Victoria Maizes MD- Preparing for Pregnancy
With excitement, joy, and perhaps a bit of trepidation, youíre considering having a baby. This primal urge is an intrinsic part of being human. What could be more natural or straightforward? Every day, women become pregnant, sometimes unintentionally. On the other hand, many women have difficulty conceiving, which can be emotionally traumatic, exhausting, or frustrating. My opinion is that pregnancy is well worth preparing for.Victoria Maizes MD- Choosing Supplements
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) data shows that 75 percent of the U.S. population is not meeting the daily requirement for folate; 34 percent do not get enough iron; 42 percent donít get enough zinc; and 73 percent are deficient in calcium.Victoria Maizes MD- Male Factors for Fertility
Fertility is a team effort, meaning the health of your partner is just as important as yours. Male sperm counts have been declining for decades. While the exact cause is unknown, it is likely to be multifactorial, including environmental exposures to pesticides, exogenous estrogens (estrogens from animals or estrogen mimics in pesticides, plastics etc.), and heavy metals.Victoria Maizes MD- Facing Cancer
In integrative medicine, we usually recommend conventional treatment of the cancer and use the tools of nutrition, mind-body, and alternative systems to help support a personís over all well-being and reduce treatment side effects.Victoria Maizes MD- Conventional Medicine
As an integrative physician, I regularly use the many advances available in conventional medicine. I am deeply appreciative of all that it has to offer to promote good health before conception, to assess fertility problems, and to treat infertility when necessary.