If you’re just starting your exploration into fertility and female health, here are our nine favorite ladies to follow on Instagram for better knowledge, practical tips, and holistic insights.
Dr. Jolene Brighten
Meet the gold standard when it comes to learning about the fertility awareness method. Dr. Brighten has a doctorate in naturopathic medicine, and is a vocal powerhouse when it comes to educating women on the truth behind hormonal birth control. She’s also a speaker and writer, and advocates for body literacy and holistic, fertility-based birth control as an answer to period problems and other common reproductive issues.
Her Instagram covers everything from balanced nutrition to menstrual issues, as well as in-depth explanations of different chemical and hormonal reactions within our bodies. Definitely give her a follow if you’re just starting your birth control-free journey.
Dr. Lara Briden
Dr. Briden is a New Zealand-based naturopathic women’s health physician. She’s also the author of one of the most informative books on reproductive health and body literacy, Period Repair Manual, which every fertility-wise girl worth her salt will be quick to recommend.
What I love about her Instagram is that it features eye-catching and informative graphics, with bite-sized info that’s not too sciency-y and easy to digest. Follow her if you’re curious about how to “hack” your painful period through supplements and other natural remedies (they work, I promise).
Dr. Kalea Wattles
Speaking of eye-catching graphics (they really make a difference), Dr. Wattles has some of the best on her Instagram. Dr. Wattles is also a naturopathic physician specializing in functional medicine, which is also referred to as “alternative” medicine – but don’t let that scare you. Dr. Wattles practices at a functional medicine practice located in Seattle, Washington, and her social media page mainly emphasizes best tips and tricks to prepare for pregnancy, as well as information on conditions like insulin resistance and endometriosis.
Sophia is a dietician, nutrition coach, and educator specializing in nutrition for fertility, hormonal health, and IVF support. She especially emphasizes balanced nutrition and a better understanding of diet as a way to balance hormones, stabilize weight, and treat pesky or just plain awful period symptoms.
Sophia has her RDN degree from a prestigious medical school that specializes in naturopathic and functional medicine, and advocates for patients learning how to “use food as medicine.” She even has a program for individuals for one-on-one dietician coaching. Follow her on Instagram for more info on nutrition and how it connects to fertility.
Dr. Corina Dunlap
Dr. Dunlap is a naturopathic doctor who treats patients through natural therapies, including lifestyle changes, nutrition, and supplements. Her website has tons of information on naturopathic medicine as a practice (and why we shouldn’t be afraid of it!). Her Instagram also dives into hormonal and fertility-related conditions, like PMS and polycystic ovarian syndrome, as well as other hormonal imbalances.
Dr. Carrie Jones
Dr. Jones is one of my favorite social media personalities, as her page often features hilarious memes or funny reels and videos related to women’s health. Dr. Jones is a holistic physician and board-certified naturopathic endocrinologist who also has a Master’s in public health. Her specialty is hormone health, and her social media offers tons of info on the functions of estrogen and progesterone as well as insight into the endocrine system.
Dr. Saru Bala
When it comes to a wealth of knowledge in an aesthetically-pleasing package, Dr. Bala offers one of the best social media presences for learning about PCOS, endometriosis, hormone health, fertility, fibroids, and so much more. She’s also an accredited naturopathic doctor, and has been open about how her own health struggles motivated her to become a physician. Her Instagram definitely has some of the best visuals and information out there for a self-taught fertility awareness journey.
Dr. Naomi Whittaker
Dr. Whittaker is a practicing board-certified Ob/Gyn and NaPro Technology Surgeon currently practicing in Pennsylvania. If you’ve ever wanted to get into the nitty-gritty of endometriosis and PCOS (complete with pictures during surgery), Dr. Whittaker is definitely your girl. Her Instagram is also super wholesome and informative, and she’s one of the few Ob/Gyns I’ve seen online who doesn’t take a one-size-fits-all approach to women’s health and especially fertility.
Last but certainly not least! Lacey is an accredited fertility nutritionist, and her Instagram is definitely the place to go for busting fertility and hormone myths, as well as tons of savvy advice for getting pregnant, much of which you probably haven’t seen before.
She also hosts a podcast called The Conception Method, which as you’ve probably guessed, is all about making babies and the best methods for trying to conceive. Lacey has one of the best pages on social media for TTC advice, and she even has free resources like a fertility starter kit and a cookbook which you can use to jumpstart your TTC journey.
Don’t listen to any medical professional (or anyone else for that matter) who discourages you from doing your own research or going your own way when it comes to birth control and fertility. Based on these experts alone, there’s a wealth of free knowledge just waiting for us on social media – all we have to do is hit the follow button.
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