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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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Dawit Assefa, L.Ac, MAOM, FABORM

Sleep & Infertility

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Adequate and quality sleep is paramount to good health. I think many of us know this instinctively, but we still refuse to do it. I always give the analogy of charging your cell phone when it goes to sleep. If you just use it all the time and don’t charge it, then it wont work.…

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Dawit Assefa, L.Ac, MAOM, FABORM

Male Factory Fertility

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Current standards for male fertility are defined as the following: – Volume should be 1.5 – 5 ml (millilitre) – Sperm count should be greater than 15-20 million sperm/ml – Motility greater than 50% (more than half should move optimally) – Morphology greater than 4% Sperm counts have dropped and continue to drop every generation.…

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