I've been doing more and more fertility support in the last couple of years. It's a pretty wild ride sometimes. Of course, one of my favorite parts is when we get to labor induction. I have someone coming in this afternoon for just that, labor induction. I just realized that right now three of my patients are at 35 weeks, one just delivered two days ago, and then there's the labor induction today. (Not to mention the few that are just shy of 35 weeks.) I guess 8/9 months ago was a very fertile time?
lots of people are getting (or got) pregnant this week.
some people were trying (with the help of acupuncture) and some people weren’t.
lots of fertility support work this week. and everyone seems to be on the same IVF cycle.
i’ve heard many body workers say that their practices are slower in the summer months, and i can say the same is true for mine. though there are still plenty of people in need of treatments, the summer lightens my patient load just a bit.
it seems like people just feel better during the warmer months. (though summer does not always mean warmer in san francisco.) people have fewer digestive issues because they’re usually eating healthier foods–fewer holiday parties and heavy seasonal feasts in the summer. people also tend to spend more time outside, and often get more exercise, which makes us all feel better. it seems people also feel better emotionally, whether it’s due to more sunlight or stress-filled holidays, i’m not sure. also, peoples’ aches and pains are generally less intense when the weather is warm.
hooray for summer!
these days i’m mostly treating people for fertility issues and general health maintenance.
people were kind of all over the place this week.
lots of knee pain going around.
loads of allergies.
and lots of people having generally having tough times: loved ones with illnesses, major work stress, recent deaths, struggles with (in)fertility, and all around hard times.
the shared compliant this week is hard to describe.
in general, people said they felt: “bad”, “weird”, “anxious”, “very stressed”, “agitated”, “irritable”, “angry”, “depressed”, “sad”, “hopeless”, “on edge”, “queasy”, and “nervous”.
for some people these emotions manifested into: headaches, severe stomach pain, lower back pain, diarrhea, palpitations, shoulder tension, neck pain, reduced appetite, and/or insomnia.
it seems a lot of people are having a hard time.
also, lots of people are trying to get pregnant.
there were two-ish shared complaints this week:
1. baby making: fertility support, miscarriage after care, and support during pregnancy.
2. neck/back pain: just that, pain in the neck and/or back.
this week’s shared complaints were anxiety (!!!!!!!!), and all things related to fertility (morning sickness, trying to conceive, preparing for IVF, health maintenance while pregnant, etc.).
this week is all about making babies.
the vast majority of patients this week are either in need of fertility support or support with their pregnancy. (sciatica, low back pain, nausea, high blood pressure, breech, etc.)
i also had several patients who came in for labor induction this week.
after nearly a month of rain, the sun is finally shining in san francisco. people can’t help but feel good. that’s what they say: “i can’t help but feel good with this weather.”
and, a lot of them are trying to get pregnant. lots of patients came in this week for fertility support.
oh, and all the sunshine is kicking up the seasonal allergies.