Finding Fertility

Monica Cox

Welcome to your no B.S. approach to creating the family of your DREAMS! Whether you can get pregnant naturally, or, need medical assistance, Finding Fertility can help you maximise your chances of getting and staying pregnant by using science-backed Functional Fertility Medicine!

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“Giving somebody more iron to raise their iron levels can be really problematic and cause a lot of inflammation.” Topics Discussed: 🦩Iron utilization vs. acquisition for inflammation reduction. 🦩Impacts of oxidative stress on fertility. How well are you taking care of your overall health in preparation for getting pregnant? In this episode of the Finding Fertility podcast, we speak with Jaclyn Downs, functional fertility and nutrigenomic consultant. She helps people identify and address the root causes of impaired fertility and period problems. She explains some root causes of infertility, which include inflammation and oxidative stress, and how to reverse those issues.  “When you’re inflamed you get oxidated stress; when you have oxidated stress, you have inflammation.” Listen in to learn how inflammation and oxidative stress work together in a vicious cycle and how to improve both by improving your detoxification ability.  Episode Highlights: [1:41] Jaclyn explains her journey from birth work to becoming a functional fertility specialist.  [5:42] Why she prefers starting people with folinic acid instead of folic acid and methylfolate.  [11:24] Why your iron issues shouldn’t be about sufficiency but rather iron utilization in your body.  [14:43] Understanding the right ferritin levels for your body plus the importance of collectively comparing your genes. [19:36] How inflammation and oxidative stress work together in a vicious cycle.  [24:09] Jaclyn explains how oxidative damages fertility cells because your body doesn’t need fertility to survive.  [27:50] How to get to the root cause of your fertility issues and understand that fertility isn’t a sign of good health.  Using Functional Medicine to Improve Fertility with Jaclyn Downs Connect with Jaclyn: https://www.instagram.com/functionalfertilitysolutions/ & http://jaclyndowns.com Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica 🦩 Download your FREE PDF guide:: 3 Step Guide to Improving Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide  🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Formula:: https://www.findingfertility.co/FertilityFormula  Connect with Monica over on:  Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG   TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok   🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE   Google: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣    Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER  Spotify: http://bit.ly/FFSpotifyPodcast   🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health: https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon   🍍 Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.

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Nov 26

34 min 28 sec

“Your thyroid is important not only to get pregnant but to stay pregnant, to have a healthy successful pregnancy, to give birth, and to recover.” Topics Discussed: 🦩Vegetarianism/veganism and fertility health. 🦩Thyroid issues and infertility.   🦩The impact of your gut on fertility health.  🦩Functional medicine vs. IVF.  Did you know that what you eat and your general gut health highly impacts your fertility health?  In this episode of the Finding Fertility podcast, we speak with Joy Lechner, a licensed board-certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist guiding women through and beyond their journey in motherhood. She explains the relationship between what you eat and your fertility health and the impact of thyroid issues on your fertility. Listen in to learn the importance of having the right support on both the physical and emotional levels from your specialist during your infertility journey. You will also learn how you can get pregnant naturally even after being told you can only do so through IVF.   “IVF is not the only answer to pregnancy; you can get pregnant naturally even after being told you can only get pregnant by IVF.” Can I do IVF with thyroid problems? How to Better Your Chances With the Right Support During Your Infertility Journey with Joy Lechner Episode Highlights: [1:26] How Joy supports women on a mind, body, and spiritual level through lifestyle changes and mindset shifts.  [4:59] She explains how she transitioned from vegetarianism to eating meat and the benefits of it in fertility health.  [9:54] Understanding that food is medicine to many of the health issues you experience.   [12:30] Why it is possible for you to get pregnant naturally even when you’re told you can only do it through IVF.  [18:47] Why you should find an experienced specialist that resonates with you emotionally. [20:50] How thyroid issues impact your fertility health from conception to recovering after birth.  [33:50] Understand that there are healthy options other than IVF that you can adopt to get pregnant naturally. Connect with Joy: https://www.instagram.com/joywellnessfertility/ & https://joylechner.com Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica 🦩 Download your FREE PDF guide:: 3 Step Guide to Improving Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide  🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Formula:: https://www.findingfertility.co/FertilityFormula  Connect with Monica over on:  Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG   TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok   🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE   Google: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣    Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER  Spotify: http://bit.ly/FFSpotifyPodcast   🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health: https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon   🍍 Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.

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Nov 19

43 min 4 sec

Topics Discussed:  Getting into the infertility root cause through EFT Tapping. Impacts of trauma on fertility health.  Embrace your positive and negative emotions by practicing EFT Tapping. “We’re holding our beliefs in our body; our beliefs are affecting the way we think, the decisions that we’re making, and the way that we’re living our lives.” Are you working towards healing your past traumas, which might be the root cause of your infertility issues?  In this episode of the Finding Fertility podcast, we speak with Naomi Woolfson, the founder of Embrace Fertility, where she provides inspiration, community, and support on your journey to parenthood. She explains how your fears, beliefs, and negative energy are blocking you from fertility health, and the practices you can adapt into your lifestyle to unblock your fertility health.  “As soon as you stop fighting against something, it lessens.” Listen in to learn how to use EFT Tapping as a stress-reduction tool that will help you embrace all of your past emotions and feelings and be ready to heal.  “We fight every feeling that we have and that in itself creates more anxiety because we’re literally fighting ourselves.” Episode Highlights: [1:48] Naomi shares her infertility story and how she transitioned after discovering EFT Tapping. [4:58] How to use EFT Tapping to get into the root of issues rather than blaming yourself for your infertility. [8:57] How your fears, beliefs, and negative energy are blocking you from making better decisions about your health.  [13:33] Understanding how trauma impacts your thoughts and your physical health.  [21:06] Why you need to stop tying your identity with infertility and take away the blame from yourself.  [23:20] She shares a client’s story who went through the journey of accepting all her emotions.   [27:54] Start dealing with the mental issues you have because your baby will not come to save you. [32:55] How EFT Tapping helps you embrace your feelings and emotions rather than fight them.  Connect with Naomi: https://www.instagram.com/embracefertility/ & https://embracefertility.co.uk  Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica 🦩 Download your FREE PDF guide:: 3 Step Guide to Improving Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide  🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Formula:: https://www.findingfertility.co/FertilityFormula  Connect with Monica over on:  Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG   TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok   🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE   Google: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣    Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER  Spotify: http://bit.ly/FFSpotifyPodcast   🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health: https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon   🍍 Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.

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Nov 12

45 min 3 sec

Topics Discussed: 🦩Supportive systems for women with fertility issues.  🦩Infertility vs. having fertility issues.   “There’s a different kind of connection when you’re allowed to be yourself and people know who you are.” Do you have a community of supportive women on the same infertility journey as you? In this episode of the Finding Fertility podcast, we speak with Brooklyn, the creator of Woven Social, a space for women who are facing infertility to realize they are not alone. She explains the importance of offering and receiving support for women going through fertility issues to help lessen their burden and rebuild their hopes.  “If you don’t have a doctor that supports you and makes you laugh on your appointment, go find a new doctor.” Listen in to learn how not to define your identity according to your fertility status and instead develop a positive and hopeful mentality.  wovensocial.net (coupon code: 25FORME for 25% off) Instagram: @woven.social Pinterest: @wovensocial!   Episode Highlights: [1:36] Brooklyn on her infertility journey, conceiving through IVF, and the unexpected natural baby.  [5:07] How small intangible things change and lead to a natural pregnancy after an IVF pregnancy. [10:22] The importance of offering and receiving support during the infertility journey. [14:03] Brooklyn on the community she created to support women on their infertility journeys. [15:54] How to find people, groups, or communities that support women through their infertility journeys.  [20:18] How not to define yourself according to your fertility status.  [23:48] The importance of having a positive mentality to allow things to flow into your life.  Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica 🦩 Download your FREE PDF guide:: 3 Step Guide to Improving Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide  🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Formula:: https://www.findingfertility.co/FertilityFormula  Connect with Monica over on:  Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG   TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok   🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE   Google: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣    Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER  Spotify: http://bit.ly/FFSpotifyPodcast   🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health: https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon   🍍 Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.

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Nov 5

27 min 39 sec

Topics Discussed: 🦩Hashimoto’s impacts on fertility.  🦩Benefits of protecting your thyroid.  🦩How the gut is connected with the brain.  “Hashimoto’s is the number one undiagnosed autoimmune disease in the United States.” Are Your Thyroid Issues Impacting Your Fertility? Dani Williamson Author of Wild & Well: Dani’s Six Common Sense Steps to Radical Healing Did you know that inflammation is the root of every single chronic lifestyle disease out there? If you struggle with getting pregnant, you need to figure out a way with a professional on how to lower the inflammation process in your body. Your Thyroid Issues may be Impacting Your Fertility and it's important to working on improving your thyroid health, not only to improve your chances of getting and staying pregnant, but maybe more improtantly so help lower the risk of potential pregnancy issues related to poor thyroid health. “What’s at the end of your fork is going to heal you or kill you.” In this episode of the Finding Fertility podcast, we speak with Dani Williamson, a family nurse practitioner, and nurse midwife by training. She discovered that bodies are designed to heal themselves when she started practicing with a functional doctor 11 years ago. Dani now helps men and women heal their bodies from the inside out by decreasing the inflammation and building up their immune system.  “You have to find a healthcare provider who doesn’t treat you like thirty other patients he’s going to see that day.” She explains how thyroid issues and gut health negatively impact fertility health and protect yourself during pregnancy.   Listen in to learn how to heal the gut and automate, eliminate, and delegate everything in your life to protect your mental health.  “The gut and the brain are one hundred per cent connected.” Episode Highlights: [1:08] Falling in love with functional medicine plus helping people heal their bodies.  [5:38] Dani explains how the Hashimoto’s disease negatively impacts fertility health. [8:38] How to fight for your health plus manage Hashimoto’s/thyroid issues when pregnant. [12:41] Understand that you don’t need to be healthy to get pregnant but should still protect from inflammation.  [19:38] How to heal the gut and automate, eliminate, and delegate everything in your life.  [22:34] The benefits of autoimmune paleo diet for your immunity and fertility health.  [24:24] The importance of having a geneticist and a maternal freedom medicine doctor.  [29:07] Dani describes the main topics of her new book which includes the last 11 years of her medicine career.  Connect with Dani: https://www.instagram.com/daniwilliamsonwellness/ Get Wild & Well: Dani’s Six Common Sense Steps to Radical Healing over on amazon: https://amzn.to/3pJILq8 Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica 🦩 Download your FREE PDF guide:: 3 Step Guide to Improving Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide  🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Formula:: https://www.findingfertility.co/FertilityFormula  Connect with Monica over on:  Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG   TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok   🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE   Google: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣    Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER  Spotify: http://bit.ly/FFSpotifyPodcast   🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health: https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon   🍍 Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.  

