Fertility

Do you clench your pelvis?

Have you ever clenched your jaw? Or felt your shoulders be tight? Similarly, lots of women clench their pelvic muscles. This clenching and restriction of the muscles often make it difficult to conceive. Why? Because clenching or tightness of muscles decreases blood flow. And relaxation increases blood flow. When speaking about fertility, blood flow particularly to the ovaries to…

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The Science Behind Why Kissing Feels Good

Getting jiggy. By Sheril Kirshenbaum, University of Texas at Austin | Photo Credit: Pedrosimoes7, CC0 Public Domain   Lips are the most exposed erogenous zone, which makes kissing feel very good Scientists in the Netherlands have reported that we share about 80m bacteria during a passionate ten-second kiss; a finding that makes puckering up seem…

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Is your uterus on FIRE?

Is your uterus on fire? If you are one of the many women who have experienced IVF failure, implantation failures, or frequent miscarriages — you may have an inflamed uterus. Inflammation has been connected to almost every dis-ease from heart disease to cancer to diabetes. Would it be any surprise that inflammation has an affect on…

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NSAIDs may be affecting your fertility

Are you one of the thousands of women who regularly have to take over the counter pain medications to help you through your cycle? On average, 84% of women report menstrual pain and about 50% report having pain with every cycle. With this type of prevalence, the use of Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatories is pretty high. In…

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Why didn’t clomid work?

To stimulate ovulation, many women are given clomid as the first line of therapy. Usually, you don’t need to see a reproductive endocrinologist but rather, your OB/GYN can prescribe clomid for you. However, it’s often not the magic bullet. It doesn’t work for many women who have underlying problems that haven’t been diagnosed. – PCOS is…

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Reversing Ovarian Age: Is it possible?

Low Level Laser Therapy for Infertility Treatment Low Level Laser Therapy is widely used for anti-aging treatments today. This clinically proven method has been around in the anti-aging services for over three decades now. The way, in which these light works is by mimicking how the cells communicate with each other and thereby, boosting the…

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Some new interviews you’re going to want to hear…

On Jan 1st, I was featured in Fertility Fridays, with an interview about Post-Pill Detox and Fertility in all the different stages… You can check it out here: http://www.fertilityfriday.com/draumatma/   And, one of my mentors was just interviewed For Women’s Wellness Radio about Mercier Therapy. You can catch that interview here: http://www.bridgitdanner.com/blog/2016/1/6/addressing-pelvic-pain-and-infertility-with-dr-jennifer-mercier    I hope these…

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Don’t take the flu shot

What you should know about taking the flu shot before you get in line…  The flu vaccine is often the norm. Between October and December, I got about 15 calls from my doctor’s office requesting that I come in for the flu shot. Ridiculous! The flu shot is a vaccine created from last year’s winning flu…

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It’s flu season… is the flu vaccine worth it?

Lots of people take the flu shot to protect themselves during flu season. Pregnant women are especially warned that they are at higher risk and should definitely protect themselves. What most people don’t know however, is that the flu shot has mercury (thimerosal). Introducing your body to this toxin, used as a preservative in the…

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