FUNCTIONAL FERTILITY SOLUTIONS
Sarah Clark, Founder, Fab Fertile
When Sarah Clark was 28 years old, she received a diagnosis of premature ovarian failure (loss of function of the ovaries before age 40). At the time she had chronic yeast infections, acne on her previously clear skin, dandruff, and a weird fungal rash on her chest. She didn’t realize until years later that these health conditions were connected to her fertility. She accepted the diagnosis and was fortunate to have both her children with donor eggs.
After her children were born her health began to suffer. She experienced chronic bladder infections, chronic sinus infections, chronic yeast infections worsened, toenail infections, vertigo, seasonal allergies, allergies to multiple antibiotics, and eczema. Years later she realized the root cause of her infertility was a food intolerance and later a gut infection. She did not discover this link until she was fully in menopause. Her message is one of HOPE. If you are still cycling naturally there are steps we can take with the tools of functional medicine.
She is a certified life coach with accreditation from the International Coaches Federation and a health coach with training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
She is the author of Fabulously Fertile – Supercharge your Fertility Naturally, Fabulously Fertile Cookbook and Fertility Preparation Program. She is super proud of her Signature Fertility Coaching Program, which includes functional lab testing, supports couples to make diet and lifestyle changes that dramatically improve the chances of a healthy pregnancy and baby!
On her Get Pregnant Naturally Podcast she shares that with a functional health coaching approach and natural fertility solutions we can eventually reverse infertility. Check it out on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play.
Dr. Tabatha Barber
Dr. Tabatha Barber has devoted her life to giving women a voice and a choice when it comes to their health and well-being. As a young girl, she struggled with self-esteem and identity issues, dealt with peer pressure, and survived the ridicule and stigma of becoming a teenage mother.
As she shared in her first published book titled, From White Trash to White Coat: The Birth of Catherine’s Purpose, those events led Tabatha to finding her purpose in life. With perseverance and grace, she was able to redirect her path in life and become a successful physician.
Dr. Tabatha Barber is triple-board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, menopause, and functional medicine. She has the unique situation of being licensed to practice medicine in over half the country, so you now have the ability to work with a functional physician virtually. She is the host of The Functional Gynecologist Podcast; where she shares her wisdom and knowledge with women everywhere to reclaim their health. She is also a keynote speaker, mentor, medical director, wife, mom, and grandma! By incorporating functional medicine into her women’s health practice, she is able to provide women with the tools they need to optimize their health and happiness, which, in turn, allows those women to pursue their purpose in life.
She participates in our team case reviews for the Couples Coaching Program.
Luna’s challenges as a child were chronic strep throat, stomach aches, acne, depression and so much more. A family member was a pharmacist, and when her chronic strep continued every year and sometimes up to four times a year, he brought her home a never ending bottle of antibiotics. Throughout her younger years, she would take these “magical pills” whenever and however she wanted. This ended up causing tons of harm.
In her 20’s, she constantly battled a long list of horrific symptoms and very often was told by doctors that there was nothing they could do. She was diagnosed with rosacea, cystic acne, interstitial cystitis, IBS, parasites, blepharitis, and amenorrhea for seven years. The rest of her symptoms often went under the “mysterious infection or symptom” title.
Losing her menstrual cycle for seven years at such a prime fertile age of 21-28 was a complete mirror of her inner health. At this time she had incredible inflammation, accumulated toxins, and all sorts of imbalances in her digestive system that caused her liver to become stagnant and unable to continue its job in creating hormonal balance. Her menstrual cycle finally returned in a transformational way and has been flowing beautifully ever since.
She feels that all her hard work has given me a wealth of wellbeing and knowledge. She can look back on the dark nights of her soul where she thought there was no light at the other end of the tunnel. Now, she literally feels healthier than ever!
Luna Hart is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, Certified Fertility Awareness Practitioner, and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner that’s passionate about helping sensitive women to find an empowering path to healing the root cause of their gut and hormone issues.
She provides nutritional support and guidance in the Couples Coaching Program.
