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To Lube or Not to Lube – Lubricants & Conception

By Jocey Rodriquez

Is Your Lubricant Interfering With Conception?

Legend has it that nature conspires to promote procreation by increasing our sex drive and preparing our bodies for conception during our fertile window of the month. As we near ovulation, the increase in estrogen causes our cervical fluid to increase in water content, making it more slippery and lubricative. Besides making sex more comfortable, it’s actually designed to be the ideal medium to deliver sperm to where they need to go.

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Jocey

Inner Peace Acupuncture’s Newest Team Member:

Today is the first day of work for Jocey! She is excited and ready to jump right in. Her specialties are infertility and menstrual irregularities such as painful period, lack of periods, super long periods, short periods…

To get to know her better, we asked Jocey to list five fun-facts that people don’t know about her. Here is what she said:

“I love dancing; especially to Latin music. “

“I’m a complete nerd and don’t mind taking other people’s tests for fun; my favorite test to take is science.”

“I LOVE food. Any kind, I’ll try just about anything at least once.”

“I am obsessed with natural makeup and skincare. I make my own, seriously!”

“ I still don’t know how to ride a bike but I’m trying to learn.”

Jocey shares our level of obsession for anything skincare and makeup. For the DIY enthusiasts, we will be hosting workshops in the upcoming months on how to make your own moisturizer, lotions, and lip balm.

Jocey will be splitting her time between the Lake Norman office and the Charlotte office. Also, good news for those asking for Saturday hours. She will be available on most Saturdays from 10am-2pm.

Could Your Fertility App Be Wrong?

fertility acupuncture charlotte ncOvulation is the most important event of a woman’s menstrual cycle. Without it, pregnancy is not possible. Many patients, especially those with a diagnosis of unexplained infertility, rely on fertility websites and smartphone apps to help them nail down an ovulation time for BD (Baby Dance).

For years, I have been advocating for use of fertility apps along with BBT charts, cervical mucus monitoring, and OPK sticks to predict ovulation, never the app alone.

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