Fertility

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Jun 27
2012


There is simply nothing more rewarding than positive pregnancy tests and birth announcements. I am blessed to be able to do this work and help couples get pregnant!  

Working with women to enhance their fertility and help them create a family is my life’s passion.

If nothing else, the process of trying to get pregnant is an emotional roller coaster. Keeping BBT charts, figuring out how to use and read Ovulation Predictor Kits, identifying the signs of ovulation, the risks, the isolation of not wanting to tell friends and family members what you are going through, worrying about cost, the endless posting of baby pictures on Facebook, people asking “when are you going to start a family?”, figuring out the timing for sex or IUI’s, the two week wait, questioning whether you are feeling symptoms of PMS or pregnancy…
Baby making can be crazy making. But I’ll be with you every step of the way.  I’ll tell you what your charts mean, when to check for ovulation, what to look for and what the signs mean.
In the world of Baby Making and fertility, there are few straightforward answers.  What I can do, is help you maximize your chances of conception.  I can’t  promise you will conceive but I can promise that if you follow the protocol that we design together, you will dramatically increase your chances of getting pregnant, having a healthy pregnancy and a thriving baby.
You’ve probably guessed by now that Fertility (Making Babies) is my favorite topic.  Be assured, that I know what you are going through and I will support you along the way.  I will understand your test results.  I will know when you need to see a specialist.  Most of all, I’ll be there for you throughout the process.  I understand that there can be a lot of questions along the way so I encourage my patients to email with questions anytime.

Who can benefit:  Anyone who wants to have a baby

I work with gay and lesbian couples, single women, and heterosexual couples.  I can help young women with underlying menstrual irregularities and women in their late 30’s and early 40’s who are dealing with high FSH levels or decreased ovarian reserve.  Difficulty with getting pregnant and fertility challenges can affect anyone.  If you are having trouble getting pregnant, I can help. Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Western Supplements, Dietary Changes & Lifestyle Modifications can make all the difference in your fertility!

What are the benefits:

The last decade has brought us wonderful randomized control trials that show time and time again the benefits acupuncture has increasing conception rates.  With that said, it’s important to note that Chinese Medicine has been used for over 3,000 to help women conceive.  In China, this is nothing new.  But as you know, in the United States Randomized Controlled Trials are the goal standard.
To learn more about these studies, take a look at the below list:
    • Increased blood flow to the uterus and therefore uterine wall thickness
    • Increased endorphin production, which in turn, has been shown to effect the release of a gonadtrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH), a decapeptide involved in regulating reproduction
    • Lower stress hormones
    • Impact on plasma levels of the fertility hormones: follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), estradiol (E2), and Progesterone (P)
    • Normalization of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis
    • A positive effect for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome, a hormonal imbalance present in three percent of adolescents and adults.
Note: This list was taken directly from a review of existing studies on acupuncture and infertility performed by researchers from WEILL CORNELL Medical Center, New York.

What’s the Most Important Thing to for You to Know Right Now?

The most important thing for you to know right now is that no matter what you have been through, your age or your underlying health…or a diagnosis of unexplained infertility, I can help.
I will work directly with you to analyze exactly what is going on in your body both from a Western and an Eastern point of views.  I will develop a detailed protocol designed specifically to target your individual needs.  Together we’ll work to increase your overall health and dramatically increase your chances of conception.   Click here if you want to know more about my fertility program.