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Uniquely focusing on the emotional side of infertility and providing you with information, tools and support to enhance your fertility and make your journey a more positive one.Tune into the Your Fertility Hub podcast for interviews, stories and tips to help you feel more supported, empowered and informed AND improve your chances of conceiving by learning all about the power of mind-body tools to boost your natural fertility.Hosted by international fertility coach, Karenna Wood, each podcast brings you new insight from the exciting world of mind-body medicine for fertility. At Your Fertility Hub.com, you can browse all the articles, interviews and inspiring stories with more added each week and join the FREE toolbox members area and community where you can find exclusive mind-body tools and techniques for fertility.

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Uniquely focusing on the emotional side of infertility and providing you with information, tools and support to enhance your fertility and make your journey a more positive one.Tune into the Your Fertility Hub podcast for interviews, stories and tips to help you feel more supported, empowered and informed AND improve your chances of conceiving by learning all about the power of mind-body tools to boost your natural fertility.Hosted by international fertility coach, Karenna Wood, each podcast brings you new insight from the exciting world of mind-body medicine for fertility. At Your Fertility Hub.com, you can browse all the articles, interviews and inspiring stories with more added each week and join the FREE toolbox members area and community where you can find exclusive mind-body tools and techniques for fertility.

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Thanks for doing a informative podcast I look forward to listening. Thanks Amy

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Thanks for doing a informative podcast I look forward to listening. Thanks Amy
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Your Fertility Hub

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Uniquely focusing on the emotional side of infertility and providing you with information, tools and support to enhance your fertility and make your journey a more positive one.Tune into the Your Fertility Hub podcast for interviews, stories and tips to help you feel more supported, empowered and informed AND improve your chances of conceiving by learning all about the power of mind-body tools to boost your natural fertility.Hosted by international fertility coach, Karenna Wood, each podcast brings you new insight from the exciting world of mind-body medicine for fertility. At Your Fertility Hub.com, you can browse all the articles, interviews and inspiring stories with more added each week and join the FREE toolbox members area and community where you can find exclusive mind-body tools and techniques for fertility.

Rank #1: EP21 - Mindfulness: The secret weapon for infertility

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In this episode, Karenna talks about the power of mindfulness. It’s not just a buzz word or only for the few - it’s now a mainstream technique that is scientifically-proven to raise emotional wellbeing and improve natural fertility.

Most of us spend most of our thinking time in two places - the past and the future. We rehash past events, allow regrets to simmer or project forward into the future - often visualising the worst-case scenarios or catastrophizing our futures.

It can get very overwhelming being ‘in your thoughts’ all the time. They feel like they have control and you feel like you’re losing it!

Some people worry that by being mindful they are changing their approach to their fertility journey. Being mindful does not mean you are becoming passive or change how much you want that baby. Instead, it can make you feel better every day and improve your chances of conceiving too.

We discuss some of the benefits of mindfulness and how free people feel when they start a regular practice and aren’t immersed in their thoughts. Karenna mentions studies that have found a positive impact on emotional wellbeing across the board when women are taught mindfulness. Women were found to feel stronger, more able to cope, increasingly self-compassionate and able to regulate their emotions.

Excitingly, the studies also show an increase in the pregnancy rate and IVF success rates (e.g. recent example of a study here) So this is more than just a wellbeing factor, this is actually a tool you can use to boost your natural fertility and increase your chances of conceiving.

In the final part of the podcast, we talk about top tips for mindfulness and how to start with a quick example live on the podcast.

In this episode:
  • What is mindfulness?
  • Why do we need mindfulness?
  • Where are we spending our time if it’s not in the present moment?
  • Common concerns
  • Benefits of mindfulness for infertility
  • Top tips to get started on a regular mindfulness practice
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For more insight, subscribe to the show for regular episodes and please leave a review on i-tunes so we can share the message and help more women find their way through and out of infertility.

