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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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