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The Fertility Warriors

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The Fertility Warriors Podcast is here to help women survive the rocky road of trying to conceive. In this podcast, Robyn Birkin interviews other fertility warriors, and shares advice and tips on how to conceive, how to navigate the world of fertility treatments and how to be your best and healthiest self. Robyn is the author of Screw Infertility, the core educator for The Fertility Warrior Intensive Course, and the My Missing Piece Membership. You can find her at robynbirkin.com.

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The Fertility Warriors Podcast is here to help women survive the rocky road of trying to conceive. In this podcast, Robyn Birkin interviews other fertility warriors, and shares advice and tips on how to conceive, how to navigate the world of fertility treatments and how to be your best and healthiest self. Robyn is the author of Screw Infertility, the core educator for The Fertility Warrior Intensive Course, and the My Missing Piece Membership. You can find her at robynbirkin.com.

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Love Rodyn’s no BS style!

By Infertile Mom - Jul 27 2019
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Straight talk - just what’s needed during these hard times.

Love!

By Lindseyxoxlou - Oct 23 2017
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This podcast is awesome!! Makes me feel not so alone. Thanks Robyn!!

iTunes Ratings

79 Ratings
Average Ratings
64
7
4
0
4

Love Rodyn’s no BS style!

By Infertile Mom - Jul 27 2019
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Straight talk - just what’s needed during these hard times.

Love!

By Lindseyxoxlou - Oct 23 2017
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This podcast is awesome!! Makes me feel not so alone. Thanks Robyn!!
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The Fertility Warriors

Latest release on Feb 18, 2020

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Rank #1: FW 005 : 5 Ways To Get Pregnant Sooner

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Not getting pregnant is the worst! Each month you discover that yet again, you're not pregnant. But what if the reason you're not falling pregnant is something simple, like a nutrient deficiency or your timing is off? Here are 5 things to tick off the box

Sep 06 2016

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Rank #2: Fertility Diet Myths Busted

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Today on the podcast, I've welcomed the amazing Jo Atkinson from Whole Family Wellness where we bust some of the fertility diet myths out there. These are fertility diet myths that I hear in our Facebook group and other communities all the time, and sometimes I cringe.

BUT, I also know that there are certain things (like foods) that I spruik, knowing that there is a little bit more to it than that, so I decided to bring in the big guns!

Jo is a university-qualified nutritionist and really knows her stuff.

We talk about :

the Keto Diet (and her recommended alternative)
Whether or not there is such a thing as THE fertility diet
What foods we need to cut out to optimise our fertility
What gut health means and how we can go about improving it
What a nutritionist does exactly and how they can help people on their fertility journey
What supplements we should take for fertility
Some of our answers might surprise you!

Mar 01 2018

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Rank #3: TTC Tips 5 Tips To Help You Nail It 05 1

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When trying to conceive, especially in the internet age, we're inundated with tips and advice. There's no shortage of TTC tips and information, and so often all the advice conflicts with each other. It's hard to know what the right thing is to do to conceive more quickly. I have five tips here, all of which might seem quite simple but combined can be quite a powerful combo. We can get very easily bogged down in the really, really little things that we could be doing when we're trying to conceive such as eating pineapple, but we're not really nailing some of the basics on our journey. Let's talk about nailing those before we move on to these little magic bullets.

Apr 02 2019

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Rank #4: A Pep Talk For Anyone Struggling Today

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This pep talk is for anyone who is struggling on this journey, and struggling with feeling like they're not enough, or feeling like they're not doing enough. I know that this journey is really tough. I know that it might feel like every time you open up your Facebook feed it's just filled with pregnancy announcements. Every time you walk into the supermarket it might feel like all of a sudden there is something in the water, and everyone around you is falling pregnant, or has children.I know that it can feel like everything, when you're at a fertility clinic, just takes so much longer than you thought it would. And that maybe you thought that you would be further along by now. I know that it can feel like the diet changes are so hard. All of these things can compound the feelings of failure and guilt that you have, and compound the feelings that you're not enough, or that you're not doing enough, or that you're not quite strong enough to cope on this journey.

Apr 30 2019

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Rank #5: The One Thing You Need to Focus on to Fall Pregnant

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Join the next round of the Fertility Warrior IntensiveWhen you’re trying to conceive and in the throes of infertility, it can feel like a never ending (and seemingly impossible to achieve) list of to-do’s.But, I’m here to tell you today, that by focusing one overarching thing, you can get much clearer on what you need to do, rather than follow a bunch of scattered advice without knowing what to prioritise.Inflammation.Visit the full show notes hereJoin the next round of the Fertility Warrior IntensiveJoin the My Missing Piece MembershipJoin the Fertility Warriors Support + Chat Facebook groupReceive access to my amazing library of free resources and join the mailing list here.Visit my websiteLike my Facebook page ​Follow me on InstagramListen on Apple PodcastsListen on Google PodcastsIf you loved this episode please share it with a friend!

