Jul 26, 2021
Justine Altman joins us today as we're digging into how to optimize pregnancy success with POI/POF.
The standard approach for a diagnosis of premature ovarian insufficiency/failure is donor eggs.
What we know from helping women with POI/POF conceive naturally or improve their chances of pregnancy success at the clinic with their own eggs is healing opportunities are regularly missed.
It is not about myopically focusing on the POI/POF diagnosis but looking at the whole body. When we take a personalized targeted action plan we can optimize the chances of pregnancy success with your own eggs.
As you may know I had my own diagnosis with POI/POF at 28. I had both my kids with donor eggs and then years later discovered food sensitivities, gut infections and chronic stress contributed to my infertility.
That’s why we specialize in POI/POF, low AMH, high FSH and diminished ovarian reserve. I don’t want other couples to struggle like we did.
Bottom line I want you to know there is hope.
Justine is part of my team here at Fab Fertile. She is an integral part of our Couples Coaching program - which uses functional lab testing, diet, and lifestyle changes to dramatically improve conception.
If you are struggling with infertility...your body is desperately trying to tell you something...focusing on your health will either help you get pregnant naturally or if you do need to go to the fertility clinic it will improve your chances of success.
Justine is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner. She was diagnosed with POCS and struggled with infertility but after taking a functional approach was able to have both her children naturally.
In this episode you'll learn:
1) Mindset around the POI/POF diagnosis and strategies to cope so you can see a path forward.
2) Themes we see with POI/POF and what you can do to optimize your chances of pregnancy success.
3) Autoimmunity and POI/POF we explore the connection and what you need to know so you don’t waste time.
4) When to know if IVF is the right next step for you. We discuss the options.
5) Plus we address FAQ’s such as bioidenticals, DHEA, blood sugar balance and mental/emotional stress.
06:03- INTRO TO TODAY'S EPISODE AND JUSTINE'S BIO
07:15- SARAH'S PERSONAL STORY WITH PREMATURE OVARIAN FAILURE
10:10- THEME: A PROFESSIONAL'S DIAGNOSIS REDUCING HOPE
15:11- THEME: DIETARY ISSUES
21:48- THEME: AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE
25:35- WHEN DO WE TRY IVF?
31:00- THEME: THYROID DYSFUNCTION
33:18 THEME: HORMONES
36:40- THEME: BLOOD SUGAR IMBALANCES
38:43- THEME: GUT INFECTIONS
45:45- THEME: OVERWORKING AND PERFECTIONISM
51:42- THEME: TRIGGERS
54:10- FINAL THOUGHTS
Book your Free Supercharge Your Fertility Discovery Call here: https://intakeq.com/booking/cZ7XW6
Sponsored by: BLUBlox (Sleep+ is the world’s most advanced blue and green light blocking glasses addressing the exact frequencies of light required after dark to optimally produce melatonin for restorative sleep and health)
Got questions? Join the Fab Fertile Support Group for motivation, support, and education so that you can prepare for pregnancy success.
Connect with Sarah on social media and learn more about functional fertility solutions that will help you have your baby.
Functional Medicine 101