Natural Fertility & Pregnancy Blog

13 Nov 2023

Treating People Not Symptoms – From Pharmacist to Naturopath

Joanne as featured guest on the Age Rebels Revolution podcast. The podcast is aimed at people over forty who want to live their best life.
29 May 2023
AMH Fertility

What is AMH testing and how does it relate to 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.
20 Dec 2022
Kirsty Robbie Podcast

Joanne appears on the “What next?” podcast with Kirsty Robbie

Joanne Lipinski was invited to appear on the "What next" podcast to share information about natural fertility. The episode runs for 44 minutes. Watch or Listen!
11 Aug 2022

How Does Hormone Imbalance Affect Your Fertility?

Hormonal imbalance is the main cause of infertility. The efficiency of your reproductive cycles as well as your overall conception processes are totally dependent on the balance of your hormones.
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?
12 Aug 2020
DNA and Fertility

Can DNA Testing Help Improve My Fertility?

Having your DNA tested can lift the veil on your genetic blueprint and help highlight the possible areas needing more support regarding your health and fertility.
13 Apr 2020

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

Other than our genes, our immune systems can be affected by diet, exercise, stress, sleep and our environment. Improving our fertility goes hand in hand with improving our health.
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.
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
DNA/Genomic testing that includes MTHFR C677T and A1298C MTHFR variants

What is MTHFR and how can it affect Fertility?

MTHFR 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

Having an ectopic pregnancy or experiencing one or more miscarriages can affect your whole being – mentally, emotionally and physically.
22 May 2018

5 Tips to make Healthy Sperm and Boost your Fertility!

Society in general tends to place 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

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 is the former Australian netball captain who found herself “part of the one-in-six couples in Australia affected by infertility”.
17 Jan 2018
4 Steps to Fertility Part 1

4 Steps to Increasing Fertility

BabyCreate’s 4 Steps to Fertility programme will help you and your partner make educated decisions to optimise your health and fertility as you prepare for a healthy pregnancy, labour and baby.
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!

Right from the beginning of life, the foetus in the womb is exposed to the mother’s unique microbiome through the amniotic fluid, the umbilical cord blood as well as the placenta.
26 Jul 2017

How Much Should I Weigh During My Pregnancy?

The Institute of Medicine found that 40% of women are going into pregnancy at an unhealthy weight, and ¾ of these women are either gaining too much or too little weight.
12 Jun 2017
Running out of eggs myth

Are you really running out of eggs?

Many women come to me in a panic, having been told they are running out of time, that their egg supply is diminishing and they need to “hurry up and get pregnant” before it’s too late!