Is stressing about your diet and exercise routine ruining your fertility and causing PCOS symptoms? Believing that PCOS is solely genetic, due to excess weight, or simply caused by cystic ovaries, that can be treated using hormone replacement is a dangerous assumption that prevents many women from getting the help they need. While weight loss in women who are overweight may
Alcohol around conception and pregnancy At Mornington Chinese Medicine we have numerous lifestyle recommendations for the time when you are trying to conceive and also maintain optimal health. One of those recommendations for men or women is to totally cut out alcohol. This can sometimes be the most difficult step for some individuals, but the reasons behind this little piece of
There may be a few things to know before deciding to on IVF. Have the following things been checked & ticked off ? Have given you a diagnosis as to why you’re not falling pregnant naturally? If not this is a red flag. If you’ve been told you’re too old without having a day 3 hormone panel (face palm), don’t listen to them.
How Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture supports you through pre-conception, pregnancy, labour preparation & postpartum care. If you have been trying to conceive for 6 – 12 months without success and you partner’s sperm has been thoroughly assessed and passed with flying colours; which by the way is an increasingly rare occurrence, you maybe starting to wonder why its not happening?
You’ve been told you have PCOS & been put on the pill ? to “regulate” your period (which is code for let’s shut off your ovaries until you want to get pregnant & deal with it then). Unfortunately this is a common case & it makes it hard as a practitioner to help until someone is ready to come off the
Kerry Marshall delves into the Heart of the fertility patient Women trying for a baby are one of the most compliant motivated patients I treat. Navigating through the abundant information about Fertility available to us can lead to a sense of control and knowledge, but in lots of cases confusion and overwhelm. What works for one person may not be
So let’s back up a bit & let me introduce you to the thyroid. The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland in our neck that produces hormones which power all the cells of our body. Thyroid hormones regulates metabolism, so if there’s not enough hormone you can feel sluggish & hold on to weight & if there’s too much
I will premise this next statement with the fact that I have a three year old daughter who loves the Wiggles, and Emma Wiggle in particular. So when I found out that Emma Wiggle had to take time off due to Endometriosis pain, I felt so frustrated and wanted to yell, “I’m here, I’m here.” Why you ask, because there is
International Integrative Chinese Medicine Conference (IICMC) – Kirsten Wolfe, director at MCM and author ‘The Fertile Life Method™’
I am so excited to share that myself and Clare Pyers are running the very 1st International Fertility Conference is Australia. We are proud to have two IVF specialists speaking as well as international and Australian acupuncturists. The International Integrative Chinese Medicine Conference (IICMC) came about because we decided to join together on a project that inspires unity, support, collaboration, and sharing knowledge
The Cancer that shook my world and took my Aunt. We have heard or know those people who get cancer and are really healthy, the last in your friends or family to ring with the ‘C’ news. Well that’s what shook my world two years ago, my dear Aunt Gabbi who was 62 at the time was diagnosed with late
We throw this term around a lot, often leading to it losing its impact. Its also such a subjective term, so it can be hard for people to identify whether or not they are stressed until they are in an extreme state. We see this a lot in clinic & it's especially prevalent when it comes to fertility.Anyone who's tried to
I love our clinic manager Liss. She keeps me organised in my chaos, reminding me today my blog was due. The subject? “What I am passionate about”. I have an unquenchable thirst for teaching and mentoring Chinese medicine practitioners and Acupuncturists as well as treating my fertility patients. I often say if I won a million dollars nothing would change for