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FERTILITYINFO – Lifestyle Factors and Fertility

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What Factors Can Affect My Fertility?

October 25, 2019

An initial fertility examination, including investigative tests, will often uncover if a couple has an obvious medical problem affecting their ability to conceive, such as an absence of periods (amenorrhea) or irregular periods, sexual dysfunction, a history of pelvic inflammatory disease, or prior ovarian or uterine surgery. In addition to these issues, if you believe…

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Does Marijuana Use Affect Fertility?

October 17, 2018

With the recent legalization of marijuana, we thought it timely to address the effect of recreational marijuana on fertility. There have been several studies on how cannabis effects of both male and female fertility. Here are a few highlights: Male Fertility We know that the use of marijuana lowers sperm count and lowers a man’s…

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How Much Vitamin D Do You Need In Pregnancy?

By: Dr. Jennifer Fitzgerald, ND

Conceive Health

November 14, 2017

Vitamin D is a hot topic these days, and recent studies on vitamin D status in pregnant women and infants are worrisome. In a recent study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, it was found that 87 percent of newborns and 67 percent of mothers were significantly Vitamin D deficient. The same…

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Prenatal Vitamins 101

By: Jennifer Fitzgerald, ND

Conceive Health

October 4, 2017

  Choosing prenatal vitamins can be difficult with the vast array of brands available. While it has long been recognized that folic acid is important during the prenatal period, all vitamins and minerals are required for healthy fetal development. A good quality prenatal vitamin is like an insurance policy – ensures you are getting all…

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Having IVF? Have Acupuncture Too!

By: Dr. Jennifer Fitzgerald, ND

Conceive Health Clinic

September 26, 2017

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

September 11, 2017

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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