From a Chinese Medicine perspective, endometriosis does not have one individual diagnosis. We look at each patient to assess the quality of the their blood, the state of their digestion, and resulting inflammation that may be present from lifestyle/dietary habits. From there, we are able to develop a plan to not only improve the symptoms of the condition, but also work to limit the progression and minimize the long-term affects of endometriosis while improving fertility potential when pregnancy is desired.
Here is what we know- it takes two to make a healthy embryo and baby! A man’s contribution to the fertility process is just as important as his partner’s and may be the cause of infertility (including recurrent miscarriage due to genetic abnormalities or poor placenta formation new research indicates) up to 40% of the time.
While it was chilly outside, the Ingleside Hotel was full of warmth with a group of wonderful women (and a few men;) as part of the first annual Before the Bump: Journey to a Healthy Pregnancy.
We were honored to be invited to team up with Vios Fertility Institute, Moreland OB-GYN, and Women’s Healthcare to discuss the road to pregnancy. Our own Lisa was part of a panel discussion on what to do when you need support.
You are pregnant! Whether this is first time you have gotten a + test or have had others, early pregnancy can be filled with excitement, anxiety, and confusion on what to do versus not do and what is normal. Often times you may not see your doctor or midwife until the latter part of the first trimester. So what to do in the meantime??!!
Come and Join Us- We are very excited to be a part of this wonderful event! Lisa will be part of a panel discussion on preparing for pregnancy and what to do when it is taking longer than you had hoped. Attendees will also have the opportunity to win a free IVF cycle from Vios Fertility Institute.
As acupuncturists, we frequently see patients who would also benefit from a consultation with a REI specialist. What will happen during the visit, and what does taking this step mean in the bigger picture of your journey to conceive? Here are 5 things you should know, courtesy of Dr. Kara Ehlers at Vios Fertility Clinic in Wauwatosa…
We recently had to opportunity to connect with Fiona McCulloch, leading expert on PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and author of best-selling book 8 Steps to Reverse Your PCOS: A Proven Program to Reset Your Hormones, Repair Your Metabolism, and Restore Your Fertility and wanted to share recent updates and tips!
You might be thinking “well if I am born with all the eggs I have, it doesn’t seem that there is much that I can do about them at this point??” While we can’t make more eggs, it turns out that there may be some things you can do to make them healthier and improve their function as they grow and set the genetic blueprint for that egg moving forward. That 100 day period of maturation (about 3 cycles) when the eggs are activated from hibernation may offer a window of opportunity.
We had the pleasure of speaking at the local Resolve Fertility Support Group meeting this month at Vios Fertility Clinic on incorporating acupuncture into an IVF or IUI treatment plan. Have you considered attending a meeting or maybe didn't even know that they existed?
Welcome to the first installment of Spilling the Milk, Orchid's 3-part series on breastfeeding. We honor and acknowledge everyone’s journey and know that each experience is so different (as is evident with our own stories!) Through these stories, it is our intent to not only share our individual journeys, but also to continue the conversation in highlighting the inherent diversity in others' experiences with breastfeeding.
We often get questions about prenatal vitamins: What should I be looking for? Is it ok to just use Target or Costco prenatal? Can’t I just get nutrients from my food? Here are a few things to consider…