Mar 21 2018

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Rank #2: EP3 - Free Guided Fertility Visualisation

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In episode 3, we talk about the power of guided visualisations and why they are a popular way to relax and support you in making changes in your life and reaching your pregnancy goal.

We then listen to a FREE guided visualisation for fertility which guides you into a deeply relaxed state and helps you release tension from your body.

In this episode
  • What is a guided visualisation
  • Guided visualisation v quiet meditation
  • Benefits of visualisation
  • Effects on your fertility hormones when you relax
  • 04:48 Free guided fertility meditation starts

For more insight, subscribe to the show for regular episodes and please leave a review on i-tunes so we can share the message and help more women find their way through and out of infertility.

Sep 12 2017

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Rank #3: EP25 - Combining running with infertility and IVF

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There’s a lot of conflicting advice out there about if you can exercise during infertility and particularly during fertility treatments like IVF and IUI.

In this interview, we chat with Tedi Palmer - an infertility blogger who loves running and endured a 7-year fertility journey, about her journey to motherhood and her opinions on exercise and infertility.

Tedi talks us through her incredible fertility journey and how she went through multiple failed IUIs and IVF cycles, suffered from conflicting advice and multiple tests.

She talks us through her low ovarian reserve and her husband Chase’s low sperm count and motility and how they were offered a place on a clinical trial where Chase was given Zinc and Folic Acid which transformed his sperm count from below normal to over 39 million (normal is over 15 million).

Tedi opens up about her depression and how this was exacerbated by her rounds of depo-lupron and how she received lots of conflicting advice and an insensitive diagnosis from her doctors

“Your egg quality is so bad. I don’t think you’ll ever become a biological mother”

We talk about how she continued running through her fertility journey, even running marathons in and around her IUI treatments and how at times she was told to stop running and tried another exercise like walking, hiking and barre.

She talks about how hard it is to give up exercise when it’s a huge part of your life and how some doctors strictly say no and others say it’s ok. She mentions that studies show mixed results so there isn’t a conclusive evidence base to back up the advice given by doctors.

* Please note this podcast is expressing personal opinions and knowledge around exercise and infertility and is not expressed as medical advice. *

Tedi talks about what helped her cope with her miscarriage, how she educated herself more on her cycles, changed clinics and eventually decided as a couple to take a break and switch gears.

Tedi & Chase switched their mental focus over to getting out of debt, she increased her weight slightly and then ran a half marathon and then did a huge hike. It was at this point that she got a positive home pregnancy test (HPT).

She threw the test in the trash believing it to be a false positive but the next day got another positive. So the bleeding she experienced around the time of her big running events was actually implantation from a natural pregnancy.

Finally, Tedi talks about her blogs and how she now supports women going through infertility on her blog and social media channels.

“If I can run a marathon, I can have a baby!”

And she did both!

For more information on how you can support yourself emotionally through IVF, check out our revolutionary online guide ‘IVF Thrive’. which provides specific support tools and information for each stage of IVF. Packed with video guides, meditations and a huge IVF Toolkit, these unique materials support you through IVF positively and empower you to take charge of your IVF journey.

In this episode:
  • Meet Tedi Palmer from Running with Infertility
  • Hear about Ted’s 7-year infertility journey
  • Learn about their experience of low ovarian reserve and low sperm count and mobility
  • Hear how she continued running marathons in and around her fertility treatments
  • How she received a lot of conflicting advice about exercise and fertility
  • The potential risks of exercise during infertility
  • Alternatives exercises to try
  • Her personal opinion on the debate about exercise and IVF / IUI
  • Her advice to other women feeling torn by wanting to exercise and the general advice to stop all exercise
  • Her natural conception when she was running a marathon
  • How infertility has left its mark on her “Infertility PTSD’ she calls it
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Join us on social media for our Monday motivational posts and Friday funnies and so much more!

For more insight, subscribe to the show for regular episodes and please leave a review on i-tunes so we can share the message and help more women find their way through and out of infertility.

