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Oh, Baby! Spa Treatments For Infertility

Blame it on that ever-expanding Jolie-Pitt brood: I've been reading lots of reports about the increasing popularity of fertility spa treatments. This is not limited to big cities, where career women may be postponing having children. In Ohio, BecomingMom, a "Pregnancy Spa and Imaging Center" offers a 50-minute Preconception Massage for $69, and Peaceful Beginnings in North Carolina offers the same at $40 for 30 minutes.

Many spas list causes of infertility as stress and accumulation of toxins, none of which are causes listed on the Mayo Clinic's website. In fact, really the only cause listed that a woman struggling with infertility may be able to change on her own is consumption of too much caffeine. Traditional infertility treatments can be dangerous and expensive so spas have picked up on the need for something more gentle and less invasive, which may be a good thing. But are they peddling false hope? While alternative treatments may be worth a try, it's worth considering why so few of these spas offer infertility treatment for wannabe fathers.


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snowbunny11 snowbunny11 8 years
Aww this does seem like a cruel scam to me too. I think maybe it's not a terrible idea to get regular massages if they'll relieve stress, but touting them as fertility massages seems kinda shady.
princessmeani princessmeani 8 years
Please believe me when I say that It works!!! I started going to massage therapy school in Nov. We had trades every monday and demos on thursday. By Jan I was pregnant and had been trying for two years. aint that hell?!!
lucyS lucyS 8 years
I think it's a rather cruel campaign to make money off of women.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i have to agree - i can understand how sometimes when you're less stressed - your body is still working on schedule and when you're more stressed - you shut down a bit - but i don't think that you can become more fertile just by getting a massage. i can understand going to see a dr - but otherwise i think that it's just a bunch of whooey and that these places know that there's a market for women who want babies. i want to have a baby - but i know that it's throwing money to the wind.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
I definitely think that stress leads to infertility and if these treatments are going to mellow you out than you probably will have an easier time getting preggers. Stress does so many things to your body and it only makes since that it stops ovulation (which I know from experience that it does).
kathili kathili 8 years
Sounds like a terrible scam
AmberHoney AmberHoney 8 years
No thank you, 2 pets is enough.
brutalcupcake brutalcupcake 8 years
Seems like another way for spas to get more money.
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