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On this week's episode of the Fertility Confidence Podcast we chat a little bit more about taking a break on your fertility journey. I had someone ask me on IG how to even take a break, so I thought this was an important conversation to share. You may not be in a place where this feels right to you, and that's okay. But if you're wondering if stepp…
 
In this week's episode I had a chance to sit down and chat with Melissa Harris, author of One Pound, Twelve Ounces. She shared her candid experience with infertility and how her journey brought her a miracle son and to begin advocating for women's health in the US. She shares with us some amazing advice for other women going through their fertility…
 
In today’s episode I get to sit down with another ND who I look up to, Dr. Jordan Robertson ND. Jordan has been a huge influence in the ND community, using her background in critical appraisal to bring evidence-based support to women’s health. Jordan and I spent some time talking about miscarriages in today’s episode, so if you aren’t in a place wh…
 
Okay, we're finally at some strategy. We could probably continue to talk about stress and the impact it can potentially have on your hormones and therefore your fertility for weeks. So you've decided that stress and cortisol dysregulation may be part of the problem (if you aren't sure, go back and listen to episode 22). Now what? Today we're taking…
 
On this week’s episode we are talking stress and fertility once again in part two of the series! We’re going to cover: How stress can impact fertility Signs and symptoms to watch out for The bigger picture of stress assessment I hope this episode makes you start to ponder about your own personal journey with stress management right now. I encourage…
 
This week’s episode is a personal share - and I went back and forth and back and forth on posting. I wanted to share a little bit about my journey with burn out the last year. And even though I’m not actively TTC, I felt like it was appropriate to start the conversation about how stress can impact the fertility journey. In this weeks episode we tal…
 
In this week's episode I had the pleasure of interviewing Joanne Verkuilen, founder and creator of the amazing platform Circle + Bloom. Joanne Verkuilen is the founder of Circle + Bloom which aims to share the incredible power of the mind-body connection. Her various programs and guided meditations are designed to empower anyone on their journey. D…
 
Do you suspect your estrogen is high or have you been told you are estrogen dominant? If so, this episode is for you. I’m going to make you question if that diagnosis is appropriate for you and your fertility journey because oftentimes this concept of “estrogen dominance” is being thrown around a little prematurely. Before you go messing with your …
 
Welcome to another episode of the Fertility Confidence podcast. I am your host, Dr. Kelsey Duncan, naturopathic doctor, and the founder and creator of the Fertility Confidence method. In today’s episode, we are going back to an older recorded Facebook Live session on progesterone. This hormone does not go unnoticed in the fertility world. I find if…
 
Welcome to another episode of the Fertility Confidence podcast. I am your host, Dr. Kelsey Duncan, naturopathic doctor, and the founder and creator of the Fertility Confidence method. In today’s episode, we are delving deeper into our discussion on Insulin, the overlooked and under-discussed hormone that does, in fact, have an impact on our fertili…
 
Welcome to another episode of the Fertility Confidence podcast. I am your host, Dr. Kelsey Duncan, naturopathic doctor, and the founder and creator of the Fertility Confidence method. In today’s episode, we are talking about Insulin, the overlooked and under-discussed hormone that does, in fact, have an impact on our fertility. This is part one of …
 
Welcome to another episode of the Fertility Confidence podcast. I am your host, Dr. Kelsey Duncan, naturopathic doctor, and the founder and creator of the Fertility Confidence method. In today’s episode, we are talking through my thoughts on Acupuncture and fertility. This discussion is an overflow from a live I did within the Be Hormonally Confide…
 
Welcome to another episode of the Fertility Confidence podcast. I am your host, Dr. Kelsey Duncan, naturopathic doctor, and the founder and creator of the Fertility Confidence method. In today’s episode, I am speaking to Nora Deborra about how nutrition can help power your cycle. Nora and I both agree that laying that foundational groundwork is key…
 
Welcome to another episode of the Fertility Confidence podcast. I am your host, Dr. Kelsey Duncan, naturopathic doctor, and the founder and creator of the Fertility Confidence method. In today’s episode, we are talking about the two-week wait, that luteal phase we, as women, go through every single month. We will discuss how to give this difficult …
 
Welcome to another episode of the Fertility Confidence podcast. I am your host, Dr. Kelsey Duncan, naturopathic doctor, and the founder and creator of the Fertility Confidence method. In today’s episode, we are talking about Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH), why it is not the be-all and end-all of your fertility success, and the benefits of a synergist…
 
Welcome to another episode of the Fertility Confidence podcast. I am your host, Dr. Kelsey Duncan, naturopathic doctor, and the founder and creator of the Fertility Confidence method. In today’s episode, we are talking about Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and their impact on your hormones and your fertility. What are they, how do they impact…
 
Dr. Kelsey Duncan welcomes Coach Kela to the show to discuss the benefits of Cycle Synching and how it can have a positive impact on your fertility. Kelsey has already seen benefits in her fitness capacity by matching the fitness intensity to where she is in her menstrual cycle. It has improved her consistency in her workouts which has kept her “sa…
 
