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 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..
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]