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Dawit Assefa, L.Ac, MAOM, FABORM

The Infertility Epidemic

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Today, infertility affects 20% of North American couples. Infertility is becoming an epidemic and their are many reasons for it. One, people are waiting much later to get married and have children. According to Western Medicine, ovaries begin to decline at age 32. So a woman’s optimal childbearing years are from 16-32. Of course, women…

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Dawit Assefa, L.Ac, MAOM, FABORM

Understanding Your Hormones

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This is for the laywoman or layman to understand the basic workings of the female reproductive system. After bleeding, FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) will prepare 10-20 eggs to mature in each ovary. Each egg is encased in a follicle. These follicles produce estrogen. A woman’s estrogen levels gradually rise until hitting a threshold, then there…

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Dawit Assefa, L.Ac, MAOM, FABORM

Fertility Education

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I honestly feel that women must be educated about their menstrual cycles in order to improve their chances of conception. A great book to help women understand their cycles is “Taking Charge of Your Fertility” by Toni Weschler, MPH. I believe every woman should read this book. I’m just going to highlight key points that…

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Dawit Assefa, L.Ac, MAOM, FABORM

Optimal Time for Conception

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The following information is only for those having trouble conceiving. This would be the case if the woman or man are older. It is also for men having issues like low sperm count, poor motility and poor morphology. This information will also help women with less than adequate cervical fluid. Ovulation timing, optimal time of…

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