Our clinic has many patients coming in to assist with optimizing their fertility, or helping them get ready for IUI, or IVF. In this article I wanted to give some resources that may be helpful for women who aren’t yet pregnant but are wanting to get pregnant within the next couple of years or months.
Many women ask us about diet, and although we know much in this area, there are colleagues of ours that know even more. Katie Altneau is an acupuncturist in Denver, CO who has a fertility program for women focused on diet and self-care. Her site offers a 4-day fertility cleanse, and a fertility meal plan that includes recipes and shopping lists. She also has a postpartum meal guide. She’s terrific at what she does and we highly recommend her. Katie even has some guided meditations for fertility, which many of you have asked about.
Kathryn Flynn, right here in Jacksonville, OR runs a company called Fertile Foods. Her site has a wealth of information on it as far as recipes and resources go. She also makes and sells fertility tea blends.
Acubalance Wellness is a fertility acupuncture clinic in Vancouver, BC. If you are looking for tons of information on the topic of nutrition and diet, then this site has so much available info to sift through. Here is the link for their food and diet page.
And as many of you already know, acupuncture is amazing for getting the body ready for conception and working with women as pregnancy occurs and progresses. It’s also a wonderful modality for postpartum conditions and issues that can commonly arise.
Please share this article with anyone you know that wants to optimize their fertility or is planning on conceiving soon.
Have fun cooking and eating the healthiest foods for you and baby to come.