What happens when you conceive after trying for many months or years, followed by 40 weeks of prenatal care where all your testing is in normal range? When the nursery is painted and the onesies folded neatly in the drawer? Your birth plan is complete, with all typos corrected, T’s...
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With today's easy access to new technology, almost everyone has a smart phone. Most of my patients come in phone in hand and use it to track their cycles and help calculate their ovulation.
Today, I was researching on Pub Med, searching for more information on fertility. I stumbed upon a study that shows how Chinese herbal medicine is a great benefit in the treatment of endomtriosis. I have blogged about the treatment of endometriosis before but this study was slightly different.
Women who have not yet achieved a pregnancy often need a small adjustment to help them become more fertile. This adjustment in their life can be found in many different forms such as diet, lifestyle, acupuncture, or herbal therapy.
Endometriosis is one of the conditions I truly enjoy treating in my practice. Results can be easily seen (ie painful periods improve) and with the use of traditional Chinese Medicine we can have very effective results and relatively quick relief.
Having the experience of going through a miscarriage can be mentally, physically, and spiritually traumatic. Some women have gone through this process several times without a reason as to why even after multiple tests show everything looks "fine." The way that Traditional Chinese Medicine looks at the body is different than that of Western medicine.
In Chinese medicine, we look at the body as a whole. If you are not healthy, the body shows signs and symptoms of sub-optimal health such as fatigue, headaches, insomnia, acne, constipation and possibly infertility!
There was a great article in the Georgia Straight last week interviewing Dr. Al Yuzpe of Olive Fertility Centre. The article outlined many lifestyle choices that can impact male fertility. Things such as age, smoking, hot tubs and carrying your cell phone in your front pocket.