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Category: Pregnancy

What Exactly is the Fertile Fizz?

This is Jill’s 30th episode of Jill’s CBS radio show, Grow Cook Heal! For this show Jill decided to go back to her roots and dedicate the entire episode to the subject of fertility. 

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Why You Should Be Sensitive When Asking About Kids

Emily Bingham, of Michigan, has been gaining a lot of attention over the past few days because of a Facebook post, about fertility, that has gone viral. In it Emily explains why people should show some sensitivity and not ask others why they do not have kids. 

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Chemicals to Avoid When Trying to Conceive

When trying to conceive, it’s important to prepare your body by cleaning up your diet and dropping some unhealthy habits. This isn’t always easy, but it it’s definitely worth making some sacrifices in order to have a healthy pregnancy. Here are a few key chemicals to start with that will impact your journey in a […]

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Exercise & Fertility: How Much Should You be Doing?

Exercise can improve circulation, prevent chronic disease (i.e. Cardiovascular disease), manage and/or prevent metabolic syndromes (i.e. pre-diabetes, and type 2 diabetes mellitus), help manage anxiety and moderate depression, and help manage and prevent weight gain, just to name a few. But did you know that it can also boost your fertility? Being healthy is important for […]

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Book Review: Your Best Pregnancy

We are happy to recommend a new book for pregnancy support! Our good friend Jill Hoefs and her colleague Denise Jagroo have written a very helpful book about all the aches and pains and other side effects during the stages of pregnancy.  Jill is a trusted physical therapist here in New York City and works […]

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Top Ten Fruits and Vegetables that are in this Season

Today, Sarah and I decided to take a little walk to the Union Square Green Market to buy some blueberries for the office. Everything is so fresh and colorful that when we got there we couldn’t help but take some pictures! Then we thought, “wouldn’t it be fun to make a list of some of […]

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Massage for Muscle and Ligament Strain During Pregnancy

As you may know your hormones affect the muscles and ligaments in preparation for delivery. They become more lax and open which allows the bones to shift throughout the body. When this begins to happen there is a greater strain placed on the muscles causing muscle spasms. Because of this, many times the muscles then […]

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Astrology and Fertility

Astrology means literally ‘language of the stars.’ When working with astrology you closely align yourself to earth’s natural rhythms. Asking questions about any time-related issue such as pregnancy can benefit from astrology’s gift for translating good luck into good timing. Astrology isn’t an exact science but it can help you develop trust and intuition in […]

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Have you Used Acupuncture or Herbs for Fertility? We Need your Help!

We are thrilled to be taking part in a study that will provide more data about the benefits of combining acupuncture and other complimentary therapies with Western fertility treatments. Here at the YinOva Center, we have enjoyed building close relationships with doctors and many of the reproductive medical centers in our area.  One of these, Reproductive […]

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How much Acupuncture do you Need to Support your IVF?

The first acupuncture and in vitro fertilization (IVF) trial was published a little over a decade ago. Since then, acupuncture’s impact on IVF continues to be investigated.

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Ready to Meet your Baby? These Yoga Poses will Help You Prepare

Whether you’ve had a difficult pregnancy or glided through the last nine months, when the due date comes…you’re ready to see baby.

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It’s called labor for a reason!

I woke up this morning to a frenzy of news stories announcing that the Duchess of Cambridge is in labor. Even though I’ve lived in America for more than 20 years, my British roots kicked in and I found myself wishing her well and feeling excited at the prospect of a new prince or princess […]

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