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This fertility podcast cuts through the noise and zones in on the useful and practical tips to help you get pregnant . The show will provide fresh perspectives for someone who is trying to conceive by integrating modern functional medicine with Chinese medicine. The show's host, Adrienne Wei is a fertility expert with a background in Chinese medicine. She believes leopard print is a neutral color and champagne is appropriate any day of the year.
 
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Uniquely focusing on the emotional side of infertility and providing you with information, tools and support to enhance your fertility and make your journey a more positive one. Tune into the Your Fertility Hub podcast for interviews, stories and tips to help you feel more supported, empowered and informed AND improve your chances of conceiving by learning all about the power of mind-body tools to boost your natural fertility. Hosted by international fertility coach, Karenna Wood, each podca ...
 
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In today’s episode, I interview Sarah Kaminski. You may remember her from an honor coaching call episode #61. I coached Sarah on how to recover from her most recent miscarriage. And most recently when we talked, I’m happy to report that her hormones levels have improved dramatically I’m just so excited for her because I truly feel pregnancy is ...…
 
IVF is an incredibly emotional experience. There’s lots of tips and information out there about how to change your diet, lifestyle and the practical tips but not a lot of specific emotional support. In this episode, Fertility Coach Karenna Wood talks you through her top tips to manage IVF more positively. In this, she touches on stress, emotion ...…
 
Remember the “Now What Series” way back when, I went through the popular conditions and what you can do if you were diagnosed with PCOS, unexplained infertility, endometriosis, High FSH. But I have talked about this one condition. There comes a time on every woman’s fertility journey when you start to get discouraged because nothing you’re doin ...…
 
Today, we’re finally going to talk about exercise because quite frankly, most people exercise way too much when they’re trying to get pregnant. Now, to be fair, exercising is really important. However, a major mindset shift must happen ASAP… and that is we need to stop looking at exercise as a way to lose weight and burn calories, and start loo ...…
 
In this episode, Karenna talks to Dr Lora Shahine, a Reproductive Endrocronologist from Pacific North West Fertility in Seattle. As well as an IVF specialist, Dr Shahine is also the Director of the Center for Recurrent Pregnancy Loss and author of two books (see links below) In this in-depth interview, we delve into the whole range of approache ...…
 
In our private group, I get this general feeling that there’s so much information out there and it’s hard to figure out who to listen to or what applies to you. But a common theme that I’m sensing is that many people are putting stress on their bodies without even realizing it. If you remember from a previous episode, we went over the idea of t ...…
 
Let’s face it, in today’s modern world, information is a commodity because we can just open Google, type in our questions, and boom! We get access to hundreds and thousands of search results. If you want a recipe, you can hop on pinterest and there are thousands of recipes to choose from. And then also you have that friend or blogger who has th ...…
 
In this episode, Karenna talks about the power of mindfulness. It’s not just a buzz word or only for the few - it’s now a mainstream technique that is scientifically-proven to raise emotional wellbeing and improve natural fertility. Most of us spend most of our thinking time in two places - the past and the future. We rehash past events, allow ...…
 
So today, I want you to meet Sarah. Sarah is a mom to a beautiful little boy and she is trying to conceive for the second time but unfortunately suffered two miscarriages back to back. In this episode, we talk a lot about nutrition because Sarah is a vegetarian and has been for many years. Even though animal protein is my preferred source for p ...…
 
It sounds familiar right? You're doing everything possible to improve your health and get pregnant, but your husband or partner doesn't seem to understand or willing to pull their fair share of the weight...especially when sperm quality issues are the reasons standing between you and your growing family. In today's episode, I interview licensed ...…
 
Caroline’s faith has led her through her own fertility journey and she now inspires thousands of others with her approach You are going to love meeting Caroline in this episode! Caroline is an infertility blogger who’s faith has supported her through her own 6-year battle with infertility and has led her to now inspire and support thousands of ...…
 
In today’s episode, I’m going to talk about the blueprint to pregnancy and which areas you should focus your attention and what your blueprint to pregnancy should look like. This episode is inspired by a trend of what I call “kitchen sink fertility.” I’m not shaming or blaming or criticizing you. I just see so many women overcomplicate things. ...…
 
This past Monday, I did something scary and felt really vulnerable. In the special episode, I talked about how I’m restructuring all my programs hoping to serve you better and help you get pregnant. But if I can be honest with you, it was kind of an emotional episode for me to record. Before I hit publish for that episode, I went through a rang ...…
 
Hear Poppy’s fertility story and how stress has been a major factor. Learn how she has deepened her relationship with her husband and listen to Karenna coaching Poppy on some positive support tools to reduce stress.For more emotional support and free resources, join Your Fertility Toolbox - www.yourfertilityhub.com/join-toolbox or https://www.f ...…
 
Today, we’re going to be talking about a healthy diet vs a fertile diet and I’m going to shock you by talking about one hormone that’s the most crucial for fertility (hint: it’s not estrogen.) Anytime I post anything about nutrition or diet, the posts always generate the most responses. I think this an area that most people struggle with. Food ...…
 
