The results are in! And you’re….
I see you over there…
Eyeing those teensy tiny little feety pajamas at Target
Mentally noting cute patterns and brands for future reference when you’re buying for baby showers
Dead ass staring at your partner while they’re holding your friend’s baby
It’s baby-making time! Woot woot!
But where the hell do you get started?
If you’ve had the nerve to google “fertility diet” or “how to prep for pregnancy” then you know it’s a clusterfuck of blogs, pdfs, advice, and books on all the supplements you need and food you need to give up.
It’s effing overwhelming.
And it is kind of a big deal. I mean, you’re making a whole ass human that you’re going to spend at least the next 18 years trying not to mess up.
So if you’ve been sitting there staring at your screen like, “wtf do I do?” Here’s the no-BS plan to get your body in gear!
Your Fertile AF Plan
Focus on inclusion instead of exclusion. Adding in more colorful fruits and veggies with your meals can add a ton of fertility-supporting vitamins, minerals, and fiber into your system. And remember, the richer the color, the more nutrient-packed the food is!
Get yourself a solid prenatal vitamin. Prenatal vitamins are not created equal and anyone who tells you they are is dead. ass. wrong.
Supplement regulation in the US is glaringly crappy so it’s important to not only pick a product with the right vitamins and minerals but also one that’s been 3rd party tested for quality.
You can check out the nutrients I look for in a prenatal in this IG post.
Start tracking your ovulation. I know in school they made it sound like you could get pregnant with just a steamy look from the opposite sex. But the truth is, conception can only occur 3-5 days out of each month. Knowing when you ovulate (which may or may not happen on day 14) can save you heaps of time (and effort…if you know what I mean )
Before we go further, let me introduce myself real quick
I’m a food + fertility nerd living out my wet dream of helping lady bosses get their hormones to cooperate, get pregnant, and run the show as mom.
As a trained dietitian, I’ve always known the importance of healthy eating. But when it came time to have kids, I was blown away by the lack of knowledge and support surrounding fertility + pregnancy.
I struggled physically and emotionally with my first pregnancy and learned everything I could to heal and prepare my body afterward. And I credit the work I did healing my hormone imbalances and nourishing my body for my beautiful second pregnancy and postpartum.
When I saw other women struggling with the same issues (and getting zero help from their docs), I bailed on my cushy job in weight management to turn the reproductive world upside down by giving you the education and support you deserve while building your family.
I’m SO happy you’ve landed here and to show my appreciation here are 5 fun facts about me you didn’t ask for:
♉️ Enneagram 6 Taurus and oldest daughter.
Midwest born and raised.
️ Buckeye till I die.
Sweet, salty, sour…I’ll pretty eat almost anything but peas and milk are and you can’t pay me to ingest them.
I’ll watch Real Housewives of anywhere but my true loyalty lies with New Jersey even though I’ve never been there.
Here’s your quick-fire fertility ditch or do guide (because sometimes less is more)
Do – Dig into some stress management techniques with my Hustle + Fertility blog post here
Ditch – Plastic water bottles and food storage containers to cut down on some major hormone-disrupting chemicals
Ditch – The random advice you’re going to get from everybody around you (and I do mean everybody…). Your mama intuition kicks in early so if some well-meaning advice isn’t sitting well feel free to move on!
Do – Have fun! Joy and pleasure are linked to healthy ovulation, mood, and self-image! You officially have permission to have all the unprotected sex you want!
Ok, ok you hear me loud and clear – less is more. But how do I even get started with supporting myself as I embark on this journey of creating new humans?
It’s time to stalk me on the Gram @thefertilitynut – I share loads of easy tips, support, and resources so you can get your crunchy on and naturally work on your fertility.
Oh and don’t be surprised if you catch me in your inbox in the next few days with more tips to transform your fertility❤️