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Having IVF? Have Acupuncture Too!

By: Dr. Jennifer Fitzgerald, ND

Conceive Health Clinic

Most couples undergoing IVF would do just about anything to increase their chances of a successful outcome, but from a western medical perspective, there is little anyone can do to improve the odds. The following quote says it all, “I do all the latest high-tech surgery and hormone treatment to try to make someone pregnant.…

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Changing Your Infertility Experience with Gratitude

By: Amira Posner, RSW

Every night before I go to sleep, I write down three things I experienced throughout the day that I am grateful for. The exercise can take anywhere from 5-10 minutes, and the benefits are exponential. This practice of gratitude is especially significant when someone is in the midst of a struggle such as infertility, a…

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Surviving Fertility Medications

By: Dr. Jennifer Fitzgerald, ND Conceive Health Clinic

So you’ve made the decision to undergo fertility treatment. It can be a costly decision, not just financially, but emotionally and physically as well. With treatments come medications, and as with all medications, fertility medications can cause unpleasant side effects. Moodiness, hot flashes, breast tenderness, bloating, headaches and nausea are some of the common side…

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Male Fertility Factor in the Media

Q & A With Trio’s Medical Experts

We’ve seen considerable research surrounding male factor fertility in the media recently with articles coming out of Israel and Europe, with commentary coming from North American doctors. This research associated with the decline of male fertility in Western countries, while not astonishing, is interesting as fertility is often considered the “woman’s issue.”  With eye-catching headlines…

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There’s No Way It’s Me

By: Dr. Ken Cadesky, MD, FRCSC

Founding Partner & Medical Director

Many women feel responsible for a couple’s inability to become pregnant when in reality, 30 percent of the time it’s solely the man’s issue and close-to 50 percent of the time, male factor is contributing to the couple’s fertility issues. For this reason it’s crucial that the man be involved in the process from the…

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Do Fertility Medications Cause Cancer?

By: Dr Paul Chang, MD, FRCSC, REI

The hot weather has finally arrived after a long cold winter followed by a cool and wet spring. During summer months, accidents are more likely to happen. The city and provincial police are doing blitzes to curtail drunk drivers and to enforce seat belt use. Children are told to wear helmets when biking, skateboarding or…

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