Mommy Moods & Kids Long-Term Health

1 in 5 people will experience mental illness in any given year in Canada. This is truly an epidemic. It doesn’t only affect the person, their jobs, their health, it affects the people around them. Sadly, it has a long-term negative effect on children. The ACEs study of Adverse Childhood Experiences found that children who […]

Fertility Festive Funk

Infertility Sucks It sucks even more when you’re surrounded by pregnancy announcements, adorable baby-dressed-as-elf photos, and merriment. You may end up in a “Fertility Festive Funk” because sometimes you just don’t feel like being festive. A Holiday Miscarriage One of my close friends miscarried right before Christmas a few years ago. Before it happened, she […]

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 […]

AMH and PCOS – another diagnostic tool?

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is something that we see in our office regularly. Sometimes it’s already been diagnosed and other times it has not. While there is diagnostic criteria for PCOS, there is still some debate as to what definitively confirms PCOS. A study published in Clinical Endocinology suggests that Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) has potential as another way […]

DNA fragmentation treatment

We get asked often about how to address DNA fragmentation in relation to male fertility. Until recently, it was assumed that most fertility issues were with the woman. Now we understand that many cases of recurrent miscarriage are in fact male factor, and often due to high levels of DNA fragmentation. A study published in […]