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Ep37 – Why am I getting Spotting before my Period

Hello, I'm Katy Bradbury, a qualified Nutritional Therapist, Private Health Visitor and qualified nurse. I have worked in Women's Health, Maternal and Children's Health for many years.

Today's podcast is "Why am I getting Spotting before my Period?" I feel this may be a well listened to podcast as spotting during a cycle is really common. Spotting within the cycle can cause suffering for the women, and it can make them feel broken. I see it a lot within my clients.

00:00: Introduction

01:58: There's something about spotting

04:54: Three things to mention totally off the podcast topic!

08:14: Please give this podcast a rating on your app. It really helps.

10:01: What does spotting actually mean? – Luteal Phase

12:16: Glamour Magazine – How do you know when you're ovulating?

13:07: Spotting mid-cycle on ovulation

16:33: End of period spotting, when you think your Period is over…!

18:10: COVID vaccine – potential temporary disruption to the menstrual cycle

20:00: Luteal phase spotting – spotting in the second half of your cycle

21:53: The Progesterone hormone levels are not high enough

22:35: Why would you have low Progesterone in the second half of your cycle?

24:27: Dr Carrie Jones, Precision Analytical Instagram shoutout

25:45: Everyone is unique, so this is generic advise

26:28: What does Progesterone do?

28:58: How to recognise if you are not ovulating

31:24: Stress is a huge factor!

34:00: What do I do about it?

37:22: Podcast Episode 4 – The Surprising thing Busy Women should avoid when trying to Conceive

38:15: Fundamentals for Fertility group programme

Links mentioned in the podcast:


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More info can be found about Katy on her website: Katy Bradbury | From fertility to the first 1000 days

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