So you’re trying to conceive.
When we simplify things down to their core, many of our bodily functions come down to nutrients.
How we detox, produce hormones, heal our wounds, and regulate our stress - all these processes depend on nutrients - vitamins, minerals, and macronutrients.
Top 3 Things to Optimize Your 100 Day Fertile Window. I find that, often, people reach out to me in my clinical practice or online through Instagram DMs, and they’re confused about all of the things they feel they “should” be doing to optimize their chances of conceiving. There’s a lot of information online, with very specific recommendations, for foods/supplements/lifestyle adjustments. And while it’s great that there is lots of information available, it can often feel overwhelming. Preparing to make a baby doesn’t mean you have to overhaul your whole life.
There is a huge connection between reproductive health and blood sugar. Insulin, which is secreted from your pancreas in response to glucose from food, communicates with your reproductive organs. For example, insulin tells the ovaries to produce more testosterone. Too much insulin released due to high spikes of glucose can lead to high testosterone and PCOS like symptoms (irregular periods, acne, hirsutism).
Entering into an IVF cycle is a tough decision for my patients and wanting to do everything you can to help improve your chances is definitely their priority. I wanted to pass along my top 5 things I have my patients do when preparing for their IVF retrieval.
Why You Need More Protein If You're Trying To Make A Baby. I talk about protein all the time. If there were a ‘greatest hits’ list of the conversations I have with patients, the top three would probably be:
#1. I think we need to send your body stronger safety signals
#2. Let’s dig a little deeper
#3. I think you need more protein
A common question I get asked in the clinic is if my client can show me photos of their LH strips to confirm ovulation or if they are even using them correctly. So, I put together some tips to help you successfully use ovulation predictor kits.
For women undergoing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), the first big goal that we have is how many eggs will be retrieved and how many embryos can we create.
Anything we can do to help improve these variables can greatly improve IVF outcome.