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Fertility

As women, we often don't fully appreciate our fertility and what a powerful gift it is. Our fertility cycle is approximately thirty years. There are several major events in a woman's life when fertility gets noticed. The first is when we decide to become sexually active and need to learn how to avoid pregnancy - until it is a welcomed event. The second is when we would like to conceive. The third is when we are at the end of our fertile years and are transitioning into our final phase as the wise woman. The responsibility for birth control usually falls upon the woman. It is most important to fully consider the risks of hormone based options such as the pill. Do your research and make an informed decision. The fertility awareness method is a wonderful way to learn about our bodies and get men involved too.

If you are trying to conceive it is very important to learn about ovulation and when you are actually fertile. If you are approaching the end of your fertility and still haven't tracked and recorded your ovulations, you should consider it. If you still have periods you might want to do this so you can see what is happening as your body changes. It is all very empowering and exciting! It can give us a whole new way of looking at the changes our bodies go through. If after trying to conceive for a year you have had no luck, then look at the least intervention oriented options first. Fertility clinics use very invasive and expensive procedures often with low success rates. Some experts believe that there are many potential risks including cancer. With the internet, information is at your finger tips. Use it to research your options carefully and always use the least intervention oriented options first as they will be safest. Acupuncture can assist in overcoming fertility problems. It is also a great way to prepare for pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding!

See alphabetical listings below. Please contact the practitioner directly to schedule an appointment or if you have any questions. Be sure to let them know BirthLink sent you!

 

SPOTLIGHT:
"To my patients who are contemplating pregnancy, I suggest that they spend some time meditating and praying together with their partner for guidance around the prospect of having a child. Traditional Tibetan women have always spent time in prayer and meditation before conceiving."
- Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom by Christiane Northrup, MD

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Rae Bouvin DC
Pro-Active Care Physical Medicine
Chicago IL
773-279-9344
www.physicalmedicinechicago.com
drbouvin5@gmail.com
Area Served: Chicago and Suburbs

Offering holistic wellness care for the entire family including primary care, chiropractic, acupuncture, nutrition, massage.  Specialized training in women's health, fertility and holistic pediatrics.  Webster Technique Certified. Pursuing a diplomate from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.

 

Danielle DeCelles

American Back Center

Chicago IL

Two Location with Parking

312-939-4121

www.americanbackcenter.org

info@mpmed.org

Area Served: Chicago

She will listen to concerns and offer expert advice based upon cutting-edge research in nutrition. Then try one of our organic, super-food smoothies or juices and experience how healthy foods feel and taste – free of impurities and full of nutrients in our juice bar.

 

 

 

 

Richard Ezgur DC

Progressive Chiropractic Wellness Center

Chicago IL

773-525-9355

www.progressivechiropractic.com

dre@progressivechiropractic.com

Area Served: Chicago & Suburbs

We treat women with pregnancy related pain, infertility, breech position, natural labor induction, postpartum depression, women & infant health using chiropractic (Webster technique), acupuncture, homeopathy, massage, physical therapy.  Insurance billed.  Free parking.  Evening & weekend hours.

 

Tom Hurrle LAc
Vital Directions
Chicago IL
773-878-7150
www.VitalDirections.com
Tom@VitalDirections.com
Area Served: Chicago & Suburbs

Pediatric Acupuncture, Fertility treatment. Pediatric treatment uses no needles, effective for many complaints of infants and children. Certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. Postgraduate studies in Traditional Japanese Acupuncture, certified by Toyohari Association of Tokyo, Japan. Father of four home births.

 

Rhonda Kantor RN BSN HNC RYT CCE

Global Yoga  and Wellness Center

Bucktown
Chicago IL
773-719-6227
www.globalyogacenter.com
Area Served: Chicago

Yoga Instructor (1996) and Registered Nurse (1991): Yoga Teacher Training completed from the Temple of Kriya Yoga. Owner/Director of Global Yoga Center specializing in Prenatal Yoga, Mom/Baby yoga, Couples Birth & Childbirth education classes. Director of Hatha Yoga and Prenatal Yoga teacher trainings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carly Lockman CHHC

Chicago IL

847-867-2414

www.carlylockman.com

info@carlylockman.com

Area Served: Chicago & Suburbs

I help women to achieve and sustain healthy pregnancies by guiding them to transform their health and lifestyle habits. I also help postpartum women "get their old selves back" by teaching them to balance hormones through realistic diet and lifestyle change.

 

The Nest
Chicago IL
773-267-0248
www.thenestchicago.com
infor@thenestchicago.com
Area Served: Chicago

The Nest is a specialized acupuncture practice focused on general women's health, fertility, pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum and holistic pediatric care. We are the only acupuncture practice in Chicago offering Childbirth Acupuncture; we actively attend labors/births in both home and hospital settings. 

 

Zen Shiatsu Chicago
Evanston IL
847-864-1130
www.zenshiatsuchicago.org
info@zenshiatsuchicago.org
Area Served: Chicago & Suburbs

Gentle and effective Zen Shiatsu therapy for fertility, pregnancy, labor support, postpartum and general well-being. Workshops for expectant parents; Shiatsu Certification Program and Continuing Education for professionals. Call for professional shiatsu appointments, or visit website for dates of classes.

 

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