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What you need to know about chemical exposure & fertility

The following videos and information were compiled by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). The ASRM is a non-profit organization that sets standards, ethics, and guidelines for the field of reproductive medicine and fertility doctors in the United States.

Compelling scientific evidence in recent decades has established strong links between chemical exposures and endocrine diseases, as well as causing issues with reproduction and pregnancy.

In 2019, the Endocrine Society’s Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDC’s) Advisory Group gathered a Task Force to develop resources that would help endocrinologists and fertility specialists answer questions about EDCs and facilitate evidence-based discussions with their patients.

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Recovering During the Postpartum Period

After giving birth or what I like to refer to as a ‘birthing marathon’, many women feel exhausted from the physical demands and the emotional highs and lows your body and mind go through as you take on a new stage in mothering.

The postpartum period covers the first 6 weeks following your delivery. During this time the body is going through daily changes with the loss of hormones, the influx of breast milk and adjusting to sleepless nights and patterns of feeding,

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Beyond my gratitude for her support

My journey with Junko started about three years ago and I now consider acupuncture sessions with her an important part of maintaining health and returning to health when I get overly stressed or make less good choices. Acupuncture with Junko works for my mental health and emotional well-being in addition to the excellent results for my reproductive health. Before getting treatments with Junko, I had been diagnosed with endometriosis and my husband and I were experiencing repeated failed attempts to get pregnant for almost a year.

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Junko helped regulate my cycle and conceive!

I went to Yinstill and saw Junko weekly in an effort to regulate my hormones and cycles when my husband and I were trying to conceive. Her warm and professional demeanour made me feel comfortable from the start (important as I had never been to acupuncture before) and it was relieving to have someone to talk to along our fertility journey. Very quickly my cycles became more regular and within a few months I was pregnant!

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Gentle care, from IVF transfer day and throughout my pregnancy

I began seeing Harris in August of 2012 while undergoing IVF. I knew immediately upon meeting him that he would help me in my fertility journey. I am certain that his treatments helped me become and stay pregnant, something I was beginning to think would never happen. Not only does Harris go above and beyond in terms of gentle care during acupuncture treatments, but he also takes as much time as you need to discuss your concerns,

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A true asset to the birthing community

I worked with Harris through the whole pregnancy cycle: conception through post-partum.

I first sought treatment with Harris after a couple years of trying to conceive. At my first appointment Harris began to share his wealth of knowledge about conception and I received my first acupuncture treatment. After just a few sessions, I learned I was pregnant. We were thrilled.

Near the end of my pregnancy I returned to Harris to prepare my body for childbirth.

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