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Does Inflammation = Infertility?

Inflammation is a normal human response to injury or infection. Our immune system will react to this inflammation with redness, swelling, a feeling of heat and pain to these injuries or infections. It’s normal for our bodies to have these reactions. A typical response is for our bodies to produce an anti-inflammatory response to help…
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Reproductive Immunology

Seeing a Reproductive Immunologist is not something that most people consider, or have even heard of. The practice is sometimes frowned upon by Reproductive Endocrinologists (what we typically refer to as fertility doctors). The thing about it is, it’s still considered to be a relatively new practice with a bit of a dicey history. At…
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An IVF Beginner’s Guide – Embryo Transfer

Now that you’re a pro in knowing what you can expect in an egg retrieval, it’s time to embark on the embryo transfer journey. This is the fun part. It’s less invasive, less medications, less costly, and this is when you are actually PUPO (pregnant until proven otherwise) and you know it. Don’t get me…
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An IVF Beginner’s Guide – Egg Retrieval

I don’t know what it was, maybe a woman’s intuition or just a fear-based conclusion, but I’d always thought I might be a part of the 1 in 8 women who are dealt the unfortunate hand of infertility. I am known to be a bit more of a pessimist over an optimist. I try to…
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6 Tips to Get Pregnant Fast

If you’re anything like me, you wanted to be pregnant yesterday. You’re making the right choice by doing your research and learning the methods that will give you the best chance of conceiving in the shortest amount of time. If you’re somewhere in the beginning stages of trying to have a baby, or maybe you’re…
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Brazil Nuts – A Fertility Superfood?

You may or may not have heard that Brazil nuts can help with trying to conceive. Let’s be honest, some of you may have never even heard of one, let alone considered them when trying to have a baby. Until recently, I hadn’t given them much thought. I just remember seeing them at a market…
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Acai Berries – A Powerful Antioxidant to Improve Sperm and Egg Quality

The acai berry is a well-known and powerful antioxidant. Increasing your intake of foods and supplements high in antioxidants is extremely important whenever trying to conceive, especially if you are over 35 or preparing for or undergoing any fertility treatments. The reason for this is because they help our bodies fight the damaging effects that…
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3 Fertility Benefits from Turmeric You Can’t Miss

Turmeric has been used in India for centuries not only as a spice, but as a medicinal herb. More recently in the U.S., it’s something that has become pretty trendy in the past few years. Turmeric lattes, golden milk, and everything curry has had a real surge of popularity. People generally know that it has…
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7 IVF Old Wives’ Tales That Could Actually Work

When going through IVF, we basically want to do anything and everything we can to make sure that we get the best possible results. Eating healthy and cutting out bad habits are just some of the things we do to better our chances of getting pregnant. We know a healthy lifestyle can increase our chances…
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Can Green Tea Boost Fertility?

When it comes to fertility, it’s kind of like Goldilocks and her 3 bears. You can have too little or too much of anything, it needs to be juuuuust right. This same theory applies with green tea. In this video, I go over the best types of tea and how much is the right amount…
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