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. […]
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 […]
How You Can Boost Your Fertility Naturally
Often times fertility treatment and the quest to become pregnant seems out of your hands, as though you just need to let medical science and reproductive technology do their job. Seemingly, your only task in the process is to get to your appointment on time! Feeling a lack of involvement in something so deeply personal […]
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 […]
What is The Best Fertility Diet?
When you’re starting, or adding to, your family, you begin to make healthier choices regarding your lifestyle. Wine with dinner becomes water, or non-caffeinated tea. Fruits and veggies begin taking the place of doughnuts and chips. You may change up your exercise routine, and opt for wholesome date nights instead of party-filled late nights. Many […]
What Should I look For When Choosing Donor Eggs?
When you approach the decision to grow your family by becoming pregnant, compromised fertility may be of some concern. A good number of couples and individuals have no idea their fertility is an issue until pregnancy doesn’t occur even after months of well-timed intercourse. In today’s world there are many treatment options for infertility, and […]
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 […]
Expecting Twins? How to Prepare at Home
Finding out that you’re expecting twins comes with a roller coaster ride of emotions. In the span of a nanosecond you feel excited, afraid, worried beyond anything you’ve imagined, and so very-and cautiously-happy. Being pregnant with two babies does come with its share of medical concerns; Multiples are known for their early arrival, and can […]
I Want a Baby But Not Just Yet-Am I Being Selfish?
For many women, the path to motherhood is clear, and has been from a young age. There are those women who just seem to be born nurturers, casting any aspirations for self aside, and focusing on feathering a nest for her brood. These women seem eager to begin their families and never look back. Some […]
What Should You Do When You Are Not Able to Become Pregnant?
When you choose to become pregnant it can be an exciting, and sometimes scary endeavor. Like a well-choreographed dance you give up harmful vices, like alcohol, and opt for a cleaner, healthier lifestyle. You make note of your menstrual cycle, timing intercourse for that optimum period of ovulation. You may even attempt a post-sex handstand […]