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What Causes Infertility?

What Causes Infertility?

First of all, a couple's level of fertility isn't always black and white- fertile or infertile. It's more like a spectrum, excepting cases of true sterility, such as having had a hysterectomy. If both the woman and the man of the couple move far enough along the...

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Men Need Treatment Too

Men Need Treatment Too

In male-female couples seeking help for infertility, I always recommend that both partners receive naturopathic care. There are a number of distinct reasons for this. 1. Male factor infertility is just as common as female factor infertility. Even with a normal semen...

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How Long Does it Take to Get Pregnant?

How Long Does it Take to Get Pregnant?

Once you make the decision to try to have a baby, it's hard not to wonder how long it will take to get pregnant. This is particularly true if time starts to pass and nothing has happened. Pregnancy may happen quickly. One study found that over 50% of respondents were...

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After a Miscarriage

After a Miscarriage

If you are reading this because you have gone through a miscarriage, please accept my condolences. I have been through more than one miscarriage myself. The end of the precious hopes and sweet imaginings is heard to bear. The official statistic is that ten to fifteen...

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Babymaking 101: The Fertile Window

Babymaking 101: The Fertile Window

The fertile window is the handful of days during a woman’s menstrual cycle when it is possible to conceive. In order to conceive, sex has to take place within the fertile window. (If this is the first time you are hearing this critical information, you are not alone....

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Thyroid Health and Fertility

Thyroid Health and Fertility

Good thyroid function is an important prerequisite for fertility. Your thyroid gland is just below your Adam's apple and it sets the pace of your metabolism. Under function (hypothyroidism) and over function (hyperthyroidism) both cause problems with fertility....

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Easy Impact: Avoid Pop

Easy Impact: Avoid Pop

A nice glass of cold Coca-cola on a hot day takes me right back to childhood and gives me a boost of energy. However, I keep pop in the 'treat' category rather than drinking it on a regular basis because I believe the sugar content is unhealthy. A new study looking at...

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Dr. Andrea Hilborn, ND

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