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?
I know this is a hot topic- after all, the word “diet” in general is a buzzword we haven’t been able to stop talking about since the beginning of time.
Is it a magic fix? Of course not, nothing is… but when it comes to TTC what you put in your body truly can impact your chances of getting pregnant.
While I’m sure you’ve heard a thousand different tips on “best practices” and nutrition guidelines to focus on, we’re going to dive into:
—> Caloric intake that makes sense for the body when TTC (and what’s up with fasting or detoxing… YAY or NAY?)…
—> How a bad nutritional lifestyle can make your body all sorts of inflamed (spoiler alert: it’s especially bad while TTC)
—> And which types of foods you need to be munching on (and which ones you don’t!)
Oh, and newsflash ——> Your body actually needs FATS! Don’t freak out, we’ll get into all of that too!
I’ve always laughed when they said “you are what you eat” <<— I mean, I guess you could call me Mrs. French Fries and Red Wine.
So even though I highly recommend against eating actual machinery… this podcast episode will help you to learn what to put into your body (and keep out) to BECOME a baby making machine!