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Facilitated by author Julia Indichova, whose pioneering work of the last two decades has focused on a whole-person approach to reproductive issues
WOODSTOCK, N.Y., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 12, at 7:30 PM EDT, Fertile Heart will offer a free chat titled Male Factor Infertility: The Fertile Heart™ Road to Fabulous Fatherhood. Facilitated by fertility advocate/author Julia Indichova, the chat will focus on supporting the Dad-To-Be in seizing the opportunity that comes with a fertility crisis.
Participants are welcome to register for the call through the events page of www.FertileHeart.com.
"'I'm here to support my wife,' is the most common answer I hear from the men who attend the Fertile Heart workshops. Regardless of whether the diagnosis is related to sperm issues or ovarian health, I have yet to hear a man say: 'I am here because I need support,'" says Fertile Heart founder Julia Indichova, creator of the original fertility enhancing mind-body program, the Indichova-Baum Ovum Work (I.B.O.W.).
"As much as I love to see more and more men joining their partners for our Woodstock Fertility Retreats (video with excerpts from retreat: http://www.fertileheart.com/home/fertility-success-stories-video/), in our culture infertility is still seen as a 'woman's problem.'"
Over the last two decades it has become clear that men contribute to reproductive issues as often as women. The statistical breakdown shows one third of couples with female issues, one third male and a third of couples with both partners diagnosed with a problem.
The Fertile Heart program, documented in Indichova's second book, The Fertile Female, has been endorsed by leading reproductive healthcare practitioners as "A most valuable resource not only for women but also for their partners" (Marc Goldstein M.D., F.A.C.S. Surgeon-in-Chief M.D. F.A.C.S. Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Cornell Institute for Reproductive Medicine).
Developed through personal experience and close to two decades of counseling, the tools of the program aim to repair female as well as male reproductive issues such as-sperm morphology (sperm shape), sperm count and motility (movement of the sperm)-through raising the wannabe parent's overall level of physical and emotional health.
In addition to more common topics such as:
the June 12 teleconference will also introduce the unique ideas of the I.B.O.W. Program that support prospective Dads in the more daunting task of resolving emotional and spiritual conflicts related to fatherhood.
Says Julia Indichova: "Increased health is reflected in every biological marker. Sperm is no exception. A healthy man will produce sperm at the rate of a thousand sperm every heartbeat. Something that divides that rapidly is highly sensitive not only to environmental toxins and temperature but to parenting-related feelings and thoughts. We can wait for the next statistical analysis to validate this common-sense hypothesis, or we can observe it, as I have, with countless clients over the years."
The I.B.O.W. program encourages participants to fully engage in their own treatment and view their fertility challenge as a healing opportunity that could save the Dad-To-Be from heart disease or cancer later in life. The same imbalances that trigger degenerative diseases are the culprits of abnormal sperm morphology and other male fertility woes.
A recent study released by Stanford University School of Medicine showing a viable connection between azoospermic (no measurable sperm in the ejaculate) infertility and higher risk of cancer is a validation of that idea. Earlier studies indicate a link between severe male factor infertility and 10 – 20 times higher incidence of testicular cancers.
"These findings ought to be compelling enough to inspire a far more holistic approach to male factor issues than we currently see in clinical practice," adds Julia Indichova.
The June 12 teleconference hopes to contribute to a more meaningful dialogue about male reproductive health and the importance of radical self-care for both partners facing a fertility challenge.
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