Welcome to another episode of the Fertility Confidence podcast. I am your host, Dr. Kelsey Duncan, naturopathic doctor, and the founder and creator of the Fertility Confidence method. In today’s episode, we are talking about what you can start implementing today, as soon as you’ve finished listening to this episode of Fertility Confidence, to help …
 
Welcome to another episode of the Fertility Confidence podcast. I am your host, Dr. Kelsey Duncan, naturopathic doctor, and the founder and creator of the Fertility Confidence method. In today’s episode, we are joined by the wonderful Dr. Antoinette Falco, naturopathic doctor and certified Fertility Awareness Educator. Her passion for helping women…
 
Whether you are a regular listener or this is your first time joining us here on the Fertility Confidence podcast, welcome. I am your host, Dr. Kelsey Duncan, naturopathic doctor, and the founder and creator of the Fertility Confidence method. It is such a beautiful day where I am, and while I’d love to be plunging into a pool right about now, I th…
 
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects the reproductive system and the endocrine system. This means that the ovaries and uterus are affected, but so are insulin and glucose production and processing. Conceiving with PCOS requires tracking and treating the body’s hormonal imbalance. Dr. Samina Mitha is a naturopathic doctor and a PCOS specialist. …
 
This episode is the first of many Fertility Warrior stories that I will bring to the podcast to share the journeys of the people who go down a path to fertility confidence. Our first story is about Megan. As a first-time mom, Megan is navigating the world of motherhood and postpartum as a Fertility Confidence Graduate. As an #endowarrior, Megan spe…
 
Half of the information that makes a baby comes from sperm, but sperm are often forgotten in fertility conversations and action plans. About 60% of infertility cases have a sperm component to them, so we should be pursuing pre-conception care long before trying to conceive. Research shows a clear decline in average sperm health over decades. Modern…
 
Erin McCollough joins Kelsey on the podcast to discuss how Yoga can change the modality of how women approach motherhood. One of the best parts of this conversation is the way that Erin speaks about how yoga can be more than just a fitness tool. She discusses how you can use yoga in a variety of different ways that can benefit your overall mindset.…
 
Dr. Kelsey Duncan talks about the science behind her 30 minute morning routine to help boost fertility. She talks about how it may not be this structure, but breaks down the why behind each piece of the routine and how consistency of healthy habits over time is important. The morning routine includes 4 easy steps to accomplish consistently to help …
 
There are many choices of Prenatal Vitamins available on the market and we want to make sure that we get the best one out there, but which one is the best choice you? Choosing the proper Prenatal Vitamin can be confusing and intimidating that is why Dr. Kelsey Duncan talks about this subject in this episode. She provides you with a full understandi…
 
Can you believe we are almost through the first quarter of 2020? Too often, by this time of year, despite our best intentions, many of the promises we made to ourselves at the beginning of the year are but a distant memory. When we get stressed and tired, it’s easy to fall back into negative […] The post Eliminate Shame & Blame From TTC appeared fi…
 
Can you believe that the beginning of the holiday season is just a few weeks away? This time of year can be filled with so much fun, laughter, celebration, and forging deeper connections with the people you love. When you are trying to conceive, it can also be a time when you are faced with […] The post Beat The Holiday Blues appeared first on Circ…
 
Photo by Wendy Yalom It is so inspiring to read amazing fertility success stories from women in this community and beyond. As happy as you are for those women, it’s easy to think, “How did SHE do it? I did the same thing and it didn’t work. She must be luckier or more deserving than […] The post A Day in the Life of a Fertility Success Story appear…
 
One of the most frustrating places to be on the journey to conceive is getting to the point when you say, “I am doing everything I can to get (and stay) pregnant, but nothing is working!” This is when you can get sucked into beating yourself up, second guessing your choices, and replaying “failures” over […] The post When Trying Isn’t Working appea…
 
One of the hardest aspects of the fertility journey is feeling like we are surrounded by “failure.” Whether it’s reliving past disappointments, feeling like nothing we are doing is working, or being stuck in analysis paralysis, because we don’t want to risk making another “mistake” in the future— our approach to failure can play a […] The post Take…
 
Does it feel like you are doing everything you can to get pregnant, but nothing is working? Do you worry that there’s something missing in your fertility strategy? Wish you had someone to talk to about this? Maybe even ask the scary, messy, or inconvenient questions you wouldn’t dare ask your friends, family, or partner? […] The post Up Level Your …
 
Are there days when you just want to scream, because it feels like you are doing everything you can to get pregnant, but nothing seems to be working? Do you ever think to yourself, “Something has to change, I just don’t know what!” If you find yourself in that place, you aren’t alone, and I’ve […] The post 3 Critical Skills for Creating Your Fertil…
 
Are there days when it seems like your fertility journey is just one struggle after another? Do you ever wish you could reconnect with the fun, joy, confidence, and excited anticipation you once had about being a Mom? Well lovely lady, ask and you shall receive! Listen to our FREE podcast where we explored the […] The post The Struggle Free Fertili…
 
Are you ready for an exciting, fresh start on your fertility journey? Would you LOVE to live this time in your life with more peace, joy, and ease—instead of constantly feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and negative, with no hope in sight? You might think this sounds too good to be true, but here’s what you’ve got […] The post Unleash Your Fertility …
 
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