fertility

Is Your Food Affecting Fertility

Six surprising ways that your gut health can affect your chances of reproduction. Most people don’t realize that there is a strong connection between gastrointestinal health and fertility. This is because the health of the gut affects the reproductive system in many subtle ways. The obvious signs of digestive problems include constipation, diarrhea, heartburn or acid reflux, abdominal bloating, sharp or dull abdominal pains, gas, and urinary irritation. But many other symptoms show up when the gut isn’t working properly,…

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Fertility Friday Podcast – Cycle Charting and Menstrual Irregularities

My friend and colleague Lisa Hendrickson-Jack invited me to help her kick off her new Fertility Friday podcast. We’ve known each other for more than a decade. She and I were part of a small collective that founded the Fertility Awareness Charting Circle Edmonton. It was really fun reminiscing with her and talking about our experiences with cycle charting. I’m featured on episodes 2 and 3. FFP 002 | Fertility Awareness Method Cycle Charting | Rose Yewchuk In this episode…

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A Bitter Pill To Swallow

Find out how birth control hormones can damage your fertility Taking the birth control pill is so common for today’s women that it’s almost a rite of passage, on par with getting a driver’s license or graduating from high school. But most women taking birth control don’t want to prevent pregnancy forever – they just want to delay it until the right time in their lives. Here’s where the problem comes in: although these methods are marketed as safe and…

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Good Vitality Equals Good Virility

Holistic strategies for boosting sperm count Many men don’t give their sperm count a second thought unless they find themselves facing fertility challenges. For couples trying to conceive, those little swimmers play a crucial role. Fertility declines with age in males just as it does in females, but there are fewer heroic medical interventions available to men with fertility issues. Fortunately, it’s possible to boost sperm production naturally by adjusting diet and lifestyle. Fertility is a reflection of overall health,…

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Dark Nights, Bright Lights

How seasonal shifts in light and darkness affect moods, weight gain, and fertility Living in a northern city like Edmonton, it’s impossible not to notice the wild swings in daylight from season to season. At the summer Solstice in June, we have just over 17 hours of daylight, whereas at the winter Solstice in December, it dwindles to a mere seven and a half hours. Many cultures have a tradition of gathering with family and friends to eat, drink and…

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Hi! I’m Rose.
Image by FO PhotographyI can help you get off the Pill and heal your hormones. My clients feel more in tune with their bodies, more healthy and vibrant, and more empowered about their fertility. Read more about me.
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If you are queer, lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, gender variant, non-binary, two-spirited, and/or intersex, I will do my best to be inclusive of your needs and identities. My practice is open to people of all sexual identities and orientations, including polyamorous people and others with alternative relationship structures.
Praise for Rose!

"For health reasons, I didn’t want to depend on the birth control pill anymore, on the other hand I felt scared to get pregnant too early. I was amazed how enjoyable I found it to learn about my cycle, something I wasn’t in touch with at all. "

— Christiane Panesar, Edmonton