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Episode 59: Fertility, Conception, and Relationships with Rishma Walji

by Mar 19, 20190 comments

Episode 59: Fertility, Conception, and Relationships with Rishma Walji

On today’s episode, we talk with Rishma Walji, a Naturopathic Doctor, Acupuncturist and PhD. She talks with us all about fertility: what does it mean, does it matter if you aren’t trying to be a parent, and beyond!

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Time Stamps:

1:03 – Introduction to Rishma Walji and what we will be talking about today!

2:15 – Rishma gives us a glimpse into her day-to-day experience on the job, and how she got to this point in her career.

5:35 – What does fertility even MEAN? And, does fertility matter if you aren’t trying to conceive?

7:12 – What does it mean to “optimize” your body’s fertility success, and how does Rishma work with patients to accomplish that?

10:06 – Let’s talk menstrual cycles!

12:21 – Why can the first few postpartum periods be the worst, often?

13:34 – How can hormonal birth control affect fertility?

19:50 – Thinking ahead for our daughters.

21:41 – What are the first steps Rishma would take with someone who is not having a period? What would a naturopathic doctor do differently?

26:28 – What would Rishma test for thyroid?

30:55 – What may be happening with the male’s fertility that may be causing problems with conception?

33:56 – Do you have any tips for listeners who are going through the conception phase, and want to bring more sensuality and intimacy into the process?

39:17 – For those struggling with conception, how does Rishma help her clients not fall into the wellness diet trap?

44:26 – Where you can find out more about Rishma and how to work with her!