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Fertility Awareness Is Power with Lisa Hendrickson-Jack

On Health

This week we are diving deep into fertility awareness, body autonomy, and cycle tracking with the author of The Fifth Vital Sign, Lisa Hendrickson-Jack. With forms of contraception at risk of becoming harder to access in a post-Roe world, now more than ever we need options that allow us to be in sync with our cycles and decide exactly when we would like to have children, if at all. Lisa shares her expertise on the fertility awareness method, the various biomarkers that signal you’re fertile, and how conception occurs—or doesn’t. If you’re looking to take control of your reproductive health, this episode is for you. Aviva and Lisa discuss:  The common myth that pregnancy can occur every day of the cycle  Ovulation and the fertile window length, and signs and symptoms to help you track and understand your cycle  Popular fertility awareness methods, their efficacy, and how to begin using tracking methods safely and effectively  Emergency contraception methods, how they work, and information to help you choose the right option for you  Lisa Hendrickson-Jack is a certified Fertility Awareness Educator and Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner who teaches women to chart their menstrual cycles for natural birth control, conception, and monitoring overall health. Lisa is the author of The Fifth Vital Sign and host of the Fertility Friday Podcast. Find Lisa’s charting workbook HERE Thank you so much for taking the time to tune in to your body, yourself, and this podcast! Please share the love by sending this to someone in your life who could benefit from the kinds of things we talk about in this space. Make sure to follow me on Instagram @dr.avivaromm and go to avivaromm.com to join the conversation. Follow Lisa @fertilityfriday. 


20 Jul 2022

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213: Understand Your Cycle; Take Back Your Power with Lisa Hendrickson-Jack

The Funk'tional Nutrition Podcast

If you menstruate and have ever experienced pain or discomfort associated with your cycle, you’ve likely been told that it’s normal, and to take hormonal birth control as a treatment option. While this is certainly a viable and beneficial option for some, for others this answer can feel dismissive, especially if you’re looking to avoid hormonal birth control or want to dig into WHY you’re experiencing these symptoms. These experiences can leave those seeking to better understand their bodies feel as though they have no control, and in a society where access to reproductive care (and even information) is increasingly hamstrung, this loss of control is especially disempowering. Enter Lisa Hendrickson-Jack. She’s a Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner and Fertility Awareness Educator, and in 2019 she sat down with Erin to get into the nitty gritty of everything you ever wanted to know about your period. Tune in to hear Lisa highlight why your cycle is a vital sign, the role blood plays, what’s considered “normal” with periods and PMS, how to know your fertile window, differences in birth control options, and how cycle tracking can not only give you insight into your reproductive and overall health, but also help you plan your life. Whether you’re trying to get pregnant, trying to NOT get pregnant, or just trying to understand your body better, this is an especially relevant episode that offers up powerful information to take charge of your fertility. Reproductive health affects EVERYONE, so share this episode with anyone you care about! In this episode: -When things feel out of control [1:29] -Additional fertility resources [5:09] -All about Lisa [15:24] -The power of cycle tracking [17:05] -What is a vital sign? [19:02] -What does it mean when you skip periods [23:03] -The Female Athlete Triad [24:03] -Osteoporosis risk factors [25:40] -What a normal, healthy cycle looks like (and why you need to know) [28:06] -Why PMS is NOT NORMAL [30:22] -What to do if you have severe cramping and bleeding [37:11] -How your diet and personal care products contribute to your PMS symptoms [41:00] -How to start paying attention to your cycle [47:03] -The best ways to track ovulation [54:16] -The best ways to track your hormones [56:46] -3 main signs of fertility [57:57] -Rhythm Method vs. Fertility Awareness Method [1:01:46] -IUDs and Copper IUDs [1:07:43] -Using your cycle to plan your life [1:15:44] FOR OUR FULL LIST OF LINKS + RESOURCES, HEAD TO: https://www.thefunktionalnutritionist.com/podcast/213-understand-your-cycle

1hr 18mins

19 Jul 2022

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S3E05. BEYOND BIRTH CONTROL - tracking your menstrual cycle, reproductive empowerment + ways to take control of your fertility and health with Lisa Hendrickson-Jack

What's The Juice

This week’s guest is Lisa Hendrickson-Jack. Lisa is the creator of the Fertility Friday blog & podcast and the best-selling author of The Fifth Vital Sign. She is a certified Fertility Awareness Educator and a Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner. This conversation is a reminder that our bodies are powerful and remarkable, and they are expert communicators. We just have to learn to be better listeners. So honored to share my conversation with Lisa as she walks us through the basics of tracking fertility and so many tips for supporting menstrual health.  Whether you’re trying to get pregnant or avoid it, this method might just change your life. No hormones, no pills, no side effects—just you TRULY getting to know how your body works. Lisa’s website HERE Lisa’s Instagram HERE  Lisa's Podcast HERE Shop herbal formulas HERE

