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This fertility podcast helps you to cut through the noise on the topics of women's health and fertility, zones in on the useful and practical tips that can help to boost your fertility. The show will provide fresh perspectives for someone who is trying to conceive by integrating Western medicine with Chinese medicine. The show's host, Adrienne Wei is a fertility expert with a background in Chinese medicine.
 
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Your Fertility Hub
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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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The Fertility Podcast is a safe place for men and women to talk and learn about infertility. It is for anyone looking for information and support ten trying to start a family and having problems. Episodes include interviews with Fertility experts and stories from everyday people talking honestly about their own fertility journey and what they have had to overcome. Also there are chats with lots of wellbeing experts all giving an essential voice to what is still a taboo subject.
 
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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 ...…
 
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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- ...…
 
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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 ...…
 
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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 ...…
 
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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 ...…
 
Ahhhhh, yes, the Two-Week-Wait, or 2WW... The Two-Week-Wait is the time between ovulation and when you test for pregnancy. You’ve done everything you could up until this point. You tracked ovulation and you did the baby dance and now….you wait. You find yourself “symptom checking.” Ohhhh, is that an implantation cramp? Do I feel slight nausea? ...…
 
I received a personal message yesterday after a long day at work. And it’s my favorite type of message - a pregnancy success story. One of my listeners wanted to let me know that she has been following me for a few months and she incorporated my diet advice as part her daily routine. She is now pregnant and planning her gender reveal party. It ...…
 
If you’ve been listening to my podcast for a while, you most likely have heard the period series where I talked about how to know if your cycle is fertile. And one of the ways to gauge whether or not your cycle is fertile is the pain level of your period. In a nutshell, if your period is super painful that means the energy and the blood are bot ...…
 
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Today’s episode is going to be on FOMO, have you ever heard of that word? FOMO, fear of missing out. That grass is always greener feeling, and there’s always something better out there. Have you ever had this uneasy and anxious feeling that everyone else’s life is better than yours? Are you the type of read at least 10 reviews before buying a t ...…
 
I’m sure never in a million years would you have thought that in your late twenties and early thirties that you would be battling acne again. You’re excited to put that awkward teenage years behind you, but the acne just keep following you around. It’s so frustrating that no matter what type of face wash, moisturizer that you use, and zit zappe ...…
 
In Chinese medicine we talk about energy flow and how important it is for your energy to flow properly. If it gets stuck, you’ll have problems. But what about the energy flow of your environment? What if you’re living in a super cluttered space, what if you’re working with a toxic person every day? Have you ever wondered why some plants keep dy ...…
 
It's no secret that one of my favorite subjects to talk about is acupuncture. In this episode, I talk about how to know if acupuncture is right for you and how find an acupuncturist. What are some of the questions you have to ask to see if that person is a right fit for you, what qualifications do you look for. As much as I love my profession, ...…
 
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In this episode, we’re going to talk about how to know if you’re ready for medical intervention. I love the fact that reproductive medicine has advanced so much now because 30 years ago, IVF wasn’t even an option. And now many women are able to get pregnant and become mothers because of it. But I think because IUI or IVF is a readily available ...…
 
Welcome to episode 4! So I'm back from D.C. and had an amazing time! Many of you wonder if and how I stay on track with my diet and lifestyle while on vacation. Vacations for some people is a time to relax, let loose and "cheat" on their diets. My husband certainly does this. As he is eating a chocolate cake he'll say "it's vacation." I've ofte ...…
 
Welcome to Season 3 Episode 3, The first of the supplement series. Many of you have questions about supplements and what you really should be taking because surely there's something you're lacking that you didn't know about. My personal belief on supplements is that we're all over-supplementing. We have this mentality that we can supplement our ...…
 
I have a great episode planned for you today I have personally struggled with this and I hear from so many of you that meal planning is a struggle, even if you know exactly what you need to eating. When you sit down to meal plan, your brain turns to mush. Or you have the best intentions to stay on track but you’re tired and exhausted by the tim ...…
 
WELCOME BACK!! Can I just tell you how excited I am to launch Season 3! I'm sooo close to finishing up my online course. But in the meantime, you can get on the waitlist so when it's finally ready you'll be the first to know. To signup just go to my website www.adriennewei.com I've decided to go off-the-cuff in this episode. I typically script ...…
 