Dr. Mona Wiggins
CertifiedFertility Awareness Educator, 200hr YTT, Certified Human Design chart reader
Mona is a nursepractitioner with over 17 years of medical experience. She has her bachelors,masters and doctorate in nursing and she is also a trained integrative healthpractitioner, certified fertility awareness + sexual and reproductive healtheducator, yoga instructor, and Human Design chart reader.
After decades of struggling with her own gut, hormone, and mental health symptoms, she had finally had enough and was determined to shift her health and experience. Through this process sshe got off of hormonal birth control and started to practice fertility awareness, herbal + root cause medicine, and Human Design. Combined, these practices RADICALLY transformed her life, her health, and her beliefs surrounding what true wellness is.
She committed to shifting her medical practice and began to seek deeper education in yoga, Human Design, integrative, functional, and herbal medicine, fertility awareness and sexual and reproductive health.And from this beautiful marriage of western + eastern practices, I founded my own business dedicated to the education, empowerment, expansion + guidance of other womb holders.
Her passion is helping others re-discover the power, sovereignty, and deep wisdom they already have within while expanding their ability to heal and support their bodies through holistic care + traditional wise woman practices.
Some additional fun facts about her - She is a Capricorn sun/Taurus moon/Scorpio risings + Human Design Manifestor. In my spare time she loves to macrame, read about women’s health + spirituality, enjoy regular hikes, walks by the river, and exploring new restaurants while enjoying the beauty that her community and her surrounding environment has to offer.
She provides nutrition support and guidance in he Couples Coaching Program.
Marika Walker is a Registered Nutritional Therapist, qualified with a diploma from the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) in Manchester (UK) in 2014. Marika was also the Programme Director for CNM (Manchester) and continues to lecture and supervise clinics. She helps women and couples experiencing fertility issues to make sense of their situation and to optimize their health in preparation for conception, with a special interest in working with those who are preparing for IVF treatment.
Marika first became interested in nutrition while she was studying for her Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in Grenoble, France. She had a life changing accident when she was 30 and spent 7 months in a French trauma hospital to be able to walk again. After the accident, she wanted to start her family but struggled to conceive. She was searching for answers and found her way to nutrition. While she was studying nutrition, she tried IVF and ICSI, but after a few unsuccessful rounds and one miscarriage (and a lot of stress and tears!), she felt like there was another route for her, another calling to become a mother. She chose to adopt, and now has 2 beautiful girls through the adoption journey.
Marika has seen the effectiveness of a Functional approach with her many fertility clients. This includes the use of advanced testing to address the healing opportunities for imbalances and to improve the nutritional status of both partners so that solid foundations can be laid down for better fertility outcomes. She is passionate about supporting natural fertility and empowering her clients with the tools they need to best nourish themselves, whether they are trying to conceive naturally or using the assisted reproduction route. She wishes that she had all this knowledge when she was trying to conceive, and now loves to help other couples to achieve their dreams.
Marika lives in Edale, a picturesque Peak District National Park village between Manchester and Sheffield, in the north of England (UK). She is based there with her husband, 2 little girls, an Irish Wolfhound (called ‘Bear’), and 3 mad cats. She is originally from Finland, is multi-lingual, and misses her family, sauna, forest, lakes, proper winter and the Northern Lights
She provides nutritional support and guidance in the Couples Coaching Program.
Caitlin Townsend, Fertility Coach, Functional Nutrition Therapist, Professional Chef
Caitlin grew up loving all things natural and ate a diet full of freshly baked goods and home cooked meals. This love for food led her to go to The Culinary Institute of America, where her love affair with food continued.
She considered herself to be overall a healthy person. It wasn’t until she started trying to conceive that she realized there were many supposedly ‘normal’ things that were causing underlying health conditions and stopping her from having a healthy baby. Things such as gut issues, painful periods, mood swings and bloating which she thought were all ‘normal’ started to add up to the big picture and explain her ‘unexplained’ diagnosis. When she was diagnosed with unexplained infertility and her doctors were not able to come up with any solutions, she knew she had to become her own advocate and find the explanation.
It wasn’t until she went back to school and became a Functional Nutritional Therapist that she was able to uncover her hidden health issues and begin her recovery to true optimal health.
She fell in love with the process of combining her culinary knowledge and her functional nutritional education and was able to share this with others struggling to conceive. Caitlin uses a food as medicine approach, that tastes amazing along with a functional approach to get to the root cause.
