As a Woman

By Natalie Crawford, MD

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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.

Episode Date
117: Fighting Infertility, with Samantha Busch
55:38

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about fertility with Samantha Busch. Listen as Samantha reviews her fertility journey and the heartbreak along the way. She talks about the decision to be public, the ups and down that come with sharing your story, switching fertility clinics, starting a fertility fund and now sharing everything in a very open memoir. 

Sep 19, 2021
116: Stress, Hormones, and Fertility
29:16

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about stress and how it impacts your hormones and your fertility. Our bodies are made to respond to acute and chronic stress systems in a way that helps us prioritize immediate functions - however, in today's modern society, where stress is constant and our health prioritized, what are the reproductive consequences? Reviewing hormones, ovulation, implantation, placentation and pregnancy outcomes in the setting of stress. 

Sep 13, 2021
115: Pelvic Pain, with Dr. Sonia Bahlani
43:42

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks with pelvic pain specialist and expert Dr. Sonia Bahlani. Dr. Bahlani is OBGYN trained with a fellowship in the department of urology focussing on pain. She is an advocate for women and an educator of all things pelvic pain. Listen to us break down this topic talking about the top causes of pelvic pain, what to know for an evaluation and how you can get help. Your pain is real.

Sep 05, 2021
114: A Fertility Doctor and The COVID Vaccine
34:37

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks honestly and openly about the COVID vaccine in this episode to all of those who are not vaccinated or fearful of the vaccine. There have been many lies and misinformation spread about reproductive health and the vaccine - and in this episode she talks about science and facts. Please understand why your doctors are pleading with you to make an educated decision more than anything. 

Sep 01, 2021
113: Estrogen Dominance
31:16

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about estrogen. Understand what it is, how it is made, when it should be checked, and what it means. Estrogen is a hormone that is essential. You need to understand what it means to be diagnosed with "estrogen dominance" and what it does not - covering ovulation issues, PCOS, endometriosis, fibroids, and fertility. 

Jul 11, 2021
112: Endocrinology, with Dr. Arti Thangudu
58:06

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks all about the endocrine system with Dr. Arti Thangudu, a triple board certified medical endocrinologist and founder of SA complete - a lifestyle focused direct care practice. Listen as they discuss the importance of hormones, what you need to understand about yours, and tips to know when to see care and who can help you with your endocrine problems - thyroid, PCOS, diabetes, and more.

Jul 04, 2021
111: Prioritizing You
25:30

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about prioritizing you. In this episode, hear her talk about 4 principles to think about when talking care of yourself. Take self care into action but understanding that when you take care of yourself, you are a better person. Learn about you resources: time, physical health, emotional and mental health, and money, and understand if you are using them to the best of your ability.

Jun 14, 2021
110: Use Your Voice
29:01

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about the importance of using your voice. Especially as a woman in medicine, people are often telling you to fit in and be inside the box they expect for you, but all the good things come from being outside the box. Learn why using your voice is important, understand how you can tap into that voice, and learn why your voice not only helps others, but also helps you. 

May 30, 2021
109: Inclusivity, with Dr. Emily Seidler
46:17

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks with fellow fertility physician and friend Dr. Emily Seidler about inclusivity. Listen to Emily's story of freezing her eggs, learn about what inclusivity is and why it matters. Hear about easy action steps you can take to be more inclusive. Learn about LGBTQ and single person family building options.

May 09, 2021
108: COVID Vaccine: Periods, Pregnancy, and Fertility
21:47

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks the latest about the COVID vaccine and women's health. Reviewing the latest research on the new CDC recommendation on the COVID vaccine and pregnancy, implications of COVID infection and neonatal and maternal outcomes, period changes with the COVID vaccine, and latest research on fertility, breastfeeding, and mammogram screening. 

Studies linked on nataliecrawfordmd.com

 

 

May 02, 2021
107: AMH
26:47

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks all about ovarian reserve and AMH (antimullerian hormone). What is AMH? What does it mean? What should you know if you screen your fertility and your AMH is low? Does AMH impact your natural fertility? Does a low AMH cause infertility? How does AMH impact your future and your goals?

