Category Archives : Pregnancy & Post Partum

Another Study Showing Benefits of Probiotics During Pregnancy

From British Journal of Dermatology Background: Previous reports have suggested that certain probiotics given to mothers and children at risk of atopy halves the incidence of atopic dermatitis (AD) at two years of age. Objectives: The purpose of this trial was to examine if probiotics given to pregnant women in a non-selected population could prevent […]

Acupuncture Shown To Be Beneficial For Pregnancy Depression

Research published last week out of Stanford University concluded that acupuncture is an effective treatment for depression during pregnancy. This was reported in Science Daily. In our clinical practice we certainly find that women who get regular treatments during pregnancy report a much greater well being.   Certainly we’ve helped women stay off anti-depressant medication, which […]

Improving ‘Poor Egg Quality’

Chinese Medicine which includes acupuncture, herbal medicine and nutrition can often treat conditions concerning poor egg quality. Often when a woman is labeled with poor egg quality they have other signs of poor circulation such as cold extremities, low energy and maybe skin conditions. Most often the cause does not lie with the eggs, but […]

Probiotics Given to Pregnant Women and Nursing Mom's Reduces Incidence of Eczema in Offspring

There are several studies showing that maternal diet plays an important role in the health of offspring: Vegetables are beneficial to fetal growth Fish oil during pregnancy can reduce asthma in offspring Fish oil during pregnancy and lactation reduces risk of infant allergies Fast food negates breast feeding benefit An interesting study was just published […]