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As a Woman

Welcome to As a Woman. The podcast hosted by fertility physician Natalie Crawford, MD to educate and empower women. Each week learn about your health, your fertility, and how they relate to your true self. Become a part of the community fostering collaboration over competition while learning how to authentically find your voice and amplify others as a woman.

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Episode 040: Infertility and Stress, with Dr. Lora Shahine

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about the links between stress and infertility with Dr. Lora Shahine, a board certified REI. Listen as they talk about mental health and trying to conceive. What role does stress, anxiety, and depression play in conception? Can stress prevent you from getting pregnant? What can you do about it?

34mins

20 Oct 2019

Rank #1

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Episode 051: Trying to Conceive

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about trying to get pregnant. What do you need to know about stopping birth control, starting your fertility journey, supplements, diet, and more. Learn about tracking ovulation, timing intercourse, and when to see a doctor.

31mins

5 Jan 2020

Rank #2

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020: PCOS

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS. Listen to her talk about what PCOS is, what causes PCOS, and what you can do about it. Learn about the impact of lifestyle factors and about fertility treatments with PCOS.

42mins

2 Jun 2019

Rank #3

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Episode 058: Amenorrhea

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about amenorrhea, or absent periods. In this episode, listen to all the causes of both primary and secondary amenorrhea. Understand that your period should be predictable and regular, and if it is not, then you need to seek help. Your period is the primary reflection of your hormones and your body.

34mins

23 Feb 2020

Rank #4

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Episode 026: IVF

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about IVF. IVF is in vitro fertilization and a wonderful technological advancement to help grow families. Listen as she describes IVF as she would in the office. Understand what IVF is, what it is not, and why we do what we do as fertility doctors. Be a better supporter of the people in your life who need IVF and be prepared if IVF becomes a part of your own journey.

44mins

14 Jul 2019

Rank #5

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013: Girl, Quit Your Job

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about quitting. Listen to her give you permission to say no. Learn that leaving something that is not right for you is not a failure. Identify what really matters to you and learn to appreciate your own worth. Listen to her challenge for you this week.

26mins

14 Apr 2019

Rank #6

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Episode 035: Fertility and Nutrition, an interview by Dr. Danielle Belardo

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she discusses fertility and nutrition with Dr. Danielle Belardo, a board certified internal medicine physician and cardiology fellow @theveggiemd. Previously on Nutrition Rounds, listen to Dr. Crawford and Dr. Belardo discuss plant based eating and the impact it has on women's health. Learn more about the science behind why you should eat more plants as a woman. Special thanks to Kasey Johnson for her help in the original editing and production.

1hr 9mins

15 Sep 2019

Rank #7

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Episode 043: Self Care

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about self care. What does it really mean to take care of yourself? Think about hoe you cope with stress, how you take care of your body, and how you simplify your life. Recognize that taking care of yourself first requires that you know what you need.

26mins

10 Nov 2019

Rank #8

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Episode 059: Negotiation

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about negotiation. Learn that knowing what you need is power, and you deserve to ask for it. Listen as she discusses her own job transition and what she learned along the way. Also - if we are talking contracts, hire a lawyer. 

26mins

1 Mar 2020

Rank #9

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Episode 050: Time to Start

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about a new year, a new decade, a new you. Time to start living the best version of your life, and time to start making choices in line with your true self. Become your own BFF and learn more about the new As a Woman Master Class (with special discount offer). As a Woman Master Class

27mins

31 Dec 2019

Rank #10

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Episode 041: Fear of Failure

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about failure. She is talking about how fear holds us back from our own success by limiting our creativity and placing restrictions on your potential. Hear her keys to breaking out of this cycle.

25mins

27 Oct 2019

Rank #11

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Episode 030: Ovarian Reserve

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about ovarian reserve. Are you running out of eggs? Should you get your fertility tested? What does that mean? Listen as she describes what measurements of ovarian reserve are really testing. Learn about AMH and astral follicle count (AFC) and how you can't verify fertility with these tests. Learn what low tests of ovarian reserve mean and what you should do about this. Can you improve your ovarian reserve? Learn more now. 

34mins

11 Aug 2019

Rank #12

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Episode 025: Work Life Balance

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about work life balance. Listen as she talks about what work life balance is and what it is not. Learn that she believes there is only your life - and you must learn to make it all work. Listen as she talks about choosing a job you love, balancing a home life, outsourcing what you can, sharing responsibilities, and taking care of how you spend your most valuable commodity - your time. 

37mins

7 Jul 2019

Rank #13

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061: Coronavirus and Pregnancy

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about COVID-19 and pregnancy. Learn what we know now as far as risks and transmission in pregnancy. Important information for this trying to get pregnant, undergoing fertility treatments, or already pregnant. 

21mins

15 Mar 2020

Rank #14

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Episode 022: Environmental Toxins and Fertility with Dr. Lora Shahine

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks with Reproductive Endocrinologist Dr. Lora Shahine about environmental toxins and your fertility. Learn about how toxins can impact your fertility, listen as we discuss studies and science showing the negative impact seen with BPA, phthalate, PFCs and conception. Learn what you should be doing to optimize your health and your fertility, one step at a time.

26mins

16 Jun 2019

Rank #15

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Episode 052: The Uterus

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about the uterus. Learn more about how the uterus functions in the menstrual cycle, different uterine abnormalities that exist, and uterine fibroids. Listen to how the uterus is important in reproduction.

34mins

12 Jan 2020

Rank #16

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Episode 046: Women in Medicine

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about life as a woman in medicine. Listen as she talks about society, gender bias, motherhood, appearance, and more. Learn how you can better support the tribe of women. And remember - if they can't see you, they can't be you.

28mins

1 Dec 2019

Rank #17

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Episode 034: Endometriosis

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about endometriosis. Endometriosis is associated with pain, infertility, and inflammation. Learn what endometriosis is, how it is diagnosed, what it means, and what you can do about it. Listen as she desc rides how she counsel her own patients as a fertility doctor.

45mins

8 Sep 2019

Rank #18

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017: Confident

Join Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about confidence. To be successful, you must believe in yourself. But where does this belief come rom? Ho can we ind confidence when we are struggling with self-doubt? Learn to lean into your strengths, not be afraid of promoting yourself, and learn to build your confidence as you discover your authentic self. Listen to my her challenge for you this week.

26mins

12 May 2019

Rank #19