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Making sure you know all my tips and tricks about menstrual cramps, enhancing fertility, detecting ovulation, treating constipation, labor induction and morning sickness.  Read on and tell me what you think!

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Nov 17
2017

My personal struggle with infertility

At the time I first opened my practice, nearly 10 years ago now, I had no idea that I personally would struggle with infertility. Like many women, I got married in my late 30's and though my wife Ellen and I knew we wanted children, we simply weren't ready. In the back of my mind I knew we couldn't wait long, so at 38, I began IUI's with donor sperm. We were elated and thrilled to have officially begun trying to build our family, but my age, endometriosis and ovarian reserve, quickly become a co...

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Oct 16
2017

We’re Hosting a Breastfeeding Class!

Are you in your second or third trimester? Believe it or not, now's the time to start thinking about breastfeeding! With so many books, podcasts, and lectures out there, it can be difficult to know where to start when you begin your breastfeeding journey. We get it, and that's why we're partnering with WellPregnancy to help you get all the information you need for a healthy, happy breastfeeding experience! Please join us on Monday, October 30th from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. for a Breastfeeding C...

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Oct 04
2017

Why I think BBT Charts are super cool

When I first heard about charting I thought it was a terrible idea. I couldn’t understand why in the world I would bother taking my temperature every day when I could just use an ovulation predictor kit. But then I realized, OPK’s don’t work so well for me. I peed on that little stick day in and day out but got nothing! Begrudgingly, I started charting. Low and behold, it opened up a whole world of understanding for me about my body. And, I learned when I was ovulating. Amazing. I...

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Apr 19
2016

Creating a Peaceful Pregnancy

Concerned about the health of pregnancy? Can't turn off the stream of anxious thoughts in your head? Worried about how you will balance parenthood with all your other responsibilities? Anxious about how the birth will be? Feeling stressed and overwhelmed in your pregnancy? You're not alone and you can create a more peaceful pregnancy. This four-part group will be an opportunity to connect with other pregnant women and learn how to stay in the present moment and not get caught up ...

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Jun 11
2014

Turning breech babies naturally

These days I find most women want to do everything they can to increase their likelihood of having a natural labor.  Soon-to-be mothers and doctors alike are recognizing the important benefits of a vaginal birth.  But when it comes to breech babies, most women are presented with very few options and end with cesarean deliveries. I help women turn breech babies naturally so they can avoid cesarean sections all together.  In my private practice, I find a three-prong approach of combining acu...

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Mar 18
2014

Green Smoothies for Boosting Fertility

I recommend green smoothies to my fertility patients all the time!  They are an amazing way to get fertility super-foods into your daily routine and they can have a powerful impact on your fertility. Want to know how to master Green Fertility Smoothies, click here FertilityGreenSmoothie....

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Nov 11
2013

Is Stress Managing You?

Ugh, stress.  I think many of us have gotten to the point in our lives where we fell like stress is an unavoidable, maybe even out of control, force in our lives.  While stress maybe unavoidable, it doesn’t have to feel out of control, we can tame the beast.  What I’m saying is, we don’t have to accept stress as a lifestyle and more over, we can’t afford to...not even for one more minute. I learned this lesson in my twenties from Vivian, an ex-nun who left the convent at age 55 to ...

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Apr 06
2013

12 Symptoms of Gluten Intolerance

Wheat Gluten, The Culprit for So Many Ills Pauli Halstead, author, Primal Cuisine, Cooking for The Paleo Diet (a gluten-free cookbook) Just imagine if the Surgeon General’s warning on a loaf of bread stated: Wheat consumption, in all forms, poses potentially serious threats to health. If you haven’t read the New York Times, bestselling book, Wheat Belly, by cardiologist William Davis, MD, now is the time. Wheat is such an in-grained part of our American diet that it seems essential to ou...

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Mar 19
2013

Clean House – Get rid of toxic chemicals, including pesticides to help get ready for conception

When I say “Clean house”, what I mean is remove dangerous toxic chemicals from your home and your body.  We are bombarded with toxic-chemicals everyday.  Many of them  are considered endocrine disruptors, which means they actually mimic hormones naturally found in your body.  Exposure to endocrine disruptors disturbs both Estrogens, female hormones and Androgens, male hormones, leaving the body confused, overwhelmed and out of balance. There is no way we can avoid everything that cont...

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Mar 19
2013

Stop drinking coffee, soda & alcohol to help get ready for conception

One of the biggest steps toward improving your health and preparing for conception is to stop drinking coffee, soda & alcohol. I know this kinda sucks, but when I say stop drinking coffee, soda and alcohol, I mean completely stop, as in zip, zero, zilch.  That doesn't mean you can't get pregnant if you continue to have some coffee, soda or alcohol, but it does mean that eliminating these drinks helps optimize your health and maximize your chances of getting pregnant. You really want t...

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Mar 19
2013

Healthy Pregnancies, Healthy Babies – What you AND your partner need to do now!

I see women (and couples) make one mistake over and over again.  They focus all of their attention on getting pregnant but forget about the bigger picture...healthy pregnancies and most importantly healthy babies. I’ve see patients: Crash diets before IVF Quit drinking coffee/alcohol during their Luteal Phase (second half of cycle) only to start again if they don’t get pregnant Fail to commit to a regular treatment protocol Why isn’t this a good idea? Because you ...

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Mar 19
2013

Acupuncture can help you get pregnant!

Have you wondered if acupuncture can help you get pregnant? Well, there are more and more research studies saying it can.  The only problem is, neither patients nor the OB/GYN's or RE's seem to know how? Here's what Acupuncturists and Chinese Herbalists can use Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques to (American Society for Reproductive Medicine): Improve ovarian response - better egg production Increase ovarian and uterine blood flow - better ovarian response Help prepare the ut...

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