• 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 […]

  • probiotic gettting pregnant
    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 […]

  • Why buying expensive CoQ10 makes sense and you should save money somewhere else Why buying expensive CoQ10 makes sense and you should save money somewhere else

    Why buying expensive CoQ10 makes sense and you should save money somewhere else

Why buying expensive CoQ10 makes sense and you should save money somewhere else

In 1978, British scientist Peter Mitchell received a Nobel Prize for his contribution to the understanding of biological energy transfer and his hypothesis about the role of CoQ10 in the transfer of energy in the mitochondria.

While Peter Mitchell was not the first to discover CoQ10 (its original discovery is contributed to Frederick L. Crane), his studies revealed that CoQ10 is a naturally occurring nutrient and plays an essential role in the electron transport chain that produces energy for all cellular processes.

This finding initiated a lot of CoQ10 research on […]

  • Interview with a top-expert: How egg donation works in real life Interview with a top-expert: How egg donation works in real life

    Interview with a top-expert: How egg donation works in real life

Interview with a top-expert: How egg donation works in real life

Dr. Elisabeth Clua has blue eyes and blonde hair.

One could easily think she looks like a typical German doctor – only she is not.

Elisabeth is Spanish and a leading expert in reproductive biology. Her daily job is egg donation or, more precisely, matching donated eggs (from healthy, young women) with their recipients (older, infertile women).

In even more simple terms, Elisabeth identifies the “right” biological mothers for couples who seek one for their baby.

Matching healthy, young eggs with infertile couples – deciding on who […]

  • the right time to get pregnant
    Expert interview: What an embryologist from an IVF lab says about when women should start having babies and why Expert interview: What an embryologist from an IVF lab says about when women should start having babies and why

    Expert interview: What an embryologist from an IVF lab says about when women should start having babies and why

Expert interview: What an embryologist from an IVF lab says about when women should start having babies and why

the right time to get pregnantWhen a woman first starts trying to get pregnant, they know well who the main people in the process of creating a new being are: her partner and herself.

However, those who struggle with infertility and then start IVF soon realize that more than two people can be involved in making a baby.

Unfortunately, that moment often marks a shift of power – that is, when a couple begins the treatment they soon stop trusting in their own bodies and put all their hopes in the hands […]

  • FSH home-test (fertility test): use it but make sure to know this: FSH home-test (fertility test): use it but make sure to know this:

    FSH home-test (fertility test): use it but make sure to know this:

FSH home-test (fertility test): use it but make sure to know this:

Are home fertility tests accurate?One of the most important hormones telling a women how many eggs she has left is FSH (follicle stimulating hormone).

In recent years, several home tests have been developed as a convenient means to check fertility at home.

Such tests are similar to pregnancy test strips, meaning it’s really very easy to use them. Testing should be performed on cycle day 3. Ideally, you will test several cycles in a row.

 

FSH testing at home: are home fertility tests accurate?

Yes. However, there are a few things you need to know. Let’s […]