• One summer post: Beautiful poem on being a woman One summer post: Beautiful poem on being a woman

    One summer post: Beautiful poem on being a woman

One summer post: Beautiful poem on being a woman

As I opened my Facebook the other day, nothing, really nothing hinted that I would soon find the best poem on womanhood and fertility I read in my whole life.

The strange thing was that it was posted by a man – a British friend of ours who wrote several books and obviously has a talent to recognize the right words when he comes across them.

The poem was written by famous african american poet Lucille Clifton who received numerous prizes for her […]

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    Can probiotics increase your fertility? Very likely. Can probiotics increase your fertility? Very likely.

    Can probiotics increase your fertility? Very likely.

Can probiotics increase your fertility? Very likely.

probiotic gettting pregnantToday, I would like to only quickly address one issue I wrote about a few years ago, but only now we start to see more articles addressing one important issue: Conception and our gut bacteria.

A quick reminder to start with: Gut bacteria (often called gut microbiome) are not only very important for digestion, they are also many; around 2kg of bacteria we carry around in our gut.

It is estimated that our guts have tens of trillions bacteria, with at least 1000 different types of species, and almost two thirds of our bacterial populations […]

  • Nutrition and adrenal health: Here’s what Nicole from Healthy Mom Handbook says about it Nutrition and adrenal health: Here’s what Nicole from Healthy Mom Handbook says about it

    Nutrition and adrenal health: Here’s what Nicole from Healthy Mom Handbook says about it

Nutrition and adrenal health: Here’s what Nicole from Healthy Mom Handbook says about it

Most all expectant women want a healthy baby, unfortunately there isn’t enough information out there on how important mom’s adrenal health is prior to and during pregnancy.

Lowered adrenal function and adrenal fatigue are ubiquitous today among men and women, especially pregnant women.

If a mother is experiencing adrenal fatigue she will birth babies with weakened adrenals, which means they are born immunocompromised and more prone to infections.

Adrenal dysfunction can cause preeclampsia, high blood pressure and high blood sugar which can lead to gestational diabetes. It’s never too late to repair your adrenals but […]

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    How to find a sperm or egg donor: Interview with Erika Tranfield from PrideAngel How to find a sperm or egg donor: Interview with Erika Tranfield from PrideAngel

    How to find a sperm or egg donor: Interview with Erika Tranfield from PrideAngel

How to find a sperm or egg donor: Interview with Erika Tranfield from PrideAngel

how to find sperm egg donorDuring a recent Fertility Fair in Berlin I had a chance to speak to Erica Tranfield from the Pride Angel. PrideAngel is an unusual website, kind of a “dating service” which brings together egg donors, sperm donors and co-parents online. On the website, it is possible to get an onsite-mail, create a profile and search for thousands of members and communicate with them safely. Can you imagine something like that to exist in Germany? I certainly can’t.

Hello Erica. What is PrideAngel doing at the fertility […]

  • Gay parenthood in Germany: Interesting services at Oregon Reproductive Medicine Gay parenthood in Germany: Interesting services at Oregon Reproductive Medicine

    Gay parenthood in Germany: Interesting services at Oregon Reproductive Medicine

Gay parenthood in Germany: Interesting services at Oregon Reproductive Medicine

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Recently, I had a chance to speak to Dr. Brandon Bankowsky from the Oregon Reproductive Medicine and one of the co-organizers of the Fertility Fair 2017 in Berlin.

Given the bad press that this conference received in local newspapers (Germany is known for its strict Embryo Protection Act which doesn’t allow many fertility treaments such as egg donation, surrogacy, also PGS is performed only under special circumstances), so I was duying to talk to him and hear about his impressions.

What is it that brings your clinic to Germany Dr.Bankowski?

Dr.Bankowski: We have […]

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  • Fertility treatments in Turkey (and why Turkish women believe that onions help while trying to conceive) Fertility treatments in Turkey (and why Turkish women believe that onions help while trying to conceive)

    Fertility treatments in Turkey (and why Turkish women believe that onions help while trying to conceive)

Fertility treatments in Turkey (and why Turkish women believe that onions help while trying to conceive)

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During a recent fertility conference in Berlin, I spoke to numerous fertility experts, but only at the Turkish booth did it feel like home to me. Or, more precisely, it felt like sitting in my own kitchen – a peaceful, comfortable world, untouched by the hectic surroundings.

Would I like a coffee? No? Then have a chocolate. Sit down. Let’s talk. Let’s figure things out. This is how I started taking to Dr. Teksen Camlibel from Jinemed, the first IVF center in Istanbul.

Dr. Camlibel, why do German […]

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  • So many men with low and weak sperm counts. Why? So many men with low and weak sperm counts. Why?

    So many men with low and weak sperm counts. Why?

So many men with low and weak sperm counts. Why?

In the past months, I have had several occasions to talk with male fertility experts and I always use this opportunity to ask whether it’s true that the sperm quality of men in Western countries is in decline? Do doctors notice any of that in their daily practice?

I personally notice that many – maybe as many as 50% – of the women I work with say their partners are having mild sperm issues; that is, their spermiogramm results […]