Uterine Fibroids – what are they and what to do?

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It’s Fibroid Awareness Month and we need to talk about uterine fibroids!  Uterine fibroids (also called leiomyomas) are usually noncancerous growths made up of the muscle and connective tissue from the wall of the uterus. Fibroids can grow as a single nodule (one growth) or in a cluster and can range in size from 1 mm to 20 cm in …

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Yoga and Fertility

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Prana is the life-force energy that can be described as our sense of feeling alive and well.  This energy compels us to share or exchange our intimate thoughts and feelings so, it’s no surprise that it’s also synonymous with our sexual energy. Increased circulation is required for sexual arousal, and it heals and strengthens organ tissues. Paying attention to our …

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Endometriosis – The Unknown cause of infertility

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Growing a family and becoming a mom is a lifelong dream – full of excitement. When it is finally your turn to get pregnant, you do not dwell too much on the fact that something could go wrong. The larger scientific and reproductive endocrinology community still has a lot to learn about endometriosis, but what we do know remains a …

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What is the role of a Reproductive Nurse?

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Reproductive Nurses (also known as Fertility Nurses) care for individuals, couples, and families who seek treatment options related to reproductive health. These nurses work with women experiencing infertility, couples having difficulty with conception, or women going through menopause. If practicing in Ontario, Reproductive Nurses are registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario and usually active members of the Registered …

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What is a Reproductive Endocrinologist (REI)?

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A Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility Specialist (REI) is a Medical Doctor with advanced training in the science and treatment of reproductive endocrinology and infertility. An REI focuses on the hormones and mechanics of conception with advanced knowledge of sperm, eggs, and male and female anatomy. This speciality also centers their expertise around the complex interactions between pituitary and reproductive hormones. …

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Reduce your anxiety about COVID-19 and lockdown

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Have you felt your stress levels increase due COVID-19 and on top of this another lockdown? You are not alone. Most of us are experiencing increased anxiety about self-isolating from our loved ones, getting tested, and possibly being diagnosed with COVID-19. Meanwhile, clinics have kept open, and most people are back working from home while juggling more responsibilities. Anxiety over …

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12 Tips for Coping with Infertility over the Holidays

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The holidays – the time of year filled with cheer, shopping, cooking, and loved ones. Yet for those struggling with infertility, this season also brings a hyper-focus on the everyday reminders of that pain. The simple joy of seeing a child opening presents or reading a Christmas book can be heart-wrenching when every child reminds you of your struggle with …

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Loss of a baby: Dealing with the grieving process

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We are very proud of the impact we have had on our patient’s lives, and grateful that they have shared their experiences with us. Loss of a baby: Dealing with the grieving process In 1988, United States President Ronald Reagan declared October as a month to recognize the tragic grief of bereaved parents and support families who have suffered such …

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