Oct 15 2019

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Rank #6: How To Survive The TWW

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Today, I'm talking about how to survive the two week wait. We get lots of women in our Facebook community talking about how hard it is to get through those two weeks between ovulation or transfer, and the prospect of a positive pregnancy test.

Oh man, I had so many two week waits on my journey.

They're maddening, right!

Today on the podcast I've talked about some of what I'm calling the two week wait ground rules.

These include:

Giving yourself permission to wonder and analyse the sensations in your body - it's totally OK and normal!
WILLING yourself to be pregnant. Staying positive and hopeful that this is your month #pupo
Trying to resist the urge to test - see my previous post for 10 reasons why you shouldn't test, but the number one reason is that you can often get a false positive or a false negative so you'll almost always need to test at the end of the 14 day period anyway, and whatever result you get initially, could be wrong
Keeping busy to keep your mind off testing. In the podcast I talk about a trip I had to Japan where my Doctor told me that staying busy was the key to avoiding homesickness, and he was right!
I also talk about my 14 day fertility warrior challenge - it's a free challenge that includes a daily love note with tips and stories from me, a colouring in mandala and a beautifully designed affirmation for each day PLUS my bumper list of 101 things to do during the two week wait. It's totally free and will add a bit of fun to your two week wait - what's to lose!

Aug 22 2017

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Rank #7: FW 010 : 8 Things You Need To Know About Ovulation

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Today on the podcast I'm talking about 8 things you need to know about ovulation. Honestly, I think this stuff is fascinating, but I also think it's really hard to understand, and really hard to get right, so I wanted to share a few things I've learnt along the way with you. Hopefully I'll blow your mind with one or two of these tidbits (especially the one about cervical mucus!) and you'll learn one or two helpful things.

First up in the podcast I talk about how your ovulation works and all of the hormones at play and exactly what they do.

I also talk about how to track your ovulation using different methods such as tracking your basal body temperature, using your cervical mucus, and when that all gets too much (as it did for me after a number of months!), things that can help you calculate these like saliva tests, pee tests and these nifty devices that help tell whether you're fertile or not using a calculation of your cycle, menstruation dates and basal body temp.

There's so much that can go wrong and that we can get wrong when it comes to ovulation and fertility, that it's important to realise that it doesn't necessarily have to be just timing that is off, and that there are some healthy lifestyle changes we can make to help our fertility.

And lastly, while many of us will do everything in our power to fall pregnant from a lifestyle/timing/complimentary therapy perspective, some of us will still need help from western medicine, and that's ok, but while some of our fertility journey is taken out of our hands, it's important that we have a knowledge of the process and the medications so that we can ensure the right testing is done, and that we're not just given a band-aid approach... because after all.... time is money.... and time is time!!!

Let me know what you thought of this episode!

Dec 01 2016

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Rank #8: My Biggest Piece Of Advice For Your Fertility Journey

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Wow - that title sounds big - My biggest piece of advice (and action you can take) to improve your fertility journey.... and I guess it kind of is, guys.

I've been on this journey for such a long time now, both for myself while I've been trying to have children, and now, through helping others, and truly, if there is one piece of advice I can give, and the subsequent action you can take, this is it.

Jun 06 2018

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Rank #9: 7 Myths Holding You Back From Falling Pregnant

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On today’s episode we’re talking about 7 Myths Holding You Back From FallingPregnant. A lot of this comes back to mindset and the opinions and beliefs we have thatare keeping us stuck or stopping us from keeping an open mind to allow ourselves toprogress forward. For some of you, this might be a bit confronting, but I hope you listenwith an open mind and I really hope for some of you, you experience the a-ha momentyou’ve been searching for.Visit the full show notes hereJoin the Fertility Warriors Support + Chat Facebook groupReceive access to my amazing library of free resources and join the mailing list here.Visit my websiteLike my Facebook page ​Follow me on InstagramListen on Apple PodcastsListen on Google PodcastsIf you loved this episode please share it with a friend!

Jul 16 2019

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Rank #10: FW 007 : 11 Questions To Ask Your Fertility Specialist

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If you're anything like me, you spend the days before your fertility specialist appointment, thinking of questions to ask, but then walk into your appointment, and are so entrenched in the conversation, that you walk out and think 'doh!' because you didn't ask any of the questions you thought you were going to ask.

Or, you have your first appointment coming up and this whole fertility gig is so new to you that you want to ask questions, but you have absolutely no idea where to begin!

Well, I've had my fair share of fertility appointments and treatments, as many of you know! I think it's really important to trust your specialist, but I think it's moreso important to find a specialist you can trust. And, once you find that person, they are the main person responsible for helping you get pregnant, and you'll be paying them a small fortune, so make sure you're educated and ask questions! Don't be shy!

