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

in this issue

Reduce Clutter,
Reduce Stress

Fertility News

Fertility Research

Nutritional Tip

Fertility Yoga

Mind Body Store


Reduce Clutter,
Reduce Stress

September marks the end of summer and the beginning of fall. It is a great time to get organized and simplify your life. The goal is twofold: One, to reduce some of the exhaustion that we face from juggling too many things at once. Two: to create enough time so that we can enjoy life without feeling guilty that something is being overlooked, which only adds stress to our already stressed-out lives.

Try these tips for reducing the clutter of paper and other things in your house. To streamline the paper clutter, try sorting your mail as soon as you walk into the house. Immediately put junk mail into the recycling bin. Put catalogs and magazines directly into the rooms where they can be leisurely read. Place all other mail (bills, correspondences) into an "in" basket that you can sort through during the week. Then, either respond to the piece of mail, file it, or throw it out.

Instead of trying to consolidate, rearrange, or organize your things, just try to get rid of them whenever possible to reduce the other clutter in your house. Start by going through your house, room by room. Toss anything that you don't need or haven't used in the last few years. This is especially true of clothing. Get rid of all the clothing that used to fit when you were younger, thinner, etc.

Try to change the way that you think about the process of reducing clutter: Instead of seeing it as losing something, try to view it as gaining time for more important things in life. Reducing the chaos in our day-to-day experiences provides us with the time and the where-withal to generate the physical, emotional, and spiritual energies to find pleasure and meaning in life.

Let me know about your experience!

Best of luck,
Gayle D. Crespy, Psy.D.
Program Director

Mind Body Infertility Program ....

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
  • Weight Loss Helps Women with Ovulation Problem (8/26/04, Reuters News)

    A Look At Fertility Retreats (8/25/04, CBS News)

    Pins & needles [Acupuncture] (8/23/04, Chicago Sun-Times)

    Egg Beaters [Test Assessing Ovarian Reserve] (8/12/04, ABC News.com)

    Old Remedies, New Use: Couples Try Alternative Therapies to Conceive a Baby (8/5/04, ABCNNews.com)

    Philadelphia Inquirer Profiles 'Fledgling' Field of Egg Cryopreservation (8/3/04, Kaiser News Network)

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  • Fertility Research
  • Ovarian stimulation by concomitant administration of cetrorelix acetate and HMG following Diane-35 pre-treatment for patients with polycystic ovary syndrome: a prospective randomized study (Human Reproduction, Vol. 19, Iss. 9, Pages: 1993- 2000, 2004)

    Surgical treatment for tubal disease in women due to undergo in vitro fertilisation (The Cochrane Library, Iss. 3, 2004)

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  • Nutritional Tip
  • Pernicious anemia has been associated with female infertility. This form of anemia is caused by an inability to absorb vitamin B 12. Vitamin B 12 is naturally found in foods of animal origin. These foods include meat, dairy products and eggs. Try this breakfast frittata to help meet your vitamin B 12 requirements!

    Ingredients: 1 cup chopped tomato; 1 cup cooked small elbow pasta; 1/4 tsp pepper; 3 large eggs lightly beaten; 2 tsp of olive oil; 1/2 cup chopped onion; 1 1/2 cups diced zucchini; 1/2 cup shredded part- skim mozzerella cheese.

    Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine macaroni with eggs and stir well. Saute onion in olive oil in a non-stick skillet until transparent. Add zucchini and saute for 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and saute for 3 minutes. Stir in macaroni mixture; spread evenly in the bottom of the skillet. Cook until it almost sets. Wrap the handle of the skillet in aluminum foil and place in in the oven. Bake for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese and bake an additional minute until the cheese melts.
    - Maria Biasucci-Vianna, MS, Nutritionist

  • Fertility Yoga
  • Introducing Fertility Yoga with Monica Morell. This fertility yoga video is a deeply relaxing and therapeutic yoga practice for all levels. In this easy- to-follow 50 minute therapeutic yoga practice, Monica leads you through a series of yoga poses (asanas) which will tap into your potential for fertility wellness.

    This New Video is Now Available ...
  • 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.

    Visit the Mind Body Store...
    Phone Number: 914.584.4460

    Behavioral Management Infertility Program | 10 Rye Ridge Plaza | Suite 107 | Rye Brook | NY | 10573


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