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
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