We're thrilled to bring you this conversation with Dr. Aumatma Shah on restoring fertility, pregnancy and healthy hormones. She shares the biggest misconceptions with fertility, her thoughts on egg freezing and “unexplained infertility”, top lab tests to run, benefits of charting basal body temperature, the importance of male fertility testing, and more.
Dr. Aumatma Shah, is a Licensed Naturopathic Doctor of 15 years, with a board certification in Naturopathic Endocrinology, and the Host of Egg Meets Sperm Podcast. Dr. Aumatma is a 2x Best-selling author: Fertility Secrets and (in)Fertility: Struggles, Secrets, & Successes. She has been awarded: Best Naturopathic Medicine Doctor (2015, 2020) and Top Women in Medicine Doctor (2020, 2021), Berkeley Hall of Fame (2022), interviewed on 100s of podcasts, and is a frequent Contributor for Best Holistic Life Magazine. Dr Aumatma has been recognized as The Holistic Fertility Expert on ABC, FOX, CBS, KTLA, MindBodyGreen, The Bump, has trained hundreds of practitioners around the world in holistic approaches to fertility, and has certified top doctors in Fertile Foundations™ system. She is the Creator of Fertile Foundations™ supplements, a line of research-driven nutrients to support your fertility journey.
0:51 Welcome to the show!
1:53 Today’s pop question
2:42 Addressing infertility
4:55 Dr. Aumatma’s Bio
6:05 Welcome her to the show
6:55 Renee’s experience with infertility
7:38 What are the biggest misconceptions?
9:00 Why egg freezing isn’t always a good idea
12:40 What are the biggest variables for fertility?
15:15 Is it really unexplainable?
15:56 Her client with 9 years of infertility
17:23 The magic of Estrogen
24:17 Education around environmental toxins
25:00 Cut out the plastics
28:32 Lab testing steroid hormones
34:21 Day 3 hormones vs Progesterone
37:20 Asking the right questions
40:26 Charting Basal Body Temperature
44:05 Tracking compliancy with temp fluctuations
45:55 Fluctuations in Perimenopause
47:52 What drives FSH higher?
53:16 Causes of FSH depletion
54:52 Hormones don’t act alone
58:00 Male fertility & testing
1:02:20 Miscarriages, homocysteine & insulin resistance
1:08:10 Addressing sperm quality
1:12:48 Her final piece of advice
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