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.
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about her path to becoming a Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility physician. Listen as she talks about the struggles along the way, the choices she made and what it takes to become double board certified in OBGYN and REI. Listen as she describes the day in and day out of what she does, and why she believes that you should choose a job you are passionate about and make the life work for you. Also, it gets pretty vulnerable.
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about cervical cancer. Learn what cervical cancer is, the symptoms, all about Pap smears, what is HPV, and why Cosmo got it all wrong. Don’t make the mistake of failing to educate yourself about a disease that should be prevented or detected early. Educate yourself.
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she discusses fertility and nutrition with Dr. Danielle Belardo, a board certified internal medicine physician and cardiology fellow @theveggiemd. Previously on Nutrition Rounds, listen to Dr. Crawford and Dr. Belardo discuss plant based eating and the impact it has on women’s health. Learn more about the science behind why you should eat more plants as a woman. Special thanks to Kasey Johnson who helped with the original editing and production.
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she discusses endometriosis. Endometriosis is associated with pain, infertility, and inflammation. Learn what endometriosis is, how it is diagnosed, what it means, and what you can do about it. Listen as she describes how she counsels her own patients as a fertility doctor.
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she answers commonly asked questions about IVF and FET. After listening to the IVF and FET episodes, do you still have questions about in vitro fertilization of the embryo transfer process? Listen to what other women are asking and answers from an expert.
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford with special guest Dr. Pamela Mehta as they discuss life as a woman in a man’s world. Dr. Mehta is an orthopedic surgeon who has suffered from gender bias and maternal discrimination and left to start her own practice. Listen as they talk about starting a family in medicine, struggling with infertility, and advice for taking control of your career and balancing career and family. Learn more about the upcoming Pinnacle Conference.
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about ovarian reserve. Are running out of eggs? Should you get your fertility tested? What does that really mean? Listen as she describes what measurements of ovarian reserve are really testing. Learn about AMH and antral follicle count (AFC) and how you can’t verify fertility with these tests. Learn what low tests of ovarian reserve mean and what you should do about this. Can you improve your ovarian reserve? Learn more now.
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about boundaries. Understand the importance of saying no and that you are not obligated to please other people. Learn to look at opportunities with enthusiasm and evaluate if something is right for you or not. Change your mindset and focus your life. Set some boundaries so you can be free to be yourself and be happy in the process.
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about the embryo transfer. For all women who go through IVF, the embryo transfer is the most important part of the journey. Listen as she describes different options for embryo transfers, protocols, success rates, and more. Learn what to expect and what questions you should be asking as you or your friends prepare or this extremely important step toward parenthood.
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she discusses private practice life with guest Dr. Rupa Wong. Learn about Rupa's journey from academics to private practice, owning and managing her own practice, her own struggles with PCOS and infertility as a woman in medicine, work/life balance, and the reasons behind starting the Pinnacle Conference. Join us as registration opens this week.
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about IVF. IVF is invitro fertilization and a wonderful technological advancement to help grow families. Listen as she describes IVF as she would to a patient in the office. Understand what IVF is, what it is not, and why we do what we do as fertility doctors. Be a better supporter of the people in your life who need IVF and be prepared if IVF becomes a part of your own journey.
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about work life balance. Listen as she talks about what work life balance is and what it is not. Learn that she believes there is only your life – and you must learn how to make it all work. Listen as she talks about choosing a job you love, balancing a home life, outsourcing what you can, sharing responsibilities and taking care of how you spend your number one commodity – your time.
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about goals. Understand why it is important to set goals. Learn about where to start when it comes to goal setting. Listen as she describes how the best goals are rooted out of truth and vulnerability and why sharing your goals gives you the most power, support, and amplification. She describes real examples in her life where sharing her goals made all the difference.
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about your professional persona. Learn why we need to change our own perception of our self. Our body image, our confidence, our dress, and our attitude are all a part of our professional persona. We’ve all heard it before - dress for the job you want, not the one you have. Because if you don’t take yourself seriously, who will? Listen to her challenge for you this week
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks with Reproductive Endocrinologist Dr. Lora Shahine about environmental toxins and fertility. Learn how toxins can impacts your fertility, listen as we discuss studies and science showing the negative impact between BPA, phthalates, and PFCs and conception. Learn what you should be doing to optimize your health and fertility, one step at a time.
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about Instagram success. Listen to her break down the platform, learn what to do and not do in order to set yourself up for success. Listen as she discuss her take on social media as a medical professional, and why there is so much power in this platform.
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS. Listen to her talk about what PCOS is, what causes PCOS, and what you can do about it. Learn about the impact of lifestyle factors and about fertility treatments with PCOS.
