National Infertility Awareness Week

Resolve to know more

It is 25th annual National Infertility Awareness Week. This year, the patient advocacy organization, RESOLVE, is asking everyone to resolve to know more about all things fertility related. Infertility affects up to 1 in 6 couples in the US. This is a major public issue for which more research is clearly needed to help us understand how best to support you in reaching your goals. Right now, we know that acupuncture and Chinese medicine can be very effective to support and improve your fertility by:

Regulating hormones

Improving ovulation

Improving In Vitro Fertilization and Intrauterine Insemination outcomes

Improving uterine lining thickness

Improve sperm in men

Improving the stress, anxiety, and depression often associated with fertility struggles

Speaking of stress, sometimes it is our closest allies who inadvertently say or do things that just do not help the situation. For you (and for them), here are some additional resources to help you cope with insensitive family members or friends. Feel free to share them.

And, if you are looking for some resources to help you better understand what you can do to help yourself or to learn more, look here.

As a health professional that regularly works with those trying to conceive, I wanted to close this post with this pledge. I, too, resolve to know more about fertility, coping, and strategies to enhance fertility and improve birth outcomes in those yearning to build families. I am also committed to staying abreast of the most recent research, clinical practice techniques, and developing relationships with community partners, so that I may better support you in your journey.

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About lhrubin

I am a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine specializing in fertility, adjuvant IVF support, general women’s health, and pelvic pain. I am also a clinical researcher and academic. You can read more about me and my work in my bio