I don’t know if this sounds like you...but, in my ten years of coaching women on how to get pregnant, I’ve seen this plenty of times. At some point of your journey, you’re going to get to a point where you feel defeated because nothing you’re doing is working. At times you may even question your own will power, maybe I’m just not cut out for th ...…
 
Infertility can deepen cracks in your relationships but it can also make you stronger and better at communicating. Tune in to hear our Top 5 tips for your primary relationship during infertility. For more emotional support and free resources, join Your Fertility Toolbox - www.yourfertilityhub.com/join-toolbox or https://www.facebook.com/yourfer ...…
 
Today, we’re going to talk about male fertility because guess what, it still takes two-to-tango, and you need a sperm and an egg to get pregnant. Male fertility sometimes gets overlooked. And I don’t know if it’s something deeper but when a couple is having trouble conceiving, the woman is the presumed person with the problem. But here is the s ...…
 
Today’s guest is Hilary, a member of the Practically Fertile™ Club. Hilary reached out to me on one of our group coaching calls, and I decided to offer her the honor coaching opportunity because I needed more information about her situation to be able to answer her questions. I also thought it might be helpful to some of you who are in the same ...…
 
EP17 - Tune into this special podcast episode featuring a full, free meditation where you can meet your inner guide and get some direction for your journey. Even if you’re new to meditation, give it a try as it’s proven to help you reach your goals. For more emotional support and free meditations join Your Fertility Toolbox - www.yourfertilityh ...…
 
We live in a world where we are always on the go and sleep seems so overrated. God forbid if you sleep-in or take a nap, then you might feel like you’re missing out on something or people might think you’re lazy. That is so wrong, especially for someone trying to get pregnant. I bet a lot of you don’t think about how sleep could possibly be aff ...…
 
Today’s episode is going to be a really useful one. We’re going to be talking about Chinese medicine, and specifically the Chinese medicine perspective on the menstrual cycle. In Episode 47 I talked about the four substances according to Chinese medicine. Today, we’re going to deep dive. You’ll get a better idea of how each substance correspond ...…
 
In the first episode of 2018, we unashamedly jump on the January bandwagon and talk about setting goals. However, we do it in a very different way to what you might be used to. You may feel that setting goals during infertility is pointless as things change and you don’t have full control over your journey and destiny. We talk about how, of cou ...…
 
I’m so excited for 2018 because there are just so many things to look forward to. This episode is a facebook live interview that I conducted with Shannon Schultz-Wooten. Many of you are familiar with Shannon. She is a life coach with a speciality in helping others with fertility challenges move the blocks out of the way that are preventing them ...…
 
Today’s episode is part 2 of How to overcome limiting beliefs that are preventing you from pregnancy. To quickly review, limiting beliefs are show stoppers. They stop us in our tracks and prevent us from moving forward. Just by having these beliefs, we do not think, do or say the things that the beliefs prevent us from thinking, doing or saying ...…
 
In the last episode of 2017, we talk about one of the greatest challenges during infertility - negative thinking. It’s a huge topic and this episode uses one simple technique to help you challenge some of your negative thoughts - simply being your own best friend. So we start by being aware of what some of your common negative thoughts are e.g. ...…
 
Some fertility doctors and clinics are fantastic - so caring, you feel listened to and you couldn’t fault their treatment. Unfortunately, not all of them are. This time for the umpteenth time, I listened to a client telling me she feels like she’s just a number at her clinic and I decided to podcast some ideas of what you can do about it and im ...…
 
Do you ever find yourself saying things like “I’m infertile,” “I don’t have the willpower,” “people think I’m annoying,””I can’t do this,” “this is too hard.” We probably all have said something similar. These are what we call limiting beliefs. Limiting beliefs are show stoppers. They stop us in our tracks and prevent us from moving forward. Ju ...…
 
Learn about how breathing can transform your health, reduce your stress levels and become a simple way you can boost your natural fertility This week, we are joined by the fabulous Emma Ferris from The Butterfly Effect.com. to talk all about breathing and some simple tools you can use to reduce your stress and help you feel more positive. In th ...…
 
In episode 12, we chat about how tough the holiday season can be during infertility. When you're trying to get pregnant, the holidays can seem to magnify everything and it's easy to feel stressed out. The holidays can just add to the feeling that your life is on hold waiting for Santa to deliver your baby dust! We talk about how being prepared ...…
 
Today, I want you to meet Heather, a member of the Practically Fertile Club. Heather has gone through three rounds of IUI and is currently taking a break to get healthy before trying again. Heather’s challenges right now is with the nutrition plan. She is trying to stick to the plan as closely as possible but is gaining weight instead of losing ...…
 
As it’s Remembrance Day this week, Your Fertility Hub is talking all about ways you can remember your lost little ones, whether that be from early, mid or late-term miscarriage or stillbirth. We talk about why it is important to remember or mark the loss in the same way and how it can bring some of the pain to the surface to enable you to proce ...…
 
