Is it safe to dye your hair while trying to conceive? Not really. BUT there are safe, non-toxic, non-permanent hair dyes that are SAFE for fertility and pregnancy. Read all my non-toxic for fertility posts here! And, don’t think it only matters if you are ovulating or in the two week wait; the harmful chemicals in mainstream hair dyes… View Post
How Robyn changed her mindset and got happy, calm, and pregnant after infertility and loss.
How breaking her exercise addiction cured Samantha’s hypothalamic amennorrhea and helped her get pregnant!
Did you know that women experiencing “infertility” report psychological distress similar to cancer patients? (Domar, 1993). And did you know that stress delays time to conceive? So basically, you are stressed, this increases infertility, which then increases stress. (Shapiro 2010) It’s a damn vicious cycle. And you know what doesn’t help? Doctors or loved ones saying, “You should relax.” Honestly,… View Post
When you want to have a baby, you want to have a baby NOW. You don’t want to wait. You’ve probably already waited long enough, now is the moment and you want it to happen. That doesn’t mean it will happen right away, but there are so many things you can do to reduce your toxic burden and increase your… View Post
If you are lucky enough to be making your baby on your own, then making your bedroom a fertility-haven should be on your priority list! If you aren’t familiar with my blog, I’m a lady who was told that my eggs were bum and we’d need donor eggs to get pregnant. But, I researched the heck out of my diagnoses… View Post
Since swapping to non-toxic skincare and makeup back in 2014, I’ve gone through many different brands. We are lucky that in 2020 there is a wide array of options for non-toxic make-up and skincare! I now use Beautycounter almost exclusively for make-up because they test for heavy metals- something other companies aren’t doing (although I hear Crunchi might be looking… View Post
This current global pandemic introduces a new kind of chaos and anxiety that most of us have never experienced in our lifetimes. It has us grappling with our deepest fears of life and death, experiencing grief at new and painful levels, and has left us completely unsure of the future. At a daily level our lives are in upheaval. Many… View Post
How to avoid getting the flu or a cold, how to boost your immune system, and how to beat a respiratory illness fast!
Ahhh, seed cycling. One of the many random things I’ve tried to get pregnant. But, this is one that I actually happened to be doing when I got pregnant with my second miracle. Did it help? Maybe! And as someone trying to overcome over a half dozen infertility diagnoses (High FSH, Low AMH, Low Antral Follicle Count, Diminished Ovarian Reserve,… View Post
Okay folks, so CoQ10 for female fertility and male fertility is pretty darn amazing. There are two kinds of CoQ10 supplements- Ubiquinol and Ubiquinone – and both are linked to increases in female fertility and male fertility (sperm health). Coenzyme Q10 is especially helpful if you are 35 or older, or if you have fertility issues like diminished ovarian reserve… View Post
If you’ve read my post on fertility supplements, you know I’m not a huge fan of taking a ton. And, you also know I can get rather long-winded when it comes to talking about supplements for infertility. I am lucky that I got pregnant naturally, despite my Diminished Ovarian Reserve, High FSH, low AMH, endometriosis, repeated miscarriages, and MTHFR mutation…. View Post
Many of my readers are a teeny bit overwhelmed when they see my list of 79 Things I did to get Happy, Healthy, and Pregnant. They send me emails saying, “Look, I can’t do all of this. Which ones are the most important to do?” I think my readers have a point. Whether you have just started trying to conceive,… View Post
This is the first in a series of posts on Fertility Diet Friendly Recipes. Most of these recipes are also Keto, Whole 30, Paleo, Banting, LCHF, Auto-Immune Protocol and Clean Eating Friendly! All recipes are gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, and free of all harmful and toxic ingredients. **Whole30 Note: Although this bread is compliant with the ingredients of Whole30, Whole30 requires… View Post
If you are trying to get pregnant and you aren’t drinking a fertility smoothie everyday you are missing out! First, smoothies are delicious. Second, it’s easy to pack them full of healthy greens, proteins, and fats, which are all very important to a healthy fertility diet. Finally, if you are struggling with specific types of infertility diagnosis, you can incorporate… View Post
It was my first fertility acupuncturist who taught me how to do a very simple daily self-fertility massage while trying to conceive based on Mayan Abdominal Massage. She told me that Mayan women were taught this after they got their periods, and practiced it throughout their child-bearing years as a way to nourish and support their womb and keep them… View Post
One of the number one questions readers ask me is what they can do during the two week wait, or “luteal” period of their cycle (post ovulation & pre-menstruation) to boost their chances of a successful pregnancy. They also want to know what herbs and foods they need to be avoiding. I’m not a doctor, but I’ve done lots of… View Post
Whether you have just started trying to conceive naturally, or you have been diagnosed with “infertility” and are considering assisted reproductive technology like IUI, IVF, or other options, research shows that maintaining a healthy fertility diet can dramatically up your chances of pregnancy success. In this post I talk about the research on the fertility diet, including a very exciting… View Post
Whether you have just started trying to conceive, or you have been struggling with reduced fertility (“infertility”) for years, visualization can be a powerful tool for healing the body and soul and enhancing fertility. I used visualization and guided imagery in a number of ways in the months before I conceived my miracle child. In this blog post I’m going… View Post
I’ve always been fascinated with the Saints. Knowing that these holy people are up there in heaven doing miracles on earth just blows my mind. It isn’t that I don’t pray directly to Jesus and God- I do. It’s just that I love knowing there are these powerful and holy saints that are sitting up there, right next to Jesus,… View Post
If you are like me then you’ve spent quite a bit of time googling and reading book after book trying to figure out what the EXACT RIGHT fertility diet is. If you are like me you’ve probably also gotten very frustrated as all the diets seem to contradict each other! Here’s the thing- there isn’t one exactly right fertility diet…. View Post
One of the most important steps towards reducing fertility-harming toxins in your life and preparing for a healthy pregnancy is to filter your water at home. It was also one of my most difficult steps towards cleansing toxins from my life for two reasons. The first was, unfortunately, there is no perfect water filter. That means that I spent, well,… View Post
When I started this blog it was because I wanted to share ALL THE THINGS I did to get happy, healthy, and pregnant! I wanted to type them up in detail and put them on the internet, free of charge for anyone to access! Here’s the problem- I can’t write them fast enough! Since I can’t seem to provide all the… View Post
If you’ve been struggling with infertility you probably already know that many everyday toxins such as BPA and phthalates can cause infertility and miscarriage (if you don’t know, check out my overview post here on what the evidence says about different toxins and their effects on the reproductive system). Fortunately, when we eliminate or drastically reduce our exposure to these… View Post
A nourishing herbal fertility infusion (power tea) can help you beat infertility or boost your chances of conceiving by preparing your womb and body for pregnancy. Whether you are trying to conceive naturally or are using reproductive technologies such as IUI, IVF, or even donor eggs, this natural nourishing mix of the fertility herbs nettles, red raspberry, and oat straw… View Post
When trying to conceive and have a healthy pregnancy, there are many choices we can make every day to increase our fertility. One of the most important is to avoid fertility-harming toxins and chemicals, such as phthalates, that are linked to infertility, pregnancy complications, and miscarriage. For my full overview of fertility-harming toxins click here! Phthalates are synthetic chemicals that… View Post
Why we ditched our old conventional mattress and switched to a non-toxic, organic mattress after infertility and multiple miscarriages.