Author: Carolyn Ledowsky

Top 10 tips to boost your fertility

Sponsored by My recommendation of the 10 MOST important things you need to do to boost your fertility and prepare for pregnancy, are the following: You need to check to see if you have the MTHFR gene (link this to article 1) . Both you AND your partner (just a quick blood test available at You need to check key bloods to see how this folate or lack there of is affecting you. I would recommend you check the following: Full blood count Biochemistry Homocysteine levels (this is connected to the MTHFR gene and if this sits too...

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MTHFR and fertility, what you need to know

Sponsored by There are so many factors that come into play with fertility that I thought I would share with you some of my insights after working with many couples over the years. As you know DNA replication is so important in fertility because you don’t have a viable foetus without it. Your DNA is mostly controlled by your folate levels. And your folate levels are controlled mostly by your MTHFR gene, so it makes sense doesn’t it that we should check your ability to create active folate, if you are having issues with fertility. The most obvious place...

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MTHFR and Factor V Leiden combination makes women more susceptible to recurrent miscarriage

Recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) affects up to 2% of couples trying to become parents, and the cause of this frustrating condition is unknown in 50% of cases. One prevailing theory is that blood clots that block the flow of nutrients to the fetus may play a role. While factor V Leiden (FVL) is the most commonly studied mutation when it comes to inherited thrombophilias, or genetic predispositions toward blood clots, MTHFR C677T and A1298C polymorphisms are also highly suspect. That’s largely because we know that when the MTHFR gene isn’t doing its job well due to mutations that limit...

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