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5 Important Things To Do If You Want To Get Pregnant (and have been trying for ages)

When I first started treating women’s health, specifically fertility, it was literally like tip-toeing through a jacked up minefield.  Nobody really knew where the issues were coming from or what would rear it’s head next, they were often hidden or we had yet to understand the body in the way we do today.  I saw women at their absolute whits end, hating on their bodies, taking their body’s through gruelling regimes and at times, losing hope.  To this day, not much has changed aside from the fact that we know a little more than we did back then. The fact remains, there is still so much to learn and as women we can so often hate our body’s because they seem to have a mind of their own.

Whilst my love for treating fertility and conception has never died, my passion to reach out to younger women and to ‘fix it before it’s broken,’ continued to grow and here I am today, lucky enough to be able to help women through all walks of their hormonal challenges and even though I want to talk a little more about pregnancy and fertility today, I want my readers to know now more than ever, that this info isn’t limited to conception alone but really something we can apply to that big ol’ thing called life,

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What You Need To Know About Freezing Your Eggs.

When I first started out in clinic, many women were coming in for assistance with their egg quality in preparation for egg collection as part of their IVF treatments.  To date, this is still very much part of what we do however in recent times, there has been an increasing number of women requesting support for egg quality and fertility not necessarily for the near future, but for if and when the time is right to conceive.

Many young women are being encouraged to freeze their eggs for several reasons be it circumstance, health issues or fertility concerns, but the most common reason is age.  There are a few facets that need to be considered when it comes to egg freezing and supporting women more in this intriguingly new space and somewhat new approach the longevity of a woman fertility. Forgive me if this post is long, I will try and break it down simply with the facts to support you, help increase your egg quality and fertility too, no matter where you are at.  Fertility isn’t just about babies, but rather a thriving reproductive system ready when you are to fire away.

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Miscarriage – can we talk about it?

Over my nearing 15 years in practice (wow that sounds really, really old!) I’ve helped hundreds (actually, that may be more like thousands) of women navigate their way through pregnancy.  Pregnancy has sadly become something we’ve medicalised, because let’s be real… There’s a lot going on and there’s stuff that can certainly head in a direction we’d prefer not to put on our radar.  But miscarriage, we just don’t talk about it and I’ve spent the last month or so trying to work out why.  Why, in our times of need, we keep the curtain closed on something so painful and dark.  I think it’s time we talked about it.

So I did.

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Yes, You Can Get Pregnant. Here’s Help!

Did you see it?  My LIVE webinar with Aimee Raupp today?  

I had a blast sharing how you can supercharge your health and overcome fertility challenges on The Fertility Solution webinar with my friend and fellow fertility expert (and TCM Dr), Aimee Raupp. Missed it? Watch the replay right here and learn how you can take back the power over your health & fertility!

I’ve got something incredible to share today – for all those ready to be mama’s!

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5 reasons why a woman in her 40’s could be more fertile than a woman in her 30’s.

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I was recently asked to comment on this question; could a woman in her 40’s potentially be more fertile than a woman in her 30’s?  Quite possibly, a question on women’s lips as they are forever reminded that the fertility clock is ticking.  Answering the question isn’t necessarily an easy task, simply because it lies on a case by case scenario, not something that we can necessarily analyse on a broad scale.  For many women, hearing this may not exactly be great news when they discover this after the fact, but the truth remains, we can influence our body’s in the right direction no matter what, at any age or stage and for many this can bring about better health, something we can never lose out on having.

There is no solid collective answer and whilst we know that our fertility declines as we age, what that general fact doesn’t take into consideration is genetics, nutrition, lifestyle, environment, pollutant exposure, detoxification ability, how well your thyroid works, adrenals, gut as well as emotional wellbeing.  We must profile all of this to truly get a solid answer. I am however most confident when I say, a woman in her 30’s who is genetically predisposed to say endometriosis, who drinks, smokes, doesn’t sleep well and doesn’t care about her nutrition is far more likely to experience pronounced symptoms (which affect fertility) as opposed to the same version of herself in her 40’s who has cared for her body and nurtured it as a means to steer her body to health from an earlier age.  These women however are not actually comparable when we consider who is more fertile as age becomes a factor.  The true answer – who knows?