Newsletter
Hopeful Hints

Hopeful Hints

Empowering information to help you find peace during infertility, take back control, and fulfill your family vision.

Unveiling the Mysteries of Luteinized Unruptured Follicle Syndrome (LUFS): Understanding and Navigating Infertility

In this enlightening episode, Dr. Tara shines a light on Luteinized Unruptured Follicle Syndrome (LUFS), a lesser-known but impactful condition affecting women's ability to conceive. Join her as she delves into the intricacies of LUFS, discussing its symptoms, causes, and available treatment options. Whether you're navigating fertility challenges or seeking to deepen your understanding of reproductive health, this podcast offers invaluable insights into LUFS and its implications for conception. Let Dr. Tara help you!   LEARN for FREE from Dr. Tara JOIN Dr. Tara on TikTok Come say hi over on Tara's Instagram 
May 7, 2024

Unexplained Infertility: The Value of Second Opinion

Dr. Tara offers invaluable insights into overcoming unexplained infertility in this empowering podcast episode. Discover why pausing treatment to seek a second opinion is a pivotal step towards uncovering the root causes of fertility challenges. With a commitment to providing clarity and targeted treatment options, Dr. Tara challenges the notion of "unexplained" and advocates for every patient's right to a thorough understanding of their fertility health. Tune in for hope, guidance, and empowerment on your journey to parenthood. Let Dr. Tara help you!   LEARN for FREE from Dr. Tara JOIN Dr. Tara on TikTok Come say hi over on Tara's Instagram 
April 30, 2024

Bridging the Gap: What People Without Infertility Should Know

In this informative episode, Dr. Tara takes listeners through the often-misunderstood world of infertility, providing clarity and hope. She explains the medical nature of infertility and its prevalence, affecting one in six couples and individuals worldwide. By highlighting the emotional and financial hardships and advocating for empathy over unsolicited advice, Dr. Tara fosters understanding and support for those dealing with infertility, promoting a more empathetic and informed community. This episode will deepen your understanding of infertility and provide meaningful insights Let Dr. Tara help you!   LEARN for FREE from Dr. Tara JOIN Dr. Tara on TikTok Come say hi over on Tara's Instagram 
April 23, 2024

The Lowdown on Low T: Understanding Testosterone Deficiency and Fertility

Join us on a compelling exploration with Dr. Tara in our latest episode, 'The Lowdown on Low T: Understanding Testosterone Deficiency and Fertility.' This deep dive uncovers the critical role of testosterone in the body, far beyond its commonly understood implications. Testosterone, a key player in maintaining muscle mass and bone density, also significantly intersects with thyroid function, illustrating the interconnectedness of our hormonal system. Throughout the episode, we delve into the myriad causes behind low testosterone levels. But the conversation doesn't stop at diagnosis. Dr. Tara brings fertility into the discussion, shedding light on how testosterone deficiency not only affects an individual's current health but also their future prospects of parenthood. It's an episode filled with expert knowledge, compassionate understanding, and a call to action for better health and awareness. Let Dr. Tara help you!   LEARN for FREE from Dr. Tara JOIN Dr. Tara on TikTok Come say hi over on Tara's Instagram 
April 20, 2024

The Connection Between PCOS and Infertility: What You Need To Know

Join Dr. Tara as she unravels the complex relationship between PCOS and infertility in this insightful episode. Learn how irregular menstrual cycles, elevated androgen levels, and polycystic ovaries contribute to fertility challenges, and discover how clinical symptoms and lab results are used to diagnose PCOS without the need for an ultrasound. Dr. Tara also shares valuable tips for managing PCOS symptoms and boosting fertility, offering hope and practical help for those on the path to parenthood. Whether you're newly diagnosed or seeking deeper knowledge, this podcast is a must-listen. Let Dr. Tara help you!   LEARN for FREE from Dr. Tara JOIN Dr. Tara on TikTok Come say hi over on Tara's Instagram 
April 18, 2024

Conception Connection: Optimizing Sperm for Pregnancy Success

Step into a world of fertility enlightenment with Dr. Tara in our transformative episode. In this comprehensive guide, we delve into the intricacies of sperm health and its pivotal role in conception. Understanding the nuances of sperm quality and overcoming abnormalities is not merely beneficial; it's essential for couples striving to achieve pregnancy success. Dr. Tara addresses common misconceptions and advises against a one-size-fits-all approach, especially when it comes to the frequency of sexual activity. She introduces listeners to the groundbreaking world of at-home hormone and ovulation tracking devices, tools that can significantly increase a couple's chance of successful conception by timing intercourse with peak fertility windows. Whether you're just starting to plan for a family or have faced hurdles along the way, this episode is packed with invaluable information, supportive guidance, and the latest advancements in fertility optimization. Embark on this journey to conception success, armed with the knowledge and tools to make your dream of parenthood a reality. Let Dr. Tara help you!   LEARN for FREE from Dr. Tara JOIN Dr. Tara on TikTok Come say hi over on Tara's Instagram 
April 18, 2024

Sperm Matters: Navigating Fertility Treatments with Sperm Issues

Embark on an enlightening journey with Dr. Tara in our in-depth episode, In this revealing discussion, we take a closer look at the often-overlooked side of fertility—male factor infertility. Understanding the nuances of sperm health is not just a concern for a few; it's a vital aspect of fertility that affects countless couples worldwide. This episode isn't just about identifying problems; it's a comprehensive exploration of the common hurdles couples face, including low sperm count, poor sperm motility, abnormal sperm shape, and cases of azoospermia (no sperm at all). The conversation also pivots to actionable advice, highlighting the importance of lifestyle changes and modifications that can enhance fertility. Whether you're directly impacted by sperm-related fertility issues or simply wish to broaden your understanding of this critical topic, 'Sperm Matters' offers valuable insights, expert guidance, and a message of hope for all couples on the path to parenthood. Let Dr. Tara help you!   LEARN for FREE from Dr. Tara JOIN Dr. Tara on TikTok Come say hi over on Tara's Instagram 
April 12, 2024

The PCOS struggle with Infertility and Medical Gaslighting: Meet Krysta Wishek

Explore the challenges and triumphs of dealing with PCOS and infertility with Dr. Tara Harding and her special guest Krysta Wishek. This delves into the struggles many face including the challenge of medical gaslighting, and provides insights and hope for those navigating this difficult journey. This powerful episode is designed to empower, educate, and inspire those affected by PCOS, offering strategies for self-advocacy and highlighting the importance of a supportive community. Tune in to discover how to turn your struggle with PCOS and infertility into a journey of empowerment and hope. Let Dr. Tara help you!   LEARN for FREE from Dr. Tara JOIN Dr. Tara on TikTok Come say hi over on Tara's Instagram 
April 2, 2024
View All Episodes

Hopeful Hints

Walking through women's health concerns and infertility often leaves us feeling lonely, confused, and overwhelmed. Join doctorate nurse practitioner and infertility warrior Dr. Tara Harding weekly as she provides short hopeful hits on all things women's health and infertility with the occasional special guest. Each episode contains empowering information to help you better navigate your healthcare, take back control, and move forward with hope.

Host

Dr. Tara Harding, DNP, FNP-C, ASRM Cert.

Dr. Tara Harding, DNP, FNP-C, ASRM Cert.

Tara works as an experienced doctorate nurse practitioner and fertility coach with patients worldwide. She received additional certification through the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and Marquette Natural Family Planning. After enduring a long road through infertility followed by a traumatic pregnancy, she turned her hurt into hope for others.

She formed the first and only nonprofit in North Dakota and South Dakota serving those diagnosed with this disease. She has been the driving force behind legislative efforts since 2019 to increase access to care for infertility and fertility preservation. Tara has expanded her career to providing coaching and telemedicine services that offer a personalized approach to fertility care and pregnancy after infertility. In addition, she offers a wide variety of women's healthcare services provided via telemedicine in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota. She has combined her experience as a healthcare professional and personal struggle to help navigate couples through their family-building path.

You may also like

Join our community and never miss
your favorite episodes

Join Our Newsletter

We gratefully acknowledge the many organizations that have generously supported our podcasts and platform.

Network Sponsors and Advertisers

Event and Media Partners