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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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Ask the RE: Is Egg Freezing Right for Me?

I’m 32 and after a failed relationship started to worry that I wouldn’t meet Mr. Right any time soon. My mother suggested freezing my eggs, which is not something I’ve thought of before. Am I a bit young to freeze my eggs and are there tests I can do to work out how much time I […]

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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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Ask the RE: How Safe is IVF?

I am 33 years old with two children conceived naturally and my question is regarding IVF.  My husband is pushing for me to agree to do IVF for our last child to ensure the sex of the baby and I am very reluctant.  My OB says that for someone who can get pregnant naturally it […]

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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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Send in the clowns: The cut-up key to better IVF

My patients often ask me what they can do to improve their success during an IVF, and my answer usually surprises them.  Laugh!   In addition to receiving acupuncture, after having an embryo transfer I tell my patients to go home, relax, and watch some funny movies.  A study published in the respected Fertility and Sterility medical journal last […]

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IVF and Ovarian Cancer: A new study causes unnecessary alarm

The recent Dutch study revealing a possible link between IVF and borderline ovarian tumors has caused some panic amongst our patients.  I’d like to set everyone’s mind at ease. This was a large and long term study comparing ovarian cancer rates in nearly 20,000 women who received IVF with about 6,000 infertile women who had […]

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