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Help With Fertility Costs

Circle+Bloom posted a great blog recently on how to cope with the high costs of infertility. They list a few grants available to people who are facing these expensive treatments. There are a ton of grants and scholarships out there (not to mention loans and other... read more

Helping others to know what to say

For anyone reading this who is going through infertility, and wishing that their friends and family would read this so you don’t have to feel so awkward around them… forward it along! Chances are they’ll be relieved to have suggestions for how they can show you their... read more

Spring Cleaning for Health

De-clutter.  Physical stuff can keep us stock, block energy, and stagnate creativity.  Getting rid of clutter will clear the energy for new things in your life!  Do a little at a time so you are not overwhelmed. Clean out the pantry.  Throw out expired items.  Spices... read more

Lack of Ovulation

With the latest trends in low-carb diets, an unfortunate side effect if hypothalamic amenorrhea or lack of ovulation or periods.  This is the body’s normal adaptive response to insufficient food, as there is not enough calories to feed two people.  Other... read more

5 Ways that Stress Affects Fertility

Our bodies naturally prevent conception during times of extreme stress.  Adrenalin signals to our body that conditions are not ideal for conception.  While women can still get pregnant during times of extreme stress, the presence of stress hormones inhibits the... read more

Sleep Tips

Keep a consistent sleep/wake schedule, even through the weekends. Limit screen time in the evening, keeping electronics out of the bedroom including cell phones (charge them in another room). Get some sun during the day, even if it is getting it through a window, and... read more

Ashwaghandha and Male Fertility

According to a review published in Reproductive Biomedicine, researchers demonstrate how ashwagandha may benefit male fertility.  This herb is protective against oxidative stress to help improve sperm quality as well as balancing hormones by preventing stress-induced... read more

Ibuprofen and Male Fertility

CNN reports that Ibuprofen has a negative impact on the testicles of young men, published in the Journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  Ibuprofen is anti-androgenic, disrupting male hormones.  In the study, 31 males from 18-35 years old, were... read more

Lifestyle changes for optimizing sperm

Avoid as much as you can pesticides at home for lawn care Limit canned foods and plastic food containers Use iron or stainless-steel cookware instead of nonstick Get some sun every day, even if just for a few minutes Decrease alcohol and recreational drug intake Full... read more

Simple meditation

When we think of meditation, we make it out to be this ‘big’ thing that may keep us from doing it regularly.  I started doing recently, as part of my morning routine, to listen to 5 minutes of bird sounds each day.  It doesn’t seem like a lot, but it... read more
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