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Practically Fertile

Formerly The How To Get Healthy and Get Pregnant Podcast. Why am I not pregnant yet? How do I chart my body temperature? What foods should I be eating? How do I know if I'm ovulating? When is the best time to do the baby dance? These are all the questions swimming in your head if you're a woman who is trying to get pregnant. And let's face it, the internet is a crowded place for fertility information. It can be overwhelming and confusing. You don't have to sort through all of it on your own. Adrienne Wei, Acupuncturist and Integrative Fertility Guru with a background in Traditional Chinese Medicine, is here to help. Her number one passion is to help women get pregnant and become the mother they are meant to be. Discover why thousands of women on the Trying-To-Conceive journey have turned to Adrienne to learn about her trademarked Practically Fertile® Methodology.
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Dec 6, 2019

I know that there's a lot of confusion surrounding this topic.

For example, if I say something like "loose stools or spotting midcycle is a sign of spleen qi deficiency," a lot of you will assume that is your pattern, but that’s not the case at all. 

So I want to clear up the confusion today.

Dec 4, 2019

Recording from our Unfiltered show.  

What do you say to the annoying relative who asks "when are you going to have kids?"

To join our Facebook group, click here.  

Nov 27, 2019

In this episode Unfiltered, Ashley and I talk about fear-based fertility thanks to Dr Google and our own doctors; how we have gotten to this point where, we’re so scared to do anything because we’ve read or been told that it’s going to ruin our chances of getting pregnant.  We also put some of these fears to rest once and for all

Nov 22, 2019

Today, I reached inside the question vault and found five of the most asked the questions from inside our private Facebook Group, Practically Fertile The Podcast.  

Some of what I talked about:

  • What is the difference between clomid and letrozole
  • Should you eat pineapples
  • What about soy, and more.

To join our free group, click here.  

Nov 20, 2019

The name of the podcast has been changed!  It is now Practically Fertile® 

Ashley and I talk about the Hormone Elevator and what I call the Pendulum Effect.  

Nov 15, 2019

I bring you an amazing success story interview with one of my members inside the fertile period lab, Kristie.

Kristie shares what ultimately helped her conceive, and what her journey has been like trying-to-conceive with a congenital heart condition, and suffering multiple miscarriages.  

For more information about the Fertile Period Lab, please visit www.practicallyfertileclub.com/online-programs

 

Nov 8, 2019

I answer a Listen Question of The Week and we talk about the difference between exercise for performance and for fertility; potential problems with over exercising; and how to exercise without sacrificing fertility.  

Nov 6, 2019

Finally figured out how to remove the excessive humming noise :P

This is an audio recording from our popular Unfiltered Facebook live show.  Join us at Practically Fertile By Adrienne Wei every Thursday.  

Nov 1, 2019

So excited about today’s episode, I’m bringing you an honor coaching call.

Sheena has been trying to conceive for 6 years.  Yes, 6 years.

She’s done it all, supplements, diet, exercise, herbs, creams, acupuncture, 9 IUIs, IVF...

She joined The Fertile Period Lab 6 months ago with the main challenge of high FSH, low AMH and failed IVF cycle.  

Her top three challenges right now has to do with exercise, seed cycling, and questions about DHEA and the next IVF cycle. 

Oct 30, 2019

Your weekly dose of our Unfiltered Facebook Live Show. 

 

Oct 25, 2019

Today is a two-fer.  I’m going to be talking about the three things you need to do when you feel defeated and out of options. Also I’m going to bring you the recording from our Unfiltered show from Facebook. 

Oct 18, 2019

In this episode, I get vulnerable about my own fear towards money.  

And Devon shares the five craziest way to make money that's tried and true. 

To get your hands on Devon's 15 Ways to Make Money For Your Fertility Journey and a bonus of a Family Saving Pyramid, go to www.devonbaeza.com

Oct 16, 2019

This is a recording from our Unfiltered show on Facebook.  