Apr 18, 2021
106: Starting a Podcast
30:28

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about the decision to start a podcast. Learn her advice for what you should do before you start to set yourself up for success. Reviewing: show structure, technical challenges, branding, marketing, and sharing. No matter what you want to talk on - there is space for you! Take the jump into the podcasting world and let us support you.

Thank you for one million downloads!!

Apr 11, 2021
Single Mom By Choice, with Katie Bryan
53:26

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks with Katie Bryan about the journey to become a single mother by choice (SMBC). Katie went through her own journey to become a mom after  a process that started freezing her eggs. Katie hosts the Single Greatest Choice Podcast and works to give women courage daily to live their best life and make decisions in line with their goals.

Apr 04, 2021
104: Vegan and Pregnant
15:26

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about being vegan when pregnant. One of the top questions asked: is it safe to be vegan and be pregnant is answered here. Reviewed in this episode: literature on the safety of vegan and vegetarian diets when pregnant, supplements you should consider, dietary sources you need to know, and more. 

Mar 28, 2021
103: Freezing Your Eggs, with Dr. Valerie Libby
43:12

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford to discuss egg freezing with fertility physician and friend, Dr. Valerie Libby. Listen to them talk about Val's decision to freeze her eggs, what it was like freezing eggs in medical training, and what she did when a tragic accident involved her eggs. Listen to her advice for all people considering freezing their eggs and what you should know before you begin the process.

Mar 13, 2021
102: Sexual Harassment in Medicine
25:12

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about sexual harassment and abuse in medicine. it is time for the culture of medicine to change. Listen as she shares YOUR stories, talks about what to do when experiencing this and strategies for reporting. Where else can you report and who can you go to? How can we not jeopardize our careers but no longer tolerate this action. Find the helpers.

 

Mar 07, 2021
101: Understanding Your Period
26:44

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about period basics. When are you ovulating? What is a normal period? How long should a period be? What is an irregular period? What can cause an abnormal period? What do your hormones mean? When should you get help? Should you use clomid or ovulation induction if your periods are regular? Learn about your body here.

Feb 28, 2021
100: How It Started
41:37

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she celebrates 100 episodes of the As a Woman Podcast. In this episode, she is talking about her journey in medicine - why medicine, matching in Emergency Medicine, switching to OB/GYN and deciding to do REI. She talks about learning who she is along the way and starting her instagram and this podcast. Your questions answered at the end. XOXO.

Feb 14, 2021
099: Humanism in Medicine, with Dr. Laura Vater
44:55

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks with Dr. Laura Vater about humanism in medicine. Laura is an advocate for not losing yourself in the practice of medicine but also caring for the human who is your patient. She is an avid writer, a hematology and oncology fellow, and a huge supporter of women chasing their dreams.

Feb 08, 2021
098: The Semen Analysis
23:14

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford, board certified OBGYN and REI, as she talks about the semen analysis. Learn about male infertility and what the normal evaluation entails. Discover what each value means and how you can learn to interpret what is normal and what is not. How does environment, lifestyle, exposure and age impact sperm?

Feb 01, 2021
097: Postpartum, with Doctor Mommy MD
45:44

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks with Dr. Michelle Rockwell about life postpartum as both a physician and a mom. Listen as they talk about life adjusting to new motherhood - including breastfeeding, sleeping, postpartum depression and asking for help. This transition to new mom is so difficult for all, and the pressure on working moms to act like everything is perfect can be overwhelming. 

Jan 24, 2021
096: Donor Egg IVF
31:10

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about donor egg IVF. The past to choosing donor oocytes is often filled with heartache and this choice is difficult for so many. Listen as she talks about questions to ask your clinic, things to consider, and the difference between fresh and frozen eggs. Should you do genetic testing? What does your clinic offer? Will you tell your future children? Learn more here.

