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Planning for pregnancy? You need to consider preconception care

Have you stopped to contemplate what it takes to make a baby? Have you been trying to conceive for some time without success? Perhaps you are planning your first or fourth child and concerned about your health and your chances of falling pregnant naturally? Have you ever considered what it actually takes to make a … Read more

What you need to know about fertility enhancing foods

Like all your body systems, your reproductive system requires a variety of nutrients to work efficiently. It also isn’t a system that works independent of others, so your digestive health, your ability to detoxify efficiently, how much stress you’re under and how you react to stress, all influence how well your reproductive system works, and … Read more

Preparing for IVF? What you need to know about supporting your health

With infertility affecting about 1 in 6 Australian couples, it is not uncommon to know people who have used Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), and I work with many clients who engage in the various ART options in order to have a baby. It is truly wonderful that this technology exists, allowing those unable to conceive … 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

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Men – what you need to know about your reproductive hormones for your fertility

So fellas, more and more research is suggesting that male health plays an important part in healthy conception and pregnancy, as well as the health of the offspring. No longer is preconception care, fertility and healthy pregnancies focused solely on the women. So do you know what hormones your body needs to function well for … Read more

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Is stress affecting your chance to have a baby? Part 2 – Male fertility

Preconception care, fertility diets and fertility concerns were once considered women’s issues. Well, men you are now part of the fertility picture! This of course makes sense given “it takes two to tango”! The role of the man in conception is much more than just performing on the big day. It is also about the … 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