Fertility

The 6 Keys of Losing Weight Safely to Improve Your Fertility

One summer, while visiting my family in France, I cut my foot on some coral while wading through the water at low tide. The tall, handsome, French lifeguard ran over when he saw the trail of blood and carried me back to the lifeguard hut so that he could pull out the pieces from my heel. (Now comes the crushing part to what would have been a not so terrible moment.) So we arrive at the hut and he turns to my mother and says,

 “Ouf, elle est costaud ta fille.”

Natural Pregnancy with PCOS

For many women with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), the process of trying to conceive can be incredibly challenging. By nature of the condition, most women with PCOS do not ovulate regularly - making it hard to figure out when to try to conceive. The hormonal imbalances of PCOS also alter the ovarian environment and impact egg quality, a further block to conception. Luckily, with natural medicine, we have great results using diet and lifestyle changes along with acupuncture to regulate the hormonal system and make natural conception much more likely.

Top 5 Tips for Boosting Fertility After 40

Since 1985 the average age of women trying to conceive their first child continually increases. In fact one study found that the women having their first child at the age of 45 has increased over 14% in 2015. In our office the average age of women we work with would be in their late 30's to mid 40's. What they all have in common is they are looking for ways to help improve their chances of conceiving and having a healthy child.

The Acubalance Ultimate PCOS Tea Latte (AKA. The Acubalance Craving-Crusher Tea)

The first thing you find out when you google ‘PCOS diet’, is that people with PCOS are often insulin resistant and need to help regulate their blood sugar levels by eating a low glycemic diet. What does that mean as far as your diet goes? No sugar, limited carbs, more protein, more greens and more good quality fat.

Easy right?

Pregnant with 1 Ovary and Diminished Ovarian Reserve - Endometriosis Case Study

I was reminded of a patient I had seen a while ago and I wanted to share her story to help encourage those who have endometriosis and are trying to get pregnant. Endometriosis is a stubborn problem and many of my patients come in extremely discouraged and frustrated. There is hope!

IVF waitlist helps couple conceive naturally using acupuncture

I have been working with a couple, both the female and male partner (both age 38) as they prepare for another IVF.  I supported them through their last IVF attempt, which was successful, and she delivered twins in 2015.  Now they want to add more babies to their family of four.

While I was supporting her and her husband with acupuncture, nutritional advice and supplements as they wait their chance to start their IVF cycle  she conceived naturally! 

High FSH Levels? What You Can Do to Lower Elevated Follicle Stimulating Hormone!

Follicle Stimulating Hormone (known as FSH) is a hormone that is commonly assessed to help predict a womans ovarian reserve or fertility. It can only be performed on day 3 of her menstrual cycle or the levels will not be accurate for this test. Most reproductive endocrinologists suggest a level below 10 is associated with higher success while over 10 associates with a decrease in pregnancy rates during IVF (In Vitro Fertilization). So what can women do if their FSH levels are elevated?

Use IVF Clinic Waitlist Time to Your Advantage - Preparing for IVF

When patients book in to see me at the clinic, the initial appointment takes a little extra time. We go over labs results, talk about symptoms, and draw up a treatment plan together. Often I find that their doctors have referred them to a fertility clinic, but they’re waiting to hear back. When they do finally get the phone call, their initial appointment is months away, leaving couples feeling helpless and frustrated, wanting to know what they can do to help themselves in the meantime. As painful as that 3 month wait is, it turns out it’s exactly what you need to prepare your body and increase your chances of success with assisted reproductive technologies.

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