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RESEARCH, RESOURCES, + HELPFUL LINKS

Useful Links

Wemoon - Washable Reusable Pads free from plastics & pesticides

https://wemoon.com.au/

 

MCA online - a large range of menstrual cups, an alternative to pads and tampons.

https://www.menstrualcupsaustraliaonline.com.au/shop/

 

Low Tax Life

Info on how to reduce your exposure to toxic substances in the home for healthy hormones, healthy kids & healthy planet.

https://www.yourlowtoxlife.com/go-low-tox/

 

Guided Relaxation & Meditations

 

Mind the Bump

Mind the Bump is a free Mindfulness Meditation App to help individuals and couples support their mental and emotional wellbeing in preparation for having a baby and becoming a new parent.

http://www.mindthebump.org.au/

 

Circle and Bloom

Relaxation programs specifically designed for those trying to conceive. There are programs available for those trying to conceive naturally and using IVF.

https://circlebloom.com/

 

Be Fertile

Soothing and Calm relaxations to support your conception, IVF, pregnancy, breastfeeding and sleep.

http://befertile.com.au/

 

Local Resources & Health Practitioners

The Birth House & Holistic Midwifery

Bronwyn Moir

49 Leycester St, Lismore

http://holisticmidwifery.com.au/

Placenta Encapsulation, Pregnancy Massage, Ante Natal Education & Doula

Kirrah Stewart

Traditional Wisdom

http://www.traditionalwisdom.com.au/

 

Byron Pregnancy Support Group

Tuesday morning group at the Red Tent

https://www.facebook.com/groups/441599489201558/

 

Calm Birth & Doula

Heli Murray

Loving Birth

http://www.helimurray-lovingbirth.com.au/calmbirth.html

 

Hypnobirthing

Joyce Bucholtz

Trance And

https://www.tranceand.com.au

 

Lactation Consultant & Post Natal Doula

Victoria Peake

http://www.postnatalangels.com.au/

 

Australia Breastfeeding Association

Mullumbimby Group

https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/local/nsw/mullumbimby-nsw

 

Osteopaths

Bimbi Grey

Bangalow Health Care

18 Granuaille St, Bangalow

ph 6687 1331

 

Julie Streckfaus

Bangalow Health Care

18 Granuaille St, Bangalow

ph 6687 1331

 

Research

Natural Fertility

Most women seeking assistance at assisted reproductive technology clinics attempt timed intercourse within the fertile window of the menstrual cycle. However, few accurately identify this window, suggesting that poor fertility-awareness may be a contributing cause of infertility.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2012.06095.x/abstract

 

Depression in Pregnancy

The acupuncture protocol specifically designed for depression in this study demonstrated a response rate that was clinically meaningful and comparable to that of standard care within a similar timeframe. The attempt to blind acupuncture treatment providers through separating clinical diagnosis from acupuncture treatment was not successful, with the treatment expectations for the treating acupuncturists found to be significantly lower in the treatment not specifically designed for depression

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20177281

 

PCOS

Acupuncture for ovulation induction in polycystic ovary syndrome: a randomized controlled trial

“We conclude that repeated acupuncture treatments resulted in higher ovulation frequency in lean/overweight women with PCOS and were more effective than just meeting with the therapist.

http://ajpendo.physiology.org/content/304/9/E934.short

 

PCOS

Repeated Acupuncture Treatments Increases Whole Body Glucose Uptake and Decrease Circulating Testosterone in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

“five weeks of acupuncture treatment with combined manual and electrical stimulation of the needles improves whole body glucose uptake and decreases circulating Hba1c and androgens in overweight women with PCOS” http://press.endocrine.org/doi/abs/10.1210/endo-meetings.2015.RE.7.THR-099

 

Chinese Herbal Medicine in the management of female infertility

“Our review suggests that management of female infertility with Chinese Herbal Medicine can improve pregnancy rates 2-fold within a 4 month period compared with Western Medical fertility drug therapy or IVF. Assessment of the quality of the menstrual cycle, integral to TCM diagnosis, appears to be fundamental to successful treatment of female infertility.”

http://www.complementarytherapiesinmedicine.com/article/S0965-2299(11)00129-4/abstract?cc=y

 

Acupressure in Labour

Effect of LI4 and BL32 acupressure on labor pain and delivery outcome in the first stage of labor in primiparous women: A randomized controlled trial.

“Acupressure on BL32 and LI4 points are effective in reducing labor pain compared to control group with a slight superiority for BL32 points. Acupressure on these points could apply for relief pain in labor as an inexpensive and easy to administered method.”

 

Acupuncture for IVF

Effects of acupuncture on rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilisation: systematic review and meta-analysis

“Current preliminary evidence suggests that acupuncture given with embryo transfer improves rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilisation.”

http://www.bmj.com/content/336/7643/545

 

Moxibustion for Breech presentation

“Moxibustion at acupuncture point BL67 is effective and safe to correct non-vertex presentation when used between 33 and 35 weeks of gestation.”

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23249535

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