How to pray the St. Andrew Christmas Prayer for Fertility
Thanksgiving has absolutely always been one of my favorite holidays. Family coming together and eating a huge feast commemorating the bounty of the earth and collaboration between peoples- PLUS a big turkey . . . what could be wrong with that? Well, for some couples struggling with infertility (like we did), Thanksgiving can be the start of a painful holiday… View Post
I know how stressful the holidays can be when you are on a strict diet free of dairy, gluten, soy, sugar, sweeteners, and white carbs. It can make it seem impossible to make holiday meals that include things like stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce. Well, we’ve been hosting Thanksgiving for six years, and four of those have been… View Post
How to find non-toxic lipstick! What ingredients to avoid for fertility and pregnancy, including heavy metals, phthalates, and parabens,
Using affirmations can be a powerful way of inviting a baby into your life. I believe that the more specific the affirmation is, the more helpful it is. One of the many things I did to help myself overcome infertility and get pregnancy successfully twice was to use affirmations. There are many ways to use affirmations. You can: Write one… View Post
Celebrating fertility at Mabon, the Autumnal Equinox
When you are trying to conceive, getting your period can make you pretty darn sad. I definitely had months during my struggles with infertility when I would be sobbing with sadness as I curled into a little ball while my husband got me Ibuprofen and a heat pack for the painful cramps. At some point I got fed up… View Post
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!
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
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