Tomatoes and Male Fertility

Who knew that tomatoes helped with fertility?? Use your summer bounty to help your hubby increase his sperm count!

Did you know...

  • Tomatoes contain lycopene, which can help increase sperm count by up to 70%! 
  • Lycopene can help improve sperm count and motility, and can reduce the count of abnormal sperm!


Helpful PCOS info!

I thought this graphic from PCOSgirl.com was a great "at a glance" reference for those with PCOS!


What Is Premature Ovarian Aging (POA)?

Have you been diagnosed with premature ovarian aging or diminished ovarian reserve?

Ovarian reserve can decline for many reasons, with age being the most common. Genetics, immune diseases, smoking, radiation, chemotherapy and unknown reasons can also have an effect. Your fertility doctor can detect premature ovarian aging by whether your follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) levels are elevated. FSH may be measured with an FSH test on Day 3 of the menstrual cycle or with a Clomid Challenge Test.

Premature ovarian aging may also be a precursor to premature ovarian failure.
  • Egg Quantity and Quality
  • Premature Ovarian Aging
  • Premature Ovarian Failure
  • High FSH
Info on Clomid Challenge test from FertilityAuthority.com


Fertility success! The cutest little success story that I have ever seen!

Hello! I ordered a St Gerard necklace from you almost two years ago and I just wanted to share this picture. My friends and family referred to the baby as 'Gerard' until we knew what the sex was :) 

What an adorable little guy!! Thanks so much for sending his pic in, love that he is wearing the St Gerard necklace  :)  :)


Boosting your odds of conceiving!

Check out this great tips from abcnews regarding boosting your odds on getting pregnant!!

#fertility #hope

1. Kick your soda addiction
2. Go to bed early
3. Be a better brusher
4. Exercise, but not too much
5. Don't let him turn into a couch potato
6. Get a handle on chronic anxiety
7. Try giving up gluten
8. Encourage him to lose weight
9. ...And quit smoking
10...And move his phone



Fertility Gemstone Descriptions & Charm Symbolism

Agate stimulates happiness and offers emotional tranquility. It relieves emotional pain and stimulates fertility. Gives strength, clears energy blockage, calms body and mind, balances. Stimulates the root Chakra, associated with the reproductive glands.

Amazonite is associated with the throat chakra, helping calm emotions and soothe the nerves. Amazonite can help throat, thyroid, nerve conditions and is an all purpose healing stone. It balances the emotions and regulates the metabolism. Relieves menstrual cramps and aids in childbirth.

Amethyst is the stone of spirituality, cleanses and purifies, absorbs

negativity and prevents negative energy, while drawing in positive energy. It boosts production of hormones and peace of mind. Gives positive self image, self love and empowerment. Connects heart and crown chakras and helps balance ones emotions.

Aventurine is known as the lucky stone with a positive influence over growth and fertility. It is considered a healing stone to soothe a troubled heart or calm distraught emotions. Aventurine opens the heart chakra, soothes physical and emotional pain. Heals the heart by releasing emotional stress. Heals emotional pain, fear, and negativity, promotes physical, mental and emotional well being.

Black Coral is considered the male fertility stone. Aids conception, nourishes blood cells, and can help increase sex drive.

Bloodstone is known for its power in aiding the body in circulation and detoxifying of blood. Bloodstone is used for circulation of all the energy in the body, and helps to remove energy blocks. Cleanses the heart, treats anemia.

Carnelian gemstone is said to boost fertility and stimulate the reproductive system (your orange sacral chakra in your belly). It represents the fertility of the earth, reinforces confidence. A warming stone of passion and sexuality, Stimulates, balances and heals womens reproductive system. Recommended for blood disorders, calms inflammation. Carnelian is popular as a healing stone and also clears negative energy and replace it with positive energy.

Chrysocolla brings healing to the internal reproductive organs, helping to prevent scar tissue from forming. It can help women who suffer from menstrual cramps, PMS, thyroid imbalances and endometriosis.

Chrysoprase is widely used for healing purposes. It has a calming effect, and opens the Heart Chakra. Chrysoprase helps increase fertility and balance energy within by balancing female hormones (important for overcoming PCOS).

Citrine cleanses the chakras. Citrine also reverses degenerative disease. Beneficial for the kidney, thyroid, and detoxifys the blood system. Citrine is an great stone for calming and soothing distressed conditions. It cleanses, purifies and eliminates poisons from the body. Citrine also helps to encourage happiness and clears ones aura.

Coral (red) opens the root chakra and symbolizes blood force energy. Dark red coral is used for heating and stimulation of the blood system. Coral is most effective in healing ailments such as anemia, body pains, weakness and blood circulation.