1hr 23mins

12 Jul 2022

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How Your Menstrual Cycle is Your Fifth Vital Sign with Lisa Hendrickson-Jack

The Root Cause Medicine Podcast

In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Lisa Hendrickson-Jack, a Certified Fertility Awareness Educator, Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner, Host of The Fertility Friday Podcast, and Author of The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. They discuss all about the nuances of your menstrual cycle and the fertility awareness method (FAM).Lisa Hendrickson-Jack is a Certified Fertility Awareness Educator and Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner. With twenty years of experience in the field, Lisa teaches women how to understand their cycles, avoid pregnancy without hormones, or optimize their chances for conception. She is also the author of The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility, in which she debunks the myth that regular ovulation is only important when you want children by recognizing the menstrual cycle as a vital sign. As the Host of The Fertility Friday Podcast, Lisa empowers women to seek the support they need to optimize their cycles and overall health.Learn more about Lisa Hendrickson-Jack:Lisa’s WebsiteLisa on LinkedInLisa on InstagramLisa on TwitterLisa on FacebookLisa’s BooksThe Fertility Friday PodcastEpisode resources: Rupa Health WebsiteRupa Health on LinkedInRupa Health on FacebookRupa Health on Twitter If you enjoyed this episode then please either:Follow, rate and review on Apple PodcastsFollow on Spotify


16 Jun 2022

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Fertility Series: The Fifth Vital Sign with Lisa Hendrickson-Jack

Pure Nurture Pregnancy and Birth

Lisa Hendrickson-Jack is a Certified Fertility Awareness Educator, Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner, and author of The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. I help health-conscious women discover the connection between their menstrual cycles and their overall health, so they can ditch hormonal birth control forever. Our education system has failed to teach us about our fertility, so I’m here to empower you to take control of your fertility and your life. In this episode, you'll hear about: Lisa's passion about fertility awareness What a vital sign is What your menstrual cycle has to do with your health Your Fifth Vital Sign book How contraceptives affect fertility Postpartum charting Healthy menstrual cycle length If you're interested in becoming the Queen of your fertility, Lisa's Fertility Friday podcast is for you. Lisa's mission is to help you take control of your fertility (and your life), so dive into her world at FertilityFriday.com Oh, and if you're trying to conceive, Lisa has a free resource for you! Click here --> FertilityFriday.com/TTC


16 Jun 2022

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377: 2 Home Birth Stories with Lisa Hendrickson-Jack of “Fertility Friday” and “The Fifth Vital Sign”

Doing It At Home - The Home Birth Podcast

Who knew they were going to have a home birth before ever becoming pregnant?This was the case for Lisa Hendrickson-Jack, today’s guest and creator of the “Fertility Friday” podcast and author of the book “The Fifth Vital Sign.”Lisa is a holistic reproductive health practitioner specializing in fertility awareness method. She’s helped thousands in their reproductive journeys.And today, we get to hear both of her birth stories! We learn what got Lisa interested in home birth back in her 20s, plus the different details of her births and what helped her during the experiences.Things we talk about in this episode: Productive labor Fetal ejection reflex Goals and strategies around birth planning Midwife support Links: Lisa’s website: http://fertilityfriday.com/ Lisa’s book “The Fifth Vital Sign”: http://thefifthvitalsignbook.com/ Lisa’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fertilityfriday/ Doing It At Home book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3vJcPmU DIAH website: https://www.diahpodcast.com/ DIAH Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doingitathome/ DIAH YouTube: https://bit.ly/3pzuzQC DIAH Store: https://yoursuccessfulhomebirth.com/ DIAH Merch: https://bit.ly/3qhwgAe  Give Back to DIAH: https://bit.ly/3qgm4r9


13 Apr 2022

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What’s Ignored In Fertility Education — Why Period Health Matters More Than You Think (Lisa Hendrickson-Jack)

