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What Foods Help in Your IVF Treatment

For those couples embarking on the journey through IVF, diet is as important as ever. The foods you eat create a nutritional foundation upon which all your bodily functions are built. Your diet factors in hormone production, semen production, your egg count, egg quality, the quality of your uterine lining, and a whole slew of […]

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9 Things You Need to Do Before Starting IVF

A diagnosis of infertility can easily make you feel powerless. As your body is manipulated and probed, through tests and treatment, your focus becomes the end result; a healthy and successful pregnancy. The power is suddenly, seemingly, in the hands of advanced reproductive science. The truth is, even though fertility treatment is dependent, partially, on […]

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Navigating Your IVF Journey – Your Checklist Part 2

At this point in your IVF journey the appropriate tests have been performed and you and your fertility specialist have set a course for your IVF cycle. Your ovulation has been charted and recorded on your individual calendar and you will be prescribed medication that will aid your ovaries in producing several mature eggs at […]

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The Low Down on Using Acupuncture for IVF

Acupuncture is not a new idea in medicine, by any means. In fact, traditional Chinese medicine has incorporated the use of acupuncture to stimulate the body to self-heal for more than 3000 years. Today, acupuncture is used to treat chronic pain, the pain and stiffness of arthritis, and is a proven method to calm anxiety. […]

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The Best Exercises for Improving Fertility

When it’s taking you longer than you expected to conceive a child, you may begin looking at your lifestyle. Peruse the internet, books, or magazines on the subject and your confronted with list upon list of do’s and don’ts that seemingly affect your ability to conceive. While many of these pearls of wisdom do contain […]

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I Was Told I was Too Overweight to Have a Baby

Obesity is out of control in the United States, making us one of the unhealthiest nations in the world. According to the CDC, a study done in 2015 found 39.8% of American adults were considered obese, and 31.8% are considered overweight, including women of childbearing age. If your physician has told you your weight is […]

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The Best Self Care Techniques During IVF

Self-care is essential at any time of life. Defined as “any activity we do to deliberately take care of ourselves” self-care can be as simple as clearing your calendar of unimportant “stuff”, shutting down your devices for a bit, or taking a walk. You needn’t schedule a trip to a spa, or go “off the […]

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How to Stay Positive on Your IVF Journey

 You just learned that your IVF procedure hasn’t worked out. You had been so hopeful, and now you’re disappointed. That is a normal feeling that many, if not most, women experience. There are many ways you can do to help you go forward. Know that this is just temporary. An unsuccessful IVF procedure is only […]

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