Each Friday in May 2022, I’m publishing an interview with a pharmacist mom in honor of Mother’s Day, which was Sunday, May 8. Today’s episode is an interview with Dr. Natasha Stamper.
Thank you for listening to The Pharmacist’s Voice ® Podcast episode 151!
Dr. Natasha Stamper is a clinical pharmacist and online fertility coach. She found her love for all things fertility while living in a remote Alaska village navigating her own IVF journey alone. After many miscarriages, two ectopic pregnancies, and one cervical ectopic she had her two miracle babies. Now with over 12 years of clinical pharmacy experience and her own experiences, she is so excited to be helping families all over the globe fulfill the dream of making their family complete. You can find her on Instagram at fertility_pharmacist or www.fertilitypharmacist.com.
Mentioned in this episode
Fertility Pharmacist business website https://www.fertilitypharmacist.com
Fertility Coaching https://www.fertilitypharmacist.com/bookingpage
Tiktok channel https://www.tiktok.com/@fertilitypharmacist
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fertilitypharmacist.co
Instagram Page https://www.instagram.com/fertility_pharmacist/
YouTube Channel https://www.instagram.com/fertility_pharmacist/
LinkedIn Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/fertilitypharmacist/
Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation employment opportunities
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
The Fertility Experts’ Guide to Egg Freezing: Everything You Need to Know About Putting Your Fertility on Ice by Julie Lamb, MD and Emily Gray, RN
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Highlights from the interview
In search of professional fulfillment, Natasha launched her online business Fertility Pharmacist in 2019. Her personal struggle with infertility inspired her to help other families.
Natasha and her husband worked as pharmacists in Bethel, Alaska for 7 years. Their journey to two successful IVF pregnancies began in Alaska. To explore employment opportunities with the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation, visit https://www.ykhc.org.
Natasha credits Dr. Julie Lamb from Pacific Northwest Fertility as an important part of her successful IVF journey and recommends researching the science their fertility clinic providers use. Tour the lab, and learn how they freeze and thaw eggs, train staff, and more. These are all topics Natasha coaches on.
In January 2022, Natasha taught six students via her Online Fertility Academy. Then, she coached two students one-on-one after the course concluded.https://www.ihs.gov Natasha mentioned that her Hope Plus Method includes elements of functional medicine, such as education about environmental toxins, sleep, hydration, and more. There is a waiting list for the next round of Online Fertility Academy students. It should start in summer 2022. Contact Natasha for more information about the online academy or one-on-one coaching through her website https://www.fertilitypharmacist.com.
What’s next for Fertility Pharmacist? Natasha wants to demonstrate how to handle and administer fertility drugs via her social media channels. To subscribe to Natasha’s social media channels, check out the links above. She also wants to offer DUTCH testing to patients and provide clinical input on medications to other healthcare professionals who help their own clients with fertility concerns.
Natasha works 30 hours/week at the Indian Health Service (IHS), but she is not a Public Health Service employee. She is a hepatitis case manager in her workplace, has cured 19 people of hepatitis, and works to save the clinic money using patient assistance programs and other strategies. According to Natasha, IHS is family-friendly, and the healthcare benefits are excellent. Plus, she does not work weekends, and does not report to work on 10 federal holidays. Her husband is transitioning from his hospital pharmacist role to an IT pharmacist role.
In addition to being an entrepreneur and clinical pharmacist for IHS, Natasha heads the Narcan program in her town. She educates people on the signs of drug overdose and how to use Narcan.
You can find Natasha in the Spring 2021 issue of PharmaSIS Magazine.
Pharmacists need encouragement and support from other pharmacists. During our interview, Natasha encouraged pharmacists to, “Hold on to your original mission for becoming a pharmacist.”
Pharmacist Moms need encouragement too. Natasha said, “Have a good support team around you. Never give up!” We also agreed that, “The years are short, but the days are long.”
The second half of our interview centered around being Moms. We discussed:
- A good time to start a family
- Her favorite things about being a Mom
- Challenges she faces as a Mom
- Fun Mom’s Night Out ideas
- “Me time” activities
- Pregnancy cravings
- Book and product suggestions (see above links)
Thank you Dr. Natasha Stamper for being my guest on The Pharmacist’s Voice ® Podcast!