Today, I’m bringing you a recording from our Fertility Happy Hour Facebook live show.
Jocey, my incredible co host and I talk about supplements and what I call hypersupplementitis. It’s not a real condition because I made it up, but it makes me upset that so many women are blindly trusting supplement companies because of good marketing.
So in this episode, we have a message for the supplements industry and why you need to change your mindset around supplements.
I love my job dearly and I've helped hundreds of women conceive. But inevitably, there are times of losses too.
Today, I'm going to be talking about one of the scariest topics when it comes to TTC. It's one of the biggest fears a woman will have and that is miscarriage. To try so hard to achieve success, only to lose it is an incredibly painful process to deal with. Physically and emotionally.
I'm going to talk about:
1. What causes a miscarriage (there are actually three types of miscarriages)
2. How to prevent a miscarriage
3. When to start trying again
There's no easy way to recover from a miscarriage, but with each day it gets easier. I hope the information in this episode will help you along the way, and provide comfort for you in knowing that you were a mother no matter how short the duration.
Recording from the Morning Coffee With Adrienne Facebook Live Show.
I'm offering a free webinar on February 12th: 3 Steps To Getting Pregnant Naturally Even If You Feel Like It's Impossible
To sign up for the webinar, go to www.adriennewei.com/3steps
Today, I’m going to be bringing you a recording of a FB live mini webinar that I did on Tuesday, all about cervical mucus.
We have a lot of discussion about cervical mucus in the private group, and it’s an area that causes a ton of confusion for people.
So in this episode, we discuss;
1. The true purpose of the cervical mucus
2. The 4 types of cervical mucus
3. Why you shouldn't be using lubricants.
An audio recording of my morning Facebook Live show
Do you ever say to yourself "I've tried everything" or "nothing is working?"
Today, I have a special guest on the show. Her name is Lily Nichols.
She is the author of Real Food For Pregnancy and Real Food For Gestational Diabetes. Lily is a Registered Dietician and Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher and speaker.
In this episode, Lily and I talk about:
For more information on Lily Nichols, please click Here.
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Today’s episode is the audio portion of a Facebook live that I did last Friday with Jocey. So many of you tell me that you’re not able to make the Facebook live shows because it’s during the work day.
But I don’t want you to miss out on valuable information.
Jocey and I talk about endometriosis because it’s been coming up quite a bit in our group. And there’s a mix bag of feelings, from relief because you now have an answer, to "oh shit, I’m never going to get pregnant."
In this episode, we talk about:
I've also created a FREE min-course for you, The Secret Ingredient You Need to Get Pregnant. To get instant access, please go to:
Happy 2019! I am so glad that 2018 is behind us. I'm excited about what this year will bring for all of us.
But first, let's get real for a minute and think about what's known as "New Years Resolutions." Raise your hand if you've set resolutions before and then you forget about them as the year moves on.
Don't feel bad though, resolutions are meant to set you up for failure.
In this episode, I talk about why you shouldn't bother setting up resolutions and what you should do instead to get yourself one step closer to getting pregnant.
I have an incredible episode planned for you today.
I’ve invited my good friend Shannon Schultz-Wooten back on the show. She gets a trophy for having the most number of appearances on the podcast.
Shannon is a Life Coach & writer. Specifically, she is is a mindset coach for visionary entrepreneurs ready to trail blaze a path to wealth & intimacy. She is a rebellious, creative junkie, who believes that life can be whatever we want it to be as long as we have the sass, class, & willingness to create it. She is also the author of Infertility Sucks, You Don't coming on on December 24th. Mark your calendar.
Lately I was really noticing that so many of you get stuck in this loop of "if I can just get pregnant, my life will be so much better;"" if I do these few things, then I’ll get pregnant;" "Please god, diving power or universe, if I do this, can I please have a baby."
This is what Shannon calls bargaining and it never works to bring us happiness or the results that we’re looking for.
Don’t get me wrong, the right strategy does matter, I talk a lot about nutrition, lifestyle, strategies around ovulation and implantation. And If you don’t have the right strategy you’re going to be spinning your wheels.