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Oct 29

39 min 37 sec

Improve Your Gut and Fertility Health by Adding Variety to Your Diet Do you realize that your fertility issues reflect your body’s general health issues? “It’s really important to focus on all the amazing foods that are out there that you’re not eating and bring that into your diet.” In this episode of the Finding Fertility podcast, I explain how improving your diet by adding a variety of foods can improve your fertility health. I also explain the importance of your mental and emotional health in addition to your diet to see your desired results in your fertility health. “Being detoxified is the key to a successful pregnancy for all those who don’t have physiological issues.” Listen in to hear stories of other women who have improved their gut health and shifted their fertility health tremendously.  Topics Discussed: 🦩Improve your immune health by adding varieties of foods to your diet.  🦩Focus on your normal health issues to improve your egg quality. Episode Highlights: [3:30] The story of a woman who successfully became pregnant and stopped her reoccurring miscarriages.   [4:51] How your overall body disconnection and gut issues lead to fertility issues. [9:14] Why you should include a wide range of foods into your diet to keep your gut microbiome healthy. [15:56] How focusing on your gut and overall health will improve your egg quality and overall fertility.  Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica 🦩 Download your FREE PDF guide:: 3 Step Guide to Improving Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide 🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Formula:: https://www.findingfertility.co/FertilityFormula Connect with Monica over on: Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok 🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE Google: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣    Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER Spotify: http://bit.ly/FFSpotifyPodcast 🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health: https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon 🍍 Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.

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Oct 22

22 min 5 sec

How Your Mental/Emotional Issues Impact Your Fertility Health Topics Discussed: 🦩Mental/emotional trauma and fertility health.  🦩Work on your inner child and transform your overall health. 🦩Practice emotional healing to unstuck your fertility.  “It’s a huge step to allow sensations in your body to be there and emotions to be there.” Is it possible that you’re the one blocking your fertility through unresolved past emotional and mental traumas? By working to heal your inner child and past traumas, you’re working towards achieving your overall health and blocks that are keeping you from achieving pregnancy.  In this episode, we have Stesha Reukauf, a holistic fertility practitioner with a new, holistic, and empowering way for high-performing women to increase fertility and conceive naturally. Through her infertility journey, Stesha discovered that the pressure she was putting her body through was the reason it was failing her and found a way to heal through nutrition and mental-emotional work.  “You need to start allowing yourself those emotions and stop judging yourself because it’s not bad to have trauma.” She explains how her childhood traumas led to emotional suppression and limiting beliefs and how she healed to experience holistic health.  Listen in to learn how your mental and emotional issues could be blocking your fertility health.  Episode Highlights: [2:59] Stesha’s journey from an unhealthy place to gaining her overall inner and physical health.  [11:27] How your mental and emotional issues block your fertility health.  [19:44] How your subconscious protects you from past traumas and how you can heal your inner child.   [28:53] Why we need to get to the root causes of our infertility to heal.  [38:01] How to change your mindset about your fertility and become an empowered mama to be. Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica 🦩 Download your FREE PDF guide:: 3 Step Guide to Improving Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide  🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Formula:: https://www.findingfertility.co/FertilityFormula  Connect with Monica over on:  Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG   TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok   🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE   Google: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣    Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER  Spotify: http://bit.ly/FFSpotifyPodcast   🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health: https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon   🍍 Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.

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Oct 15

40 min 41 sec

I think we can all agree that Estrogen Is A B*tch!!⁣ ⁣ Kate brings her personal experience & wealth of knowledge to the Finding Fertility podcast today and gives her top tips to improve your estrogen levels!⁣ ⁣ In her new book, Estrogen Is A B*tch Kate gives you access to the information, tools, and action steps of Kate Vazquez’s 5 step breakthrough approach in only 28 days, that will successfully transform your health to break the menstrual agony. It's time to learn why your symptoms are occurring so you can take control of your health & feel energized, sexy, and confident again!⁣ ⁣ Estrogen dominance is the leading cause of hormonal imbalance symptoms that contribute to not only debilitating period cramps, wild mood swings, unpredictable cycles, low sex drive, impairing brain fog, and energy crashes, but also contributes to severe health issues like endometriosis, adenomyosis, short luteal phase, PCOS, uterine fibroids, infertility, autoimmune diseases, and even cancer.⁣ Connect with Kate here: https://www.instagram.com/katevazquez_pa/ @katevazquez_pa Get your copy here: https://amzn.to/3Bt1Obm Estrogen Is A B*tch: Break the cycle of menstrual agony to embrace sexy confidence, enhanced libido, happy periods & optimal energy with balanced hormones!  Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica 🦩 Download your FREE PDF guide:: 3 Step Guide to Improving Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide 🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Formula:: https://www.findingfertility.co/FertilityFormula Connect with Monica over on: Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok 🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE Google: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣    Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER Spotify: http://bit.ly/FFSpotifyPodcast 🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health: https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon 🍍 Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.

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Oct 8

28 min 40 sec

Overcoming And Healing from The Pain of A Miscarriage with Elizabeth King   “Whatever you feel brings you some joy and peace, do that and go extra!”   🦩The purpose and value of a bereavement doula.    🦩How to heal from the loss of a baby both mentally and physically.   🦩Prioritize your self-care in the first few weeks after a miscarriage.    Have you ever gone through the pain of a miscarriage or know someone who has? Then you know a miscarriage can leave you broken - both emotionally and mentally. Getting the support you need from someone that understands can help you navigate these difficult times.   In this episode, we have Elizabeth King, a fertility coach, a birth and bereavement doula, and a mama of 3 boys. She helps men and women figure out their fertility paths and also helps men and women overcome miscarriage losses.   Elizabeth was inspired by her own miscarriage losses and then realized the need for that type of support to parents who go through the same. She explains the value of a bereavement doula in offering the necessary support to grieving parents.    Listen in to learn the importance of having a self-care go-to list!   Episode Highlights:  [1:16] How Elizabeth helps men and women figure out their fertility paths.  [2:25] The role of a bereavement doula and its importance for people going through a miscarriage.   [3:59] How she became a bereavement doula and the value of offering that type of support.   [6:59] Give yourself a grace period to heal mentally and physically after a stillbirth.  [14:07] How women open up and find support in the Mamas after Miscarriage group that Elizabeth runs.   [17:39] How she helps women work through the loss of their babies, heal, and move on.  [22:06] Prioritize your self-care in your first few weeks of pregnancy after a miscarriage.   Connect with Elizabeth here: https://www.elizabethking.com Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica 🦩 Download your FREE PDF guide:: 3 Step Guide to Improving Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide 🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Formula:: https://www.findingfertility.co/FertilityFormula Connect with Monica over on: Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok 🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE Google: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣    Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER Spotify: http://bit.ly/FFSpotifyPodcast 🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health: https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon 🍍 Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.

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Oct 1

28 min 42 sec

How do you cope with the "We're pregnant!" announcement when you and your partner are dealing with infertility? I’m assuming you or someone close to you is dealing with infertility. I also have a feeling that there are at least one or two pregnancy announcements in your Facebook feed currently (or maybe more these days). Finally, I can also assume that you or someone close to you has responded to one of these pregnancy announcements by saying something along the lines of “when can we expect a pregnancy announcement from you?” It’s never easy to find out they are pregnant when you’ve struggled with infertility. It comes with mixed emotions and thoughts. Jennifer & I got together and share our stories and offer some tips on what I did while dealing with pregnancy announcements.  Connect with Jennifer here: @msjenniferrobertson https://www.instagram.com/msjenniferrobertson/ https://www.jenniferrobertson.co   Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica 🦩 Download your FREE PDF guide:: 3 Step Guide to Improving Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide 🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Formula:: https://www.findingfertility.co/FertilityFormula Connect with Monica over on: Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok 🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE Google: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣    Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER Spotify: http://bit.ly/FFSpotifyPodcast 🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health: https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon 🍍 Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.

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Sep 24

20 min 31 sec

“You have to tell others where you want to be to be able to get there.” Are you willing to do things your own easier way in your parenting journey rather than following society’s ways?  In this episode, we have Brittney talk about her unique journey to parenting after she gave up on IVF. She explains how she manifested her adopted son Knox into her life and shares the story of how he came into her life. “It so important to live in the moment and try to not remember what your expectations are.” Listen in to learn why you sometimes have to be open to using unconventional ways to get you to your goal of being a parent faster.  Topics Discussed: The power of manifesting out loud.  An unconventional adoption process. Managing expectations during your infertility journey.  The shady sales business that is the medical system.  Episode Highlights: [1:58] The mixed doctors’ results on whether Brittney has PCOS or not. [4:25] Brittney shares her adoption story plus how she unconsciously manifested it.  [27:55] She describes how the adoption process unfolded for her and her husband.  [45:17] Learning to let go of your expectations in your becoming a parent journey.  [47:39] Defying society’s way of doing things to do them easier and in your own way.  Connect with Brittney: https://www.tiktok.com/@pibbitpencil?lang=en & https://www.instagram.com/pibbitpencil/ Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica 🦩 Download your FREE PDF guide:: 3 Step Guide to Improving Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide 🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Formula:: https://www.findingfertility.co/FertilityFormula Connect with Monica over on: Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok 🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE Google: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣    Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER Spotify: http://bit.ly/FFSpotifyPodcast 🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health: https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon 🍍 Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.

