's experience with the different contraceptives
  • Why Teal hesitated using the Fertility Awareness Method 

Connect with Teal:

You can connect with Teal on her 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 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!

 

 

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!

Oct 21, 2022

In today’s episode Rose shares her personal experience with pill-induced gall bladder disease, as well as what lead her to use fertility awareness personally and in her women’s health nutrition practice.

Rose Constantine Smith is a Registered AFN Nutritionist specializing in women’s health.

Using nutrition, lifestyle and now menstrual cycle charting Rose supports women to meet their health goals whilst helping them to understand and appreciate their bodies beyond their physical appearance.

She works with women of all ages with issues including menstrual health, digestion, preparing for pregnancy, supporting energy, postnatal recovery and health post-menopause.

Now with her knowledge of fertility awareness which helped her through her own journey where she was left with very little support after the birth of her daughter, she is on a mission to provide women with the information and support they deserve to navigate their health and hormones smoothly throughout their life.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship program, class of 2023!  Early-bird registration is officially open for next year’s class of 2023. Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:

  • Rose's profession and what brought Rose to Fertility Awareness
  • Rose's menstrual cycle and birth control history
  • Rose's experience being on the pill
  • Side effects Rose experienced while on birth control
  • Rose's experience with gall bladder attacks
  • Side effects Rose experienced when she got off birth control
  • How she managed the gall bladder attacks
  • When Rose realized the connection between the gall bladder attacks and birth control

Connect with Rose:

You can connect with Rose on her Instagram, email and on 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!

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!

Oct 14, 2022

In today’s episode Melissa shares her experience in the FAMM program, and how it has impacted her physical therapy practice.

Dr. Melissa Thompson is a board-certified Doctor of Physical Therapy with a specialty certification in Manual Therapy, which is a tool for hands on treatment. She is also a pelvic health specialist with an advanced certification in Fertility Awareness (as a certified FAMM practitioner).

She helps women connect their menstrual cycle health to their pelvic health so they can heal pelvic pain, relieve bladder issues, and take charge of their fertility. She has established a holistic "birth center" style clinic from fertility all the way to postpartum. She starts with you as you are planning your family, and you become part of their family as you stay with the clinic through your whole journey into postpartum.

Melissa believes every person deserves a head-to-toe assessment for your pelvic and fertility concerns. Holistic health means that instead of looking at one body part, we look at the whole body to find all of the contributing factors to your problems. This creates lasting healing.

She earned her bachelor's degree at LSU, a master's degree in Pharmacology at LSU Health Sciences Center. From there, and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. She currently practices in south Louisiana.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship program, class of 2023!  Early-bird registration is officially open for next year’s class of 2023. Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:

  • Why someone would end up in a pelvic floor therapy office 
  • What the standard approach is to pelvic floor therapy
  • What is a kegel
  • The benefits of visiting a pelvic PT when pregnant
  • How to determine causes of pain with sex
  • Why Melissa chose to bring Fertility Awareness into her practice and how it has influenced her work and clients
  • The long term benefits of charting and how it is a feedback tool for Melissa's clients
  • How Melissa's cycle has transformed since going through the FAMM program

Connect with Melissa:

You can connect with Melissa on her Instagram and on 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!

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!

Oct 7, 2022

Today I share a special episode outlining the benefits of utilizing the menstrual cycle as a vital sign in your women’s health practice. If you regularly work with female clients in the health space, you may be missing out on important pieces of the puzzle by not incorporating menstrual cycle charting in your client work. This episode also provides insight into how you can better understand your own health and hormones by focusing on menstrual cycle charting!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship program, class of 2023!  Early-bird registration is officially open for next year’s class of 2023. Will you be joining us? Click here to register now! 

Topics discussed in today's episode:

  • Why Lisa started to use her menstrual cycle as her fifth vital sign 
  • Why Lisa started the FAM Mentorship program
  • Benefits and applications of using the fifth vital sign in your women's health practice
  • Why you should consider the menstrual cycle as the fifth vital sign
  • What is HA
  • What is the cause of HA
  • How we can utilize the menstrual cycle as a vital sign
  • Idea of having the menstrual cycle as an important puzzle piece

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Sep 30, 2022

Jenneh lives a full and fulfilled life, despite managing multiple chronic illnesses and surviving open-heart surgery. Her personal experience navigating the healthcare system as a Registered Nurse who was eventually diagnosed with Endometriosis along with several other debilitating conditions makes her uniquely qualified to support anyone navigating their imperfect journey. As the founder of The Endometriosis Coalition and author of Part of You, Not all of You, Jenneh focuses on educating and encouraging people suffering from chronic illness, advocating for their needs, and helping us all pivot to a better direction in our lives.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 10 week group coaching program! We start on October 4th! Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:

  • What brought Jenneh to write her book 
  • Jennah's menstrual cycle and birth control history 
  • What were Jenneh's symptoms before diagnosed with endometriosis
  • The steps Jenneh took to diagnose herself 
  • Types of birth control Jenneh took 
  • Jenneh's experience with the IUD insertion 
  • Jenneh's thoughts on if birth control suppressed the endometriosis symptoms and diagnosis

