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A Touch of Romance

In honor of Valentine’s day, let’s talk about the language of love: touch. Everyone understands that physical touch is one of the cornerstones of romance. Who hasn’t swooned with a ...
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Feng Shui for Loving Relationships

With Valentine’s Day coming up, we are surrounded by hearts, lace, and thoughts of love and romance. However, when you are in a long-term relationship, and especially when you have struggled ...
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5 Tips for Strengthening your Relationship During Infertility

The infertility journey can strain even the healthiest of relationships, which is why it’s important to protect your partnership while navigating this process. The end goal of any fertility ...
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What is Yoga for Fertility all about?

Did you ever wonder what Yoga for Fertility is all about? Learn about Brittany's firsthand experience at: "Bottles & Banter" today! Here feature "Does Yoga for Fertility Really ...
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10 Self-Care Strategies to Get You Through the Holidays--- That aren't Mani-Pedis

I think that mani-pedis are delightful, but often times the long and tough road of infertility requires deeper self-care. Even the term “self-care” may make you roll your eyes. (Sorry!?) ...
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Can Holiday Cheer Hinder Your Fertility?

By Diana Zic As I write this, it’s the start of the holiday season. Some would say it’s the most wonderful time of the year and I would agree, except for the encouragement to do everything ...
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Happy New Year: Rethinking New Year's Resolutions

by Margaret Eich, MS, RDN As we transition into 2018, it's so tempting to make New Year's resolutions that are sweeping and very non-specific, such as "I'm going to eat ...
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Start the Year with a Cleansing Ritual

Cathy McCauley, LMT As 2017 comes to a close, you may be writing and sharing resolutions for 2018 or imagining what’s in store for the new year. This passing of time may give you pause to ...
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Baby It's Cold Outside

Burrrrrr! It’s officially cold in Chicago, dry in our homes, and time to get down to the business of hydrating our way into a new year! Whatever your goals are, make sure you hydrate. If you are ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Let Acupuncture Put a Spring in Your Step!

Let Acupuncture Put a Spring in Your Step! By Anna Pyne LAc MSOM FABORM Acupuncture is a great remedy for alleviating depression due to any cause. In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) every organ is ...
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Visualize the Perfect Nest Inside Your Body

Visualize Your Nest by Melissa Hinshaw, LMT I feel the need to start this article by saying that it is such an honor to work with, support, and touch such fabulous women. I consider every one of you ...
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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: The Two Week Wait

Meredith Nathan, LMT ***BREAKING NEWS*** We are proud to announce that Pulling Down the Moon's FEM Protocol has been reviewed and approved by the NCBTMB (National Certification Board for ...
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My Journey through Natural Conception

by Tracy Lingwai I was put on birth control when I was 17 years old, though not for the implied purpose- because years after all my friends had started their period, I still had not. My doctor said ...
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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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Nourish Sea of Blood: Using Aromatherapy for Fertility

You may have experienced lavender oil during one of your sessions with a Pulling Down the Moon acupuncturist. We regularly use aromatherapy during our fertility acupuncture sessions because the sense ...
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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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