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Preparing for IUI or IVF with Naturopathic Medicine

Preparing for IUI or IVF with Naturopathic Medicine

We know that taking the next step on your fertility journey can be a hard decision to make. It may feel scary, frustrating, tiresome, never-ending and any other number of emotions – but you’ve overcome them and are moving forward. And we’re here to support you every...

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The Story of My Ectopic Pregnancy

The Story of My Ectopic Pregnancy

On the morning of May 9, 2015, I found out I was pregnant. I had just returned from a lush vacation in Turks & Caicos basking in the sun with my husband. I had had my IUD removed a few weeks prior and had no intention of conceiving, however, I ovulated extremely...

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How Cosmetics & Cleaning Products Can Impact Your Fertility

How Cosmetics & Cleaning Products Can Impact Your Fertility

Your household items are affecting your hormones.  Plastics, fragrances, lotions, pesticides — through your skin, air, and food — and science is showing us undeniable proof of the connection. Read on to find out what to do about it.  What are Endocrine Disruptors?...

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Contest: Win a Preconception Prep Pack in July

Contest: Win a Preconception Prep Pack in July

It’s Giveaway time! Conceive Health is giving away a Preconception Prep Pack — perfect for any woman thinking about getting pregnant, currently trying to conceive or undergoing fertility treatments. The pack includes: NFH Prenatal SAP Multivitamin (180 capsules) — A...

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What are Fertility Superfoods? 

What are Fertility Superfoods? 

“Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates Food is the foundation of a healthy body and healthy reproduction. There is a ton of information out there – it’s hard to know what to eat or where to start – especially when it comes to...

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Super Smoothie Recipe (Good Fats + Protein!)

Super Smoothie Recipe (Good Fats + Protein!)

There are so many reasons to get on the smoothie-train! They are versatile, nutritious, portable, fast to make, and so delicious (they can taste like drinking a dessert). Protein smoothies are great for mornings, post-workout, or when you just need a snack and know...

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Fertility Nutrition: Are You Eating Enough Protein?

Fertility Nutrition: Are You Eating Enough Protein?

What a mother-to-be eats preconception, pre-implantation, during pregnancy, and throughout breastfeeding have each been linked to health outcomes in the development of the embryo, fetus, and the growing child. It’s been recently reported that dietary choices,...

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What is  PCOS and How Does it Impact our Fertility?

What is  PCOS and How Does it Impact our Fertility?

PCOS has become a hot topic in online communities lately, and chances are you’ve come across the term in social circles, on social media, or maybe you or someone who is close to you has been diagnosed with the condition. With all of the information out there, it can...

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Faces of Fertility: Interview with Dr. Fitzgerald ND

Listen to the podcast above, or check out the transcript of Dr. Fitzgerald ND's interview below. Joanna: I'm Joanna. Katherine: And I'm Katherine. Joanna: And you're listening to Faces of Fertility, by Knix Katherine: So Joanna, our next guest is Dr. Jennifer...

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Fertility Boosting Recipe: Nut-Free, Grain-Free Granola

Fertility Boosting Recipe: Nut-Free, Grain-Free Granola

With a history of digestive issues, it took me a long time to figure out how to make a decent “low gut-reactive” granola. Over time and with many modifications, this one became my favourite. It’s chock-full of pumpkin and sunflower seeds, is school-safe, and is great...

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The Ultimate Guide: How to Tell When You’re Ovulating

The Ultimate Guide: How to Tell When You’re Ovulating

One of my favourite parts of fertility education is teaching women how to really know their cycles and how to read their bodies. Some of us may not have cared before; we get a period once a month – that’s good enough, right? But when you’re trying to get pregnant,...

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Miscarriage: Searching for Answers

Miscarriage: Searching for Answers

Any woman/couple who has experienced miscarriage knows how devastating they can be. When recurrent miscarriages are experienced, it can leave women feeling very helpless about their fertility, and lead to fear and anxiety during subsequent pregnancy. Although in many...

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Fertility Can Be Trying

Fertility Can Be Trying

Who knew that trying to get pregnant could be so difficult? Approximately 1 in 5 couples in Canada will have trouble conceiving, and evidence is showing that conventional fertility treatments are not very effective. In fact, in a study published in the New England...

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The Scoop on Sperm Health

The Scoop on Sperm Health

After reading various articles speculating on the decline of male fertility in the past 50 years, it is certainly cause for concern. It has been documented that sperm counts are declining worldwide, at a moderate but steady pace. A French study found that between 1989...

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Fertility Tests for Women – Part Two

Fertility Tests for Women – Part Two

Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) What is it? AMH is a hormone secreted by immature ovarian follicles (eggs), and indicates ovarian reserve. AMH declines as we age, so women over 35 will naturally have lower levels. Although AMH is considered a good indicator of ovarian...

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Fertility Tests for Women – Part One

Fertility Tests for Women – Part One

FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) – What is it? FSH is a hormone which is released from the pituitary gland to stimulate the ovaries. The higher the level of FSH, the harder the pituitary is working to get the ovaries to respond, indicating poor egg quality or low...

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Top 5 Herbs and Supplements for PCOS

Top 5 Herbs and Supplements for PCOS

Diet, exercise and lifestyle modification are the cornerstones of treatment for PCOS, showing successes above and beyond any form of medication(s) available. Research continuously shows improvement in all of the major characteristics of PCOS when diet, exercise and...

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One IVF Cycle? Make it Count!

One IVF Cycle? Make it Count!

It's exciting times for couples in Ontario who are having trouble conceiving. The announcement a couple years ago of one funded cycle of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) for all couples who need it puts the expensive treatment into the hands of many who may not have had...

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