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Natalie Crawford

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Overview

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.

236 Episodes

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! 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 19 May 2024

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: 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 12 May 2024

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 5 May 2024

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 29 April 2024

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 21 April 2024

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 14 April 2024

Fertility Q&A - IVF Part 2

Dr. Natalie Crawford answers your voicemail questions about IVF. Questions Answered: Only one of my 28 mature eggs made it to blastocyst. Why did my progesterone rise so suddenly and how could this have impacted our cycle and results of our IVF cycle? What else could have caused these results? My wife and I are trying to get pregnant via IVF. Her FSH is 18 on the second day of her period and her estrogen is 76 and the cycle was cancelled? Should we keep trying? I was diagnosed with hypo hypo and am in my first IVF cycle. Is there something that can help boost my FSH and LH numbers? I’m considering IVF in Taiwan. Can jet lag impact my IVF outcomes? What advice do you have for getting treatment overseas? 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 Caraway - Visit Carawayhome.com/AAW to take advantage of this limited-time offer for 10% off your next purchase. HoneyLove- Visit honeylove.com/aaw to get 20% OFF HoneyLove 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 7 April 2024

Diet and Male Fertility

Dr. Natalie Crawford discusses how diet can impact male fertility. Sperm factors contribute to 40% of infertility. The lifecycle of sperm is 90 days and sensitive at different times of development. Changes in environment can have a big impact on this process. Listen as Dr. Crawford breaks down on how different lifestyle changes can influence male fertility. Natalie answers your questions in FFS-For Fertility's Sake. Fresh vs. Frozen sperm. Is fresh the best option? How do I improve my chances of conceiving with IUI? I’m starting IVF and am hearing conflicting things about exercise. What do you recommend? 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 Caraway - Visit Carawayhome.com/AAW to take advantage of this limited-time offer for 10% off your next purchase. HoneyLove- Visit honeylove.com/aaw to get 20% OFF HoneyLove 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 31 March 2024

Fertility Q&A- Miscarriage Part 2

Dr. Natalie Crawford answers voicemail questions about miscarriage. Miscarriage is so hard and something Dr. Crawford has experienced herself. Understanding when you should seek help and what that help should look like can be so advantageous as you try to advocate for yourself. Questions answered: Is it common to have something retained in the uterine cavity after a miscarriage? What could cause this? I am having recurrent implantation failure with PGT-A tested embryos. My REI recommends a new cycle because there could be a cohort issue. What are your thoughts? After two healthy pregnancies, I lost a pregnancy at 19.5 weeks. They told me my next pregnancy would be low risk, which concerns me that I’ll only get two ultrasounds. I had a miscarriage at around 6 weeks after my first IVF transfer. Is it normal to experience some spotting while waiting for my next period. I had a miscarriage after my first pregnancy. Could my PCOS have played a role in the loss? 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 Caraway - Visit Carawayhome.com/AAW to take advantage of this limited-time offer for 10% off your next purchase. HoneyLove- Visit honeylove.com/aaw to get 20% OFF HoneyLove 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 24 March 2024

Uterine Fibroids and Infertility

Dr. Natalie Crawford discusses uterine fibroids and their impact on fertility. What are the risks? What are the types? Should they be removed? How can they impact fertility and pregnancy? What are the procedure options? Dr. Crawford answers these questions and more while also citing studies on this topic. Natalie answers your questions in FFS-For Fertility's Sake. Why am I spotting while on Estradiol for lining priming? I have dark brown spotting for a week before my period. I have been off birth control for a year and just started TTC. What could be going on? Is there a benefit to taking off work for my FET? I feel like it could help me with stress. What activity or exercise can I do the week after my FET? 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 Caraway - Visit Carawayhome.com/AAW to take advantage of this limited-time offer for 10% off your next purchase. HoneyLove- Visit honeylove.com/aaw to get 20% OFF HoneyLove 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 17 March 2024

Fertility Q&A - Ovulation Part 2

Dr. Natalie Crawford answers your voicemail questions about ovulation and ovulation induction. If you do not understand how ovulation works, it's hard to know when things are normal and most importantly when they are abnormal. It also hard to know when your periods are normal or abnormal and what treatments work or don't work for you. Questions answered: I just did my first round of Letrozole and I typically ovulate around day 15 and got a positive ovulation test around day 9. Is this normal? What is the purpose of using Letrozole to boost ovulation? Does Letrozole work for luteal phase deficiency? How many cycles should I do? At my monitoring appointment for medicated IUI, I was told my 25mm follicle was likely too mature. Did I trigger too late? 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: Apostrophe- Get your first visit for only five dollars at Apostrophe.com/AAW or use the code AAW at checkout. 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 Caraway - Visit Carawayhome.com/AAW to take advantage of this limited-time offer for 10% off your next purchase. HoneyLove- Visit honeylove.com/aaw to get 20% OFF HoneyLove 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 10 March 2024

Special Edition Part 2 - Understanding Fetal Personhood and IVF

Dr. Natalie Crawford discusses what fetal personhood is and how restrictions on IVF can have a huge impact on families. In this special part 2 episode, Dr. Crawford discusses the impact limitations on IVF can have on embryo disposition, embryo creation, and ultimate success of IVF. 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: Apostrophe- Get your first visit for only five dollars at Apostrophe.com/AAW or use the code AAW at checkout. 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 Caraway - Visit Carawayhome.com/AAW to take advantage of this limited-time offer for 10% off your next purchase. Prose- Visit prose.com/aaw for a FREE in-depth hair consultation and 50% off your first subscription order. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 3 March 2024

Special Edition: Supreme Court Ruling in Alabama - What are embryos?

