Coming to the decision to use a donor egg usually doesn’t come easy. Donor eggs are never anyone’s first option. They can however, be an amazing gift to get you back on the path to parenthood when other options have not succeeded.
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?
To have an accurate FSH reading it is best to test on day 2 or day 3 of your menstrual bleed and also to compare view your FSH level along with your estradiol level, so also test estradiol (estrogen) when you test your FSH on day 3 or 2 of your cycle.
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.
I have been in practice since 2000 and in 2002 I began to establish on site acupuncture for embryo transfers. The first few years the IVF clinics were not receptive to the idea of acupuncturist being on site and often would discourage patients from using fertility acupuncture.
This is a common question I get.
The short answer is no, your embryo will not fall out nor can it be urinated out after your fresh or frozen transfer following an IVF cycle.
If you want to hear more about this topic then have a listen to my 3-minute video blog where I answer your question.
During the month of September 2021, I asked our team of Acubalance practitioners to blog about PCOS since September is PCOS Awareness Month. They really delivered and I feel fortunate to work alongside such a devoted and brilliant group of health professionals.
While they posted PCOS blogs, I organized a PCOS resource page for you that includes past blogs, videos, and recipes to help resolve the symptoms and risk factors related to PCOS.
So you have been diagnosed with PCOS, now what? Often your doctor will suggest the birth control pill if you are not trying to conceive, or an ovulation induction medication like Clomid or Letrozole if you are. A lot of people are left wondering, ‘what else can I do?’
Dr Emilie Salomons shares her fertility chai tea latte on the Acubalance Blog.
I wanted to share a unique case study seen here at Acubalance and more importantly the challenges my fertility patients experience and the persistence often needed to get a baby.
The good news is our body does know when we are under too much stress, and it gives us clues to watch out for. If we ignore these warning signs we continue to head to burnout.