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.
119: Exercise and Fertility, with Dr. Sasha Hakman
46:14Join 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.
118: Luteal Phase Deficiency
24:42Join 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.
117: Fighting Infertility, with Samantha Busch
55:38Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about fertility with Samantha Busch. Listen as Samantha reviews her fertility journey and the heartbreak along the way. She talks about the decision to be public, the ups and down that come with sharing your story, switching fertility clinics, starting a fertility fund and now sharing everything in a very open memoir.
116: Stress, Hormones, and Fertility
29:16Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about stress and how it impacts your hormones and your fertility. Our bodies are made to respond to acute and chronic stress systems in a way that helps us prioritize immediate functions - however, in today's modern society, where stress is constant and our health prioritized, what are the reproductive consequences? Reviewing hormones, ovulation, implantation, placentation and pregnancy outcomes in the setting of stress.
115: Pelvic Pain, with Dr. Sonia Bahlani
43:42Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks with pelvic pain specialist and expert Dr. Sonia Bahlani. Dr. Bahlani is OBGYN trained with a fellowship in the department of urology focussing on pain. She is an advocate for women and an educator of all things pelvic pain. Listen to us break down this topic talking about the top causes of pelvic pain, what to know for an evaluation and how you can get help. Your pain is real.
114: A Fertility Doctor and The COVID Vaccine
34:37Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks honestly and openly about the COVID vaccine in this episode to all of those who are not vaccinated or fearful of the vaccine. There have been many lies and misinformation spread about reproductive health and the vaccine - and in this episode she talks about science and facts. Please understand why your doctors are pleading with you to make an educated decision more than anything.
113: Estrogen Dominance
31:16Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about estrogen. Understand what it is, how it is made, when it should be checked, and what it means. Estrogen is a hormone that is essential. You need to understand what it means to be diagnosed with "estrogen dominance" and what it does not - covering ovulation issues, PCOS, endometriosis, fibroids, and fertility.
112: Endocrinology, with Dr. Arti Thangudu
58:06Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks all about the endocrine system with Dr. Arti Thangudu, a triple board certified medical endocrinologist and founder of SA complete - a lifestyle focused direct care practice. Listen as they discuss the importance of hormones, what you need to understand about yours, and tips to know when to see care and who can help you with your endocrine problems - thyroid, PCOS, diabetes, and more.
111: Prioritizing You
25:30Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about prioritizing you. In this episode, hear her talk about 4 principles to think about when talking care of yourself. Take self care into action but understanding that when you take care of yourself, you are a better person. Learn about you resources: time, physical health, emotional and mental health, and money, and understand if you are using them to the best of your ability.
110: Use Your Voice
29:01Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about the importance of using your voice. Especially as a woman in medicine, people are often telling you to fit in and be inside the box they expect for you, but all the good things come from being outside the box. Learn why using your voice is important, understand how you can tap into that voice, and learn why your voice not only helps others, but also helps you.