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Sep 10

54 min 1 sec

Are you taking the right food for your body to help support your fertility? Did you know that your gut is almost completely responsible for your fertility issues? Is gut health important for fertility? In this episode, Caitlin and I go into detail about our infertility journeys and how gut health contributed to our experiences. Your gut and environmental stressors play a huge part in healing your infertility.  Caitlin is the founder of Nourish by Caitlin. She uses food as medicine and a whole living lifestyle approach to get to the root cause and create optimal health to improve her fertility. Caitlin is a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner as well as a Chef trained at The Culinary Institute of America. Through her own fertility journey, she has been able to utilize her passion for food and knowledge of functional health to help others on their journey.  We explain why eating highly intolerant food will prolong your ability to heal and become pregnant & why IVF is not a recipe for success.  Topics Discussed: Finding your food intolerance to heal. Effects of gut health on fertility health.  Overcoming life’s stressors to heal infertility.  Being consistent and keep to what is right for your body. Address your thyroid issues to heal and stay healthy. Episode Highlights: [1:36] How Monica’s personal infertility journey inspired her to understand it deeply. [11:29] Learn to explore with food to find what works for your body. [17:25] Figuring out how to work around your stress and distress to stay healthy. [26:14] Caitlin shares her infertility journey and experience with failed IVF.  [38:33] Understanding natural killer cells and how that relates to your gut health.  Standout Quotes:  “If you’re still eating food you’re highly intolerant to; it’ll take you a lot longer to heal.” “What goes into your gut is going to affect everything else throughout your entire body.” “There’s a lot of complications that come with not trying your best to maintain your health.” Connect with Caitlin here: https://www.instagram.com/nourishbycaitlin/ Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica 🦩 Download your FREE PDF guide:: 3 Step Guide to Improving Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide 🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Formula:: https://www.findingfertility.co/FertilityFormula Connect with Monica over on: Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok 🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE Google: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣    Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER Spotify: http://bit.ly/FFSpotifyPodcast 🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health: https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon 🍍 Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.

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Sep 3

45 min 2 sec

“Sometimes you have to have a plan, but also be open for that plan to change.” Does low AMH affect egg quality? Q&A Part2 Topics Discussed: Regulating sugar intake.  Taking control of your fertility health. IVF and its benefits.  Regulating hormones through the endocrine system.  In this episode, I continue the conversation of how you can improve your egg quality and eventually your fertility. I share how my own infertility journey shifted my perception of life’s expectations and the impact of overall health on fertility. “Test results sometimes are snapshots in time, we use them to help guide us but don’t make an action plan based off them.” Listen in to learn how to start taking responsibility for your fertility by focusing on your gut and overall body health. You will also learn the benefits of IVF and why you still need to care for your health even when trying it.  Episode Highlights: [1:35] How to shift your mindset and be patient with yourself during the journey.  [4:25] How to watch and regulate your sugar intake. [5:50] How infertility teaches you to let go of perceived expectations in your life.  [9:44] Understanding secondary infertility and how to fix it with diet and lifestyle changes.  [16:53] Address your inflammation issues to improve your egg quality.  [24:15] Helping the luteal phase issues by regulating your hormones through your gut. Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica 🦩 Download your FREE PDF guide:: 3 Step Guide to Improving Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide 🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Formula:: https://www.findingfertility.co/FertilityFormula Connect with Monica over on: Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok 🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE Google: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣    Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER Spotify: http://bit.ly/FFSpotifyPodcast 🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health: https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon 🍍 Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.

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Aug 27

29 min 28 sec

“Don’t get hang up on a specific diet, focus on what you need and what you can have for now.” How can I increase my AMH levels naturally? Q&A Part 1 Topics Discussed: The diet to improve egg quality.  The supplements to support egg quality. Maintaining autoimmune issues.  Focus on changing your mindset and lifestyle.  How do you improve your fertility by targeting your egg quality? Did you know that a good diet and supplements intake can largely improve your egg quality? In this episode of the Finding Fertility podcast, I answer the question of how you can improve your egg quality through the food and supplements you take. I explain how your gut health is related to your fertility issues and how by improving it, you’ll improve your fertility levels. “If you’re not feeling good on it, just because some doctor, influencer, or health coach says it’s amazing doesn’t mean it’s good for you.” I also explain how you can better manage your overall health issues first to improve your fertility health.  Listen in to learn why you need to shift your mindset and your lifestyle to naturally enhance your egg quality.  Episode Highlights: [2:28] Identify your food intolerances and start where you are to improve your egg quality. [11:45] How to use supplements to target your fertility issues which lead to egg quality.  [16:52] Approach glutathione supplements intake lightly while listening to your body.  [18:38] Factors to consider to better manage immune issues like endometriosis and PCOS.  [22:47] Shift your mindset that you can improve your egg quality naturally. Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica 🦩 Download your FREE PDF guide:: 3 Step Guide to Improving Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide  🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Formula:: https://www.findingfertility.co/FertilityFormula  Connect with Monica over on:  Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG   TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok   🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE   Google: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣    Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER  Spotify: http://bit.ly/FFSpotifyPodcast   🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health: https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon   🍍 Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.

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Aug 20

31 min 56 sec

Aimee Raupp, MS, LAc, is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist & has helped thousands of women to improve their vitality, celebrate their beauty, and discover the root cause of their fertility issues. She’s today's special guest & is here talking with us about how you can optimise your egg quality with the right diet.   Topics Discussed: 🦩Immune System & Gut Health 🦩Inflammation & its impact on egg quality 🦩Liver is a power food 🦩 Her new book The Egg Quality Diet: A clinically proven 100-day fertility diet to balance hormones, reduce inflammation, improve egg quality & optimize your ability to get & stay pregnant After years of practising eastern medicine, Aimee started to recognise that many of her clients were facing western autoimmune issues. Through her practice and studying the latest scientific evidence coming out of functional medicine, Aimee started supporting her clients and followers by highlighting the importance of lowering their inflammation to help improve their egg quality. Aimee Raupp, MS, LAc, is a renowned women’s health & wellness expert and the best- selling author of the books Chill Out & Get Healthy, Yes, You Can Get Pregnant, Body Belief & now The Egg Quality Diet: A clinically proven 100-day fertility diet to balance hormones, reduce inflammation, improve egg quality & optimize your ability to get & stay pregnant She engages her large community worldwide through her online programs Connect with Aimee: www.aimeeraupp.com & Instagram: @aimeeraupp Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica   🦩 Download your FREE PDF guide:: 3 Step Guide to Improving Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide 🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Formula:: https://www.findingfertility.co/FertilityFormula Connect with Monica over on: Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok 🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE Google: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣    Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER Spotify: http://bit.ly/FFSpotifyPodcast 🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health: https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon 🍍 Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.

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Aug 6

48 min 7 sec

  “Diet, lifestyle, drugs, and supplements don’t guarantee anything.” Topics Discussed: 🦩Effects of an overactive immune system. 🦩High natural killer cells. 🦩How immune-suppressing drugs affected me. 🦩How steroids affect our bodies. Our immune systems are supposed to keep us safe right?  But what happens when our immune systems are so overactive that it keeps us from getting pregnant?  In this episode, I share my own story of my overactive immune system, how I discovered that’s what my issue was and what I had to do because of it.  I also dive into our lifestyle habits, eating habits, and mental habits and how they directly relate to getting pregnant.  “We are all connected.” It can be hard to see the big picture when we are trying to eat better and maintain a healthy mental state because the payoff is not immediate and can take years.  But it is important to remember that the positive changes we are making are benefitting us in a multitude of ways and not just in helping us to conceive.  Finally, I talk about steroid use in our bodies and why we have to be extremely cautious with these.   “What I do now before pregnancy could have a big impact when my kid grows up.”   Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica   🦩 Download your FREE PDF guide:: 3 Step Guide to Improving Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide   🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Food Program || https://www.findingfertility.co/FerilityFood   Connect with Monica over on:  Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG  TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok    🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Google Play: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣  Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eHuAKZ⁠     🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health:https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon:http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon  🍍 Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.  

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Jun 25

19 min 37 sec

  “Don’t let anyone tell you there’s nothing you can do yourself.” Topics Discussed: 🦩Not taking no for an answer. 🦩Healing yourself. 🦩The immune link to infertility. 🦩Is Your Body Baby Friendly?   This is the book that changed my life: Is Your Body Baby Friendly? How are you miss carriage in idea failure can be explained and treated with immunotherapy by Alan E. Beer, M.D. When I was told that my infertility was just “one of those things” that did not sit well with me and started me on my own journey of researching and beginning to study why I couldn’t get pregnant and work through my own health as well as mental health.  Oftentimes doctors will not take you seriously until you have several miscarriages.  This can be extremely frustrating.  A doctor wouldn’t allow you to have multiple heart attacks before looking into what is going on, and we shouldn’t accept anything different for our infertility. "We need to stop believing that our bodies and lady bits are not connected” We have to ask questions, do our research, and be willing to find someone willing to work with us.  I had nurses and doctors tell me that what I wanted to do was impossible.  Clearly, it wasn’t since I ended up getting pregnant, but it just goes to show that we cannot just take what a doctor tells us as fact and we have to be responsible for our own bodies and our own health in order to bring our dreams to reality. If you're still reaching for your answer to unexplained infertility I highly recommend Is Your Body Baby Friendly? How are you miss carriage in idea failure can be explained and treated with immunotherapy by Alan E. Beer, M.D.  over on amazon: https://amzn.to/353mLei “Your gut health matters.”   Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica   🦩 Download your FREE PDF guide:: 3 Step Guide to Improving Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide   🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Food Program || https://www.findingfertility.co/FerilityFood   Connect with Monica over on:  Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG  TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok    🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Google Play: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣  Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eHuAKZ⁠     🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health:https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon:http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon  🍍 Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.  

