• dhea for ivf icsi
    DHEA increases chances of a successful IVF DHEA increases chances of a successful IVF

    DHEA increases chances of a successful IVF

DHEA increases chances of a successful IVF

Aging is not the only proces that causes fertility to decline. As a consequence of a mixture of lifestyle-related factors, such as environmental toxins and exposure to oxidative stress, the ability to conceive naturally declines over time. The progressive decline in women’s fertility after the age of 35 is constantly increasing the number of patients consulting fertility specialists. Among a wide range of strategies proposed to women close to 40 years in order to
By |June 27th, 2016|News
  • supplements for fertility
    Five supplements which will improve your egg health fast-track Five supplements which will improve your egg health fast-track

    Five supplements which will improve your egg health fast-track

Five supplements which will improve your egg health fast-track

Egg maturation and growth depend on woman’s age and general health, as well as on flow of nutrients to the ovaries. This means that your diet, your exercise, even the way you manage stress will have impact on the egg maturation processes. In addition to good nutrition (here you can read about why eating Mediterranean diet helps) and a healthy, fertility-supporting lifestyle, there are supplements that can give your eggs an additional kick and this is especially […]
By |June 20th, 2016|News
  • folate or folic acid which is better
    There’s a difference between folate and folic acid: Do you know what it is? There’s a difference between folate and folic acid: Do you know what it is?

    There’s a difference between folate and folic acid: Do you know what it is?

There’s a difference between folate and folic acid: Do you know what it is?

Folate or folic acid: Which one is better? If you had to answer the question, which vitamin would better prevent that your baby develops a neurological disorder, folate or folic acid, would you know the answer? Don’t worry if you wouldn’t. Many doctors can’t tell the difference either and honestly (though I’m aware of the differences between the two) I myself often use the terms interchangeably. So what’s the difference between folate and folic […]
By |June 13th, 2016|News
  • aspirin heparin after IVF
    Aspirin and heparin to help implantation: Yes or No? Aspirin and heparin to help implantation: Yes or No?

    Aspirin and heparin to help implantation: Yes or No?

Aspirin and heparin to help implantation: Yes or No?

  The moment a woman has one or two unsuccessful series of  IVF behind her, she becomes ready to do anything, really anything to make the next IVF cycle work. Many of the women I talk to have a long history of fertility treatments, so the question that often comes up is whether taking a low dose of aspirin (so called baby-aspirin) from embryotransfer onwards – until the positive pregnancy test and sometimes into the first […]
By |June 6th, 2016|News
  • egg and sperm unite
    What REALLY happens when egg fuses with sperm cell What REALLY happens when egg fuses with sperm cell

    What REALLY happens when egg fuses with sperm cell

What REALLY happens when egg fuses with sperm cell

Honestly, I never really wondered what exactly happens in a moment when egg and sperm unite. I assumed, science would know all about it; for such an important event one would expect tons of literature describing every millisecond of it, right? Or at least a handful of studies demonstrating what happens in the moment of creation, a moment that each and every one of us went through? A few weeks ago, a friend of mine, an artist, called. She needed help for her new project and the question she had was: What exactly […]
By |May 29th, 2016|News
  • CoQ10 for fertility
    Which CoQ10 is best for fertility: Ubiquinol or Ubiquinone? Which CoQ10 is best for fertility: Ubiquinol or Ubiquinone?

    Which CoQ10 is best for fertility: Ubiquinol or Ubiquinone?

Which CoQ10 is best for fertility: Ubiquinol or Ubiquinone?

Some weeks ago I received one of the best comments on my entire blog (thank you Iva Stankovic!). This is what Iva asked me: Dear Darja, first of all, I liked very much your book about improving egg quality in women over 35, it’s informative and motivational, thank you for writing it! As you may know, there is another book on the same topic available Amazon called “It starts with the egg”. The author says in the chapter dedicated to CoQ10 :”Women enrolled in the clinical […]
By |May 16th, 2016|News
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    Five over-35-fertility-news items I thought you may like to hear about Five over-35-fertility-news items I thought you may like to hear about

    Five over-35-fertility-news items I thought you may like to hear about

Five over-35-fertility-news items I thought you may like to hear about

Sometimes I love to tell long stories and take a lot of time to research one single topic. Some other times I come across smaller news items related to getting pregnant after 35 which are not big or interesting enough to develop into articles, but could potentially be important for some of you. So today I will list five fertility-related news items from the past weeks that I found remarkable: 1. Women with certain genetic disorders can tend to […]
By |May 9th, 2016|News