Low level laser therapy (LLLT) for fertility, referred to as photobiomodulation (PBM) by the scientific community, may sound like futuristic medicine but the unique treatment has been shown to boost fertility and increase IVF success.
It’s that time of year to get your parents, children, friends, family, coworkers and enemies all on vitamin D. We say this every year but it is definitely one that deserves the repetition, especially since every year I see my patients not supplementing adequately.
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?
When it comes to the symptoms of inflammation there are many which are commonly recognized. Bloating, loose bowels, constipation, skin disorders like Eczema, weight gain, fatigue, poor concentration and joint pain are all easily recognizable as possible inflammatory conditions. What many people don't know is that excess inflammation can cause all sorts of reproductive problems in both men and women.
Taking the step to see a fertility practitioner, whether your GP, a naturopathic doctor, your acupuncturist, or reproductive endocrinologist can feel a little intimidating. The appointment may have taken a while to schedule so when it finally gets here, there may understandably be a lot of nerves and anticipation.
There are many things you can do leading up to your transfer to help with your success (see other videos on nourishing the soil before you plant the seed and 100 days to peak fertility). I share ideas below on what you can do to support the implantation process in the days leading up to your transfer, on the day of transfer, and the days after your transfer.
A common question I am asked after a patient learns her day 3 follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) is elevated (above 10) is if she can still get pregnant naturally with high FSH? And is she a good candidate for IVF?
What to Expect on IVF Transfer Day
Times have changed for the better when it comes to integrative fertility care and being able to offer acupuncture before and after IVF embryo transfer onsite at the IVF clinics.