You are trying to conceive but are having irregular cycles. You are getting impatient with every failed cycle. You want that big fat positive (BFP) and are willing to do everything you can, without rushing into expensive treatments with side effects and risks. All this and you get an invitation to yet another baby shower!!
Yes! This journey to achieve pregnancy may feel long and never ending and at many times stressful with ambiguous choices. There is this string of questions running through your mind, “Why is it taking so long?”, “What should I eat to ovulate?”, “Should I try this miracle super-food to increase my progesterone?”, “How should I get rid of my PMS and stop these irregular cycles?” “They say cut down on sugar, reduce your stress; but how do I stop this sugar craving or reduce my stress or increase my libido and also boost my chances of conception?” and the list goes on. Not to forget the questions from people around you and their unsolicited advice. Some saying “just relax and it will happen” or “my friend got drunk to get pregnant” and others saying, “You need a beach vacation” etc...
To top this, the most undivided attention you get from your medical professional is at best about 10-15 minutes. All this can make you feel like you are fighting this battle alone.
Well girlfriend, you don’t have to feel that way because, one, you are asking the right questions and two, you are looking for help (you wouldn’t be here otherwise ). What you need is, to augment the care from your medical professional with an actionable, step-by-step, truly integrative approach to work towards overall balance and to recognize the inherent wisdom of the body. My name is Rohini Kulkarni. I am a Holistic Fertility Health Coach trained in the Hormone Cure. I specialize in women’s fertility and conception. I believe taking care of your own preconception health lays the foundation for your future child’s health and wellness. Nourish the soil before you plant the seed. My vision is: to make a difference to this world by building a strong and healthy future generation, by investing in the health of today’s women starting right at the stage of conception; one pregnancy at a time.
I received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I was trained in more than a hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. My teachers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities. I further received specialized training to ‘Teach the Hormone Cure’ under the guidance of nation’s top Harvard trained gynecologist Dr. Sara Gottfried. Currently I am on my way to finish a comprehensive Women’s Health and Nutrition Certification with Hormone and Pelvic Health Specialist Jessica Drummond at the Integrative Pelvic Health Institute.
As the saying goes “the proof is in the pudding” I myself overcame my challenges of fertility by using the Eat.Plan.Conceive Holistic Nutrition and Lifestyle Protocols. The symbol of my success is my beautiful daughter; who inspires me every day, to reach out to women like me and help them start their family. My own struggle with thyroid and PCOS led me to use my background in engineering and research to do a thorough root cause analysis and discover the connection between food and fertility. Armed with a Bachelor’s in Polymer Engineering and a Master’s in Material Science Enginering (Polymer Chemistry) from Rochester Institute of Technology at Rochester, NY, I applied my knowledge to understand biochemical reactions in my body. It all started to make sense; what I ate, what I drank, how I managed stress, how well I slept; it all had a direct effect on my mind and body. Soon, researching extensively about health, nutrition and fertility connection became my passion and it became my dream to help other women boost their fertility with my knowledge. My thirst for deeper knowledge and desire to help other women led me to enroll in various certifications and training specialized in nutrition, hormones, and women’s health. I want to share my exact fertility blueprint that I used to conceive successfully, I want to share how I used my optimism, and my never give up attitude to win this battle against infertility and have my own bundle of joy.
If you are trying to get pregnant, you will benefit from Eat.Plan.Conceive’s Holistic Nutrition Programs that are designed to prepare your body for healthy and natural conception through nutrient dense whole foods, sustainable lifestyle changes and stress management techniques. The programs will help you even if you are seeking assisted reproductive treatments for infertility like IVF/IUI by preparing your body to function optimally. My approach is simple yet comprehensive and will help you achieve your full fertility potential. I will use the power of holistic nutrition-based coaching based on bio-individuality to completely personalize any of my programs for your fertility journey such that it suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences and goals.
In my program you will learn how to overcome your challenges with infertility in a step-by-step integrative approach. I will help you not just how to treat your symptoms but to identify and understand the underlying root causes of your fertility challenges. I will assess your hormonal state and prepare you with the right kind of questions to ask your medical professional. It is vital to know how different foods affect your fertility and since I firmly believe knowledge is power, you will gain an understanding of how the food on your plate directly affects your chances of having a baby. It is not only important to know WHAT to eat but also just as important to know WHAT NOT to eat. You will learn about surprising toxins to eliminate and how to make your lifestyle less stressful and more fertility friendly. During the program you will also learn about key macro and micronutrients that are required to boost egg and sperm health. I will help you understand how to eat in sync with your monthly cycle.
I will help you create your own personalized roadmap, to use food as a powerful tool for fertility and conception.
If you are one of thousands of women who are trying hard to get pregnant and riding the emotional roller coaster, feeling overwhelmed with the vast information available on the Internet; I invite you to schedule with me an exclusive ONE-ON-ONE 60 MINUTES FERTILITY JUMPSTART FOCUS SESSION.
If you are ready to take the next step and will like to work with me as your Fertility Health Coach, you can explore my different program options here: WORK WITH ME
If you are just a knowledge hungry gal like me but not yet ready to get pregnant, you can still support your fertility by signing-up for my regular email shout outs and also get invited to my next 28-Day Free Fertility Boost Smoothie Challenge.
This short note about me will be incomplete without a picture of my family with my husband Rohit and our lovely daughter Anika; who makes us feel our efforts were totally worth it!