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Fertility Friday: The Dreaded IVF 2 Week Wait..

Today I wanted to write a little about my experience with patients doing IVF and their 2 week wait. Where for some its the worst 2 weeks of their lives.... And for others it becomes the most amazing two weeks. How can so many people have so many different experience [...]

Mind Body Weekend

Beep Beep Beep Beep Beep Beep Beep……. Your kidding me its already 6.10am…. Beep Beep Beep….. Damn it……. As I ungracefully crawl from underneath the bed covers… 6.30… In the car one eye opened, the other half open, half asleep… I definitely need a cursing jar for mornings like this…. [...]

Fertility Friday – A day at Sims IVF

Fertility Friday, is our new weekly blog series where someone from the fertility team shares information about their work, fertility, assisted conception and everything in between. So today its my turn... :-) It was 9pm on a Thursday night, before I finished in my clinic. It was one [...]

Fertility Family Series – Maya Massage

This post is part of our 'Fertility Family series', which will feature a different Fertility Friend who takes a topic once a month. It's like our "employee of the month" but less "of the employee". :-) Louise is an amazing Fertility therapist who specialise in Maya Massage. What is Maya [...]

Fertility Family Series – Babies Please

This post is part of our 'Fertility Family series', which will feature a different Fertility Authors take a topic once a month. It's like our "employee of the month" but less "of the employee". :-) Anne-Marie is the blogging author at BabiesPlease. We love her work as she writes from [...]

Sims.ie Fertility Clinic opens in Cork.

We are really excited at Aculife Clinic to announce that we are linking with Ireland’s leading Reproductive Medicine clinic Sims IVF ( www.sims.ie ), to offer fertility Acupuncture to their patients undergoing treatment. Its an exciting new future for couples in Cork who are trying to conceive.I see this as a unique venture [...]

I’m not ovulating. Can I get pregnant…

Anovulation means lack of ovulation. Ovulation, which is the release of an egg from the ovary, must happen in order to achieve pregnancy, it occurring in up to 40% of woman who are defined with explained infertility. When a woman is anovulatory, she can not get pregnant, without ovulation there [...]

Finding a Great acupuncturist in Cork or anywhere in the world!!!!

So this morning I was at work and got a call from a new patient. After a few minutes she asked me a question that comes up once and a while. How good are you? I have to admit Its always been a tough question for me to answer. But [...]

Your Hormones in Balance… FSH, LH, Progesterone

Fertility Speak, Learn the language Just like a foreign language, we need to learn ‘Fertility Speak’ it is its own unique language with so many different terms that need to be learnt. At the start its going to seem overwhelming, and you may feel that it will never come together, [...]

Learning about your Menstrual Cycle…… :-)

For us in Aculife Acupuncture Cork, there are 4 phases, that we break the cycle into. We have the Follicular Phase and the Luteal Phase. Within those two phases there is a further breakdown. Menstrual phase, post menstrual phase, ovulation phase, implantation phase and then the pre menstrual if there [...]

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