Jan 17, 2021
095: Habits and Goals
19:24

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about habits and goals. Think through goal setting but in a way that will create actionable change. Identify what in your life can help you work toward achieving the things you need. Listen as she discusses taking an honest assessment of your dreams and goals and learning what habits need to change to see results. 

Jan 11, 2021
094: Social Media, with Mama Doctor Jones
58:54

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks with Mama Doctor Jones, Dr. Danielle Jones about life as a prominent social media advocate. Danielle and Natalie are internet besties who met IRL after becoming friends on IG. Together they advocate for women's health education and empowerment. As founders of Pinnacle Conference, they take this desire to the next level - stay tuned for an exciting Pinnacle announcement for 2021.

Jan 03, 2021
093: Secondary Infertility, with Dr. Flora Sinha
54:32

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talk with Dr. Flora Sinha about secondary infertility. Listen as this board certified internal medicine physician talks about balancing motherhood and medicine, decisions about having children in a 2 physician household, and what it was like struggling with secondary infertility. Learn why she decided to leave treatment and celebrate life as a family of 3 for now, and maybe forever.

Dec 27, 2020
092: The COVID Vaccine
21:08

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about the COVID vaccine and the latest updates. She is discussing the false claim that the COVID vaccine will cause infertility or sterilization and breaking down where that rumor came from. She reviews the ASRM guidelines regarding vaccination in pregnancy, trying to conceive or undergoing fertility treatments. Learn more so you can make the best decision for you.

Dec 20, 2020
091: PCOS and Acne, with Dr. Shari Marchbein
55:38

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she interviews Dr. Shari Marchbein, board certified dermatologist and expert in adult female acne, about PCOS and acne. Listen as they discuss hormones, mediations, topics, and more. PCOS and acne are both diseases with significant associated stigmas, and sharing your story can help provide more attention to these medical diseases which impact women. 

Dec 06, 2020
090: Resilience
35:18

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about resilience. In this episode, she talks about the infertility community and the inspiration which can be found after surviving loss and tragedy. She shares her own story of finding her way back after loss. Resilience is the capacity to recover or toughness, and she believes we are all more resilient than we believe. One step ahead.

Nov 29, 2020
089: Parenthood and Prematurity
01:01:50

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she is joined by Brittany Velebil to tell the story of Yates who was born at 24 wks and 3 days old, weighing just over 16 oz and 9 inches long. Prematurity is personal to me, but even more so to my family. Yates is my nephew and I remember clearly the day he was born and all the uncertainty and fear. I can’t thank my sis Brittany enough for coming on the podcast and sharing their story with all of us in support of Prematurity Awareness Month. 

There’s not much more to say than that prematurity and a NICU stay is something that nobody is prepared for and that it changes your entire life. Listen.

Many thanks to WaterWipes for sponsoring this episode. This episode is a part of their #thisisparenthood campaign to inspire self-belief in all parents and have more open, honest conversations about the realities of parenthood. You can find more information at waterwipes.com/us. 

Nov 22, 2020
088: The Failed IVF Cycle
43:30

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about failed IVF cycles. Success is a complicated idea in the fertility world - IVF cycles have many different metrics for success: eggs retrieved, mature eggs, fertilization, embryo formation, genetically normal embryos, and transfer success. Learn about breaking down the process in order to optimize success. What to do when it doesn't work - what does it mean and how to approach your doctor.

Check out the YouTube video on 5 things you must know before starting IVF: 5 MUST KNOW TIPS FOR IVF

Nov 15, 2020
087: Fertility and Cancer
27:55

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about oncofertility - the intersection of cancer and fertility. Listen as she shares Savanah's story of being 24 and diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Learn about options for emergent egg freezing, cancer prevention an screening, and why you need to advocate for fertility preservation.

Nov 01, 2020
086: Doing Things Differently, with Dr. Erin Issac
59:41

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks with Dr. Erin Issac, board certified pediatric dentist and founder of Winning Smiles Pediatric Dental Care, a boutique dental practice. Erin has a unique journey in dentistry, breaking stereotypes and crushing her goals. You won't want to miss her story and advice. Also sharing dental tips to know!

