Rank #1: FW 005 : 5 Ways To Get Pregnant Sooner
Sep 06 2016
Rank #2: Fertility Diet Myths Busted
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
Rank #3: TTC Tips 5 Tips To Help You Nail It 05 1
Apr 02 2019
Rank #4: A Pep Talk For Anyone Struggling Today
Apr 30 2019
Rank #5: The One Thing You Need to Focus on to Fall Pregnant
Oct 15 2019
Rank #6: How To Survive The TWW
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.
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
Rank #7: FW 010 : 8 Things You Need To Know About Ovulation
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
Rank #8: My Biggest Piece Of Advice For Your Fertility Journey
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
Rank #9: 7 Myths Holding You Back From Falling Pregnant
Jul 16 2019
Rank #10: FW 007 : 11 Questions To Ask Your Fertility Specialist
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
Rank #11: Best Diet for IVF: What the Science Says with Elizabeth Cherevaty
Jan 07 2020
Rank #12: Pregnancy Envy: How to Cope When Everyone Around You is Falling Pregnant
Aug 06 2019
Rank #13: Infertility Stress Series # 1
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Nov 26 2019
Rank #14: 7 Myths About Infertility
Dec 31 2019
Rank #15: Episode 21 - 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
Rank #16: 7 Tips For Dealing With TTC Depression 01 1
Mar 08 2019
Rank #17: Episode 19 - Is The Stress Of Your Job Stopping You From Falling Pregnant
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
Rank #18: Should I Do IVF?
Aug 27 2019
Rank #19: 6 Things To Let Go Of In 2019 1
So what are these six things that I think you can let go of in 2019?
Jan 22 2019
Rank #20: FW 012 : Help! I'm Not Falling Pregnant. What Can I Do Now?
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