Category: Fertility

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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Improving Egg Quality

Healthy eggs are vital for a healthy conception.  The viability of your eggs is one of the major factors determining whether fertilisation and implantation occur and whether the pregnancy will be viable and sustainable. Ok, so we know poor egg quality greatly impacts our ability to conceive.  But what exactly is ‘poor egg quality’? There is actually no scientific measure of egg quality and what constitutes good or poor.  ‘Egg quality’ is simply a subjective measure and opinion. It is true that the quality of our eggs reduce as we age and that this impacts our ability to conceive. ...

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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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Keeping the Intimacy Alive

In last week’s webinar, I spoke with couples therapist, sex therapist and sexologist Isiah McKimmie, who provided her expert tips on one of the important but less discussed sides of infertility, intimacy.  Below, are Isiah’s 5 top tips to help you keep the intimacy alive and really enjoy the baby making. 1. Keep general intimacy and connection alive. Remember to stay focussed on each other as partners and lovers. Keep focussed on your long term goal of being a loving family. Why did you want to become a parent with this person? What kind of nest do you want...

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