Mary Wagstaff joins us this week as we’re digging into how to quit drinking so you can optimize chances of pregnancy success.
Did you know that studies have found even drinking as few as 4 alcoholic drinks per week – decreases IVF live birth rate?
Plus alcohol has been shown to decrease the quality, quantity, and motility of sperm.
But how do we commit and remove alcohol from our routine and equally as important how do we navigate social situations where we may feel pressure to imbibe?
In this episode you’ll learn:
- How the cravings for alcohol change throughout the menstrual cycle. Why it’s not our fault.
- How to finally deal with the societal pressure of drinking.
- Why chasing the buzz of nostalgia (i.e. drinking is the only way we can have fun).
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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.
06:00- INTRO TO TODAY’S EPISODE AND MARY WAGSTAFF’S BIO
06:46- MARY’S PERSONAL STORY WITH ALCOHOL & WELLNESS
- The power of intentional breath and how we connect with the world around us
- How alcohol can become a crutch and uncovering the “divine femanine”
- “The door into the feminine opened my heart.”
- Why she doesn’t believe in “normal drinking”
- How she “flipped the switch” and was able to give up alcohol
- Discovering when alcohol is not serving you and being in pursuit of something more meaningful
- “Let’s throw a better party than alcohol ever could.”
- Blow your own mind! And find relief!
19:42- WHAT STUDIES HAVE FOUND WITH DRINKING AND FERTILITY
21:01- HOW DO WE STOP DRINKING?
- The first place to start is compassion- understanding our emotions!
- “No one has ever created long lasting change by shaming themselves into it. That’s why willpower does not work.”
- Getting curious about WHY we want to drink and the mind-body connection to consider
- “If you focus on what you don’t have you will never have enough.”
- The conviction of commitment and honoring the rhythm of your body (and cycle)
- Using your values to strengthen your commitment to stop drinking
- Getting to know your cycles & the nature of who you are
- Finding fun without alcohol (and it’s ALL what you make of it!)
30:27- THE MENSTRUAL CYCLE AND HOW THAT RELATES TO ALCOHOL
- “Our cyclical nature is a beautiful thing to pay attention to.”
- Asking what your body really needs right now & “emotional embodiment”
- Paying attention to your cycle and not shaming it
- Ideas on how to track your cycle and energy
- Giving yourself permission to take care of yourself
40:41- THE SOCIAL STIGMA AND PRESSURE TO DRINK
- The hypothetical worry of being judged & selling ourselves short
- Choosing what you want to do (and standing by it)
- “Being emotional is what makes us human.”
- “If we didn’t have emotions everything would be meaningless.”
- How our thoughts affect our vibration and emotions
- Analyzing the circles you are in and the relationships you have
55:06- MARY’S FAVORITE RESOURCES + THOUGHTS ON ESSENTIAL OILS
1:00:22- WHERE TO CONNECT WITH MARY AND FREE GIFT
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