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Fertility Series: An Integrative Approach to Fertility with Sarah Clark
When Sarah Clark was 28 years old, she was diagnosed with premature ovarian failure. She accepted it and had both her children through in vitro fertilization. Years later, she realized the root cause of her infertility was a food sensitivity, and later a gut infection.
Now, she helps couples get pregnant naturally, so they can fast track the process. She's a certified life coach with accreditation from the International Coaches Federation and a health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She's the author of Fabulously Fertile - Supercharge Your Fertility Naturally. Her fertility coaching program, which includes functional lab testing, supports couples to make diet and lifestyle changes that dramatically improve the chances of a healthy pregnancy and baby! On her Get Pregnant Naturally Podcast, she shares that with functional medicine and natural fertility solutions, we can eventually reverse infertility.
In this episode, you’ll hear about:
Sarah's story of premature ovarian failure Food sensitivities she had no clue she had What led Sarah to an integrative approach to fertility Don't focus on an infertility diagnosis. Dig deeper. Try food sensitivities tests like IGE Test, Leap MRT Test, and Elimination Diet Three MUST DO things to enhance your fertility Use a water filter (Sarah likes the Berkey Water Filter) Set up your Healing Round Table Mind-Body Fertility Group Get Pregnant Naturally Podcast FertilityDietFreebie.com - Free Fertility Diet Challenge for Couples Hearing a "diagnosis" like ovarian failure or infertility is devastating to someone who wants a baby so badly. My guest, Sarah Clark, Integrative Health Coach, invites you to dig deeper than the diagnosis. Look at your whole body. Your gut health, stress level, self-care, and home-care products, plus food sensitivities play a HUGE PART in your fertility chances.
Learn more about Sarah's work at FabFertile.com and look her up on Instagram.
Fertility Series: Trimester Zero with Kristy Goodman
Kristy Goodman is the Co-Founder and CEO of PreConception Inc., an online service that provides direct-to-consumer preconception testing. Kristy is a women’s health, physician assistant (PA) with an M.S. in PA Studies and an MPH in Health Education and Behavioral Science from Rutgers University. Kristy completed a postgraduate fellowship in Ob/Gyn and has worked in a variety of settings providing preconception and prenatal care, labor and delivery services, and infertility treatment. Kristy is an advocate for evidence-based, patient-centered care and shares educational resources on her Instagram @theobgynpa. Kristy lives in Los Angeles, California with her partner and breast-cancer survivor dog, Kira.
This week, we talk about preconception care and what women can do to improve their health before pregnancy in order to improve their chances of having a healthy pregnancy. In this episode, Kristy offers an overview of pregnancy planning and what questions to ask your healthcare provider, when to start planning, which tests to get done, etc.
On the podcast, you'll hear more about:
Kristy and her company, PreConception Inc. Improving your health pre-pregnancy Episode 22: Preconception Nutrition with Ryann Kipping Diet and exercise Prenatal vitamins Preconception Testing Immunity Testing Genetic Testing Talk to your family & friends about preconception care No doubt that Kristy will either coin the term "Trimester Zero" or make it part of our everyday dialogue. Cheer her on! While you're at it, join the conversation!
Websites: www.theobgynpa.com & www.preconceptiontest.com
Fertility Series: Conscious Conception and Pregnancy with Kiersten Markham
Kiersten Markham is a Pre- & Perinatal Educator, birth doula, and practices Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. She truly believes that if we want to make a positive change for our future we must start with how we conceive, connect to and birth our children. Kiersten works with individuals, couples, and families at every age and every stage. She also leads Conscious Conception Series for Couples online and monthly Conscious Women Circles in San Diego.
In this episode, you’ll hear about:
Kiersten’s personal life (0:11) How Kiersten became a Doula and Cranial Sacral Therapist (0:50) Conscious Conception Circles (3:20) Conscious Conception for Couples (4:40) What to expect at a Conscious Conception Circle (5:00) When the soul enters the body (7:26) Instagram post related to when the soul enters the body Cosmic Cradle Book (8:30) Watercolor painting of the soul coming into the body (9:30) Connect to your baby prior to conception (10:15) Some children remember being in utero (14:20) How cranial-sacral therapy supports couples who want to conceive (18:12) Tap into Kiersten’s wisdom and support at KeirstanMarkham.com, Craniosacral Therapy Practice, and follow her events on Instagram. If you’re not in San Diego, learn about her online courses:
Conscious Conception Series for Couples
Online Conscious Conception Circle
Coming up on episode 34: A lot of the advice about pregnancy and motherhood out there is confusing and overwhelming. Don’t believe everything you read and don't feel like you have to take on or implement everything that you hear.
