Episode 035: Fertility and Nutrition, an interview by Dr. Danielle Belardo

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.

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Episode 034: Endometriosis

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.

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Episode 032: IVF Q&A

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. 

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Episode 031: Woman in a Man's World with Dr. Pamela Mehta

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. 

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Episode 030: Ovarian Reserve

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.

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Episode 029: Set Some Boundaries

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.

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Episode 028: The Embryo Transfer

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.

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Episode 027: Private Practice with Dr. Rupa Wong

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.

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Episode 026: IVF

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. 

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Episode 025: Work Life Balance

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 – you time.

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Episode 024: Share Your Goals

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 is describing real examples in her life where sharing her goals made all the difference.

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Episode 023: Your Professional Persona

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

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Episode 022: Environmental Toxins and Fertility with Dr. Lora Shahine

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.

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Episode 020: PCOS

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.

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Episode 019: Stop the Gossip

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.

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Episode 018: The Infertile Friend

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.

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Episode 017: Confident

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.

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Episode 016: Miscarriage and Loss

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.

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