Preparing Your Body for a Baby with Alexandria DeVito (2.16)

Trying to decipher your reproductive health when you’re trying to conceive can be confusing & often leaves us feeling isolated. Not knowing where to start, who to talk to, what tests to run, and how to care for yourself becomes overwhelming pretty quickly. We then think our first line of inquiry is the OB/GYN office – and then, off to the fertility clinic to do some testing.

Yet we are completely skipping a huge piece of the fertility puzzle. 

Preconception wellness. 

There are so many factors at play when it comes to fertility – fertility is not just ‘waist down’ (as my guest says). There is a need to approach your fertility more holistically and with a wider scope of inquiry and care.

In today’s episode, I had the great pleasure of speaking with Alexandria DeVito. She has an eclectic background and is so full of knowledge about preconception health and ways you can prepare yourself for conception, pregnancy, IVF, birthing, and beyond. 

Alexandria has a Masters of Science and is a Clinical Nutrition Specialist and functional nutritionist who specializes in fertility and preconception health. She is the author of the book – 9 Months is Not Enough: The Ultimate Pre-pregnancy Checklist to Create a Baby-Ready Body and Build Generational Health. 

She is the founder and CEO of Poplin, the first pre-pregnancy wellness company. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. She also has a master’s degree in nutrition; extensive training as a doula, yoga teacher, and personal trainer; and is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner, all of which inform her approach to pre-pregnancy wellness.

We use her book in this episode to guide our conversation – so it will really give you a good idea of what is in this great book.

Here is what we cover!

  • What is preconception wellness?
  • Did you get a preconception visit?
  • How our modern society support infertility, not fertility
  • Merging ancient systems with modern science
  • Epigenetics
  • Incorporating change as positive and not deprivation
  • Fertility and ageism
  • Reproductive anxiety
  • Male Infertility
  • Functional Medicine
  • Fertility Foods from a functional medicine viewpoint
  • Exercise and the Goldilocks Effect
  • Testing for preconception health with Poplin

Resources:

Poplin – Preconception testing

9 Months is Not Enough

IG Poplin 

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Preparing Your Body for a Baby with Alexandria DeVito - Fertility Podcast
About Kerry

About Kerry

Kerry Hinds is a E-RYT, RPYT, Relax and Renew® Certified Teacher, Fertility Yoga Teacher, and Reiki Practitioner. She is the founder of Fertile Body Yoga and teaches weekly fertility yoga classes and offers other avenues of mind + body support for those trying to conceive. All is available in the FBY Virtual Studio.

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