Are you prepared for the second trimester of pregnancy?

So you are now past the 12-week mark and officially into your second trimester of pregnancy! Well done! You have no doubt seen your little human on the ultrasound for the first time, and what a beautiful experience that is! Hopefully by now those pesky, and sometimes debilitating, first trimester pregnancy symptoms have started to … Read more

Are you prepared for the first trimester of pregnancy?

Are you pregnant, or hoping to be pregnant in the near future? Is this your first baby and you don’t know what to expect? Are you confused about all the information, apps and books available to you telling you what to expect? There is so much information out there about pregnancy, and it often focusses … Read more

What you need to know about your reproductive hormones for your fertility

Have you ever thought you just don’t ‘feel right’ or explained away your current feelings as ‘being hormonal’? Have you ever stopped to think what ‘being hormonal’ means? Hormones are vital to the functioning of all of your bodily systems. Hormones assist in regulating your metabolism, your response to stressful situations, your mental and emotional … Read more

5 nutrients you need to know for good preconception care

It can be confusing knowing where to start if you want to prepare for the possibility of pregnancy. From my perspective as a naturopath, a great place to start is to improve your nutrition. Planning for pregnancy, also known as preconception care, is vital to boosting your chances of conceiving and for the healthy development … Read more