Pregnancy

Alcohol around conception and pregnancy – Simon Altman

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

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Reasons for a Late Period that don’t mean you’re Pregnant – by Andrea Murphy, Licensed Acupuncturist

Nearly every woman has had a time in her life where she’s been waiting on the edge of her seat for her period to show up. Occasionally this delay causes a gal to pee on a few sticks, while she wonders if her life is about to change forever, only to very anti-climactically get her period a few days later. Late

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The lie most, if not all of my fertility patients have been sold…. by Cath Brown – Dr of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncturist

The egg timer test, as its commonly touted & even promoted by IVF clinics & Fertility specialists to my dismay is accurately named the Anti-Mullerian Hormone test or AMH. To understand this test further lets understand your ovarian function first. An ovarian follicle is a fluid-filled sac that contains an immature egg, or oocyte. During ovulation a mature egg is released

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Delving into your birth story – Kerry Marshall, licensed Acupuncturist & Doula

Delving into birth stories.   I have listened to many birth stories in my treatment room, in women’s circles and on sofas with cups of tea.  I love all the details, hearing about the twists and turns, the pain and determination, the trauma, the awe, disappointments and joy. Your birth story becomes part of who you are, it is a shared

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We’ve got you Mumma; supporting your whole pregnancy journey – Cath Brown, Doctor of Chinese Medicine & Acupuncturist

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?

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Understanding PCOS

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

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The Fertile Heart – Kerry Marshall, Acupuncturist

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

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Post Natal Mental Health Care, from a Chinese Medicine Perspective – Anna Mullen BHSc CM

Here at MCM we are known for our experience in supporting natural fertility and IVF. We work with  patients as they prepare themselves to conceive and then as they are trying to fall pregnant. We work with pregnant patients to support them and ease discomfort during their pregnancy. We help pregnant bodies become ready for labour, and we can even work

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Life after labour

Life after labour    Labour & childbirth are a popular topic. It gets much more air time with pregnant mums than the aftermath. I rarely have people asking about after the baby is born, its all related to the birth process. This seems a little odd to me. On one hand I understand, it’s built up as this huge milestone or

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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

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Post-Natal Midwife Support – Kerry Marshall, Licensed Acupuncturist

Have you thought about how you’ll feel after your baby is born?   In today’s blog, Kerry talks about the valuable midwife services available to you in the post-natal phase.   I love thinking back to my own birth experience. If anyone shows interest in my recollections I am more than happy to share. I feel we should allow more time

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Pre-conception Health – Kerry Marshall, Licensed Acupuncturist

Why pre-conception health is not just about those two blue lines.   There is so much information on what to do and what not to do to make a baby. I get that it can overwhelming and stressful and this as we know is counter productive to trying to conceive.  What if I told you pre-conception health was not just for

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