March 2020

Pelvic Physical Therapy Can Improve Pregnancy Rates By Nearly 50%

2020-03-07T22:15:51-05:00March 7th, 2020|Categories: Fertility, Pregnancy|

Per the CDC, 12% of US women struggle to get pregnant. For couples that want to conceive, it sometimes feels like everyone is trying to sell you on a gimmick to bring a baby into the world. Time for some evidence-based science! A ten-year study published in 2015 looked at how manual (meaning hands-on) physical therapy helped treat female infertility issues in almost 1,400 women. It probably won't come as a surprise to you [...]

October 2017

Mittelschmerz?

2017-12-04T08:02:30-05:00October 25th, 2017|Categories: Fertility, Pain|Tags: |

Today’s word is MITTELSCHMERZ. It’s said exactly how it looks, and no, it’s not some weird cousin of German bratwurst. It actually means “middle pain” in German, and it’s that lower abdominal pain some of you ladies get when you’re ovulating (in that *middle* time between cycles, get it?). For some women, there may be a small amount of bleeding or discharge, a sharp discomfort, and even nausea if it’s particularly uncomfortable. Mostly, though, [...]

September 2017

Pomegranates Support Estrogen Balance and Fertility

2017-12-03T17:27:44-05:00September 13th, 2017|Categories: Fertility, Nutrition|Tags: |

Pomegranates Support Estrogen Balance and Fertility For centuries, pomegranates have been used to support estrogen balance and fertility. Why? Pomegranate is a selective estrogen receptor modulator. According to studies (Sreeja, et al., 2012, Sreekumar, et al., 2014), it can contribute to the prevention of estrogen-dependent breast cancers, and there is evidence it also provides some protection against endometrial, ovarian, and cervical cancers. It also supports bone health by reducing your osteoporosis risk and is [...]