Leptin’s Surprising Role in Fertility – Part 1

How does leptin, a hormone talked almost exclusively in the context of appetite control affect fertility? Leptin is rarely acknowledged for its importance in fertility despite many studies clearly showing…

Nutritional Testing When Trying to Get Pregnant

So you’re trying to get pregnant and reading up on all the helpful online advice… Everyone says “eat a healthy diet” — and then describes what they think is healthy….

How to Handle All That Fertility Advice

Since my focus is about getting pregnant and STAYING pregnant, this article talks about two tests I think should be done when you first find out you’re pregnant. I worry though that women…

The Problem With Having A Fertility Diagnosis

When faced with a problem, you like to know the cause so that a solution can be presented. Problem: not getting pregnant Cause: For women in their late 30s or 40s, often the…

Are You at Risk for Premature Ovarian Failure?

Spring’s here! The trees are leafing out, birds are chirping, and cute little lambs are in the pastures. Interestingly, some of those pastures have more lambs than others. This is…

The Pursuit of Happiness when TTC

Those of you who have been reading my emails for awhile have probably noticed that my writing has changed over time. I went from never sending anything to writing daily…

How Does MTHFR Affect Fertility?

Dealing with infertility is often a crash course in biology! You’ve discovered that this is way more complicated than just the birds and the bees. You’ve likely gone from knowing…

The Importance Of This Routine When TTC

For many, a morning cup of joe is part of their routine.  This article talks about if caffeine can affect your chances of getting pregnant. There’s something soothing and grounding about preparing…