Stock up on those Leafy Greens!

One of the best ways to take in essential prenatal nutrients is by eating dark green veggies like spinach, kale and Swiss chard.🥬🥗

Some of the key nutrients you get from these leafy greens are calcium, iron (especially important when you’re menstruating) and folate, which also protects against birth defects in the brain and spine that can develop in the first few weeks of pregnancy.

Most women don’t get enough folate from their diet though, so it is recommended to take a daily vitamin with folic acid (the synthetic version of folate). Your doctor can give you specifics on the amount you should strive for based on your own health needs.

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Things we LOVE about our patients…

Because on Thanksgiving🍂 you count your blessings, we are counting all the things we love about our patients.

1. They share their lives with us.
2. They trust us to guide them on their fertility journey.
3. They allow us to be part of building their families.
4. They give the best hugs.
5. They are so quick to show their appreciation.
6. They allow us to celebrate with them and even cry with them when the time calls for it.
7. They are real people with real feelings, and we appreciate that about them.
8. They give us such joy by choosing us to come alongside them.

As you can see, our patients make our jobs so fulfilling. We are so very thankful for each of you.💕

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Walnuts for Boosting Fertility

Did you know that walnuts are one of the best foods for boosting fertility? They are high in fiber and one of the only vegetarian foods that contain omega-3.

They’re filled with magnesium, which helps produce progesterone and increase blood supply to the uterus. Magnesium can also help with morning sickness symptoms.

So grab a couple of tablespoons each day to boost your diet!💕

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Signs of a Magnesium Deficiency

Did you know?

➡️ Women with PCOS are often deficient in magnesium.

➡️ If you have ever taken the contraceptive pill, it is also very likely that you are deficient in magnesium as the pill is known to deplete many nutrients.

➡️ Magnesium may also help pregnant women with muscle cramping, sleeping, and stress levels.

Here are some signs that you might be deficient in magnesium:
-Muscle cramping, pain
-Frequent headaches or migraine
-Anxiety, depression or irritability
-Elevated blood pressure
-Insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome
-Low energy level and/or chronically fatigued
-Memory issues, difficulty focusing, brain fog
-Painful menstrual periods or severe PMS symptoms
-Difficulty sleeping
-Brittle bones and development of stones
-Numbness or tingling in hands and feet
-Intense cravings for sweets, especially chocolate

Have you ever suffered from any of the symptoms listed above? It may be worth talking to your doctor about adding magnesium to your routine either through food or supplementation.

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What to Expect at FINA

“Okay so we’ve decided to pursue our options with fertility services. How do we get started? What should we expect?”

Great question! So you’ve done your research and realized that this might be a journey you’d like to take.

Your first step will be to schedule a consultation. Of course, we hope that means you choose to start your journey with us here at FINA! If so, you can request an appointment by calling us at 256-217-9613 or by submitting a request directly from our website.

Upon scheduling your first consultation, we will have you go to our patient portal and fill out some basic information about yourself and your history prior to coming to FINA. Completing this information helps us to be thorough and prepared to meet you in advance of your consultation.

We hope that you are starting to realize that this journey is one that you don’t have to take alone. We are here to walk through every step with you! ❤️

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What is the best diet for PCOS?

What is the best diet for PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)?

🌱 Anti-inflammatory foods, such as berries, fatty fish, leafy greens, and extra virgin olive oil, may help manage #PCOS symptoms and may reduce inflammation-related symptoms, such as fatigue.

🚫 Stay away from sweetened juice, starchy vegetables (such as potatoes, corn, and peas), sugary foods and drinks, and refined grains.

🍓 Every time you eat is an opportunity to nourish your body.

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