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Fertility Friday Radio is your source for information about the Fertility Awareness Method and all things fertility related. Fertility Friday Radio debunks common myths about the fertility awareness method, birth control, and conception. Learn how to increase your chances of getting pregnant if you’re trying to conceive, and learn how the Fertility Awareness Method is more effective than the pill for birth control when used correctly. Your host Lisa, founder of fertilityfriday.com, is passionate about women’s health, specifically in the areas of fertility, hormone-free birth control, conception, and pregnancy. Lisa delivers in-depth weekly interviews with a wide variety of special guests covering fertility awareness, birth control, menstrual health, hormonal health, pregnancy and much more.

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Fertility Friday Radio is your source for information about the Fertility Awareness Method and all things fertility related. Fertility Friday Radio debunks common myths about the fertility awareness method, birth control, and conception. Learn how to increase your chances of getting pregnant if you’re trying to conceive, and learn how the Fertility Awareness Method is more effective than the pill for birth control when used correctly. Your host Lisa, founder of fertilityfriday.com, is passionate about women’s health, specifically in the areas of fertility, hormone-free birth control, conception, and pregnancy. Lisa delivers in-depth weekly interviews with a wide variety of special guests covering fertility awareness, birth control, menstrual health, hormonal health, pregnancy and much more.

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Informative...BUT

By cdygdghi - Feb 10 2020
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Wonderfully informative. Lisa is a really good interviewer with insightful topics. However, many of her listeners like me are patients of NaPro doctors, who are pro life. As a very pro life person myself, I’m disappointed with the amount of podcasts focusing on abortion. It would be nice if Lisa would at least offer a pro life perspective here and there...even maybe interviewing a former abortionist who has become pro life.

Just ok so far

By aucklp - Jan 24 2020
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I made it 20 minutes into ep 242 and can’t get past the awkward laughter. She’ll say a sentence and then chuckle and I’m like, what was funny about that?? It comes off to me as her being uncomfortable talking about things like “improving sperm quality.” Sad because I think the topics are really informative. Going to give it another try and hope all episodes aren’t like this!

iTunes Ratings

502 Ratings
Average Ratings
466
15
9
3
9

Informative...BUT

By cdygdghi - Feb 10 2020
Read more
Wonderfully informative. Lisa is a really good interviewer with insightful topics. However, many of her listeners like me are patients of NaPro doctors, who are pro life. As a very pro life person myself, I’m disappointed with the amount of podcasts focusing on abortion. It would be nice if Lisa would at least offer a pro life perspective here and there...even maybe interviewing a former abortionist who has become pro life.

Just ok so far

By aucklp - Jan 24 2020
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I made it 20 minutes into ep 242 and can’t get past the awkward laughter. She’ll say a sentence and then chuckle and I’m like, what was funny about that?? It comes off to me as her being uncomfortable talking about things like “improving sperm quality.” Sad because I think the topics are really informative. Going to give it another try and hope all episodes aren’t like this!
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Fertility Friday Radio | Fertility Awareness for Pregnancy and Hormone-free birth control

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FFP 299 | End Period Poverty Now | Menstruation in Low Resource Settings | The Period Purse | Jana Girdauskas

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Jana always wanted to become the CEO of a charity and in 2017, Jana launched The Period Purse, now a registered Canadian charity. From outreach support and supplying free menstrual supplies to over 23,000 women and people who menstruate in 14 cities, to educating the next generation about reusable period products, to advocating for policy change, The Period Purse is a strong menstrual movement fully run by passionate volunteers. Jana has been recognized as a Top Women of Influence in 2018 and a Women of Distinction award from the YWCA Toronto in 2019.  When she is not talking about periods, Jana is also a teacher who works in special education. She is a mother of two and lives with her family in Toronto.

In today’s episode we talk about period poverty and what we can do to eradicate it in our own communities!

Today’s episode is also sponsored by Conceiving With Fertility Awareness My FREE online course designed to help you utilize fertility awareness strategies to optimize your chances of conceiving naturally. From timing sex accurately every time to identifying potential fertility issues through charting, this course has you covered. Head over to fertilityfriday.com/TTC for access.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook. The first fully customizable paper charting workbook of it’s kind, available in both Fahrenheit and Celsius editions. Click here to grab your copy today!

  Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What inspired Jana to start The Period Purse
  • The items that are in a period purse
  • How and what did shelters in Toronto provide women before The Period Purse existed 
  • How Toronto shelters have started budgeting for female products 
  • Jana’s personal movement to bring light to the lack of menstrual products available to homeless women that led to The Period Purse
  • The benefits of menstrual cups and other reusable menstrual products
  • Jana’s plan on getting into schools to teach the younger generation more about the menstrual cycle and the need for period products 

 

Connect with Jana Girdauskas:

You can connect with Jana on her on Twitter, InstagramFacebook, and 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 Sponsor: The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

This episode is sponsored by my new book The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. Click here to buy now.

Fertility Friday | Fertility Awareness Programs

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

Feb 14 2020

1hr 4mins

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FFP 298 | Reproductive Justice, Feminism, & Birth Control | Dr. Elizabeth Kissling PhD.

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Dr. Elizabeth Kissling is a professor of women’s and gender studies at Eastern Washington University, where she teaches courses in feminism and women’s studies, gender and media, sexuality studies, gender health issues, and related topics. Her pronouns are she and her.

Dr. Kissling’s research focuses on women’s health, bodies, and feminism, and especially how these issues are represented in media. Her new book about abortion activism and social media is called: From a Whisper to a Shout. As the author of Capitalizing on the Curse and related articles, she is best known for her research on media representations of menstruation.

In today’s episode we talk about the menstrual cycle, reproductive justice, feminism, and birth control!

Today’s episode is also sponsored by Conceiving With Fertility Awareness My FREE online course designed to help you utilize fertility awareness strategies to optimize your chances of conceiving naturally. From timing sex accurately every time to identifying potential fertility issues through charting, this course has you covered. Head over to fertilityfriday.com/TTC for access.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook. The first fully customizable paper charting workbook of it’s kind, available in both Fahrenheit and Celsius editions. Click here to grab your copy today!

  Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • What led Dr. Kissling to her focus of the pill and menstruation
  • Results from Dr. Kissling’s study of junior high age girls and their first periods
  • The importance of teaching and providing information to young women & men about  birth control
  • The true effectiveness of condom and why you should not use condoms with any type of oil
  • The importance of letting your menstrual cycle mature
  • Why putting young girls on birth control can be harmful to their bone health
  • The strategic marketing and patent methods behind the birth control pill over the years

 

Connect with Dr. Elizabeth Kissling PhD.:

You can connect with Dr. Kissling on her 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 Sponsor: The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

This episode is sponsored by my new book The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. Click here to buy now.

Fertility Friday | Fertility Awareness Programs

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

Feb 07 2020

1hr 13mins

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FFP 297 | This is Your Brain on Birth Control | Dr. Sarah Hill, PhD.

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Sarah E. Hill is at the forefront of groundbreaking research on the effects of the pill. A star psychologist with a PhD from the University of Texas, she studied with one of the founding fathers of evolutionary psychology, David M. Buss. In less than a decade, she’s published over 50 scientific articles and has secured half a million dollars’ worth of federal research grant money to study women, their health, and their mating and sexual psychology. She is regularly features in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Scientific American, The Economist, and many others.

In today’s episode we talk about Sarah’s groundbreaking book This Is Your Brain On Birth Control. Learn about the different ways hormonal birth control changes our brain, our emotions, and the ways we interact with others!

Today’s episode is also sponsored by Conceiving With Fertility Awareness My FREE online course designed to help you utilize fertility awareness strategies to optimize your chances of conceiving naturally. From timing sex accurately every time to identifying potential fertility issues through charting, this course has you covered. Head over to fertilityfriday.com/TTC for access.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook. The first fully customizable paper charting workbook of it’s kind, available in both Fahrenheit and Celsius editions. Click here to grab your copy today!