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Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship Program (FAMM)

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Sep 23, 2022

Today Lisa shares a brand-new episode in her Pill Reality Series. In this episode Barbara shares her experience with a lesser-known side effect of the birth control pill: Gall bladder issues. Barbara is the second woman in the Pill Reality Series to share how the pill led her to have her gall bladder removed to prevent frequent (painful) gall bladder attacks.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 10 week group coaching program! We start on October 4th! Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:

  • Barbara's menstrual cycle history 
  • What led Barbara to hormonal contraceptives
  • Symptoms Barbara encounter from using different forms of birth control
  • Why Barbara skipped around on different forms of birth control
  • What ultimately led Barbara to get off birth control
  • Barbara's experience with her gall bladder removal surgery
  • Side effects Barbara experienced after she removed her gall bladder

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Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship Program (FAMM)

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Sep 15, 2022

In today’s episode Lisa’s client Sydney shares her IUD experience, and what lead her to switch from hormonal birth control to fertility awareness!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 10 week group coaching program! We start on October 4th! Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:

  • Sydney's menstrual cycle and birth control history
  • Sydney's experience with hormonal and non-hormonal contraceptives
  • What led Sydney to the fertility awareness method
  • Side effects Sydney had from the IUD
  • Why Sydney hopped from pill to pill
  • Different side effects Sydney felt from the different forms of birth control
  • How Sydney's side effects differed from the two different IUDs 

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Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship Program (FAMM)

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Sep 9, 2022

In today’s episode Lisa’s client Serrita shares her experience trying to conceive, and we discuss different ways to boost progesterone and optimize her chances of conception with fertility awareness!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 10 week group coaching program! We start on October 4th! Will you be joining us? Click here to register now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:

  • Serrita's menstrual cycle and birth control history
  • Side effects Serrita had with birth control
  • How were Serrita's cycles effected when she got off and on of birth control
  • Serrita's journey to the Fertility Awareness Method
  • Serrita's experience trying to conceive
  • How to boost progesterone
  • Different ways to boost progesterone
  • Optimizing Serrita's chance of conception with fertility awareness

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Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship Program (FAMM)

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Sep 2, 2022

In today’s episode Lisa’s client Maria shares her experience learning fertility awareness for birth control with irregular cycles. And, in case you missed it, “regular” cycles aren’t required for using fertility awareness successfully!

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:

  • Maria's menstrual cycle and birth control history
  • What brought Maria to move to fertility awareness in this stage of her life
  • How has Maria's partner supported her in the fertility awareness method
  • Charting with irregular cycles
  • Challenges charting with irregular cycles

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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!

Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship Program (FAMM)

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Aug 26, 2022

Dr Lara Owen is an author, academic and consultant focused on the ideas and practices that surround menstruation. She holds a PhD on menstrual organization from Monash Business School in Australia and has been a Research Fellow on menstrual stigma and sustainability at the University of St Andrews in the UK.

Lara's bestselling book, Her Blood Is Gold, investigated the influence of culture on menstrual experience, and explored ways to honor the menstrual cycle. Her next book, to be published by Oxford University Press, analyzes the impact of new methods of organizing menstruation on individuals and society. She consults with a variety of organizations on menstruation in the workplace and mentors' individuals working in menstrual education, health, and activism. In March 2022 she launched a year-long masters’ level course in Contemporary Menstrual Studies.

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:

  • Different aspects of menstruation
  • How menstruation has been stigmatized
  • How the menstrual cycle has changed
  • What brought Lara into studying menstruation
  • Economic implication about menstruation
  • The way the menstrual cycle is commodified 
  • How the tech industry has impacted women and their menstrual cycle

Connect with Lara Owen:

You can connect with Lara on her Website, and on Facebook and Twitter.

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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!

Aug 19, 2022

Mike is a women’s health advocate and author, who spent much of the past decade exploring the risks of birth control. He recently completed work on an expanded audio version of his shocking book, In the Name of the Pill.

The new version continues his investigation into the dubious nature of both the history and science of birth control. It features new content on modern devices and some of the little-discussed dangers scientists have linked to the various forms of birth control.

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 prompted Mike to expand on In the Name of the Pill book into his audiobook
  • How Mike ended up writing the book, In the Name of the Pill
  • Mike's perspective on why women aren't being given full side effects of the pill from their doctor
  • Mike's research results on the different forms of birth control
  • Side effects of different birth control methods that Mike found out

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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!

Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship Program (FAMM)

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Aug 12, 2022

Today I am joined by Nicola Rinaldi, author of, No Period. Now What? for her second interview on the podcast. Make sure to go back and listen to our first interview together in Episode 141. Today’s episode focuses on the emotional aspects of hypothalamic amenorrhea (HA), whereas our first episode focused more on how to identify the condition, and identifying the difference between HA and PCOS.

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 is Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (HA)?
  • Why regular ovulation is important for overall health (not only when you want to have babies!)
  • The role of estrogen and progesterone in the menstrual cycle
  • Are periods necessary?
  • HA as a symptom of a broader social issue
  • The role of under-eating and over-exercise in HA
  • Overcoming the mindset associated with severe caloric restriction with food
  • Why hormonal contraceptives aren’t the solution for HA
  • Overcoming HA when trying to conceive

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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!

