73 – Making Babies by Sami S. David & Jill Blakeway

This book was recommended to me by a group of women on a forum I frequent on The Nest.  This, as you can see by the subtitle, is a way to acheive maximum fertility prior to getting pregnant.  Here’s the Goodreads summary.

“MAKING BABIES offers a proven 3-month program designed to help any woman get pregnant. Fertility medicine today is all about aggressive surgical, chemical, and technological intervention, but Dr. David and Blakeway know a better way. Starting by identifying “fertility types,” they cover everything from recognizing the causes of fertility problems to making lifestyle choices that enhance fertility to trying surprising strategies such as taking cough medicine, decreasing doses of fertility drugs, or getting acupuncture along with IVF. MAKING BABIES is a must-have for every woman trying to conceive, whether naturally or through medical intervention. Dr. David and Blakeway are revolutionizing the fertility field, one baby at a time.”

I’m very glad I bought and read this book. Even though it’s brought some personal issues to the forefront, it’s also made me realize that I need to make some lifestyle changes as well as dietary changes to maximize the potential for my body.

I’m curious to see exactly how this will all play out.  Through this book, I was able to pinpoint my “fertility type” (I’m the “dry” type) and how my lifestyle and diet play into that.  The only dietary changes I need to make are eating more fruits and vegetables, more complex carbs, and a bit less protein.  I also really need to drink a lot of water.  This book usually recommends six 8-ounce glasses a day, but for my fertility type they recommend eight 8-ounce glasses.  I’ve also added some supplements.  I’ve started taking Fish Oil and Evening Primrose Oil.  In addition to that, I’ve switched my prenatal vitamin to the Rainbow Light Petites.  This book listed out what a good prenatal vitamin should include and the one I’d been taking (Target’s generic brand which many people I know have been taking) was sorely lacking.  I also plan to start on some liquid chlorophyll.  The only reason I haven’t already started it is because I’m too chicken.  As the name says, it’s liquid…and I’m just not looking forward to the taste.

On top of that, I’m going to have to really delve into yoga.  It will be very beneficial to my fertility type and to relaxing in general.  My muscles are pretty tight and I always feel so great after yoga.

If you’re curious about finding out your fertility type or just curious about the book, check out their website, http://www.makingbabiesprogram.com/.  It’s pretty fascinating stuff.

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