When patients see me at Acubalance fertility acupuncture clinic, their initial appointment always takes a little extra time. We go over labs results, talk about symptoms, and draw up a treatment plan together. Often I find that their doctors have referred them to a fertility clinic, but they’re...
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When patients book in to see me at the clinic, the initial appointment takes a little extra time. We go over labs results, talk about symptoms, and draw up a treatment plan together. Often I find that their doctors have referred them to a fertility clinic, but they’re waiting to hear back. When they do finally get the phone call, their initial appointment is months away, leaving couples feeling helpless and frustrated, wanting to know what they can do to help themselves in the meantime. As painful as that 3 month wait is, it turns out it’s exactly what you need to prepare your body and increase your chances of success with assisted reproductive technologies.
A clinic in Calgary is looking for 100 founder patients to pay a discounted rate of $4,000 for this new low cost modified IVF cycle. Patient fee's will be raised to $6,500 once the clinic is up and running.
Jill Blakeway, author of Making Babies, was on Breakfast TV. Jill is visiting Vancouver for the Integrative Fertility Symposium (IFS) from April 28th to May 1st where she is giving the keynote lecture.
A special thank you to my clinic, Acubalance, for organizing the IFS.
Earlier this month, the Human Rights Tribunal in Ontario made a significant ruling. Winnie Muo, after suffering a miscarriage followed by all the subsequent physical and emotional pain, was fired from her job. In the aftermath of the traumatic experience, she was unable to perform all the tasks necessary of her job, say the employer. It is hoped, however, that this ruling by the Tribunal may bring miscarriage out of the realm of silence and shame, and spark a much-needed conversation about women’s health and reproductive rights in Canada.
This is the magical phase of a cycle where an egg is released from the ovary and if present, sperm will penetrate the egg to create an embryo. All of this happens in or around the Ovaries and fallopian tubes, not within the uterus.