Aug 5, 2022

You may already know Lara as the author of Period Repair Manual which we’ll talk about more today. Lara was one of my very first guests, and I’m excited to have her back on the show. In our first interview together we delved into what the pill is really doing to your hormones, and it has been one of my most popular episodes of the show, so if you missed it definitely go back and listen to episode 007. Dr. Briden is a Naturopathic doctor with over 20 years of experience in women’s health. She specializes in the area of hormone health, and she is the founder of larabriden.com where she educates the masses on maintaining healthy hormones!

In today’s show, we delve into hypothalamic amenorrhea and HPA axis dysregulation, which is a topic I’ve had many requests to delve into on the show.

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 is hypothalamic amenorrhea?
  • What are the symptoms of hypothalamic amenorrhea?
  • What is the difference between PCOS and hypothalamic amenorrhea?
  • The impact of the pill on hypothalamic amenorrhea
  • What is the relationship between undereating and hypothalamic amenorrhea
  • How many carbohydrates do women need to eat?
  • The relationship between stress and amenorrhea
  • The problem with the idea of “eating the perfect diet”
  • What you need to know about supplementation and your periods
  • How does vitex impact hormones and periods?
  • Why there is no magic supplement that will fix your periods
  • How does alcohol impact our hormone levels?
  • The role male infertility plays in infertility in general

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You can connect with Lara on her website and on FacebookTwitter & Youtube

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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!

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!

Jul 29, 2022

Amy is a certified health coach who specializes in working with women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). She is the author of Healing PCOS, and she works with women who are frustrated and have lost all hope when the only solution their doctors offer is to lose weight, take a pill, and live with their symptoms. Amy founded PCOS Diva to offer women tools to help gain control of their PCOS and regain their fertility, femininity, health, and happiness, and she has developed a proven protocol of supplements, diet, and lifestyle programs to support women to heal their PCOS. In case you haven’t heard Amy’s first appearance on the podcast, click here to have a listen.

In today’s episode, we talk about overcoming PCOS naturally, and the importance of advocating for the support you need..

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 is PCOS, and what are the most common symptoms?
  • What is a PCOS diva?
  • The importance of advocating for yourself to get the care and support you need
  • The importance of believing that you can be healthy and recover from PCOS
  • The connection between PCOS, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and endometrial cancer
  • Why PCOS is not simply a condition of the “ovaries”
  • 21 days to managing your PCOS symptoms
  • Movement for PCOS
  • Dealing with a PCOS diagnosis
  • The role of supplementation in healing PCOS

Connect with Amy:

You can connect with Amy on her website, and on FacebookPinterest and Twitter!

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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!

Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship Program (FAMM)

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Jul 22, 2022

Dr. Fiona McCulloch ND, the founder, and owner of White Lotus Integrative Medicine has worked with thousands of people seeking better health over the past 15 years of her practice. She is committed to health education and advocacy, empowering her patients with the most current information on health topics and natural medicine therapies with a warm, empathic approach.

In today’s show, we talk about Dr. Fiona’s new book “8 Steps to Reverse your PCOS” which she released in September 2016! We also talk about the connection between PCOS, inflammation, gut health & thyroid conditions!

Dr. Fiona joined us on a previous episode: episode 45 where we talked about the autoimmune disease as it relates to fertility, thyroid health, and MTHFR gene mutation

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self-Study Course.  The most in-depth and comprehensive online fertility awareness self-study program available. Click here to join now!

Topics discussed in today's episode:

  • Why has there been a recent push to change the name of PCOS?
  • The connection between PCOS, insulin resistance, and Diabetes
  • What is inflammation as it relates to PCOS and how is it caused?
  • The connection between inflammation, food sensitivities, and autoimmunity
  • Why is following whole foods based nutrition plan so important for reducing chronic low-grade inflammation?
  • Androgen excess and PCOS
  • What is Hirsutism and how can it connect to PCOS?
  • How do stress and hormones affect the length of the ovulatory process?
  • How hormones affect a woman’s cycle as she matures
  • Why doctors should use caution when diagnosing PCOS for an adolescent female
  • The connection between PCOS and Cardiovascular Disease
  • How can thyroid disorders play a role in PCOS?
  • Dispelling the myth that PCOS doesn’t go away after giving birth
  • Dr. Fiona’s advice for women with PCOS who are trying to conceive

Connect with Dr. Fiona McCulloch, ND

You can connect with Dr. Fiona on her Website and on Facebook

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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!

Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship Program (FAMM)

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Jul 15, 2022

In today’s episode I dive into the difference between PCOS and HA. Two very different conditions with different presentations which are often confused with one another!

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 is PCOS? 
  • What is Hypothalamic Amenorrhea?
  • Characteristics of PCOS and how it shows up in your cycle
  • Symptoms of PCOS and HA
  • Characteristics of HA and how it shows up in your cycle
  • Why looking at your menstrual cycle is a vital sign

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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!

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!

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