EPISODE 037: The Fifth Vital Sign in Women’s Health, Cervical Mucous with Dr. Sarah Oulahen

Dr. Sarah Oulahen is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor in Toronto with a passion for helping people discover and lead healthful lives, naturally.

Sarah is the Clinical Director and practicing Naturopathic Doctor at SOW Health. Sarah has a generalized family practice and aims to help people achieve and maintain optimal health through the many milestones of their lives, but has a special interest in digestive concerns, skin conditions, environmental health, biotherapeutic drainage and women’s health. She is particularly interested in helping women better navigate the complex stages of puberty, fertility and conception, and menopause.

During this amazing episode, Dr. Sarah Oulahen is enlighten the audience about the most common issues about fertility, giving details about the incredible importance of cervical mucus, considered as the fifth vital sign to fertility. She also goes deep into menstrual cycle awareness, how to identify the most fertile moments and how a normal cycle should look like. Dr. Sara, apart from being a fertility expert, went through her own journey dealing with fertility issues, and shares her entire story conceiving not only once, but twice. 

Enjoy this inspiring story, filled with valuable information for anyone trying to conceive or simply wanting to know more about their own menstrual cycle.

Key Takeaways:

[6:33 How Dr Sarah Oulahen became a naturopathic doctor.

[8:06] Attending births is the most amazing experience.

[9:55] Dr. Sara’s own difficulties with fertility.

[12:46] The importance of cervical mucus to fertility.

[15:44] Chartering 3 cycles.

[16:38] Pay attention to cervical mucus every time you go to the bathroom.

[18:10] How does cervical mucus look in the different phases of your cycle?

[19:37] Cervical mucus is a vital sign for fertility

[20:20] Why are women so apprehensive about cervical mucus?

[22:03] Do not use products that disrupt your  cervix microbiome.

[25:17] Menstrual cycle awareness.

[26:29] How to know when you are fertile.

[28:54] How does a normal cycle look like?

[33:06] It takes 2 to 3 cycles to understand your own menstrual cycle

[37:02] Creating healthy fertile fluid.

[38:18] The first step is hydration.

[40:01] Taking decongestants.

[41:44] Being pregnant for the second time.

[47:38] Dealing with gestational diabetes.

[52:01] Paleo diet for blood sugar regulation.

[53:51] Importance of tracking and knowing the risk factors,

[55:09] Having a good source of protein helps regulate blood sugar.

[56:26] Solutions or alternatives to “the drink”.

[59:12] Knowledge is power.

[1:01:47] Strategies to manage your baby’s blood sugar after birth.

[1:03:25] Recipe for keto buns.

[1:03:48] Favorite mistake.

[1:06:04] Talk to people in an empathetic way.

[1:07:06] Rapid fire questions.

Continue on your wild journey…

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Quotes and Tweetables:

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“Having sex with cervical mucus present, increases your chances of concieving by 40 to 100 times and it is more important than timing your ovulation..” #therebelpodcast #cervicalmucus #ovulation #fertility

“Nothing replace your cervical mucus to transport the sperm where it needs to be

.” #therebelpodcast #cervicalmucus #fertility 

“Cervical mucus is a response to estrogen.” #therebelpodcast #cervicalmucus

“Cervical mucus is a vital sign for fertility” #therebelpodcast #cervicalmucus #fertility

“Getting pregnant makes your cervix 2 to 3 years younger .” #therebelpodcast #pregnancy #cervix

“1 in 6 couples in Canada have problems with fertility.” #therebelpodcast #fertility

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