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The HRC Fertility Blog is a resource for patients and those seeking infertility related issues and articles. Check back often or subscribe to this blog as it is changed weekly by the HRC staff.

Dr. Diana Chavkin Discusses Yoga and Fertility


By Dr. Diana Chavkin

Unfortunately, stress and infertility seem to go hand in hand. Both the inability to conceive and infertility treatments can be stressful.

Though the scientific research is not conclusive about the exact nature of the stress and infertility connection, infertility providers realize that reducing stress is essential for the holistic patient care and a more satisfying patient experience. Giving patients tools to reduce stress can have tangible physical effects while also being emotionally empowering. We often recommend yoga prior to beginning fertility treatment as an excellent stress buster.

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Eat Your Way to Improved Fertility

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Patients often ask whether their eating habits are affecting their fertility. There is evidence to suggest that modifying your diet may be a natural, low-cost option to improve your chances of conceiving, especially if you have certain infertility diagnoses, such as irregular ovulation and PCOS, or are undergoing IVF.

The Nurse's Health Study (NHS), one of the largest investigations conducted on female health habits, has provided clinicians with important information about the effect of diet on a women's reproductive system.

Why diet can have a positive or negative impact on fertility

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Happy Holidays to all from HRC Fertility of Rancho Cucamonga!


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Music and the Unborn Baby

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By Dara Blaker, radio and media personality

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Keeping a Blended Family Together Despite Infertility


by Jennifer Bright Reich

18 percent. According to the US Census Bureau, thats the percentage of children with two parents living in a blended family.

            If “typical” families feel stressed on a daily basis then blending of two families can be stress X exponential factors!

            “People expect re-marriage and combining families to be a honeymoon and go really well and often they are surprised when it doesnt,” says Ava Parnass, MSN, CS, a child psychotherapist. “Blending a family can take five years.”  

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