Infertility physician, wife, and mom
Educating & empowering women
Helping families grow
Balancing 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 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 Dr. Natalie Crawford 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.
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.