Blog Posts in 2017

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Acupuncture and Pregnancy Loss

Pregnancy Loss Journey invited our amazing Acupuncture Director, Christine Davis to participate in their podcast. Hear this feature at: " Episode 45: Acupuncture and Pregnancy Loss " and ...
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Is Prenatal Yoga Right for You?

by Kellie Greene, RYT I recently attended a presentation where the speaker said that “infertility treatments are a full-time job”. She went on to elaborate about the doctors appointments, ...
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Acupuncture & Herbs for Prenatal Care

by Anna Pyne, L.Ac., MSOM, FABORM Acupuncture and herbs can help mitigate or completely resolve many signs and symptoms associated with pregnancy during all trimesters. I have treated numerous ...
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Unwind Your Mind...Either with Us, Or in Your Own Way

by Melissa Hinshaw, LMT Whether you are going through IVF, an expecting mother, a current mom, or any typical person, you worry. Let’s face it, we all have things to worry about in our lives and ...
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Fertility Friendly Nutrition for the Holidays

by Margaret Eich, MS, RDN It seems that the holidays start before Halloween and extend into the New Year. Once Halloween hits, it seems like the sweets and treats are everywhere, and it often ...
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Lost that Lovin' Feeling?

Trying to make a baby? Sounds like fun! You start with the exciting decision that it’s time. You throw your previous precautions to the wind, pull the protection, and get down to business. First ...
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Qigong for Fertility

Qigong (pron. “chee gawng”) is a 5,000 year old tradition of self-healing exercises that is used achieve wellness within the body, mind, and spirit. The word qigong means “energy ...
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Nutrition for Fertility Is Not Just for Women

by Margaret Eich, MS, RDN Nutrition and lifestyle habits can have an important impact on male fertility. Did you know that carrying extra weight is associated with lower sperm quality? Diabetes also ...
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30 Nutrition Tips for PCOS Awareness Month

Margaret Eich, MS, RDN Pulling Down the Moon, Nutritionist 1. Have your vitamin D tested. Women with PCOS are often vitamin D deficient, and correcting the deficiency can help restore more frequent ...
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Insights of Fifteen Years of Yoga Wisdom

Insights of Fifteen Years of Yoga Wisdom by Beth Heller, M.S. Fifteen years ago, Tami and I offered our first, six-week Yoga for Fertility class in Wilmette, a suburb of Chicago. Much to our surprise, ...
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Seasonal Bucket List

Where has summer gone? Before winter is upon us, make sure to take time for yourself, with your partner, and with your family. Here are some great ideas to get started on your “bucket ...
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Help for Secondary Infertility with Acupuncture

Help for Secondary Infertility with Acupuncture by Christine Davis, L.Ac., MSOM You have your perfect baby or toddler or big kid! You are so happy! It was pretty easy getting pregnant the first time. ...
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Man in the Moon?

Man in the Moon? by Meredith Nathan, LMT A man and a woman walk into a fertility center (I know, this sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but please bear with me). Both get tested. Both check out ...
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Optimal Egg

Shawna Schwalb, MS, LDN, Fertility Nutrition Specialist Optimal Eggs I remember when I was in my 20s, hanging out with my friends, and one of my friends was excited about freezing her eggs. This was ...
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Summer Nutrition - Recipes

Summer Nutrition Webinar recipes Roasted Root Vegetables Gluten free/Dairy free Serves 6-8 ½ onion, chopped 2 medium-sized beets, peeled and chopped into ½-inch cubes 6 medium carrots, ...
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A Daily Dose of Gratitude

A Daily Dose of Gratitude by Melissa Hinshaw, LMT November is traditionally the time of the year when we gather with friends and family to share and show our gratitude for what we have and who we ...
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Acupuncture for Fertility, The Method Behind the Madness

Acupuncture for Fertility, The Method Behind the Madness By Meghan Gibson, MSOM, L.Ac. Close your eyes. Picture this, you’re lying on a soft table, there’s a warm feeling of heat above ...
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Does Food Packaging Affect Your Fertility?

Does Food Packaging Affect Your Fertility? by Margaret Eich, MS, RDN When we're talking about how nutrition affects fertility, we sometimes only think of how the food we eat affects our fertility. ...
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My Journey, A Personal Story

My Journey, A Personal Story by Anonymous I have been married to my 8 th grade sweetheart for 12 yrs. We talked about getting married and starting a family “one day”. He wanted 12 kids. I ...
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How Lateness Helped Me Find Greatness

How Lateness Helped Me Find Greatness by guest blogger, "Jugy" When it comes to being late, I am notorious for it. Late to parties, dinner reservations, weddings... you name it. I have had ...
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Grief and Infertility

Grief and Infertility by Meredith Nathan, LMT A colleague of mine heard this stat at a recent fertility conference: ‘One in ten people experiencing infertility is actively suicidal.’ Did ...
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Male Factor Infertility, The Needles Go Where?!

Male Factor Infertility, The Needles Go Where?! by Meghan Gibson, L.Ac., MSOM I recently had the privilege of speaking at one of the workshops during the Midwest Reproductive Symposium International ...
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Summer Produce

Summer Produce and Fertility by Margaret Eich, MS, RDN The farmer's markets are starting to be full of fresh fruits and vegetables. We all know that this produce is good for our overall health, ...
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Start Fertility Yoga Now and Shift Your Summer

Start Fertility Yoga Now and Shift Your Summer by Beth Heller, RYT There’s really no better time to start yoga than summertime in Chicago. We all know that the summer and fall are the pay-off ...
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GET SOME SLEEP!

by Stacy Dunn, ND, LAc, FABNO My patients are well accustomed to inquiries about their sleep - What time are you going to bed? Do you fall asleep easily? Do you wake frequently? What time do you wake ...
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