As a Woman
As a Woman
Natalie Crawford, MD
Welcome to As a Woman. The podcast hosted by fertility physician Natalie Crawford, MD to educate and empower women. Each week learn about your health, your fertility, and how they relate to your true self. Become a part of the community fostering collaboration over competition while learning how to authentically find your voice and amplify others as a woman.
090: Resilience
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about resilience. In this episode, she talks about the infertility community and the inspiration which can be found after surviving loss and tragedy. She shares her own story of finding her way back after loss. Resilience is the capacity to recover or toughness, and she believes we are all more resilient than we believe. One step ahead.
Nov 29
35 min
089: Parenthood and Prematurity
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she is joined by Brittany Velebil to tell the story of Yates who was born at 24 wks and 3 days old, weighing just over 16 oz and 9 inches long. Prematurity is personal to me, but even more so to my family. I can’t thank my sis Brittany enough for coming on the podcast and sharing their story with all of us in support of Prematurity Awareness Month.  Many thanks to WaterWipes for sponsoring this episode. You can find more information at
Nov 22
1 hr 1 min
088: The Failed IVF Cycle
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about failed IVF cycles. Success is a complicated idea in the fertility world - IVF cycles have many different metrics for success: eggs retrieved, mature eggs, fertilization, embryo formation, genetically normal embryos, and transfer success. Learn about breaking down the process in order to optimize success. What to do when it doesn't work - what does it mean and how to approach your doctor. Check out the YouTube:
Nov 15
43 min
087: Fertility and Cancer
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about oncofertility - the intersection of cancer and fertility. Listen as she shares Savanah's story of being 24 and diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Learn about options for emergent egg freezing, cancer prevention an screening, and why you need to advocate for fertility preservation.
Nov 1
27 min
086: Doing Things Differently, with Dr. Erin Issac
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks with Dr. Erin Issac, board certified pediatric dentist and founder of Winning Smiles Pediatric Dental Care, a boutique dental practice. Erin has a unique journey in dentistry, breaking stereotypes and crushing her goals. You won't want to miss her story and advice. Also sharing dental tips to know!
Oct 25
59 min
085: Reproductive Rights
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about reproductive rights. As a fertility doctor, she is discussed the intersection of law, politics, science and reproduction. Your rights are up for election this year - understand abortion access, late term abortion, contraception, personhood, IVF and more. AND GO VOTE. Fertility and Sterility Statement on ACB and Reproductive Rights:
Oct 18
29 min
084: I'm Speaking
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she discusses the current state of gender bias and misogyny as a professional woman. How do you handle the outright disrespect, how do we change the game, and how do we demand more? We must start by not apologizing for our success and not backing down. We must support other women. We must vote. Vote out the misogyny. Science is now political, get ready. VOTE.
Oct 11
25 min
083: Contraception
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about contraception. In this episode, she’ll review the basics about all types of contraception, including daily methods, long-acting reversible contraception (LARCs), permanent options, and emergency contraception. Empower yourself with education. This segment of ‘As a Woman’ is sponsored by Plan B One-Step® emergency contraception. To learn more about Plan B, visit for more information on the product and where to access it.
Oct 4
31 min
082: Life Lessons from TikTok
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks all about the life lessons she has learned from TikTik. Yes, TikTik is an addicting app which highlights dancing and music, but it is also an amazing form of self expression and content creation. Now, as more health professionals start to utilize this platform for dispensing health information - there is even more to learn. Top 6 lessons here to apply to your life.
Sep 27
22 min
081: Male Infertility, with Dr. Tolu Bakare
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks with Dr. Tolu Bakare, a male fertility specialist about her journey into urology and her advice to those struggling with infertility. Listen to her journey - through heartbreak and with extreme perseverance in the face of tragedy, racism, disbelief and more. Learn to set goals and crush them, believe in yourself, and find your passion. For those with male infertility, she discusses lifestyle and medical facts, what you should know.
Sep 20
1 hr 25 min
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