Coming to the decision to use a donor egg usually doesn’t come easy. Donor eggs are never anyone’s first option. They can however, be an amazing gift to get you back on the path to parenthood when other options have not succeeded.
In this interview, Dr Laurena White MD, L.Ac shares how she integrates acupuncture and herbs into her IVF clinic to improve IVF outcomes and also how she approaches fibroids in her OBGYN medical practice.
Dr Paul Turek, a reproductive urologist, discussing Back to Basics: Why Treat Male Infertility Before Using Assisted Reproduction
I talk with Dr. Mark Perloe MD, IVF consultant and PCOS expert, about the missing diagnosis and natural treatment approaches for helping women with ovulatory disorders like PCOS regulate their cycles and get pregnant and carry to term.
Dr Perloe will also be sharing in his integrative Fertility Symposium lecture in May 2021 for health professionals how this metabolic disorder known as PCOS can cause poor egg quality, poor embryo quality and negatively impact uterine receptivity and what natural approaches can resolve these issues.
Acupuncture Dose - How many treatments to improve fertility & IVF success
A subject that emerges frequently when addressing optimum fertility using acupuncture as an adjunct therapy, is that of dose. How many treatments are necessary to improve fertility and IVF success rates is an essential question that has been the subject of scientific research. It is sensible to think that if acupuncture has a physiological effect it is likely to have a dose, and it is crucial to determine what that dose is.
I got on a zoom call from my Acubalance Vancouver clinic to chat with Sophia Baseotto, embryologist, andrologist and IVF coach out of Australia to talk about embryo quality.
Sophia has a Bachelor of Science majoring in chemistry, biochemistry and biological chemistry with over two decades of experience across all areas of IVF and Fertility treatments.
What Toxins Affect Your Fertility Video Series
The research is clear that metals and chemicals in the air, water, food, and lifestyle choices are damaging fertility. These are causing people to suffer possible anovulation, impaired implantation, and loss of fetal viability, decreasing sperm count and function.
I was treating a patient last week preparing for her first IVF cycle when she asked me, “How do people get through this?” This particular patient, who I will call Emma, suffered a devastating miscarriage earlier this year and was plagued with so much guilt about not being able to provide her 5 year old son with a sibling. Emma is definitely not alone in these feelings, struggling with infertility and proceeding with IVF is undoubtedly stressful. So I thought I would compile my responses I use to support my patients during this difficult time.
Up to 50% of couples diagnosed with unexplained infertility, poor embryo development and miscarriages may actually now be explainable with some new testing being offered. Even better, there are some natural and non-invasive approaches to reverse the issues too.