May 16 2018

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Rank #4: EP24 - Quick guide to your fertility diet

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Listen to this great interview with Charlotte from The Fertility Kitchen about how she supported herself through her IVF with a healthy diet and is now teaching others to do the same.

Charlotte battled infertility for over 3 years and was successful in her first cycle of IVF. She strongly believes the steps she took to implement a healthy fertility diet and to nurture herself emotionally were instrumental in her successful cycle.

She has since trained in fertility acupuncture and fertility nutrition and is bringing together her knowledge and love for food at The Fertility Kitchen to help others through.

In this interview, we cut through some of the confusing messages around what is a good fertility diet and focus on 3 main tips.

We also talk in depth about how you can support yourself at specific stages of IVF with your diet particularly around downregulation, stimulation and in preparing for embryo transfer.

Charlotte is now building a specific recipe book for IVF which you can register to be the first to hear about here.

Finally, we delve into how Charlotte supported herself emotionally through IVF and how she leaned on nutrition to empower her through the journey and used meditation and mindfulness as key tools to support her emotional wellbeing.

For more information on how you can support yourself emotionally through IVF, check out our revolutionary online guide ‘IVF Thrive’, which provides specific support tools and information for each stage of IVF. Packed with video guides, meditations and a huge IVF Toolkit, these unique materials support you through IVF positively and empower you to take charge of your IVF journey.

In this episode:
  • Charlotte’s personal fertility story
  • What made her 1st IVF cycle successful
  • The 3 key elements of a healthy fertility diet
  • How you can support yourself through each stage of IVF with your diet
  • How taking charge of your diet helps you feel in control and in regulating your emotions
  • Charlotte’s recommendations for supporting yourself through infertility
  • A sneak peek into her new recipe book for IVF
You may also like: Links mentioned in the podcast: Connect with us on social media:

Join us on social media for our Monday motivational posts and Friday funnies and so much more!

For more insight, subscribe to the show for regular episodes and please leave a review on i-tunes so we can share the message and help more women find their way through and out of infertility.

May 02 2018

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Rank #5: EP6 - Worrying and 3 strategies to reduce the worry overwhelm

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In Episode 6, we talk all about the massive topic of worrying during your fertility journey. It is undoubtedly one of the biggest challenges you face - keeping on top of all your worries and thoughts and not talked about often enough. We discuss some of the types of worries you might have and 3 fantastic strategies to stop the overwhelm and re-frame some of your worries.

Podcast listeners can also access a special discount code given out during the episode to receive 50% off the Your Fertility Worries online course available at Your Fertility Hub.com.

In this episode:

  • Why worrying is one of the biggest challenges during infertility
  • What are the common worries you might have?
  • What type of worrier are you?
  • 3 Top strategies to stop the overwhelm and reduce worrying
  • Special discount code exclusively for podcast listeners

For more insight, subscribe to the show for regular episodes and please leave a review on i-tunes so we can share the message and help more women find their way through and out of infertility.

Oct 06 2017

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Rank #6: EP31 - Factors affecting your fertility

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There are often multiple factors that could be affecting your fertility. Learn more about these in our interview with natural fertility specialist Gabriela Rosa.

When you’re on a fertility journey, you feel like you’re on a quest to discover the answer to why you’re not getting pregnant. Often it can be multiple factors that can be leading to infertility. In this interview with naturopath and fertility specialist, Gabriela Rosa from Natural Fertility Breakthrough in Sydney, we talk about these factors and her 11 pillars of fertility.

We delve into what she means by ‘minor factors’ and hear how some clients have between 30 - 80 minor factors affecting their fertility.

We chat about the important role of emotions and reducing stress when you’re trying to conceive and how men need just as much support in this area too.

Finally, we close on a beautiful discussion about the importance of having faith on your journey and that ‘you will be ok, no matter what’. She talks about how this change in belief can instantly set you off in a new direction.

