Happy New Year!
What a perfect time of year for making some resolutions to improve your fertility! Here’s the good news- improving your fertility is all about making you HAPPIER and HEALTHIER. This means that any of these resolutions you make will be part of your path to becoming happier and healthier overall. Why wouldn’t you want to make them? If you can, make ALL of them! If you can’t, pick a few and get started!
*If you’ve already been working on these, I have some advanced options at the bottom of the post!
- Eliminate fertility harming toxins from your lifestyle! Did you know that a number of chemicals found in your personal care items and cleaning products are linked to infertility and miscarriage? Go through your house and get rid of anything with the most offensive fertility-harming toxins: BPA, Phthalates, Parabens, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Pesticides, Triclosan & Nonstick pans. These are shown to increase the time to pregnancy and increase the risk of miscarriage. Switch to safe, non-toxic products. My favorite safe brand for make-up, skin care, and hair care is BeautyCounter and you can click here for the list of all my non-toxic favorites! You can read all about the science behind these toxins and their links to miscarriage and infertility in this post!
- Overhaul your diet! If you haven’t already fully committed to the evidence-backed Fertility Diet that got me pregnant TWICE, then consider committing completely. Go for the gold- an organic, non-processed, clean diet filled with lots of healthy proteins and fats, and a limited amount of healthy carbs! If you can’t, then choose something to give up to increase your fertility- sugar, caffeine, alcohol, dairy, gluten, soy, trans fats, processed foods. You can do it! Don’t cheat! Your body will thank you!
- Track your macros! If you have already fully committed to the diet. consider upping your game by tracking your macros so you are getting the ideal ratio of protein/fat/carbs for fertility, according to recent research!
- Make a Smoothie! Commit to a daily fertility smoothie and have your hubby commit to the daily male fertility smoothie! Make sure you aren’t putting fertility harming foods like bananas or raw spinach in your daily smoothie– if you didn’t realize these were harmful, read why here!
- Start Meditating! Create a fertility mind-body practice, or add something new to your existing one. Get yourself a Circle & Bloom fertility meditation/visualization program, sign up for a Fertile Heart teleconference series, develop a Gratitude Practice, buy yourself the Restoring Fertility Yoga DVD (the best!), overhaul your prayer practice, and above all, commit to visualization/meditation EVERY SINGLE DAY of 2019!!
- Have more sex! Daily sex increases your chances of getting pregnant and if you use it as an excuse to spice things up in the bedroom, you can wind up improving your relationship!
- Simplify your life. The universe knows if you are too busy for a baby. Figure out what activities you can ditch from your schedule to make life easier, smoother, and simpler. Sometimes we get so busy we don’t have time to get pregnant! Take this January as a chance to overhaul your schedule and simplify, simplify, simplify.
- Filter your water! I can’t emphasize this enough! If you aren’t already filtering your water, it is time to start! Read my whole post on WHY this is so important and WHICH filters are great, or just buy the one we use and recommend here! This is a simple resolution you can just DO and be done with!
- Don’t take too many pills– but take the right ones! Overhaul your fertility supplements to make sure you aren’t overdoing it and you are getting the best quality possible!
- Make a baby journey plan. If you are endlessly pursuing one kind of baby-making- natural, IUI, IVF, or other, MAKE A PLAN with your partner that limits the time you spend on each part of your journey, saves you money and emotional pain, and gets you to baby faster. Read my full post on Managing Infertility Like a Boss here and start making your plan!
- Hire a Fertility Coach. If you are too overwhelmed, consider enlisting a trained coach and naturopath to help you develop a plan tailored to you, complete with tailored diet and supplements. I am a big fan of the Natural Fertility Prescription Program. It also is a full program that includes extensive testing and tailored advice coupled with 1:1: coaching. It is run by a Naturopath doctor out of Switzerland named Iva Keene. If you are interested, you can grab her free report on Restoring Fertility Naturally to see if her style meshes with yours! I also love Sarah Clark of FabFertile and she does couples coaching that includes functional testing to determine optimal diet and supplements. She also will do a sixty minute fertility or nutrition consultation if you aren’t ready for a full program.
- Do an elimination diet. The fact is that my ideal fertility diet might not be ideal for YOU. This is especially important if you have many health issues or anything autoimmune related. Consider a Whole30, the Autoimmune Protocol Diet (AIP), or an elimination guided by a fertility coach!
Already doing all these? Hungry for more? Check out my 79 Things I did to get Happy, Healthy, and Pregnant, to see my full list of lifestyle changes I made to increase my fertility!
Baby dust everyone!!! Leave a comment and let us know what you are committing to!!