Join us every Thursday @Practically Fertile By Adrienne Wei

Oct 11, 2019

You started out on this journey thinking it would be easy... and now the expenses are piling up and even a Starbucks latte seems expensive these days.  Forget IVF...who has the money for that?

The good news is, I’ve brought an expert on the show today to help you find the money that you need to finance your fertility journey.  And these are crazy way to find money that you have never thought of.  

The expert today is our resident finance expert Devon Baeza.  You may have seen her around inside our FB group. She has been through it all. The emotional rollercoaster from dealing with endometriosis, to being told the embryo is not good enough only for it to become a beautiful little girl, to being in debt and paying off IVF and additional 50,000.

She knows her stuff about money.  What’s really interesting though is that Devon always says to me that when we’re stressed about money, it’s never about the money.  So you’re going to hear us first talk about:

  • the stigma about talking about money
  • why money brings so much stress and anxiety
  • and how to navigate those feelings. 

And of course she’s going to share the 5 crazy ways to find and make money so you can use it to finance your treatments, buy more supplements, organic foods, and maybe coaching that you need.  

Oct 4, 2019

I'm bringing you a recording of a Facebook Live that I did yesterday.  

So often I think of something, but out of fear of judgment I don't share them.  One of my goals this year is to be more present on Facebook, more off the cuff, and sharing what is on my mind more frequently. 

Next week I will be back with regular episodes.  

Sep 27, 2019

Today, I’m bringing you an interview with Chief Content editor at Ava, as in THE Ava bracelet, Lindsay Meisel.

Lindsay has personally experienced the struggles of not having a regular cycle, trying to conceive and all the ups and downs of the process.  Her experience is what fueled her passion for advocating for women’s reproductive health.  

In today’s episode, we talk about:

  • The science behind Ava, how exactly it works and why it is one of the most accurate ovulation tracking devices out there
  • Three myths that are floating around out there when it comes to fertility, one of her favorite topics and also mine,
  • How to precisely nail down the ovulation window
  • And Ava versus tracking your BBT

I also answered a Listener Question of the Week.  If you would like to submit your question, please send an email to info@adriennewei.com.  Or if you're part of the private Facebook group, you can ask in there. 

To get $20 off Ava, use the coupon code HEALTHYANDPREGNANT at checkout.  

Sep 20, 2019

I want you to meet my good friend Holly Hughes, intuitive healer and best selling author.  Holly knows all about the struggles of trying to conceive...from being told she is old, to multiple miscarriages, to failed IUIs.  She knows what it’s like to feel like a failure because you’re having trouble conceiving.

Today, Holly and I have a conversation about the most underutilized gift as women, and that is our intuition.  We talk about why noises on the internet can cause us to lose trust in our body, and therefore lose the ability to do what we intuitively know what is best for our body, all because we want a baby so badly.  We talk about fear, which she calls it "false evidence appearing real" and we talk about real actions that you can take to regain that trust in yourself, and use it to guide you through your journey...including the two letters you should write. 

For more information about Holly Hughes, check out www.hollyhughesintuitive.com.

 

 

Sep 13, 2019

This is a soul-crushing diagnosis for most women. You automatically think I’m screwed, there is no hope. I have no more egg left."

The truth is this, you're not out of eggs.  You're not hopeless, and you certain CAN get pregnant. 

In today's episode, I talk about what it means to have high FSH, and/or low reserve and the three things you should be doing to maximize your chances every month.  

Sep 6, 2019

Here is the thing, if you say these things to yourself...your mind will perceive it as being important...and if it’s important then it must be true...if it’s true then that is your reality...and your body will start to act according to this belief.

Today, I'm going to point out your blind spots.   

if you missed my last free webinar,  Your Complete Blueprint to Getting Pregnant Even If You’ve Tried Everything, I’m running another one next Wednesday night, so September the 11th at 7:30pm.