Oct 25, 2020
085: Reproductive Rights
29:59

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about reproductive rights. As a fertility doctor, she is discussed the intersection of law, politics, science and reproduction. Your rights are up for election this year - understand abortion access, late term abortion, contraception, personhood, IVF and more. 

AND GO VOTE.

Fertility and Sterility Statement on ACB and Reproductive Rights:

https://els-jbs-prod-cdn.jbs.elsevierhealth.com/pb/assets/raw/Health%20Advance/journals/fns/oyez.pdf

Oct 18, 2020
084: I'm Speaking
25:52

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she discusses the current state of gender bias and misogyny as a professional woman. How do you handle the outright disrespect, how do we change the game, and how do we demand more? We must start by not apologizing for our success and not backing down. We must support other women. We must vote. Vote out the misogyny. Science is now political, get ready. VOTE.

Oct 11, 2020
083: Contraception
31:02

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about contraception. In this episode, she’ll review the basics about all types of contraception, including daily methods, long-acting reversible contraception (LARCs), permanent options, and emergency contraception. Empower yourself with education.

 

This segment of ‘As a Woman’ is sponsored by Plan B One-Step® emergency contraception. To learn more about Plan B, visit www.PlanBOneStep.com for more information on the product and where to access it.

Oct 04, 2020
082: Life Lessons from TikTok
22:46

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks all about the life lessons she has learned from TikTik. Yes, TikTik is an addicting app which highlights dancing and music, but it is also an amazing form of self expression and content creation. Now, as more health professionals start to utilize this platform for dispensing health information - there is even more to learn. Top 6 lessons here to apply to your life.

Sep 27, 2020
081: Male Infertility, with Dr. Tolu Bakare
01:25:59

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks with Dr. Tolu Bakare, a male fertility specialist about her journey into urology and her advice to those struggling with infertility. Listen to her journey - through heartbreak and with extreme perseverance in the face of tragedy, racism, disbelief and more. Learn to set goals and crush them, believe in yourself, and find your passion. For those with male infertility, she discusses lifestyle and medical facts, what you should know.

Sep 20, 2020
080: Skin Secrets, with Dr. Kristina Collins
01:20:23

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks to Dr. Kristina Collins, a dermatologist and owner of the boutique dermatology practice, Austin Skin. Listen to Kristina talk about her journey in medicine, the competitive field of dermatology, and her top secrets for you to take care of your skin and your life.

Sep 13, 2020
079: Progesterone
28:25

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about progesterone. Progesterone is an essential hormone in female reproduction, but there are many misconceptions about what it is, when it is made, and when you need supplementation. Listen as she reviews the menstrual cycle, progesterone deficiency, luteal phase defect, PCOS, and recurrent pregnancy loss. Also why are there different types of progesterone options for supplementation in fertility treatment cycles? Learn now.

Sep 06, 2020
078: Just Say No
23:49

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about saying no. Each yes you give is a no to something else. What is it a no to? Is it to your goals? Create a purpose statement, identify your goals, and protect each yes. Don't apologize. Don't make excuses. Just say no.

Aug 23, 2020
077: Fertility Rally
46:45

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks to the founders of Fertility Rally, Ali and Blair. After both experiencing infertility themselves, these ladies starting forming a community online - with 2 separate podcasts (Fab Fertility and Infertile AF) they joined forces to start the Rally: Worst Club, Best Members. Learn more about why sharing your story can literally change your life. And a message to all the warriors out there: you are not alone. 

Aug 16, 2020
076: IUI
25:25

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about intrauterine insemination, or IUI. IUI is an option for fertility treatments to help improve the odds of conceiving. Learn more about the process, success rates, and what to expect with IUI cycles. 