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Jun 18

23 min 48 sec

  “The stress of waiting to get to week twelve is insane.” Topics Discussed: 🦩Deciding on IVF 🦩The difficulties of IVF 🦩Why changing your lifestyle has more benefits than getting pregnant. 🦩Common Misconceptions with IVF We sometimes think that IVF can be a quick fix to getting pregnant, and while there are circumstances where IVF can be beneficial and can be a route for someone, often it is not an easier path, because it has its own obstacles and difficult things to get through.  It can seem easier because initially, we think that we don’t have to change the way we eat and work on our mindset, but often IVF is still unsuccessful.  “IVF is not a quick fix.” On top of that, it’s important to realize that eating better, working on our mental health, and becoming a healthier version of ourselves is very important in order for us to deal with the stress of our fertility journey and can increase our chances of IVF being successful if that is the route that needs to be taken. “Infertility is super fickle. Remember there are no quick fixes and we have to put in the work to better ourselves so that we give ourselves the best chance to create the family of our dreams.   Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica   🦩 Download your FREE PDF guide:: 3 Step Guide to Improving Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide   🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Food Program || https://www.findingfertility.co/FerilityFood   Connect with Monica over on:  Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG  TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok    🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Google Play: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣  Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eHuAKZ⁠     🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health:https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon:http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon  🍍 Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.

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Jun 11

11 min 35 sec

  “Stress can lead to pregnancy issues.” Topics Discussed: 🦩Recurring miscarriages 🦩Determining how stressed out you are. 🦩Finding out your egg quality. 🦩Getting pregnant and the covid vaccine.  “Pregnancy is not a sign of health.” When we are on the infertility journey stress can be overwhelming.  Oftentimes what we don’t realize is that we are bringing a great deal of stress just from everyday life.  Then when we add to that the stress of not being able to have a child it can be overwhelming.  In this episode, I take several questions in regards to stress and talk about the connection between stress and infertility. “We are natural forgetters because it is a survival technique.” In addition, we talk about supplements, egg quality, oils, and the vegan diet.  I love being able to answer these questions because they resonate with just about everyone who is on the fertility journey.  I cover several things the help take the pressure off yourself and walk into a healthier lifestyle. “Keeping an eye on common issues can help pinpoint where pressure is coming from.”   Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica   🦩 Download your FREE PDF guide:: 3 Step Guide to Improving Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide   🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Food Program || https://www.findingfertility.co/FerilityFood   Connect with Monica over on:  Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG  TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok    🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Google Play: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣  Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eHuAKZ⁠     🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health:https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon:http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon  🍍 Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.

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Jun 4

21 min 10 sec

  “The mindset is the number one thing missing from your fertility diet.”   Topics Discussed: 🦩Asking the question ‘why me’. 🦩How living in a physical world causes physical problems. 🦩The power of investigating the emotional and spiritual side. 🦩Understanding that we do difficult things for the future.   When we are on the infertility journey it can be really to ask ourselves the question ‘why me’?  What did we do to deserve this and we can go to a very dark place.  But we have to realize that this isn’t necessarily any fault of our own.  It’s not the universe telling us we are a bad person.  Rather it has to do with the genes we have been given, and the lifestyle and diet choices we have made over our life.   “The diet and lifestyle you’ve been living have a huge impact on your fertility.” We live in a physical world and physical things are going to happen to us because of that, just know it is not anything against you.  I dive into the emotional and the spiritual elements of that and how we need to dive deep into our thought process.  While that alone is not enough, it is a vital part of the process as we change our lifestyle to support our overall health and the future health of our children. “You have the power to improve your situation.”   Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica   🦩 Download your FREE PDF guide:: 3 Step Guide to Improving Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide   🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Food Program || https://www.findingfertility.co/FerilityFood   Connect with Monica over on:  Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG  TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok    🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Google Play: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣  Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eHuAKZ⁠     🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health:https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon:http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon  🍍 Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.    

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May 28

15 min 38 sec

"Start with where you are at." Topics Discussed: 🦩Why you feel like crap when you start an autoimmune diet. 🦩How fast should you cut out unhealthy foods? 🦩Histamine foods, what they are, and if you should have them. 🦩Natural laxatives. 🦩Are juice cleanses necessary? When you start eating right it’s not uncommon to feel really bad at first.  Our bodies are going through a big change, and you can have withdrawals when you come off of certain foods like sugar or caffeine.  This is completely normal.  This is also why it is important to start where you are and not rush the process.  Depending on how addicted we are to certain unhealthy foods we may need to wean ourselves off it rather than going cold turkey. "Usually, the last thing to click into place is your fertility." In addition, as we change this process our bodies are cleaning themselves.  This may lead to either too many bowel movements or not enough so I am talking about how to naturally get things moving with that or how you may need to cut out certain items to slow it down.  I also tackle juice cleanses.  They have grown so much in popularity but are they really necessary and is juice cleansing really a thing? "You have to find your balance."   Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica   🦩 Download your FREE PDF guide:: 3 Step Guide to Improving Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide   🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Food Program || https://www.findingfertility.co/FerilityFood   Connect with Monica over on:  Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG  TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok    🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Google Play: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣  Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eHuAKZ⁠     🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health:https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon:http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon  🍍 Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.  

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May 21

13 min 29 sec

  “Digging deeper is sometimes really necessary.” Topics Discussed: 🦩E numbers and oils, and are they hurting you? 🦩Why when you start eating clean you can feel like crap. 🦩How long do you need to be on your specific diet? 🦩Passing down dirty genes. In this episode, I am discussing a lot of common questions I get asked. We are starting with our overall health, along with generational health.  We have a tendency to look at our grandparents and their way of life and think they are healthy, but what we don’t realize is generational with the introduction of more unhealthy products, rancid oils, and more that our health is consistently growing worse with each generation.  This is why it’s important to focus on our health not only for ourselves but to improve the genes of our future children because we are the ones passing on to them the genes they will have forever. “Working with someone can get you on the right track. I also talk about foods that we are told are healthy by food industries and marketing companies, but actually are filled with products that are not good for us.  I fell into this with constantly going to whole foods thinking that everything in there must be healthy but upon further examination found many unhealthy products in “health” food.  This is why it’s so important to really examine everything we put in our bodies.  “The less boxed food you eat, the less you risk eating inflammatory foods.”   Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica   🦩 Download your FREE PDF guide:: 3 Step Guide to Improving Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide   🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Food Program || https://www.findingfertility.co/FerilityFood   Connect with Monica over on:  Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG  TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok    🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Google Play: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣  Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eHuAKZ⁠     🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health:https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon:http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon  🍍 Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.

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May 14

14 min 23 sec

  “The number one thing missing from your diet is your mindset.” Topics Discussed: 🦩How diet affects your inflammation levels. 🦩How trauma affects your health. 🦩Secondary infertility explained. 🦩What to do for endometriosis. In this episode, I am answering your questions and we dive into some really good ones.  We dive more into diets and the importance of finding the foods you are intolerant to.  In addition, we talk about timing.  It can be easy to want things to happen right away when we change up our diet and lifestyle habits and when we don’t see the immediate change we can throw our hands up and tell ourselves we tried.  But these changes do not happen overnight. “You don’t have to be perfect to get pregnant.” We have spent years adding to our inflammation problems, and unhealthy habits, and it can take time to restore our body’s health.  In addition, we talk about what secondary infertility is and how it is similar and different from unexplained infertility.  In addition, we dive a bit into endometriosis and what it is, and how to deal with it. With new diet and lifestyle changes you need to keep going.”   Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica   🦩 Download your FREE PDF guide:: 3 Step Guide to Improving Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide   🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Food Program || https://www.findingfertility.co/FerilityFood   Connect with Monica over on:  Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG  TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok    🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Google Play: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣  Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eHuAKZ⁠     🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health:https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon:http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon  🍍 Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.

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May 7

17 min 23 sec

  “If your cycle is irregular this is a big sign that your health is not where it should be.” Topics Discussed: 🦩Are irregular menstrual cycles normal? 🦩What is normal when you have your period? 🦩How we should approach and respond to tests. 🦩What is the best type of food intolerance tests and are they all similar? Growing up we are not often educated on what is normal and what is not when it comes to our menstrual cycles.  Our education or parental guidance can sometimes be next to none.  Even doctors can sometimes tell us that the severe symptoms we are experiencing are normal when in fact they are not.  “It’s not normal to have severe menstrual symptoms.” We have to be intentional with both learnings about our bodies and listening to our bodies. There is no one size fits and no cycle that will look exactly the same, but we have to learn what is regular for us.  We shouldn’t be experiencing severe mood swings or severe symptoms when we PMS, but take that as a sign that something is off with our overall health and learn how to correct that.  “Normal is having a healthy flow that is regular for you every month.” Like other symptoms that can flare up in our bodies, our cycle can be a tell-tale sign of how we are doing and we need to be aware of it and not necessarily take things at face value just because that’s what we were taught or we’ve been told “that’s just how it is.” “Your gut is like a different gut every 7-8 days.”   Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica   🦩 Download your FREE PDF guide:: 3 Step Guide to Improving Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide   🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Food Program || https://www.findingfertility.co/FerilityFood   Connect with Monica over on:  Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG  TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok    🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Google Play: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣  Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eHuAKZ⁠     🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health:https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon:http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon  🍍 Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.

