235 episodes

Dr. Natalie Crawford is a fertility physician at Fora Fertility in Austin, Texas who knows that trying to understand your body and your hormones can be exhausting and overwhelming in the world of medical misinformation and contradicting opinions. She started this podcast to educate and empower, giving people access to the knowledge she's acquired on health and fertility from the comfort of their home, or where ever they choose to listen! She talks about a wide range of topics, including IVF, hormones, infertility, menstrual cycles, mental health, and, well, beyond! She also welcomes special guests to speak to related topics, or share their fertility journey. Tune in and become a part of the community of collaboration that amplifies others, As a Woman.

As a Woman Natalie Crawford, MD

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 32 Ratings

Dr. Natalie Crawford is a fertility physician at Fora Fertility in Austin, Texas who knows that trying to understand your body and your hormones can be exhausting and overwhelming in the world of medical misinformation and contradicting opinions. She started this podcast to educate and empower, giving people access to the knowledge she's acquired on health and fertility from the comfort of their home, or where ever they choose to listen! She talks about a wide range of topics, including IVF, hormones, infertility, menstrual cycles, mental health, and, well, beyond! She also welcomes special guests to speak to related topics, or share their fertility journey. Tune in and become a part of the community of collaboration that amplifies others, As a Woman.

    Lifestyle and Fertility: My Story and Exciting News!

    Lifestyle and Fertility: My Story and Exciting News!

    Dr. Natalie Crawford shares her fertility story and the decisions she made when it came to lifestyle factors based on research projects she did in fellowship. In this episode she gives you a behind the scenes look into her journey and why she is so passionate about lifestyle and fertility. She also shares some exciting news! Listen and be the first to know!

    We have moved Fertility In The News to the weekly newsletter in order to keep the podcast more evergreen. If you want to sign up go to nataliecrawfordmd.com/newsletter to sign up!

    Don't forget to ask your questions on Instagram for next week’s For Fertility’s Sake segment when you see the question box on Natalie’s page @nataliecrawfordmd. You can also ask a question by calling in and leaving a voicemail. Call 657–229–3672 and ask your fertility question today!     

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    If you haven’t already, please rate, review, and follow the podcast to be notified of new episodes every Sunday. Plus, be sure to follow along on Instagram @nataliecrawfordmd, check out Natalie's YouTube channel Natalie Crawford MD, and if you're interested in becoming a patient, check out Fora Fertility.
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    • 34 min
    What is BBT? Understanding Basal Body Temperature

    What is BBT? Understanding Basal Body Temperature

    Dr. Natalie Crawford discusses basal body temperature and dives into how to use this method of fertility awareness to help you get pregnant, understand your cycle, or help prevent pregnancy. How effective is using BBT to get pregnant? Who is it good for and not good for? How can you use it to prevent pregnancy? BBT is not new, but it has recently regained popularity. Your fertility is a sign of your overall health and I love anything that helps you understand your body better.

    Natalie answers your questions in FFS-For Fertility's Sake
    How much are my chances of conceiving reduced by having only one Fallopian tube?
    Why does the body release more than one egg each month if only one egg is ovulated?
    What happens if I get pregnant and my hypothyroidism is not in control?

    We have moved Fertility In The News to the weekly newsletter in order to keep the podcast more evergreen. If you want to sign up go to nataliecrawfordmd.com/newsletter to sign up!

    Don't forget to ask your questions on Instagram for next week’s For Fertility’s Sake segment when you see the question box on Natalie’s page @nataliecrawfordmd. You can also ask a question by calling in and leaving a voicemail. Call 657–229–3672 and ask your fertility question today!     

    Thanks to our amazing sponsors! Check out these deals just for you:
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    Apostrophe- Get your first visit for only five dollars at Apostrophe.com/AAW or use the code AAW at checkout.

    If you haven’t already, please rate, review, and follow the podcast to be notified of new episodes every Sunday. Plus, be sure to follow along on Instagram @nataliecrawfordmd, check out Natalie's YouTube channel Natalie Crawford MD, and if you're interested in becoming a patient, check out Fora Fertility.
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    • 35 min
    Natural Fertility Q&A: Fertility Testing, AMH, IUDs, and STIs

    Natural Fertility Q&A: Fertility Testing, AMH, IUDs, and STIs

    Dr. Natalie Crawford answers your voicemail questions about natural fertility.
    Questions Answered:

    I have been struggling to get pregnant with second child. My AMH came back at 1.21 and then I got a second AMH done three months later and it came back at .7. What does a drop like this mean?

