Category: Conceive Baby

How your home affects your fertility

There are around 1000 endocrine disrupting chemicals in our environment right now. Research shows these toxins ARE effecting our fertility.  Not only are they effecting our ability to fall pregnant but they are increasing our risk of miscarriage, effecting our chances of a healthy pregnancy and impacting the long-term health of our children. And you are most likely using them everyday.  So how do we reduce our exposure? In this informative webinar I speak with Building Biologist, Healthy Home Expert, media spokesperson, best selling Author and CEO of the Australian College of Environmental studies Nicole Bijlsma who gives us...

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Why does IVF success increase with multiple cycles? Research explained

You may have seen the recent research published in The Medical Journal of Australia and ABC News yesterday showing that women who go through multiple rounds of IVF have a significantly higher chance of having a baby. Why is this the case?  Is it just a numbers game?  So long as the egg and sperm are put together resulting in a healthy embryo which is transferred to a healthy womb, then changes of a healthy pregnancy should be pretty good.  Right? The fact is there are many more factors at play.  As Conceive Baby Expert Panellist Dr Sonja Jessup, succinctly...

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The Importance of Choline in Preconception

Fertility Tip #1 – National Fertility Week UK – Boost your Choline intake For those of you who saw the wonderful interview with Professor Marie Caudill, here is a brief overview and the best food sources as discussed.  If you missed the webinar, be sure to watch the replay below and get your copy of Choline The Vital Prenatal Nutrient – Your Ultimate Guide. What is choline? Choline is an essential nutrient, which is involved in the development, structure and function of every cell in our body.  It is particularly important in brain development. Why is choline important during...

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New AMA recommendations for prenatal supplementation

The American Medical Association (AMA) have release new guidelines for proper prenatal supplementation. Vital for healthy brain development delegates at the recent AMA Annual Meeting 2017 voted to support evidence-based amounts of choline in all prenatal vitamins.  With most prenatal supplements providing little if any choline, majority of women are lacking in this important nutrient, according to data cited in a resolution adopted by the AMA House of Delegates.  Inadequate choline levels are shown to negatively impact brain and cognitive development as well as being linked to neural tube defects. So, what is choline? Every cell in our body...

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Staying calm during the first 12 weeks

If you’ve just conceived it’s usually a happy time but may be tinged with feeling anxious about the development of your baby, especially if you’ve taken a while to get here or if you’ve suffered a previous pregnancy loss.  Typically the stress and worry builds up before each scan and then a feeling of relief floods through you at the scan; but often this relief is short lived.  What you can do to take back control, is to to take steps to change the storyline in your head. You may have noticed that the negative story we tell ourselves...

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