But how do you know what's BEST for you and your family and when to leave the rest?!
In the next episode, Adriana Lozada, host of the Birthful Podcast shares how to tune into your intuition in order to know what you need in each moment and what will be best for you and your baby. She also shares ways to prepare for birth and how to be less anxious about pregnancy, birth, and motherhood. Don't miss this one!
Fertility Series: The Fifth Vital Sign with Lisa Hendrickson-Jack
Lisa Hendrickson-Jack is a Certified Fertility Awareness Educator, Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner, and author of The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility.
I help health-conscious women discover the connection between their menstrual cycles and their overall health, so they can ditch hormonal birth control forever. Our education system has failed to teach us about our fertility, so I’m here to empower you to take control of your fertility and your life.
In this episode, you'll hear about:
Lisa's passion about fertility awareness What a vital sign is What your menstrual cycle has to do with your health Your Fifth Vital Sign book How contraceptives affect fertility Postpartum charting Healthy menstrual cycle length If you're interested in becoming the Queen of your fertility, Lisa's Fertility Friday podcast is for you. Lisa's mission is to help you take control of your fertility (and your life), so dive into her world at FertilityFriday.com
Oh, and if you're trying to conceive, Lisa has a free resource for you! Click here --> FertilityFriday.com/TTC
Fertility Series: Preconception Nutrition with Ryann Kipping, RDN
Ryann Kipping is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Lactation Educator Counselor. She helps clients who are planning a pregnancy, currently pregnant, or recently postpartum reach optimum health during these extremely important and emotional periods of life. Aside from one on one nutrition consulting, Ryann is a nutrition writer and menu developer; she works with the supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children, and is currently attending San Diego State University to get her Masters in Public Health. You can connect with her via email or social media!
In this episode, you’ll hear about:
Ryann’s story (0:23) Preconception nutrition (1:01) What to eat while pregnant when you’re craving fast food (5:00) When to take prenatal vitamins and the best ones to take (6:00) Can you take vitamins one year before conception? (8:13) Preconception nutrition for Dads (8:35) When you’re pregnant, these little shifts will boost your nutrition (10:05) Healthy snack ideas (11:45) Sneak veggies in these foods (12:30) Kristy’s Power Pancake Recipe Ryann’s Sunrise Smoothie Recipe Nutrition tips for breastfeeding (16:45) Ryann’s virtual nutrition services (18:43) Connect with Ryann:
Website: theprenatalnutritionist.com Instagram/Facebook: @prenatalnutritionist Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/nutritionbyryann/ Did you know that babies have experience and cellular memory from preconception to birth? If you just said, “WOW!” in your head, listen to episode 23. You'll learn that and so much more from Kate White from APPPAH (The Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health).
Fertility Series: Boost Your Fertility + Get in the Flo With Alisa Vitti
Alisa made history on the Dr. Oz Show when she discussed menstruation on national TV. She showed them how to ‘read’ your menstrual blood (using mashed fruit as props) to determine if you have hormonal imbalances. You can see the video here.
She also spoke about hormones, neurochemistry, feminine energy, entrepreneurship, and success at TEDx, Talks@Google, Summit Series Outside, Hay House, WIE Symposium, and SHE Summit.
While she’s super science-minded, Alisa has been known to drop F-bombs on stage. You’ll find her doing rituals on the new and full moon, and she wears tight, black dresses with colorful aprons in her kitchen — all with her baby girl on her hip and her Italian grandmother’s olive-wood spoon in hand.
Alisa built FLO Living as a virtual online health center to help women solve their hormonal symptoms from anywhere in the world. I published a book called WomanCode, which has been in the Top 50 bestselling women’s health books of all time since it was published.
Here’s a breakdown of our chat:
WomanCode book Alisa’s hormonal breakdown FloLiving.com – Modern Menstrual Healthcare How to optimize your fertility Your period is your 5th vital sign (What is it trying to tell you?) In the Flow book Alisa invites you to get support for your hormones and fertility at FloLiving.com. Once you read her new book, In the Flo, you won’t be able to put it down. See what bonuses you can get with the book at IntheFloBook.com. Sync with Alisa’s IG flow here.
Kristy is the best!!!!!
Kristy knows how to put an anxious mama to be’s heart at ease. So grateful for this continued insight and conversations about the most important parts of motherhood!
Enjoyable & Educational
I’m so glad I found this podcast! It’s an easy listen that leaves you feeling inspired while expanding your knowledge of pregnancy & childbirth. The variety of topics keeps it interesting & informative. The approach is also very open minded and not pushy at all. Kristy shares different options and perspectives since every woman and pregnancy are different.