Self-Care Doesn’t Have to Be Solitary

I read something really powerful recently (I can’t remember where) and it stuck with me: Self-care doesn’t have to be a solitary experience. Self-care might be a group dinner, a walk with a friend or a phone call. I LOVE this so much! Don’t get me wrong, I’m 100% about journaling, meditation and a warm Epsom salt bath. Ooh, and dry brushing. But since infertility [...]

By |2019-04-24T10:04:24-04:00April 24th, 2019|Health coaching, Infertility, Lifestyle|0 Comments

It’s National Stress Awareness Day. Just Relax. (JK)

Just relax? Grrr. Anyone whose gone through infertility treatment hates hearing that. It implies that if you just relaxed, you’d get pregnant. It’s insensitive and insulting. If only it was that easy! Studies have shown that the stress associated with infertility treatment is equal to the stress associated with other serious illnesses such as HIV and cancer. It makes sense. You’re trying to decide on [...]

By |2019-04-16T11:53:06-04:00April 16th, 2019|Infertility, Lifestyle|0 Comments

The Great Pumpkin

Just to be clear, this is not a blog post about pumpkin spice lattes. It is a blog post about why we should be eating more pumpkin this fall. Confession: the pumpkin I got in my CSA share is currently on my mantle doubling as holiday décor, but this weekend I’m going to roast it. It’s a really nutritious, tasty, low-calorie fruit (yup, fruit). And [...]

By |2018-11-01T13:12:14-04:00November 1st, 2018|Fertility, Infertility, Nutrition|0 Comments

Stocking a Fertility Friendly Fridge and Pantry

I had a great Tell-All Tuesday conversation with Kristen Darcy about fertility friendly foods to stock in your fridge and pantry. You can watch it here. And here’s a recap of what we talked about: What to Stock in Your Fertility Friendly Pantry If you’re trying to get pregnant, alcohol and caffeine are at the top of the list of things to avoid. Other items [...]

Can Pineapple Help You Get Pregnant?

I’m psyched to be talking tomorrow at noon with Kristen Darcy about food and fertility as part of her Tell-All Tuesday series. We’re going to go help you get your pantry and fridge stocked with fertility friendly foods. Kristen and I emailed this morning about pineapple and fertility. She wanted to know if the hype is true: Can pineapple help you conceive? Here’s what you [...]

By |2018-01-08T14:12:37-04:00January 8th, 2018|Fertility, Infertility, Nutrition|0 Comments

Fertility Detox: Dairy Edition

If you’re trying to get pregnant, consider ditching dairy: milk, butter and cheese. Dairy can be inflammatory, and it’s important to remove inflammatory foods when you’re trying to conceive. Also, dairy can be loaded with antibiotics and hormones, which you definitely want to eliminate from your diet. Did you know approximately 60% of people are lactose intolerant? The biggest complaints for people with lactose intolerance [...]

By |2017-11-28T16:11:57-04:00November 28th, 2017|Infertility, Nutrition|0 Comments

Thanksgiving and Gratitude

The holidays can be tough when you have infertility. I know – I’ve been there. You’re expected to be celebratory and festive, you might be surrounded by children, and if you are anything like I was, you just might not feel up to it. Sometimes I participated in holiday events, sometimes I declined. But either way, I practiced gratitude as a way to experience positivity [...]

By |2017-11-22T13:22:04-04:00November 22nd, 2017|Infertility, Lifestyle|0 Comments

Just. Breathe.

Ladies, listen up. It’s a fact. Infertility is stressful. Rates of anxiety and depression in women with infertility are as high as rates in women with HIV or Cancer Yikes – that is HUGE! I’m not going to tell you to just relax. But I am going to tell you to breathe. Deep breathing is a simple form of meditation. It gives your mind a [...]

By |2017-11-21T10:45:59-04:00November 21st, 2017|Infertility, Lifestyle|0 Comments

Fertility Detox: BPA Edition

Bisphenol A – or BPA – is a hormone disruptor which mimics estrogen in the body. BPA is found in many plastics and the linings of food cans and bottle tops. Studies have shown negative effects on fertility by damaging egg quality and IVF success rates, and sperm quality. BPA is also linked to PCOS and recurrent miscarriage. The good news is you can limit [...]

By |2017-11-15T10:33:50-04:00November 15th, 2017|Fertility, Infertility, Lifestyle|0 Comments