So, you have this life plan that you’ve mapped out that by a certain age, you’ll be married and have two kids, a dog, and a cat, maybe a hamster. You then meet the right guy and you thought your plan would start to unfold like it should. When that doesn’t happen, you realize that it wasn’t as easy as you thought it was going to be. After years ...…
 
I’ve been tossing around the idea of offering a 1-on-1 fertility planning session for a while now. At first, I wasn’t sure how it would work, whether people would find value in it, and what if someone was already working with an acupuncturist or another alternative medicine doctor. But after a round of beta-testing with a few people, I think it ...…
 
I love my job dearly and I've helped hundreds of women conceive. But inevitably, there are times of losses too. Today, I'm going to be talking about one of the scariest topics when it comes to TTC. It's one of the biggest fears a woman will have and that is miscarriage. To try so hard to achieve success, only to lose it is an incredibly painful ...…
 
So often, we make up stories for ourselves because we all hate to fail and hate to be disappointed. But the stories trap us and prevents us from taking action. In today's episode (a shorter one than usual,) I talk about the one question you should be asking yourself when you feel defeated and unmotivated, and finding yourself derailed. This que ...…
 
Many women are devastated with the diagnosis of high FSH and/or Low ovarian reserve. They panic and assume that means they're out of eggs. That's not true. In this episode, I talk about what this diagnosis means from a Western medicine perspective. The I give you three tips on how to improve your chances of getting pregnant and maximize each cy ...…
 
Every Friday in our private Facebook community How to Get Healthy and Get Pregnant, I host a live Q&A session. It's my favorite event and I look forward to it all week. I love how I get to help answer burning questions about fertility and point people in the right direction when they're stuck. The discussions we have in the group are really, re ...…
 
Endometriosis is one of the hardest conditions to diagnose because 40-50% of women don't have any symptoms. It's only after years and years of trying with no success that a doctor would suspect endometriosis. If you've been diagnosed with endometriosis, sometime it can be a relief to know why you've been struggling but it can also make you feel ...…
 
Happy Thursday! I've been working hard on Practically Fertile, my online fertility-boosting program. I have an entire module dedicated to emotional well-being in what I call the Happiness Formula. I give you techniques on how to overcome some challenges such as self-sabotaging and repeated negative behavior patterns as part of the formula. I’m ...…
 
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Do you know what Endometriosis is? Can you believe that as many women have it as have diabetes, yet it can take up to 7 years to diagnose? Meet Claire aka @EndoLady on twitter who I found online sharing her experience of Endometriosis. Claire spoke to me to share her story and struggle to deal with the condition as well as shedding light on the ...…
 
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This week, we’re going to dig into another episode for the Now What Series. And specifically, we’re going to be talking about polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS. Many of you know that I’ve struggled with PCOS even now, and you probably remember that I was diagnosed with PCOS in my early twenties. I chose not to take birth control pills becaus ...…
 
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Forget the myths about egg donation hear from a woman who has altruistically donated 29 of her eggs. I also speak to the founder of Altrui, a UK egg donation programme Have you wondered about egg donation and been put off by the sensationalised newspaper articles or just not really understood how it all works? My latest episode hears from an eg ...…
 
So everyone knows that you must have a period in order to get pregnant. But what about those who suffer from Hypothalamic Amenorrhea or HA? Hypothalamic amenorrhea is a condition where a period is absent for longer than 6 months and usually caused by stress, under-eating, over-exercising, etc. Logan suffered from HA after the birth of her secon ...…
 
Today we're kicking off the Now What Series with unexplained infertility. In this episode, we explore places to look for answers and your options if you're not ready to jump into medical interventions. As frustrating as this diagnosis is, it doesn't define you. You're not infertile.
 
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When an Indian Bull's sperm is given considered so special, why aren't Men given the correct nutritional advice to enhance theirs? Nutritionist Melanie Brown offers a solution. My latest guest Melanie Brown is a Nutrionist who specialises in helping people to prepare for pregnancy, be it natural conception, or through an assisted reproduction c ...…
 
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