Table of Contents

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Forward

Acknowledgements

Introduction

“Infertility” Redefined Surprise – You Have an Incurable Disease!

Babies, Babies Everywhere

Hard Grandparent Lesson #1

Hard Grandparent Lesson #2

The Bottom Line

Chapter 1 – Looking for Baby in All the Wrong Places:  Planning for Success

Planning for All the Wrong Things
Is Poor Nutrition Linked to Infertility?
What’s In Your Genes?
Healthy Takes Center Stage
Who and What Do You Believe?
Waking Up to the Positive Impact of Nutrition

Chapter 2 – How to Find Fertility:  Your Pre-conception Strategy

Understanding Unexplained Infertility
Is Your Current Diet Enhancing Fertility or Damaging It?
Causes of Infertility – Women
Health Conditions and Disease That May Cause Female Infertility
Diagnostic Testing and Tracking Signs of Fertility
Self-Testing for Fertility and Ovulation
Tech-Savvy Methods of Tracking Fertility
Traditional Fertility Tracking Methods
Other Signs of Ovulation and Fertility
Conception Strategy for Women – 11 Key Steps to Fertility
Conception Strategy for Men – 9 Key Steps to Fertility

Chapter 3 – You and Your Baby are Bugged: Your Microbiome and How it Affects Fertility

What is the Human Microbiome?
Where Are the Bacteria?
The Role Bacteria Play in The Human Body and How to Protect Them
Why You Need to Be Bugged to Have a Healthy Pregnancy
Mom's Bugs, Pregnancy and Baby
Childbirth and Seeding Your Baby's Microbiome
Your Microbiome and Breastfeeding
The Formula-Fed Infant

Chapter 4 – The Baby Maker Eating Plan:  What to Eat to Have A Healthy Pregnancy

A Healthy Pregnancy Introduction
“My Pregnancy Plate”
Let’s Talk About Weight Gain
Food Cravings
Blood Sugar, Glycemic Index and Gestational Diabetes

Healthy Eating by Food Group

  • The Role of Fats in Pregnancy
  • The Skinny on Fats
  • Food Sources of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  • Food Sources of Omega-6 Fatty Acids
  • Recommended Oils and Fats
  • Protein Foods that Contain Carbohydrates
  • Grains
  • Protein
  • Vegetables – Starchy and Non-starchy
  • Fruits
  • Other – herbs, spices, condiments

Foods to Eat / Foods to Avoid

Chapter 5 – The Baby Maker Eating Plan by Trimester:  What to Eat to Have A Healthy Pregnancy by Trimester

Pregnancy Changes Everything
Eating Healthy - First Trimester
Eating Healthier - Second Trimester
Still Eating Healthy - Third Trimester

Chapter 6 – Don’t Mess With Your Hormones: Important Things to Avoid During Pre-conception and Pregnancy

Foods to Avoid
Lifestyle Issues to Avoid

Chapter 7 – Healthy Mom, Happy Baby: Recommendations for Post Pregnancy Diet and Health

Bringing Home Baby – A Reality Check
Getting Back to Normal – Don’t Rush It
Early Days After Delivery
Up to Six Weeks After Delivery
Seven Weeks to Four Months After Delivery or Post-Breastfeeding
Four Months to One Year After Delivery
12 Months to Two Years Following Delivery
Two Years and Later Following Delivery
Post Partum Depression
Breastfeeding -- Nutritional Guidelines
Sleep-deprivation

Chapter 8 – Not All Supplements are Created Equal:  Choose and Buy Supplements Like a Pro  

Why Take Supplements?
Everyone is Nutrient Deficient
Is Your Food “Healthy”?
Who Is Paying Attention to Supplement Manufacturers?
Don’t Waste Your Money – Buy Quality
Supplement Recommendations for Fertility, Pre-conception and Pregnancy
Where to Buy Supplements?

Appendix

Tables
Recipes

  • Bone Broth
  • Cleansing/Detoxification

Daily Recommended Food Servings

Foods to Eat / Foods to Avoid Chart

References