Dr. Natalie Crawford discusses the supreme court ruling in Alabama. What happened to the families in Alabama is devastating and heartbreaking. However, women deserve reproductive and healthcare autonomy and we are seeing women lose this autonomy. In this episode, Dr. Crawford discusses the supreme court ruling, the IVF process, why someone needs IVF, and how this law is going to impact IVF. 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: Apostrophe- Get your first visit for only five dollars at Apostrophe.com/AAW or use the code AAW at checkout. 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 Caraway - Visit Carawayhome.com/AAW to take advantage of this limited-time offer for 10% off your next purchase. Prose- Visit prose.com/aaw for a FREE in-depth hair consultation and 50% off your first subscription order. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 25 February 2024

Special Edition: Supreme Court Ruling in Alabama - What Are Embryos?

Dr. Natalie Crawford discusses the supreme court ruling in Alabama. What happened to the families in Alabama is devastating and heartbreaking. However, women deserve reproductive and healthcare autonomy and we are seeing women lose this autonomy. In this episode, Dr. Crawford discusses the supreme court ruling, the IVF process, why someone needs IVF, and how this law is going to impact IVF. 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: Apostrophe- Get your first visit for only five dollars at Apostrophe.com/AAW or use the code AAW at checkout. 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 Caraway - Visit Carawayhome.com/AAW to take advantage of this limited-time offer for 10% off your next purchase. Prose- Visit prose.com/aaw for a FREE in-depth hair consultation and 50% off your first subscription order. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 25 February 2024

PCOS Treatment

Dr. Natalie Crawford discusses how to treat PCOS through lifestyle factors and medication. This episode includes lifestyle factors that can impact PCOS such as diet, exercise, and sleep. She also discusses medications that treat PCOS symptoms including Metformin, the birth control pill, inositol, and more. PCOS is a chronic disease that will require lifelong management. Understanding your body and knowing what lifestyle factors and medications work best for you is so important. 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: Apostrophe- Get your first visit for only five dollars at Apostrophe.com/AAW or use the code AAW at checkout. 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 Caraway - Visit Carawayhome.com/AAW to take advantage of this limited-time offer for 10% off your next purchase. Prose- Visit prose.com/aaw for a FREE in-depth hair consultation and 50% off your first subscription order. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 18 February 2024

Diagnosing PCOS

Dr. Natalie Crawford shares what you need to know when it comes to the PCOS diagnosis. PCOS is complicated, but empowering yourself with knowledge is so important. There is so much false information out there about PCOS, Dr. Crawford is sharing the facts. If you think you may have PCOS or have been diagnosed with PCOS, this is the episode for you. 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: Apostrophe- Get your first visit for only five dollars at Apostrophe.com/AAW or use the code AAW at checkout. 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 Caraway - Visit Carawayhome.com/AAW to take advantage of this limited-time offer for 10% off your next purchase. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 11 February 2024

What To Know Before Trying To Get Pregnant

Dr. Natalie Crawford tells you everything you need to know before trying to conceive. She covers when to stop birth control, cycle tracking, lifestyle factors, and more. This is the episode to listen to if you are currently trying to conceive or will be in the future. Natalie answers your questions in FFS-For Fertility's Sake Is it possible to increase your AMH levels? If so, how? What is the recommended time between birth and an FET? Does breastfeeding impact this? What are your thoughts on weight loss medication like Ozempic and fertility? Is there a reason why monitoring at my IVF clinic is in the morning? 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: Apostrophe- Get your first visit for only five dollars at Apostrophe.com/AAW or use the code AAW at checkout. 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 Caraway - Visit Carawayhome.com/AAW to take advantage of this limited-time offer for 10% off your next purchase. 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 @nataliecrawfordmdVisit Carawayhome.com/AAW to take advantage of this limited-time offer for 10% off your next purchase., check out Natalie's YouTube channel Natalie Crawford MD, and if you're interested in becoming a patient, check out Fora Fertility. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 4 February 2024

Fertility Q&A - Miscarriage

Dr. Natalie Crawford answers your questions all about miscarriage. Questions answered: Is there a reason to do a second ultrasound after a miscarriage if your HCG has gone back down? What would you recommend for someone who has had no trouble conceiving in the past but is having issues after a second trimester miscarriage? I’ve had two chemical losses this year and was diagnosed with PCOS. All of my testing came back normal. My fertility doctor suggests going straight to IVF. Should I get a second opinion? What is your advice for someone who is struggling to stay pregnant? 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: 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 28 January 2024

Very Low AMH and IVF

Dr. Natalie Crawford discusses going through IVF with a very low AMH. She also dives deep into research that gives data on live-birth rates of women going through IVF with low AMH. Many clinics will not cycle patients with a very low AMH level which is why studies like this are important. Natalie answers your fertility questions in FFS-For Fertility's Sake Is IVF success for DOR patients? How many rounds on average are needed? How long does PGT-A testing take? Does the lab provide the results directly? When do you recommend donor egg? Why doesn’t my body respond well to estrogen pills? I have a thin lining. 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: 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 21 January 2024

