"My doctor told me I would never be able to get pregnant on my own. After feeling terrible for a few weeks, I went back in and found out I was pregnant! I was 2 weeks along when the doctor first told me I couldn't get pregnant."
This story was told on a local radio station.
The caller didn't share any details but it's a story I hear a LOT.
At least, the first part.
About how it's impossible to have their own child.
- She's too old.
- Poor egg quality.
- Low ovarian reserve.
- (shrug) Nothing we do is working. How about donor eggs?
Everyone's so busy drinking from the same Kool-Aid that they don't realize there are other choices out there.
Glug, glug until the Kool-Aid's gone. Now what?
Fortunately for you...
There's a whole buffet of natural ways to improve fertility waiting for you.
They'll help if you're trying to get pregnant naturally or with IVF or with IUI.
Natural and medicated cycles aren't mutually exclusive.
In fact, they're complementary.
Like Nutella and strawberries on a freshly made crepe.
So come into my kitchen and get cooking with my GPS (Get Pregnant and Stay pregnant) Fertility program zenfertility.com/gps
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The Real Deal:
- Natural Fertility Coach
- Licensed Fertility Acupuncturist for 18 years
- Master in Traditional Oriental Medicine, Magna Cum Laude
- B.S. Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, UCLA
Let's go back to our next frontier...space Read More
Ever heard of the ISS?
A joint enterprise between the US, Russia, European Space Agency (ESA), Japan and Canada, the International Space Station (ISS) has now been continuously occupied since 2000.
At a cost of $100 billion, it is the most expensive structure ever built.
In high school, I worked at a chocolate store. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE chocolate. Still do. But the novelty of working there wore off quickly. Read More
Kinda like how it was when I first started dating. The shine dulled lightning fast.
With candy, there's really only a few that I REALLY love. The rest are meh.
Over the course of six missions, British-born NASA astronaut and astrophysicist Dr. Michael Foale has spent more than a year in space. Read More
Most famously, Foale was on board the Mir space station in June 1997 when a supply ship crashed into the station, ripping a hole.
Alarm blaring, air leaking, power failing and the station spinning, Foale worked with his two Russian crewmates to repair the damage.
Last week, my 8th grader's school hosted a coffee and bagel introduction to the 2 local high schools. Read More
The principals and a few high school kids explained what their schools had to offer and, in the process, dispelled some of the soccer game sideline myths passed around.
During the Q&A session afterwards, the questions turned quickly to AP classes. Not surprising since we live in a hyper-competitive and high academic achieving community.
It rained earlier this week. It reminded me of the early days of potting training my dog. Read More
Getting a puppy didn't seem that difficult.
Oh, I was so wrong.
As a first time dog owner, I had a LOT to learn.
Well, what a downer to read this first thing in the morning. Read More
But intrigued, I had to read on...
Women are more miserable than men for almost their entire lives and are happier only in their...wait for it...
When they're widowed. LMAO
"Optimism is the ability to focus on where we're going, not where we're coming from." - Simon Sinek
How does this apply to you?
Let go of what you consider your past failures. Read More
As promised yesterday, today's a super simple recipe using one of the fertility powerhouse ingredients. Eggs. Read More
This is a very basic recipe with 3 ingredients.
You can have it as is or add whatever else floats your boat.
Years ago, "Fear Factor" was one of my favorite shows.
Contestants often had to eat really disgusting things.
- live leeches
- a glass of liquefied pig liver
- a bowl of blended rat
Sperm robots are here! Read More
But not for what you think...
A German company has developed a sperm-driven microrobot intended to deliver medicine to cancerous tumors, including in the cervix.
A client was telling me yesterday how she got on an infertility forum while researching her new IVF protocol. Read More
I inwardly groaned. Hate those things.
Then she said she felt more optimistic about her upcoming IVF cycle when she saw how it worked for others on an internet forum.
Oh goody! I was relieved to hear the positive feedback
Yesterday, I covered the benefits of turmeric when trying to get pregnant.
Below is a stupid simple recipe using turmeric...
Ingredients: (The first 3 ingredients are the base. Everything else is optional. Play around with proportions to your taste.)
- 1 tablespoon fresh, organic turmeric, grated
I lied... Recipe as promised yesterday will be shared tomorrow. Read More
Eh - I started writing and diarrhea of the mind made this email longer than I thought it would be originally.
The most important ingredient in the promised recipe is turmeric.
So let's talk turmeric cuz it's been making the rounds as a new superfood.
Since my kids have been gone over the holidays, I invested a little of the extra time and money into learning how to take better pictures. Read More
The course I bought online was short. I read through the material at the dog park.
Happy New Year! Read More
Since it's the first day of 2018, let's set the tone so that you can move into the year with your best foot forward, shall we?
Improving fertility (or really any goal) is about having a vision and creating the strategy to make that vision a reality.
As the last email of the year, I wish you all a Happy New Year! Read More
Indulge me one last parting thought...
And that is - Do not leave 2017 behind prematurely.
Taking the time to reflect on both the ups and downs provide many opportunities to learn and grow from.
Can Godzilla exist? Read More
To answer that age-old question, let's go back to some elementary math (don't feel bad if you forgot cuz I had to double check myself).
Volume is defined as the amount of space occupied by a three-dimensional figure. It's measured in cubic units (like feet, quarts, or centimeters).
I recently had a few dates with a guy 11 years younger than me. Boo-yah, ladies! It was a lot of fun. But, surprise-surprise, we wanted different things so we went our separate ways. Read More
Given his age, he probably would have been a perfect sperm donor if I was looking for a baby daddy.
Cuz the thing is that as men age, their sperm quality also declines just like women's egg quality.
Where do you keep your cell phone at night when you go to bed?
If you're like most people, it'll be right next to your head on your nightstand.
The California Department of Public Health is warning that people who keep their cell phones within arm's reach while they sleep could be at an increased risk of of cancer, infertility, and other health issues. Read More