How to Increase Fertility Naturally BEXLIFE- Pascoe Vale South, Victoria
Rebekah: Hey guys. It's Bex here and I amhere with the lovely Alisa Vitti in her apartment in New York City, surrounded by baby things. Alisa: Yes. Rebekah: The last time you were on Bex Life,you were not pregnant. I was not pregnant and we were talking about birth control. Alisa: Right, and why we should all get offof it. Rebekah: We didn't take it and look whathappened to us. Alisa: Well, this was by planning, yes.
Rebekah: And this was by planning too. Alisa: That's right. Rebekah: I'm really excited because I'm36 and you're 37. Alisa: And look at how young and gorgeouswe look. Rebekah: I know. We are gorgeous! Alisa: Gorgeous. Rebekah: Healthy, vibrant. We are of advancedmaternal age. I can hardly get the words out. Alisa: Technically speaking, yes.
Rebekah: It's so gross. I hate â€“ I don'teven like saying that. Alisa: I know, I know. Rebekah: We only advanced in intellect andbeauty, really. Alisa: Amen. Love it. Love it! Rebekah: But a lot of our girlfriends arehaving babies, having their first babies. This is your first. This is my fifth. I'mnot the norm and they're having trouble and girlfriends our age and girlfriends youngerthan us and their men. Alisa: Yes.
Rebekah: What's going on? Alisa: I think it's a growing and somewhatfor whatever reason silent epidemic, this rise in infertility, both male and femaleinfertility, and what is termed idiopathic meaning no known cause. So you go. You haveyour checkup. Everything looks normal. There's no reason why you shouldn't be able to makethe baby. But you can't. In my ten plus years now of working with couplesand individuals on their fertility, there are three reasons that I see that are kindof at the core of why people are not able to have that reproductive capacity and thatfertile window be as big and wide as it should
be, right? Because you're really â€“ the whole reasonby the way why the pill was such a good thing back 50 years ago, 60 years ago when it cameout was because women were having their eighth, ninth baby at 45 because there was no wayto prevent additional pregnancies and they were fertile, perfectly fertile well intotheir 40s. Now we have women struggling in their midto late 20s. So what has changed? Here's what I think has changed. One, we're beingexposed to way more chemicals than we ever have been before.
The statistic that I have just read aboutis that your grandparents' generation was exposed to chemicals over the course of theirlifetime that you are exposed to in a 30day period. You're exposed to more chemicalsin 30 days than they were their entire lives. Rebekah: That's so scary. Alisa: And these chemicals of course are endocrinedisruptive which means they're really messing with your fertility. So that's reason numberone. Reason number two is that we are micronutrientdeficient in ways that we just are not realizing. We're eating like different kinds of diets.We're cutting out big macronutrients. We're
Carolyn Givens Fertility in San Francisco CA
My name is Carolyn Givens, and I'm originally from Hawaii. Then I went to college and medical school and residency in Texas. I came to San Francisco for my fellowship at UCSF in reproductive endocrinology, and I was on faculty thereuntil 1999, when I joined with the other s here and became part of Pacific FertilityCenter. Well, when I chose to go into women's health,I never looked back. That was a very easy choice for me to focus on women, so that narrowedit down. Then, when I chose to go into reproductive medicine, it narrowed it further into reallystudying a very specific time in a woman's life, her reproductive years. And it's beensuch an interesting coming together of science
and humanity that I've felt, quot;Gosh, was Ilucky.quot; And it turned out to be just the best decision ever. In fact, I know that most reproductive endocrinologistsare amongst the happiest s, and I think that's because what we do is help people tohave babies. And I have the sense of gratitude that I was fortunate enough to be in thisfield where I can help them. And so that just brings a lot of meaning to what I do on aneveryday level.