Fertility and Your Health

Dr. Natalie Crawford discusses basic facts about the fertility (male and female) evaluation, your medical history, and warning signs that something else may be going on. Your reproductive health may also be telling you something about your overall health. Your endocrine system responds to the world around you. 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: 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 14 January 2024

The Menstrual Cycle

Dr. Natalie Crawford shares a module from her Enhance Your Natural Fertility course all about the menstrual cycle. She explains the brain's important role in the menstrual cycle, the different cycle phases, and what is normal. Your period is a vital sign. If something is abnormal, it should be evaluated. Natalie answers your questions in FFS-For Fertility's Sake How long will it take for my hormones to even out after a chemical pregnancy? I am 28 and my OBGYN only counted 6 follicles on my ultrasound. What are my next steps? My periods are every 27 days but I don’t ovulate until cycle day 19. What should I do and what are the possible causes? 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: 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 7 January 2024

Fertility Q&A - FET

Dr. Natalie Crawford answers your questions about the frozen embryo transfer. Questions Answered: Our FET is scheduled at the end of this year and we will be out of state during my TWW. What are your thoughts for testing while out of town? What are your thoughts on flying the day of or after a frozen embryo transfer? Can a hysteroscopy and frozen embryo transfer happen within the same week? I am having some inflammation with my PIO shots. Should I be concerned? What are the benefits of being on lupron before the transfer? I have endometriosis. Is two months of lupron enough after endometriosis excision surgery? My doctor wants me to do more. What are your thoughts? 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: Apostrophe- Get your first visit for only five dollars at Apostrophe.com/AAW or use the code AAW at checkout. 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. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 31 December 2023

Fertility Q&A - IVF

Dr. Natalie Crawford answers your voicemail questions about IVF. Questions Answered: 1. How many egg freezing cycles are safe? Can multiple rounds lead to a risk of cancer? My partner and I are planning to do reciprocal IVF. Should the protocol be different in this situation? 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: Apostrophe- Get your first visit for only five dollars at Apostrophe.com/AAW or use the code AAW at checkout. 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. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 24 December 2023

Fertility Q&A- Uterus and Fallopian Tubes

Dr. Natalie Crawford answers your voicemail questions specifically about the uterus and fallopian tubes. Questions answered: Given my history with D&C, Uterine septum and abnormal semen analysis, should I do IUI or IVF? I have a unicornuate uterus and PCOS. I just had a failed IUI. I want to go straight to IVF but worry about ovulating on one side. My friend was told her Fallopian tubes have alternating blockage. Her doctor recommends a procedure to fix this and I was wondering what your thoughts were on this procedure. What causes calcification in the uterus? I just had surgery to remove stage 1 endometriosis and my husband and I are TTC. What supplements do you recommend? 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: Apostrophe- Get your first visit for only five dollars at Apostrophe.com/AAW or use the code AAW at checkout. 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. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 17 December 2023

Fertility Q&A- Ovulation

Dr. Natalie Crawford answers your voicemail questions all about ovulation. Questions Answered: How do you determine when to trigger someone who is taking ovulation induction medication? Is it unsafe to have intercourse during the TWW/implantation? If you suspect you have a short luteal phase, is it worthwhile to try to conceive naturally knowing the risk of miscarriage? Can PCOS go away? What is the reason for late ovulation? Is there a way to correct this? 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: Apostrophe- Get your first visit for only five dollars at Apostrophe.com/AAW or use the code AAW at checkout. 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. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 10 December 2023

Fertility Q&A- Ovarian Reserve

Dr. Natalie Crawford answers voicemails called in specifically about ovarian reserve and AMH. Questions answered: Does having a light (2-3 days) period mean you have low ovarian reserve? Also, is there a safe way to do HRT with factor five leiden during menopause? I got my AMH tested the week after I got my Mirena IUD out. Could that have impacted my AMH level? What does an elevated AMH with no other symptoms of PCOS mean? I am 31 diagnoses with premature ovarian failure and early menopause. Would you recommend going straight to egg donor? 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: Apostrophe- Get your first visit for only five dollars at Apostrophe.com/AAW or use the code AAW at checkout. 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. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 3 December 2023

Navigating Infertility During the Holidays

Dr. Natalie Crawford discusses how to navigate infertility during the holidays. She also gives advice on how to give support to a friend or family member going through infertility or fertility treatments. You deserve support. Don't be afraid to set boundaries, and communicate why they exist. Make a plan and be prepared if you are spending the holidays with family and know they are going to have questions. Give yourself the gift of education. Control what you can. Natalie answers your fertility questions in FFS-For Fertility's Sake What happens if a pregnancy occurs within a blocked tube? Is 40 a super risky age to have a baby? How to best support a friend who is going through IVF? I have a calcification after my DNC. Can I gain fertility back after it is removed? Is it normal to experience pain during and after ovulation? 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: Factor- Head to factormeals.com/aaw50 and use code aaw50 to get 50% off. Apostrophe- Get your first visit for only five dollars at Apostrophe.com/AAW or use the code AAW at checkout. Beam-Go to youcanbeam.com and use code “AAW” for 10% off site wide 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. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 26 November 2023

