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Boosting Your Chances of IVF Success

Boosting Your Chances of IVF Success
To support you on your fertility journey, I have gathered my top resources – specifically those that improve your chances of IVF success. When you are preparing for an IVF cycle, it can sometimes feel like your body is not in your control. You want your time, energy and investment to result in a […]

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Preparing for Labour – How Exercise, Rest and Acupuncture Help . . .

Preparing Your Body for Labour – How Exercise, Rest and Acupuncture Help . . .
As a patient of mine put it, there’s a reason it’s called ‘labour’ and not a ‘walk in the park’.

While it may be the shortest phase in the pregnancy, labour is likely to be the most overwhelming experience for a pregnant woman. Nonetheless, it is […]

December 21st, 2014|News, Pregnancy|0 Comments|

Does Pineapple Really Help with IVF Success?

Does Pineapple Really Help with Embryo Implantation & IVF Success?
You may have heard of the benefits of eating pineapple to aid embryo implantation. But does pineapple really help you get and stay pregnant during an IVF cycle?

Well, while there are no peer-reviewed medical studies that link pineapple consumption to IVF outcomes, there are a few logical and plausible ideas […]

Pain Relief in Labour? There’s an app for that!

At New Leaf Acupuncture, Dublin, we love introducing our mums-to-be to the ‘Natural Pain Relief in Labour’ acupressure points. As well as reducing pain, they promote a more efficient labour and reduce the likelihood of an induction being needed.

How good is that? Less pain AND less time in labour.

Now Debra Betts, the foremost expert in acupuncture for pregnancy and […]

January 27th, 2014|News, Pregnancy|0 Comments|

Acupuncture or Medical Induction?

“Bring It On (Naturally), Baby!”
Acupuncture or Medical Induction?
When it’s best for you or for your baby that the baby is born soon, induction of labour may be scheduled. Reasons can be that:
– you have passed your due date
– the baby has grown too much or too little
– you are ill or that your waters have broken but contractions have […]

December 29th, 2013|Pregnancy|0 Comments|
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    The Benefits of Raspberry Leaf Tea (And Why You Should Be Drinking It)

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The Benefits of Raspberry Leaf Tea (And Why You Should Be Drinking It)

The Benefits of Raspberry Leaf Tea for Pregnancy and Before
Many of my clients at New Leaf Acupuncture Clinic, Dublin, are pregnant or are looking to conceive soon. I wanted to post something about the interesting benefits of raspberry leaf tea and how it helps women before and during this journey.

Because raspberry leaf tea is naturally high in magnesium, potassium, […]

How Weight Affects Fertility

Fertility, Weight & Exercise
Even though weight is the variable about which least is known, it is worth mentioning that having regular workouts is believed to help fertility. A study in Obstetrics & Gynecology concluded that women who exercised 30 minutes or more daily had a reduced risk of infertility due to ovulation disorders. On the other hand, some data links too much […]

Some Tips For The Best IVF Experience

Some Tips For The Best IVF Experience: More couples than ever before are finding challenges in the path to conception. For most of these couples, the potential benefits of IVF fertility treatment far outweigh any ordeals that the treatment may present.

But that doesn’t mean that IVF is easy. Particularly for the female partner, who absorbs the physical impact of this […]