• 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 […]

  • Trying to conceive but forgetting about vitamin D? Great. Trying to conceive but forgetting about vitamin D? Great.

    Trying to conceive but forgetting about vitamin D? Great.

Trying to conceive but forgetting about vitamin D? Great.

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I hate winter in Berlin and don’t see any reason why not to hate winter in Berlin. I could count over a dozen reasons for it and the first one is the fact that winter in Berlin lasts for about six months each year.

And as much as I try to at least like Christmas now that we have kids, my most positive feelings about Christmas […]

  • The dream of having twins: What are the risks and what an IVF expert from a top fertility clinic told me The dream of having twins: What are the risks and what an IVF expert from a top fertility clinic told me

    The dream of having twins: What are the risks and what an IVF expert from a top fertility clinic told me

The dream of having twins: What are the risks and what an IVF expert from a top fertility clinic told me

twin pregnancies risksWe’ve discussed in the last post how many women, especially those older than 35 or undergoing IVF treatments, wish to get pregnant with twins and I promised to further elaborate on that.

There are, indeed, ways of increasing the chance to conceive with twins: by certain lifestyle interventions and/or by artificial reproductive technologies.

But, before you take advantage of either approach (and they possibly kick in, producing not only twins, but also multiples), you need to be aware of the risks associated with twin pregnancies and then decide for yourself whether […]

  • how to become pregnant with twins
    Why do women over 35 often wish to have twins? Which practices are used to increase the chances of having twins? Why do women over 35 often wish to have twins? Which practices are used to increase the chances of having twins?

    Why do women over 35 often wish to have twins? Which practices are used to increase the chances of having twins?

Why do women over 35 often wish to have twins? Which practices are used to increase the chances of having twins?

how to become pregnant with twins

Some years back while I was trying to get pregnant with my first child, I participated in Qi-Gong classes with a group of women who dealt with infertility.

Once a week after our Qi-Gong session, we would go out for a drink afterwards and update each other on the progress of our fertility journeys.

I remember I once said how I would welcome to get pregnant with twins. I’m a biologist and fascinated by the phenomenon of the two almost identical and yet totally different human beings being born […]