The show discussed several different experimental approaches to treating
male infertility, but the one I found the most interesting was garlic.
Could eating a lot of Italian food really be the solution to not
The traditional birthing choice in the United States involves having a
doctor-assisted delivery in a hospital setting. Despite the popularity
of the traditional hospital birth, there are other birthing options
women may want to consider.
Researchers from Taiwan have published a study in the February, 2013
issue of Pain Management Nursing. The study examined the effect of
acupressure on various types of pain.
The study shows an all-natural treatment works just as well as
prescription clomiphene citrate at inducing ovulation and other positive
changes to support conception in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
Massage therapy is a form of alternative medicine, which means
significant medical studies have not necessarily been performed on
treatment effectiveness or safety in the pregnant population.
Holistic fertility may sound like a fancy term, but for most men it
means nothing more than taking a close look at your personal health and
making changes to improve it.
Many men don’t realize this fact, but infertility isn’t only a woman’s problem. In fact, about half of identifiable infertility cases are either related to male infertility or to infertility for both the male and female partners.
When you’re trying to get pregnant with your partner, you’ll probably pay a lot of attention to the little things to boost your chances. You might eat certain things and avoid others, drink only certain beverages and plan the time of conception down to the second.
You've set your mind to having a pain medication-free labor, but that doesn't mean you have to approach labor without any pain management techniques in mind.
Yes, some hospitals offer alternative birthing choices like water,
chair and squatting births. Other hospitals require women lay down in a
bed and push in a more traditional method.
Acupuncture helps women trying to conceive by releasing neurotransmitters that
encourage fertility cycles, stimulating uterine blood flow, and
stimulating the production of opioids that inhibit the body’s stress
Infertility is hard and some couples have put house, job and life on
the market to pay for infertility treatments. When the money is simply
not there – couples can choose from alternatives that cost must less
than one cycle of IVF.
Yoga, a practice of mind-body awareness and integration, is praised for
its stress relieving and natural healing benefits. In recent years, yoga
has come to be accepted by many doctors as an ideal form of exercise
and relaxation for women during pregnancy.
Doctors believe there is a critical need for science-based proof about alternative therapi
At the end of a woman's reproductive life, there is menopause. By the time women enter their menopause years, most are finished having children and many have grandchildren running around. Natural menopause gradually reduces estrogen, progesterone, and other female hormone levels in the body.
Suffering from hot flashes and/or night sweats but do not want to take estrogen? Here are some non-estrogen options:
When choosing scented oils during pregnancy, it is important to understand which oils are considered safe for use during pregnancy and which should be avoided until after giving birth.
When your doctor prescribes an antibiotic it is important to understand why you should take it. You also may want to discuss with your doctor alternatives.
Fennel refers to a flavoring obtained from the fruit of Foeniculum vulgare. Fennel oil is used in perfumes.
There is no evidence that the use of culinary herbs such as garlic or ginger is harmful during pregnancy, but the growing popularity of medicinal herbs may increase the deliberate or inadvertent use of medicinal herbs during pregnancy, raising the possibility of adverse fetal or neonatal effects.