Scented Oils During Pregnancy

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. ... read more »

Alternative Medicine in Pregnancy: Doctors Need More Proof

Doctors believe there is a critical need for science-based proof about alternative therapi ... read more »

Alternative Pain Management During Labor

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. ... read more »

How to Increase Sperm Production Naturally

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. ... read more »

Pregnancy Study: Acupressure for Pain Relief in Labor

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. ... read more »

Deep Tissue Massage During Pregnancy

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. ... read more »

Phyto-oestrogens, Ovulation and PCOS

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). ... read more »

Labor and Delivery: Birthing Choices

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. ... read more »

Do Hospitals Allow Alternative Birthing Choices?

Yes, some hospitals offer alternative birthing choices like water, chair, and squatting births. Other hospitals require women to lay down in a bed and push in a more traditional method. ... read more »

Yoga for Fertility

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. ... read more »

Childbirth: Visualization Methods for Pain Relief

Using visualization methods as a tool for pain management during labor and delivery can be highly beneficial. Because labor is a very intense process, it's important that you get through it with as little stress and anxiety as possible. ... read more »

Childbirth: Aromatherapy for Pain Management

One of the alternative techniques you can use for the management of pain during labor is aromatherapy. Aromatherapy can be a great way to reduce the amount of stress you're experiencing. ... read more »

Eating Placenta - Placentophagy or Placentophagia

While most existing data on postpartum placental consumption is anecdotal and not scientific, there are many cultures who view placental ingestion as an essential part of the postpartum period. ... read more »

Garlic as a Potential Remedy for Male-Related Infertility

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 conceiving? ... read more »

Are Herbal Treatments Effective for Infertility?

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. ... read more »

Alternative Treatment for Menopause

Suffering from hot flashes and/or night sweats but do not want to take estrogen?'' Here are some non-estrogen options: ... read more »

Herbs, Herbal Medicine, Tea and Pregnancy

The use of certain medicinal herbs during pregnancy raises the possibility of adverse fetal or neonatal effects. ... read more »

Menopause Alternative Treatments – 5 You Need to Know

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. ... read more »

Alternatives to Antibiotics During Pregnancy

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. ... read more »

Is Fennel Safe In Pregnancy?

Fennel refers to a flavoring obtained from the fruit of Foeniculum vulgare. Fennel oil is used in perfumes. ... read more »

Trouble with Fertility? Try Acupuncture

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 response. ... read more »