Mothers-to-be in Toronto enjoy the benefits of acupuncture during the prenatal period, also known as pregnancy. While it’s a joyful time filled with anticipation, not everything about pregnancy is wonderful. Morning sickness, heartburn, insomnia, back pain, stress – the...

Many women (and couples) in the Toronto area are seeking the benefits of acupuncture treatments before starting IVF treatments. When you have been having difficulties conceiving and find yourself embarking on in-vitro fertilization as a viable option, you want...

Anti-mullerian hormones (AMH) is produced in male and female reproductive organs. For women, AMH which is found within the tissues of the ovaries and naturally declines over time. In the case of fertility, Studies have shown that the AMH...

Can hypnosis be therapeutic, help with sad and anxious feelings, relieve pain, help you lose weight, improve your sleep, enhance fertility, or even alleviate your fears? These commonly asked questions about hypnosis can be answered in one word: yes....

Recurrent miscarriage is a tragic but common problem for many couples. It is defined as two or more consecutive and spontaneous pregnancy losses. At least 15% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage, and one miscarriage can increase the risk...

The short answer is no.   That said, your stress reaction over a prolonged period can impact your fertility negatively. The good news is that it doesn’t have to.   Several years ago I picked up Kelly McGonigal’s book,...

Daycare       Would you enroll your toddler at a daycare that provides hands-on care to your child for only 13% of the day? Would you feel you have provided your child the very best because in this theoretical daycare your...

A few weeks ago, I re-opened one of my all time favourite books, “A Path With Heart” by Jack Kornfield. This was the course text that was used in my Clinical Counseling course while I was studying TCM and...

The benefits of good sleep on overall health are well-known.  Healthy sleep habits contribute emotional and physical well-being. Sleep disorders can contribute to cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, glucose dysregulation, and mood disorders. If sleep is compromised, our ability...

Dairy in the Fertility Diet Many couples facing infertility have turned their attention to the “fertility diet”. The fertility diet originates from the Nurses’ Health II Study, which is the largest ever prospective study on women’s risk factors for...

The Canadian Fertility Show unites experts in Fertility, IVF, Surrogacy and more with one common goal – to support your journey to parenthood. The show features 18 speakers and over 35 exhibitors in one convenient location. Mary and Zeynep...

In Canada, approximately 1 in 7 couples (or ~15% of women) have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy (2012). Despite these relatively high statistics, trying to navigate the waters of infertility can be an overwhelming and tiring process....