Aug 09, 2020
075: Out of the Box
25:04

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about doing things differently and being "outside then box." Don't be afraid to settle, learn to chase your dreams, and know that people will have something to say about it. Pushing boundaries is required in order to grow, so be the one doing things better, asking for more, and fighting for what you believe.

Aug 02, 2020
074: Maternal Health Disparities, with Dr. Jasmine Johnson
49:39

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks to Dr. Jasmine Johnson, about her path in medicine and her passion, maternal health disparities. Dr. Johnson is a fellow in maternal and fetal medicine at UNC and a fierce advocate for racial inequities in pregnancy. Dr. Johnson is a mom and talks about her journey. She is also uses social media to inspire women to chase their dreams and fight for equality. 

Jul 05, 2020
073: Fora Fertility
23:07

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about the decision to quit her job again and open Fora Fertility with her partner, Dr. Amanda Skillern. Listen to her thoughts about what really matters, why we let ourselves be held back by fear, and goals for Fora Fertility in the future. 

Jun 28, 2020
072: Girl Power, with Dr. Tiffanny Jones
01:04:58

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks with Dr. Tiffanny Jones, a fertility specialist in Dallas, Texas about girl power, confidence, and making a difference. They talk about choosing REI, the path it takes to get into this competitive field, racism in medicine and in the world, health disparities, and being true to yourself. Tiffanny is the ultimate believer in other women, and she will challenge you to believe more in your self as well.

Jun 14, 2020
071: Becoming Vegan
23:18

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about becoming vegan and how to transition to a whole food plant based diet. This episode is all about how to make a change, what you need to consider, and letting go of fear. You can do anything you set your mind to. Eat for your health and for the world around you.

May 24, 2020
070: Thyroid & Reproduction
32:03

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about thyroid and reproduction. The thyroid gland is essential in fetal development and abnormal thyroid hormones can impact pregnancy and infertility. Learn about screening protocols, what the studies show, and what you need to know to advocate for yourself.

May 17, 2020
069: A Mother: Any Way
35:14

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about non-traditional paths to parenthood including donor egg, donor embryo and gestational surrogacy. Listen as she talks about making these hard decisions, evaluating the options, and learning what questions to ask. Motherhood is more than genetics or birth, it is love. 

May 10, 2020
068: The Professional Learner
20:38

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about becoming a professional learner. How do you find joy in learning? How do you learn? How do you learn to allow the world around you to change your life? Learning is all about change.

This episode is brought to you by Stride Funding, visit https://www.stridefunding.com for details.

May 03, 2020
067: Hope
23:04

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about finding hope after failure, loss, or the unexpected. Learn how you can lean into the hard times, find vulnerability, and become stronger. Sometimes giving up is the right move, but sometimes you need to persist.

Apr 27, 2020
066: Questions for Your Fertility Doctor
21:59

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about the top questions you need to be asking your fertility doctor and clinic. Learn what to ask to make your journey the easiest and set your expectations appropriately. Understand how your doctor and clinic play a role in your experience. Be your own advocate.

Apr 19, 2020
065: Adaptability
21:33

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about adaptability. What does it mean to be adaptable? How do you accept change and make the best of it? How do you evolve even when you don't want to?

Apr 12, 2020
064: Unexplained Infertility
33:44

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about unexplained infertility. Learn what it means when all your infertility testing is normal, and empower yourself with the evidence about the next best step. Details about clomid, FSH injectable hormones, IUI and IVF discussed here including a review of the latest studies for unexplained infertility. 

Apr 06, 2020
063: Ovulation Induction
28:50

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about ovulation induction. Learn the basics about what options exist including clomid, letrozole, FSH and LH injections, GnRH, metformin, and more. And remember - always know what you are treating. 

Mar 31, 2020
062: Life on Hold
24:26

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about how to handle the new normal. Coronavirus has led to plans cancelling and putting your life on hold. How do you stay your best in this time and refocus on what matters most? What is your goal? 5 steps here.