But strategy aside, if you’re not in the right frame of mind, it can hold you back because as humans, we’re really good at getting inside our own heads.
We’re really good at telling ourselves that we’re not enough, we’re not worthy, we’re not deserving. And then these thoughts spiral out of control and you end up sabotaging your own efforts.
And not only that, we become really good at pointing fingers and playing the blame games. Life sucks, life is not fair, blaming our bodies for failing, blaming our husbands for not having super sperm, blaming other people for their happiness, how dare this person invites me to a baby shower knowing what I’m going through.
I can go on and on about all the pearls of wisdom that Shannon shared but I don’t want to spoil it for you. I think you need to have some context around them otherwise they’re just quotes on paper.
To connect with Shannon:
You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out her Facebook Page @ Shannon Wooten
And instagram account @shannonwooten
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Be patient :) New episodes are coming soon.
Thanks for patiently waiting for the next new episode of the podcast.
I talk to so many of you about taking time for yourself and how taking a break can really re-energize you.
Well, that's exactly what I'm doing :)
Don't worry, I'll be back real soon with new episodes to help you reach your goal of getting pregnant. Until then, join us in our private Facebook Group to get support and advice.
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See you all very soon.
This is episode a lot of you have been waiting for.
Keto diet is all the rage right now. Everyday, I receive many emails from women who are trying-to-conceive and wondering if the Keto diet is the right diet for them.
I want to you to meet Carrie Jackson, Registered Dietician and MS of Nutrition.
I invited Carrie on the show because she's a nutrition expert first and foremost. And I want to discuss the keto diet because I think there are misconceptions about the diet, its purpose, and also its benefits and risks.
Let's dive into the conversation with Carrie Jackson on the Keto diet.
You know how I'm always talking about the trifecta to getting pregnant? Nutrition, lifestyle and mindset? So many of you ask me for tips and tricks on how to improve your body physically, but no one ever asks me for advice on how to get into the right mindset.
Yet, mindset is ⅓ of the pie, a crucial piece of the getting pregnant pie.
But how do you get into the right mindset? Is it simply practicing gratitude and meditation? Is it simply just think positively? If you’ve followed me long enough you would know that the answer to that last question is a "no."
So today, I have brought a very special guest to the show to talk about getting into the right frame of mind through being present, setting intentions and meditating.
Meet Jane Ritz, other wise known as Jane the guide. Jane is an energy healer and sonic meditation expert.
Now don’t make the mistake of turning away from this episode and thinking that it’s way too esoteric and "woo woo." There is nothing "woo woo" about this episode because we’re going to be talking about real action steps that you can take to get into the right mindset and I guarantee that you’ve never heard anything like this before.
To sign up for my free mini-course, Your Complete Blueprint To Getting Pregnant, click HERE.
This topic is an especially hard one to talk about because it has to do with my perfectionism because, I like to be perfect all the time. In fact I feel like I have to be perfect all the time.
I want to really highlight this today because It’s taking me a super long time to realize that my perfectionism could be standing in the way of my own success. And perhaps you’ll resonate with some of the things that I’m going to talk about so bear with me.
And I always say that self awareness is the first step. If you’re not self aware then it’s going to be hard to take action. So I think this episode will apply to a lot of you if not all of you who are listening out there.
It doesn’t seem fair but we all know someone who was so frustrated, then says screw it all, I’m going to party like a rockstar this month, eat what I want, do what I want...and they end up getting pregnant.
So is there some truth to just relax and it’ll happen?
I know so many of you love the tips and tricks but I keep noticing over and over again inside the private group that a lot of you are stuck on the mindset piece.
So this is not going to be an episode where I tell you that you can’t feel a certain way because that’s not how I do things. But what’s really interesting is that in Chinese medicine, each emotion is tied to a certain organ system. And each emotion can absolutely have an impact on the functions of each organ system, and ultimately fertility.
Today’s podcast episode is all about money- or rather deciding which blood work panels and diagnostics are TRULY WORTH the financial investments that come with them.
Today’s episode kicks off a new mini-series I’m doing called, “Where Should I Spend My Money?” For today, we’ll talk about:
----> The standard tests you should ALWAYS ask for…
----> The test to get if you haven’t had your period in 3+ months…
----> When a uterine biopsy makes sense… and when it doesn’t.
