December 10, 2012

Boosting Fertility Through Natural Treatment: Part 2

If the stress of trying to conceive is bringing you down, natural treatment options can give you a boost. Fertility Centers of Illinois works in conjunction with Eastern Healing to offer a wide array of options.

Not only can natural treatment options decrease stress – they can help you get pregnant. In a Harvard study, 55% of women who participated in mind and body programs got pregnant, compared to 20% who did not.

5 Benefits of Natural Treatment: 
  1. Increases blood flow to the uterus and ovaries
  2. Strengthens uterine lining
  3. Equalizes stress hormones
  4. Improves sperm count, motility and morphology
  5. Encourages relaxation, mental clarity and mindfulness  

Peter Harvey, owner of Eastern Healing, has helped countless couples boost their fertility and decrease stress during infertility treatment. 

“Building a family is exciting, but the stress that results from infertility treatment can take a toll on couples,” he says.  “Most of my patients don’t even realize they have underlying low-level anxiety problems, which can be easily helped through a variety of options.”

Natural treatment options can come in many forms:

Read more on acupuncture for fertility here.

Chinese Diet Therapy
Read more on Chinese Diet Therapy for fertility here.

Chinese Herbal Medicine
Read more on Chinese Herbal Medicine for fertility here.

Meditation & Breathing Techniques
Read more on Meditation & Breathing Techniques for fertility here.

Read more on Massage for fertility here.

Read more on Yoga for fertility here.

Natural treatment options and medical treatment options are detailed in this YouTube video.
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December 6, 2012

Understanding Infertility Basics: Part 1

Infertility affects more couples than you might think.

Approximately 15 percent of all couples are affected by infertility, or roughly 7 million people. That number is expected to grow to 7.7 million by 2025.

Why the increase?
Dr. Meike Uhler of Fertility Centers of Illinois, who has treated hundreds of couples with infertility, says that answers point to a variety of reasons.

“Women are waiting to have children, and delayed childbearing can present a host of infertility issues,” she explains. “There are also excellent contraception options for women, which makes deferring parenthood much easier. The increase in sexually transmitted diseases in the U.S. has also increased the prevalence of infertility issues.”

If couples have been trying without success, there are some basic infertility facts that are good to know.
5 Infertility Facts: 
  1. Women and men experience infertility equally (yes, really!)
  2. Age is the biggest factor with infertility for women and men
  3. Ovulation is the most prevalent infertility issue for women
  4. If you have been trying for one year and are under 35, or trying for 6 months and over the age of 35, you may have infertility issues
  5. Stress affects fertility levels for both women and men
Did infertility fact #5 make you nervous? You’re not alone. The process of infertility treatment can be exhausting. The testing, multiple appointments, potential financial stressors, taking time off work, and the constant inquiries from family and friends are all stress factors.

Take a deep breath, we have some good news.

In a Harvard study, 55 percent of women who participated in mind and body programs got pregnant, compared to 20 percent who did not. Natural treatment can provide the relief and fertility boost you are looking for.

To learn more about understanding infertility, this YouTube video can help answer some of your questions and explain what men and women can expect in an initial consultation.

To learn more about natural treatment options that can boost fertility, read more in Part Two.

December 4, 2012

Looking for More Resources on Fertility Treatments?

If you are struggling to conceive and you are exploring fertility treatment options, find compassionate and personalized care with Fertility Centers of Illinois. Schedule a consultation with us on our website or call us at (877) 499-8730.

The U.S. National Library of Medicine explains what you need to know about your FSH level and how it affects fertility.
WebMD explains more about your FSH and how testing can help you learn about your fertility treatment.
Read further about ovarian freezing and how it’s giving women undergoing cancer treatment hope for the future in this article.
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine explains more about the risks of multiple birthsassociated with fertility treatment on this site.
This Guardian article discusses how multiple pregnancies have dropped as fertility treatment doctors refine their procedures.