Lisa Hendrickson-Jack, aka "Fertility Friday" and author of "The Fifth Vital Sign" joins to discuss fertility, fertility awareness, a healthy (or not healthy) menstrual cycle, and how to get your period back after being on hormonal birth control.
-Fertility Awareness- what is it and why is it important?
-Your Menstrual cycle- changes that occur & how to check for when you ovulate (or don’t!).
-What Hormonal BC does and how it works
-Nutrients that hormonal BC depletes
-Coming off of BC- what can happen, side effects, and getting your period back post BC (stress, anxiety, gut distress, thyroid changes)
-Taking control of your fertility after BC- steps you can take
-Testing hormones- when to check and when not to check (if you are on BC or don’t know where you are in your cycle- testing isn’t accurate!).
-Doctor’s dismissing symptoms- why you must never surrender your health!