Come and meet Sue Johnston, a fabulous lady from San Diego, who battled infertility for 10-years and is now a fertility advocate and campaigner in Washington. In this episode, we hear all about her rollercoaster journey, the effects of being a ‘military wife’ and how she has now taken her experience and is using it to help others. Sue talks abo ...…
 
In this episode, you get your guilt-free pass to saying no to things! That baby shower - No! A family party with the inevitable questions? No! A work thing that could be good for you but is going to cause so much stress? No! We talk about the importance of putting yourself first and feeling able to say no to things that won’t support your wellb ...…
 
Welcome to episode 47. I touched on the core principle of Chinese medicine in episode #43. In that episode I talked about how the guiding principle of Chinese medicine is to always strive for balance. But specifically what do we try to balance? You hear me tossing around the terms qi stagnation, qi deficiency, blood deficiency, yin deficiency, ...…
 
Infertility is just so hard and all-consuming. It’s hard to see outside of it and the negativity is hard to overcome. In episode 8 of the podcast, we talk all about gratitude and how establishing a daily gratitude practice can transform your everyday experience on your fertility journey. “It is not joy that makes us grateful. It is gratitude th ...…
 
Today, I’m going to talk about a topic that is for sure going to stir up a debate and I’m probably going to get some hate mail. The topic is animal protein vs. plant-based protein. I get this questions very often from the women with whom I consult. “Really, I can have red meat? I thought that was bad for you?” Or “Really? I read this book and i ...…
 
Episode 7 is the second in our series of inspiring stories - interviews with women focusing on the emotional side of their journeys. In these interviews, we delve in deep into each fertility story and the emotions, thoughts and fears that go alongside infertility. You can read more inspiring stories from women from all over the world here In th ...…
 
In Episode 6, we talk all about the massive topic of worrying during your fertility journey. It is undoubtedly one of the biggest challenges you face - keeping on top of all your worries and thoughts and not talked about often enough. We discuss some of the types of worries you might have and 3 fantastic strategies to stop the overwhelm and re- ...…
 
Today, I actually want to revisit an old topic that we’ve talked about a lot this past year. And that is gut health. I want to revisit gut health because since episode 3 aired, the responses and questions have been overwhelming because it’s a new way of looking at nutrition, and how specifically it affects fertility. In the US, salads are the g ...…
 
Episode 5 (14:09 minutes) teaches you 3 quick relaxation techniques you can use at any time to help you de-stress and to assist you in changing those real peak anxiety times into moments of calm and feeling in control. These three different techniques are a great addition to anyone’s emotional toolbox, so you can whip them out right when you ne ...…
 
What if you’ve never had a natural cycle for almost 10 years? What if you were bouncing around from doctor to doctor looking for answers and the best advice they can give is to take medicine? Meet Susie... This is the incredible story of Susie who was diagnosed with hypothalamic amenorrhea and PCOS. She went from feeling hopeless to getting pre ...…
 
Episode 4 is the first in our series of inspiring stories - interviews with women focusing on the emotional side of their journeys. In these interviews we delve in deep into each fertility story and the emotions, thoughts and fears that go alongside infertility. You can read more inspiring stories from women from all over the world here In this ...…
 
In episode 3, we talk about the power of guided visualisations and why they are a popular way to relax and support you in making changes in your life and reaching your pregnancy goal. We then listen to a FREE guided visualisation for fertility which guides you into a deeply relaxed state and helps you release tension from your body. In this epi ...…
 
In episode 2, we delve into stress and fertility and look at how stress affects the body and interferes with reproduction. We look at how and why this happens and I give my top 5 stress-reduction strategies to help you relax and maximise your fertility For FREE access to mind body tools for fertility and much more, join Your Fertility Toolbox o ...…
 
This first episode introduces what the podcast is all about - the emotional side of infertility. Join me as we discuss the massive impact of emotions on our bodies, how this can affect our fertility and how we can harness the power of mind-body tools to boost your natural fertility. For more information and to access the free goodies in our fer ...…
 
Today is special for two reasons. First, it’s the one year anniversary for when I launched the podcast. One year, can’t believe it. My podcast has been downloaded 7374 times this last month. Compared to the very first month last year, I had 149 downloads. That’s so awesome! I am so thankful for all of you who are sharing this podcast and spread ...…
 
I always talk about how Chinese medicine is really different than Western medicine. Because one medical system looks for the root cause of diseases and the other is about putting out fire and treating the symptom. But yet, these two medical systems have a lot of similarities. I mentioned last week that I really want to break down the informatio ...…
 
Hello and welcome to season 4! Can't believe that it's almost been a year since I launched this podcast. This episode is a preview episode. I just had so much to update you on that there's no way to squeeze in more content. So, I'm going to be talking about what to expect in this upcoming season. I'm doing things a bit differently so that I can ...…
 
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