I got on a zoom call from my Acubalance Vancouver clinic to chat with Sophia Baseotto, embryologist, andrologist and IVF coach out of Australia to talk about embryo quality.
Sophia has a Bachelor of Science majoring in chemistry, biochemistry and biological chemistry with over two decades of experience across all areas of IVF and Fertility treatments.
As someone that has had irregular menstrual cycles for most of her life, I never thought it was anything too serious - and that’s mostly because my doctors would brush it off whenever I mentioned it. I mean it still came eventually so it can’t be too much of an issue, right?
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What Toxins Affect Your Fertility Video Series
The research is clear that metals and chemicals in the air, water, food, and lifestyle choices are damaging fertility. These are causing people to suffer possible anovulation, impaired implantation, and loss of fetal viability, decreasing sperm count and function.
You know how sometimes you accidentally do a good deed without even realizing it? For example, holding the door a little longer after you pass through, or even just smiling at a stranger in public? Well, if you’ve seen me at Acubalance in the past month, you have supported a charitable organization, all while napping under the heat lamps, and listening to the waves.
The holiday season is just around the corner, and this usually means enjoying a few more of the inflammatory foods (hello eggnog!). If you’re planning on indulging in more of your food sensitivities, this can sometimes mean a more inflamed gut.
I was treating a patient last week preparing for her first IVF cycle when she asked me, “How do people get through this?” This particular patient, who I will call Emma, suffered a devastating miscarriage earlier this year and was plagued with so much guilt about not being able to provide her 5 year old son with a sibling.
Up to 50% of couples diagnosed with unexplained infertility, poor embryo development and miscarriages may actually now be explainable with some new testing being offered. Even better, there are some natural and non-invasive approaches to reverse the issues too.
The days are getting shorter, and darker. It’s time to get your vitamin D levels checked!
Vitamin D is often referenced for its role in bone health, and immune health. However, Vitamin D also has a major role in reproductive health and fertility. It is often missed during a standard fertility workup. Given the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency here, in the pacific northwest, Vitamin D levels should be checked in everyone.