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about women. In this episode, she is talking about how I women want to rise to the top, we must do it together. Listen as she explains that gossip is a manifestation of jealousy and that you really need to look deeper in order to see the truth. Learn that we really are stronger together. Listen to her challenge for you this week.
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about supporting your friends in their fertility journeys. Learn to be that support person by channeling empathy over sympathy. Listen to her discuss what it is like to struggle with infertility and what you should and should not do when your friends are having fertility struggles. Learn to be the best friend you can be, and listen to her challenge for you this week.
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about confidence. To be successful, you must believe in yourself. But where does this belief come from? How can we find confidence when we are struggling with self-doubt? Learn to lean into your strengths, not be afraid of promoting yourself, and learn to build confidence as you discover your authentic self. Listen to her challenge for you this week.
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about miscarriage. Listen to her talk about the reasons why miscarriages happen and what can be done when a women has recurrent miscarriages. Listen to her own story about miscarriage and why breaking the stigma behind pregnancy loss is so important. Learn how to support the women in your life who are suffering from pregnancy loss.
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about what it means to be a mother in medicine. In this episode she is breaking it all down: the truth about trying to decide to have kids, try to have kids, have fertility issues, and be out on maternity leave in medicine. The truth is that there is no perfect time for everyone, and you must decide what is right for you
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about what to expect with your first infertility consult. Learn when it is time for your infertility evaluation. Listen to what a fertility doctor thinks you need to know before you step into your first visit. What questions should you ask? What should you do to make the most of your first visit.
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about quitting. Listen to her give you permission to say no. Learn that leaving something that is not right for you is not a failure. Identify what really matters to you and learn to appreciate your own worth. Listen to her challenge for you this week.
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about egg freezing. Learn about the benefits of freezing your eggs. Listen as she discusses the truth about freezing your eggs and age, success rates, and options. Learn about the steps of the egg freezing process and what questions you should ask if you are considering preserving your fertility with egg freezing. Listen to her challenge for you this week.
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about the fertile lifestyle and optimizing your natural fertility. In this episode, she will discuss natural fertility and your cycles, helping you understand how to optimize your chance of conception each month. Listen to how environmental toxins, diet, and supplements play a role in your fertility, both naturally and in the course of fertility treatments.
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about understanding your own worth. Learn how you define your own worth by how you allow others to treat you. Discuss barriers to feeling worthy and believing in yourself. Listen as she discusses strategies to understand that you do have more power than you realize.
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks the basics of infertility. In this episode she is talking about infertility: what it is, what can cause it, and when you should see a specialist. Learn about basics of a fertility evaluation and different fertility treatments. What are your questions about infertility? Listen to her challenge for you this week.
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about the problem with perfection.
In this episode she is asking if you are a barrier to your own success. Are you setting yourself up for failure and sabotaging your own happiness? Learn about how perfectionism is the fuel for imposter syndrome and how to feel confident when you give your best effort and are not perfect. Listen to her challenge for you this week.
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about the stigma of the menstrual cycle and learn about how hormones control our body. Educate yourself about what is normal, what is not normal, and when you should be concerned, because you can’t understand your fertility if you don’t start at the beginning. Listen to her challenge for you this week.
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks with cardiologist Dr. Danielle Belardo about plant based nutrition for women. Learn about heart disease and how you can modify your own cardiovascular risks by controlling what you eat and how you care for your body. Learn more about how whole food, plant based eating can be incorporated into your life.
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about the contingent life. Are you currently living a life of contingency and always waiting for the next thing to happen before feeling relief and happiness? Learn about delayed gratification and how to break out of the constant pitfalls holding you back from living in the moment. Listen to her challenge for you this week.
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about the number one question she gets asked as a fertility doctor: When should I have kids? Learn about your fertility, understand how age impacts reproduction, and discuss when an evaluation by a fertility specialist is recommended. Even if you already have kids, learn more about what your friends may be going through. Listen to her challenge for you this week.)
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about gender bias. Hear stories from other women, understand how even subconscious bias and subtle discrimination can have lasting impacts on women, and learn how to stand up for yourself and for others. Listen to her challenge for you this week.
Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she walks you through her take on being a mean girl in recovery. In this episode, she discusses why women hold each other back, and join us in learning to put jealousy on the back burner and instead celebrate, promote, and amplify the success of others. Listen to her challenge for you this week.
Join host fertility physician Natalie Crawford, MD as she walks you through the vision of the As a woman podcast and speaks today about the question that inspired her on this journey to educate and empower women by fostering community over competition. Listen to her goal with this space and be challenged by the 2 things she asks you to do this week.