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.
COVID, the VAX, and Your Period
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about the latest research on both the COVID Vaccine and a COVID infection on your period. Your period is a reflection of your reproductive health, and intense immune responses or infections can certainly be stressful to the body and alter our normal hormone function. Current DATA: 19% of people after a COVID infection have a cycle change in length. People who received the vaccine had on average a cycle length of 1 day longer than prior to vaccination. If you received both vaccines in one cycle, 10.6% of people had a clinically significant cycle change of 8 days or more as compared to the baseline rate of 4.3% in the unvaccinated. In those receiving the vaccine, your period returned to normal after 1-2 cycles. TLDR - your chance of having a period change is more from a COVID infection vs vaccination, and if you have period changes for more than 1-2 cycles after a vaccine please see your doctor to investigate other etiologies of amenorrhea.
Goals and Growth
Join host Natalie Crawford, MD as she talks about setting goals for the new year to foster growth and change. Listen to her talk about goal setting, understanding your why, making a plan, giving yourself grace, forgetting bad behaviors and setting yourself up fro success. Learn to allow yourself space to grow by cultivating at atmosphere of self acceptance and challenging the norm. You are enough, you deserve to be happy. Happy New Year!
Supporting Your Mental Health, with Dr. Nichelle Haynes
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she discussed the importance of addressing and taking care of your mental health with Dr. Nichelle Haynes. Nichelle is a reproductive psychiatrist and CEO of Reproductive Psychiatry Clinic in Austin. Throughout the past 2 years, many have suffered from an increase in anxiety, depression and chronic stress. For those struggling with infertility - this has been even worse. Listen as Nichelle talks about coping strategies for you to prioritize your own mental health.
The Practice of Medicine, with Rhoda Couvaras
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about women supporting women and behind the scenes of a medical practice with Rhoda Couvaras. Rhoda has a background in public relations and she has been the practice administrator at IVF Phoenix for almost 12 years. She has been a huge supporter of all women and has so much insight for everyone and anyone who cares for patients.
Exercise and Fertility, with Dr. Sasha Hakman
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about exercise and reproduction with Dr. Sasha Hakman. Dr. Hakman is and OBGYN and REI and is very passionate about lifestyle and fertility. Listen to her talk about her own journey with PCOS and IVF, learn about the recommendations for exercise and nutrition while trying to conceive, in fertility treatments and while pregnant - and think about your body in a new way.
Luteal Phase Deficiency
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about luteal phase deficiency. Learn more about your menstrual cycle, why cycle tracking is important and possible underlying causes. Treatment options may include monitoring, ovulation induction, progesterone, or IVF. The menstrual cycle is a vital sign - it reflects your hormones.
Worth your time!
There is nothing else like it out there. This podcast combines concrete useful fertility information with vulnerable life lessons from a smart, warm and thoughtful woman and REI. I learn so much from the personal stories shared by Dr. Natalie and her inspiring guests. The podcast is perfectly named because the throughline for the episodes is her clear support of and love for her fellow women on the journey to parenthood, medicine and a full life. I’ll keep listening!
My favorite podcast
I absolutely love this podcast! I have learned so much and am incredibly thankful to Dr. Natalie for making this podcast. I have told so many people about it. I had a miscarriage in August and have been so down and depressed since then, but this podcast has truly empowered me, educated me, lifted my spirit, and gave me hope again. Thank you 💕
I LOVE the wealth of information and how it solely involves women… I truly enjoy gaining knowledge and insight about my OWN body through this podcast. Thank YOU so much for this!