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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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Now displaying: April, 2020
Apr 29, 2020

The Basal Body Temperature (BBT) chart is useful for fertility, but these are some of the most common mistakes to avoid so that you can get the most accurate information.  

Apr 27, 2020

In true Unfiltered style, we talk all about Chinese medicine and the four substances, the double standards and stigma that our medicine faces, and why you need to embrace the Integrative approach to getting pregnant.  

Apr 24, 2020

During a Fertile Period Lab member Zoom Hangout, we ended up talking with a member for an extended period of time about her TTC journey.  She's been trying to conceive for 6 years.  Afterwards, Ashley had some major questions about endometriosis.  

Apr 23, 2020

I’m going to talk about one of the biggest PCOS diet mistake to avoid for those of you who have the classic type of PCOS. 

The classic types of PCOS are type 1 and 2 PCOS.  The symptoms are more pronounced.  This is where you see weight gain, not able to lose weight, facial hair, acne, no periods or long cycles, cysts on the ovaries.

Learn why you need to avoid this mistake and the three steps you need to take.  

Links mentioned:

www.2elefantsdigital.com

 

Apr 20, 2020

You asked, we answered. 

We cover Luteal Phase Defect, light period and painful cramps, and Secondary Infertility.  

Learn what each means for your fertility, if you should be worried, and what you can do about it.  

Apr 17, 2020

Today's topic is for sure going to be a hot and controversial one.  I’m going to talk all about vitex. One of the most beloved herbs embraced by Dr Google but hated by me.

Vitex is often praised as the fertility "super-herb."  It's like the cure all for women trying-to-conceive.  But it isn't for everyone.  

Apr 16, 2020

I've been a lot of questions about taking herbs (ones that bloggers recommend) for fertility.  The main concerns are how to safely take them without compromising hormone balance.  

Apr 15, 2020

A lot of women wish that they didn't wait to get pregnant.  They wish that...

...they've met their soulmates earlier in life

...started TTC a lot earlier

...learned about hormones and fertility at an earlier age

But what do you really need to know about age and fertility?  Is it really all doom and gloom if you've been given the diagnosis of Advanced Maternal Age?

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Apr 14, 2020

There are lots of anxiety surrounding whether drinking herbal teas, or the wrong types of herbal teas will affect fertility.  

Apr 10, 2020

I am so excited to finally talk about the thyroid.

I asked my good friend, Dr Amy Fletcher to come on the show and teach us everything we need to know about the thyroid and how it affects fertility. 

Dr. Fletcher is a highly respected medical doctor in the charlotte community, and she specializes in all autoimmune disorder, particularly the thyroid.  She is Double board certified in both OB/GYN and Integrative Medicine.

She is also Certified to practice Functional Medicine from the Institute of Functional Medicine, and trained with the guru Andrew Weil himself 

We talked about everything...from the basics of how thyroid affects fertility to the three types of foods you should be eating, or not eating for your thyroid.  And what you need to know about supplementation for prevention of thyroid disorders. 

To get in touch with Dr. Fletcher for a virtual consult, please visit www.thrivecarolinas.com

 

Apr 9, 2020

The topic today is about one of the most fascinating things about Chinese herbal medicine.  It’s just such a nuanced medicine.  And maybe after listening to this episode you’ll understand what I mean, and why herbs are always put together in a formulation. 

I want to give you a specific example of this one particular herb, that is the main ingredient in our Peaceful blend.  And how the effects on the body is different depending on its dosage. 

Apr 8, 2020

These herbs are foods that can be safely consumed on a regular basis to boost fertility.  

Apr 7, 2020

I’m sure you’ve gone down many rabbit holes when you type in "herbs for fertility."  And it’s all so confusing. Because herbs, just like diets, there are so many of them and all different opinions.

Today, I talk about what herbs you should be taking for your condition, whether it's PCOS, endometriosis, high FSH, recurrent miscarriage...

Apr 3, 2020

In the world where everyone is an "expert", who do you listen to?  Everyone has an opinion, who is right and who is wrong?

Apr 1, 2020

One of the most popular questions I get: what exercises are considered fertility-friendly?

Gyms and yoga studios are closed, and you're following the stay-at-home orders, so I'm going to talk about five exercises that you can do at home, that can help with fertility and not hurt your fertility.  

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