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Thyroid & Fertility

There is increasing data showing an association between thyroid function and fertility/pregnancy. It is important to address all aspects of our health that may play a role in a successful and healthy pregnancy. Issues with the thyroid gland have been shown to potentially affect ovulation, embryo development, miscarriage risks, and preterm delivery.  As always, we […]

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Treating Infertility with Laser Acupuncture

Will complementing traditional medical care with laser acupuncture help infertility? A study documented in Fertility and Sterility, a highly regarded fertility journal, demonstrated that laser acupuncture performed both before and after embryo transfer during an in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle improves a woman’s chances of implantation by up to 15%. The same study also showed […]

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“Men Reveal How They Really Felt After Partners Miscarried”

Miscarriage is very common, occurring in as many as 10-25% of women of childbearing age.  Miscarriage can be very difficult, emotional, and at times devastating for couples.  During this time, there is a tendency to focus on the woman, partially because she was the one carrying the baby, and thus the assumption is that the pain and […]

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“What I Wish My Friend Knew About Struggling With Infertility”

Infertility affects up to 10-15 % of couples in the United States.  For many, it is an extremely difficult struggle, both mentally and physically.  In the article below, a couple struggling with infertility shares their journey.  Being sensitive to others fertility condition is very important, and can help lighten the stress that couples endure. From this […]

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Chemicals in Beauty Products Linked to Early Menopause

In today’s society there is endless information suggesting cause and effect circumstances for health risks, benefits, etc. It can be very overwhelming determining what information is reliable and worth implementing into our daily lives. Recent data suggests a link between certain chemicals in cosmetics, particularly phthalates, which might result in early menopause, which can impact […]

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Setting Boundaries that Ease the Pain of Not Getting Pregnant

By: Claire-Maurer Hogan, MA, LPC, NCC What do you do when a person close to you gets pregnant and you can’t  … no matter how hard you try? While undergoing this journey, give yourself some grace and allow your relationships to look a little different in an effort to conserve your emotional out-put and preserve […]

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Foods High in Antioxidants Help Balance Stress

Infertility is stressful.  There is no denying it.  But there are many ways to manage the stress.  Many of which we’ve covered in earlier blog posts.  (Please check them out.) Now we want to stress (no pun intended!) the importance of eating foods high in antioxidants.  Antioxidants are molecules that tame and neutralize free radicals […]

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Food for Thought …

We need to stay healthy over the holidays maintaining a sensible relationship with our food.  Here are some suggestions that may help: Be Mindful.  Before feeding the urge to consume, think about what you are eating.  Is it good for you?  Is it what your body needs right now?  Sometimes being less impulsive is all […]

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Ovulation Disorders

If you are having problems with irregular menstrual cycles, you are not alone.  It is  one of the most common causes of infertility. To help determine what is going on we recommend a hormone workup.  Most of the time, it will help identify the problem so that we can treat it. There are several medical […]

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What’s Involved with Fertility Assessment?

If you are under 30 and have been unsuccessful conceiving after one year, or have been trying unsuccessfully for six months or more and are over the age of 35, we suggest you speak with a fertility specialist. In assessing your fertility, three areas will be evaluated. The quality of ovulation and the assessment of […]

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