FINDING FERTILITY RESOUCES

Pregnant Naturally After Years of Failed Fertility Treatments with Erin McDaniel

Pregnant Naturally After Years of Failed Fertility Treatments with Erin McDaniel

Topics Discussed:

  • Dealing with shame associated with infertility.
  • The fear that comes with getting pregnant.
  • Finding balance with your healthy lifestyle changes.
  • All the things we are not taught.

In today’s episode, I have a very special guest Erin McDaniel. 

Erin is a fertility coach who has experienced the hardships of infertility, failed IVF’s, but ultimately conceived and carried several healthy babies. 

“Find a doctor who believes in your ability to get pregnant.”

We talk about all the things that we learned along the way and all the things we were never taught as young women about our bodies.

While everyone’s journey looks different, hearing the hardships and triumphs of others lets us know we are not alone. 

“Even when you are in the dark and the depths, it’s going to be okay.”

We dive into the shame, the fear, and the heartbreak...

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How Do I know I Ovulated?

How many times have you P'd in a cup or on a stick?

How many times has this given you useful information that you can use to empower yourself & make changes on how you proceed on your path to parenthood?

Many times tests are just a snap-shot in time or don't give us the whole picture we need to understand what's really going on.

Examples:

Ovulation tests tell you whether or not you had an LH surge. Great to know you're fertility window, but does not confirm successful ovulation.

Progesterone needs to be elevated for multiple days after ovulation to confirm ovulation has happened successfully.

Conventional wisdom says that your progesterone levels should be at their highest on day 21 of your cycle. Therefore your doctor brings you in for a blood draw on that one & only day of your cycle.

But the fact of the matter is, day 21 may not be your highest day to test & one day doesn't give you sufficient data to know what's truly going on.

‍So what do you do?

Pee in THE p CUP of...

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What You Need To Know About Ovulation

Let's talk FLOW and everything you NEED to know.



This should be the first thing you learn as a young woman, but unfortunately for many of us, it wasn't.

Understanding your flow & figuring out if you are having a healthy cycle.

Your flow starts when conception has not occurred Your estrogen & progesterone levels return down to their baseline & triggers the shedding of the superficial layers of your uterine lining, along with chemicals called prostaglandins.

It is these chemicals that are the culprits making you feel like sh*t & promote inflammation.

Knowing this basic physiology can help you understand the WHY things are happening & what you can do to improve your flow.

The popular belief is that your flow is supposed to be the most painful thing every month & put you down for days!

THIS IS NOT TRUE & it doesn't have to be this way.

You may be having painful periods and major PMS symptoms, because of all the inflammation already going on in your body.

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One Of The Easiest Ways To Improve Your Fertility Health

There are about 101 things you can do to improve your fertility health, in saying that here's so much to do, it can be overwhelming and you might find yourself doing nothing.

So let's start with WATER.
You know you need to drink more of it - that's not what I want to talk about today.

It's the quality of your water that's of the utmost importance & its hands down one of the easiest things you can do to improve your fertility health.

If you're drinking a lot of water & it’s full of fluoride, pharmaceuticals, perfluorinated chemicals, heavy metals, volatile organic chemicals, chloramines, pharmaceuticals or pesticides it’s not doing you much good- right!?!

We do not yet know ALL the health hazards associated with the chemicals put into our water, but I think it's safe to say, we know enough to realize that we shouldn't be drinking a load of water full of chemicals!

Many of these substances are known endocrine disruptors - which in layman's terms means it...

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Finding the Right Fertility Diet When You're Struggling With Infertility

ME: No tomatoes, please.

Waiter: What, you don't like tomatoes?

ME: No. I love tomatoes, but I'm intolerant to them.

Waiter: That's not a thing. Tomatoes are healthy, you can't be intolerant. 

ME: Well, you tell that to the eight years of infertility I dealt with, my guts & my  and my poor husband who spent 14 years wondering what the hell was leaking from my bottom

This is a real conversation I've had in my head every time someone questions me about not eating tomatoes.

One thing you might find out when you're trying to figure out what foods work & don't work for you is the social unacceptance of not eating certain foods. So much so, that even when you know something isn't good for you, you eat it anyway to avoid snide remarks or invasive questions.

I feel for you. I know exactly how this feels.

It might take you a while to be comfortable & determined enough not to give a flying f*uck what people think about your diet choices & why you're...

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12 NOT-SO-SWEET FACTS ABOUT SUGAR

For many women suffering from PCOS, endometriosis, hormonal issues and autoimmune issues, sugar is one of the most harmful substances you can be ingesting. From the obvious sugary foods to foods that turn into sugar (like refined carbohydrates), these can cause blood sugar spikes and crashes.
 
Over time leading to irregular menstrual cycles, disrupted ovulation patterns, insulin resistance and adrenal fatigue. I’m not here to tell you that you have to kiss your cookies or bread goodbye forever, but you need to understand that all forms of sugar can be having a significant impact on your ability to get pregnant.
 
As a society, we’ve got a problem with sugar. Our on-again, off-again relationship with the sweet stuff is damaging our fertility in more ways than one.
 
25 to 30 grams of sugar a day is the suggested amount, depending on what association or organisation you ask. The World Health Organisation backs this up and...
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5 GOLDEN RULES FOR THE BEST FERTILITY SMOOTHIE

 
If you follow me over @findingfertility you know my go-to breakfast is vegetables - #gratedvegbrekkie for that matter! One of the big things you can do to improve your fertility health and get pregnant naturally was to start eating vegetables for breakfast, along with some protein, healthy fats & probiotics!
 
But I know sometimes you just need a quick, easy, healthy on-the-go option for breakfast and a fertility smoothie is one of the best things to make & take.
 
There are about a million different ways to make a fertility smoothie, but like everything else in life, there are some important do's and don'ts when it comes to optimising your fertility smoothie.
 
And if you've hung around here long enough, you now know that's what it's all about optimising your fertility and improving your egg and sperm health, through your gut!
 
I have 5 GOLDEN RULES to follow when making a fertility smoothie.
 
ONE: Get your greens in...
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Learn THE steps you need to take to improve your fertility & prepare your body for the arrival of the baby you've been dreaming of.

🦩 Improve your egg quality

🦩 Reduce your chance of a miscarriage

🦩 Increase your chances of getting pregnant without drugs or expensive treatments