Women Health

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When should assisted conception be considered pregnancy?

When should assisted conception be considered pregnancy? Each individual and each couple present a unique set of circumstances, but I believe you should seek help with assisted conception only once you feel you have done all you can to get pregnant naturally. Throughout the book I have provided a plan for getting pregnant that includes […] Read more

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Can reflexology help boost fertility pregnancy?

Can reflexology help boost fertility pregnancy? Reflexology is an ancient complementary medicine involving massaging specific points on the feet (and to a lesser extent, on the hands). Nerve endings are stimulated and this causes changes in other parts of the body. It is not a diagnostic tool but it can detect signs of disorder or […] Read more

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Who should we consult for advice first of all pregnancy?

Who should we consult for advice first of all pregnancy? The first thing to do is to see your GP. Some are very good, while others have a more âœarms’ length❠relationship with their patients. Whichever category your GP falls into, make sure you are very clear about what you are hoping to get out […] Read more

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What do the blood tests check for pregnancy?

What do the blood tests check for pregnancy? Simple blood (serum) tests are carried out to check for any hormonal imbalance that may be affecting your fertility. If you are just starting out, these tests will be done by your GP, or if you are at a fertility clinic, they will be done there. The […] Read more

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My FSH levels are high: what effect does that have pregnancy?

My FSH levels are high: what effect does that have pregnancy? FSH is released by the pituitary gland and its function is to stimulate the growth and maturation of the egg follicles. If levels are raised, this means your body is having to try harder to ripen the egg, and the reason for that is […] Read more

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What happens during treatment pregnancy?

What happens during treatment pregnancy? A practitioner will find an acupoint by feeling along the meridian until he or she locates a little dip. A fine needle will be inserted at that point, and the patient may experience a dull sensation, but no pain. If symptoms suggest a kidney deficiency, for example, acupuncture on specific […] Read more

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Complementary and alternative medicine groups

Complementary and alternative medicine groups Professionally organized alternative therapies Chiropractic techniques, osteopathy (both of these have statutory regulation), herbal medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture. Complementary therapies Alexander technique, aromatherapy, Bach and other flower remedies, body work therapies (including massage), counselling, stress therapy, hypnotherapy, meditation, reflexology, shiatsu, healing (including Reiki), Maharishi Ayurvedic medicine, nutritional medicine, yoga. Alternative disciplines […] Read more

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What do osteopaths do pregnancy?

What do osteopaths do pregnancy? Osteopaths consider each person as an individual and treat the person as a whole, not just the specific symptom. On your first visit, you will be asked questions about your health, your lifestyle, and diet. You will then be asked to undress to your underwear and the osteopath will assess […] Read more

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Can MLD improve fertility pregnancy?

Can MLD improve fertility pregnancy? Although no studies have been done to show a link between MLD and fertility, I recommend MLD to women who are trying to get pregnant, either naturally or through IVF treatment, or to women who are in between courses of fertility treatment to help get the body’s systems back in […] Read more

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Are complementary therapies regulated pregnancy?

Are complementary therapies regulated pregnancy? Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as a whole is moving towards organizing itself into clear professional regulated bodies, so that people know what they are getting when they seek out a particular practitioner. There are two categories of regulation: Statutory regulation is recommended for therapies where there is perceived to […] Read more