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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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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.

Nov 8, 2018

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.

To join the group, just search for How to Get Healthy and Get Pregnant and ask for permission.

See you all very soon.

XOXO

Adrienne

Aug 31, 2018

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.

Aug 23, 2018

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.  

Aug 16, 2018

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.

Links Mentioned:

Free Mini-Course: Your Complete Blueprint to Getting Pregnant

Aug 9, 2018

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.

Links mentioned:

Private FB Community

Episodes mentioned:

Episode 47

Episode 52

 

Jul 5, 2018

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.

Jun 28, 2018

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!

Links mentioned:

Private FB Community

Jun 21, 2018

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!

Links mentioned:

Bellies and Babies

Private Facebook Group

Jun 14, 2018

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?

Links mentions:

Private FB Group

Episode 74 Freebie

May 31, 2018

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:

  • Debunk the top 6 urban legends when it comes to TTC
  • The alternatives and practical actions you can take instead.

 

Links mentioned:

Private Facebook Community

May 24, 2018

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:

  • Considerations for diet, exercise and self-care throughout all three trimesters of pregnancy.
  • How to induce labor naturally.
  • The one mistake most women make post-partum and the most important thing you need to do to take care of yourself.

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.

Links mentioned:

Private Facebook Community

May 17, 2018

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:

  • clear up some misconceptions
  • talk about about what a typical acupuncture treatment should look like from beginning to end
  • what you can expect to feel during the treatment and after the treatment.  

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.  

Links mentioned:

Private Facebook Community

Apr 26, 2018

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.  

 

Links mentioned:

Private Facebook Community

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