THANKSGIVING AS FERTILITY HOLIDAY- SYMBOLS, FEASTING, AND GRATITUDE

in MIND-BODY PRACTICES FOR FERTILITY on 28/09/20 Thanksgiving has absolutely always been one of my favorite holidays. Family coming together and eating a huge feast commemorating the bounty of the earth and collaboration between peoples- PLUS a big turkey . . . what could be wrong with that? Well, for some couples struggling with infertility (like we did), …

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How to Support Someone with Fertility Problems

Written by Alice Rose on October 10, 2019 It’s Fertility Week in the UK! Wooohoo! I’m not sure why I’m woo-hooing, other than this week gives me even more reason to talk about my fave topic: FERTILITY! And namely: how to get through a fertility struggle/ fertility journey/ fertility problem. And do you know what? I’m becoming more and more aware …

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ANOTHER Office Baby Shower: How To Cope When You’re Still Waiting For That BFP

Susie has just announced that she is pregnant with her third baby and the office party planner has decided to throw her yet ANOTHER baby shower. Which, for someone who isn't struggling with infertility or who hasn't had a miscarriage, might just be another office event. However, for you, it seems like torture. After trying …

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What NOT To Say To Someone Struggling With Infertility

When you are struggling with infertility, you are already a mess of emotions. The last thing that you need is to hear unkind (although well-intentioned) things from others. In this article, we'll cover not just what NOT to say, but also some things you might say instead and also other ways to help support a …

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When I Interviewed… my Fertility Consultant

Written by Alice Rose on August 10, 2019 Its a fascinating and slightly weird experience, walking into a clinic which holds such profoundly moving memories and acting in a totally different capacity. There we were in this room where I had spent so many appointments. This room where I had sat, nervously waiting to hear how my …

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How Do Diet And Lifestyle Affect Sperm Quality?

When a couple is struggling to conceive, many women (and more than likely many men) are quick to put the blame on the female half of the duo. She is obviously the problem, because she is the one that has the egg that needs to be fertilized, the uterus in which the fertilized egg implants …

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How do Naturopathic Doctors Help Address Fertility and Infertility?

Jaclyn Chasse, ND with INM & AANP Highlights 1 in 8 couples in the U.S. have difficulty getting pregnant or staying pregnant.NDs guide couples in fertility with a goal of conceiving naturally and avoiding interventions when possible.NDs have helped countless men and women resolve fertility challenges safely and cost-effectively.A number of infertility causes are linked to …

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Guest Post: WHAT I DID FOR A POSITIVE IVF CYCLE

Written by: Kalli on Life Balance on May 29, 2020 Long story short, my husband and I got married on March 5th, 2016. We were 22 years old, healthy, fit & happy. We'd been together for 6 years at this stage and we had completed so much together, so for us, it was time to …

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Fertility 101 + 8 Fertility Myths

Trying for a(nother) child and need a refresher in fertility? Here's what you need to know about baby making. Written by: Lisa van de Geyn on July 7, 2010 You’ve likely covered the basics of fertility before (bet you wish you still had your biology and sex-ed class notes, don’t you?) but if you’re trying …

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A Fast Food Diet And Trying To Get Pregnant

We all know that it is important to eat healthy when we're trying to conceive. But just what does that mean? A salad is healthy, no matter where it comes from. Right? Well that's not always true. When you order a salad at McDonald's with grilled chicken (because we all know grilled is healthier than …

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Possible Explanations For Unexplained Infertility

Unexplained infertility isn’t a magical condition. There is a reason; we just don’t know what it is. While experts have exponentially improved their fertility knowledge over the past several decades, there is much we still don’t know. There are also things we know may cause problems, but don’t have a way to measure or evaluate yet. …

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Secondary Infertility: Trying To Get Pregnant Again

What is Secondary Infertility Secondary infertility is the inability to get pregnant or maintain a pregnancy after having already given birth. It's more common than you might think, accounting for about 50 percent of infertility cases. In fact, more couples experience secondary infertility than primary infertility (infertility the first time around). It’s especially common in …

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Are You Infertile: The Answer May Surprise You!

I recently had an appointment with my OBGYN. We have decided that we are going to start trying to conceive again and I wanted to make sure that I was healthy enough since I have been high risk with all 4 of my pregnancies. We had the usual talk, she asked me about my kids …

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