Ovulation and Cycle Tracking

Dr. Natalie Crawford discusses ovulation and the cycle tracking methods including the calendar method, cervical mucus monitoring, basal body temperature, and ovulation predictor kits. She gives tips as well as data to help understand each fertility awareness method and how to use them when trying to get pregnant. Understanding these methods and what works best for you is important when it comes to optimizing your chances of getting pregnant. Natalie answers your fertility questions in FFS-For Fertility's Sake What can cause an elevated AMH besides PCOS? Should you be prescribed progesterone after an IUI? Does Letrozole help you ovulate? I have PCOS. Do OPKS work as well if you have 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: Factor- Head to factormeals.com/aaw50 and use code aaw50 to get 50% off. Apostrophe- Get your first visit for only five dollars at Apostrophe.com/AAW or use the code AAW at checkout. Beam-Go to youcanbeam.com and use code “AAW” for 10% off site wide 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. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 19 November 2023

Genetic Testing and IVF

Dr. Natalie Crawford explains all of the genetic testing options including pre-conception, pre-implantation, and post-conception testing. She answers the question, "Should you do genetic testing?" and goes through success rates for IVF when it comes to genetic testing. She truly believes that having this data can help you make the best decisions when it comes to growing your family. Natalie answers your fertility questions in FFS-For Fertility's Sake I had 24 follicles measured at my monitoring appointment but only 18 were retrieved. Were these follicles empty? What causes that? How can I get involved in research studies for infertility or pregnancy loss? Is it normal to have an anovulatory cycle after miscarriage? I have scar tissue, so only one of my ovaries would be reachable with an egg retrieval. Is IVF still possible or worth it? 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: Factor- Head to factormeals.com/aaw50 and use code aaw50 to get 50% off. Apostrophe- Get your first visit for only five dollars at Apostrophe.com/AAW or use the code AAW at checkout. HoneyLove- Get 20% OFF by going to honeylove.com/aaw Beam-Go to youcanbeam.com and use code “AAW” for 10% off site wide 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 12 November 2023

Preparing For Embryo Transfer

Dr. Natalie Crawford discusses what you should know before your embryo transfer. She explains the differences between fresh and frozen transfers including pros and cons and reasons for a fresh transfer. She then talks about what should be done before your transfer including testing and lifestyle changes. Having conversations with your doctor about what to expect as well as next steps after the transfer is extremely important. Natalie answers your fertility questions in FFS-For Fertility's Sake How much does diet play a role during an FET cycle? When is it safe to do another transfer for a second baby? I had a miscarriage after a genetically normal embryo transfer. What tests should I do? How do I remain positive after a failed transfer? 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: Factor- Head to factormeals.com/aaw50 and use code aaw50 to get 50% off. Apostrophe- Get your first visit for only five dollars at Apostrophe.com/AAW or use the code AAW at checkout. Quince- Go to Quince.com/aaw for free shipping on your order and 365-day returns Beam-Go to youcanbeam.com and use code “AAW” for 10% off site wide Ritual-Go to ritual.com/AAW to start Ritual or add Essential For Women 18+ to your subscription today. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 5 November 2023

Fertility Q&A- Uterine Septum, Short Cycles, Polyps, and more!

Dr. Crawford answers the voicemails you called in. Questions answered: Is there an important difference between a septate and sub-septate uterus? What could be the reason for short cycles? I have been diagnosed with PCOS but only have one high androgen level. What does that mean? Can a polyp come back once it is removed? Is it normal for your follicle count and uterine lining to fluctuate between different IUI cycles? 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: Factor- Head to factormeals.com/aaw50 and use code aaw50 to get 50% off. Apostrophe- Get your first visit for only five dollars at Apostrophe.com/AAW or use the code AAW at checkout. HoneyLove- Get 20% OFF by going to honeylove.com/aaw Beam-Go to youcanbeam.com and use code “AAW” for 10% off site wide 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 29 October 2023

ERA-Endometrial Receptivity Analysis Test

Dr. Natalie Crawford discusses the fertility treatment add on called the ERA test or Endometrial Receptivity Analysis test. This test is used to look at the gene profile of the endometrium to see if it fits their definition of "perfect" implantation window timing. In this episode, Dr. Crawford reviews different studies of the ERA test and whether or not this test improves treatment outcomes. Natalie answers your fertility questions in FFS-For Fertility's Sake I had to stop my stimulation on day number 7 because of hyper stimulation. What should I do? I have my retrieval coming up and previously had two failed transfers. What are your suggestions to prepare for the cycle? Can having a D&C impact your chances of getting pregnant after? I’m not getting pregnant quickly like I did before. How often should we get our fertility testing done? Should we get yearly AMH and semen analysis done? 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: Factor- Head to factormeals.com/aaw50 and use code aaw50 to get 50% off. Apostrophe- Get your first visit for only five dollars at Apostrophe.com/AAW or use the code AAW at checkout. HoneyLove- Get 20% OFF by going to honeylove.com/aaw Beam-Go to youcanbeam.com and use code “AAW” for 10% off site wide 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 22 October 2023

