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Is HSG a Necessary Fertility Test?

Is HSG a Necessary Fertility Test?

\What is an HSG? Hysterosalpingogram or HSG is an x-ray that involves using an oil-based dye through the cervix into the uterus and fallopian tubes. The test looks at the general shape of the uterus and takes pictures to see if the fallopian tubes are open. Normally...
One Proven Tool for Your Fertility Success

One Proven Tool for Your Fertility Success

What is a proven infertility tool many people overlook? The answer is simple – Acupuncture. Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive a child despite trying for one year. It affects about 5.3 million Americans, or 9% of the reproductive age population,...
Can Gut Health Affect Your Fertility?

Can Gut Health Affect Your Fertility?

Optimizing gastrointestinal health is important in creating a balance in the gut so bacteria, yeast and other organisms can’t over grow. An imbalance in the gut can cause a cascade of immunological reactions which could directly affect your fertility. Up to 50% of...
Tips to Help PCOS to Improve Pregnancy Success

Tips to Help PCOS to Improve Pregnancy Success

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a commonly occurring endocrine disorder characterized by unwanted hair growth, lack of ovulation and polycystic ovaries (1). PCOS is a known cause of infertility. PCOS can result in an excess of hormones such as testosterone and...
Facts about MTFHR Mutations and Infertility

Facts about MTFHR Mutations and Infertility

Infertility is a challenge facing many women. With an increasing number of women waiting until their 30s and 40s to have children, age related infertility is becoming more prevalent. It is estimated that 20% of women in the U.S. have their first child after age 35. In...
How to Get A Good Night Sleep

How to Get A Good Night Sleep

Sleep is important as it reduces cortisol levels that can interfere with hormone regulation. Preparing for a good night’s sleep may seems easy but you might have not had thought of these specific tips to help enhance your sleep quality. 😴 Create a dark room or try a...
Can CoQ10 Improve Your Egg Quality?

Can CoQ10 Improve Your Egg Quality?

Did you know that as we age so do our eggs? Improving egg quality is important since women are having baby in their mid-30s and into their 40s. Don’t get too alarmed because even though your eggs may be older there are so many things you can do to improve egg quality....
Is the Cost of IVF Too Much?

Is the Cost of IVF Too Much?

One of the big differences between trying to conceive naturally and deciding to move forward with IVF is the cost. One cycle of IVF can cost anywhere from $10,000 to $30,000 depending on the center and individual’s medication needs. Most of the time the average number...
Top 3 Ways to Build Kidney Qi & Enhance Your Fertility

Top 3 Ways to Build Kidney Qi & Enhance Your Fertility

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), it is important to increase your fertility by increasing the Qi of your Kidneys. If you are unfamiliar with TCM, it is based on Five Elements that corresponds to organs in the body. The basic theory of Chinese medicine is to...
Is the Epstein Bar Virus (EBV) Thwarting Your Fertility?

Is the Epstein Bar Virus (EBV) Thwarting Your Fertility?

Is Epstein Bar Virus (EBV) affecting your fertility? Those who suffer from fatigue may not realize they have the EBV virus. EBV is the same virus that causes mononucleosis, referred to as “mono” also known as the “kissing disease.” You do not have to have mono to be...