When she isn’t geeking out about all things fertility, you will find her in the gardens of her lovely farmhouse or cooking up something tasty in her kitchen.
She provides nutrition support in the Couples Coaching Program.
Samantha is a wellness + mindset coach primarily focused on helping women go from a life full of symptoms to a life full of living.
As a child, Samantha personally struggled with health and wellness. She doesn’t have many memories where she wasn’t sick. Yet the various doctors she saw had few answers and many told her that her experiences were “normal”.
In 2007, Samantha was diagnosed with Lyme Disease and Celiac Disease. Years into her gluten free diet, she was still struggling. This is where she finally said, enough is enough and took it upon herself to find the answers. With her Masters in Gender + Women Studies, ACE health coach certification and years of personal experiences, Samantha started offering her services.
Her personal journey is still in action. After 5 years of infertility, Samantha was finally diagnosed with Endometriosis and began furthering her education to serve the 1 in 10 women living with this dramatically misunderstood disease.
Samantha became a health coach because she believes everyone should be able to reach their optimal health in a much shorter time than she has. Our lives should be spent living!
She provides Fertility Coaching in the Couples Coaching Program.
Fatima is an Integrative Fertility Coach who is dedicated to helping women and couples create their families with joy and purpose through an evidence-based holistic approach that includes diet and lifestyle changes, stress management, and mindset coaching. It’s very important to Fatima that her clients feel empowered and supported as they gain a renewed sense of vitality.
In her 20s Fatima was diagnosed with “unexplained infertility”. She lost her first baby at 12 weeks and experienced eleven more losses thereafter. When the miscarriages kept recurring, she couldn’t understand why there was no explanation and how an otherwise healthy woman could keep miscarrying. So she decided to take matters into her own hands.
After years of research, doctor’s visits, trial and error, and leaps of faith, Fatima finally got to the root cause of her miscarriages and now has two lovely children. After helping other women and couples through their journey, Fatima decided to certify as a Holistic Health Coach with a specialization in Hormone Health and Fertility Nutrition.
Inspired by her grandmother’s and mother’s use of herbs and food as medicine and her own passion for learning, Fatima is studying Western herbs as well as Traditional Chinese Medicine.
She provides fertility coaching in the Couples Coaching Program.
Kay Kay holds a Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis with a minor in Health Promotion. She is currently pursuing her CNS credentials.
Kay Kay was always sick as a kid, going to doctor after doctor but never getting any answers. Functional Medicine changed that!
Through her own journey she learned that food can be medicine or fuel to the fire. Once she addressed the root causes of her issues and provided her body with the nutrients it needed to heal, she became pregnant.
Her pregnancies opened her eyes to the importance of nutrition for a healthy and enjoyable pregnancy but also as a means to achieving desired birth outcomes, because birth so much more than a baby in a bassinet.
Kay Kay has now made it her mission to show women that pregnancy can be enjoyable without the supposed “normal” pregnancy discomforts, and that through nutrition and lifestyle changes you can achieve your dream birth.
Katy Bradbury is a registered nurse and nutritional therapist whose mission is to improve women’s chances of having healthy babies and raising happy children.
Katy had her own struggles with fertility and this sent her into a downward spiral of anxiety and depression. It was only when she learnt more about her own body and the messages it was sending her that she was able to make changes to her diet and lifestyle and was able to conceive naturally. After that, things improved so much that she conceived her second child without trying!
Katy started her career in academia and has a background in evolutionary anthropology and public health. She later trained as a nurse and then nutritional therapy, and is committed to the field of maternal and infant health.
There is a vast amount of scientific research proving better outcomes for children who have mothers who are well-nourished through the pre- and post-natal period. Having experienced her own struggles with fertility, a traumatic birth, and bonding issues, Katy knows just how important this support is. Sadly we have a healthcare system which is over-burdened, meaning there aren’t always the resources available to give each woman the personal care they need to help optimize their nutrition, sleep, exercise and social environments.
Katy lives in London, England with her husband, cat, dog, and two beautiful daughters.
Katy is the Clinical Advisor for the Fab Fertile case reviews.