In this podcast I share my 11 questions to ask your fertility specialist.

If you'd like a copy of these questions, then click below to access a printable of them to take along to your appointment.

Oct 15 2016

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Rank #11: Best Diet for IVF: What the Science Says with Elizabeth Cherevaty

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Today on the podcast I’m welcoming the lovely Elizabeth Chervaty to the podcast. Liz has conducted two masterclasses within our Fertility Membership and is a total powerhouse Naturopathic Doctor who practices from her award-winning clinic, Two Rivers Health in Ontario, Canada… AND she has just published her first book, IVF Meal Plan.Visit the full show notes hereJoin my first FREE workshop for 2020Join the My Missing Piece MembershipJoin the waitlist for the Fertility Warrior IntensiveJoin the Fertility Warriors Support + Chat Facebook groupJoin my Facebook group for Fertility Businesses, Clinics, Bloggers and InfluencersReceive access to my amazing library of free resources and join the mailing list here.Visit my websiteLike my Facebook page ​Follow me on InstagramListen on Apple PodcastsListen on Google PodcastsIf you loved this episode please share it with a friend!

Jan 07 2020

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Rank #12: Pregnancy Envy: How to Cope When Everyone Around You is Falling Pregnant

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Today on the podcast I want to share some real strategies for coping when all of your friends are falling pregnant and you feel like you no longer have anything in common with them. It’s like you’re being left behind in life and you’re losing the people you were once close with… and kind of feeling a bit ghosted at the same time.Visit the full show notes hereJoin the My Missing Piece MembershipJoin the Fertility Warriors Support + Chat Facebook groupReceive access to my amazing library of free resources and join the mailing list here.Visit my websiteLike my Facebook page ​Follow me on InstagramListen on Apple PodcastsListen on Google PodcastsIf you loved this episode please share it with a friend!

Aug 06 2019

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Rank #13: Infertility Stress Series # 1

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This is the first in a series of five lessons in the Infertility Stress Series, this episode will focus on anxiety and how deep breathing is beneficial.
Tune in to find out more!
Join the My Missing Piece MembershipJoin the waitlist for the Fertility Warrior IntensiveJoin the Fertility Warriors Support + Chat Facebook groupJoin my Facebook group for Fertility Businesses, Clinics, Bloggers and InfluencersReceive access to my amazing library of free resources and join the mailing list here.Visit my websiteLike my Facebook page ​Follow me on InstagramListen on Apple PodcastsListen on Google PodcastsIf you loved this episode please share it with a friend!

Nov 26 2019

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Rank #14: 7 Myths About Infertility

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Today on the podcast I’m sharing with you 7 of the biggest myths around infertility that I come across all the time. Some of these are myths that you might believe and others are pretty damn obvious (and annoying) myths that others on the outside believe too.Visit the full show notes hereJoin my first FREE workshop for 2020Join the My Missing Piece MembershipJoin the waitlist for the Fertility Warrior IntensiveJoin the Fertility Warriors Support + Chat Facebook groupJoin my Facebook group for Fertility Businesses, Clinics, Bloggers and InfluencersReceive access to my amazing library of free resources and join the mailing list here.Visit my websiteLike my Facebook page ​Follow me on InstagramListen on Apple PodcastsListen on Google PodcastsIf you loved this episode please share it with a friend!

Dec 31 2019

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Rank #15: Episode 21 - Is Your Diet Stopping You From Falling Pregnant

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I've called today's podcast, is your diet stopping you from falling pregnant?

I've handed over the reigns again to one of my fertility warrior friends. This week, I'd like to introduce you to Sarah Clark from Fab Fertile and the reason I've called this podcast is your diet stopping you from falling pregnant, is because that is pretty much the best way to describe what happened with Sarah.

She ate a NORMAL diet, but her body was screaming for her to stop eating certain foods. Infertility, donor eggs, and two kiddos later, and she finally realised what the what was going on with her body, and has now been inspired to share that knowledge with others.

And I love that she isn't just about a one size fits all approach - functional testing (which she explains more in the podcast) is all part of her tailored approach.

Tune in to hear Sarah give advice on the top food items you should ditch from your diet, and how to go about making dietary change in order to supercharge your fertility.

Aug 30 2017

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Rank #16: 7 Tips For Dealing With TTC Depression 01 1

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The fertility journey is a really tough one. What can make it even tougher is that sometimes you don't even realize how tough it is. People on the outside don't realize it's tough. Half the time you can't tell people about your journey either, but trying to conceive or infertility has been shown to be as stressful as an AIDS diagnosis or heart disease diagnosis or cancer diagnosis. It is a really stressful time for people and before you know it, you're depressed. That depression can really sneak up on you without you realizing it, and you're having trouble coping and it's hard to get out of that depressed place you find yourself in when TTC - I call it TTC depression. I have seven tips for dealing with TTC depression.

