Category: Conceive Baby

PCOS – What you need to know

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the most commonly diagnosed hormonal condition affecting more than 1 in 10 women. Recently there has been debate as to whether the name PCOS should be changed as many women suffering from PCOS do not in fact have any recognisable cysts on their ovaries.  In fact research is suggesting that PCOS is over diagnosed due to the broad diagnostic criteria.  Studies show that around  1 in 4 women show some characteristics of the syndrome and are being diagnosed with PCOS, when perhaps these symptoms may be due to other factors. But whether the name changes...

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Good news for endometriosis sufferers

In a decision celebrated by women across the nation this month, the Australian Government announced that it will implement the first national action plan for endometriosis.  The new plan aims to improve the awareness, understanding and treatment for condition which affects an estimated 1 in 10 Australian women.  A number similar to that of diabetes get which currently receives about 5% of the funding through the National Health and Medical Research Council.  The lack of awareness also leaves suffers undiagnosed for an average eight to nine years. Endometriosis is a chronic condition where the endometrium, which is normally found...

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Endometriosis – What you need to know

What is it? The endometrium normally resides in the uterus, forming the uterine lining, and is expelled and rebuilt each month during menstruation.  Endometriosis is a condition in which endometrial tissue grows outside the uterus.  In women suffering endometriosis, displaced endometrial tissue is most commonly found on the ovaries, in the fallopian tubes, the outer wall of the uterus, the ligaments of the uterus or ovaries, in the bowel, the ureters or the bladder.  However, endometriosis can occur anywhere in the body. For women with endometriosis, the displaced endometrial tissue responds and performs in the same way as the...

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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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Menstrual irregularities – when things just aren’t ‘normal’

The definition of ‘normal’ can vary greatly when it comes to our period.  However there are some irregularities that can interfere with your ability to conceive. Amenorrhoea Amnenorhoea basically means ‘no menstruation’.  This is diagnosed when the menstrual cycle ceases after it has already commenced at puberty.  It can be quite normal for women to miss a period here and there.  However if more than 3 consecutive menstrual cycles are missed, this should be investigated.  Amenorrhoea can be cause by a variety of factors including Nutritional deficiencies A deficiency of iron and/or zinc can be a contributing factor as...

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