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Apr 30

17 min 3 sec

  Infertility is all about finding that root cause. Topics Discussed: 🦩Diets for PCOS 🦩The Importance of your thyroid health. 🦩Getting your spouse on board. In today’s episode, I am answering questions I have received.  Everyone’s journey is unique and not the same exact thing will work for everyone, but there are many commonalities and we can learn from each other on this journey.  While diet is extremely important, there is no one size fits all to diets, and we have to be cautious of anyone who flat out tells us we need to be on a certain diet if we have had extensive food intolerance testing. We don’t want just ‘fine'. I also dive into thyroid health and how big of a role your thyroid plays in your journey to getting pregnant.  I also tackle the tough topic of getting your spouse on board if they are unwilling. I share my own story of dealing with my spouse in the beginning and how I came to a breaking point and had to have a conversation with him about supporting me and the importance of doing this together. You have to find your food intolerances. Remember this is a journey and we can’t expect to have all the answers at once, but to slowly make steps and build upon them as we make strides to our ultimate goal of getting pregnant and carrying to birth. You’ll need three months to improve both egg and sperm quality.   Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica   🦩 Download your FREE PDF guide:: 3 Step Guide to Improving Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide   🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Food Program || https://www.findingfertility.co/FerilityFood   Connect with Monica over on:  Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG  TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok    🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Google Play: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣  Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eHuAKZ⁠     🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health:https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon:http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon  🍍 Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.

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Apr 23

10 min 51 sec

  Functional medicine should not be a class or money thing. Topics Discussed: 🦩The top two things you need to commit to finding your right diet. 🦩The importance of accountability. 🦩Why you need self-love. 🦩How willpower is not enough. When it comes to following through with things we are much more likely to stick with something when someone else is counting on us.  This is why accountability is so important on our infertility journey.  Both accountability to ourselves and accountability to others is a vital key to our success. You need accountability. One thing I have found working with women on this journey and from my own personal journey is that we are really bad with self negativity sometimes.  We tell ourselves we are to blame for this, or it is punishment for past mistakes, or we aren’t fit enough. Whatever it is, we tend to talk down to ourselves.  But we have to switch this self-sabotage to a dialogue of self-love with ourselves.   I love to hold myself accountable for the things I believe are going to get me to my goal. Another thing I address in this episode is willpower.  We are told that we just need more willpower to exercise, more willpower to eat healthily, etc.  But in truth willpower alone is not enough.  We have ingrained habits that we have developed over years and there is emotion tied to many of our eating decisions, and stress plays a role and we can’t just expect to “will” those things away all of a sudden.  Instead, we have to explore and understand our patterns and make slow adjustments. We have ingrained patterns that we have to explore and understand.   Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica   🦩 Download your FREE PDF guide:: 3 Step Guide to Improving Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide   🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Food Program || https://www.findingfertility.co/FerilityFood   Connect with Monica over on:  Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG  TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok    🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Google Play: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣  Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eHuAKZ⁠     🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health:https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon:http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon  🍍 Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening, and observing. What worked for me may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.

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Apr 16

17 min 48 sec

  “The issue with fertility is that we need our whole body and it’s all connected.” Topics Discussed: 🦩Warning signs that we often think are normal. 🦩The cause of cysts and how to deal with them. 🦩How to lower your inflammation. 🦩Dealing with stress. In this episode, I dive into what I thought was normal when it came to inflammatory issues.  I had so many warning signs in my teens and twenties.  I thought it was normal for me to look bloated after having certain meals, or I thought it was normal to naturally be smelly. I also always had throat issues and thought it was just “normal” things different people went through. But these are all early warning signs that we need to look at more closely. “More women are having cysts because their bodies are so inflamed.” Sometimes when we have issues such as these we tend to look at the medical issues, and we go to the infertility doctors all while ignoring the whole-body perspective.  Eating right, and getting our health in order is not an easy thing, but in order to get to the root of the problem, we have to take a closer look at the whole body.   “After 8 years of infertility, I got pregnant naturally.” We also think that age plays such a role, and while it does, I am an example that age is not the end-all.  I could not get pregnant in my mid-twenties but did get pregnant at 37.  Health plays more of a role than age. “Infertility sucks.” Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica   🦩 Download your FREE PDF guide :: 3 Step Guide to Improving Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide   🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Food Program || https://www.findingfertility.co/FerilityFood   Connect with Monica over on:  Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG  TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok    🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Google Play: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣  Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eHuAKZ⁠     🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health:https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon:http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon  🍍 Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.

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Apr 9

14 min 27 sec

  “At the end of the day, it’s your body that has to create the eggs.”   Topics Discussed: 🦩How to best prepare for IVF. 🦩Why IVF is not enough sometimes. 🦩How do you tell if you are intolerant to specific foods? 🦩Improving your egg quality.   In this episode, I dive into IVF.  We can think that IVF is the end-all answer for us, but we still have to have healthy eggs for a successful IVF. That’s why I highly encourage you, even if you are going for IVF to really hone in on changing your diet and getting yourself to the healthiest state possible.  This can take some time, and while I know we are usually extremely anxious to get started on IVF, it’s better sometimes to give ourselves some time to get healthy before jumping into it.  I recommend at least three months of lifestyle and diet changes before going in for IVF.   “Your health plays an important part in IVF working.”   In addition, I am taking your questions and dive into endometriosis, supplements, and much more.  There are so many questions and sometimes unknowns in the fertility world which is why I love to sit down and help you with a lot of the common questions that can arise when you are on this journey.  From egg health to maintaining your ovulation levels after ovulation we are diving into so much rich content today.  Let’s do this together!   “Our whole body is connected.”   Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica   🦩 Download your FREE PDF guide :: 3 Step Guide to Improving Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide   🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Food Program || https://www.findingfertility.co/FerilityFood   Connect with Monica over on:  Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG  TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok    🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Google Play: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣  Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eHuAKZ⁠     🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health:https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon:http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon  🍍 Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.

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Apr 2

14 min 51 sec

  We can do ourselves a huge favor by sometimes sitting down and being still.   Topics Discussed: 🦩Steps to find your fertility. 🦩Changing your lifestyle. 🦩The importance of rest and recovery. 🦩How the Finding Fertility Program works.   When it comes to your fertility journey it can be overwhelming knowing where to start.  There is so much information out there, and there are many things that contradict each other.  But that doesn’t mean there are no true answers out there because there are.  I really wanted to lay out in this episode some key elements that you have to be doing on your fertility journey.   “Shift the mindset.” I lay out the beginning steps you need to be taking to adjust your lifestyle, from your mental state to your eating habits, to your physical health.  We think that we have to push ourselves to our limit in order to be healthy and reach our family goals, but in reality that can harm more than it can help.  I talk about finding the balance, and why it is so necessary. “Your mindset controls your actions.” I also talk about my fertility program and offer some insight as to what it includes how it has helped others and share how it works so that you can better decide if it is a right fit for you.   Find ways to love yourself.   Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica   🦩 Download your FREE PDF guide :: 3 Step Guide to Improving Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide   🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Food Program || https://www.findingfertility.co/FerilityFood   Connect with Monica over on:  Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG  TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok    🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Google Play: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣  Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eHuAKZ⁠     🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health:https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon:http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon  🍍 Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.  

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Mar 26

42 min 47 sec

“Fertility is fickle, there is nothing written in stone.”   Topics Discussed: 🦩Will cysts go away on their own? 🦩How birth control changes our hormones and fertility health.  🦩How your body needs to reset once getting off birth control. 🦩Dealing with stress and anxiety.   In today’s episode, I took your questions online and answered them so we cover a vast array of topics from ovarian cysts, to supplements, to eating healthy.  I know how overwhelming this journey can be but it is truly a matter of three main things, your diet, your lifestyle, and your mindset and I am here to provide you with simple steps you can take to improve each of those things. “Focus on the things you can control.” We are told so often that our one answer is just on the medical side, and while sometimes that can greatly help us, it’s often not enough.  We have to be making steps in our own lifestyles, we have to take steps to a healthier version of ourselves.  I also dive into the effects of birth control, and how we need to detox from it, once we come off it and are ready to try to conceive.  It can affect our hormones greatly and no two of us are the same when it comes to how exactly it affects us.  “Focus on your diet and lifestyle.” Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica   🦩 Download your FREE PDF guide :: 3 Step Guide to Improving Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide   🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Food Program || https://www.findingfertility.co/FerilityFood   Connect with Monica over on:  Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG  TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok    🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Google Play: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣  Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eHuAKZ⁠     🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health:https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon:http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon  🍍 Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.    

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Mar 19

31 min 20 sec

“Diet is one of the hardest things to tackle next to mindset.” Topics Discussed: 🦩Digging into food intolerance. 🦩The best tests for intolerances. 🦩Is water fasting good for us?  🦩Managing endometriosis. In today’s episode, I am answering your questions on food intolerances and more.  There are many different food intolerance tests and not all are created equal.  I dive into what tests I recommend and think work the best.  Then once we get our test results where do we go from there?  It can be overwhelming when you receive your results especially if there are a lot of intolerances that come back from your tests.  But everything doesn’t have to be all at once.  We can make small steps towards changing our diet.  Baby steps are okay.  Sometimes if we are intolerant to food it will flare right up and we will see external signs, but sometimes our intolerances are more hidden so we have to really take a deep look.  Usually, we see the common inflammatory foods pop up on most tests, but we also see a lot of random foods pop up so it is always good to get thorough testing done. “IVF is not a long-term solution to health.” I also dive into questions about water fasting, getting the nutrients you need, folic acid, cycles, and much more.  There is no one quick fix, but when we slowly begin to implement the different diet, lifestyle, and mental attributes we can make great strides.    Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica   🦩 Download your FREE PDF guide :: 3 Step Guide to Improving Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide   🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Food Program || https://www.findingfertility.co/FerilityFood   Connect with Monica over on:  Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG  TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok    🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Google Play: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣  Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eHuAKZ⁠     🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health:https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon:http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon  🍍 Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.    

