Back in August I talked a little about my very unpleasant appointments with one of the reproductive endocrinologists (REs) I saw this year. What I haven’t shared is the wonderful RE experience I had over the last couple of months with a different one. It may sound harsh, but I’m going to refer to these two as Dr. Good and Dr. Bad. Because some of these REs really do their patients a disservice and deserve to have their motives questioned…. Read more »

*Updated on 8 Jan, 2014* MTHFR, along with other gene mutations and heredity factors, can present special problems in pregnancy and reproduction. This is not to say that if you have these mutations you should be alarmed; many women with MTHFR mutations have multiple successful pregnancies before they even find out that they have these mutations. But if you’re already aware of your genetic status, it would be highly beneficial to take special precautions to ensure a successful pregnancy and… Read more »

I used to be a non-believer. Having read an article somewhere about the explosion of acupuncture services with no proven evidence that they even work, I’d dismissed it as just another fad. Then I met one of my now closest friends. She’s an accomplished Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) doctor with a lovely clinic in Charlotte. About two years later, after trying unsuccessfully to conceive for a few months, I reconsidered. My friend had a lot of success treating her patients’… Read more »