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.
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.
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.
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 eggs need proper blood flow, oxygenation, balanced hormones and specific nutrients in order to reach their peak fertility potential.
Why treating both partners makes for quicker and healthier pregnancies. A success story.
Let me first start by saying that the key to a healthy pregnancy is, a healthy egg, a healthy sperm and a healthy uterus (and body). So when I get to treat all three, it almost always leads to my best success stories :)
The last thing patients typically want to hear when they’re awaiting their first second, third, or fifth round of IVF is to wait three more months. But those three months of serious treatment has the potential to make an enormous difference on your IVF results.
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.
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.
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
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.