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Chat Bytes: Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Treatments for Infertility.

 Mike Berkley, L.Ac., FABORM is the founder and director of The Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness. Mike is licensed and acupuncture board-certified in New York State and also certified in Chinese herbology by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

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Happy 25th to INCIID

Challenge: The photo below of twins is just one example of what INCIID's outreach in the form of information and our National IVF Scholarship provides to consumers.

May 6th National Nurses Day

May 6th is National Nurses Day. Thank you to all the nurses everywhere!

 

 

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Corona Funk

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I've already knitted an afghan blanket for everyone I know and love who can still fog up a mirror.  Yeah, there's the book-club book, staring at me from the coffee table.  Of course, if you wanna eat, there's always the obligatory trip to the supermarket, and from the supermarket to the stove.

Dealing with the Stress of the Holidays

The stress of the holidays is a topic that has appeared with regularity in articles and newsletters since 1979 when I began working as a psychotherapist with infertility patients. Rightfully so. Infertility is demanding and stressful. The Holidays are demanding and stressful. And in this case, one plus one equals way more than 2.

Avoiding Toxins During Pregnancy

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Pregnancy is what we strive for but with a history of infertility and miscarriage, it can be one of the scariest times in a couple's life. Environmental factors play a big role in the development of the baby. Here are some toxins to avoid and some tips on how to avoid them

Mental Health and Starting a Family: A Guide

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Mental Health and Starting a Family: A Guide

Starting a family is a life-changing experience which many people aspire to at some point in their life. Having a child truly is a miraculous experience which has the power to change everything, both regarding your life and regarding you as a person.

Why Refusing to Wear a Mask Is Not ADA Protected

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We’re all living through COVID-19 and some of us are more vulnerable than others. I’m hearing more and more accounts of individuals claiming their “access rights” under the ADA are being violated because they refuse to put on a mask.
 

So to set the record straight and as a person who has a child with multiple disabilities, I am going to explain the 99.9% of those who won’t wear a mask are not entitled to accuse businesses of violating the “ADA”.

​Back to School During a Pandemic: What you should consider.

Should I send my child to school: What you should consider.

 

Fairfax County Public Schools signFor more than a decade, I was a resource and self-contained special education teacher in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), one of the largest school systems in the United States. One of my two children is currently enrolled in the FCPS system.

How Has The Nursing Profession Evolved And Where Is It Headed?

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Nurses are essential components of a functioning healthcare system and have been for some time. However, it is only within the last couple of centuries that nursing has been recognized as the profession we know today.

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