Fertility

When there are no words. Pregnancy and infant loss awareness day/month

It’s October 16thand for 16 days now I have been staring at a blank page trying to write a blog. I wanted to write a blog that could be helpful or insightful for the readers here who have (or know someone who has) lost a baby; whether by miscarriage, a baby born sleeping, or a child lost too soon. 

 

Fertility Advice Your Grandma Would Give You

Our Grandparents are filled with information, and we traditionally seek knowledge from them when we were looking for life's answers. Today we first search google for tidbits of information and rarely use our grandparent's experience. Unfortunately google often overwhelms us with information in contrast to our Grandparents as they would provide us with a few pieces of clear useful actions. Their common sense approach is often not so common with people today.

An open letter to the LGBTQIA2+ community: You are safe to discuss your sexual and reproductive health with me.

It is international pride month, and it has me thinking about reproductive health and the lack of safe spaces for people from the LGBTQIA2+ community to talk about their reproductive health. Working in reproductive health, I feel it is my duty to make sure people know that they have a safe space to talk about their reproductive health with me.

Poor sleep and delayed time to pregnancy. A wake-up call

The beauty of Chinese medicine and Naturopathic approach to treating infertility is that it treats the whole person, the individual, and not just the disease, and this includes your beauty sleep.

A paper published in the June issue of Fertility and Sterility discusses how lack of sleep can negatively impact your fertility by delaying the time it takes to get pregnant.

Children born to women with polycystic ovary syndrome—short- and long-term impacts on health and development

Maternal PCOS status may negatively influence offspring infant and childhood growth, cardiometabolic health, reproductive health, and neurodevelopment.

I shared below our Acubalance approach to PCOS that I presented (excerpt of lecture) at a fertility conference in Los Angeles in March 2019

More Studies Confirm Laser Acupuncture Effective in Treating PCOS

One of the great things about this study is that it reiterates the importance of dosage and frequency when it comes to laser. The subjects obtained laser therapy three times per week for 60 days to achieve the desired results, which is pretty incredible considering the average menstrual cycle for women with PCOS can be way longer than 60 days. Another great thing about this study is that it is proven with blood tests showing that reproductive and endocrine hormone levels significant improves with photobiomodulation.

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