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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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Mar 29, 2018

In our private group, I get this general feeling that there’s so much information out there and it’s hard to figure out who to listen to or what applies to you.  But a common theme that I’m sensing is that many people are putting stress on their bodies without even realizing it.

If you remember from a previous episode, we went over the idea of the kidney energy reservoir and how genetics, lifestyle choices can seriously impact how quickly we use up the energy in the reservoir.  Even though I think people get this concept that if you withdraw from a savings bank without depositing back in, you’ll end up with a deficit...I don’t think the message really hit home because Chinese medicine concepts can be a little abstract.  

So today I want to approach this from a functional medicine perspective and talk about stress, the different types of stress, and how it seriously damages your HPA axis and therefore can affect your chances of getting pregnant.  

In this episode, I will:

  • Explain the concept of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis
  • The four common stress triggers that can cause HPA axis dysregulation
  • My top tips on how to rebalance the HPA axis

I’ve also created an assessment for you to gauges your risk for HPA axis Dysregulation, and it will quickly give you an idea of where you fall on the spectrum.  

To get your hands on this assessment, you can download it at adriennewei.com/63download.  

 

Links mentioned:

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How to Get Healthy and Get Pregnant Facebook Community

 

Episodes mentioned:

Episode 26

Episode 38

Episode 40

Episode 49

Episode 50

Mar 15, 2018

So today, I want you to meet Sarah.

Sarah is a mom to a beautiful little boy and she is trying to conceive for the second time but unfortunately suffered two miscarriages back to back.  

In this episode, we talk a lot about nutrition because Sarah is a vegetarian and has been for many years. Even though animal protein is my preferred source for proteins, I never ever force anyone to stop being a vegetarian.  So don’t worry, I do not try to convince Sarah to switch her eating habits.  But I give Sarah a few pointers on how to adjust her diet to boost her fertility.

Sarah is super inquisitive.  She asked a bunch of great questions that I think you’re going to love hearing the answers to.  Some of these questions I see coming up over and over again in our private group, so it’s going to provide clarity for those of you who are confused about certain concepts.

Links mentioned:

How to Get Healthy and Get Pregnant

Mar 8, 2018

It sounds familiar right?  

You're doing everything possible to improve your health and get pregnant, but your husband or partner doesn't seem to understand or willing to pull their fair share of the weight...especially when sperm quality issues are the reasons standing between you and your growing family.

In today's episode, I interview licensed counselor Kasandra Wheeler to get her top tips on how to start these difficult conversations with our S.O. without getting into a screaming match.  

Kasandra shares her tips on what to do when:

1.  Your husband doesn't seem to understand the emotional impact of the BFN.

2.  He has poor sperm quality but is unwilling to make the lifestyle changes.

3.  He is unwilling to explore other treatment options such as IVF, IUI, or alternative therapies.

Kasandra also shares her "Worry-Period" technique for reducing overall anxiety and depression.

 

Links mentioned:

www.adriennewei.com

 

Episodes mentioned:

#58 - The One Thing I'm Scared to Tell You

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