In this episode:
  • What factors affect fertility
  • Natural ways to improve your chances of conceiving
  • How a holistic approach to infertility gets results
  • Looking into minor factors that could be stopping you from getting pregnant
  • The FERTILE method and the 11 pillars of fertility
  • The role of emotions in infertility
  • How to change your belief around your fertility journey to transform how you feel
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Join us on social media for our Monday motivational posts and Friday funnies and so much more!

For more insight, subscribe to the show for regular episodes and please leave a review on i-tunes so we can share the message and help more women find their way through and out of infertility.

Nov 14 2018

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Rank #7: EP16 - Goal setting for your fertility

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In the first episode of 2018, we unashamedly jump on the January bandwagon and talk about setting goals. However, we do it in a very different way to what you might be used to.

You may feel that setting goals during infertility is pointless as things change and you don’t have full control over your journey and destiny. We talk about how, of course, there are many elements out of our control but how there are also many that are within our control and by taking back control it can transform your fertility mindset and outcome.

As a fertility coach, Karenna starts every coaching relationship in this way - by getting really specific about the areas each client would like to change and what it looks like when that change has happened. In this podcast, we walk you through several ways of setting goals for both your fertility lifestyle and also your fertility mindset.

By setting goals, taking back control over some areas of your life and working on your mindset, it can literally transform your everyday experience of infertility AND (the exciting bit!!!) can actually improve your natural fertility through the power of the mind-body connection.

So tune in to get specific about YOUR fertility goals and to supercharge your fertility journey. Grab a pen and paper if you like to take notes and don’t be afraid to hit pause and return to certain questions so you can fully tease out your goals and what it looks like when you achieve them!

2018 is going to be a big year for Your Fertility Hub. There will be lots more great tips and tools in the podcast, more great free resources in Your Fertility Toolbox and we’re asking you to get in touch if there’s anything you would like to know more about, want us to blog or podcast about and any way in which we can support you more on the emotional side of your fertility journey.

In this episode:
  • Setting goals for your fertility
  • Why it’s important to set goals
  • How to get really specific about your goals and actually visualise what achieving them looks like
  • Asking specific fertility coaching questions and using real-life client examples to demonstrate what fertility goals sound like
  • How goals can support your wellbeing during infertility and why that’s just as important as the outcome
  • How the mind-body connection can bring about changes in your body when you change your mindset and help you create your most fertile state
“Goals are like magnets, they attract the things that make them come true!” You may also like:

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For more insight, subscribe to the show for regular episodes and please leave a review on i-tunes so we can share the message and help more women find their way through and out of infertility.

Jan 10 2018

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Rank #8: EP32 - Secondary Infertility Story

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One of our favourite podcast interviews yet! We’re lucky enough to interview a beautiful couple from the United States who open up and share about their secondary infertility story, their miscarriages and how they have grown together as a couple as a result.

Shannon initially felt hesitant about speaking out about her secondary infertility for fear of being judged as she already has children, however now they are both taking on the role of speaking out about the pain and added complexity of secondary infertility and share the stories of compassion and support they have received in return.

Jon also opens up about his role as ‘the man’ and how at times he has questioned his identity and become angry with God as a result of their losses and infertility. He candidly speaks about how he has learned the value of listening to Shannon and not trying to ‘fix’ their infertility.

Finally, the couple shares their advice for other couples going through the ups and downs of secondary infertility and reiterate the important part that true listening has played in getting them through.

In this episode:
  • A quick chat about Christmas and link to download the free ‘Thriving through the holidays’ workbook
  • Introduction to Jon & Shannon’s infertility journey
  • Their shock at their two miscarriages
  • How they are moving on from them and staying hopeful
  • Jon discusses his role during infertility
  • Anger and infertility
  • Relationship skills - the importance of listening
  • The couple’s advice for others going through infertility right now
You may also like: Links mentioned in the podcast: Connect with us on social media:

Join us on social media for our Monday motivational posts and Friday funnies and so much more!

For more insight, subscribe to the show for regular episodes and please leave a review on i-tunes so we can share the message and help more women find their way through and out of infertility.