Startup Parent

What do you really know about your menstrual cycle—and where did that information come from? Young girls and women are often taught about menstrual cycles in relationship to two things: periods and pregnancy. That is, don't get pregnant! And also, periods are gross.  This is such limited and almost useless information that doesn't support overall health and wellbeing. Plus, pills are often prescribed as a blanket solution to fix irregular cycles, alter heavy periods, or manage symptoms.  Then, many women are flummoxed when they come off the pill after years or decades of use to find the old problems return immediately. The symptoms are only hidden by the regulating power of the pill, not resolved. In this episode, we look back at our conversation from Episode #108 with Lisa Hendrickson-Jack where we talk about fertility, menstruation, and the vital signs of our bodies. Lisa is the author of The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. She is a certified fertility awareness educator and a holistic reproductive health practitioner. She teaches women how to chart their menstrual cycles for natural birth control, for conception and for monitoring your overall health. Her book, The Fifth Vital Sign is all about why your cycle is one of your vital signs in your body if you are a woman and how it can play a powerful tool in diagnosing and healing our bodies. In this episode we talk about:  Optimizing your fertility as the gateway to healing your body. Being a medical advocate for yourself: why it’s extremely difficult and also crucial to your long-term well-being.  The idea that in any examining room there are two experts: the doctor, who is the expert in a field of medicine, and the patient, who is the expert in their body and their experience.  How a family history of painful periods, fibroids, and hysterectomies led her to seek out cycle charting from an early age. Lisa debunks the myth that regular ovulation is only important when you want children, because we need to recognize that the menstrual cycle is part of our entire biology and physiology. She presents an evidence-based approach to fertility awareness and menstrual cycle optimization.  How the body is seen as low—base, even!—and unpredictable. That means that men and women have been culturally conditioned not to experience life through our bodies. This becomes a bigger problem for birthing and postpartum women, who can experience the trauma of birth itself and then can compound that damage by feeling like they can’t or shouldn’t listen to their bodies reaction to trauma in the wake of birth.  By only revisiting our cycles when we decide to try to conceive, we miss out on the opportunity to come into deep understanding with our bodies and to heal ourselves rather than mask symptoms. Today, we get to talk to Lisa Hendrickson-Jack about how in taking the time to chart, learn about and understand our cycles, we can not only optimize our fertility but gain crucial information about our bodies. Join us as we talk about the menstrual cycle, fertility, and the opportunities we all have to learn more about our bodies simply by paying closer attention to them. FULL SHOW NOTES: https://startupparent.com/108 STARTUP PARENT NEWSLETTER: https://startupparent.com/newsletter THE WISE WOMEN'S COUNCIL: https://startupparent.com/wwc--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/startupparent/message

1hr 5mins

15 Mar 2022

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E35: The History of Contraception And The Business of Birth Control ft. Lisa Hendrickson-Jack

Wide Open Spaces Podcast

Is birth control a blessing or a curse. . . or does it depend? Join me as I speak with fertility educator and reproductive health practitioner Lisa Hendrikson-Jack about her decision to quit birth control, the feminist history of contraception, the relationship between birth control and religion, and the question of trusting medical professionals who recommend birth control. To support our mission of healing division on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/jennyconnelly?fan_landing=trueLisa’s Website For Resources On Tracking Your Cycle And Regulating Pregnancy:https://fertilityfriday.com/

1hr 14mins

13 Jan 2022

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065: Carly's Favorite: The Super Powers of Cervical Fluid & Non-Hormonal Birth Control with Lisa Hendrickson-Jack author of The Fifth Vital Sign

Doing It Different

Today's episode is one of my absolute favorites on a topic that we don't discuss enough - natural, non-hormonal birth control. Today I ask - what if you could have unprotected sex the majority of the month, without worry, and without having to be on hormonal birth control? Sound too good to be true? Well, you might be surprised to find out that more and more women are taking control of their fertility without hormonal or potentially invasive methods of contraception. Reproductive health practitioner Lisa Hendrickson-Jack explains what Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) is, who it’s for, how it works, how it’s backed by science, and what it looks like on a daily basis.Highlights: 15:40 What it actually looks like to use the fertility awareness method 21:22 Pros and cons of tracking your fertility yourself 39:51 What cervical fluid does and how it helps with getting pregnant 50:02 Tips for people interested in using FAM to prevent pregnancy 53:56 Tips for women using FAM and trying to conceive Guest: Lisa Hendrickson-JackResources We Mention:  FertilityFriday.com Lisa’s podcast - Fertility Friday Lisa’s Book: The Fifth Vital Sign Lisa’s online course: Fertility Awareness Mastery Related Episodes:  Podcast 028: What A Normal Period Actually Looks Like And How To Fix Yours with Nicole Jardim of Fix Your Period Podcast 053: A Look Inside The Hidden Hormone Epidemic & Becoming Hormone Intelligent with Aviva Romm, MD Health Resources Healing Hashimoto’s Course Thyroid Lab Guide + Tracker (free)  Recommended Non-Toxic Products Connect With Carly: CarlyJohnsonBrawner.com Instagram: @carlyjohnsonbrawner Sponsors: Organifi (Use code Carly for 20% off) Complete Show Notes Here

1hr 3mins

24 Aug 2021

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160 A Menstrual Health Journey with Lisa Hendrickson-Jack

On Health

So many of us only start to get to know our cycles when we’re looking to get pregnant. But the truth is, tracking and getting to know our cycles is one of the most critical and powerful forms of ‘me-search’ you can practice – at any age: those looking for natural contraceptive, those looking to learn how to use their cycle as a key indicator of their health, and, for those women who are anywhere on their conception journey – from thinking about getting pregnant soon to seeking fertility support, and everywhere in between – to identifying the changes that herald perimenopause and menopause.In this episode, I share a Hormone Intelligence Chat (you can learn all about those here) in which I sat down with Lisa Hendrickson-Jack to discuss her menstrual health journey – and how and why cycle-tracking and fertility-awareness can empower you to take control not just of your fertility, but of your overall health, and your life.

1hr 1min

28 Jul 2021