New Fertility Treatments use Traditional Chinese Medicine

Combining Traditional Chinese Medicine With New Fertility Treatments Increases Pregnancy Rates

Lorne Brown Dr. TCM, clinical director of the Acubalance Wellness Centre, will discuss recent research on Chinese Medicine and fertility, as well as a new study on how CoQ10 may improve egg quality, in a free public talk entitled “Age and Fertility: Can You Turn Back the Reproductive Clock?” on February 7, 2012, at the Pekoe Tea Lounge in Vancouver.


There Are So Many Prenatal Vitamins Out There. What Do You Really Need?

Pamela Nathan recommends that pregnant women take prenatal vitamins, as its difficult to get all the necessary nutritional support from food alone during pregnancy. Don’t think that it’s a replacement for a healthy diet.

Prenatal Vitamins


Pregnancy and Prenatal Vitamins

What are prenatal vitamins?
For a mother's health, and the health of her baby, she is advised to take so-called ‘prenatal vitamins’ during pregnancy. These are specially formulated multivitamins that make up for any nutritional deficiencies in the mother's diet. While the supplements contain numerous vitamins and minerals, their folic acid, iron, and calcium content are especially important.



Antidepressants during pregnancy increase risk of sponaneous abortion.

Canadian researchers report that taking antidepressants during pregnancy increases the risk of spontaneous abortions by about two-thirds, . The increased risk was greatest with the family of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), especially paroxetine and venlafaxine, and when more than one family of drugs were used.



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