Preparing For Hysteroscopy

Dr. Natalie Crawford explains what you need to know about the hysteroscopy procedure including why it is used, how to prepare, and questions you should ask your doctor. A hysteroscopy is a procedure used to examine the inside of the uterus. It can be used for things like uterine polyps, fibroids, and uterine anomalies such as a uterine septum. Natalie answers your fertility questions in FFS-For Fertility's Sake My doctor prescribed Femara for recurrent pregnancy loss. What is this helping if I have a good AMH and antral follicle count? Can you get pregnant after a Fallopian tube removal after an ectopic pregnancy? What is it about having PCOS or high AMH that makes it hard to conceive? 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: Mosie Baby -Go to try.mosiebaby.com/AsAWoman and use code ASAWOMAN for 15% off your order at checkout Factor- Head to factormeals.com/aaw50 and use code aaw50 to get 50% off. Apostrophe- Get your first visit for only five dollars at Apostrophe.com/AAW or use the code AAW at checkout. Quince- Go to Quince.com/aaw for free shipping on your order and 365-day returns HoneyLove- Get 20% OFF by going to honeylove.com/aaw Beam-Go to youcanbeam.com and use code “AAW” for 10% off sitewide 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 15 October 2023

Reproductive Hormones and Your Fertility

Dr. Natalie Crawford discusses your reproductive hormones including how they are checked, warning signs, what it could mean if numbers are abnormal. It’s important to know that irregular periods could be a sign of one or more of your reproductive hormones being abnormal. She also warns you about certain supplements that could potentially negatively impact your hormones. 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: Factor- Head to factormeals.com/aaw50 and use code aaw50 to get 50% off. Apostrophe- Get your first visit for only five dollars at Apostrophe.com/AAW or use the code AAW at checkout. Quince- Go to Quince.com/aaw for free shipping on your order and 365-day returns HoneyLove- Get 20% OFF by going to honeylove.com/aaw Beam-Go to youcanbeam.com and use code “AAW” for 10% off sitewide 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 8 October 2023

What Is Unexplained Infertility?

Dr. Natalie Crawford discusses unexplained infertility including what it is, what you should know, and the treatment options. An unexplained infertility diagnosis is so hard. So empowering yourself with the knowledge to be able to advocate for yourself is important. Natalie answers your fertility questions in FFS-For Fertility's Sake Once you get your big fat positive (BFP) after IVF, how does your monitoring change? What is the process? Does having a covid infection prior to an FET negatively impact outcomes or implantation? Is it common for IVF to change when you would normally ovulate by 4-5 days? 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: Factor- Head to factormeals.com/aaw50 and use code aaw50 to get 50% off. Apostrophe- Get your first visit for only five dollars at Apostrophe.com/AAW or use the code AAW at checkout. Quince- Go to Quince.com/aaw for free shipping on your order and 365-day returns HoneyLove- Get 20% OFF by going to honeylove.com/aaw Beam-Go to youcanbeam.com and use code “AAW” for 10% off sitewide 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 1 October 2023

Fertility Q&A- Letrozole, Ovarian Cysts, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, and more!

Dr. Natalie Crawford answers the voicemails you called in. 1. My husband is a long time smoker who gave cigarettes up for vaping. His sperm parameters are all normal but should I be worried about anything else regarding his semen when it comes to embryo banking? I also have diminished ovarian reserve. 2. When is it best to take Letrozole while doing timed intercourse? What is the best protocol for the trigger shot? 3.Could my ovarian cysts be contributing to high progesterone in the follicular phase? 4. What are the treatment options for recurrent pregnancy loss? 5. If an egg is immature but successfully fertilizes, can it make it to the embryo stage and be genetically normal? 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: Factor- Head to factormeals.com/aaw50 and use code aaw50 to get 50% off. Apostrophe- Get your first visit for only five dollars at Apostrophe.com/AAW or use the code AAW at checkout. Athena Club-Go to athenaclub.com and use code AAW for 25% off your first order. Mosie Baby -Go to try.mosiebaby.com/AsAWoman and use code ASAWOMAN for 15% off your order at checkout LMNT-Go to DrinkLMNT.com/AAW to receive a free sample pack with any purchase AG1-Go to drinkAG1.com/asawoman and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 Free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase. Quince- Go to Quince.com/aaw for free shipping on your order and 365-day returns 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 24 September 2023

Preparing For An IUI

Dr. Crawford discusses how to prepare for an IUI or intrauterine insemination. IUI can be used for different situations. In this podcast, she discusses different protocols, the process, chance of getting pregnant, and questions to ask your doctor to be prepared for an IUI. A lot of clinics have different processes so it’s very important to understand how your clinic does things. Discussed in this episode: Reasons for IUI Protocols Sperm collection Sex Ovulation Expected odds of success Natalie answers your fertility questions in FFS-For Fertility's Sake Does BBT correlate to how high your progesterone levels are? I have lean PCOS. Can I do an FET without metformin? Any tips for TTC when your partner has low sperm motility? What are your thoughts on donating eggs if you want to get pregnant in the future? My OBGYN prescribed letrozole for irregular cycles, but didn't do any bloodwork to monitor. What do you think? 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: Factor- Head to factormeals.com/aaw50 and use code aaw50 to get 50% off. Apostrophe- Get your first visit for only five dollars at Apostrophe.com/AAW or use the code AAW at checkout. Athena Club-Go to athenaclub.com and use code AAW for 25% off your first order. Mosie Baby -Go to try.mosiebaby.com/AsAWoman and use code ASAWOMAN for 15% off your order at checkout LMNT-Go to DrinkLMNT.com/AAW to receive a free sample pack with any purchase AG1-Go to drinkAG1.com/asawoman and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 Free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase. Quince- Go to Quince.com/aaw for free shipping on your order and 365-day returns 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 17 September 2023

