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IVF Fertility Treatments are more accessible and affordable in BC

Dec 22, 2021

IVF Fertility Treatments are more accessible and affordable in BC. That is the goal and I cannot think of anyone more equipped to help make this happen than Penny.

I sat down over Zoom with Penny Blesch, Chief Operating Officer of Olive Fertility Centre and Founder of The Fertility Coalition of British Columbia (The FCBC), where she shared her story of cashing it all in to pay for her IVF to achieve her dream of having her baby.

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Caring For Your Reproductive Microbiome: Why and How?

Dec 15, 2021

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!

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Drink Your Way to a Better You

Dec 13, 2021

Now that I’ve got your attention…

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5 ways to support your mental health during the holiday season

Dec 12, 2021

The holiday season is officially here. It can be a time of connection, treats, and indulgence. For some, it can also be a time of added stress and anxiety. This can be an especially difficult time for those TTC. Here are 5 ways to support your mental health through the holidays season.

 

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

Dec 09, 2021

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.

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How to Prepare for an Embryo Transfer

Dec 07, 2021

It’s finally that time. You went through the retrieval (or retrievals), and you now have a precious, little embryo to transfer. Now what? What can you do to ensure the best success for your upcoming transfer? 

 

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Top 3 Tips To Survive This Years Holiday Season

Nov 29, 2021

I have a handful of patients who are entering the holiday season fearful of losing all the progress they have made over the past few months. Many have lost weight, decreased inflammation in their bodies and regulated hormones. Something they worked so hard to do and are not wanting to let go of. Diet has played a big role in their success and now going into the holiday season parties and treats are threatening to sabotage their progress.

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Are you absorbing your fertility supplements?

Nov 28, 2021

The fertility journey can come with a lot of supplements. There are the general ones, prenatal, omega-3, vitamin D, and then there are case-by-case particulars. For example, we’ll add strategic supplements for egg quality, for endometriosis, for PCOS, etc. based on the current studies and your health goals. Your supplements are only useful if you’re able to absorb them. Are you absorbing your fertility supplements?

 

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Top Ways to Improve Your Sleep for Health and Optimal Fertility

Nov 24, 2021

Good quality sleep is a key part of healthy hormones and optimal health.

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