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Fifty-Seven Pregnancies in 2012

2012 blessed Yinstill Reproductive Wellness with 57 women that fell pregnant while in our care. I am proud and deeply honored to have been chosen by these couples to assist in the manifestation of their dream. Of course we are always striving to provide care that surpasses that of any expectation.

Our clients success is our success.

Good luck creating your family.

Acupuncture for headaches during pregnancy

It is fairly common during pregnancy to experience headaches. This is true regardless of whether or not you were prone to headaches before you fell pregnant. Your hormone levels are flooding, your blood flow is being shunted from its regular course to the developing contents of your uterus, and your overall blood volume is increasing. This can produce a significant change in the circulation of the fluids and the energies of your body. And as the TCM saying goes, “Where there is pain; there is no circulation. Where there is circulation, there is no pain”.

Massage for Common Pregnancy Aches & Pains

Feeling stressed and nervous is not unusual in pregnancy but some experts say prolonged severe stress can cause complications. Self Care is an important aspect for a mother-to-be to keep in her daily practice as her life is about to change. Make time to rest, try deep breathing and utilize massage during pregnancy for relief of many common aches & pain. Here is just a just a few examples of what we see on the massage table seeking mechanical relief:

Smoking and Pregnancy

The dangers of smoking before, during and after pregnancy are well known to all, but a new study out of England using 4D ultrasound imaging techniques sheds new light on the risks involved. If you had any doubts, please read this short article and then quit smoking!

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/4d-ultrasoun...

Going Head To Head with Morning Sickness

Guest post by Nikki Hurst RHN

Being pregnant is an amazing adventure, with an amazing ending. However, for those of you who are or might be experiencing morning sickness during those first three months, here are a few tips to help get your through this uncomfortable time.

Please note, while the term is coined “morning” sickness, it should really be described as “any part of the day or night” sickness. But have no fear! There are things that can alleviate, or at least ease, the symptoms.

Acupressure for PGP (Pelvic Girdle Pain), labour preparation and tendonitis.

Acupressure for PGP (Pelvic Girdle Pain), labour preparation and tendonitis.
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7 Reasons to Ditch the Coffee During Preconception and Pregnancy

If you’re pregnant or trying to conceive, you’ve probably been told by your doctor that coffee is completely safe. Some sources specify a limit of 200mg of caffeine per day, which is equal to roughly one cup of coffee. Well, I beg to differ and want to share with you my thoughts on why it’s best to avoid caffeine altogether during preconception and pregnancy. Please note that all references can be found at the end of this article.

BPA (Bisphenol A) and Healthy Babies

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Bisphenol A (BPA) is a current topic of environmental and health concern. BPA is a chemical used to improve the durability of materials without adding weight. It directly affects consumers as it is found in polycarbonate plastics, resins lining food cans and water bottles, dental composites, and on thermal paper receipts (frequently used in point-of-sale machines).

The health concern with BPA is that it is a xenoestrogen and therefore acts as a hormone in our bodies and disrupts hormonal function including the hormone-sensitive developing brain.

Length of Human Pregnancies Can Vary Naturally by as Much as Five Weeks

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Aug. 6, 2013 — The length of a human pregnancy can vary naturally by as much as five weeks, according to research published online August 7 in the journal Human Reproduction.

Normally, women are given a date for the likely delivery of their baby that is calculated as 280 days after the onset of their last menstrual period. Yet only four percent of women deliver at 280 days and only 70% deliver within 10 days of their estimated due date, even when the date is calculated with the help of ultrasound.

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