Mar 22, 2020
061: Coronavirus and Pregnancy
21:02

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about COVID-19 and pregnancy. Learn what we know now as far as risks and transmission in pregnancy. Important information for this trying to get pregnant, undergoing fertility treatments, or already pregnant. 

Mar 15, 2020
Episode 60: Girls of Today
20:04

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about the girls of today. On International Women's Day, let's talk about what we need to do to elevate the girls in today's world. Together we can change the narrative.

Mar 08, 2020
Episode 059: Negotiation
26:47

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about negotiation. Learn that knowing what you need is power, and you deserve to ask for it. Listen as she discusses her own job transition and what she learned along the way. Also - if we are talking contracts, hire a lawyer. 

Mar 01, 2020
Episode 058: Amenorrhea
34:25

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about amenorrhea, or absent periods. In this episode, listen to all the causes of both primary and secondary amenorrhea. Understand that your period should be predictable and regular, and if it is not, then you need to seek help. Your period is the primary reflection of your hormones and your body.

Feb 23, 2020
Episode 057: The Physician Writer, with Dr. Kimmery Martin
42:46

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks with Dr. Kimmery Martin, physician and best-selling author. Listen to Kimmery talk about her journey in medicine and her love of literature. Hear her story of pursuing her passions in writing and medicine. This is the story of "The Queen of Hearts" and "The Antidote for Everything."

Feb 16, 2020
Episode 056: The Waiting Game
23:11

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about the waiting game. Waiting happens, but it can be hard. How do you not lose yourself in the process? Stop the excuses now.

Feb 09, 2020
Episode 055: Carry On Culture
23:25

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about carry on culture. This is the culture of women in the workplace. The idea that you have to carry on no matter what happens. This is what holds us back, and this is where the change must start.

Feb 02, 2020
054: Ectopic Pregnancy
30:37

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about ectopic pregnancy. Learn what an ectopic pregnancy is, how to diagnose it, risk factors, and treatment options. Listen to her own ectopic pregnancy story here.

Jan 26, 2020
Episode 053: Friendship with Dr. Renee Paro
01:03:01

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she discusses friendship with Dr. Renee Paro. Renee is a pediatric cardiologist who is passionate about health education and self care. Listen to her talk about her path in medicine, her struggle with infertility, and how she decided to launch the Reconciling Medicine Podcast and Dr. Vegetable non-profit with her husband John. Learn what it means to be a good friend, show up, and leave the world a little brighter.

Jan 19, 2020
Episode 052: The Uterus
34:11

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about the uterus. Learn more about how the uterus functions in the menstrual cycle, different uterine abnormalities that exist, and uterine fibroids. Listen to how the uterus is important in reproduction.

Jan 12, 2020
Episode 051: Trying to Conceive
31:07

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about trying to get pregnant. What do you need to know about stopping birth control, starting your fertility journey, supplements, diet, and more. Learn about tracking ovulation, timing intercourse, and when to see a doctor.

Jan 05, 2020
Episode 050: Time to Start
27:17

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about a new year, a new decade, a new you. Time to start living the best version of your life, and time to start making choices in line with your true self. Become your own BFF and learn more about the new As a Woman Master Class (with special discount offer).

As a Woman Master Class

Dec 31, 2019
Episode 049: Holiday Traditions
23:08

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about holiday traditions. Listen as she discusses simplifying the season and focusing in on the things that matter the most.

Dec 22, 2019
Episode 048: Your Fertility Doctor
29:16

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about choosing your fertility doctor. Learn what is takes to become a double board certified OB/GYN and REI and why this is important. Understand what qualities to look for when choosing a doctor and a clinic. Listen to what it is like to have a patient leave your care (which will always happen - you can't be everything to everyone). 

Dec 17, 2019
Episode 047: Protecting Your Professional Persona
25:34

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she discusses the importance of protecting your professional persona. Learn about why you should brand yourself and discover branding basics. Listen to her discuss intellectual property and the importance of protecting your creativity.

