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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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Dao Flow Yoga for Women’s Health & Fertility

Dao Flow Yoga for women’s health and fertility is a practice that I developed to help boost the whole menstrual cycle by doing very specific yoga practices that act directly on the Chinese medicine fertility acupuncture meridians. Dao Flow also works by aligning your moon cycle with the fluctuating yin and yang rhythms of nature, […]

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Support Matters: A Q&A with group leader Nell Shanahan LCSW

Here at the YinOva Center, one of our most valued adjunctive services for fertility patients is our long-running fertility support group, led by facilitator Nell Shanahan, LCSW. Before joining Nell’s group, some future participants have questions on what the group means and how it is structured. With another group starting in September, we decided to […]

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Supporting IVF with Dietary Therapy

Many patients pair IVF treatments with Traditional Chinese Medicine. For those people, it is important to know some general traditional principles to help facilitate the process and make things easier and clearer. If you are one of these patients, in addition to your regular acupuncture regimen I would also suggest dietary therapy. Dietary therapy, which […]

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Can infertility make you a better partner?

For most of us, the time during infertility treatments is stressful. We see ourselves in fear, doubt, excitement and mostly the commitment to do the best we can and get the fastest result possible in a process that gives us lots of hope, yet no promises.

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Eating for your Fertility Type: Tired

Three key ways to optimize diet for the Tired type is to maintain balanced blood sugar levels, consume foods for hormonal balance and support thermal digestion using Chinese balancing therapeutic principles. In Making Babies, Jill recommends a breakdown of 50% complex carbohydrates, 30% vegetables and fruits and 20% high quality protein for the Tired woman.

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Kristin McGee on Yoga to Enhance Fertility

While Western doctors have begun to accept the benefits of complimentary care in regards to fertility enhancement, many view the use of Yoga for Fertility solely as a stress reliever.  I sat down with celebrity yoga instructor Kristin McGee, who was kind enough to share how yoga helps relieve stress as well as other benefits […]

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Eating for your Fertility Type: Pale

This is the first of a five-part series of articles from our YinOva Nutritional Counselor Carlin Greenstein about eating for the fertility types used in Making Babies.

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Navigating your path to parenthood

I am moved by this amazing opportunity to partner with the Yinova Center and share my work and commitment to bring hope and inspiration to all of you. My work allows me to empower parents-to-be and support them as they progress on their journey to parenthood. As a Fertility Coach, I am passionate about what […]

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After miscarriage, Chinese Medicine can help

Having a miscarriage can be difficult. There are no two ways about it. If this has happened to you, you may have felt wide range of emotions; grief, disappointment, guilt, shame and emptiness.  And what can you do when something so devastating happens? After all, this rush of emotions can leave you wondering where to […]

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Can long term birth control use affect your fertility?

If you haven’t heard, birth control pills have become free to insured American women as of August 1, 2012. Also, pap smears, mammograms, HIV and other STI screenings and counseling, gestational diabetes screenings during pregnancy, breast feeding support and equipment, and domestic violence screenings all became available the same day. Soon, all American women (not […]

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Do you have PCOS?

Over the past few years I have noticed a rise in women coming to the YinOva Center for acupuncture and herbal medicine to treat polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS. These women usually have irregular periods or in many cases no periods and are looking to regulate their cycles in a natural way. What is PCOS? […]

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