Infertility – You Hate Moms Like I Hate Dads

Ok, hate is a strong word. But that’s how we feel in the moment. When all you want to do is see a positive pregnancy test and have your own pregnant belly, seeing other women get pregnant so easily infuriates you. Your co-worker keeps talking about her new pregnancy – you hate her Your sister-in-law […]

Chickpeas and Fertility

A patient came in recently with recommendations from another doctor. These recommendations included avoidance of chickpeas. This was a surprise to me as I believed legumes in general to be supportive of fertility. So off I went to do my research. Long and behold I found a study concluding that chickpeas were in fact estrogenic. […]

Exercise and Fertility

  Overweight and obese women are often told to lose weight in order to improve their fertility. They are told to eat less and exercise more with the focus on losing 10% of their body weight. They leave doctor’s offices feeling ashamed, frustrated and angry. Do these doctor’s believe that they’ve never tried that before? […]

Breech Babies Turn 30% More With Our Therapy

At our clinic we often use the Traditional Chinese Medicine Technique known as moxibustion to help turn babies from breech into the proper birth position. Now, there is scientific evidence proving its effectiveness published in 2013 “Acupuncture and Medicine” journal. 3 arms of the study were compared: True moxibustion plus regular prenatal care was compared […]

Meditation improves women’s fertility struggles

We see our fertility patients struggling with depression, anxiety, anger towards their bodies, and hopelessness. As part of our ‘Fertility Tranquility’ program at Rooted, we teach our patients the importance of taking pause to calm the mind. Research published in Fertility and Sterility supports our efforts.  They concluded that women who completed a 10-week mindfulness program […]

Hypothyroid and Miscarriage link

The thyroid gland is often under a flurry of controversy, especially in the world of fertility. Here are two studies to support the treatment of subclinical hypothyroid – when TSH is within normal range but greater than 2.5 mU/L – to aid in the prevention of miscarriage. Maternal subclinical hypothyroidism, thyroid autoimmunity, and the risk of […]