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11 myths about conception

Apr 23, 2014

This is a great article from a fertility doctor in Illinois, listing the 11 most common misconceptions she hears at her fertility clinic. I have to admit that I have heard them all many times as well, and pride myself in dispelling these myths and giving people tools to change their fertility journey for the better.

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Increase Your Antioxidants: 5 Ways, No Supplements

Apr 22, 2014

I want you to start thinking of antioxidants like the Molly Maid cleaning-crew of your body. Antioxidants are substances that we get from fruits and vegetables, mainly, and serve a number of functions for us. Perhaps their most notable role is that of mopping up free radicals.

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Acupuncture for IVF Thin lining

Apr 21, 2014

Acupuncture & Thin Endometrial Lining

The thickness and quality of your endometrial lining may have an impact on the success of your IVF and your ability to carry a baby to term.

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PCOS – How to boost your chance of ovulation and conception

Apr 17, 2014

Not having a period sounds great, until you’re trying to have a baby, then suddenly you find yourself praying for your monthly flow, anything to show that your are ovulating and can conceive.

So what do you do if you’re not regular, or not ovulating at all?  What if the medication you’re taking to ovulate isn’t working?

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What do Cookies and IVF Have in Common

Apr 17, 2014

I have a philosophy about cookies.

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How Do the Seasons Change a Mans Fertility?

Apr 16, 2014

Sperm motility, concentration and morphology are always changing! Not only with age but even during the seasons. This 2013 study has shown how the 4 seasons boost a mans fertility or takes away from it!

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Preparing for postpartum

Apr 09, 2014

There is so much emphasis on childbirth that women (as well as friends and family) forget that what happens after the birth is just as important for the wellbeing of mom.

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One Small Positive Thought In The Morning

Apr 07, 2014

This morning, I was greeted in my inbox by an email from a patient that made me smile. I was reminded of the saying: “one small positive thought in the morning can change your entire day.” Today I am grateful to this patient for sharing her positive story with me. It is a true testament of the ability of dietary changes to greatly affect physical and emotional health.

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Stress and its Effects on Pregnancy Rates

Apr 04, 2014

It’s the classic marriage scene: He says “Honey, let’s make love so we can relax”. She says “Let’s relax so we can make love!” Either way, there’s no denying the message: stress has a profound impact on our relationships and our intimate lives. It’s a mood-killer. As it turn out, it’s also a fertility-killer.

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One Thing That Can Decrease Your Chances of Conceiving by 29 Percent Every Month!

Mar 28, 2014

One of the most common suggestions to couples trying to conceive is "just don't get stressed about it and it will happen". Such simple advice that is so difficult to implement!! Few things are more frustrating to hear when couples are trying everything to get pregnant.

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