Hi! I’m Annina Burns, owner and founder of Simplina, a practice dedicated to creating personalized functional medicine plans to optimize fertility and give your baby the best foundation for life.
I’ll be joining Erin Wolff, MD in a webinar on April 20th to dive into natural, evidence-based approaches to fertility. If you are planning to get pregnant, and wish you could check-in with experts to figure out what you need to know to improve your odds, this is the webinar for you!
We’ll cover common issues women run into when trying to get pregnant, as well as things every woman should know (that no one tells you) to help both your body and your healthcare team work best for you.
I’ll talk about how nutrition, lifestyle, and functional medicine can support you in your fertility journey. Functional medicine is all about getting your body to work optimally and this is what you need when trying to get pregnant.
If my clients have a condition like pre-diabetes, PCOS, or endometriosis, then I try to figure out why instead of just treating the symptoms. For example, PCOS can inhibit your ability to get pregnant and have a healthy pregnancy. Common conventional treatment is to give you the birth control pill. Being on birth control for PCOS doesn’t solve the problem of why you have it and it doesn’t help at all if you are not on the pill and trying to get pregnant. Guess what? PCOS can be addressed with changes in food, supplements and exercise.
In our free upcoming webinar, Functional Medicine, Fertility and IVF, I’ll share helpful, evidence-based information about how to support the body naturally for fertility. Regardless of what path you choose to help you conceive, it’s important that you and your guy are as healthy as possible both to conceive and support a healthy pregnancy.
My part of the webinar isn’t just about food for fertility—we’ll talk about targeted nutrition therapy with supplements to support egg and sperm quality, exercise, sleep, mental health, and greening your home to remove chemicals found in common household and personal care items that can interfere with your ability to get pregnant—valuable, tangible information.
If you are thinking of getting pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or pursuing IVF, I believe one of the most important things you can do is to learn as much as you can about supporting healthy fertility naturally.
As a mom, as a woman who understands what it’s like to struggle with fertility, and as a licensed nutritionist with a functional medicine practice dedicated to fertility, pregnancy and new moms, I want you to know the science on how to support your body and also have the TLC that we all need during this time.
If you or someone you know could benefit, join Dr. Wolff and I for our free webinar on April 20th! And be sure to bring your questions. :)
For gay men looking to become parents, gestational surrogacy has become a popular option. In the past, it was more common for a surrogate to be artificially inseminated and then carry the baby to term. With gestational surrogacy, one woman donates the eggs and a second woman carries the baby. In this case, the success rate can be influenced by selecting both the healthiest eggs and the healthiest gestational carrier. One or both men can contribute the sperm that is used to form the embryo (or embryos).