In this edition of my Fertility Awareness Reality Series, I am airing a client session with Kelly. Kelly is a member of my most recent Fertility Friday Group Program. She recently came off hormonal contraceptives and joined the group in preparation for pregnancy. Although Kelly isn’t actively trying to conceive at the moment, she joined the group as a way to better understand her cycles and focus on improving her menstrual cycle health before she starts trying to conceive later on this year.
One of the themes that arise in this episode is the importance of self-advocacy. Kelly recently received a diagnosis of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis as a result of our sessions together during the group program. In light of her new diagnosis, she has been making a number of changes to her diet and lifestyle to address this, and she is also working closely with a functional practitioner who is supervising her care. With that being said, in Kelly’s case, this issue was only identified because she requested testing. An important reminder that we have to take an active role in our own healthcare.
In this episode, as in the other episodes in my Fertility Awareness Reality Series, I pull back the curtain and show you inside a real client session. You get to see exactly what it’s like to work with me one-on-one!
Topics discussed in today’s episode
- Kelly’s experience with hormonal contraceptives
- Kelly’s recent diagnosis of Hypothyroid (Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis)
- The impact of thyroid disorders on the menstrual cycle chart
- What days are optimal for trying to conceive?
- Why it’s important to have your partner’s sperm analyzed right off the bat
- The role of cervical mucus in filtering out defective sperm
- How to manage a gluten-free diet?
- A whole food gluten-free diet vs a junk food gluten-free diet
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Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic