Episode 27: Boosting Fertility, Preparing for Pregnancy and the Wisdom of Ayurveda with Leslie Woodward

Why We Love Leslie:

Leslie is a holistic nutritionist and yoga therapist who helps women balance their hormones and boost their fertility to make and grow healthier babies and experience healthy, joyful pregnancies.

After discovering the enormous gap in women’s health that is preconception wellness, Leslie set off to share that wisdom with all women. Using a modern Ayurvedic approach, Leslie helps women to create their most fertile, balanced bodies using nutrition, stress management, self-care, and more.

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On the Pod, We Discuss:

  • How she got started in the preconception wellness and fertility nutrition space
  • How our beliefs, thoughts and self-talk manifest physically in our bodies
  • The gap in our healthcare system for women trying to conceive and prepare for pregnancy
  • The many things women can do to naturally increase their own fertility outside of or in conjunction with conventional fertility measures
  • Why increasing certain foods and practicing Intuitive Eating improves overall health and digestion in general and can help to boost natural fertility
  • Why 6 months to a year before trying to get pregnant is a great time to start taking steps to focus on your holistic approach
  • The patterns she sees in women struggling with infertility
  • How powerful cycle syncing can be and why we’re not taught this at any point in life as women
  • What we should be thinking about a few years out from preparing from pregnancy, if you’re not ready but know you want to have kids someday
  • Signs that your hormones might not be balanced and the things that contribute to that
  • How embracing the natural shifts in our energy and mood and seasons of our lives makes us more powerful as women
  • Why it’s so liberating to get in tune with our feminine energy and step out of the masculine, linear structure of our society as much as we can
  • How to make your period a time for ultimate self-care
  • And more

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