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5 Foods that Help and Hinder Fertility

When it comes to fertility, everyone seems to be an expert. They offer their opinions, whether they are wanted or not. Sifting through the tips like “My sister in law took castor oil shots and was pregnant in a month” can be confusing and extremely overwhelming. As it is the holiday season, we tend to be more indulgent in food and drink, regardless of what stage we are in life. Don’t feel guilty when Susan questions your choice of champagne at midnight on New Year’s Eve if you’re in baby-making mode. CELEBRATE and enjoy yourself. One glass won’t leave you baren! It’s all about choices and control. This month we’re breaking down the foods that can help to naturally boost...

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Fertility and Meditation: How One Helps the Other

So you’re ready to have a baby. You’ve told your friends and family and they’re thrilled. You’ve spent some time getting “practice” in, but nothing yet. You’ve downloaded the right apps to track your cycle, and still no baby. You’ve gone to your doctor, who tells you to relax (easier said than done) and still nothing. Every visit with friends causes you stress “When’s the baby coming?” they constantly ask. Your family offers advice but the pressure is mounting. Days turn into weeks. Weeks turn into months and before you know it, your every thought is “Why can’t I get pregnant?” First off, YOU ARE NOT ALONE! I will repeat, You, my friend, are not alone in this struggle. In...

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10 Facts EVERYONE Should Know About Male Fertility

In the world of fertility, women often put A LOT pressure on themselves. We download apps, clean up our diet, exercise regularly, take our vitamins, and even sometimes dance under the full moon during the fall harvest (no judgement here).  We feel your pain! BUT remember! It takes two to tango.  1. Pull that phone out of your pocket ASAP! Studies have shown that the radiofrequency electromagnetic waves (or free radicals) from your laptops and mobile devices have caused cell death, decreased motility of the sperm and damaged the integrity of the DNA. Can you say NO THANK YOU? 2. It’s Getting Hot in Here.. Excessive or prolonged heat is bad for the testes. They hang outside of the body...

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5 Things You Can Do To Naturally Increase Fertility

The secret is out ladies! Read our list of 5 things you can start doing today to naturally boost and maintain your fertility 🌿 1) Eat Well Eat your veggies! Eating nourishing foods can not only do wonders for your body but can also boost your fertility! A poor diet lacking essential vitamins and nutrients can be linked to lengthy menstrual cycles (which means less frequent ovulation). Foods such as fruits, veggies, nuts, and grains are packed full of nutrients and beneficial antioxidants like Vitamin C and E, folate, and beta-carotene (healthline.com). Antioxidants also remove free radicals from your body which can damage sperm and egg cells. 2) Stay Hydrated Let’s get real… most of us do not drink anywhere...

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FERTILIFY vs Prenatal Vitamins

There’s some confusion around fertility supplements and prenatal vitamins. Aren’t they the same? Which one is better? Can I take them if I’m not prego? You asked, we answered! Let’s set it straight! Fertility supplements are NOT the same as prenatal vitamins. Each are meant for completely different stages of conception as a woman’s nutritional needs are not the same prior to conception as they are throughout her pregnancy. Fertility supplements are meant for those wanting extra support to promote reproductive health, to help women who are trying to conceive even when the odds seem against them. According to Dr. Eric Widra, “It is important to start taking a preconception supplement as soon as you begin trying to conceive". Alternatively,...

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