#4: In this episode I sit down with my good friend and RD, Abby Cannon, to chat all about infertility and our journeys to get pregnant. We both share our stories from going off the pill (birth control) in our mid-twenties and struggling to regain our menstrual cycles post pill (which never came back!). Then we were both eventually diagnosed with “unexplained infertility”. We dive into our experiences with merging both eastern and western medicine practices to start a family by incorporating acupuncture into our routine while also relying on hormones from our Reproductive Endocrinologists. Abby and her husband also experienced the heartache of a miscarriage during this journey prior to getting pregnant, which she openly speaks about in the episode.
Our conversation is longer than most episodes, but it is incredibly open and vulnerable and something we hope comforts anyone who may be struggling to start a family of their own. We are here for you!!
For more from Abby, follow @abbysfoodcourt and more on their fertility story here.
For more on my fertility journey, head over to this blog post and this YouTube video.
For more from me, follow along @rachLmansfield and pre-order my cookbook, Just the Good Stuff.
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