Pulling Down the Moon - Preparing for Pregnancy

770 N LaSalle Suite 800
Chicago, Illinois 60654
1770 1st Street Suite 400
Highland Park, Illinois 60035

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Trying to conceive naturally: Whether you’ve been trying to conceive for months or are just starting out, our practitioners can help you navigate your cycles and learn how to maximize your efforts. Are you ovulating? Is your luteal phase long enough? These are some of the questions our practitioners can help answer to ensure you are making the most of your month.

Our practitioners may recommend you chart your temperature and will help you read and decipher your basil body temperature (BBT) charts, which can help you confirm if you are in fact ovulating. They may also recommend Chinese herbs, supplements, diet, and lifestyle changes that are customized specifically to you. We can also work simultaneously to address chronic health challenges beyond fertility – including irritable bowel symptoms, migraines, period pain, and digestive issues that many women experience.

Don’t wait for cycle day 1 to book your initial consultation, you can start treatment at any time!

Egg quality: One of the most common questions we get at Pulling Down the Moon is whether holistic treatment can impact/improve egg quality. While age still matters, the thinking around egg quality has evolved over the last decade and a diagnosis of poor egg quality has the potential to change/improve. While no treatment has 100% success rate, holistic treatments like acupuncture, massage, yoga and nutrition counseling work to improve the environment eggs develop within by increasing blood flow, lowering hormonal disruption through stress management and improved sleep, and decreasing inflammation that can impair cell function.

IUI: Now that you have begun assisted therapy with your OB or RE our services are a great compliment to the meds you are taking. Our approach is still the same: we work with you and customize a plan that is tailored to your needs. During your medicated cycle, we are still treating each phase of your cycle, working to support your body’s physical and mental wellbeing. Our practitioners are well versed in the various meds and timing of cycles and use points to not only help stimulate follicle growth and development but to increase blood flow to the uterus to support implantation and healthy pregnancy. We can also work simultaneously to address chronic health challenges beyond fertility – including irritable bowel symptoms, migraines, period pain and digestive issues that many women experience.

IVF support: Now that you have begun treatment with your RE our services are a great compliment to the meds you are taking. Our approach is still the same: we work with you to customize a plan that is tailored to your needs. During your medicated cycle, we are still treating each phase of your cycle, working to support your body’s physical and mental wellbeing. Whether you are doing a fresh transfer or a frozen embryo transfer later our practitioners can work with your cycle and create a plan that aligns with your timeline. Our Practitioners are all versed in the various meds and timing of cycles and use points to not only help stimulate follicle growth and development but to increase blood flow to the uterus to support implantation and healthy pregnancy. We can also work simultaneously to address chronic health challenges beyond fertility – including irritable bowel symptoms, migraines, period pain and digestive issues that many women experience.

Yoga classes for fertility: This six-week class is a journey into the healing powers of Yoga for Fertility and how this practice can help calm and heal the body, clear the mind and lighten the heart. At each class you will learn a series of yoga postures designed to improve fertility by increasing blood flow into the pelvis, releasing stress and anxiety and balancing life energy flow in the body. In addition to this physical practice we make a sequential exploration concepts from yoga philosophy that frame the fertility journey in a way that reveals our personal strengths, reinforces the joy of everyday life and empowers us to create the family we are meant to have. Through this class you will also join the wonderful, positive healing community of Pulling Down the Moon and enjoy the energy of all the amazing women who have shared their journey with us.

Fertility enhancing massage™: Fertility massage is a cutting edge field, with far-reaching benefits that are still being explored. At Pulling Down the Moon®,we’ve developed specific techniques for working with the body after seeing thousands of fertility clients for over a decade. Our FEM Protocol™ is a five-part series using massage and related techniques to enhance the health and functioning of the pelvic and abdominal organs, and to promote the client’s mental, emotional, and physical well-being.

 

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Our staff includes yoga instructors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, nutrition and weight management experts. All our practitioners are licensed and highly trained in their area of expertise. You can see their full bios here.

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