Understanding and Managing PCOS

Dr. Natalie Crawford discusses PCOS, management, treatment, what to know if you have or think you might have PCOS. PCOS is chronic illness, but it can be managed to a point where it does not interfere with your goals. PCOS is so different in everyone, and figuring out what works best for you and your needs is key. Discussed in this episode: Weight Loss Exercise Diet Supplements Ovulation Induction Birth Control TTC and more! 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: Factor- Head to factormeals.com/aaw50 and use code aaw50 to get 50% off. Apostrophe- Get your first visit for only five dollars at Apostrophe.com/AAW or use the code AAW at checkout. Athena Club-Go to athenaclub.com and use code AAW for 25% off your first order. Mosie Baby -Go to try.mosiebaby.com/AsAWoman and use code ASAWOMAN for 15% off your order at checkout LMNT-Go to DrinkLMNT.com/AAW to receive a free sample pack with any purchase AG1-Go to drinkAG1.com/asawoman and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 Free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 10 September 2023

Frozen Embryo Transfer Protocols

Dr. Natalie Crawford discusses embryo transfer protocols and when they should be used. She goes over questions you should ask and how you can advocate for yourself on this journey. Your protocol should be personalized to you and your needs. Also, your doctor should be able to explain to you why they chose a specific protocol. Listen to this episode to empower yourself with knowledge while on your IVF journey. Natalie answers your social media questions during her segment FFS—For Fertility’s Sake. How long after two back to back miscarriages would you recommend trying again? What is the biggest cause of a failed embryo transfer with a genetically normal embryo? Can I take progesterone longer than 12 weeks? Is it possible for your ovaries to be too small to conceive? What is the standard of care for stopping progesterone and estrogen after a successful FET? 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: Factor- Head to factormeals.com/aaw50 and use code aaw50 to get 50% off. Apostrophe- Get your first visit for only five dollars at Apostrophe.com/AAW or use the code AAW at checkout. Athena Club-Go to athenaclub.com and use code AAW for 25% off your first order. Mosie Baby -Go to try.mosiebaby.com/AsAWoman and use code ASAWOMAN for 15% off your order at checkout LMNT-Go to DrinkLMNT.com/AAW to receive a free sample pack with any purchase AG1-Go to drinkAG1.com/asawoman and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 Free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 3 September 2023

Fertility Q&A- Methotrexate, PCOS Treatment, FET, and more!

Dr. Natalie Crawford answers the voicemails you called in. Questions answered: I had an ectopic requiring methotrexate. Is it okay to TTC 2 weeks before the recommended 3 month mark? What are the risks? What can be the reason for Ureaplasma? Could it be contributing to infertility? Can a prior chlamydia infection lead to tubal factor infertility? When do you recommend an HSG? What are treatments or supplements for PCOS that may need more research but looks promising based on research that currently exists? Is it possible to have a long (34 days) cycle and ovulate early around cycle day eleven? Is it okay to fly the day of or after an FET? 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: Apostrophe- Get your first visit for only five dollars at Apostrophe.com/AAW or use the code AAW at checkout. Nutrisense- Visit nutrisense.io and use code AAW to save $30 and get 1 month of free dietitian support. Athena Club-Go to athenaclub.com and use code AAW for 25% off your first order. Mosie Baby -Go to try.mosiebaby.com/AsAWoman and use code ASAWOMAN for 15% off your order at checkout LMNT-Go to DrinkLMNT.com/AAW to receive a free sample pack with any purchase AG1-Go to drinkAG1.com/asawoman and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 Free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase. Quince-go to Quince.com/aaw to get free shipping and 365-day returns on your next order. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 27 August 2023

Diet and Miscarriage Risk

Dr. Natalie Crawford discusses a new article that evaluates diet types and the risk of miscarriage. As someone who has experienced miscarriage herself, Dr. Crawford understands the emotional toll it can take on you and the self-blame. She also understands the strong desire to do anything you can to help. You can't go back and change the past, but you can do your best to take charge of what you can. Natalie answers your social media questions during her segment FFS—For Fertility’s Sake. What kind of sedation do you give for egg retrieval? What prep should I do for the second transfer when the first transfer ended in miscarriage? My fertility doctor just announced she’s pregnant, and I don’t want to see her. What should I do? Do you recommend Omnitrope for egg quality? Would you recommend a modified natural FET cycle in someone with a short luteal phase? 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: Apostrophe- Get your first visit for only five dollars at Apostrophe.com/AAW or use the code AAW at checkout. Nutrisense- Visit nutrisense.io and use code AAW to save $30 and get 1 month of free dietitian support. Athena Club-Go to athenaclub.com and use code AAW for 25% off your first order. Mosie Baby -Go to try.mosiebaby.com/AsAWoman and use code ASAWOMAN for 15% off your order at checkout LMNT-Go to DrinkLMNT.com/AAW to receive a free sample pack with any purchase AG1-Go to drinkAG1.com/asawoman and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 Free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase. Quince-go to Quince.com/aaw to get free shipping and 365-day returns on your next order. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 20 August 2023

