This is for anyone who is thinking Help! I’m not falling pregnant!
Hands down, falling pregnant has been the challenge of my life. Within that space of a few years, those early months of trying alone, with absolutely no idea what was wrong (or if there was even something wrong!) ranked up there with fertility treatments (although IVF and then my miscarriage took the cake) as being incredibly stressful.
I was pretty much in the mindset of ‘whatever it takes’ and I just wanted someone to tell me what I needed to be doing, and I’d do it, without question.
This podcast is for anyone who is in that space. Anyone who is out there in the wilderness trying on their own without luck, or any warriors out there who want to make sure that they’re giving IVF and fertility treatments a red hot go (because you’ve had enough, because IVF is bloody expensive and because you’re just so damn over it).
Today, I’ve invited Gabriela Rosa onto the show. Gabriela is not only a Naturopath who specialises in fertility, but she also has a Masters in Reproductive Medicine and Genetics (among other things). She has been helping women fall pregnant for more than 20 years. Literally, day in, day out, Gabriela is there, working with women, just like you and I, to help them finally fall pregnant.
So, I figure she knows her stuff!
I totally picked her brain on a range of issues from diet, to diet shakes and weight loss, how unique every single person and their requirements are, why there are junkies out there falling pregnant and here we are moving the ends of the earth and it still isn’t happening (grrrr), why just taking an evening primrose supplement may not cut it, and also, how it’s not JUST about diet.
I actually found that last point really interesting.
Here is someone who specialises in this from a health/medical-type perspective, but who is, once again telling us that (my favourite quote by Kris Carr) it’s not just about what we eat and drink, it’s also about how we think. For me, that was the missing link, and I think it’s really like a recipe.
For some of us, falling pregnant is not as easy as bunging some ingredients in a dish and baking it. It’s like baking one of those (infuriating yet delicious, but not so great for fertility) macarons. Those things take effort. You need all the ingredients and you need to do it right. For some of us, that’s what falling pregnant is like, and that’s what we discuss in the podcast.
When I listened back to this podcast in editing, I felt like I discovered so many new pieces of information from Gabriela, and I just find it incredibly enlightening.
One of the reasons I also had Gabriela on the show is because she runs a FREE 14 day fertility challenge*, which launches really soon on 8 January. Did I mention it’s free? Each day Gabriela runs over an important element in her recipe for falling pregnant, and diet is only a small part of it.
**UPDATE: Gabriela’s next course begins on 9 April – click here to join the free 14 day challenge**
I’m going to be joining because I feel it will be so interesting, and I hope you’ll join too. It’s a great way to get some free advice on what you can do to improve your chances of falling pregnant (either naturally or through assisted reproductive treatments), and I’m such a huge advocate of building a team of people around you to assist with your fertility journey, and this could be a good step to incorporating some holistic care into your plan.
Of course, Gabriela also does one on one consultations, and has heaps of products on her website too.
Books mentioned in the podcast:
For now though, you can click here to join the free 14 day challenge* . See you there!
*Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means that I receive (at absolutely no additional cost to you – especially since this is a free challenge), a commission if you sign up. Please understand that I would never recommend something that I don’t believe would be incredibly helpful to you on your fertility journey, and it is incredibly rare for me to engage in sponsored posts. I provide links to these products, not because of the small affiliate income I’d make if you decide to make a purchase, but because I think you’ll find them incredibly helpful and useful. Please do not sign up if you don’t believe this is for you.