Did you know there is a huge community of microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi and archaea) that live in and on our body – outnumbering our cells by 10:1 and our genes by 100:1? The name given to these microbial organisms is ‘The Human Microbiome’.Scientists […]
There has been so much research discussing the nutritional benefits of whole foods in our diet with respect to good health and fertility. But recently, scientists involved in the area of Nutrigenomics (the study of how food relates to our genes) have discovered certain […]
Have you been trying unsuccessfully to get pregnant and been told that you and your partner have ‘unexplained infertility’ even though your combined blood/sperm/other diagnostic results are considered ‘normal’? Perhaps you have had recurrent miscarriages, been diagnosed with PCOS, endometriosis or other hormonally related […]
At this moment in time, we are all looking for ways to improve our immune system. We all know that improving our resilience makes us less of a target to environmental triggers and infections. This is as relevant for everyone wanting to conceive as […]
If your periods have stopped or have become very irregular for 3 months in a row, in order to work out the cause, your doctor will do blood tests to check your hormone levels, and a pelvic ultrasound to check your ovaries. Besides those […]
What is AMH? Anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) is a hormone that is produced predominantly by granulosa cells of the growing follicles within the ovary.These follicles are the smallest, earliest stages of growth and development of the follicle or egg. Your AMH level is therefore a […]
The fact that you are reading my blog means that either you, or someone you care about, is one of the 10% of reproductive-aged women suffering silently from this most painful and debilitating disorder.
Experiencing a miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy can be absolutely devastating! Having an ectopic pregnancy or experiencing one or more miscarriages can affect your whole being – mentally, emotionally and physically. Every pregnancy loss is different and not everyone reacts the same way.
It takes Two to Tango! For many reasons, society in general tends to place so much responsibility for fertility on women. This is most unfortunate as the female partner often ends up carrying the burden for a whole host of issues including unexplained infertility, […]
A few days ago, I was fortunate enough to be at the book launch of “If At First You Don’t Conceive” – Liz Ellis’s guide to tackling infertility. Liz Ellis AO was the former Australian netball captain who found herself, as she says..“part of […]
What to eat and what to avoid. The best fertility diet is one that focuses on real, whole foods, as close to their natural state as possible – the way mother earth intended. This advice sounds so simple… but unfortunately today we are exposed […]
At what stage, during pregnancy, is it most important to be eating well? According to Professor Hazel Inskip (Statistical Epidemiologist): “Getting the right start in life is vital, and that means even before conception. If we can get it right, we can reduce the […]
Sharing my fertility knowledge and programme with you Whether you are preparing for a healthy baby or struggling with your fertility I would like to freely share BabyCreate’s 4 Steps to Fertility programme with you. I designed this programme over many years in clinical […]
The Human Microbiome Did you know there is a huge community of microorganisms (bacteria, viruses and fungi) that live in and on your body – outnumbering your cells by 10:1? These very diverse communities are collectively called the ‘microbiome’ and have their own specific […]
Vitamin B3 I am thrilled to see that Vitamin B3 has recently made headlines in the fertility arena! Sally Dunwoodie from the Victor Chang Institute released promising research regarding Vitamin B3 (Niacin) supplementation during pregnancy. Dunwoodie’s team found this applied to women who have […]