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Mar 12

30 min 36 sec

“Motherhood doesn’t define us.” Topics Discussed: 🦩Focusing inward on our journey. 🦩The importance of focusing on your mindset. 🦩Finding your value. 🦩Maintaining sanity during this pandemic.  On today's episode of the  Finding Fertility Podcast :: How to Deal With the Lows of Infertility We know that this journey of infertility can be extremely difficult.  It can cause us to question our very worth.  It causes us to question if we have a purpose if we are unable to get pregnant and brings our womanhood into question.  But I am here to tell you in this episode that motherhood does not define you as a whole.  You are worth so much, and you have so much to give outside of children.  We can wrap our identities up so much into getting pregnant that we forget our value aside from that. “The number one thing missing from your diet is your mindset.” In this episode, I dive into the importance of recognizing our worth.  In addition, I talk about our mindset. When it comes to issues that we find as we begin to take tests on why we are infertile, the root of it almost always comes back around to an unhealthy diet, mindset, and lifestyle.  When we begin to focus on those three key areas, often the underlying problems relating to our infertility disappear.   “You don’t have to be perfect to get pregnant.” It can be overwhelming when we think of taking on all those three main things, diet,  mindset, and lifestyle, especially when put on top of the pandemic we are in, and our infertility.  But it doesn’t have to be all at once.  Focus on one small step you can take to move towards a healthier diet or lifestyle.  Get comfortable with that one thing, then add one other thing in, and begin to slow step your way towards a healthier you. “There are simple ways you can start moving your body.’    Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica   🦩 Download your FREE PDF guide :: 3 Step Guide to Improving Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide   🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Food Program || https://www.findingfertility.co/FerilityFood   Connect with Monica over on:  Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG  TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok    🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Google Play: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣  Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eHuAKZ⁠    🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health:https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon:http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon  🍍 Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.

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Mar 5

15 min 2 sec

“Start where you are at.” Topics Discussed: 🦩Low sex drive 🦩Managing Stress 🦩Dealing with self-blame 🦩When to use supplements. On today's episode of the  Finding Fertility Podcast :: How to Get Your Partner to Take a Sperm Test  “There’s no past life putting this on you.” When it comes to lifestyle changes we all can do things to improve it and improve our chances of fertility.  Today I answer your questions and help deep dive into some common issues.  In this episode, I cover your partner’s low sex drive and how to approach your spouse so that they recognize their need to make lifestyle changes.  There is no one size fits all to this but I walk you through some options.  “There’s nothing wrong with you.” In addition, we talk about the importance of managing your stress levels and why this plays such a big role in your journey.  Stress can often undo so much of our hard work, which is why we have to be sure and focus on it. We also discuss supplements.  We can often think that supplements are the end-all solution, but in truth, if our stress levels are high, if we are not changing the way we eat or our lifestyle and we are not figuring out what foods we are insensitive to, then we are ultimately spending a lot of money for nothing.  We will dive into the importance of starting small, and making simple lifestyle and eating changes to make lasting long term effects on your health. “We have to take control of the emotions.”    Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica   🦩 Download your FREE PDF guide :: 3 Step Guide to Improving Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide   🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Food Program || https://www.findingfertility.co/FerilityFood   Connect with Monica over on:  Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG  TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok    🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Google Play: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣  Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eHuAKZ⁠    🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health:https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon:http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon    🍍   Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.

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Feb 26

20 min 49 sec

“Don’t feel overwhelmed that you have to fix all these issues.” Topics Discussed: 🦩What tipping points look like. 🦩How past trauma affects your physical body. 🦩How other issues trickle down to infertility. 🦩How to tackle root causes.    On today's episode of the  Finding Fertility Podcast :: Is Secondary Infertility the Same as Unexplained Infertility? You can only mistreat your body for so long before it stops working like it used to.  Our bodies handle inflammatory foods and deal with them the best they can but eventually, we begin to have symptoms that start popping up.  It’s not that all of a sudden something different happened, but that our bodies have reached that tipping point and can no longer handle the diet and lifestyle we are subjecting it to. “Your body has a tipping point.” In addition to the diet and lifestyle habits that can wreak havoc on our bodies, we also have the trauma and stress side of things.  Trauma can greatly impact our bodies and not just extreme cases of trauma, but even what is considered “minor” by society can have a great impact on our bodies.  We have to deep dive and take into consideration what things we may have never dealt with. “Food intolerance is linked to what’s going on in your body.” As we begin to have reactions or our bodies respond negatively towards foods and stressors, we can begin to address these different causes, both with the diet side and the mindset and lifestyle side. Rather than being overwhelmed with all the issues we need to correct, we can rest assured that as we begin to restore our bodies, find our inflammatory foods, and stressors, all the issues begin to slowly resolve. “The cool thing is, if you are addressing the root causes of your body’s issues, all your issues will slowly reverse."  Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica   🦩  Download your FREE PDF guide :: 3 Step Guide to Improving Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide    🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Food Program || https://www.findingfertility.co/FerilityFood   Connect with Monica over on:  Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG  TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok    🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Google Play: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣  Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eHuAKZ⁠    🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health:https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon:http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon    🍍   Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.

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Feb 19

13 min 41 sec

 “Take a stance for your body.” Topics Discussed: 🦩Miscarriages and the misconceptions of doctors. 🦩 Improving your egg quality. 🦩How failure can push us forward. 🦩Fighting for your body with your doctor. On today's episode of the  Finding Fertility Podcast :: How to Deal with Recurrent Miscarriages For us to be considered candidates for insurance for IVF,  doctors tell us that we have to experience three miscarriages.  But this type of thought process is ludicrous.  We have to understand that it is traumatic going through that and have to take a strong stance for our bodies. Doctors are often not educated on autoimmune disorders. Sometimes they simply don’t know the information, and other times they choose to have closed minds and not listen.  “The gut is the driver for things going on in your body.” This is why it is so important for us to be educated and to know that we ultimately have the final say. I wish I had more confidence in my journey to speak up to my doctors, ask questions, and let them know what I wanted, as it would have saved me a lot of frustration on the journey.  In this episode, we dive into taking ownership of your health even in the doctor’s office.   “Trust your gut.”  Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica   🦩Download your FREE PDF guide :: 3 Step Guide to Improving Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide     🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Food Program || https://www.findingfertility.co/FerilityFood   Connect with Monica over on:  Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG  TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok    🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Google Play: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣  Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eHuAKZ⁠    🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health:https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon:http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon    🍍   Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.

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Feb 12

22 min 11 sec

“You can be eating the perfect diet but if you are not addressing your stress it can wreak havoc.” Topics Discussed: 🦩 Finding your inflammatory foods. 🦩 Changing your autoimmune disorder through food. 🦩 How to improve your gut health. On today's episode of the  Finding Fertility Podcast :: What is the Best Fertility Diet? When it comes to our autoimmune disorders and getting pregnant naturally we often turn to some of the mainstream diets in order to solve those problems.  But often these diets fail to address the specific foods that cause inflammation problems in us.   That is why it is so crucial that we discover what foods give us as individuals problems.  This can be done through tests that show us what our food intolerances are. I get it, jumping on an already set diet plan is an easier option, but you can follow diets and still live an unhealthy lifestyle.  So where do we start with determining what foods disagree with us? The easiest way to start is by looking at the top five inflammatory foods, which are: gluten, corn, soy, dairy, and sugar.  While these items are not all-inclusive, just by examining these items we can usually determine the cause of many of our gut health issues. “We’ve had two or three generations not know how damaging our diet and lifestyles have been to our body.” We also are going to dive into supplementation. Remember, supplements are to come alongside a great diet, they can’t fix a poor diet.  But even with supplements, we have to be careful.  Just because we are purchasing high quality and well-known supplements does not mean they are the right fit for you.  Just as with food, supplements can cause adverse reactions in different people so it’s important to find which ones are right for you. “Sometimes we think things aren’t issues, when they actually are.”    Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica   🦩Download your FREE PDF guide :: 3 Step Guide to Improving Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide     🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Food Program || https://www.findingfertility.co/FerilityFood   Connect with Monica over on:  Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG  TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok    🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Google Play: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣  Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eHuAKZ⁠    🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health:https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon:http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon    🍍   Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.

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Feb 5

31 min 42 sec

 “When you put something in your mouth, your gut has to deal with it.” Topics Discussed:  🦩How your gut is always regenerating.   🦩How long is right for you to “reset”?  🦩Why there is more than what the doctors tell you.  Q&A || How Long Does it Take To Improve Your Chances of Getting Pregnant by Improving Your Gut Health? When it comes to improving your gut health, there isn’t a magic pill in the form of a quick fix diet.  Everyone responds differently, everyone has different food stressors and so it can take time to understand what your body does and does not need. We have to understand that everything we put in our bodies is something our gut has to deal with, whether that is in a positive or negative way. “When you’re improving your gut health it takes time.” This is why this isn’t a quick fix issue.  It takes time to begin to change our lifestyle and our mindset with food.  It takes time to begin to improve the way we eat and try different foods to see what responds well and what doesn’t.  We are digging into all this and more today!    “It’s a long-term game.”  Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica 🦩 Download your FREE PDF guide :: 3 Steps You Need To Get Right to Improve Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide   🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Food Program || https://www.findingfertility.co/FerilityFood   Connect with Monica over on:  Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG  TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok    🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Google Play: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣  Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eHuAKZ⁠   🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health:https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon:http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon    🍍   Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me, may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.