Understanding Different IVF Protocols

Dr. Natalie Crawford discusses the different IVF protocols, what you need to know about them, and questions you should be asking your doctor. The protocol is the combination of medications used to allow your body to do what needs to be done for a successful IVF cycle. You deserve to understand what protocol is chosen for you and why it was chosen. 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: Apostrophe- Get your first visit for only five dollars at Apostrophe.com/AAW or use the code AAW at checkout. Nutrisense- Visit nutrisense.io and use code AAW to save $30 and get 1 month of free dietitian support. Athena Club-Go to athenaclub.com and use code AAW for 25% off your first order. Mosie Baby -Go to try.mosiebaby.com/AsAWoman and use code ASAWOMAN for 15% off your order at checkout LMNT-Go to DrinkLMNT.com/AAW to receive a free sample pack with any purchase AG1-Go to drinkAG1.com/asawoman and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 Free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase. Quince-go to Quince.com/aaw to get free shipping and 365-day returns on your next order. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 13 August 2023

Uterine Polyps, Fibroids, and Fertility

Dr. Natalie Crawford talks all about uterine polyps and fibroids including how they are found and how they are treated. When do you need intervention and when do you not? Does a polyp need to be removed if you are TTC? How are uterine fibroids different than polyps? How can they impact fertility? She truly believes in being conservative when it comes to your uterus and being sure good decisions are being made when it comes to your story. Your care should be personalized. 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! Natalie answers your social media questions during her segment FFS—For Fertility’s Sake. What is the normal prep for hysteroscopy? Do you recommend estrogen priming for patients with a history of low AMH? Is ovulation spotting or bleeding a bad sign? 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: Apostrophe- Get your first visit for only five dollars at Apostrophe.com/AAW or use the code AAW at checkout. Strategy- Get 15% off your first purchase by using the code AAW at checkout when you go to strategyskincare.com or go to https://strategyskincare.com/discount/AAW Nutrisense- Visit nutrisense.io and use code AAW to save $30 and get 1 month of free dietitian support. Athena Club-Go to athenaclub.com and use code AAW for 25% off your first order. Mosie Baby -Go to try.mosiebaby.com/AsAWoman and use code ASAWOMAN for 15% off your order at checkout LMNT-Go to DrinkLMNT.com/AAW to receive a free sample pack with any purchase 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 6 August 2023

Preparing For Your Egg Retrieval

Dr. Natalie Crawford explains everything you need to know to prepare for your egg retrieval. She goes over what to expect during and after the procedure, questions you should ask your provider, potential complications, and more. Every procedure has potential risks. Although the complications that can happen during or after an egg retrieval are very rare, it’s important to know the warning signs. 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! Natalie answers your social media questions during her segment FFS—For Fertility’s Sake. Can you conceive with one Fallopian tube? Should I remove a uterine polyp if I’m TTC? I have stage 4 endometriosis. Advice on TTC my second child? I had excisional surgery before my first. What do you recommend for the embryo transfer protocol if the first one ended in miscarriage? Why do IUIs have such low success rates? 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: Apostrophe- Get your first visit for only five dollars at Apostrophe.com/AAW or use the code AAW at checkout. Strategy- Get 15% off your first purchase by using the code AAW at checkout when you go to strategyskincare.com or go to https://strategyskincare.com/discount/AAW BetterHelp - Go to BetterHelp.com/AAW today to get 10% off your first month. Nutrisense- Visit nutrisense.io and use code AAW to save $30 and get 1 month of free dietitian support. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 30 July 2023

Endometriosis and Fertility

Dr. Natalie Crawford discusses endometriosis and the best fertility treatments if you have endo. Endometriosis is relatively common in the infertility population. This episode also includes what endometriosis is, difficulties with diagnosis, and the physiology of the disease. 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! Natalie answers your social media questions during her segment FFS—For Fertility’s Sake. Would you do a different embryo transfer protocol if you had luteal phase defect? How long after a hysteroscopy can you do an FET? Do uterine polyps need to be removed? What are the natural or medicated FET success rates? I am 39.5, is there a big difference between freezing embryos now and waiting until I’m 40? What are your thoughts on estrogen priming for a more gradual growth of follicles during IVF? 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: Apostrophe- Get your first visit for only five dollars at Apostrophe.com/AAW or use the code AAW at checkout. Strategy- Get 15% off your first purchase by using the code AAW at checkout when you go to strategyskincare.com or go to https://strategyskincare.com/discount/AAW BetterHelp - Go to BetterHelp.com/AAW today to get 10% off your first month. Nutrisense- Visit nutrisense.io and use code AAW to save $30 and get 1 month of free dietitian support. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 23 July 2023

Fertility Q&A - Egg Storage, ICSI, Blocked Fallopian Tube, and More!

Dr. Natalie Crawford answers the voicemails you called in. Questions Answered: When to remove IUD? How to choose a long term storage facility for frozen eggs? Does having one miscarriage mean you have a higher chance of having another? Conventional IVF vs ICSI for a lesbian couple with no known fertility issues? Clomid or Letrozole for medicated IUI for unexplained infertility? Is it normal to have a positive pregnancy test one evening and a negative test the next morning? I have a blocked tube and have had three unsuccessful IUIs. Should I see further testing? How important is it to take antibiotics when getting an HSG? 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: Apostrophe- Get your first visit for only five dollars at Apostrophe.com/AAW or use the code AAW at checkout. Strategy- Get 15% off your first purchase by using the code AAW at checkout when you go to strategyskincare.com or go to https://strategyskincare.com/discount/AAW BetterHelp - Go to BetterHelp.com/AAW today to get 10% off your first month. Liquid IV- Go to liquidiv.com and use code AAW at checkout for 20% off Nutrisense- Visit nutrisense.io and use code AAW to save $30 and get 1 month of free dietitian support. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 16 July 2023

Fertility and Hormones- Fact or Fiction?

