While scientific research can be a helpful way of assessing a treatment course, ultimately every woman and every couple trying to conceive are unique in terms of their challenges and their lifestyle so what works for some may not work for others and vice versa. The real test of any treatment is: does it work for the individual?
This is also important to remember as many Western doctors are educated and very supportive of Chinese medicine while others don’t have a lot…Continue
Added by Bridge To Baby on May 10, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Most of us are at least a little insecure about how much we weigh. So it can be hard to speak frankly when issues about BMI come up in the surrogate application process. But it's a conversation that needs to take place, for good reasons.
BMI stands for “body mass index” and it's one of the things…Continue
Added by Stacie C. Getgood on March 6, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
Integrative Medicine is the treatment of mind, body and spirit at the same time. Many practitioners claim to practice this, however when asked what specific treatments they employ to treat the spirit they say listening and advising.
Unfortunately, those two things are a given in the practice of medicine not a specific "treatment" per se. (this does not apply to talk therapies). Finding a practitioner who truly encompasses Integrative Medicine is difficult at best. …Continue
Added by Kerri Westhauser, L.Ac.,Dipl.Ac. on September 9, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
BMI, or Body Mass Index, is a calculation based on a person's height and weight that indicates how much body fat they have. An increase in body fat can not only effect a woman's overall health but also cause more difficulty for doctors who perform IVF retrievals as well as cause difficulty with ultrasound visibility when performing embryo transfers to the mother or gestational carrier.
Most fertility clinics require a BMI of at least 18 and no higher than 30. They…Continue
Added by Bridge To Baby on August 18, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Knowing your fertility starts with knowing your menstrual cycle. It is important for you to keep track of your menstrual cycle each month including when (and if) you ovulate in your cycle. MyHopefulJourney.com is a web-based organizer designed to meet the needs of women that are trying to conceive with an emphasis on infertility…Continue