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How To Get Healthy and Get Pregnant

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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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.  

Links mentioned:

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.

 

May 23, 2019

When you've experienced a delay in getting pregnant, at times it feels like pregnancy is impossible.

Hear the story of one woman's journey to pregnancy as she faced not ONE...but THREE medical challenges.

What I want you to know is that no matter how impossible your situation seems...you always have options, you will get pregnant because you are practically fertile.

To signup for the waitlist for the next launch of The Fertile Period Lab, visit:

www.adriennewei.com/FPL

 

May 9, 2019

Do you ever find yourself thinking...if I can just get pregnant...I'll be so happy?

Today, I want to talk to you about why that is not going to happen unless you learn to be happy before you get pregnant.

Free Resources Mentioned:

www.adriennewei.com/freecourse

www.adriennewei.com/makeover

Facebook Group 

May 2, 2019

Today I’m going to be talking about unexplained infertility, which I think is a ridiculous diagnosis because nothing is ever unexplained.

Here is what i’m going to cover in this episode:

  • The one mindset shift we need to make right now 
  • Why I think doctors are too quick to diagnose UI without crossing all the "t"s and dotting all the “i”s
  • Why you shouldn’t just jump into IUI or IVF
  • Possible causes of unexplained infertility according to Chinese medicine

My free mini-course,  The Secret Ingredient to Getting Pregnant is available now, and it complements this episode beautifully.  Especially for those of you who are trying to figure out exactly why pregnancy hasn’t happened for you.

To sign up go to adriennewei.com/freecourse

If you’ve already familiar with my podcast, signed up for the free course, and you’re still pulling your hair out trying frustrated and confused...you just wish someone could tell you the what why and how of getting pregnant...you’re willing to invest in yourself and your health, then join the waitlist for my signature program the Fertile Period Lab.

Sign up at adriennewei.com/fpl and click learn more

 

 

Apr 23, 2019

Welcome to episode 4!

So I'm back from D.C. and had an amazing time!  Many of you wonder if and how I stay on track with my diet and lifestyle while on vacation.  Vacations for some people is a time to relax, let loose and "cheat" on their diets.  My husband certainly does this.  As he is eating a chocolate cake he'll say "it's vacation."

I've often wondered why people think that vacation is a green light to be unhealthy.  

I think it's the principle of "everything in moderation is ok."  I used to be a fan of this, but now I'm finding that I'm wrong, and moderation may be preventing us from achieving our goals.

To find out why, let's jump in!

 

Mar 15, 2019

One of the biggest fears you all have is working really hard to get pregnant and then end up miscarrying...

...well how about miscarrying 5 times.

Five losses and top of that you’ve been told IVF is your only option.

How do you recover from that...how do you pick up the pieces after each loss and keep going... to have enough faith in your body that it’s going to be able to get pregnant and stay pregnant.

Today, I bring the incredible story of Laurie.

She is someone who suffered 5 miscarriages before finally getting pregnant and is now 15 weeks along.

You’re going to hear about her ups and downs on her journey, the actions she took both holistic and medical, and what finally tipped the scale and made the biggest difference for her

I will give you a huge hint, it’s not a miracle pill or a magical diet.  

I can’t wait for you to listen to Laurie’s story because I know it’s going to inspire so many of you, and give you the hope that yes you can get pregnant against all odds.

Feb 28, 2019

Today I have a guest for my episode, Devon Baeza, Life coach and fertility finance coach.

That’s pretty interesting right?  She’s not just a life coach she is a fertility finance coach.

I totally understand that during the TTC process, your biggest fear is that no matter what you do, you won’t be able to get pregnant. And it’s exactly this fear that drives your decision making.  

For example, because of this fear, some of you choose to do nothing.  But some of you do too much because you’re are convinced that what is holding you back from getting pregnant are things like diet, timing of intercourse, lifestyle...and you’re sure there is that ONE thing you’re missing.  

But you rarely think about how your mindset about how money ties into all of this, and that your beliefs about money could be holding you back from getting pregnant. And I’m not just talking about coming up with cold hard cash for an IUI and IVF.  

In this episode, Devon talks to us about the five biggest mistakes you’re making when it comes to money that could be holding you back from getting pregnant.

Devon also has a super cool freebie for all of you, it’s 15 ways to come up with money for fertility procedures that you didn’t know about.  

To download this just go to devonbaeza.com.  

Feb 19, 2019

You could be repelling the fertile energy when you say this little phrase every single month.  

Tune in to hear why you should get your hopes up every single month.  

Feb 12, 2019

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.  

Feb 7, 2019

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. 

Links mentioned:

FREE WEBINAR - 3 Steps To Getting Pregnant Naturally

 

Feb 5, 2019

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

Jan 31, 2019

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.

 

Links mentioned:

FB Group

Free Quiz

Jan 24, 2019

An audio recording of my morning Facebook Live show 

Do you ever say to yourself "I've tried everything" or "nothing is working?"

Jan 17, 2019

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:

  • The absolute essential nutrients that you need when you’re pregnant
  • Mistakes to avoid when it comes to prenatal nutrition
  • Gestational diabetes, what the tests and numbers mean, what you can do if you’re at risk for GD or have it currently.

For more information on Lily Nichols, please click Here.

Other links mentioned:

Free Mini-course

Jan 10, 2019

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:

  • What endometriosis is
  • The causes of endometriosis
  • And is laparascopy the best treatment option

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:

adriennewei.com/freecourse

 

Jan 3, 2019

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.  

 

Dec 20, 2018

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 shannon@lifewithshannon.com

Check out her Facebook Page @ Shannon Wooten

And instagram account @shannonwooten

 

Dec 15, 2018

You may notice that some episode are missing!  That's because I need to update some outdated information.  

Be patient :) New episodes are coming soon.

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