Mar 08 2019

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Rank #17: Episode 19 - Is The Stress Of Your Job Stopping You From Falling Pregnant

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Today on the podcast I wanted to delve into the topic of whether your job is stopping you from falling pregnant, and my short answer is, no, probably not. Or at least, consider whether it's your mindset, and not the job itself.

On this podcast, I'm encouraging you all to really examine your job and what it is you don't like about it, and delve into how that might look if you weren't working at all, or whether you were working in a different company but same industry or role, or whether a complete job downgrade would be a better fit for you in the season of life you're in right now. Because if your job is stopping you from falling pregnant, the time is right to make changes in your life.

If you don't change, things remain the same.

Aug 01 2017

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Rank #18: Should I Do IVF?

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Yes.My answer is yes.Over the years I’ve had many conversations with Fertility Warriors who have been completely scared of going through with IVF or taking the next step with fertility treatments, preferring to continue to try naturally.If you haven’t fallen pregnant yet and you’ve been trying for more than one year naturally if you’re under 35, more than six months naturally if you’re over 35, then it’s definitely time to take the next step in your journey. That means get yourself a referral and get yourself to a fertility clinic–pronto!Visit the full show notes hereJoin the My Missing Piece MembershipJoin the Fertility Warriors Support + Chat Facebook groupReceive access to my amazing library of free resources and join the mailing list here.Visit my websiteLike my Facebook page ​Follow me on InstagramListen on Apple PodcastsListen on Google PodcastsIf you loved this episode please share it with a friend!

Aug 27 2019

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Rank #19: 6 Things To Let Go Of In 2019 1

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Six things that I think you could do without that might form a bit of a theme for you this year. I talked in my last post about giving yourself grace and I feel that this is one of the ways in which this manifests in letting go of things.

So what are these six things that I think you can let go of in 2019?

Jan 22 2019

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Rank #20: FW 012 : Help! I'm Not Falling Pregnant. What Can I Do Now?

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Hands down, falling pregnant has been the challenge of my life. Within that space of a few years, those early months of trying alone, with absolutely no idea what was wrong (or if there was even something wrong!) ranked up there with fertility treatments (although IVF and then my miscarriage took the cake) as being incredibly stressful.

I was pretty much in the mindset of 'whatever it takes' and I just wanted someone to tell me what I needed to be doing, and I'd do it, without question.

This podcast is for anyone who is in that space. Anyone who is out there in the wilderness trying on their own without luck, or any warriors out there who want to make sure that they're giving IVF and fertility treatments a red hot go (because you've had enough, because IVF is bloody expensive and because you're just so damn over it).

Today, I've invited Gabriela Rosa onto the show. Gabriela is not only a Naturopath who specialises in fertility, but she also has a Masters in Reproductive Medicine and Genetics (among other things). She has been helping women fall pregnant for more than 20 years. Literally, day in, day out, Gabriela is there, working with women, just like you and I, to help them finally fall pregnant.

So, I figure she knows her stuff!

I totally picked her brain on a range of issues from diet, to diet shakes and weight loss, how unique every single person and their requirements are, why there are junkies out there falling pregnant and here we are moving the ends of the earth and it still isn't happening (grrrr), why just taking an evening primrose supplement may not cut it, and also, how it's not JUST about diet.

I actually found that last point really interesting.

Here is someone who specialises in this from a health/medical-type perspective, but who is, once again telling us that (my favourite quote by Kris Carr) it's not just about what we eat and drink, it's also about how we think. For me, that was the missing link, and I think it's really like a recipe.

For some of us, falling pregnant is not as easy as bunging some ingredients in a dish and baking it. It's like baking one of those (infuriating yet delicious, but not so great for fertility) macarons. Those things take effort. You need all the ingredients and you need to do it right. For some of us, that's what falling pregnant is like, and that's what we discuss in the podcast.

When I listened back to this podcast in editing, I felt like I discovered so many new pieces of information from Gabriela, and I just find it incredibly enlightening.

One of the reasons I also had Gabriela on the show is because she runs a FREE 14 day fertility challenge, which launches really soon on 8 January. Did I mention it's free? Each day Gabriela runs over an important element in her recipe for falling pregnant, and diet is only a small part of it.

I'm going to be joining because I feel it will be so interesting, and I hope you'll join too. It's a great way to get some free advice on what you can do to improve your chances of falling pregnant (either naturally or through assisted reproductive treatments), and I'm such a huge advocate of building a team of people around you to assist with your fertility journey, and this could be a good step to incorporating some holistic care into your plan.

Dec 29 2016

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