Exercise When Undergoing ART

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January 30, 2021 by Christina Pistotnik

It is best to maintain healthy exercise when trying to conceive, but what about if you are starting ovarian stimulating medications as in IVF, medicated assisted IUI cycles or other ART? These medications stimulate follicle growth in the ovaries. Some of them are oral and others are in the form of injections. Gonadotropins Injected medications… Read more »

How to Remedy the Brain’s Negative Bias

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January 27, 2021 by Dr. Alda Ngo

OLIVE GUEST BLOG I have the honour of guest blogging for Olive Fertility Centre this month. Here’s this week’s blog: Do you struggle with fear of unwanted outcomes on your fertility journey, yet you can’t stop the fearful thoughts? Are you caught between not wanting to be negative or pessimistic & being too hopeful, because you want… Read more »

Mindful Breath Awareness

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January 22, 2021 by Dr. Alda Ngo

OLIVE GUEST BLOG I have the honour of guest blogging for Olive Fertility Centre this month. Here’s this week’s blog: Are you feeling anxious or stressed? According to Mental Health Research Canada, anxiety & depression levels have increased significantly since the pandemic. On top of the usual fertility stress, finding effective tools to support yourself is more… Read more »

Exercise When Trying To Conceive With PCOS

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January 14, 2021 by Christina Pistotnik

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) can present along a spectrum of numerous signs and symptoms that some people exhibit, while others may not. The symptoms can include irregular menstrual cycles, high levels of male hormones (androgens/testosterone), acne, excessive hair growth on the body, head hair loss, insulin resistance, difficulty losing weight, and infertility. However, the biggest… Read more »

How To Navigate Pregnancy After Infertility & Pregnancy Loss

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January 12, 2021 by Dr. Alda Ngo

OLIVE GUEST BLOG I have the honour of guest blogging for Olive Fertility Centre this month. Here’s this week’s blog: Pregnancy Is Not A Cure For Infertility or Miscarriage Stress I had expected to feel nothing but joy and exhilaration when I finally got that positive pregnancy test after a difficult 7+ year fertility journey…. Read more »

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