    If someone has had a chlamydia infection, what signs should they look for? Should they automatically get checked for potential complications?

    I had an IUD for 10 years. My menstruation has been very light barely saturating a tampon for about 3-4 days. Does this mean my lining is too thin?

    I recently had my Paragard IUD. My doctor mentioned I have scarring on my uterus. Could those be related?

    What imaging do you recommend for female fertility testing?


    We have moved Fertility In The News to the weekly newsletter in order to keep the podcast more evergreen. If you want to sign up go to nataliecrawfordmd.com/newsletter to sign up!

    Don't forget to ask your questions on Instagram for next week’s For Fertility’s Sake segment when you see the question box on Natalie’s page @nataliecrawfordmd. You can also ask a question by calling in and leaving a voicemail. Call 657–229–3672 and ask your fertility question today!     

    Thanks to our amazing sponsors! Check out these deals just for you:
    Quince- Go to Quince.com/aaw for free shipping on your order and 365-day returns
    Ritual-Go to ritual.com/AAW to start Ritual or add Essential For Women 18+ to your subscription today.
    Apostrophe- Get your first visit for only five dollars at Apostrophe.com/AAW or use the code AAW at checkout.

    If you haven’t already, please rate, review, and follow the podcast to be notified of new episodes every Sunday. Plus, be sure to follow along on Instagram @nataliecrawfordmd, check out Natalie's YouTube channel Natalie Crawford MD, and if you're interested in becoming a patient, check out Fora Fertility.
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    • 32 min
    Fertility Research Updates: AMH, PCOS, Vitamin D, Periods and the Lunar Cycle

    Fertility Research Updates: AMH, PCOS, Vitamin D, Periods and the Lunar Cycle

    Dr. Natalie Crawford reviews three of the latest research studies by Fertility and Sterility. These studies include AMH and Vitamin D, AMH and PCOS, and periods and the lunar cycle. Dr. Crawford has a masters degree in clinical research, so staying up to date on the latest data is something she is very passionate about. You can't make decisions on data you don't know.

    Natalie answers your questions in FFS-For Fertility's Sake

    I'm trying to conceive while postpartum and my period has not returned. Do you have any tips?

    When does the placenta take over and when do you typically transition off taking progesterone and estrogen from an embryo transfer?

    can high intensity exercise be a cause of a luteal phase defect?


    We have moved Fertility In The News to the weekly newsletter in order to keep the podcast more evergreen. If you want to sign up go to nataliecrawfordmd.com/newsletter to sign up!

    Don't forget to ask your questions on Instagram for next week’s For Fertility’s Sake segment when you see the question box on Natalie’s page @nataliecrawfordmd. You can also ask a question by calling in and leaving a voicemail. Call 657–229–3672 and ask your fertility question today!     

    Thanks to our amazing sponsors! Check out these deals just for you:
    Quince- Go to Quince.com/aaw for free shipping on your order and 365-day returns
    Ritual-Go to ritual.com/AAW to start Ritual or add Essential For Women 18+ to your subscription today.
    Rocket Money - Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney/com/AAW
    Apostrophe- Get your first visit for only five dollars at Apostrophe.com/AAW or use the code AAW at checkout.
    Prose- Go to prose.com/aaw and take your FREE in-depth hair consultation and get 50% off your first subscription order PLUS 15% off and free shipping every subscription order after that!

    If you haven’t already, please rate, review, and follow the podcast to be notified of new episodes every Sunday. Plus, be sure to follow along on Instagram @nataliecrawfordmd, check out Natalie's YouTube channel Natalie Crawford MD, and if you're interested in becoming a patient, check out Fora Fertility.


    Studies reviewed:

    Association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D and antimüllerian hormone levels in a cohort of African-American women Subramanian, Anita et al. Fertility and Sterility, Volume 121, Issue 4, 642 - 650

    The menstrual cycle is influenced by weekly and lunar rhythms Ecochard, René et al. Fertility and Sterility, Volume 121, Issue 4, 651 - 659

    Antimüllerian hormone level predicts ovulation in women with polycystic ovary syndrome treated with clomiphene and metformin Komorowski, Allison S. et al.Fertility and Sterility, Volume 121, Issue 4, 660 - 668


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    • 40 min
    Understanding Your Hormones and Reproductive Health

    Understanding Your Hormones and Reproductive Health

    Dr. Natalie Crawford discusses everything you need to know about your hormones and reproductive health. This is your life. This is your body. You deserve to have the information you need to make the choices that are absolutely the best for you.