 

  Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Sarah’s personal experience with birth control that led her to further research the influence of birth control on your brain
  • How sex hormones work in men vs. women 
  • Why we need to steer away from thinking sex hormones in the brain are threatening to women or feminism 
  • The affects of estrogen on women across the menstrual cycle
  • How our hormones impact our own behavior and influence the behavior of men around us 
  • How at high fertility, women have more interest in genetic compatibility of men via scent 
  • Why women who are on birth control do not get a surge in estrogen and therefore it impacts their partner choice 
  • The importance of remembering there are other factors that will impact your partner choice besides your birth control status
  • Why it’s so important to be aware of the effects of birth control so if you choose to be on it, you know why you may experience changes in your body or mind 
  • Why you should always trust your body and not take no for an answer from your doctor whether you choose to be on or off birth control

 

Connect with Dr. Sarah E. Hill:

You can connect with Sarah on her Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, 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 Sponsor: The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

This episode is sponsored by my new book The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. Click here to buy now.

Fertility Friday | Fertility Awareness Programs

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

Jan 31 2020

59mins

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FFP 296 | All About Menstrual Cups | Your Questions Answered | INTIMINA™ | Lisa | Fertility Friday

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Today’s episode is all about reusable menstrual cups! I dive into the most common questions about using menstrual cups from insertion and cleaning, to emptying your cup in public washrooms! Nothing is TMI in this episode, and you’ll definitely want to tune in if you’ve been considering making the switch!

Today’s episode is sponsored by INTIMINA™. Discover a healthier, cost-effective and eco-friendly alternative to disposable period products. Made from 100% medical grade silicone, INTIMINA's reusable menstrual cups are body-safe, ultra-smooth and hygienic.

Head over to fertilityfriday.com/INTIMINA today to find your perfect cup, and enter the promo code: FERTILITY15 for 15% off on all cups!

Today’s episode is also sponsored by Conceiving With Fertility Awareness My FREE online course designed to help you utilize fertility awareness strategies to optimize your chances of conceiving naturally. From timing sex accurately every time to identifying potential fertility issues through charting, this course has you covered. Head over to fertilityfriday.com/TTC for access.

 

  Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Fun facts about INTIMINA™
  • How reusable menstrual cups are financially cheaper over time
  • Practical benefits of using menstrual cups
  • How changing to menstrual cups reduces your exposure to chemicals contained in pads or tampons
  • How to know what size and shape cup you need
  • What to do with the cup before you use for the first time
  • The proper way to insert and remove a period cup
  • The importance of having a backup when first starting to use a cup
  • How to clean your menstrual cup
  • Why silicone is one of the choice materials for a cup
  • Benefits for young girls to use a cup
  • Lisa’s overall experience with the INTIMINA™ menstrual cups
  • The characteristics of the INTIMINA™ Ziggy Cup and how it is like a diaphragm
  • The difference in the INTIMINA™ Lily Cups
  • The benefits of the Lily Cup Compact when on the go
  • How the Lily Cup One is a great size menstrual cup for a moderate-light period
  • The only challenge Lisa had when trying the INTIMINA™ menstrual cups

 

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on her FacebookTwitter, 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 Sponsor: INTIMINA™

Head over to fertilityfriday.com/INTIMINA today to find your perfect cup, and enter the promo code: FERTILITY15 for 15% off on all cups!

Conceiving With Fertility Awareness

From timing sex accurately every time to identifying potential fertility issues through charting, this course has you covered. Head over to fertilityfriday.com/TTC for access.

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!

Jan 24 2020

1hr 4mins

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FFP 295 | The IUD, The Pill, and Important Side Effects You Should Know About | Pill Reality Series | Katherine & Lisa

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Today I share an new episode in my Pill Reality Series with my guest Katherine! She shares her experience with the hormonal IUD, the pill and much more!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 10 week group coaching program!  Click here to register now! Early bird pricing ends December 13th!

Today’s episode is sponsored by The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. The Fifth Vital Sign is available for purchase on Amazon. Exciting news!! The audiobook is finally here! Listen to The Fifth Vital Sign for FREE when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with Audible. Click here to download now.

