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? Quite simply, AMH is a reflection of your ovarian reserve.By definition, Anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) is a hormone that is produced predominantly by granulosa cells of preantral follicles within the ovary.These ‘preantral’ follicles are the smallest, earliest stages of growth and development […]
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 can be absolutely devastating! Having 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
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..
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…
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.
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 […]
Folic Acid in Pregnancy The importance of taking folic acid (for its role in the prevention of neural tube defects, as well as a healthy pregnancy) has finally reached our ears, and most people are well aware of the significance of this. But scientists […]
Many of my patients who are successful with my fertility programme ask me how much weight they can expect to gain during their pregnancy. This is a very important question that needs to be addressed for many reasons, not just aesthetics. The Institute of […]
This is an issue almost all my patients are concerned about – whether they have consulted me to help them prepare for a healthy pregnancy, or if I have helped them get pregnant naturally and they are now concerned about maintaining a healthy weight […]
I work with many women who come to me in a panic, having been told they are running out of time – their egg supply is diminishing and they need to “hurry up and get pregnant” before it’s too late! If you have you […]