Fertility News and Research Update
InfertilityBlues.com e-Publication August 2004

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Fertility News

Fertility Research

Nutritional Tip

Stress Relief Humor

Mind Body Store



The month of August is a wake-up call that the summer is winding down and the fall is soon approaching. Now is a good time to think about how you would like to spend the remaining days of what, for many, is the most relaxing time of year. Consider using this slower paced time to begin to take better care of yourself. August can be the month that you initiate your journey to self-nurturance.

Infertility is often a crisis for those people going through it. It can be draining emotionally, physically, and spiritually. In order to continue to pursue future medical interventions with the greatest chance of success, it is in your best interest to be as refreshed as possible.

Self-nurturance is a way to fill-up your energy tanks. It is also a way to help reduce some of the emotional distress (such as sadness and anxiety) that accompanies infertility. Acts of self-nurturance do not have to take a lot of time, nor do they have to cost a great deal of money. Just let your imagination run wild as you begin to explore the various things that make you feel good again.

Here are a few things that people find nurturing: taking a walk outside, taking a yoga class, doing something with your hands (e.g., making pottery, crafts, etc.), getting a manicure and/or pedicure, escaping to the movies. Create your own list and then commit to doing at least one self-nurturing thing each day. It will make a difference but you have to do it on a regular basis to reap the rewards. Let me know about your experience! Best of luck. Gayle D. Crespy, Psy.D. Program Director

Mind Body Forum, News & Information ....

This newsletter is designed to provide you with the latest fertility news and research so that you can make the most informed decisions. We carefully select items that are of special interest for those dealing with infertility issues and who want to know more about Mind Body techniques. It is sincerely hoped that this letter will be of great use to you.

  • Fertility News
  • Newsweek Examines Experimental Egg Freezing Procedure, Profiles Cryopreservation Company Extend Fertility (7/28/04, Kaiser Network News)

    The pointed alternative (7/28/04, The Huddersfield Daily Examiner)

    New Fertility Procedure Increases Chances For Pregnancy (7/19/04, WNBC News)

    Depressed Pregnant Women More Likely To Give Birth to Premature, Low-Birthweight Infants (7/19/04, Kaiser Network News)

    Immune System Linked to Miscarriage (7/1/04, Health Day News)

    More News...
  • Fertility Research
  • Obesity is associated with increased risk of first trimester and recurrent miscarriage: matched case–control study (Human Reproduction, Vol. 19, No. 7, Pages: 1644- 1646, July 2004)

    On the frequency of intercourse around ovulation: evidence for biological influences (Human Reproduction, Vol. 19, No. 7, Pages: 1539-1543, July 2004)

    More Research...
  • Nutritional Tip
  • Drinking Alcohol - Alcohol consumption can negatively affect your chances of becoming pregnant. Research indicates that drinking alcoholic beverages can decrease your chances for successful conception and implantation. Maria Biasucci-Vianna, MS, Nutritionist

  • Stress Relief Humor
  • You know you're stressed-out when -- someone says have a nice day and you say you have other plans.

  • Mind Body Store
  • After receiving many requests over the past few years to recommend Mind Body books, relaxation tapes, and videos, we decided to put together our Mind Body Store.

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