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Episode 70: Fertility with Lisa Hendrickson Jack

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Episode 70: Fertility with Lisa Hendrickson Jack


On today’s episode, we talk with Lisa Hendrickson Jack – author of the new ‘The Fifth Vital Sign’, about fertility and overall health!

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Resources and References:


“The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles and Optimize Your Fertility” – paperback, ebook, audiobook

@fertilityfriday on Instagram and ALLTHEPLACES

Fertility Friday Podcast


Time Stamps:


2:04 – Introduction to Lisa Hendrickson Jack

3:20 – What motivated Lisa to dive into this area of research around the menstrual cycle and fertility?

9:22 – What is a “vital sign” and why should we consider our menstrual cycle one of those vital signs?

15:25 – What are the important reasons we should become familiar with our menstrual cycles?

20:50 – If you are on the birth control pill, you are not ovulating…correct?

22:30 – Can hormonal contraceptives impact our fertility?

30:24 – What IS Fertility Awareness, and what are the 3 main signs of fertility?

39:09 – Lisa explains the difference between the Fertility Awareness Method and the Rhythm Method.

44:50 – If our listeners could take away one thing from your book, what would you want them to know?

47:30 – How to find Lisa online!