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Jan 29

20 min 7 sec

“The real test is what you are going to do with that negative emotion when you have it.” Topics Discussed: 🦩Why you have to begin to make changes on your own. 🦩How having a child is not the end-all. 🦩Being proactive about our mental health. 🦩The importance of focusing on yourself. Reversing Unexplained Infertility by Improving Your Mindset with Cara from Infertility Life Coach In this episode, I sit down with Cara from Infertility Life Coach as she shares with us her own personal journey of infertility.  We talk about how there were no reasons that the doctors were giving her for why she couldn’t get pregnant.  Cara shares how she began to take her fertility into her own hands and began to examine things going on in her own life both mentally and physically. “This journey is way more than just having kids.” After she and her husband both began to make drastic changes over months of hard work, they were able to successfully conceive. That doesn’t mean it was easy, but it wasn’t until she decided to make her own decisions rather than relying on what the doctors were telling her. "When we exist in emotional childhood we think other people are responsible for how we feel.”  She talks about how our thoughts drive our actions and how it’s so important we get in touch with what is going on in our thought life and taking control over it.  "Who is the person you are becoming?”  Connect with Cara : Website: https://infertilitylifecoach.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infertilitylifecoach/ Facebook: https:/www.facebook.com/infertilitylifecoach/     Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica 🦩 Download your FREE PDF guide :: 3 Steps You Need To Get Right to Improve Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide   🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Food Program || https://www.findingfertility.co/FerilityFood   Connect with Monica over on:  Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG  TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok    🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Google Play: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣  Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eHuAKZ⁠   🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health:https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon:http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon    🍍   Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me, may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.

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Jan 22

35 min 28 sec

Topics Discussed: 🦩What causes high natural killer cells. 🦩Finding your food intolerances. 🦩What it looks like to confirm three months in a row that you are ovulating around the same time for you, and confirm with Proov:: https://bit.ly/PROOV5OFF 🦩How much should you exercise?   "You influence how your genes react."   In this episode, I wanted to address some questions that have been asked of me and get to the root of some common problems that we face with infertility.    "You need a healthy endocrine system to have healthy hormones."   Gut health is one of the most important places to start, and when we have infertility issues, we need to look there first. Often when we have high natural killer cells, it is a direct result of poor gut health. While it needs to be addressed, we have to realize that it's not a direct fault of our own, but we are not raised to understand gut health and most typical diets don't do much to promote a healthy gut.   "Diet is one of the top ways we are damaging our gut."   The good news is we can begin to make changes to turn our gut health around. The first step to reversing your gut health in a positive direction is being tested for food intolerances.    It is tough to get your gut health on track without first taking this step because we can't pinpoint what foods are causing inflammation in your body until a food intolerance test takes place.   Finally, in this Q&A, I wrap up with a question on exercise, and how much if any should we be doing?    I know this may seem like a no-brainer question, but in reality, some types of exercises place much stress on the adrenals, which are counter-intuitive to what we are trying to accomplish.   "You need a little kumbaya in your life."    Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica 🦩 Download your FREE PDF guide :: 3 Steps You Need To Get Right to Improve Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide   🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Food Program || https://www.findingfertility.co/FerilityFood   Connect with Monica over on:  Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG  TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok    🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Google Play: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣  Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eHuAKZ⁠    🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health:https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon:http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon    🍍   Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.

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Jan 15

22 min 30 sec

 “Don’t let a doctor or anyone tell you, that you can’t do it.”   Topics Discussed:  🦩Where your genetics come from.   🦩How to improve your infertility.  🦩How daily stress impacts your fertility. Q&A || How to Improve your Chances of Getting Pregnant When You’re Dealing With Perimenopause, Low Ovarian Reserve & Unexplained Infertility Our genetic health for fertility starts with our grandmothers. Our environment and things that may not seem sinister at the time can be signs that we are dealing with issues even from an early age.  “If something is wrong in one area of the body it can impact another area.” I had terrible allergies as a teenager along with stomach problems, and I believe I was infertile even as a young woman.  My mom had hormonal problems so I started with “less cards”... so to speak. Finding the right diet, learning how to deal with life stressors, and developing better-coping strategies can all have a big impact on your fertility because you are supporting your gut health. “You can improve your infertility no matter what issue you are dealing with.” While there are some “hard no” going back points (depending on the seriousness of your issue) for the most part, you CAN improve almost any circumstance. “Life in general has a huge impact on your gut health.”   Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica 🦩 Download your FREE PDF guide :: 3 Steps You Need To Get Right to Improve Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide   🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Food Program || https://www.findingfertility.co/FerilityFood   Connect with Monica over on:  Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG  TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok    🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Google Play: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣  Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eHuAKZ⁠   🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health:https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon:http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon    🍍   Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me, may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.

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Jan 8

16 min 13 sec

“There’s no one perfect way to health.”  Topics Discussed: 🦩How to start off your health journey. 🦩Why you have to deal with stress properly. 🦩The importance of community and accountability. 🦩Why less is more with supplements. How to Make 2021 Your Year Increase Your Chances of Getting & Stay Pregnant When it comes to getting healthier and building new habits, we often think that we have to find the perfect diet or nutrition plan, but in reality, there is no perfect one size fits all plan.  Each of us is uniquely individual and has to find what works best for us. “Don’t underestimate the stress you may be going through.” Stress is another big factor when it comes to fertility health.  We often sweep our stress under the rug or turn to binging a tv show or having a few adult beverages to destress, but these things can actually cause more stress.  So what things should you be implementing to deal with stress? “We have to make sure we are controlling our own environments.” So let’s together stop wishing and start doing and make 2021 our year to take charge of our health, our stress, and our fertility.  Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica 🦩 Download your FREE PDF guide :: 3 Steps You Need To Get Right to Improve Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide   🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Food Program || https://www.findingfertility.co/FerilityFood   Connect with Monica over on:  Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG  TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok    🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Google Play: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣  Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eHuAKZ⁠   🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health:https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon:http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon    🍍   Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me, may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.

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Jan 1

22 min 40 sec

“It can be really frustrating seeing unhealthy people get pregnant.” Topics Discussed: 🦩What are autoimmune issues? 🦩How do you get autoimmune issues? 🦩What is a leaky gut? How does it affect our fertility? Autoimmune issues happen when your immune system attacks healthy cells in your body.  Sometimes you don't even know you have an autoimmune issue until you begin dealing with infertility.  “Just because your mother had an issue doesn’t mean you will have it.” In today’s episode, I touch on leaky gut, explaining what it is, and how it negatively affects your body and immune system. In addition, I talk through how to fix it and begin to restore your immune system. The first step is cleaning up your nutrition.  This can be as simple as finding out what foods trigger inflammation in your body.  "Your diet and lifestyle can have a big impact on your fertility.” I talk about how to slowly improve what you eat and how to begin finding your trigger points.  We also dive into the negative effects of stress and why it is so important to get a handle on it!.  “Sleep is one of the most underrated things you can do for your health.”   Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica 🦩 Download your FREE PDF guide :: 3 Steps You Need To Get Right to Improve Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide   🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Food Program || https://www.findingfertility.co/FerilityFood   Connect with Monica over on:  Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG  TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok    🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Google Play: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣  Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eHuAKZ⁠   🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health:https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon:http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon    🍍   Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me, may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.    

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Dec 2020

16 min 26 sec

“Keep that belief in yourself.” Topics Discussed:⁣⁠⁣⁠ ⁣⁠⁣⁠ 🦩How long should you stay on diets? 🦩Can you eat a vegetarian diet and get pregnant? 🦩Caffeine intake and its effects on the fertility journey.   Hello Beautiful,  In this episode, I'm sharing a live Q&A that I hosted on Instagram.  All the questions came from our wonderful community and I wanted to take a moment to address some excellent questions.   “Find the right thing that you need.” In our Q&A session, we talk about a variety of topics ranging from how long you should stay on your diet to how to find out what foods you are intolerant to, and how to add variety into your diet. We also talk about meat and whether you can be a vegetarian or vegan and still make progress in your fertility journey.  “Give yourself time.”  Too often we judge different food lifestyles and beliefs, but instead, we need to focus on how to still get all the things we need while holding true to the diet that we find works for us.   Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica   🦩 Download your FREE PDF guide :: 3 Steps You Need To Get Right to Improve Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide   🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Food Program || https://www.findingfertility.co/FerilityFood   Connect with Monica over on:  Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG  TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok    🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Google Play: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣  Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eHuAKZ⁠   🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health:https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon:http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon    🍍   Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me, may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had    

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Dec 2020

42 min 34 sec

Hello Beautiful  In this episode, I sit down with Stephaine Courtney the founder of The Learning Project.   “I’m dealing with something and don’t even know where to start.” She shares with us her own personal story of infertility as well as how she came up with the idea to start an organization that gives all children the opportunity to succeed. “Don’t be afraid to take control of your journey.”  We dive into the feelings of guilt and shame that come when you first realize you are not able to get pregnant and how that can affect our relationship with not only ourselves but with our significant other.   Often we ignore our own needs and it is important to build ourselves up so that we can be strong and stable. “You can know so much about nutrition and still not do it.” In addition, we talk about stress levels and how drastically they can affect both our mental health as well as our infertility.  We hope this episode encourages you no matter where you are at in your fertility journey! Topics Discussed:⁣⁠⁣⁠ ⁣⁠⁣⁠ 🦩The guilt of not being able to get pregnant. ⁣⁠ 🦩How stress affects us. ⁣⁠ 🦩Work and life balance and how to change your outlook. Connect with Stephaine Courtney : Website:www.tlptraining.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tlptraining/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tlpsupport   🦩 Download your FREE PDF guide :: 3 Steps You Need To Get Right to Improve Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant || https://www.findingfertility.co/free3stepguide   🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with the Fertility Food Program || https://www.findingfertility.co/FerilityFood   Connect with Monica over on:  Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG  TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok    🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Google Play: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣  Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eHuAKZ⁠   🍍Support Finding Fertility & shop for your favourite fertility-friendly products over on: Seeking Health:https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth Amazon:http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon    🍍   Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me, may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.  

