A PRACTICAL, INTENTIONAL GUIDE TO CREATING ENHANCED CONDITIONS FOR CONCEPTION
Creating new life is a natural part of being a woman, but it doesn’t always come as easily as we expect. With high-stress modern lives, many women’s bodies are not prepared to nurture the growth of a child, and they may find it challenging to become pregnant. Heather Grzych discovered firsthand that the practice of Ayurveda, and its deep teachings on the Four Fertility Factors, could help her and other women create the optimal conditions for conception. She shares that understanding — which led to the birth of her son — in this comprehensive book.
Ayurveda, the ancient “science of life,” teaches rejuvenating mind-body-spirit practices and herbal remedies that will help you and your partner align with nature for a healthy conception. You can safely explore this holistic approach as you plan for your pregnancy. With Heather’s guidance, you will discover and learn to enhance the factors that contribute to fertility and overall well-being, including the spiritual, emotional, and environmental dimensions of conception.
“Encompassing the ancient, timeless wisdom of Ayurveda, along with women’s health, pregnancy, and Ayurveda’s unique approach to fertility, this book will be a practical guide for future generations.” — Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc, Ayurvedic physician and author of Ayurveda: Science of Self-Healing and the Textbook of Ayurveda series
“It’s about time we had a book like this one! The Ayurvedic Guide to Fertility provides a friendly and honest approach to Ayurveda’s wisdom and how modern women can apply it to improve their health before conception. From her research as well as from personal experience, Heather Grzych has created a trustworthy guide into what can be a sensitive topic. Ayurveda is a gold mine for women on the journey to conception, and Heather offers clear and practical guidance to readers. This book is a boon to women!” — Kate O’Donnell, author of The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook, Ayurveda Cooking for a Calm, Clear Mind, and The Everyday Ayurveda Guide to Self-Care
“The Ayurvedic Guide to Fertility offers a new and refreshing perspective on not just fertility but health for women. This guide is overdue, as it offers an approach that includes rest and self-love — something our current society doesn’t always revere but can greatly benefit from.” — Sarah Kucera, author of The Ayurvedic Self-Care Handbook
“Getting pregnant is a sacred meditation. Heather Grzych has put together essential aspects of fertility in a way that’s easy to understand and comfortable to execute. This is a perfect book for all those who are looking to conceive a new life mindfully.” — Chandresh Bhardwaj, spiritual adviser and author of Break the Norms
“Relax and work with nature to conceive a new life for yourself and your family. This is a book I’d be glad to recommend to my treasured clients, as well as my beloved thirtysomething daughter. With nesting, resting, nourishment, and easy-to-experience processes, Heather Grzych draws effectively on the depth and knowledge of her revered mentor, Dr. Sarita Shrestha, Ayurvedic ob-gyn. A must-read.” — Amadea Morningstar, author of The Ayurvedic Cookbook and Easy Healing Drinks from the Wisdom of Ayurveda
“The Ayurvedic Guide to Fertility is an excellent resource for not just fertility but also a healthy and happy pregnancy. Conscious parents with a healthy diet and lifestyle will create enlightened babies. This is a very important topic in today’s busy modern culture. I congratulate Heather Grzych on her own journey, culminating in a wonderful book.” — Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar, BAMS, MD, Ayurvedic physician and bestselling author of The Hot Belly Diet and Change Your Schedule, Change Your Life
“Heather Grzych writes about fertility and Ayurveda with both learned and innate knowledge. Using her own experiences and those of her clients, as well as the ancient teachings from Ayurveda, she has created a tableau of fertility on the physical, emotional, and spiritual level. Beautifully written and easily accessible, this is an important book for all women — not just those who want to get pregnant. Heather has distinct knowledge and insight about how the female body works and shares it in an honest, direct, beautiful way. A wonderful, necessary addition to the canon of books on Ayurveda and self-care.” — Susan Weis-Bohlen, Ayurvedic practitioner and author of Ayurveda Beginner’s Guide and Seasonal Self-Care Rituals