Natural Fertility & Pregnancy Blog

21 Oct 2021

What is the ‘Microbiome’ and how does it influence fertility?

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 […]
12 Aug 2020
DNA and Fertility

Can DNA Testing Help Improve My Fertility?

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 […]
13 Apr 2020

How do I boost my immune system when trying to get pregnant?

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 […]
1 Dec 2019
Premature Ovarian Insufficiency

What is Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI)?

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 […]
30 Oct 2019
AMH Fertility

What is AMH and how does it relate to your fertility?

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 […]
30 Sep 2019

Can Naturopathy help with ‘Unexplained Infertility’?

15 – 20% of infertility couples are diagnosed with ‘Unexplained Infertility’. This can be a devastating and incomprehensible diagnosis to receive.
2 Aug 2019

What is MTHFR and how can it affect Fertility?

As a Natural Fertility practitioner my patients often tell me that they have “MTHFR” but don’t understand what it means, and question whether it has any relevance to their health and fertility.
15 Apr 2019

How do Environmental Chemical Exposures Affect Your Fertility?

Over the past few decades, scientists have been reporting on the worrisome increasing trend of human infertility rates.
16 Jan 2019
What is Endometriosis?

What is Endometriosis?

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.
30 Sep 2018
PCOS and Natural Fertility (Part 2)

PCOS and Your Fertility (Part 2)

As I mentioned in my previous PCOS blog, the symptoms of PCOS result from the cascading effect that insulin resistance has on the normal functioning of the body.
30 Jul 2018
PCOS and Your Fertility

PCOS and Your Fertility (Part 1)

What is PCOS? PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is a common hormonal condition affecting 12-20% of Australian women of reproductive age.
8 Jun 2018

Miscarriage, Ectopic Pregnancy and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

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.
22 May 2018

5 Tips to make Healthy Sperm and Boost your Fertility!

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, […]
2 May 2018
Liz Ellis - If at first you dont conceive

If At First You Don’t Conceive (Liz Ellis) – book launch review

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 […]
17 Jan 2018
4 Steps to Fertility Part 1

4 Steps to Increasing Fertility

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 […]
20 Sep 2017
How to give your Newborn Babys Immune system the best start in life

Baby’s Immune System – 6 Steps you can take to give your baby the best chance in life!

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 […]
26 Jul 2017

How Much Should I Weigh During My Pregnancy?

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.Being under or overweight […]
12 Jun 2017
Running out of eggs myth

Are you really running out of eggs?

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 […]
12 Jun 2017
Pregnancy Old Wives Tales

Tips to Conceive – Increase your chances of Conception with the Facts!

So many couples coming to me for fertility issues* ask me to validate statements such as: “You must have sex every day” or “No, you should have sex at least twice a day to double your chances of conceiving” or “You will only get pregnant […]