I talk about so many things with my clients - diet, herbs, supplements, exercise, meditation, and acupuncture - just to name a few. But I am more and more frequently thinking about the dangers of environmental toxins and how we should be doing more to help protect people, their fertility, and their health. You may remember the Endocrine Society releasing a report in 2009 discussing the dangers of endocrine disruptors in our environment and how this affects our health and fertility. … [Read more...] about Environmental Toxins and Your Fertility
This weeks blog post is a short video that discusses how fertility coaching is different than what other practitioners provide. My holistic approach helps women conceive naturally with a fertility consultation and coaching. Imagine meeting with a health care provider to go over your whole health history and having them ask detailed questions about your sleep, diet, and menstrual cycle. Then imagine them creating a fertility plan that is unique to you and your health care needs - all with the … [Read more...] about Conceive Naturally with a Fertility Consultation and Coaching
This is the second blog post in a series from a client that is experiencing infertility and undergoing her own IVF experience. Her writing bares all, is funny, brutally honest, and hopefully helps you feel less alone on your own fertility journey. (If you missed the first part you can find it here.) Enjoy! -Misty Part Two Dr. Internet, Cupcakes, and More Crying Today was my first appointment after starting stims. First, I had to get my blood drawn before 8am. That was no … [Read more...] about IVF Experience: You’re Not Alone-Part Two
I hear it all the time in consults - “My period is pretty normal”. Then I proceed to tell my patient or client what I consider the ideal menstrual cycle to be, and they say “wow, mine is nothing like that. That would be nice!” So let's talk about what an ideal period looks like, because it can tell us a lot about your overall healthy and your fertility. 28 days long - ideally your cycle should be 28-30 days long on a consistent basis. And yes, stress can really affect your cycle and can … [Read more...] about Is your period ideal to support your fertility?
This is the first blog post in a series from a client that is experiencing infertility and undergoing her own IVF experience. Her writing bares all, is funny, brutally honest, and hopefully helps you feel less alone on your own fertility journey. Enjoy! -Misty Part One Stims Day 1: It wasn't that bad, but I cried anyway. A bit of background about me: at the time of writing this I'm 34, and my husband will be 35 next month. We've been together for 5 years and married for 2 … [Read more...] about IVF Experience: You’re Not Alone-Part I
The provocative short film If I Could Tell You follows the infertility journey of a woman named Abby on her quest to conceive and become a mother. She goes through a multitude of Western fertility treatments and when these prove unsuccessful she resorts to the black market of fertility options to make her dream a reality. The film accurately portrays the emotional struggles of infertility, especially how other people are always trying to offer their opinion regarding this very private matter … [Read more...] about Review of the short film If I Could Tell You
I frequently ask my clients to take and record their basal body temperatures as it tells us so much about your fertility. However I am frequently presented with comments such as: I already know when I’m ovulating, because I’m using an ovulation predictor kit. I tried doing that, but it’s really hard for me to remember to take my temperatures so I stopped. I don’t want to take my temperature every day. I find people are more likely to take their basal body temperatures if they know … [Read more...] about What your Basal Body Temperatures tell us about your fertility
Time and again I have been in a consult with a new patient or couple, trying to get to the bottom of why they haven’t been able to successfully conceive. And then I hear this: “Yup, I’m ovulating about cycle day 14, I know because I’m using an Ovulation Predictor Kit. And as soon as we get the positive we make sure to have sex that night.” This always saddens me, because if a couple is waiting until they get a positive on their OPK, then they are missing half, or maybe even 2/3rds of their … [Read more...] about Are You Doing It Wrong?