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Category: Women’s Health

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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Rolfing and Postpartum Health

Naturally after our beautiful babies arrive in the world we notice that our bodies are changed by the experience. While some of these changes will be with us for the duration (hello stretch marks!), other changes ebb away with time and our body gradually returns to some version of its previous self.

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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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Are Prenatal Vitamins Really Necessary?

It’s a pretty wild concept, I know. How could it be that, in our “pill-for- every-ill, nutrition-in-a-bottle” world, swallowing handfuls of daily supplements might just be…. Unnecessary?

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Understanding Menopause

“There is no more creative force in the world than the menopausal woman with zest.” Margaret Mead

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Five Simple Ways to Improve Fertility with Functional Medicine

I recently saw three different women in my New York City functional medicine practice in the same week who are hoping to become pregnant. One is 22 and recently suffered a miscarriage. She wanted to understand what she could do to prevent another one.

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Nutrient Dense Fat

Do you know what the most essential nutritional element is in the fertility diet? Eating plenty of nutrient dense fat! Many of my clients have looked skeptical when I say this. I always explain that good fat doesn’t make you fat because your body understands how to both break it down but also how to […]

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Yoga for your First Trimester

A first trimester body doesn’t appear different to the outside eye, however, there are many new happenings occurring within. When you’re pregnant, your body is experiencing drastic increases in estrogen, progesterone and relaxin. The fetus and placenta are completing the important job of forming proper attachment to the uterine wall.  Because of all of these […]

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Yoga During your IVF Cycle

Doctors often tell IVF patients not to exercise while taking “stimming” drugs because the ovaries are enlarged which increases the risk of tubes becoming tied.  Perhaps you shouldn’t be running marathons, but there are certain ways of exercising that you can do. Thoughtful yoga practice that combines mindful mediation with movement can help reduce stress […]

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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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