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Why Regular Exercise Can Improve Your Fertility (and how to know if you’re doing too much).

Here at the YinOva Center, we see many patients who are hesitant to exercise whilst they are trying to get pregnant. Some doctors don’t want to recommend exercise to patients who are planning to conceive and some even warn against it. In reality, exercise, if done in moderation, can actually benefit your fertility. The only thing to be mindful […]

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Chiropractic Care for Pregnant Women

Pregnancy is such a beautiful time in a woman’s life. Except for the back pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel and other aches and pains that come with it. Approximately one-half of all women report experiencing some level of back pain during their pregnancy, causing some expecting mothers to feel that this is normal and to be […]

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The Prenatal Question: How to Know which Prenatal is Right for you?

I’m frequently asked which prenatal vitamins are right for women who are trying to conceive or who are already pregnant. There are so many prenatals on the market: it’s no wonder that it can feel daunting trying to pick out which one is the best. Prenatal vitamin formulations can and do vary, but there are […]

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“We’re pregnant, now what?” I have an embarrassing itch

This is the sixth part of a series of articles about pregnancy by YinOva Acupuncturist and Obstetric Nurse, Laura Scheurer. You can read other articles in this series by clicking here. During pregnancy a thickening of the vaginal muscle layer, combined with an increase in the hormone estrogen, will cause the cells in the vagina to multiply […]

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“We’re pregnant, now what?” Conquering pregnancy fatigue.

This is the first part of a series of articles about pregnancy by YinOva Acupuncturist and Obstetric Nurse, Laura Scheurer. You can read other articles in this series by clicking here. What an exciting time it is anticipating the birth of your baby, whether it is your first or a new addition to your growing family.  We […]

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Using Acupuncture to Treat Pelvic Girdle Pain in Pregnancy

Earlier this week the BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1.) released a report that found that acupuncture can help women suffering from pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy. This is not the first research study to look at this. In fact in 2005 I was interviewed by ABC news about the same topic. […]

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Exercise During Pregnancy

“Is it safe to exercise during pregnancy?” I get this question a lot from new moms and the answer is that for most women it is perfectly safe as long as they keep a few common sense guidelines in mind. In fact not only is it safe but it’s a good idea to stay physically […]

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10 things you should avoid during pregnancy

1. Smoking Most people know that it’s important to give up smoking when you are pregnant. If you don’t you run the risk of your baby having a lower birth weight, and learning disabilities. You also increase your risk of miscarriage. At The YinOva Center we recognize that cigarettes can be a hard habit to […]

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