----> What tests your partner should be getting...
----> And you’ll get my thoughts on the HSG test, sonograms, laparoscopies…
Listen, I know it’s overwhelming just to read that list above… and depending on your insurance or the type of test, you’re probably seeing $$$ all over the place.
But this is important- and with new advice, information and “internet experts” coming from all aspects of your life- I promise this episode will help break it down CLEARLY and CONCISELY so you spend money on the right things at the right time.
It’s hard to let things go sometimes- especially when we’re looking for answers. You’re not getting pregnant so CLEARLY it’s something you’re doing wrong, right?
Well… no, not always.
Sometimes it simply is just the timing... and has absolutely nothing to do with what flavor tea you’re drinking.
Yes, you do need to pay attention to lifestyle habits…
Yes, you do need to cut certain things from your diet…
And HECK YES, you do need to understand your cycle…
But still, there are just some things that you can officially toss in the “WHO CARES BUCKET!”
And that’s what we’re going to gab about today!
On today’s episode I’m going to:
----> Break down the top 4 things I hear people worrying about most…
----> Explain why they aren’t worth becoming a worry-wart over…
----> And there’s a little bonus “ah ha” moment about spleen energy and digestion I think you’re going to like…
Quit pulling your hair out over every little thing and join me to catch a breather.
TTC is exhausting <<<------- But when it comes to this, YOU control the level of chaos… and I think you’ll feel much better for doing so!
Angie and I met over 10 years ago when we shared a mutual working space. Basically, as a fertility acupuncturist I helped women get pregnant and then as a massage therapist- with a focus on fertility and prenatal care- Angie helped them through their pregnancies.f
She was like the PB to my Jelly <3
And now she’s here to talk with us today! She’s basically a self-care guru and today we’ll be talking about the things you can do to help increase fertility and decrease pain or discomfort throughout the pregnancy from home.
In today’s episode of the How to Get Healthy and Get Pregnant podcast you’ll hear us dishing on:
---> All things massages: how it works for fertility, why to get them while pregnant, and how to find a massage therapist who specializes in them near you.
---> Castor Oil… and how to use it most effectively.
---> And of course more #selfcare hacks so you can take care of your body before, during and after baby!
There’s nothing worse. Like literally… nothing.
Here you are doing EVERYTHING you’re supposed to be doing: eating healthy, tracking your cycle, keeping your stress as low as possible and reading- or listening- up on #AllTheThings… and yet, there it is AGAIN!
So much for that stress.
It’s almost like it’s mocking you- telling you you’re not worthy <<----- Newsflash: NOTHING could be further from the truth.
Still, it hurts. Stings. Breaks you down and sometimes makes you want to throw in the towel. Trust me, after 10+ years in this sacred space, I’ve seen and heard it all- and I promise, you’re not alone.
On today’s episode of the How to Get Healthy and Get Pregnant podcast, I’m going over the 5 steps to overcoming disappointment after a BFN:
---> Yes, it is similar to the stages of grief- and owning those emotions is essential!
---> I’m going to open up about some of my own struggles in life and how I overcame those moments of being ready to quit…
---> And I have a freebie to help you outline the emotions you go through to help you walk through to the other side quicker and more effectively than letting it continue to build up and break you down.
Will the BFN ever get easier? Unfortunately not- but that doesn’t mean we give up our dream of starting a family, right?
My guest today is Jocey Rodriguez, my right hand person. She has been on show multiple times and if you’re part of our private Facebook group, you certainly have benefited from her expertise.
A couple of weeks ago, Jocey and I were discussing cases, and we got on the topic of fertility urban legends that people believe to be true and how we wish these urban legends didn’t spread like wildfire.
And you know what I’m talking about. “Eat pineapple and drink pomegranate juice.” “Use Robitussin to thin the cervical mucus.”
Listen we totally get it, when nothing is happening the way you envisioned, you want answers and you want to know what you can do today to fix it all.