Dec 12 2018

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Rank #9: EP12 - Thriving through the holidays during infertility

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In episode 12, we chat about how tough the holiday season can be during infertility. When you're trying to get pregnant, the holidays can seem to magnify everything and it's easy to feel stressed out. 

The holidays can just add to the feeling that your life is on hold waiting for Santa to deliver your baby dust!

We talk about how being prepared can be the best way to not just survive, but THRIVE through the holidays, even whilst TTC!

So, how can you prepared? In the podcast, we talk through 3 ways to be prepared and reduce the stress of the holiday season:

1. Own your story! Have stock answers prepared for all the nosy, awkward questions

2. Choose to do what YOU want to do this holiday - Perhaps this is the year you tick off something from your bucket list. Xmas in Hawaii? Thanksgiving in Paris? Yes, please! It could be as simple as having a holiday at home with your husband, it doesn't have to be big. If your usual holiday plans are really stressful, duck out this year and put yourself first

3. Give to others - When you're feeling overwhelmed by infertility, it's hard to see how you can give to others. but we talk about the amazing effect giving can have on both the recipient and your wellbeing. It can give you a real boost when you make someone else's day. Tune in to hear some ideas for how you can give this holiday season

In this episode
  • The stress of holidays
  • Being prepared for the holidays can reduce stress
  • 3 ways to thrive through infertility
  • Some ideas for self-care and nurturing yourself
  • How to keep hope alive during this tough time of year

For more insight, subscribe to the show for regular episodes and please leave a review on i-tunes so we can share the message and help more women find their way through and out of infertility.

Nov 22 2017

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Rank #10: EP34 - Talking menstrual cycles and infertility

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In this great interview with natural fertility expert, Lisa Hendrickson-Jack we talk about how our menstrual cycles are a window into our overall health. Lisa calls our cycles the ‘5th vital sign’ and has recently released a new book talking all about this.

Lisa is known for her expert knowledge of cycles and fertility tracking using the fertility awareness method. She shares her expertise and how charting can illuminate any issues that could be affecting your natural fertility.

We discuss stress and the real and tangible effect it can have on your menstrual cycles and infertility.  

We also have the ‘sperm conversation’ about the dramatic decline in sperm quality over the last few decades, just how serious the problem is and what you can do to improve sperm morphology and motility.

Listen in to hear more great information on how our reproductive systems are affected by the environment, diet and lifestyle factors and how to use charting and spot symptoms in your cycles which can support you to understand this direct link and make the necessary changes.

Finally, we talk about how a natural approach to tackling infertility is just as, if not more important than pursuing a medical approach like IVF.

In this episode:
  • Meet Lisa Hendrickson-Jack from Fertility Friday
  • Learn about the importance of understanding your menstrual cycles
  • Hear how charting can help you spot any issues with your cycle
  • The impact of stress on infertility
  • Declining sperm rates and quality
  • The impact of age on our cycles
  • How to improve sperm and egg health
  • How your menstrual cycle is a window into your general health
You may also like: Links mentioned in the podcast: Connect with us on social media:

Join us on social media for our Monday motivational posts and Friday funnies and so much more!

For more insight, subscribe to the show for regular episodes and please leave a review on i-tunes so we can share the message and help more women find their way through and out of infertility.

Feb 13 2019

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Rank #11: EP23 - Managing emotions during IVF

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IVF is an incredibly emotional experience. There’s lots of tips and information out there about how to change your diet, lifestyle and the practical tips but not a lot of specific emotional support.

In this episode, Fertility Coach Karenna Wood talks you through her top tips to manage IVF more positively.

In this, she touches on stress, emotional wellbeing, managing relationships and how to take control of your thoughts (and not let them control you)

With nearly 15 top tips just for the emotional side, this is a must-listen for anyone going through IVF.

At the end of the episode, listeners can get a special 20% discount code for the new IVF Support Course ‘IVF Thrive’.

In this episode:
  • Why you need to focus on your emotional well-being during IVF
  • The IVF rollercoaster
  • Stress and IVF
  • Sleep
  • Life outside IVF
  • Managing relationships
  • The importance of having a good cry!
  • Building your support team
  • Dealing with nasty and negative emotions
  • Going into IVF with a positive or negative
  • How visualisation can help your fertility mindset
You may also like: Links mentioned in the podcast: Connect with us on social media:

Join us on social media for our Monday motivational posts and Friday funnies and so much more!

For more insight, subscribe to the show for regular episodes and please leave a review on i-tunes so we can share the message and help more women find their way through and out of infertility.

Apr 18 2018

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Rank #12: EP27 - What's your fertility formula?

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Learn from fertility expert, Kirsten Karchmer about how to find your fertility formula, what your cycle is telling you and what areas you can work on to improve your natural fertility.

In this episode, we interview Kirsten Karchmer (Founder & CEO of Conceivable and Viv Wellness) about her unique approach to infertility, built after 20 years treating over 10,000 infertile couples.

We learn how to combine both a western and eastern approach to fertility and about all the factors that could be affecting your fertility.

Kirsten talks about the importance of taking fertility tracking or charting to the next level (an interactive level) and how to investigate your menstrual cycle for indicators of ways to boost your natural fertility.

We talk about how it’s not necessarily one element that needs changing, but many small levers that need identifying and tweaking to improve fertility.

Going in-depth into these ‘levers’, we talk about diet, exercise, reading your cycle, stress, menstrual symptoms, cervical discharge and what changes you can make in each of these areas that can add up to a huge difference in your overall and fertility health.

Finally, Kirsten tells us how she uses fertility herbs to boost effectiveness by up to 500%. She says that there are ‘no herbs that are good for fertility’ in a general sense, but that they need to be tailored to the individual and part of the menstrual cycle.

You can learn more about the unique Conceivable personalised fertility formula here.

In this episode:
  • What’s the difference between the over 600 fertility tracking apps out there and Conceivable’s unique fertility formula
  • The myth that ovulation day is the best day for conception and that some ovulation kits miss the important window just prior to ovulation
  • The correlation between stress and fertility and how reducing stress needs to be part of your fertility formula
  • The link between the stress hormone ‘cortisol’ and low progesterone
  • The symptoms of low progesterone
  • How a cycle length of fewer than 26 days and more than 32 days can decrease the likelihood of conception by 50%
  • How cramping, PMS and is correlated with infertility
  • The importance of drinking enough water for producing cervical discharge, which is an important measure of your fertility
  • How diet, especially high sugar and high carbohydrates, is damaging to our natural fertility
  • Which fertility herbs can help your fertility and how they need to be tailored to the individual and part of the menstrual cycle
  • How a customised intervention or personalised fertility formula can be the most effective way to boost your fertility formula
You may also like: Links mentioned in the podcast: Connect with us on social media:

Join us on social media for our Monday motivational posts and Friday funnies and so much more!

For more insight, subscribe to the show for regular episodes and please leave a review on i-tunes so we can share the message and help more women find their way through and out of infertility.

Jul 11 2018

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Rank #13: EP13 - How breathing can boost your natural fertility

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Learn about how breathing can transform your health, reduce your stress levels and become a simple way you can boost your natural fertility

This week, we are joined by the fabulous Emma Ferris from The Butterfly Effect.com. to talk all about breathing and some simple tools you can use to reduce your stress and help you feel more positive.

In this great interview, Emma teaches us about the fundamental effects breathing has on our physiology, how many chronic issues can be traced back to ‘bad breathing’ and how we can literally and instantly start to transform our health just through good breathing.

We talk about how breathing affects the chemical make-up of your body, how it interacts with your muscles and specifically about how stress can damage your body and affect your fertility.

Don’t worry, we also go in-depth into some simple techniques you can use straight away to improve your breathing and well-being.