I’m going to talk about the three mistakes that are delaying the process of getting a BFP, and what your step by step blueprint should look like.

To sign up, go to www.practicallyfertileclub.com/blueprint

Aug 30, 2019

So, you’ve finally made the decision to pull the trigger and do an IUI.  There’s a sense of relief because everything is going to taken care of for you.  You don’t have to think about it much. You don’t have to pee on a stick to test for ovulation and you don’t have to dread the baby dance.  

You get bloodwork and you’re given instructions on what to do.  But you’re also reading online about the different drugs different dosages and you’re wondering if the drugs you’re given or the dosage is going to work.  And then there’s the procedure itself, doctors throw out these numbers out at you, and there’s something about “washing the sperm.” It seems so overwhelming and so confusing.

So in this episode, we’re going to talk about:

  • the different types of drugs that are used and why a doctor will use each one
  • Then, we’re going to talk about step by step the IUI procedure itself and what you should expect.  

I hope to offer some clarity so that it doesn’t seem like a huge mystery.  And the next time you’re in a doctor’s office, you’ll know exactly what they’re talking about.  

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Private Facebook Community

Aug 23, 2019

Spotting is a sign of instability of the uterine lining.  Stability of lining is one of the 10 parameters of a fertile cycle.  It offers clues for us as to where your energy is stuck.

A lot of women inside our private FB group totally freak out when they see some type of spotting. 

It's understandable...especially if it’s right before your period.  You’ve been praying that your period doesn’t start.  And when you see red, it’s like a huge let down because you’re thinking "there is another month of disappointment."

I want to talk all about that today, and as always share the Chinese medicine perspective on things.

 

Aug 16, 2019

You thought you were doing the right things by taking the pill to prevent pregnancy, regulate your cycle, reduce period pain...

...but now you're ready to GET pregnant, your period is no where to be found.

In this episode, I talk about:

- the effects of birth control pills on fertility

- possible causes of post-pill amenorrhea

- why you shouldn't rush into using medication to induce ovulation

To learn more about the fertile cycle and what it means for fertility, please visit adriennewei.com/freecourse.  

To join our private FB group, search for How to Get Healthy and Get Pregnant and ask for permission to join.

Aug 2, 2019

We all think that it's so easy for everyone else to get pregnant and that they have their sh*t together...

...No one is showing you the ugly day to day struggles.

We all have our own struggles that we have to deal with but you need to walk your own path because this is your life, your journey and no one else’s. You and you alone and the power to change your life, or not.  The decision is up to you.

In this episode I go over the 4 tips that have helped me to stop comparing myself to other and feeling left behind. 

Jul 26, 2019

I think IVF is an amazing advancement in medicine because it has made so many women’s dream of becoming a mother possible.  And I am super duper grateful for the existence of things like PGS, Endometrial receptivity tests that further reduces the risks of miscarriage

However, I hate to be the bearer of bad news but even with all these technology, IVF is still not 100%.  In fact the national average success rate of IVF is about 40% for women under the age of 35, and that number decreases with age.

I’m totally not against IVF and I know that IVF is the last resort for many of you. However, what bothers me is so many of you jump into IVF without proper preparation.

So, today I’m going to go over the 4 factors that influence the success of an IVF cycle so that you understand which factors you can actually control to boost the chances of getting pregnant.

To signup for my free mini-course, The Secret Ingredient To Getting Pregnant, go to www.adriennewei.com/freecourse

To join our tribe on Facebook, click here.  

Jul 18, 2019

It seems like I've been gone forever...and the truth is I needed to take a break. 

But I'm back and ready to relaunch.  I want us to have a fresh start and I'm committed to make this podcast more amazing than before.

I want to take this opportunity to explain myself because we're in this together.  We've been brought together for a reason and I want to be open and honest and transparent with you.

To join my free facebook group, search for How to Get Healthy and Get Pregnant.

For information on The Fertile Period Lab, click here.

 

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