Webinar --- Coping with the Holidays with Alice Domar, Ph.D.

A webinar is an educational module of a live event. This particular webinar is a discussion on coping with the holidays presented by Alice Domar, Ph.D. of the Mind Body Institute at Boston IVF.

The Use of Herbal Medicine while undergoing ART By Anca Sira, Dipl. Ac, L.Ac.

There are many herbs that are used for treating fertility and herbal medicine may improve the success rate of ART

Yoga and Infertility by Leslie Daly

Yoga is a practice about connecting with oneself. It is about clearing the space - physically and mentally - to experience the prana, or life force, already present within you. Yogis believe that illness and suffering (douka) is in part caused by obstructions in our bodies and minds. Happiness (souka), on the other hand, is literally translated as "unobstructed space". Hatha yoga practice, with the intention of increasing fertility, focuses on clearing space in the reproductive environment so that more prana and breath (and oxygenated blood) can move into the system.

Acupunture and IVF by Brian Acacio, M.D.

An old Chinese proverb states, “A flower cannot blossom without sunshine.” The same holds true with fertility. Chinese medicine emphasizes the proper conditions for a successful and healthy pregnancy. This is where Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can play a very important role in improving IVF outcomes.

Mind Body Links

Suggested links to mind body information

IVIg for ART and Implantation Failure Controversy by Geoffrey Sher, M.D.

An essay by Geoffrey Sher, M.D.

Intravenous Immunoglobulin for Treatment of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Carolyn B. Coulam. Lois Krysa, J. Jaroslav Stern, and Maria Bustillo Key words: Recurrent spontaneous abortion. intravenous immunoblobulin, immunotherapy

IVIg Safety

Read about safety concerns and what the CDC and FDA have to say about the use of prescribed IVIg.

IVIg Trial

A 1995 study evaluating the efficacy of intravenous immunoglobulin for treatment of individuals experiencing unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss.

Embryo Interaction May Be Key to Diagnosis and Treatment of Immunological Implantation Failure by Geoffrey Sher, M.D.

Recently there has been recognition that implanting embryos engage in a “cross talk” allowing it to develop unhindered in the uterus rather than be rejected. The embryo, upon arrival in the uterus, relays its desire to enter into a “dialogue” with the endometrial immune system. What this might mean to implantation is discussed by Geoffrey Sher,M.D.

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