• icsi ivf healthy children
    How healthy are IVF and ICSI children? How healthy are IVF and ICSI children?

    How healthy are IVF and ICSI children?

How healthy are IVF and ICSI children?

Assisted reproductive technology (ART) is the collection of strategies to conceive a child, and includes a batery of actions available to those suffering from infertility.  Fertility treatmens which occur entirely outside of the body are in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). IVF is the fertilization of an egg by a sperm outside the body, while ICSI is a more specific form of IVF in which sperm is injected into the egg cell. But are IVF and ICSI […]
By |February 25th, 2015|Blog, News|0 Comments
  • SSRI, antidepressants, trying to conceive
    Should women who are trying to conceive take antidepressants? Should women who are trying to conceive take antidepressants?

    Should women who are trying to conceive take antidepressants?

Should women who are trying to conceive take antidepressants?

When women hear that I am a cell biologist and have worked in the field of psychiatry for many years, this sort of question often comes up: Are antidepressants safe for women who are trying to conceive? Should I take SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) while I’m trying to get pregnant? Which are safe, which should better be avoided? There is really no clear-cut answer to this. I often answer by
By |February 19th, 2015|Blog, News|0 Comments
  • fertility declining
    The world’s fertility further declines The world’s fertility further declines

    The world’s fertility further declines

The world’s fertility further declines

According to a number of reports by organizations such as the United Nations and Worldbank, declining fertility is a growing trend for humanity throughout the world. Declining fertility refers to the trend of producing fewer children than are needed to sustain the overall population of a country without help of immigration. Considering rates of early mortality, the current estimate of births needed to maintain a stable population is 2.1 per woman. Traditionally, the birth rates haver been much higher than this at an average of up to six births […]
By |February 16th, 2015|Blog, News|0 Comments
  • fertility declines with age
    Lack of knowledge among women concerning fertility after 35 Lack of knowledge among women concerning fertility after 35

    Lack of knowledge among women concerning fertility after 35

Lack of knowledge among women concerning fertility after 35

In a recent article in the Washington Times, Janice Shaw Crouse presented an overwhelming concern regarding a lack of knowledge among women concerning their window of fertility. Crouse went on to explain that attaining an understanding of women’s biological clock is perhaps more important than ever concerning a number of political and cultural factors. Exactly what reproductive research has been telling us […]
By |February 2nd, 2015|Blog, News|0 Comments
  • mediterranean diet fertility
    New studies on mediterranean diet and a few more nutrition tipps New studies on mediterranean diet and a few more nutrition tipps

    New studies on mediterranean diet and a few more nutrition tipps

New studies on mediterranean diet and a few more nutrition tipps

One thing you might want to consider is eating Mediterranean Diet to increase fertility while trying to get pregnant.  Although the ultimate mechanism behind it needs yet to be determined (several studies exist already, please follow the references below), preliminary data clearly show that couples eating diets high in whole grains, fish fruits and vegetables have less trouble getting pregnant.  Moreover, there have been additional ties to decreased rates of heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. Mediterranean Diet to increase fertility Just this morning I’ve […]
By |January 27th, 2015|Blog, News|0 Comments
  • Vitamin D to get pregnant
    How to increase fertility with vitamin D How to increase fertility with vitamin D

    How to increase fertility with vitamin D

How to increase fertility with vitamin D

Vitamin D deficiency is one of the leading dietary deficiencies worldwide. It is especially prevalent among women and children. Vitamin D deficiency affects every 1 out of  3 women in the reproductive years of 19 to 45. Depending on your skin color, amount of time you spend outdoors and the latitude of the place you live in, chances that you are vitamin D deficient could be even higher. Statistics have shown that 93% of the women with infertility issues […]
By |January 6th, 2015|Blog, News|0 Comments
  • improve egg health
    Poor egg quality can be improved and here is HOW Poor egg quality can be improved and here is HOW

    Poor egg quality can be improved and here is HOW

Poor egg quality can be improved and here is HOW

Do you have reasons to think you may have poor egg quality? Are you are struggling to conceive due to your age of over 35, high FSH, or any unexplained cause? Maybe you are already in fertility treatmens? There is really no need to feel desperate. It is still possible to become pregnant, and the best is that there are many things you can do yourself to make that happen. For example, you can start with improving egg quality and
By |December 30th, 2014|Blog, News|0 Comments
  • how to eat mediterranean for pregnancy
    Wish to get pregnant faster? Eat mediterranean diet! Wish to get pregnant faster? Eat mediterranean diet!

    Wish to get pregnant faster? Eat mediterranean diet!

Wish to get pregnant faster? Eat mediterranean diet!

