About the Book

“Welcome! We are so glad that you have found us. Our mission is to help every person (male or female) maximize their fertility by getting as healthy as possible. Our goal is not just a successful pregnancy but also a healthy baby. We want to affect the health of the next generation by enhancing the health of their parents to be.

This easy to read guide to maximizing your fertility has at home tips for every body type! Stephanie Gianarelli, LAc, FABORM and Lora Shahine, MD, FACOG have written Planting the Seeds of Pregnancy to help couple’s maximize their fertility potential and demystify fertility treatment, both western and eastern, with easy to understand descriptions and explanations. This is a great resource for anyone attempting or planning to start trying to have a baby!

You can buy the book on Amazon and on iTunes.

Practitioners who want to buy the book in bulk can email us at acupuncturenw@gmail.com.

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Here’s a peek inside the book:

Table of Contents

Forward: by Judy Kimelman, MD, FACOG…………………………………………………………..4

Preface: by Lora Shahine, MD, FACOG………………………………………………………………5

Introduction: by Stephanie Gianarelli, LAc, FABORM …………………………………………..8

Chapter One: Traditional Chinese Medicine: Overview and Use in Fertility Care………….11

Chapter Two: Building Your Baby Bank Account with Traditional Chinese Medicine…….17

Chapter Three: The Four Pillars of Fertility Enhancement …………………………………….25

Chapter Four: Fertility Enhancing Supplements and the Science Behind Improving Egg Quality…………………………………………………………………………………………………….36

Chapter Five: Optimizing Natural Conception……………………………………………………56

Chapter Six: Your First Acupuncture Treatment…………………………………………………65

Chapter Seven: Assisted Reproductive Technology: The Western Approach to Fertility Treatment……………………………………………………………………………………………….69

Chapter Eight: TCM Fertility Enhancement for ART……………………………………………83

Chapter Nine: I’m Pregnant! Now What?…………………………………………………………87

Appendix One: What is Your Chinese Medicine Diagnosis? ………………………………….96

Appendix Two: TCM Dietary Guidelines………………………………………………………….104

Appendix Three: Understanding Your Digestion Through The Middle Burner…………..106

Appendix Four: The Issue of Pesticides and Chinese Herbal Medicine……………………108

Appendix Five: Finding Your Fertility Care Providers ………………………………………..110

Glossary of Terms and Acronyms ………………………………………………………………..113

Research, Sources and Additional Information ……………………………………………….118

About The Authors ………………………………………………………………………………….136

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