Blog Posts in March, 2018

Yes, You should eliminate the "shoulds" when trying to get pregnant.

Here’s how. When we decide it is time to get pregnant, there’s no shortage of information of how to go about it. And if it takes longer than expected, or we run into a medical diagnosis ...
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Focus on Nutrient Density to Optimize Your Fertility Diet

By Margaret Eich, MS, RDN Did you know that there are a variety of vitamin and minerals that may impact your fertility? Our bodies require 27 vitamins and minerals to function properly. These vitamins ...
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Spring Cleaning Your Mind

by Cassie Harrison, RYT A therapist once told me to write down all my thoughts with my left hang (I’m right handed) and not worry about what I wrote. I was to write whatever entered my mind onto ...
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At the End of Your Hope?

by Meredith Nathan, LMT In the United States alone, more than 5 million people of childbearing age have struggled or are struggling with infertility. That’s larger than the population of Los ...
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Better Egg Quality and Follicular Development: Acupuncture Can Help

by Dr. Amie Shimmel In honor of National Infertility Awareness month we at Pulling Down the Moon like to remind patients how acupuncture can help with better eggs and follicles. Here’s how it ...
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My Mother's Battle with Endometriosis

by Meredith Nathan, LMT My mother suffered from endometriosis for most of her adult life. She was riddled with extreme pain every time she had her period. She was put on heavy doses of birth control ...
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5 Ways Acupuncture Can Help Pregnancy

by Anna Pyne LAc, MSOM, FABORM Acupuncture stems from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), an ancient medical model that dates back 3,000 to 5,000 years. There are 14 main meridians or pathways that ...
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Benefits of Mindfulness for Fertility

Our bodies are hard-wired to react to stress. Back in the day, face to face with a sabre-tooth tiger, our stress response provided a huge survival edge. We were able to fight, or flee, or even freeze ...
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8 Keys to Communicating & Staying Connected During Infertility

Infertility is a trauma that impacts 1 in 10 people. Since it’s so prevalent, then it must be easy for friends and family to understand your feelings, right? Well, as you may have experienced, ...
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Reducing Endo Pain Naturally with Diet

by Mia Zarlengo, MS, RD The pain and discomfort associated with endometriosis can at times be overwhelming and seem just unbearable. Fortunately, there are many areas we can address in our diet to ...
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