Categories: Pregnancy

Labour Inducing Essential Oils

Labour Inducing Essential Oils So you are approaching 40 weeks of pregnancy or are overdue. You are hoping and dreaming of a natural labour with as little interventions as possible. Your question is what can you do to help your labour along and try and achieve your natural birth? 1. Walking Walking will help promote […]

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Acai Berries – Improving Egg Quality

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 […]

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What Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

Dairy Dairy is another food group that clients often ask about.  The general philosophy is that we eat in moderation and dairy during pregnancy is important for the much needed calcium needed for baby and mom to be.  Most dairy products in Canada are safe because they are pasteurized meaning that bacteria and micro-organisms are […]

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Is Exercise Safe To Do During Pregnancy?

Is exercise safe during pregnancy? Yes it is healthy to continue to do aerobic exercises during pregnancy.  The best time to resume exercise regimens is in the 2nd trimester.  Always decrease the intensity of exercise that you are used to.  If you are a runner resume jogging, if you are a jogger, resume walking instead.  […]

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Is Caffeine Safe To Have During Pregnancy?

The amount of caffeine to be consumed prior to pregnancy and during pregnancy is hugely contended with many conflicting research stating whether it is good or bad for mothers to be.  Health Canada states that minimizing caffeine intake to 150-300mg daily is ideal and will not pose harm to the growing fetus.  Here is a […]

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Can Saizen Help Improve Egg Quality?

The practice of using Saizen to enhance egg quality for women struggling with infertility is still a fairly uncommon treatment, but has been proven to be effective. What is Saizen? Saizen is a type of prescription medicine that is used to treat Growth Hormone Deficiency (GDH). It has been traditionally used to treat children that […]

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Turning Breech Babies with Moxa

What is a breech baby? By the time a pregnancy has reached week 36 or 37, the baby is typically situated in a head down position in the uterus, in order to come out head first through the birth canal. Occasionally, the baby is positioned upside down, meaning the baby would come out feet or […]

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Predicting Ovulation – How to Anticipate your Window of Fertility

Predicting Ovulation – How to Anticipate your Window of Fertility There is only a short period of time during each month when a woman has a chance of getting pregnant. This is called the Window of Fertility. This is when conditions are at optimal levels for conception. However, it only lasts for about 4 or […]

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Massage Therapy to Boost Fertility

There are many underlying issues that can contribute to, and result in, infertility. Unfortunately, infertility is a challenge that a lot of couples are struggling with. There are many options to be explored for boosting fertility and increasing chances for conception. One option that works for many people trying to overcome infertility problems is plain […]

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Inducing Labor with Acupuncture

Past your due date and looking for safe and effective approaches of inducing labor? Or maybe your due date is rapidly approaching, and you just want to cover all your bases to reduce complications when the big moment comes? What ever the case may be, acupuncture can be just the solution you are looking for. […]

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