Welcome to the team Teresa Lau, Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner
With extensive experience in herbal therapy, acupuncture, and other modalities of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Teresa joins our team as our 3rd registered acupuncturist and our first practitioner registered to prescribe herbs for mamas. She offers fertility acupuncture, prenatal, labour prep and induction acupuncture, and acupuncture for postpartum and beyond.
As a mother herself, Teresa is especially passionate about supporting other mamas on the path from fertility to pregnancy to postpartum and beyond. Teresa’s treatments aim to not only deliver symptomatic relief, but also to correct the underlying imbalances within the body that are at the root of many stubborn conditions.
Prior to Yoga Mamas, Teresa had established her own thriving practice at multiple locations in the San Francisco Bay Area before moving to Toronto in late 2018. In her previous career, Teresa completed her Masters in Public Health from Harvard University and had worked as a public health researcher.
Teresa is fluent in English and Chinese. She is very approachable and enthusiastic about educating her clients on how to integrate ancient TCM wisdom into our modern-day diets and lifestyles.
Written by Yoga Mamas Holistic Nutritionist Adrienne Cote
Spring is here! Time to dust off the warm layers of winter and focus on all things fresh and new. In honour of this season of rebirth and beginnings, I thought I would share 3 of my favourite foods to help support your fertility and overall reproductive health, plus a simple and fresh fertility recipe you can easily put together in under 10 minutes!
Avocado For Fertility
Are avocados good for fertility? Avocados are a great fertility food! One of the most important nutrients for fertility support is a good balance of different types of fat. Avocados in particular are rich in Monounsaturated Fatty Acids (or MUFAs) which have been associated with lower rates of ovulatory infertility. Avocados are also rich in folate, potassium and vitamin A which support overall reproductive health.
Grapefruit For Fertility
is grapefruit good for fertility? I personally love the bitter yet citrusy sweetness of a grapefruit, and I love recommending grapefruits to my fertility clients as well! They are full of Vitamin C which we already know is important for our overall health but when it comes to fertility, Vitamin C is essential in supporting optimal progesterone levels, a hormone that is essential in thickening the uterine lining. A thick uterine lining helps improve the odds for egg implantation and a possible pregnancy! Another bonus; grapefruit is also high in folate which can help regulate ovulation and support egg quality.
Raw Pumpkin Seeds For Fertility
Why are pumpkin seeds good for fertility? These little powerhouses are an incredibly high source of the mineral magnesium which plays a role in hundreds of our bodily functions. When it comes to our reproductive health, magnesium has multiple roles as well! It is essential in promoting blood flow to the uterus, regulating overall hormone levels and preventing fallopian tube spasms which can affect egg implantation. When eating pumpkin seeds, look for them in their raw state versus roasted. Throw them in smoothies, on salads or your bowl of oatmeal!
Easy Recipe For Fertility
Holistic Nutrition For Fertility
If you are currently on your own fertility journey, working with a Holistic Nutritionist can be wonderfully insightful. Whether you want to improve your chances of conceiving on your own or with the help of IVF. Using food, supplements and lifestyle suggestions we work together to support you in reaching your goals.
Yoga Mamas is offering free fertility yoga classes online until May 31, 2021.
Join together and connect in a welcoming online environment with other women who are ready and wanting to become pregnant. Lift your spirits by focusing on your amazing creative, healthy and vibrant body.
Including yoga fertility as part of your self care routine can help to:
An experienced instructor will guide you through a beautiful yoga class involving both energizing flow and relaxing restorative sequences.
Learn nourishing yoga postures and powerful meditation principles that you can bring off the mat and into your daily life. Integrate this mindfulness into the busyness of your schedule so that you can continually reorient yourself back to a place of centred calm connection.
This online yoga class is being led via zoom. Please check your registration confirmation email for how to access the class link.
We sat down with Yoga Mamas Doula & Spinning Babies Educator Maria Tamayo to learn about some of the key benefits of the Spinning Babies method.
Spinning Babies is an approach to pregnancy and childbirth by midwife Gail Tully. This approach activates the inner nature of the body by moving in new ways. With an emphasis on anatomy and physiology, Spinning Babies works by finding ways to allow baby to release, rather than using force or manipulation.
Here are Maria’s Top 5 Benefits of the Spinning Babies Program:
Register for your Spinning Babies class with Maria, and receive a FREE one month subscription to Yoga Mamas On-Demand when you mention Yoga Mamas! Maria hosts Spinning Babies workshops online via Zoom. She also hosts Spinning Babies courses in person in Toronto when permitted.