How to Reframe the Stress of Infertility

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Infertility presents women and their partners with various stresses constantly — yet, knowing how to reframe those stresses makes a tremendous difference, not only in your outcome, but also in how you get beyond this challenging time in life. Consider the following 10 scenarios and their matching reframes. Think if you’ve been in a similar scenario yourself before, … Read more

How to Improve Egg Quality Naturally – What Your Egg Cells Need

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Learning how to improve egg quality naturally can be as easy as applying a metaphor to your fertility journey: Just like seeds in soil, your egg cells have an innate wisdom. The passive egg cell asserts herself simply by being patient. She waits for the most optimal conditions before being released from the follicle, because … Read more

Picture This: 3 New Roles to Embody when Trying to Conceive with Infertility

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When you’re trying to conceive with infertility, appointments, lab tests, procedures, and hormone injections require so much energy and commitment, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the process. That’s why one of our favorite tools at The Seed Program is the practice of envisioning yourself in one of 3 new roles based on where you … Read more

How to Heal Infertility: Understanding the 4 Phases of Your Menstrual Cycle

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It’s vital when learning how to heal infertility that you understand what’s happening in your body during each week of a typical menstrual cycle – even if (and especially if) you’re doing IVF, or are having trouble ovulating. Knowing what’s “optimal,” how your cycle works, and having tools to work with along the fertility journey is … Read more

The Future of Fertility Is Integrative

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This weekend I had the honor of presenting my experience of Fertility Success Achieved, both personally and professionally, to a community of medical professionals at Yo San University’s Reproductive Medicine Symposium. The overall message of the day from the 11 speakers was that patient outcomes improve drastically through the integration of Eastern + Western medicine. … Read more

The Seed Program Celebrates 8 Years of Successful Pregnancies

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That’s me, pregnant and teaching The Seed Program as a live workshop, inside the lobby of California Fertility Partners in Los Angeles eight years ago. Given my successful track record of helping infertile patients, the doctors at CFP agreed to have me teach a class describing how I assisted in the successful pregnancies for over 1,000 patients and subsequently optimized my own formerly-infertile … Read more

Using Meditation to Improve Your Fertility

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Women trying to conceive have a lot of nervous energy, making the thought of sitting still seem unnerving. Even when stillness is exactly what’s needed, it can be hard to find the time or willpower to disengage from the world of fertility chatrooms and social media, to go within and align with your “higher self.” That’s … Read more

5 Tips to Make Your IVF a Success

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If you’re looking for IVF success tips, you’ve come to the right place. Not only do we have an entire course on this topic (click here for more info), but Seed founder Danica Thornberry, L.Ac. has years of experience working with women and doctors regularly to ensure a patient’s IVF success rate is as high … Read more

This Will Change The Way You Think About Your Fertility

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When you want to learn something new or do something you’ve never done before, you open your mind to learning all you can. You buy books, you take classes, and you seek out experts who can help you reach your goal. Let’s face it. Many of you may have met your partner after delving into personal-discovery … Read more

An Affordable Infertility Treatment Option

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“I need support, not another thing to buy.” A very frustrated infertility patient said this to me earlier this week in her acupuncture session. It really resonated with me. Given the billions of dollars women throw at infertility, is it really about affordability, or was this woman’s angry cry for “support” an indication of how frustrated … Read more

6 True Story Videos From The Seed Program

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Sometimes we need to see how other women have made it through harrowing times. How grateful I am that the following 6 women, who once appeared at my office having no reason to believe that a new set of food guidelines and some new thinking would actually turn their situation around, volunteered their very personal … Read more

3 Secret Ways You May Be Blocking Your Fertility

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So much of the information available for women on how to get pregnant focuses on the best vitamin supplements to take (i.e. CoQ10, Folate & Prenatal) and the list of foods to avoid (caffeine, sugar, alcohol, gluten, heavy mercury fish, etc). But once you make a trip to the health food store for vitamins, green juice and … Read more

The Best Way to Prevent Infertility

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1 in 8 couples are diagnosed with infertility in the United States. If you’ve found your way here and are reading this, chances are you have friends or family who have struggled to conceive, often facing big challenges (emotional, physical and financial) in order to fulfill their dream of becoming parents. If you’ve heard this statistic … Read more

How Nurturing Others Helps You Become More Fertile

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Whether you believe it was true for your mother or not, the role of “mother” reveals our innate ability to nurture others, and therefore holds the key to healing certain fertility blocks. Inside The Seed Program, we teach women a concept called “The Spirit of a Mother” and help students become more aware of how they already embody important characteristics of a mother. … Read more