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29
Dec

The New Year: Evolving Into a New You

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wintercardinalGood morning!  I hope that you had a wonderful weekend.  This week marks the beginning of a new year, and a new you.  This is the time of year when hasty resolutions are made in hopes of changing something we aren’t happy with.  Instead of feeling like something is wrong and must be changed, I’d like you to use the word evolution this year.  Tonight, promise yourself that you will evolve.  You will grow, adapt, and move fluidly.  You will work with your body and your environment, instead of against them.  You will not fight against who you are, but instead, work to adapt and evolve.
This process of personal evolution will not happen overnight.  This is a slow and steady journey, to life long adaptations.  Instead of simply saying ‘I am not going to be stressed in the new year’ and naturally breaking that promise, you will incorporate deep breathing into your day naturally decreasing your stress level and creating life long coping tools.
We have many opportunities to support you on your evolution, and most of them are free!  Circle of Hope support group sessions, Free Yoga for Fertility, Fertile Friends Gathering, and acupuncture with your IUI and ET are all ways to naturally evolve and adapt.  They’re slow, healthy, and designed just for you.
To help you with your Mindful Meditation practice, we have a library of meditations available for you, here.  We also have meditation webinars, workshops, and yoga sessions available.  You can find the next session close to you, on our CNY Fertility and CNY Healing Arts calendars.
Finally, did you know that we started  new Private Facebook Fertility and Pregnancy Groups for current clients?  Here, you can find a safe and secure space to share with other women and men facing similar challenges.  You can get immediate support and feedback!  If you are interested in joining, please message Lisa Stack within the Patient Portal
 
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If you are interested in a more private one-on-one support situation, Lisa Stack is our CNY Fertility Center Support Coordinator, she offers her services as a lay support person and can be contacted by email at lstack@cnyfertility.com if you are not yet a client or via the Patient Portal if you are a current client.
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If you are a new patient and would like an initial fertility consultation, in-office or over the phone, please visit this link and fill out our New Appointment Form or call us toll free at 800-539-9870.

25
May

Adhesions and Infertility

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Adhesions are scar tissues which form between organs, or between organs and the abdominal wall. They often result from surgery, diseases or infections, such as pelvic inflammatory disease. Some adhesions lead to abdominal pain, bowel obstruction or infertility.
Infertility is caused when the adhesions interrupt gamete transport, or distort the reproductive organs. The fimbria (finger like projections of the fallopian tube) have difficulty receiving the oocyte (egg) after ovulation if adhesions block the entry point or pull the fallopian tube too far away from the ovary. Women who have adhesions are at greater risk of having an ectopic pregnancy, which is a pregnancy outside of the uterus.
In some cases, previous trauma to the uterus from surgeries, terminations or infections results in adhesions in the uterus, known as
Asherman’s syndrome or uterine synechiae. This type of adhesion causes infertility by preventing implantation, and is also linked to recurrent miscarriage.
For someone experiencing pain, irregular menstrual cycles or infertility, a doctor may suspect adhesions as the source. Surgery is the only option to diagnose and treat adhesions. Laparoscopic surgeries are typically performed to remove adhesions, since they cause fewer adhesions than open surgery.
Through out-patient procedures, CNY Fertility Center’s skilled surgeons are able to detect and remove adhesions, thus improving fertility and reducing discomfort. CNY Fertility Centers in Albany and Syracuse both have surgery centers that provide excellent fertility care for pelvic adhesions and other pelvic problems. For more information, contact our offices at 1.800.539.9870 or 1.866.375.4589.