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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.

Fertility Friday Radio | Fertility Awareness for Pregnancy and Hormone-free birth control Lisa | Fertility Friday

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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.

    PCOS, Fertility Challenges, & Fertility Awareness Cycle Charting | Amy Sedgwick, LMT

    PCOS, Fertility Challenges, & Fertility Awareness Cycle Charting | Amy Sedgwick, LMT

    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: The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility (Book) | Lisa Hendrickson-Jack Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self-Study Program Related podcasts & blog posts:
    FFP 429 | Overcoming Hypothalamic Amenorrhea | PCOS/HA Replay Series | Dr. Nicola Rinaldi, PhD FFP 426 | 8 Steps To Reverse Your PCOS | PCOS/HA Replay Series | Dr. Fiona McCulloch, ND FFP 386 | Fertility Challenges & Recurrent Miscarriage | Gluten Intolerance, Celiac & Fertility | Justine Bold FFP 213 | Surviving Fertility Challenges | Lisa | Fertility Friday 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!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    [FAMM Practitioner Series] FFP 443 | Overcoming PMDD | Uncovering The Link Between PMDD & OCD | Katy Ewen

    [FAMM Practitioner Series] FFP 443 | Overcoming PMDD | Uncovering The Link Between PMDD & OCD | Katy Ewen

    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: The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility (Book) | Lisa Hendrickson-Jack Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self-Study Program Related podcasts & blog posts:
    [On-Air Client Session] FFP 401 | Managing Severe PMDD | Alden & Lisa [FAMM Practitioner Series] FFP 393 | PMS & Low Progesterone | Preconception Planning | Nora DeBora FFP 383 | Boosting Low Progesterone | Short Luteal Phase | PMS | Lisa | Fertility Friday FFP 308 | How Does Stress Impact The Menstrual Cycle? | Lisa | Fertility Friday  
    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!

    • 51 min
    Boosting Low Progesterone | Courtney Kirkby

    Boosting Low Progesterone | Courtney Kirkby

    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: The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility (Book) | Lisa Hendrickson-Jack Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self-Study Program Related podcasts & blog posts:
    [On-Air Client Session] FFP 433 | Boosting Low Progesterone While Trying To Conceive | Serrita & Lisa FFP 411 | The Benefits of Seed Cycling | Should You Take Progesterone? | Nora Pope & Dr. Jessica Liu, ND [FAMM Practitioner Series] FFP 393 | PMS & Low Progesterone | Preconception Planning | Nora DeBora FFP 233 | Progesterone and the Importance of Regular Ovulation | Dr. Jerilynn Prior 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!

    • 1 hr
    [FAMM Practitioner Series] FFP 441 | Overcoming Hypothalamic Amenorrhea | Holly Leever, L.Ac

    [FAMM Practitioner Series] FFP 441 | Overcoming Hypothalamic Amenorrhea | Holly Leever, L.Ac

    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: Womb Wisdom Podcast The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility (Book) | Lisa Hendrickson-Jack Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self-Study Program Related podcasts & blog posts:
    FFP 429 | Overcoming Hypothalamic Amenorrhea | PCOS/HA Replay Series | Dr. Nicola Rinaldi, PhD FFP 428 | Hypothalamic Amenorrhea | PCOS/HA Replay Series | Dr. Lara Briden, ND. [FAMM Practitioner Series] FFP 396 | Overcoming Hypothalamic Amenorrhea | Having a Baby During Covid Times | Dani Sheriff FFP 371 | Hypothalamic Amenorrhea & The Menstrual Cycle | Cynthia Donovan  
    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!

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Fertility Awareness Cycle Charting Meets Herbalism | Teal Crisafulli

    Fertility Awareness Cycle Charting Meets Herbalism | Teal Crisafulli

    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: The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility (Book) | Lisa Hendrickson-Jack Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self-Study Program Related podcasts & blog posts:
    [On-Air Client Session] FFP 359 | Starting From Scratch | Fertility Awareness Cycle Charting Post-Pill | Lisa & Allison FFP 350 | Incorporating Fertility Awareness Into Your Professional Practice | Common Challenges  | Lisa | Fertility Friday FFP 340 | 4 Steps To Learning Fertility Awareness | Post-Pill Charting | Postpartum Charting | Lisa | Fertility Friday [On-Air Client Session] FFP 289 | Taking the Leap from Hormonal Birth Control to Fertility Awareness  | Stephanie & Lisa 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!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Pill & Gall Bladder Disease | Charting Through HA | Rose Constantine Smith

    The Pill & Gall Bladder Disease | Charting Through HA | Rose Constantine Smith

    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: The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility (Book) | Lisa Hendrickson-Jack Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self-Study Program Related podcasts & blog posts:
    FFP 435 | Birth Control Induced Gall Bladder Disease | Pill Reality Series | Barbara & Lisa FFP 369 | Hormonal Contraceptives & Gall Bladder Problems | Pill Reality Series | Lucie Fink FFP 141 | Surviving Hypothalamic Amenorrhea | Getting Your Period Back Without Fertility Drugs | Nicola Rinaldi FFP 086 | Hypothalamic Amenorrhea | Period Repair Manual | Healthy Hormones | Dr. Lara Briden 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!

    • 1 hr 5 min

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antifa4eva ,

Great show, but hosts a transphobic guest

I absolutely adore you LHJ! And maybe you will be as surprised as I was to know that Jennifer Mercier (your guest on three episodes) is openly transphobic, posts hate speech on her Instagram and then deletes the comments that are critical and blocks the people who commented. Listeners please be aware that Jennifer Mercier is not a safe provider for LGBTQI community. She may be talented at abdominal massage but she is a religious wingnut, possibly a climate change denier, and is also taking Ivermectin for long COVID, lol. Watch her reels on Instagram to get a look for yourself. Lisa, we love you, but please do not invite this hateful person back on the show. We have heard enough from her.

AshleyRipp ,

A must for all women!

I have learned more about my menstrual cycle and how the female body works from this podcast than I have from any Gyno or health class in the past. Lisa is an amazing, eloquent and approachable host. She talks about super important topics with her guests and the conversations are always interesting and caring. I could gush on and on but I will just say that I feel so empowered now using the Fertility Awareness method and charting my cycle and I have been able to see things more clearly in terms of what’s happening in my body and connecting some important pieces. Thank you for all that you do, Lisa. Definitely recommend to any woman!

fhurixbrbfj ,

Uterine Cancer Rising & Birth Control

Lisa- I have gleaned so much knowledge and academic curiosity because of your show over the last 4 years! You are 100% right! Us women have the privilege of knowing how our 5th vital sign reveals our health, and your deep dive approach is so needed!
I recently read a NYT article, “Uterine Cancer is Rapidly Rising, Especially Among Black Women” on 18 June 2022. What astounds me is that there is no attempt to explain WHY, but my immediate thought is birth control. Most of these women are 50-60, making it easy to presume that they’ve have access to birth control since their teenage and early 20s. Could there be a connection? Have you been able to discuss long term effects of birth control on the uterus with gynecologists? Birth control continues to be the “answer” for young women, even as young as 12! Is this really the answer if artificial hormones are wreaking havoc on our bodies?
I look forward to your response and appreciate your work!

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