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.
If you’ve read Part 1 of my thyroid series, you’ll know that the thyroid hormone system is responsible for regulating a huge number of body processes, and that there is more to testing the intricate hormonal system of the thyroid than just getting a TSH and calling it a day. The more you start to dive into thyroid physiology – the triggers for thyroid hormone production and conversion, the receptivity of the tissues, and the dance between the brain, the thyroid gland, and the tissues – the more you realize it’s an incredible, intricate web.
Since we started our Laser Baby Program here at Acubalance earlier this year, we’ve been seeing some promising results in our patients.
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?
Your wait time for your IVF cycle is a great opportunity to get your mind and body in the best shape to conceive a baby whether TTC naturally or with IVF.
This is the first of a series of blog posts about one of my most frequently discussed hormonal health topics with patients – the thyroid. It’s a complicated topic, and I find that it is commonly misunderstood by many patients. Given the thyroid’s important role in every single cell in the human body, it can affect every aspect of our health.
Women will often lose hope when diagnosed with low ovarian reserve. It's often diagnosed with an AMH (Anti Mulerian Hormone) blood test, antral follicle count (AFC) or poor response to an IVF cycle. At this point many women will be encouraged to use donor eggs as they will have over a 60% chance of success.
There are so many things which can damage male fertility. Men are told to stay away from hot tubs, pesticides, beer, processed foods and dozens of other fertility slashing things. What if there was one simple thing that men can add into their lives which would boost both sperm motility and morphology? Wouldn't you want to try it?
Sperm Count of Western Men Declines by over 50%
A recent meta-analysis of data collected on male sperm between 1973 and 2011 finds sperm concentration declined by more than 50% in men from Western countries. https://doi.org/10.1093/humupd/dmx022
Acubalance has been using a laser to support our patients for the past few years and have noticed great successes. Although lasers have been used in healthcare for decades it still seems "new" to me and most of my patients. Few people understand all the real benefits low level light therapy (LLLT) has on a cellular level. I wanted to pass along 3 great benefits of laser when used to improve fertility.