How To Fix YOUR Sleep and Baby's When You Are Experiencing Secondary Fertility

Jun 19, 2023

How To Fix YOUR Sleep and Baby's When You Are Experiencing Secondary Fertility

We’re digging into secondary fertility and getting sleep with young children as you prepare to expand your family.

Many couples have no problem conceiving their first child and then struggle to conceive their second.

They may deal with low AMH, high FSH, DOR, or POI. We see this all the time (even when the first pregnancy was very easy).

I’ve spoken with many women who tell me that they know that they need to sleep to get pregnant, but they are struggling to get their little one to bed.

We could be doing all the right things for our sleep, but our little one is not sleeping through the night or we are caught in a co-sleep situation that no longer serves us.

This episode has a trigger alert as we are digging into the exact steps to help your baby/toddler get a restful night's sleep so that you can sleep too.

Optimal sleep is key for our reproductive health.

Today I’m welcoming Kim West to the podcast. Kim is a Clinical Social Worker (which is a child and family therapist) for over 25 years. Known as The Sleep Lady® by her clients, she has personally helped over 20,000 tired parents all over the world get a good night’s sleep without letting their children cry it out alone.

In today’s episode, you’ll learn:

  1. What is the oral microbiome, and why it matters for fertility
  2. How periodontal disease may be linked to ovulation and lengthen the time for conception
  3. The link between pregnancy complications such as miscarriage, preeclampsia, preterm labour and more
  4. The connection between the oral microbiome and male fertility (i.e. sperm health) and even erectile dysfunction
  5. Specific strategies to improve your oral health





    • How Kim developed the Sleep Lady Shuffle
    • Once you get a good night's sleep, your whole life changes.


    • Why it’s important to work with the body’s natural sleep rhythms
    • Average amount of sleep needed between 6 months and two years old
    • Managing nap transitions and why early bedtime is important

    15:41 CO-SLEEPING

    • 60% of families do it at some point in that first year of life, so it's essential to know how to do it safely.
    • Creating a safe co-sleeping plan
    • Common sleep crutches and the problem with transitioning from the crib early



    • Common struggles during sleep coaching and what to do about them
    • Causes of early rising

    41:57 TANTRUMS & SLEEP

    • Strategies you can incorporate throughout the day to reduce tantrums



    • It doesn't have to be cry-it-out or suffer. There are gentle approaches.



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            Connect with Kim West


            Ultimate Guide to Getting Pregnant This Year If You Have Low AMH/High FSH


            Eating for your fertility does not have to suck and it is not about deprivation. It’s about eating food that tastes amazing and nourishes your body as you prepare for pregnancy success.

            I’m excited to announce that our Spring Fertility Recipe Guide is ready! I worked with a chef/nutrition background to prepare these summer recipes. In this 5-day challenge you’ll learn how food impacts your body while enjoying delicious meals - no you will not be drinking green juice and starving! Start this challenge today with your partner.

            Your free guide includes a meal plan, grocery shopping list and everything you need to get started with nourishing foods that improve your chances of pregnancy success.



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            Inito not only tells you when you're the most fertile by measuring estrogen and LH but also confirms if you’ve actually ovulated by measuring progesterone.

            If you’re ready to start tracking your fertility easily at home, go to Inito.com and use code FABFERTILE15 to save 15% on your fertility tracker.

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            During our call, we’ll be discussing what you have tried so far and where you’ve faced challenges. This can feel stressful but is designed to help us get to the root cause of your fertility issues and will help me to give you the best possible action plan at the end of the call. However, to reassure you – on this call we won’t be digging into the trauma associated with infertility/miscarriage/loss – rather we are focused on solutions and an ACTION PLAN as to how our Fab Fertile Method can help you get pregnant naturally. 



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