Understanding Infertility - Happy as a Mother

Understanding Infertility


 with OB/GYN and Reproductive Endocrinologist Dr. Natalie Crawford



Your whole life you look forward to becoming a mom. You’re excited to start a family! But then unexpectedly, you struggle to get pregnant. You start to wonder why this is happening as the unknown starts to set in. Thoughts of worry, anxiety, and feeling behind as others are having babies start to creep in. Infertility is a roller coaster and more common than you might think. In today’s episode, Dr. Natalie Crawford and I discuss all things infertility including how common it is, the causes of infertility, when to reach out for assistance, and how to take the reins on your own health.

Dr. Natalie Crawford is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and is Director of Patient Experience and Education and co-founder of Fora Fertility, a boutique fertility practice in Austin, Texas. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Women’s Health at the University of Texas Dell Medical School and Director of Women’s Health and Fertility at the Institute of Plant Based Medicine. Dr. Crawford completed her undergraduate education at Auburn University obtaining a degree in Nutrition Science, Medical School at University of Texas Medical Branch, Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Texas Southwestern, and her Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of North Carolina while concurrently obtaining a Master of Science in Clinical Research. She is passionate about educating and empowering women and promotes preventive care, plant based medicine, and fertility awareness through her multiple social media platforms. 

Dr. Crawford was named “Best Fertility Specialist in Austin” by the 2019 Austin Birth awards, and was the recipient of the Hope Award for Social Influence by Resolve: The National Infertility Association. She was named one of Austin’s top 40 under 40 in 2020 for her work empowering women. She is married to Austin native Jason Crawford, and they have 2 young children. 


WHAT YOU’LL LEARN


  • How common infertility is
  • The causes of infertility
  • Ways women can have control and support their own fertility
  • Indicators of when a woman should seek additional medical support
  • Understand what is considered a “normal cycle”, an abnormal cycle, and what may warrant further discussion with our provider
  • Dealing with secondary infertility

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