Episode 011: Naturally Infertile

Join host Dr. Natalie Crawford as she talks about the fertile lifestyle and optimizing your natural fertility. In this episode, she will discuss natural fertility and your cycles, helping you understand how to optimize your chance of conception each month. Listen to how environmental toxins, diet, and supplements play a role in your fertility, both naturally and in the course of fertility treatments.    

Show notes:

  • Understanding your cycles

  • The fertile window and the best time for intercourse

  • Fertility Awareness Methods

    • Ovulation Predictor Kits (OPKs)

    • Cervical Mucus Monitoring (CMM)

    • Basal Body Temperature (BBT)

  • Coital practices: frequency of intercourse, lubricant, positions, and more

  • Environmental toxins and exposures (12:30)

    • Smoking

    • Alcohol

    • Caffeine

    • Biphenols like BPA

    • Phthalates

    • Perflourinated chemicals (PFCs)

    • Pesticides

  • The fertility diet

    • Carbohydrates

    • Fruit

    • Vegetables

    • Dairy

    • Meat

    • Fish and omega 3

    • Soy

  • Supplements

    • Vitamin B12

    • Vitamin D

    • Folic Acid

    • Coenzyme Q10

    • DHEA

  • Stress and mental health

  • Next episode: Egg Freezing