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Dec 2020

50 min 35 sec

“There is no wonder food that will fix everyone.” Topics Discussed: 🦩The power of eating organs (Give it a shot!) 🦩How to pick out probiotics. 🦩What superfoods you should be eating.   HELLO BEAUTIFUL On today's episode of the Finding Fertility Podcast, we're talking about the Top 3 Fertility Superfoods to Boost your Fertility Naturally.  While I’m not a huge fan of “superfoods”, there are some supplements that can aid us in our fertility journey.  We should always first find out what foods might be causing inflammation, and make dietary changes accordingly.   “I don’t believe in quick fixes.” Once we are on the right track, it may be time to use supplements. In today’s episode, we talk about what supplements and superfoods can be beneficial for you, and why we shouldn’t rely solely on them. There are no quick fixes!  I also dive into the quality of different superfoods, if you can ever settle for lower qualities, and if the shelf version is “good enough”. We also talk about whether or not you can make your own! Is the time and cost invested worth it? Let’s dive in together and find out! “You want to make sure that with any food your body can handle it.”   You're ready to find the right Fertility Diet for you:: Join the Fertility Food Program today!! http://www.findingfertility.co/fertilityfood Let's Do This Together 💚 Monica   Connect with us! 🍍🦩Download your FREE 3 Steps Guide to Improve Your Chances of Getting & Staying Pregnant:: https://www.findingfertility.co/perfectfertilitydiet    🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with a Personalized Health Coaching:https://www.findingfertility.co/FertilityHealthCoaching   Connect with Monica over on  Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG  TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok     🍍HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW 🍍  You can shop for your favourite fertility support products over on: Seeking Health:: https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth  Amazon:: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon  Osea::    🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Google Play: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣  Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eHuAKZ⁠     🍍 Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me, may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.    

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Dec 2020

19 min 12 sec

When I first started off with yoga I hated it, I struggled with sitting still, and my mind fought it.  Along my journey as I continued practicing it, things finally hit for me and I saw yoga’s ability to transform my thinking, and how it allowed me to deal with difficult situations and difficult people in my life in a healthy way. In this episode I sit down with Erin, founder of Fertile Hope Yoga.  She explains how yoga allows us to open up emotionally, and how it healed her after growing up being an unwanted child.  She talks about the flow our bodies are able to get into both the physical and mental working together to shower out love and peace around us. Yoga’s ability to help our mindset cannot be expressed enough.  I also share my own hesitations and what happened when I finally “gave in” to yoga and embraced it.   Topics Discussed: How yoga is much more mental than physical. Yoga and its ability to open us up. How yoga can reshape our mind. Yoga has the ability to keep us mentally on track during our infertility journey.   --   Quotes: “You don’t have to look like or be anything to access yoga.” “The magic is it allows you to show up without judgement.” “You have to get really vulnerable to leave the unsafe places.”   --   Connect with Erin: Website: https://fertilehopeyoga.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fertilehopeyoga/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fertilehopeyoga/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/fertilehopeyoga/_created/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/fertilehopeyoga?reload=9   Connect with us! 🦩Download your FREE 3 Things that can make all the difference in helping you get & stay pregnant here: https://www.findingfertility.co/perfectfertilitydiet   🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with a Personalized Health Coaching:https://www.findingfertility.co/FertilityHealthCoaching Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG  TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok    🍍HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW 🍍  You can shop for your favourite fertility support products over on: Seeking Health:https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth & Amazon:http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon      🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Google Play: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣  Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eHuAKZ⁠   🍍 Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me, may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.      

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Nov 2020

27 min

The conventional method of solving infertility leaves much to be desired.  Often a blanket approach is used and everyone is shoved into IVF treatment without taking a further dive into what is really going on with each individual.   In this episode I sit down with Sarah Clark and we discuss why the holistic approach is so important to getting pregnant.  In addition, we talk about the alarming increase of infertility in both male and females and the impact that may have on future generations.   We dive into food and inflammation and how both have dramatic effects not only on our infertility, but on our overall health and wellness, and how those traits can be passed on to our children if we don’t take action to become healthier versions of ourselves.  You don’t want to miss this deep dive in all things fertility with Sarah Clark.   Topics Discussed: How the traditional infertility system looks at infertility. The societal rise of infertility. How your work affects your infertility. Should you quit your job when dealing with infertility?   --   Quotes: “You are in charge of your health.” “We don’t realize how sick we are before we dive into fertility.” “I don’t think people realize their 40 or 50 hour work week is having a huge impact on their fertility.” “You don’t have to accept every invite.”   --   Connect with Sarah Clark: Website: https://fabfertile.com/ Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/get-pregnant-naturally/id1329414094   Connect with Monica :: 🦩Download your FREE 3 Things that can make all the difference in helping you get & stay pregnant here: https://www.findingfertility.co/perfectfertilitydiet   🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with a Personalized Health Coaching:https://www.findingfertility.co/FertilityHealthCoaching Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG  TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok    🍍HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW 🍍  You can shop for your favourite fertility support products over on: Seeking Health:https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth & Amazon:http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon    🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Google Play: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣  Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eHuAKZ⁠    🍍 Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me, may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.  

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Nov 2020

27 min 38 sec

When it comes to PMS, we have come to a point where we accept whatever it throws at us.  We deal with pain, aches, cramping even when it is extreme because we have begun to believe that is normal.  But PMS pain especially when it is intense is not normal.  So how do we evaluate whether or not our PMS is normal or if we need to re-evaluate it.  In this episode I sit down with Lisa Hendrickson-Jack as we discuss what a normal healthy cycle looks like and what we should begin to evaluate if our cycle looks different.   We also dive into how health, exercise, sleep and what we eat play so much of a role not only in our infertility journey but in how our body’s respond to and make hormones. We have to learn how to listen to our bodies and recognize when something is off based on us, rather than what someone else, or even society tells us.       Topics Discussed: Pain during PMS. Acknowledging the cyclical nature of the menstrual cycle. The effects of stress on our hormones. The importance of sleep.   --   Quotes: “Pain during your period is not normal.” “There is a time when we need to step back and take care of ourselves.” “We think of situational stresses, but there are also chronic stresses.” “Excess of sugar causes stress.”   --   Connect with Lisa Hendrickson-Jack: Website: http://thefifthvitalsignbook.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fertilityfriday/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FertilityFridays/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/fertilefriday Podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/fertility-friday-radio-fertility/id953371091?mt=2 -- Connect with us!   🦩Download your FREE Your 3 Step Guide to Improving Your Chances of Getting and Staying Pregnant: https://www.findingfertility.co/perfectfertilitydiet   🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with a Personalized Health Coaching:https://www.findingfertility.co/FertilityHealthCoaching   Website: https://www.findingfertility.co/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/findingfertility/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@findingfertility?source=h5_m   🍍HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW 🍍  You can shop for your favourite fertility support products over on: Seeking Health:https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth  Amazon:http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon      🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Google Play: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣  Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0BMtwCvdyR4aJyfSfcKh6i   🍍 Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me, may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.      

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Nov 2020

50 min 37 sec

When you start off on our journey to change the way you eat to better gut health it can be overwhelming.  You want to make sure you get everything right.  As a result you can oftentimes be very hard on yourself to the point where you believe you have to be perfect & when you fail you load blame and guilt onto yourself. In this episode I sit down and candidly talk about the very real struggles with food and the temptations that come on a regular basis.  How to deal with them, and how to come to terms with the fact that we won’t always eat perfectly and that is okay.  I also talk about how to prepare for the holiday seasons that are approaching and how to stay on track with your nutrition despite the holidays just around the corner.    Topics Discussed: How we are not incorporating a diet but a lifestyle. Not letting fear of food cripple us. Why we can’t expect ourselves to be perfect. Sticking to your eating plan though the holidays.   Quotes: “We are creating a new lifestyle.” “It is okay to not be perfect.” “What matters is how many times you try again.” “Not perfect is completely normal.”   Connect with us!   🦩Download your FREE Your 3 Step Guide to Improving Your Chances of Getting and Staying Pregnant: https://www.findingfertility.co/perfectfertilitydiet   🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with a Personalized Health Coaching:https://www.findingfertility.co/FertilityHealthCoaching   Website: https://www.findingfertility.co/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/findingfertility/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@findingfertility?source=h5_m   🍍HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW 🍍  You can shop for your favourite fertility support products over on: Seeking Health:https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth  Amazon:http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon      🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Google Play: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣  Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0BMtwCvdyR4aJyfSfcKh6i   🍍 Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me, may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.      

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Nov 2020

11 min 59 sec

In this episode, I sit down with Melissa from Confetti and Vodka and we talk about her own infertility journey.  Her husband had battles and overcame cancer, and they battled infertility together.  From having to move out of the country to transferring sperm that was taken 10 years ago, she shares the trials that she went through. Amidst it all Melissa shares how she was completely open about the journey she and her husband were going through and she expresses how that helped them so much in an otherwise lonely time of moving out of the country and going through all the things associated with infertility. We also talk about having a life outside of your infertility journey and how that can be stressful in and of itself when we have to give up some of the things we love to focus on our infertility journey, but we also discuss how important it is to hold onto the things that bring us joy in life.     Topics Discussed: Why you should not keep your journey a secret. The measures you will take on your infertility journey. The reality of having to move because of infertility. -- Quotes: “You’re going to make mistakes and you have to forgive yourself.” “You put your life on hold for infertility.” “Your joys heal you.”   Connect with Melissa from @confettiandvodka: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/confettiandvodka   Connect with us! 🍍🦩Download your FREE 3 Things that can make all the difference in helping you get & stay pregnant here: https://www.findingfertility.co/perfectfertilitydiet   🌺 Get Steps Closer to Getting & Staying Pregnant with a Personalized Health Coaching:https://www.findingfertility.co/FertilityHealthCoaching Instagram: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityIG  TikTok: https://bit.ly/FindingFertilityTikTok      🍍HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW 🍍  You can shop for your favourite fertility support products over on: Seeking Health:https://bit.ly/FFSeekingHealth & Amazon:http://bit.ly/FindingFertilityAmazon      🎙 Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Apple: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYAPPLE⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣ Google Play: http://bit.ly/FINDINGFERTILITYGOOGLEPLAY⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣  Stitcher: http://bit.ly/FindingFertilitySTITCHER   🍍 Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening, and observing. What worked for me, may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.    

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Oct 2020

28 min 42 sec