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Sleep For Fertility

Your body depends on you to take care of it well, and one of the easiest ways you can meet its needs is by going to bed early. Sleep contributes to your well being in many ways- weight control, healthy metabolism, proper hormone function, mental and emotional stability, memory and learning and guess what else – fertility! During sleep your body repairs the damage that occurred during the day by releasing the hormone melatonin. Based on the circadian rhythm it does this at about 10:30 every night. If you aren’t asleep when “the janitor” comes out to mop up all of the junk, it can’t do its job! Have you ever wondered why you can go to bed at 10, wake up at 6 and feel much more rested than if you go to bed at midnight and wake up at 8? This is why. In fact, every hour you sleep before midnight is equivalent to 2 hours after midnight. Lack of melatonin release puts the body in a stressed state and the reproductive hormones are the first to get out of whack when you’re body is stressed. Why would your body want to procreate in an stressful environment? Continue reading Sleep For Fertility

Fertile Grass

As I was making my monthly purchase of Amazing Grass yesterday at the local natural food store, I remembered a conversation I had with the makers of this product when I met them a few years ago. They said that it was an incredible fertility enhancer especially when men take it, and that between the 2 of them they had 5 kids who were all unplanned! As I thought about this I realized I became pregnant with our child 2 months after my husband started taking it. There is no scientific study to back this up, but it’s a great product anyway and one definitely worth taking. It basically fills in the nutritional gaps for those of us who never seem to eat enough greens! Try the chocolate flavor. Mix it with water or put it in your smoothie in the morning.

The Fertility Diet

There are many things you can start doing right now to improve your chances of ovulating and becoming pregnant. Dr. Walter Willett from Harvard University has written about it concisely in his book The Fertility Diet: Groundbreaking Research Reveals Natural Ways to Boost Ovulation and Improve Your Chances of Getting

It’s a great read, and gives you a great head start on nutrition during pregnancy!