Garnet cleanses and purifies. It is also a stone of love and can increase sex drive. It draws negativity away from the Chakras. Reduces inflammation and strengthens blood, muscles and the reproductive organs.

Hematite is used for grounding, calming, relaxing, preventing or controlling bleeding, muscle tissue and cramps, childbirth, anemia, blood circulation, and more. Helps regulate menstrual cycle. It can be worn in a bracelet to strengthen courage and bring energy when facing a difficult challenge. It can help counteract negative energy. Associated with the earth chakra.

Jade is a heart chakra stone, a protective stone, Jade keeps the wearer from harm and brings harmony. A powerful emotional balancer. Brings peace, wisdom, unconditional love. Brings good luck and fortune.

Labradorite is used to protect and clear the aura, as well as balance and protect one from energy leaks. It is often used to protect during vulnerable growth stages and intense transitions. It is the easiest way to maintain your health, restoring bodily, mental, spiritual health to its perfect natural state. Great for healing after a miscarriage.

Moonstone can help your you welcome a new soul into your body and is said to have powers that aid in balancing of your emotions, very important in trying to conceive! Calms emotions, opens up ones feminine side. Heightens intuition and receptivity. Assists with hormone equilibrium during menstrual cycle. Moonstone also encourages love, hope, and fertility.

Obsidian is a stone of strength, and blocks negativity. Treats muscle tissue and encourages circulation. Obsidian is also known to increase sensuality, increasing sense of touch. If you are stressed or dealing with physical disease, obsidian can help you to heal. Obsidian helps with blood circulation and detoxification.

Rhodonite calms inflammation, and stimulates fertility. Rhodonite treats auto-immune diseases and stimulates detoxification. It prevents formation of scars and works to eliminate toxins out of damaged tissues.

Rose quartz are the beads of love, peacefulness and emotional healing. It can soothe the heart, bring peace, balance, compassion and kindness. It also encourages acceptance and promotion of inner peace, to bring back emotional balance. Also can reduce stress and improve hormone flow. Aids opening to the goddess within. Heals heartache and loneliness, and helps us love and accept ourselves.

Sodalite is very effective at balancing hormones and boosts the immune system. It enhances working of the thyroid, pituitary and lymph glands. It cleanses organs, and stimulates the lymphatic system. Sodalite balances the metabolism, which can lead to weight loss. Restablishes inner peace and neutralizes negative thoughts.

Tiger Eye eases nervous feelings and anxiety. Tiger Eye is a very powerful stone, will ground and bring calm and positive energy. Alleviates pain, and heals ailments of the reproductive system and stomach. Helps maintain focus and aids physical vision. It balances the energies of the reproductive organs.

Charm Symbolism

Angel wing signifies a loss.

The beautiful butterfly is known as a symbol of the fertility of the earth. It is believed that butterflies are actually spirits that bring the hope and promise of rebirth and new life. 

The elephant has long been a symbol of love and virility. The elephant also symbolizes fertility because Buddha is said to be conceived when he entered his mother’s womb as a white elephant. Childless couples or those wishing to have more children should wear elephants on their person, or place elephant images in their bedroom to increase fertility luck. An elephant with its trunk up brings good fortune.

Kokopelli is known as the fertility god. He is considered a healer and women seek him as an aid to pregnancy. Legend has it, everyone in the village would sing and dance throughout the night when they heard Kokopelli play his flute. The next morning, every maiden in the village would be with child.

St. Gerard, the patron saint of expectant mothers and babies. He is known for his help in obtaining the blessings of motherhood. His intercession is also sought for difficulties in parenthood. Wear his image and read his prayer daily for help with infertility. 

During his short life he helped many and performed many miracles. It seems that God had given him, in particular, the special power to help mothers in need. In life and since his death, he has helped so many women who have prayed to him during labor that he earned the nickname the "Saint of Happy Deliveries." Many mothers from all over the world have even named their child Gerard after him in gratitude, and have adopted him as their patron in the joys and fears of childbirth.

The Hamsa symbol is an ancient symbol of protection. Also known as the Hand-of-Mary, it was used to protect women from the evil eye, boost fertility, and encourage healthy pregnancy.

Hope charm is intended to give hope and inner peace to the wearer.

The lotus flower on the clasp is a symbol for creation, rebirth, divinity and fertility.

The penguin symbolizes parenthood, endurance and determination

The Tree of Life symbolizes protection, strength and abundance.

Turtles are a symbol of fertility and vitality. Known for their patience, endurance, longevity and tenacity.  The turtle is a symbol of creation and motherhood. Turtles are widely known as totems for protection, this can be very helpful in maintaining a pregnancy.

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