Dr. Natalie Crawford goes over different myths when it comes to your fertility and hormones. When you are in the process of learning more about fertility, hormones, and trying to conceive, it can be hard to know what is fact or fiction. In this episode, Dr. Crawford covers many topics including birth control, IVF, sperm, and trying to conceive. Fact or Fiction? Birth control can cause infertility. IVF will work for everybody. Being healthy makes it easier to conceive. Men don't have a biological clock. I can't see a fertility doctor until I've been trying to conceive for over a year. A test can tell if you are fertile or not. 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: Apostrophe- Get your first visit for only five dollars at Apostrophe.com/AAW or use the code AAW at checkout. Strategy- Get 15% off your first purchase by using the code AAW at checkout when you go to strategyskincare.com or go to https://strategyskincare.com/discount/AAW BetterHelp - Go to BetterHelp.com/AAW today to get 10% off your first month. Liquid IV- Go to liquidiv.com and use code AAW at checkout for 20% off Nutrisense- Visit nutrisense.io and use code AAW to save $30 and get 1 month of free dietitian support. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 9 July 2023

Getting Pregnant At An Older Age

Dr. Natalie Crawford reviews what you need to know if you are starting or growing your family at an older age. Although getting pregnant may be harder at an older age - it is not impossible. Learn what you need to know to get pregnant naturally at an older age, and when you should seek further evaluation and help. What should you do if you are trying to conceive at an older age: 1. Understand the data about conceiving at age 40 and older 2. Get a fertility workup before you begin trying to conceive - check your uterus, Fallopian tubes, ovarian reserve, and sperm count 3. Improve your egg quality 4. Be proactive in trying to conceive - learn about cycle tracking, timing intercourse, optimizing natural fertility 5. Think about your long term family goals! Natalie answers your social media questions during her segment FFS—For Fertility’s Sake. How long do I wait to get pregnant through an FET after a uterine septum operative hysteroscopy? When do you graduate patients when they become pregnant? I am taking inositol, COQ10, and omega 3 fatty acids to help my egg quality and I have PCOS. Do I stop these if I get pregnant? Is there an easy way to know if you’re before trying? Can you freeze eggs if you don’t ovulate? 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: Apostrophe- Get your first visit for only five dollars at Apostrophe.com/AAW or use the code AAW at checkout. Strategy- Get 15% off your first purchase by using the code AAW at checkout when you go to strategyskincare.com or go to https://strategyskincare.com/discount/AAW BetterHelp - Go to BetterHelp.com/AAW today to get 10% off your first month. Liquid IV- Go to liquidiv.com and use code AAW at checkout for 20% off Nutrisense- Visit nutrisense.io and use code AAW to save $30 and get 1 month of free dietitian support. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 2 July 2023

Preparing For Your First Fertility Visit

Dr. Natalie Crawford gives you tips on how to prepare and what to expect at your first visit with a fertility doctor. She goes over what you need to share with your doctor, things you need to know about the clinic, the different types of evaluations and more! 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! Natalie answers your social media questions during her segment FFS—For Fertility’s Sake. Can short periods impact ovulation or egg quality? How safe is an IVF pregnancy after age 35? How to deal with repeated cancelled transfers? I’m emotionally exhausted and ready to stop trying. Can you get pregnant with one ovary and Fallopian tube? Do intramural fibroids definitely need to be removed and do they impact fertility? 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: Apostrophe- Get your first visit for only five dollars at Apostrophe.com/AAW or use the code AAW at checkout. Cozy Earth - Up to 35% off site wide when you use the code AAW on cozyearth.com BetterHelp - Go to BetterHelp.com/AAW today to get 10% off your first month. Liquid IV- Go to liquidiv.com and use code AAW at checkout for 20% off Nutrisense- Visit nutrisense.io and use code AAW to save $30 and get 1 month of free dietitian support. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 25 June 2023

Understanding Male Fertility and Improving Sperm Quality

Dr. Natalie Crawford discusses the male fertility including the semen analysis, treatment for male factor infertility, and lifestyle changes to improve sperm quality. Although male fertility is a huge part of the equation, it often goes ignored. Understanding male fertility and ways to improve sperm quality if a semen analysis comes back abnormal is so important. 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! Natalie answers your social media questions during her segment FFS—For Fertility’s Sake. Should I test before my Beta? What are your thoughts on INVOcell? Can I have a healthy baby after moderate placental abruption or premature brith with my first? What can cause multiple early miscarriages before the first 5-6 weeks? Does Metformin help with PCOS symptoms such as hair thinning? My luteal phase is 10 days but my progesterone level is normal. Is this okay? 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: Apostrophe- Get your first visit for only five dollars at Apostrophe.com/AAW or use the code AAW at checkout. Cozy Earth - Up to 35% off site wide when you use the code AAW on cozyearth.com BetterHelp - Go to BetterHelp.com/AAW today to get 10% off your first month. Liquid IV- Go to liquidiv.com and use code AAW at checkout for 20% off Athena Club-Go to athenaclub.com and use code AAW for 25% off your first order. Nutrisense- Visit nutrisense.io and use code AAW to save $30 and get 1 month of free dietitian support. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 18 June 2023

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