Fertility yoga chicago

Dr. Jennifer Hirshfeld-Cytron discusses Yoga’s Link to Fertility | WFLD FOX Chicago

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in your health watch on this Monday

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afternoon we often hear about the health

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benefits of yoga and now there’s word it

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may also help some women conceive and

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one of the largest controlled studies

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today the fertility centers of Illinois

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and pulling down the moon analyze the

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impact of yoga on anxiety and fertility

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patients the study found after a

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six-week yoga program there was a twenty

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percent reduction in anxiety and stress

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within the yoga group so joining me here

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in the fox 32 studio so talk a little

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bit more about the findings dr. jennifer

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hurstville citroen reproductive

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specialist with fertility centers of

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Illinois and Beth Haller co-founder of

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pulling down the moon ladies thank you

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so much for joining us how exciting was

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this and getting the results of this

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study I’m I think it’s so exciting we

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know that for many pieces of infertility

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that anxiety plays a role we know that

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patients with infertility have so much

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anxiety that it’s like a cancer

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diagnosis in here now we have

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potentially a treatment to help people

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combat that anxiety so you’ve got the

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information on the results of that study

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Beth you are poor a part of this how did

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you how did you get into yoga and then

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when did you realize that it is really

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helping me calm down not just in the gym

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but also at home pulling down the moon

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yoga program comes out of the

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experiences of former fertility patients

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I’m one of those women that took seven

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years and five pregnancies to get two

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children and my yoga practice was

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essential every step of the way and you

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found error you finding that that’s the

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case with some of the other women that

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you took yoga with that you know you

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just get to the point where when you

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relax because that’s all it’s about

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right dr. Lee absolutely I think your

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fertility centers of Illinois really

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pride ourselves and taking care of the

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whole patient and in that way we really

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want to systematically study how yoga

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can impact stress for these patients so

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we partnered with pulling down the moon

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and we’ve been able to show that there’s

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a significant decrease twenty percent

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decrease for patients at did yoga that’s

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that’s a big deal and that you sharing

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your story I mean probably you’re

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sharing your story of how difficult it

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was for you to get pregnant you’ve had

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miscarriages talk a little bit about

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that as well so in my own journey it

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took quite a while

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at a late-term stow birth I actually

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started pulling down the moon with my

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business partner who is also a fertility

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patient well’ve years ago and we created

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a program where women are learning a

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safe yoga program for for the fertility

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journey they’re sharing with each other

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they’re telling these stories and

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they’re connecting in a way and that’s

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what was so great about working with dr.

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Jenn do you think bet that’s what it’s

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really all about because so many people

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think that this is just me I’m the only

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one who’s going through this I don’t

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want to share my story and did you think

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other than just the yoga just talking

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about it help people talking about it

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absolutely helped people and again we

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don’t know yet how yoga is impacting

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physiology but we do know it might keep

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people in treatment longer so that they

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don’t drop out they don’t let the stress

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and the anxiety of the process get the

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best of them and dr. you want people to

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know too well you can try this and you

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can try that don’t just expect immediate

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results out of this correct yeah I think

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that’s a piece of and I think we’ve

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gotten so bored in fertility treatments

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and that’s super exciting but it might

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take a couple of cycles it might not be

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that first treatment and yoga helps

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people stay into it yoga helps people to

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feel good so they don’t drop out of

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treatment and they have a sense of

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community but they’re not in this alone

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and are there a lot of people out there

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that use these techniques whether in

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class or whether just

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I mean just relaxing yeah I mean I think

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that there probably is but more should

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more should realize that what it can do

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I think you know infertility is one

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component of your health that yoga

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probably can help and that’s what do you

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want people to get out of this segment

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what’s the takeaway because you’re over

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the moon with excitement about it get

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started now to go out there are lots of

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yoga resources you can visit our website

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fertility centers of Illinois websites

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do a Google search just get started by a

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book to a DVD it will make a difference

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and dr. you people want more information

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on where to go just onjust if they have

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questions about infertility where can

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they go so check us out fci online.com

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check out pulling down the moon calm

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there’s a bunch of great information to

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help people start this journey is this

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the first time going back to the studies

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this the first time results came out

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like this that just surprised you well I

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think that we are piggybacking in some

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other studies but we’re a very large

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study we did in a controlled way so i

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think the degree of the findings

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definitely surprised and it happened

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quickly this huge change happened in

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just six weeks which was I think wow

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tremendously surprising to both dr.

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hirschfeld citron and I and I was going

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to say and the rest of the patients out

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there tonight thank you ladies both

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thanks for joining us here on the fox 32

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and congratulations to you thank you all

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right it’s time for us to take a break

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but

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