Fertility physician, wife, and mom
Educating & empowering women
Helping families grow
Medicine & motherhood as a woman
As a woman.
As a woman...sometimes change is slow, sometimes it never happens. Sometimes we think progress is being made at the same time we realize some things are still the same.
I feel so fortunate to be a part a community of strong women. As a woman, I see other amazing women doing simply incredible things. They encourage, inspire, and support me. They are entrepreneurs, leaders, teachers, clinicians, and friends.
I often get messages from younger women asking about being a woman in medicine, repeating “advice” they heard, or doubting if they really can do this thing they are working towards.
So I would like to say this:
As a woman, I believe that striving for goals and dreams are worthwhile.
As a woman, I have put up with sexist remarks, been called “sweetie” and “babe” in inappropriate situations, had my abilities doubted, and have been given “advice” which undermines my abilities too often to count.
As a woman, there was a time when I’ve listened to this “advice” and had it play into my own fears. I have doubted my own abilities when others did. I believed the naysayers. I believed in these limitations. But no more.
As a woman, I believe we should understand our bodies. We should be empowered wth education, and fertility should no longer be something that we have no idea about until it is too late. The decision to have children is yours, but you should be given the knowledge to make the best choice for you and your family planning goals.
As a woman, I believe that supporting and encouraging the next generation is important. That the balance between life, work, family is never attainable if you don’t follow your heart and love what you do. I believe that community should be prioritized over competition.
As a woman, I believe that we should not compare ourselves to eachother, but find inspiration. We should support and encourage our unique dreams. We should stand together.
Welcome to this #asawoman community - all are welcome, and we are building something great.
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 exposers, 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.
FAQs about my path in medicine and advice for those on the journey
Lifestyle and Fertility: Environmental toxins, diet, and supplements when you are trying to conceive
Finding my specialty: Switching residencies from Emergency Medicine to Obstetrics and Gynecology and how I became an infertility physician.
Age and Fertility: How does your age impact your chances of getting pregnant?
Motherhood: beautiful chaos - my thoughts on the blend of motherhood and the rest of your identity
Why medicine: Thoughts on my decision to become a physician
Welcome: Why I started this space.