I asked Jocey to be on the show today because 1) It gets lonely sometimes flying solo and 2) I wanted a little extra help to debunk some of the popular fertility legends that are out there.
These urban legends, while none of them are harmful, and in fact they might help some people, they are not the best way to approach your fertility.
OK, so we’re going to:
If you’re not pregnant right now I still want you to listen to this episode because here is the thing, setting a solid foundation for a healthy pregnancy and also post-partum, directly impacts your abilities to get pregnant in the future.
We have a lot of mamas in the private group that are trying for a second or third child. And while they didn’t have any problems the first time, this time around seems harder. Well, that’s because the kidney energy is a bit more depleted. So while we can’t replenish the kidney energy, we can preserve it better. And how you take care of yourself during pregnancy and post- partum can affect how well you preserve that energy.
I will go over in detail:
Remember, we inherit a limited amount of Kidney energy from our parents. So, the healthier you are, the more you have to pass down to your baby and future generations.
I’m going to talk about something I love dearly, and that is acupuncture.
I talked about how specifically you should go about looking for an acupuncturist before, but there are still lots of misconceptions surround acupuncture itself.
So in this episode, I want to go into detail and:
I hope to ease your fears about acupuncture because it is such a powerful tool to help you get pregnant. I don’t want you to stop treatment or have your fears get in the way because of misconceptions, or because someone didn’t take the time to talk to you about what to expect.
This week is National Infertility Awareness Week.
I know a lot of organizations are raising awareness this week about this with activities and inspirational stories, and we’re doing the same at the office. But one thing I refuse to do is to use the word infertility and call this a disease. It’s not a disease.
Just saying infertility makes me cringe because I do not like that word at all. I avoid it at all cost, like a plague.
Every woman is practically fertile, period.
But infertility has become an identity for so many women.
What you don’t know is that our identify drives the stories that we’re telling ourselves. An identity is created based on some type of experience that we encounter, and we interpret the experience and ultimately form a belief around the experience. Then we craft stories based on this belief that become our identify, and our identity fuels our stories. It’s a loop that goes round and round and round.
And it is exactly why in this loop, a lot of self sabotage happens.
In today’s episode, I interview Sarah Kaminski. You may remember her from an honor coaching call episode #61. I coached Sarah on how to recover from her most recent miscarriage. And most recently when we talked, I’m happy to report that her hormones levels have improved dramatically I’m just so excited for her because I truly feel pregnancy is just around corner for her.
But today, I specifically wanted Sarah to come on the show because Sarah is Certified health coach with a passion for plant-based diet. And today, we’re going to talk all about plant based diet for those of you who are trying to conceive and are vegetarians.
Although you’ve heard my spiel about animal protein vs. plant based protein in episode #46, I never try to force or persuade anyone to ditch their vegetarians diets because I’m respectful of the reasons why someone might choose not to eat meat, whether it’s ethical reasons or whatever.
But what I’m finding is that a lot of vegetarians, especially those who are trying to conceive do not balance their meals to optimize fertility. And since I’m not a plant-based diet expert, I’ve asked Sarah to help me out and talk about how to thrive on a plant based diet.
Don't forget to download Sarah's freebie!
#61: Honor Coaching Call: I Help Sarah With Her Pathway to Pregnancy
Remember the “Now What Series” way back when, I went through the popular conditions and what you can do if you were diagnosed with PCOS, unexplained infertility, endometriosis, High FSH. But I have talked about this one condition.
There comes a time on every woman’s fertility journey when you start to get discouraged because nothing you’re doing is working. Many of you will eventually consult a medical doctor, hopefully a Reproductive Endocrinologist. The doctor will run a standard set of bloodwork and do an HSG. HSG is what’s known as the dye test, or hydrosalpingogram. This procedure is useful to look at the uterus and tubes to see if they’re healthy and connected.
Many women discover that there are blockages in their tubes after the HSG. So on one hand, it’s a relief to know that there’s an answer as to why things are not happening. But on the other hand, it can feel like your fate is sealed...if the tubes aren’t open, how is the sperm going to get through.
Everyone’s situation is different. At the end of the day, you have to do what’s best for you. But today, I want to talk to you about: