The Politics of Fertility with Lauren Hart Clancy (2.9)

If you feel like the politics of fertility are in our face these days, you’re not alone. Since the fall of Roe v. Wade, the aftermath of that ruling, and more recently the attack on IVF in Alabama and legislation in the cue for personhood laws (life starts at conception) in red states (with sweeping bans on access to reproductive procedures) it’s enough to make someone scream and swear – a lot.

Which I do in the podcast. Because it’s too much – and I keep saying ‘how can this be?” and ‘what the fuck is happening?’ 

I didn’t want to talk about fertility and politics alone – because it’s not something that I feel educated enough on to speak to – but I’m ready to drop some f-bombs around what’s happening out there. So I enlisted someone who knows what they’re talking about.

Lauren Hart Clancy, a former fertility yoga student, joins me for this and brings a calming presence to talking about the politics of fertility – AND WHAT WE CAN DO TO PROTECT OUR RIGHTS! 

Here is what we cover:

  • What is public health and why Lauren is on a mission to empower individuals to reach their health potential and get the support they deserve
  • The Village Advocate – Lauren’s newest venture that provides a hub for those seeking support and in search of ‘helpers’
  • Resolve New England’s support groups and advocacy
  • Finding Fertility Yoga at the right time
  • Finding your people/building your village
  • We talk about the Alabama ruling (12min)
  • What YOU can do to support access to IVF and reproductive health (22min)
  • General bewilderment of those in charge and the importance of voting

I think that you will find Lauren’s knowledge and level-headedness when talking about such emotional issues refreshing. Yes, we can be mad and angry AND yes, we can do something about it as well. 

Resources:

The Village Advocate IG: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/villageadvocate/⁠

Resolve New England: https://resolvenewengland.org/support/

Resolve IVF Advocacy Day: https://resolve.org/events/advocacy-day/

Resolve.org Take Action: https://resolve.org/take-action/

Doctors For Fertility: ⁠https://www.doctorsforfertility.com/⁠

ASRM (American Society of Reproductive Medicine): ⁠https://www.asrm.org/⁠

⁠40 Days to Fertile Freedom Small Group Program⁠⁠⁠

Fringe Fertility is brought to by⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠Kerry Hinds ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠and⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠Fertile Body Yoga⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ – a virtual holistic wellness hub for those going through fertility. She focuses on the mind, body, energy & soul while supporting people in⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠coaching programs⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠,⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠fertility yoga classes,⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠collaborative workshops⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.

Fertility Podcast
About Kerry

About Kerry

Kerry Hinds is a E-RYT, RPYT, Relax and Renew® Certified Teacher, Fertility Yoga Teacher, and Reiki Practitioner. She is the founder of Fertile Body Yoga and teaches weekly fertility yoga classes and offers other avenues of mind + body support for those trying to conceive. All is available in the FBY Virtual Studio.

Read More

Optimize your fertility with yoga

Get your free e-book and start transforming your journey today!

Sometimes you just need a little support