Hi I’m Charlotte. Thank you for visiting; I’m SO happy that you’re here.
I know that you’ve found me at the right stage in your fertility journey and I’m excited for what you are going to find here. I’ve created this space to help you to get actively involved in your fertility healthcare.
In today’s fast paced society we are so used to getting what we want, when we want it. Infertility may be the first time that you have found yourself in a situation that you feel you have little control over: you feel powerless.
I have created The Fertility Kitchen to help you reclaim some of that lost power. Instead of handing over all responsibility for fixing the problem to your doctors, think about how you can change the way that you care for your body and mind to prioritise your complete wellbeing. This is your call to action.
I believe that empowering YOU to take control of YOUR fertility will help you to optimise your chance of conception. Here you will find the tools to help you to do this. The Fertility Kitchen provides nutritional advice, translating this into healthy and delicious nutrient-dense recipes, and lifestyle advice to promote optimal fertility.
Subscribe to The Fertility Kitchen if you:
- Are trying to conceive naturally or are undergoing fertility treatment
- Want to feel empowered to take an active role in your fertility journey
- Want to optimise your chance of conception through nutrition and lifestyle management
- Want to give your future baby a good foundation for health
- Want to connect with and be supported by a tribe of women who are all dealing with infertility
My own fertility journey
Eight years ago I was in your position, struggling to conceive my first child. I’d spent most of my adult life trying not to get pregnant, so when we decided that we wanted a baby, I (naïvely) assumed that it would happen straight away, or at least whilst we were still having fun trying! I had a textbook cycle and we were young, fit and healthy. On paper it should have happened easily for us. Fast forward three long years and we were embarking on IVF. This wasn’t how I had envisaged conceiving our baby.
I’d watched countless friends conceive with what felt like lightning speed! Some had even had their second baby whilst we were still trying to conceive our first; possibly the hardest part of the journey for me. I felt so sad and lived with a deep sense of longing. This spurred me into action and I became determined to learn how to nourish my body, not just physically through food but also emotionally and spiritually in order to give us the best chance of conception.
I now feel blessed by infertility, as it has guided me to a path of health, wellness and spirituality that I might not otherwise have found.
I sought acupuncture to help with the stress of trying to conceive. The effects were profound and prompted me to research Chinese Medicine. Its approach to healing resonated deeply and, cutting a long story short, I left my job and retrained as an Acupuncturist and I now have a thriving Fertility Acupuncture practice. I’ve never looked back.
I have always been a foodie with a great passion for cooking, so naturally I began to explore ways that I could nourish my body to boost my fertility. I found various books telling me which foods, vitamins and minerals I should be consuming and which foods to avoid, which supplements I should be taking and those I shouldn’t. Although this information was useful it was difficult to incorporate it into my daily life with ease.
I wanted a source of information that showed me what to eat to boost my fertility in a really accessible way – another reason that I set up The Fertility Kitchen. I want to share with you the wisdom that I have drawn from my fertility journey and as a Fertility Acupuncturist and nutrition student, and to show you how to apply it to your daily life.
We were blessed to conceive our gorgeous sons George and Alexander through IVF. I believe that the changes I made to our nutrition and lifestyle had a crucial impact on the success of our cycles.
As I have made changes to my diet, I am noticing significant improvements to my general health and wellbeing and continue to be astounded by the healing power of food. This has led me back to college and I am currently studying for a Diploma in Nutritional Therapy with The Institute for Optimum Nutrition.
Connect with me
I LOVE hearing from you. Please feel free to ask questions on the blog or share your stories.
You can send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or join, follow, like and engage with me on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter! It is wonderful to see photos of your recipe creations and to hear how you are getting on.