Emma is kindly offering all Your Fertility Hub podcast listeners a great discount on her online breathing course ‘The Big Exhale’. See the specific coupon code below and all the links below.

In this episode:
  • How Emma became a ‘breathing geek’
  • Her hand break moment which changed her life
  • How breathing can affect your hormones
  • All about fear and stress breathing and how detrimental that can be for your health
  • How it’s possible your neck and back pain and other elements are caused by ‘bad breathing’
  • How this ‘bad breathing’ changes your blood chemistry, constricts your arteries and affects your body is so many ways
  • Simple techniques which can transform your everyday fertility experience
  • How a little gadget called ‘Spire’ can help you keep track of your stress triggers and bad breathing habits
  • The importance of social connection for women to de-stress

Remember - ‘Without Fail - Exhale’

If you would like to join Emma for her online breathing course ‘The Big Exhale’ at our special discounted rate of $97, click here and put ‘FERTILITYHUB’ into the coupon code box.

Join Your Fertility Toolbox for specific support, videos and downloads to help you heal and cope with your loss.

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For more insight, subscribe to the show for regular episodes and please leave a review so we can share the message and help more women find their way through and out of infertility.

Nov 29 2017

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Rank #14: EP7 - Shiree's Fertility Story

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Episode 7 is the second in our series of inspiring stories - interviews with women focusing on the emotional side of their journeys. In these interviews, we delve in deep into each fertility story and the emotions, thoughts and fears that go alongside infertility. You can read more inspiring stories from women from all over the world here

In this special interview, we chat to Shiree who has been trying to conceive for over 8 years. Her fertility journey has included many twists and turns, multiple failed transfers and IVF cycles, egg donors and investigations into surrogacy, fostering and adoption.

Shiree talks about her severe stage 4 endometriosis and the difficulty of the right treatment and right drugs. She also discusses the difference in approaches from various doctors, hospitals and clinics and what she wishes she’d known at the start.

Later on in her journey, we hear about Shiree’s heartbreaking experiences using egg donors and how surrogacy, fostering and adoption are all options on the table right now. Tune into to hear the steps she has taken recently to improve her health and well-being, the new ideas she is looking into to maximise her chances of having a child and the difficult decisions over their last embryo on ice.

In this episode
  • The second in our series of Inspiring Stories
  • Hear Shiree’s story of how here severe endometriosis has affected her
  • How she has coped over her 8-year journey
  • What fertility treatments she has undergone
  • How she has approached using egg donors and the agony and benefits of the long mandatory counselling processes
  • The kindness of friends and family throughout
  • Their investigations into surrogacy, fostering and adoption
  • How she is now looking overseas, seeing a holistic GP and taking charge of her overall health and wellbeing to boost her chances of conceiving
  • The tough decision she faces about their last embryo currently on ice
You may also like:
  • EP4 - Interview with Priya

For more insight, subscribe to the show for regular episodes and please leave a review on i-tunes so we can share the message and help more women find their way through and out of infertility.

Oct 12 2017

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Rank #15: EP8 - Gratitude and Fertility

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Infertility is just so hard and all-consuming. It’s hard to see outside of it and the negativity is hard to overcome.

In episode 8 of the podcast, we talk all about gratitude and how establishing a daily gratitude practice can transform your everyday experience on your fertility journey.

“It is not joy that makes us grateful.

It is gratitude that makes us joyful”

We chat about how finding the little things that you can feel grateful for you in your life starts to build happiness and lifts your mood.

Join Your Fertility Toolbox to learn more about gratitude and your fertility and for your free gratitude diary template.

In this episode:

  • A little podcast about the little things in life you can be grateful for right now
  • Understanding what you can be grateful about during infertility
  • Learning how to implement a daily gratitude practice
  • What you can expect when you do
  • About a free gratitude diary template available soon in Your Fertility Toolbox

For more insight, subscribe to the show for regular episodes and please leave a review on i-tunes so we can share the message and help more women find their way through and out of infertility.

Oct 25 2017

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