Welcome to day#3 of our Mini-Series on the impact of stress on fertility.
If someone told me that my premature ovarian failure/insufficiency diagnosis was related to food sensitivities, gut infections, thyroid imbalance, blood sugar imbalance, and chronic stress…I probably would have been shocked.
When I was diagnosed with POF/POI almost 20 years ago – no one was talking about this.
My only hope for children was donor eggs. The...
Welcome to day#2 of our Mini-Series on the impact of stress on fertility.
I know when I was on the fertility journey I wouldn’t have said I was stressed.
I now know that I experienced chronic stress for years.
I always felt tense and anxious (I had TMJ and at one point couldn’t even open my mouth to eat).
I was very controlling and felt the need to plan everything.
I was super impatient and put a lot of pressure on myself to ...
Welcome to day#1 of our Mini-Series on the impact of stress on fertility. Over the next 3 days, I’ll be giving you actionable steps that you can implement right now to reduce the top stressors so that you can optimize your body for pregnancy success.
We all know that mental-emotional stress can impact our health, but what impact does it have on our fertility?
I’m sure someone has probably told you ”just relax… you’ll get pregnan...
Today we’re digging into the top questions to ask before you hire a local practitioner.
If you are anything like me when I found functional medicine, I couldn’t believe that no one had told me about it.
I was so excited that I literally wanted to tell everyone…but I first started working on myself and then I created a ripple effect of optimal health through my immediate family, friends, and ultimately the fertility community.
Jennifer Robertson joins us today as we're digging into lessons learned from the fertility journey.
If someone told me there were valuable life lessons I would learn from the fertility journey – when I was right in the middle of the struggle – I probably would have told them where to go.
And it may be easy to share these lessons when we’re on the other side of the journey but we share them because maybe you can see some of y...
Justine Altman joins us today as we're digging into themes we see with low AMH/high FSH.
Typically the conventional approach offers very few solutions for these diagnoses as IVF is often not an option and donor eggs are a standard recommendation.
What we know after working with couples with low AMH/high FSH is that healing opportunities are regularly missed.
When we look at the whole body we can begin to bring the body back...
Nancy Weiss joins us today as we're digging into how to tap into your spirituality so that you know that your baby is coming.
Many times when we’re in the middle of a struggle we can’t even see a way out.
However, every struggle has a beginning, middle, and end. And while you may be stuck in the messy middle you do have a choice about how you navigate the fertility journey.
That why I designed the Fab Fertile Method to impro...
Devon Baeza joins us today as we're digging self-sabotage and why this matters for fertility.
By January 19th most of us have already given up our New Years' resolution. I know…my chip habit is back (gluten-free and organic but still…lol).
And even if you are still pushing through you may be dealing with self-sabotage.
We set the goal to eat better, get more sleep, exercise more, and work on our stress, and then life ge...
Justine Altman joins us today as we’re digging into the basic supplements you need to know about if you are TTC.
There is a lot of information about which supplements are right for fertility.
And like most women that I speak with you are probably taking A LOT of supplements.
But are these supplements optimizing or harming your fertility?
And taking supplements for years and not really knowing WHY or if they are helpful...doesn...
Justine Altman joins us today as we’re digging into why addressing constipation matters if you are TTC.
I remember going away on a girl's weekend (remember those!?!) and somehow we got around to the topic of poop!
Well, it turns out half of the girls on the trip weren’t pooping regularly…as in they were going every couple of days or some even going only once per week!
Now I’ve always been regular (I know TMI) but it turns o...
Today we're digging into what you need to do so that you don’t waste time when you are TTC.
Happy New Year!
We all know the saying new year - new you. And if you’re reading this right now you’re probably thinking, 2021 is the year that you’ll finally get pregnant and have your baby.
So you start with diet changes, dust off your yoga mat, and commit to meditation. You’re on a roll for the first couple of weeks and then LIFE ...
Monika Friedman joins us today as we’re digging into what a Type A wishes she knew when she was TTC.
There was a time that I couldn’t imagine doing anything without a plan.
What I know today is that my planning was a way to have some form of control over an uncertain situation. When I was TTC, I had a plan A, B, C, D – if it didn’t work I planned to quit my job and travel around the world with my husband.
And while planning has ...
Today we’re digging into what you need to know before you decide on IVF.
I know firsthand what it’s like to be told that IVF is your only option to have children. In my case it was being diagnosed with POI/POF at 28 and told that I could only have children with donor eggs.
I know that IVF can feel like your next logical step.
You probably feel like you’ve already tried everything. I know that when I dreamed of having my family –...
Today we are digging into the biggest mistakes we see on the fertility journey.
As 2020 is drawing to a close you may be wondering what you can do in 2021 to optimize your chances of a successful pregnancy.
You’ve probably tried A LOT of different things to improve your fertility.
If you’re anything like me in times of stress or uncertainty – you put on your research hat. Hello Dr. Google!
I speak to women who tell me they spe...
Justine Altman joins us today as we’re digging into why blood sugar matters if you are TTC.
If you were anything like me when I missed a meal or didn’t eat on my schedule I got “hangry”. Yep, hangry is a real thing – it was recently added to the Oxford dictionary and is defined as “bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger.”
For me, it was not pretty! I literally had to eat immediately or I became nauseous, irritable, and ...
Justine Altman joins us this week as we're digging into how the different types of stressors impact fertility.
I know you are here right now because you want to have your baby.
You may be feeling heartbroken, frustrated, angry, and sad.
You’ve probably tried “all the things” read the books/blogs, listened to podcasts, and implemented strategies – but nothing has worked.
And although it may feel like your next logical step ...
Justine Altman joins us today as we’re digging into why sleep matters if you are TTC.
It's day #2 of our fertility series. Be sure to check out yesterday's episode on diet so that you know which diet is right for you.
We work with our clients for months on sleep.
It is the cornerstone of good health and crucial to optimize fertility.
If your sleep is poor this is a HUGE clue to dig deeper.
So if your sleep is not opti...
Justine Altman joins us today as we’re digging into how diet impacts fertility.
It's day #1 of our fertility series. Over the next 3 days, you'll be receiving actionable steps that you can implement right now so that you can prepare your body for a baby.
Diet is one of our favorite topics and it is so impactful for fertility.
So many are eating generalized diets that may even harm our fertility.
Or we’re completely ove...
Monika Friedman joins us this week as we’re digging into how to improve the chances of conception in your 40’s with low AMH/High FSH.
If you are reading this right now you are ready to get pregnant and have your baby.
If you were anything like me when I was going through infertility you are planning your next steps.
But what if what you’ve been told about low Anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) or follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) an...
Dr. Ralph Esposito joins us today as we’re digging into improving sperm health.
As you may know, we support couples that are struggling with low AMH, premature ovarian failure/insufficiency, or diminished ovarian reserve get pregnant naturally or improve their chances of success with IVF.
Most couples we have worked with have experienced at least 1 failed round of IVF and it’s heartbreaking, expensive and many times IVF is not e...