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 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 shares her burnout story. Listen to her talk about what burnout is, what the signs are, and what to do about it. Is this you or someone you know?
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.
In vitro fertilization and the embryo transfer. IVF and FET. Learn what it is all about and what you should be asking.
My thoughts on AMH screening to evaluate your fertility.
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.