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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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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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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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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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AN EGG'S LIFE

by Meredith Nathan, LMT Let's face it - fertility can be frustrating. Depending on whether you've just started to dip your toe in the waters of fertility treatments or you've already dove ...
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Four Surprising Reasons Yoga Is Great for Fertility

Four Surprising Reasons Yoga Is Great for Fertility At Pulling Down the Moon, we have offered our six-week Yoga for Fertility class form nearly 15 years and can speak with experience that yoga is ...
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Hands On Women's Wisdom: Thankful

Hands On Women’s Wisdom: Thankful By Meredith Nathan November is a month that draws our focus towards thankfulness. It is a time to reflect on what we are grateful for, and to pause and ...
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This Fertility Warrior's Best Weapon: Breath

This Fertility Warrior’s Best Weapon: Breath By Mollie Ewing An important mentor during my fertility journey once used the phrase “Fertility Rambo,” referring to the women who after ...
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You never know how strong you are until strong is the only choice you have

You never know how strong you are until strong is the only choice you have By Michelle Johann, LPC Navigating the world of infertility, I never felt like more of a failure. It was such a frustrating ...
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Yoga for Sweeties

Why Yoga Makes Sense for Sweeties Back when Matt and I were in the midst of our fertility journey we started a very special tradition. Wednesday nights we would meet at Moksha yoga in Chicago after ...
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Client Corner: Unexpected Miracle

My husband and I are like so many couples our age. We were married in our early thirties and knew we wanted to focus on our careers and travel as much as we could before trying to have children. We ...
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Mizuko Kuy: A Ceremony for Loss

by Lisa Meyerson LAc Recently, NPR presented a show on the Japanese buddhist ritual for women who have had miscarriages and pregnancy losses. Around that time, I saw a patient who was on her way to ...
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The Male Fertility Diet

The Male Fertility Diet If you've been having difficulty trying to conceive, it's important that both partners be evaluated. Did you know that male factor infertility can account for up to 50% ...
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The Importance of Proper Protein

The Importance of Proper Protein By: Maria Bournas, MS, RD, LDN In today's world, just walking down the aisle of any supermarket is enough to make your head spin. The amount of options we have for ...
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Anna's News: New Research Supports Acupuncture for Postpartum Depression

Anna's News: New Research Supports Acupuncture for Postpartum Depression Now that your miracle baby has arrived you might surprisingly find yourself feeling less than thrilled. The postpartum ...
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Anna's News: New Research Supports Acupuncture Point Stimulation & FET Cycle Success

Anna's News: New Research Supports Acupuncture Point Stimulation & FET Cycle Success Current research regarding transcutaneous electrical acupuncture point stimulation (TEAS) improves outcomes ...
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