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Egg Freezing 2010 A Practical Update on the State of the Art by Carlene Elsner, M.D.

Interst in freezing and storing gametes (sperm and eggs) for later use is nothing new. By the 1960’s the technology to freeze sperm was reliable enough. So what about freezing eggs?

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The Sounds of Silence

Simon and Garfunkel sang of the “words of the prophets being written on subway walls and tenement halls” and prophetic words being “whispered in the sounds of silence.” As prophets themselves, they sang of “people talking without speaking, people hearing without listening.” This article is an invitation for you to ponder what “vision might have been planted in your brain [which] still remains…within the sound of [your] silence.”

An Intimate Look at Intimacy

Intimacy is a powerful antidote for the many dimensions of the stress of infertility. Intimacy is palliative. Intimacy is satisfying. Intimacy provides comfort. Many if not most couples report that they feel much closer, much more intimate, by the time that their infertility is resolved. But the road to resolution can be filled with potholes.

Surrogacy in the Metropolitan Washington, DC Area by Diane S. Hinson and Linda C. ReVeal

We start with Maryland, which offers the  best protections for the majority of Gestational Carriers and Intended Parents and, indeed, is currently one of the most popular states for Gestational Carrier Surrogacy.

Hormones and Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: Low-­-Dose Effects and Nonmonotonic Dose Responses: A review by Pete Myers

Hormones and Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: 
Low-­-Dose Effects and Nonmonotonic Dose Responses
This FAQ by Pete Myers

TURNING BACK THE REPRODUCTIVE CLOCK: New Science, Old Wisdom By Randine Lewis MSOM, L.Ac., Ph.D.

Regarding the human egg: How old is too old? Perhaps we are asking the wrong question. Remember the psychological argument about nature vs. nurture? Let’s rephrase the topic altogether. How can we help women in their mature reproductive years produce healthy children? I propose that the answer is found in the nature vs. nurture discussion. Nurturing the follicle in the 120 days before ovulation will produce a healthy egg, free of transmutation, free of the need for medical intervention.

Webinar - Fertility Enhancement with Complementary Medicine with Randine Lewis, Ph.D.

A new way of thinking about fertility and in particular infertility.

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.

Thatcher's Thoughts on Aspirin, Endometrium and Paternal Aging

To evaluate the effect of aspirin on infertile women with thin endometrium, 114 women were placed into an aspirin group and 122 women into a nonaspirin group

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