kali's Blog

Why didn't my euploid embryo stick?

Jun 06, 2022 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
If you’ve had a PGT-screened, euploid (chromosomally 'normal') embryo transfer - and it wasn’t successful… first of all, I’m so sorry. It’s a really tough situation to be in. You think you’ve finally got your golden embryo, and it doesn’t stick around. It's heartbreaking, truly. And we all (your care team and your loved ones) wish that you had a different result.

Insulin Resistance and Fertility, What You Need To Know

May 13, 2022 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
You may have heard of the hormone insulin in the context of diabetes. You might also know the term insulin resistance (IR), if you are into things health-related, as it’s a topic that’s often discussed in the realm of weight loss.

Is your lubricant impacting your chance of conception?

Apr 04, 2022 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
Ok, so I know your sexual practices are totally your own business (and not mine), but when it comes to TTC and having sex - there are some important things that we need to talk about. Lubrication is one of those things.

Endometriosis: 21 Questions Closer To Diagnosis

Mar 05, 2022 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
March is endometriosis awareness month, and in the spirit of highlighting this disease process, I wanted to blog about something that may help those suffering with endo symptoms get a diagnosis (+ treatment) sooner.

How much Vitamin D should you take? An update for 2022.

Feb 06, 2022 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
I get asked all the time how much vitamin D you should be taking. If you’re not supplementing with vitamin D already, let me first convince you that you probably should be. But how to know how much to take? I’ll clear that up too. Let’s get stuck into it.

Mother Nature’s Fertility Rate

Jan 17, 2022 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
One of the most common misconceptions (pun intended) that I come across in patients who have recently started trying to conceive is that pregnancy is relatively easy to achieve.

Caring For Your Reproductive Microbiome: Why and How?

Dec 15, 2021 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
Research in the area of the reproductive microbiome has exploded in the past 5 years. First, we now recognize that our gynecological tissues actually have microbiomes!

So you had a baby.. 4 postpartum tests you need to have done

Dec 09, 2021 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
One of my biggest complaints about the setup of our healthcare system is how little anyone cares about you once you’ve had a baby. I know you’ve probably heard some horror stories about postpartum recovery - from any type of birth - but no matter how ‘easy’ or ‘hard’ your birth is perceived to be, postpartum recovery is no walk in the park. For anyone.

How Do You Know You're Fertile?

Oct 29, 2021 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
When it comes to fertility, I work with lots of patients who feel uneducated and uncertain. Maybe having a baby is something you’ve always known you wanted, and always assumed you could have when you were ready. But before trying, did you ever really consider that it might not be that easy?

Could You Have PCOS?

Sep 24, 2021 | Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND
September is PCOS awareness month, and in the spirit of sharing more about the condition and how we help our patients manage it, I wanted to dive deeper into some of the lesser known symptoms. Could you have PCOS?