How to live a fertility-friendly life

Recently, Helen Lindop (from BusinesPlusBaby) and I talked about realities of female fertility and getting pregnant over the age of thirty-five. What is it that women should do better? Do we sufficiently understand the mechanics of our fertility cycles and biological clocks? Here is how the conversation went: Helen: Can a woman do anything to improve her fertility after the age of 35? And why do some doctors say the fertility of a women works [...]

2018-02-15T20:44:55+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Tags: , |

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

Image credit: marin at 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 [...]

Do you know your AMH and FSH levels?

My best friend is thirty-nine and is still postponing having a baby. We have discussed all kinds of fertility topics for years - from egg freezing, to low ovarian reserve, tracking ovulation etc., and still she would not even go to a doctor to find out about her AMH or FSH. “What if it's bad?” she says. “Then I will just start panicking and will feel bad for not having frozen any eggs before.” So [...]

2017-10-13T12:01:43+00:00 February 12th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

How to find out how many eggs you have left? What a fertility test should include

Image courtesy: hyena reality at What is fertility testing? In reality, fertility of a women is a continuum and not something that categorizes well. A certain value from a blood test can cause feelings of panic by placing you in a particular category ("low responder"! "high FSH"! "diminished ovarian reserve"!) whereas in reality there is very little difference in fertility potential between you and someone belonging to the neigboring category ("normal ovarian [...]

2017-10-13T12:01:43+00:00 January 25th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Why antral follicle count is a number you need to know

Antral follicle count is a reliable readout of how active your ovaries are. Together with AMH and FSH, antral follicle counts adds a precious information to what exactly the time is on your personal biological clock and how many eggs you have left. You can then build on this information yourself and adjust your life habits so as to give to those eggs all they need to make the best babies possible. The nice thing is, there are [...]

2017-10-13T12:01:44+00:00 November 13th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |

Which CoQ10 is best for fertility and why?

Thanks to many awesome professional fertility websites and personal blogs which have exploded in numbers over the past years (several thousand fertility blogs as I'm updating this post in 2017), women over 35 who are struggling to get pregnant now know with confidence that: 1. Egg quality and quantity is THE single most limiting factor in getting pregnant and delivering a healthy baby in women over 35. 2. There are lifestyle interventions that are proven [...]

2018-01-02T20:58:02+00:00 November 2nd, 2015|Tags: , , , |

Fertility rates falling in over a half of the countries in the world

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 [...]

2017-10-13T12:01:46+00:00 February 16th, 2015|Tags: , , |

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 for years! For example, there is significant pressure on women to put off [...]

2017-10-13T12:01:46+00:00 February 2nd, 2015|Tags: , , , |