Infertility affects 1 in 3 couples in North America and with the immense advances of IVF technology and better knowledge of blood work, more and more couples are being diagnosed with poor egg quality as their source of infertility. Now the number one reason for poor egg quality is due to poor ovarian reserve and […]
Most women focus on good nutrition during pregnancy, but it is equally important to continue this after the baby is born. Your body has gone through a significant physical and emotional event to carry and deliver a baby. Pregnancy and delivery put extra strain on the body and it takes time to recover. Also, depending […]
The six week period following the birth of your baby is known as the post-partum stage. Many changes happen to the mother during this period. Changes during pregnancy During pregnancy, your body undergoes tremendous change to accommodate the growing fetus. Apart from the obvious physical changes like expansion of the abdominal region, hormonal releases can affect the function […]
Being born however is one of the most stressful events we may ever experience. The soft bones of a baby’s skull overlap or ‘mould’ as the contractile forces of the uterus squeeze the baby down the birth canal. Generally after birth the moulding resolves naturally with feeding and crying. In some cases however, some of the strains remain.
Osteopathic Practitioners believe that retained moulding in the skull and restrictions in a baby’s body are an important factor in reflux, colic, difficulties feeding and bringing up wind, vomiting, irritability, poor sleeping, ear infections and plagiocephaly.
Elevated FSH, low ovarian reserve, poor egg quality, all of these terms raise anxiety and fears about fertility, with increased levels of testing and a better understanding of our own fertility, doctors are diagnosing and suggesting women of any age can and are experiencing the above conditions. So the question is, can egg quality and ovarian reserve be improved? The answer may lie in a supplement called CoQ10 also known as Ubiquinone or Ubiquinol (a form more readily absorbed by the body).
Your beautiful bundle of joy has arrived! Your attention and priorities have shifted to care for this new little one, but what often can go neglected between the sleep deprivations and caring for your baby is your own health and recovery after delivery. The toll that pregnancy and delivery takes on your body is incredible and it requires good nutrition, rest and time to recover from it.
To replenish all the nutrition and nutrients used during pregnancy takes about a year and this period is called post-partum. I’ve chosen to discuss a few common concerns that can arise during this period that Chinese medicine and acupuncture can help resolve.
So, you’re 40 weeks pregnant, close to or at your due date. The anticipation of your new arrival is hitting its climax, you’ve prepared as much as you can and now it’s just a waiting game. At this point your doctor or midwife is monitoring you and your baby on a weekly basis and will probably start the discussion of a possible induction (augmentation) of labour within 7-10 days from your due date. This elicits a little a of bit anxiety for a lot of new mom’s. So the question arises, what can be done to help you deliver naturally? The answer is acupuncture!