Start with this Fertility Book First

This is my go-to book for women wanting to get pregnant or coming off the birth control pill. Our bodies send us signals to let us know what is happening. For most women, our cycles are a mystery! I can admit, mine was too. I had no clue that I could watch the subtle signs my body was giving me to let me know when I was at my most fertile. So, if you are on the beginning of your fertility journey or it’s a couple years away until you want to start a family, now is a great time to start tracking your cycles and getting to know your body. Not everyone has a perfect 28 day cycle and ovulates on day 14. We are all individuals.  So, go get this book or check out their website. Taking Charge of Your Fertility.


Whitney Young, ND

Taking charge of your fertility

Taking charge of your fertility

Boost your fertility by doing nothing

I was at the Asian Integrative Medicine Symposium a couple of weekends ago listening to a seminar about Chinese Medicine and Artificial Reproductive Techniques (translation: acupuncture for IVF).

The speaker was amazing and I grabbed quite a few tips from him that day.  Here is one that I believe to be brilliant.

Sit and do nothing for 15 minutes each day.

By nothing I mean just that – no TV, no phone, no reading…just nothing.

For most of my fertility patients in Barrie and Orillia, it would be easier to ask them to get to the moon.  I mean really, NOTHING?

Try it for 2 weeks.  Train your family that when you’re having your ‘nothing time’ that they do not interrupt short of an emergency (bleeding or fire would be good boundaries here).

What does nothing feel like?  Please share your experiences.