Miscarriage

Chinese Medicine & Infertility

Chinese Herbal Medicine & Infertility Research Review By Dr. Pamela Frank, BSc(Hons), ND A new meta-analysis compared Western medicine treatment to Chinese Herbal Medicine with respect to mean pregnancy rates.  Forty randomized controlled trials involving 4247 women with infertility were included in this systematic review, including women with PCOS, endometriosis, anovulation, fallopian tube blockage, or unexplained […]

Miscarriage

Short Follicular Phase

What is a short follicular phase? The follicular phase is the first half of the cycle from day one of your period to ovulation.  A healthy follicular phase would be 13-15 days. While the majority of fertility patients I see have problems with luteal phase defects, there are also many women who have a short […]

Miscarriage

How to Treat Endometriosis

Severe, Debilitating Endometriosis In seeing one of my endometriosis patients this afternoon I’m reminded of just how severe this condition can be.  I first saw her years ago when her lungs were collapsing with each period.  Let me repeat that, her lungs were collapsing with her periods!  It’s a condition called catamenial pneumothorax.  It’s caused […]