Information & Treatment of Infertility in Vancouver Canada
Are You Really Ready For This???Age
The older you become, the less fertile you will be. If you have reached the age of 35 (women) and have been attempting to concieve for more than 6 months, it is suggested that you go for fertility testing.
Overweight or underweight, these both can cause problems for fertility. Seeking the help of qualified nutritionists and doctors is necessary. It is important to figure out if there are underlying health conditions that could be causing your weight issues (i.e. thyroid problems).
IUD's for example have been linked to pelvic inflamatory disease. Also, women react quite differently to coming off the 'pill'.
If your cycle is short or long, menses irregular, heavy, or painful, this may point to endometriosis, fibroids, or other medical conditions.
First of all, you and your partner need to be having regular sex in order to concieve, less than 2 times per week may not be sufficient to get pregnant. Painful intercourse may suggest endometriosis. Lubricants used during sex may be inhibiting the movement of the sperm. STD's may also be playing a major role.
Get regular pap smears. Stop smoking, drinking, doing drugs, exercising excessively, and getting poor sleep.
Are there problems with your family that may be an issue, genetic abnormal hormone conditions may be involved.
Previous Medical Conditions
Operations on the lower abdomen, thyroid, and pituitary glands, anemia, cancer, medication, among other possibilities should be checked into.
Miscarriages can damage reproductive organs, although, a prior pregnancy is a good sign that you can concieve.
State of MindInform yourself. Get to know what you need to do to increase your chances of conception. Both partners must be involved in this process, it takes two to make a baby. Eat well, take the necessary supplements, improve your lifestyle, and most of all enjoy the love you share, that is of utmost importance to create another human life.
Don't worry about what other people think about the changes you are making, friends will note things that you may have wanted to keep secret for now.
You will also start to notice everyone else getting pregnant. Try not to get fixated on this. The same happens when you buy a new car, suddenly you see them everywhere.
Try to not lose your sense of humor. Do not isoloate yourself socially. Stay an active part of your community, everybody needs to have purpose.
Infertility can be very tough on a relationship. Keep doing things together, stay romantic, do not let sex get too systematized. Remember that this is the person you loved enough to decide to have babies with. Do not force your viewpoints onto each other too strongly. Be gentle, on step at a time.
Relax, breath, enjoy life, and have wonderful sex!
Treatment of Infertility & IVF Support with Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine in Vancouver
Dr. Spence Pentland, Dr. TCM, R.Ac, FABORM
Dr. Spence Pentland is a provincially licenced Doctor with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners and Acupuncturists of BC,
& a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (click on letter credentials for more info).
His clinical practice in Vancouver has focused on the treatment of men's and women's reproductive health issues since 2004,
helping hundreds realize their dream of having happy healthy families.
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1. Dr. Spence Pentland's Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Treatment of Infertility in Vancouver
2. The IVF Acupuncture Group - a team of doctors specializing in providing quality, evidence-based acupuncture services for patients undergoing IVF in Greater Vancouver
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