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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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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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Fertility vs. Aging: What Really Happens?

DON’T RUN! This isn’t another lecture from your parents! (We *definitely* won’t ask you when you’re planning on getting pregnant.) BUT, it’s no secret that as we get older, things begin to change. Our responsibilities build and we have to think about things we never in a million years thought we would have to think about. Reproductive health is one of those topics that is so often overlooked until much later in life. Times have definitely changed from the baby boomers generation as more and more women are choosing to have children after the age of 30. And why not! With more women than ever in thriving careers, searching for Prince Charming is often put on the backburner. Unlike your...

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