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Hope for infertility and miscarriages related to PCOS

May 23, 2021

Excellent public educational lecture for women with infertility or miscarriages related to ovulatory disorders & PCOS. If you have PCOS and have had unsuccessful IVF cycles (or letrozole cycles) then there is hope.

 

 

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The number one cause of treatment failure in PCOS

May 13, 2021

Polycystic ovarian syndrome is one of the most common endocrine disorders and can be a risk factor for infertility and pregnancy loss. The diagnosis is based on the Rotterdam Criteria, requiring the patient to have 2/3 of the following: 

  • Irregular or absent cycles
  • Symptoms and/or blood levels indicating excess androgens
  • Polycystic ovaries, observed via ultrasound

 

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The Top 5 Ways To Prepare For An Egg Freezing Cycle

Apr 30, 2021

You've made the decision to move forward with freezing your eggs but are now wondering what you can do to help improve the chances of getting the best eggs possible. Your fertility clinic has likely already discussed the cost, drugs and timeline that they suggest for the procedure but what can you do to get the best outcome possible?  
 

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MALE FERTILITY ESSENTIALS

Apr 20, 2021

Contrary to popular belief, male factor infertility contributes up to 50% of total cases of a couple’s infertility. That is why it is just as important to not only test male fertility after 1 year of actively trying to conceive (or 6 months if he is 35 and older), but to also consistently treat both partners when it comes to preconception care and fertility. 

 

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Future Proofing: non-prescription doctor’s orders for a longer life.

Apr 12, 2021

If you’ve ever seen me in the clinic, you’ll know that my intention and my goal for each of my patients is to help guide them through a programme to be as healthy as possible. My philosophy is that a healthy body is a fertile body, and my hope for each new patient is to optimize whole-body health to support fertility, pregnancy and, of course, a healthy baby.

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Antihistamines and Cervical Mucus

Apr 05, 2021

The cherry blossoms are in full bloom, and for many people, this means allergy season is here. Runny nose, red itchy eyes, sneezing, brain fog, fatigue, allergies are no fun.

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How to get pregnant BETTER and FASTER

Mar 27, 2021

 

If you are reading this blog, then you are looking to conceive and likely have been TTC for months and years too.

 

I remember at one of the Integrative Fertility Symposiums I chaired there was a panel discussion on integrative fertility care and the benefits of preconception care. The panel was composed of reproductive endocrinologists (IVF docs), reproductive urologist, acupuncturists and naturopathic physicians.

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How Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Treats Period Pain so Effectively

Mar 08, 2021

In honour of endometriosis awareness month, I thought I would share how acupuncture and Traditional Chinese medicine can be so helpful in endo symptoms and period pain and give a few recent case studies. In Traditional Chinese medicine, we look at the whole picture of health to see what we can bring into balance to achieve your health goals. Often with hormone health and fertility, we look very closely at the menstrual cycle.

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An integrative approach to miscarriages and implantation failure

Mar 03, 2021

An integrative approach to miscarriages (recurrent pregnancy loss) and implantation failure.

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IVF doc trained in both western and Chinese medicine shares her approach to getting pregnant

Feb 22, 2021

In this interview, Dr Laurena White MD, L.Ac shares how she integrates acupuncture and herbs into her IVF clinic to improve IVF outcomes and also how she approaches fibroids in her OBGYN medical practice.

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