 

  Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Why and when did Katherine start using hormonal birth control
  • What were some of the side effects she experienced on hormonal contraceptives
  • How the insertion process for the IUD was for Katherine
  • What was Katherine’s pain level during her menstrual cycle on and off the various forms of hormonal birth control
  • Why would Katherine’s doctor not give her the Copper IUD
  • Lisa and Katherine touch on studies about women making poor partner choices when on hormonal contraceptives
  • The importance of doing what feels best for you and your body even when your doctor may not agree
  • What was the Kyleena IUD like for Katherine
  • What happened to Katherine’s symptoms after removal of the IUD

 

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on her FacebookTwitter, 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 Sponsor: The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

This episode is sponsored by my new book The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. Click here to buy now.

Fertility Friday | Fertility Awareness Programs

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

Jan 17 2020

1hr

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[On-Air-Client Session] FFP 294 | Deconstructing an Anovulatory Cycle | Natalie & Lisa

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Today I share an on-air client session with Natalie! In today’s episode Natalie and I deconstruct her recent anovulatory cycle, and we also discuss factors that impact basal body temperature!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 10 week group coaching program!  Click here to register now! Early bird pricing ends December 13th!

Today’s episode is sponsored by The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. The Fifth Vital Sign is available for purchase on Amazon. Exciting news!! The audiobook is finally here! Listen to The Fifth Vital Sign for FREE when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with Audible. Click here to download now.

  Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Why Natalie began taking hormonal birth control 
  • How did the various forms of birth control affect Natalie
  • What Natalie stopped using birth control
  • What led Natalie to start using the Fertility Awareness Method
  • How had Natalie’s anxiety and depression changed since getting off the pill 
  • What Natalie’s cycles have been like since coming off the pill
  • How training for a marathon has affected Natalie’s cycle
  • What is an anovulatory cycle 

 

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on her FacebookTwitter, 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 Sponsor: The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

This episode is sponsored by my new book The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. Click here to buy now.

Fertility Friday | Fertility Awareness Programs

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

Jan 10 2020

56mins

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[On-Air-Client Session] FFP 293 | Using Fertility Awareness For Birth Control | Kallie & Lisa

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Today I share an on-air client session with Kallie! In today’s episode Kallie shares her experience making the transition from hormonal birth control to fertility awareness! She also shares some of the challenges she’s faced with her cycle post-birth control.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 10 week group coaching program!  Click here to register now! Early bird pricing ends December 13th!

Today’s episode is sponsored by The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. The Fifth Vital Sign is available for purchase on Amazon. Exciting news!! The audiobook is finally here! Listen to The Fifth Vital Sign for FREE when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with Audible. Click here to download now.

  Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • When  and why Kallie began hormonal birth control 
  • Why Kallie chose to stop using hormonal birth control
  • Some symptoms Kallie experienced after coming off the pill 
  • The amount of time it took for Kallie to get her period after the pill
  • The difference between pre and post-ovulatory temperature ranges 
  • Why Kallie should note how she has restless sleep or increased stress when charting
  • Why your temperature strikes during your cycle 
  • The benefits of checking your cervix when charting
  • Why mucus production can be lower the first few cycles post-pill
  • How has the fertility awareness method affected Kallie
  • Why not to be truly concerned about the length of your period when your body is still normalizing
  • Why it is not about having a perfect chart, but about what your body is doing health wise 
  • Pros and Cons of starting o chart right after coming off the pill or waiting till your cycles normalize
  • Kallie’s biggest fear when coming off the pill 

 

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on her FacebookTwitter, 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 Sponsor: The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

This episode is sponsored by my new book The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. Click here to buy now.

Fertility Friday | Fertility Awareness Programs

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

Jan 03 2020

1hr

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[On-Air-Client Session] FFP 292 | Tracking Your Cycles Post-Birth Control | Emily & Lisa

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Today I share an on-air client session with Emily! Emily recently transitioned from hormonal birth control to fertility awareness, and in today’s episode she shares what her experience was like, and what her cycles have been like since making the switch.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 10 week group coaching program!  Click here to register now! Early bird pricing ends December 13th!

Today’s episode is sponsored by The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. The Fifth Vital Sign is available for purchase on Amazon. Exciting news!! The audiobook is finally here! Listen to The Fifth Vital Sign for FREE when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with Audible. Click here to download now.

  Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Emily’s history with birth control
  • Symptoms Emily experienced on the pill 
  • Why Emily decided to come off birth control and start fertility awareness
  • How soon Emily’s period returned after birth control
  • Cervical mucus during the transition phase on a menstrual cycle 
  • The confusion checking internally for cervical mucus can cause when charting 
  • Signs of a healthy cervix in regards to cervical mucus production
  • Tips for taking your temperature in a different time zone than where you live

 

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on her FacebookTwitter, 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 Sponsor: The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

This episode is sponsored by my new book The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. Click here to buy now.

Fertility Friday | Fertility Awareness Programs

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

Dec 27 2019

47mins

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FFP 291 | Postpartum Charting | Your Questions Answered! | Lisa | Fertility Friday

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Today officially marks Fertility Friday’s 5th podcast-aversary!! I launched the Fertility Friday Podcast 5 years ago this week! To celebrate, I decided to release a solo episode all about postpartum charting! This is the number one question I’ve had all year in my DMs, emails, and Facebook messages. In this episode I cover the most common myths about postpartum charting, when to expect your cycles to return, the role of basal body temperature, cervical mucus charting and much more!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 10 week group coaching program!  Click here to register now! Early bird pricing ends December 13th!

Today’s episode is sponsored by The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. The Fifth Vital Sign is available for purchase on Amazon. Exciting news!! The audiobook is finally here! Listen to The Fifth Vital Sign for FREE when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with Audible. Click here to download now.

 

  Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Why postpartum charting is so different than charting your normal cycle
  • How cervical mucus is so crucial for postpartum charting
  • How breastfeeding affects the return of your menstrual cycle
  • The role of basal body temperature postpartum
  • Factors to be mindful of when wanting get your period back postpartum to being trying to conceive again
  • When to consult with your doctor if you don’t see signs of your period returning postpartum
  • Benefits of the Tempdrop if you want to monitor your temperature when charting postpartum
  • Why it can be so helpful to work with an instructor when postpartum charting
  • How the Marquette method or other methods of charting may be a better option when you cannot fully rely on your cervical mucus or basal body temperature
  • When you start charting postpartum
  • Why it is so important to understand your mucus pattern and be consistent with charting if you plan to chart postpartum
  • What to expect when your period return

 

Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on her FacebookTwitter, 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 Sponsor: The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

This episode is sponsored by my new book The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. Click here to buy now.

Fertility Friday | Fertility Awareness Programs

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

Dec 20 2019

44mins

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FFP 290 | The Pill, The Hormonal IUD, and Pulmonary Embolisms | Lisa & Kat

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Today I share a new episode in my Pill Reality Series . Kat describes her experience of using the pill to “regulate” her cycles before she even had her very first period. She also shares her terrifying near-death experience with pulmonary embolism — a rare, but well known complication associated with hormonal birth control.

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery LIVE 10 week group coaching program!  Click here to register now! Early bird pricing ends December 13th!

Today’s episode is sponsored by The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. The Fifth Vital Sign is available for purchase on Amazon. Exciting news!! The audiobook is finally here! Listen to The Fifth Vital Sign for FREE when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with Audible. Click here to download now.

  Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Why did Kat initially start birth control
  • How Kat’s lifestyle and eating habits affected the start of her menstrual cycle 
  • Why did Kat switch to the IUD and what were her side effects
  • Kat’s return to hormonal birth control that led to pulmonary embolisms 
  • The symptoms Kat experienced before finally being diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism 
  • What the recovery has been like for Kat 
  • What Kat has been using to track her cycle now that birth control is completely off the table for her 
  • How has her relationship with her partner changed since coming off birth control 
  • When did Kat finally get her first real menstrual period off of birth control
  • The importance of always remembering to be your own advocate and listen to your body
  Connect with Lisa:

You can connect with Lisa on her FacebookTwitter, 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 Sponsor: The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

This episode is sponsored by my new book The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. Click here to buy now.

Fertility Friday | Fertility Awareness Programs

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

Dec 13 2019

54mins

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