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Chances are, you know someone who’s struggling with infertility right now. That someone might even be you. Here in the U.S., one in eight couples is dealing with infertility, so this issue is top of mind for so many of us.
That’s why I’m excited to share today’s podcast episode with you. I spoke with Sarah Clark of Fab Fertile, which is a Canadian organization dedicated to helping couples address infertility using natural resources (think dietary changes, environmental adjustments, functional lab testing, and mindset shifts). Couples typically come to Sarah after receiving an infertility diagnosis from a doctor, and their work with her and her team becomes an extension of other things happening as they work to address their infertility. Sarah talks about how it’s important to build a community when you’re trying to overcome infertility challenges, and that community can include physicians, natural support like Fab Fertile, chiropractic care, mental health care, acupuncture, and more.
Sarah herself struggled with infertility when she was trying to build her family several years ago, so this work comes from a personal place for her, and I feel like her message is one of hope. After all, she sees success frequently in the couples she works with, and often not only do these couples achieve pregnancy — they also become healthier and feel better overall thanks to the changes she helps them make.
Within this episode, Sarah shared a few great resources that I wanted to be sure to link to here:
- Read more about how and why to do the elimination diet here
- Sarah recommended Lisa Hendrickson-Jack as a great resource for fertility awareness birth control methods (as an alternative to hormonal birth control)
- Speaking of hormonal birth control…Dr. Jolene Brighten is a good resource to learn more about why the pill may not be the best course of action for you (and how to get your body back to a healthy, balanced place after you’ve stopped taking the pill)
- Two fertility trackers worth looking into: the Ava Bracelet and Daysy