In honour of pregnancy and infant loss awareness month, let me first give my sincerest condolences for all of those who have lost pregnancies, babies, children, and a little piece of themselves in the process.
I’m not going to lie, I’m always a little disappointed at the lack of men in my schedule.
An embryo is 50/50 sperm and egg. Even if there is a known egg or uterine factor to infertility, sperm is still bringing 50% of the genes to the table.
I wanted to share a case study of a patient who had been trying to conceive without success. She was young, healthy and proactive in her own health yet couldn't get pregnant. She was only 30 years old and was extremely frustrated. Lets call this patient Tanya.
Tanya came to see me in April after having two failed IVF transfers with one resulting in a disappointing chemical pregnancy. Tanya had typical PCOS signs with an irregular and absent period. She also had fatigue, constant bloating, food cravings, mild depression, hirsutism, poor sleep quality, and cystic acne.
Often quoted but rarely understood, How does Acupuncture Increase Pregnancy Rates in IVF? For years we have seen and read studies showing the benefits of acupuncture for both IVF and natural pregnancies. What we don't usually see is why does acupuncture help. What does Acupuncture and Chinese medicine do to help a couples conceive? The answer is simple yet complicated
I met with a new patient this week who asked an awesome question. We were discussing she and her partners’ diet, and talking about the general dietary principles I encourage all of my patients to follow,
The team at Acubalance Vancouver reviewed a brilliant lecture from the 2018 Integrative Fertility Symposium titled, It Starts with the Egg: Optimizing Oocyte Quality, by Jennifer Fitzgerald ND.
We individually sat down to watch the online lecture and then to summarize our ideas in our own blogs to share the highlights from the lecture on how to improve egg quality.
Did you know that the most important time to optimize your fertility (and that of your male partner if you have one) is during the 100 days before conception occurs? Reach Your Peak Fertile Potential with Pro-Active Preconception Care. Here are some recommendations we make at Acubalance Vancouver.