    Natalie answers your questions in FFS-For Fertility's Sake

    How many days post -FET can I take a pregnancy test?

    How much does being overweight impact fertility?

    How do I decide to keep doing rounds of letrozole or move on to IUI?

    I'm a 32 year old starting IVF on Thursday, hearing conflicting things about exercise during the cycle.


    We have moved Fertility In The News to the weekly newsletter in order to keep the podcast more evergreen. If you want to sign up go to nataliecrawfordmd.com/newsletter to sign up!

    Don't forget to ask your questions on Instagram for next week’s For Fertility’s Sake segment when you see the question box on Natalie’s page @nataliecrawfordmd. You can also ask a question by calling in and leaving a voicemail. Call 657–229–3672 and ask your fertility question today!     

    Thanks to our amazing sponsors! Check out these deals just for you:
    Quince- Go to Quince.com/aaw for free shipping on your order and 365-day returns
    Ritual-Go to ritual.com/AAW to start Ritual or add Essential For Women 18+ to your subscription today.
    Rocket Money - Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney/com/AAW
    Apostrophe- Get your first visit for only five dollars at Apostrophe.com/AAW or use the code AAW at checkout.
    Prose- Go to prose.com/aaw and take your FREE in-depth hair consultation and get 50% off your first subscription order PLUS 15% off and free shipping every subscription order after that!

    If you haven’t already, please rate, review, and follow the podcast to be notified of new episodes every Sunday. Plus, be sure to follow along on Instagram @nataliecrawfordmd, check out Natalie's YouTube channel Natalie Crawford MD, and if you're interested in becoming a patient, check out Fora Fertility.
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    • 50 min
    Personalized Fertility Care

    Personalized Fertility Care

    Dr. Natalie Crawford discusses the concept of personalized fertility care. The number one question we get from the audience is questions about your cycle and how to make it better. This is what your care team should be doing. Not every cycle will be perfect. But somebody should analyze what happened and make a suggestion for next steps. Listen to this episode to learn ways to advocate for yourself and get the best care possible on your fertility journey.

    Natalie answers your questions in FFS-For Fertility's Sake

    Do you recommend Ovasitol for patients with PCOS?

    What prevents a baby from sticking to the uterine wall?

    Can I exercise the week after my embryo transfer?

    What is the typical IVF protocol for someone with PCOS?


    We have moved Fertility In The News to the weekly newsletter in order to keep the podcast more evergreen. If you want to sign up go to nataliecrawfordmd.com/newsletter to sign up!

    Don't forget to ask your questions on Instagram for next week’s For Fertility’s Sake segment when you see the question box on Natalie’s page @nataliecrawfordmd. You can also ask a question by calling in and leaving a voicemail. Call 657–229–3672 and ask your fertility question today!     

    Thanks to our amazing sponsors! Check out these deals just for you:
    Quince- Go to Quince.com/aaw for free shipping on your order and 365-day returns
    Ritual-Go to ritual.com/AAW to start Ritual or add Essential For Women 18+ to your subscription today.
    Rocket Money - Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney/com/AAW
    Apostrophe- Get your first visit for only five dollars at Apostrophe.com/AAW or use the code AAW at checkout.
    Prose- Go to prose.com/aaw and take your FREE in-depth hair consultation and get 50% off your first subscription order PLUS 15% off and free shipping every subscription order after that!

    If you haven’t already, please rate, review, and follow the podcast to be notified of new episodes every Sunday. Plus, be sure to follow along on Instagram @nataliecrawfordmd, check out Natalie's YouTube channel Natalie Crawford MD, and if you're interested in becoming a patient, check out Fora Fertility.
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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

GeorgiaJones23 ,

So happy I finally found this podcast!!

Thank you for such an informative and beneficial podcast Dr Natalie Crawford! I haven’t stopped listening to your podcasts and watching your YouTube episodes since I came across you. So grateful for your advice and your passion.

Miffyfluffybunny ,

Very calming and great way to get info.

Thank you so much for your podcast it is a very calm and comforting way to get info about fertility on our ttc mission. 💖

yazzygal ,

Highly recommend

Dr Crawford discusses all things fertility in such a approachable way. This podcast has educated me so much in an easy to understand way. She advocates for women’s heath and empowers you to understand your own. My favourite has been her coverage of covid, the vaccine and fertility. This is not discussed enough, and there is so much misinformation out there. Dr Crawford covers this with FACTS! and debunks all of the myths I’ve heard. Thank you! :)

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