Dec 09, 2019
Episode 046: Women in Medicine
28:16

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about life as a woman in medicine. Listen as she talks about society, gender bias, motherhood, appearance, and more. Learn how you can better support the tribe of women. And remember - if they can't see you, they can't be you.

Dec 01, 2019
Episode 045: Find Your Tribe
26:51

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about your tribe. Listen to her discuss why you need one, how to find one, and how to lean in to those friendships. Learn why it is ok to let some friends go - because you can't be everything to everyone. Find your tribe, love them hard.

Nov 24, 2019
Episode 044: LGBTQ+ Family Building: Lesbians
27:23

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she starts a series about LGBTQ+ Family Building with an episode about lesbian couples. Listen as she talks about options for same sex female couples including sperm donation (anonymous or known donor), Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), InvoCell, and Reciprocal cycles. Learn more about what options exist to help all families grow (more episodes in this series coming up!).

Nov 17, 2019
Episode 043: Self Care
26:56

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about self care. What does it really mean to take care of yourself? Think about hoe you cope with stress, how you take care of your body, and how you simplify your life. Recognize that taking care of yourself first requires that you know what you need.

Nov 10, 2019
Episode 042: A Doctor Gets Breast Cancer, with Dr. Meadow Good
01:16:16

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talk with Dr. Meadow Good about her current journey with breast cancer. Meadow is a board certified OBGYN and urogynecologist who is a huge advocate for women. Meadow was diagnosed with breast cancer 10 months ago while breast feeding her 2nd baby and has been fighting to improve her heath, beat her disease, and live her best life ever since. This episode is about sex, medicine, motherhood, cancer, and living the authentic life. 

Nov 03, 2019
Episode 041: Fear of Failure
25:56

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about failure. She is talking about how fear holds us back from our own success by limiting our creativity and placing restrictions on your potential. Hear her keys to breaking out of this cycle.

Oct 27, 2019
Episode 040: Infertility and Stress, with Dr. Lora Shahine
34:03

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about the links between stress and infertility with Dr. Lora Shahine, a board certified REI. Listen as they talk about mental health and trying to conceive. What role does stress, anxiety, and depression play in conception? Can stress prevent you from getting pregnant? What can you do about it?

Oct 20, 2019
Episode 039: Life as an REI
40:06

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 take 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 get pretty vulnerable.

Oct 13, 2019
Episode 038: Imposter Syndrome
26:05

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about "Imposter Syndrome." What is imposter syndrome? How is it holding you back? What can you do about it? Change your mindset and accomplish your goals.

Oct 06, 2019
Episode 037: Cervical Cancer
32:38

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 wrong. Don't make the mistake of failing to educate yourself about a disease that should be prevented or detected early. Educate yourself.

Sep 29, 2019
Episode 036: The Productive Life
31:00

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she describes the productive life. What is a productive life? How can you be productive? What are the keys to success? How can you make progress on productivity?

Sep 22, 2019
Episode 035: Fertility and Nutrition, an interview by Dr. Danielle Belardo
01:09:59

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 for her help in the original editing and production.

Sep 15, 2019
Episode 034: Endometriosis
45:48

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about 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 desc rides how she counsel her own patients as a fertility doctor.

Sep 08, 2019
Episode 033: Burnout
31:47

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. 

Sep 01, 2019
Episode 032: IVF Q&A
40:42

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she answers commonly asked questions about IVF. After listening to the IVF and FET episodes, do you still have questions about in vitro fertilization and the embryo transfer recess? Listen to what other women are asking and answers from an expert.

Aug 25, 2019
Episode 031: Woman in a Man's World with Dr. Pamela Mehta
35:51

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.

Aug 18, 2019
Episode 030: Ovarian Reserve
34:11

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about ovarian reserve. Are you running out of eggs? Should you get your fertility tested? What does that mean? Listen as she describes what measurements of ovarian reserve are really testing. Learn about AMH and astral 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. 

Aug 11, 2019
Episode 029: Set Some Boundaries
27:37

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.

Aug 04, 2019
Episode 028: The Embryo Transfer
43:42

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 for this extremely important step toward parenthood.

