Dr. Kirstie Cunningham joins us today as we’re digging into how to deal with hormone imbalance, hot flashes, and POI.

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been talking about a functional approach for premature ovarian insufficiency.

I know I had hot flashes and signs of hormone imbalance years before I was diagnosed with premature ovarian insufficiency at 28.

I had no idea there were targeted strategies I could take that would help to get pregnant naturally.

When we combine the best of the functional approach and conventional medicine we can improve our chances of pregnancy success with our own eggs.

Today I’m welcoming Dr. Kirstie Cunningham She is a Board Certified Physician specializing in both Obstetrics and Gynecology.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  1. The conventional approach to premature ovarian failure/insufficiency
  2. What we would you do differently if we were diagnosed with POI
  3. What is regularly missed with someone who receives an infertility diagnosis
  4. The business of IVF and what you can do to improve your chances of pregnancy success.

Download free guide: 9 Easy Ways To End Hot Flashes: https://www.menopology.com/end-your-hot-flashes-1

TIMESTAMPS:

07:12- INTRO TO TODAY’S EPISODE AND DR. KRISTIE CUNNINGHAM’S BIO

08:38- DR. KRISTIE CUNNINGHAM’S PERSONAL FERTILITY JOURNEY

  • In high school having irregular periods and in college experiencing hot flashes
  • Being diagnosed with POF and walking through a failed egg donor attempt
  • Sarah’s journey and being told to immediately go to donor eggs
  • The emotional side to infertility and being sensitive to where couples are on their fertility journey

24:40- THOUGHTS ON THE CONVENTIONAL APPROACH

  • “Sometimes it’s easy to miss the diagnosis.”
  • The importance of focusing on diet and sexual health

27:34- LESSONS LEARNED: STRESS OF THE DIAGNOSIS & DEALING WITH LIFE

30:08- DR. KRISTIE CUNNINGHAM’S THOUGHTS ON IVF

  • “You only need one ovary, one tube, and a uterus to get pregnant.”

31:24- PRECONCEPTION HEALTH

  • Folic acid, and lifestyle changes

32:58- AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN: HIGHER RATES OF INFERTILITY

  • Stats and suggestions for how to help

36:15- THOUGHTS ON BIOIDENTICAL HORMONES

  • Decreasing inflammatory markers and the importance of proper monitoring

39:15- DR. KRISTIE CUNNINGHAM’S FAVORITE RESOURCES

39:45- DR. KRISTIE CUNNINGHAM’S SUCCESS STORY

39:57- DR. KRISTIE CUNNINGHAM’S FREE DOWNLOAD

  • Tips on de-stressing throughout your day
  • “Stress is a big trigger for hot flashes.”

42:52- DR. KRISTIE CUNNINGHAM’S FINAL THOUGHTS

  • “If you are trying to get pregnant- it is possible.” 

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RELATED EPISODES:

Functional Medicine 101 – https://fab.basnexus.com/blog/functional-medicine-101-and-your-fertility/

Why Addressing These Factors Matters if You Have POI/POF: http://getpregnant.libsyn.com/website/why-addressing-these-factors-matters-if-have-poipof

How To Get Pregnant Naturally with Low AMH/High FSH: https://fab.basnexus.com/blog/how-to-get-pregnant-naturally-with-low-amh-high-fsh/

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