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You’ve probably heard about melatonin as being a hormone that helps control our sleep and wake cycle. But melatonin isn’t just something that those suffering from jet lag may be focussed on. New research is now showing that this humble hormone has an important role to play in a woman’s fertility!
Royal jelly is a heavily marketed health food supplement that makes lots of amazing health claims. One of these claims is that it’s a potent supplement for egg health to help with a woman’s fertility. But is there any truth in these claims?
When you are about to spend a lot of money on fertility treatments, you want to have your body in tip-top shape, right? An IVF diet is clearly an important consideration. But what is it? And how does it help?
Are you worried that your daily coffee habit could be doing harm to your chances of conceiving?
If you’re having trouble getting pregnant, you’re probably willing to try just about anything to increase your chance of success. Rumour has it that drinking pineapple juice and eating the core can increase can boost chances of embryo implantation during IVF. But is this myth or science?
If you need to improve the health of your eggs, be reassured that your diet can make a big difference. Take a look at my top 5 foods for boosting your egg health!
Have you been told that your baby is ‘small’ for his or her age? Although this can indicate problems, usually it’s nothing to worry about and just needs to be tracked. Let’s discuss some of the actions that you may be tempted by, so that I can give you an update of the evidence….
When you’re pregnant, family, friends and even strangers love to predict your baby’s gender. There are plenty of old wives’ tales that look at things like whether your baby bump is high or low, when you experienced morning sickness, and even the shininess of your hair. A quick google search will bring up lots of results around how your cravings will change depending on whether you’re pregnant with a boy or a girl, but are there really any hidden meanings to your pregnancy cravings?
Are you over 40 and trying to conceive? Are you constantly being reminded that ‘your clock is ticking’? Well you’ve made it to the right spot. In this blog I share my top dietary strategies that can help improve the health of your eggs and improve your changes of trying to conceive over 40.
Our thyroid gland secretes thyroid hormones which impact our metabolic rate. These hormones then impact our fertility hormones. With around one in twenty people having some type of thyroid condition, you should know what symptoms to look for and how to optimise your thyroid health before you start trying to conceive.