Jul 28, 2019
Episode 027: Private Practice with Dr. Rupa Wong
40:06

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 management, 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 Pinnacle Conference. Join us as registration opens this week.

Jul 21, 2019
Episode 026: IVF
44:46

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about IVF. IVF is in vitro fertilization and a wonderful technological advancement to help grow families. Listen as she describes IVF as she would 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.

Jul 14, 2019
Episode 025: Work Life Balance
37:51

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 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 most valuable commodity - your time. 

Jul 07, 2019
Episode 024: Share Your Goals
34:14

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.

Jun 30, 2019
Episode 023: Your Professional Persona
27:55

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 have heard it all 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.

Jun 23, 2019
Episode 022: Environmental Toxins and Fertility with Dr. Lora Shahine
26:50

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks with Reproductive Endocrinologist Dr. Lora Shahine about environmental toxins and your fertility. Learn about how toxins can impact your fertility, listen as we discuss studies and science showing the negative impact seen with BPA, phthalate, PFCs and conception. Learn what you should be doing to optimize your health and your fertility, one step at a time.

Jun 16, 2019
Episode 021: The Secret to Instagram
36:15

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 discusses her take on social media as a medical professional, and learn why there is so much power in this platform.

Jun 09, 2019
020: PCOS
42:26

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.

Jun 02, 2019
019: Stop the Gossip
25:12

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about women. In this episode, she is talking about how if 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 to see the truth. Learn that we really are stronger together. Listen to her challenge for you this week.

May 26, 2019
018: The Infertile Friend
20:30

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 from 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.

May 19, 2019
017: Confident
26:45

Join Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about confidence. To be successful, you must believe in yourself. But where does this belief come rom? Ho can we ind confidence when we are struggling with self-doubt? Learn to lean into your strengths, not be afraid of promoting yourself, and learn to build your confidence as you discover your authentic self. Listen to my her challenge for you this week.

May 12, 2019
016: Miscarriage and Loss
33:09

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 woman 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.

May 05, 2019
015: Motherhood and Medicine
33:34

Join Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about what it is like being a mother in medicine. In this episode she is breaking it ll down and talking about when is the best time to have kids in medicine. She is giving you her advice on balance and learn about how to decide what is right for you. Th truth is that there is no perfect time foe everyone, and only you can decide what is right for you.

Apr 28, 2019
014: The Infertility Consult
32:24

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. 

Apr 21, 2019
013: Girl, Quit Your Job
26:31

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.

Apr 14, 2019
012: Egg Freezing
33:00

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about egg freezing. Learn the basics about 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 about if you are considering preserving your fertility with egg freezing. Listen ti her challenge for you this week.

Apr 07, 2019
011: Naturally Infertile
36:40

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 how 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. 

Mar 31, 2019
010: Stop Interrupting Me
23:35

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 stand up or yourself and understanding that you do have more power than you realize. 

Mar 24, 2019
009: Infertility 101
42:29

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about 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 the basics of a fertility evaluation and different fertility treatments. What are your questions about infertility? Listen to her challenge for you this week.

Mar 17, 2019
008: The Problem with Perfection
26:28

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. 

Mar 10, 2019
007: The Menstrual Cycle, Period.
30:33

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.

Mar 03, 2019
006: Plant Based Nutrition: Your Heart with Dr. Danielle Belardo
44:29

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford with special guest, cardiologist Dr. Daniella Belardo, as they talk about plant based nutrition for women. Learn about heart disease and how you can modify your 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.

Feb 24, 2019
005: The Contingent Life
26:29

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 or 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.

Feb 17, 2019
004: Age and Fertility
28:30

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.

Feb 10, 2019
003: The Bias of Gender
27:29

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about gender bias. Hear stories from other women, understand how 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.

Feb 03, 2019
002: Mean Girl in Recovery
23:05

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.

Jan 24, 2019
001: What is Your Goal?
16:23

As a Woman is 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.

Jan 15, 2019