Countless women worry about how to get pregnant faster, mainly those who are 35 and above. When biological clock starts ticking its last years, women have no choice but to wish to have a first baby quickly, then wait a few years between pregnancies and complete their family as soon as possible. So they may opt for Mediterranean diet which is believed to help women get pregnant faster. This nutrition style has a solid scientific basis and a proven […]
By |December 15th, 2014|Blog, News|0 Comments
  • fertility massage to get pregnant
    How can fertility massage help you get pregnant? How can fertility massage help you get pregnant?

    How can fertility massage help you get pregnant?

How can fertility massage help you get pregnant?

One pleasant way to cut tension while trying to get pregnant is the fertility massage. For this, you can hire a practitioner, or watch one of the many good YouTube videos (like one above!) on how to perform a fertility massage. In my opinion, women have a better feeling of their own abdomen themselves and can probably relax better in the sauna after a workout, or in the privacy of their own bathroom. So how can fertility massage help you get pregnant? Massaging your ovaries, uterus, and the whole abdomen is best done in the days 
By |June 19th, 2014|Blog, News|1 Comment
  • DHEA improves eggs and embryo quality in older women
    Improving egg quality: Why to NOT be afraid of DHEA Improving egg quality: Why to NOT be afraid of DHEA

    Improving egg quality: Why to NOT be afraid of DHEA

Improving egg quality: Why to NOT be afraid of DHEA

  You want start taking DHEA because you heard it helps improve egg quality? Or you’ve read in the internet forum how DHEA helped many women improve egg quality? You feel ready to take it or have already bought DHEA […]
By |January 9th, 2014|Blog, News|1 Comment
  • how much folic acid, getting pregnant after 35
    Why you really need folic acid Why you really need folic acid

    Why you really need folic acid

Why you really need folic acid

  If you’ve been trying to get pregnant for a while, live in a modern Western society (especially if you are over 35), you definitely need supplements during preconception time. Besides improving your chances to get pregnant, they also give the best start possible to your baby, which will need a lot of support (and B-group vitamins!) in order to
By |November 4th, 2013|Blog, News|0 Comments
  • Improving egg quality, get pregnant after 35
    DHEA and improving egg quality: who discovered effects of DHEA? DHEA and improving egg quality: who discovered effects of DHEA?

    DHEA and improving egg quality: who discovered effects of DHEA?

DHEA and improving egg quality: who discovered effects of DHEA?

We all now know that DHEA can improve egg quality in women, especially those who are not 20 anymore. But DHEA has come a long way in the past ten years – from a coincidental finding, to the more systematic research, to the recent large, independent, separately confirmed clinical studies. It is now official, and we are happy and grateful to […]
By |July 13th, 2013|Blog, News|0 Comments
  • improve egg quality, get pregnant after 35
    Over 40 and few eggs left: case of my friend Elena B. Over 40 and few eggs left: case of my friend Elena B.

    Over 40 and few eggs left: case of my friend Elena B.

Over 40 and few eggs left: case of my friend Elena B.

 The first email I had a look at this morning was from my dear Itallian friend Elena (name changed). I know that she’s been trying to get pregnant for about a year now, and with each new email from her a part of me is hoping to hear good news. Unfortunately, the news this morning was not good.
By |June 27th, 2013|Blog, News|0 Comments
  • improve egg quality, get pregnant after 35
    When is the best time to get pregnant? When is the best time to get pregnant?

    When is the best time to get pregnant?

When is the best time to get pregnant?

  When an average woman in her late 20es considers becoming a mother, what is a picture that TV and magazines help her arrive to? Sarah Jesssica Parker gets twins in her mid-forties, Heidi Klum models in underwear only a few weeks after giving birth. Becoming children can’t be too difficult, right?
By |May 23rd, 2013|Blog, News|0 Comments
  • declining fertility
    Women over 35 think THAT much about sex? Women over 35 think THAT much about sex?

    Women over 35 think THAT much about sex?

Women over 35 think THAT much about sex?

The Internet is full of half-information on biological clocks ticking away the last minutes of child-bearing years. In terms of biology, if this problem were real, women would have evolved physiological mechanisms to help them capitalize on their remaining fertility. In other words, nature must have helped us to develop mechanisms to increase the likelihood of getting pregnant before menopause occurs and the conception becomes improbable. The team […]
By |December 22nd, 2014|Blog, News|0 Comments
  • improve egg quality
    The most natural way to improve egg quality: it goes like this The most natural way to improve egg quality: it goes like this

    The most natural way to improve egg quality: it goes like this

The most natural way to improve egg quality: it goes like this

If you are over 35 or trying to get pregnant for a longer time (or both!), you probably wonder whether there is anything you could do in order to boost your egg quality. Are there any foods or supplements which women can take for a certain time which will help them improve their eggs? Especially those who are in preparation for the next IVF or IUI – delivering good […]
By |December 16th, 2014|Blog, News|0 Comments