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) 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. [...]

2018-06-18T08:14:10+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Five supplements which will improve your egg health fast-track

Five supplements which will improve your egg health fast-track Image credit: alex_ugalek at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Egg maturation and growth depend on woman's age and general health, as well as on flow of nutrients to the ovaries. This means that your diet, your exercise, even the way you manage stress will have impact on the egg maturation processes. In addition to good nutrition (here you can read about why eating Mediterranean diet helps) and a [...]

2018-05-31T11:22:13+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Which CoQ10 is best for fertility: Ubiquinol or Ubiquinone?

Which CoQ10 is best for fertility: Ubiquinol or Ubiquinone? Some weeks ago I received one of the best comments on my blog so far (thank you Iva S.). This is what Iva asked me: Dear Darja, first of all, I liked very much your book about improving egg quality in women over 35, it's informative and motivational, thank you for writing it! As you may know, there is another book on the same topic available Amazon [...]

2018-06-18T10:22:54+00:00 May 16th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Diagnosed with low ovarian reserve? A little story about how this blog started.

Diagnosed with low ovarian reserve? A little story about how this blog started. Image courtesy: jscreationzs at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Getting pregnant always looked like something that happens easily, so I've spent decades believing that (and doing everything possible to make it not happen). When I only think of all the sex I did not enjoy because I was subconsciously busy calculating my fertile days and obsessing about condoms not being safe enough... The moment [...]

2018-06-18T10:38:34+00:00 March 7th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Why antral follicle count is a number you need to know

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 [...]

2018-06-18T11:42:49+00:00 November 13th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |

Mothers at 35 plus: What medicine and society still need to learn about them

Mothers at 35 plus: What medicine and society still need to learn about them My grandmother delivered my dad after she turned 40. My dad was her tenth and last child (seven of ten survived to adulthood). Since my grandma's oldest daughter was already married, everyone in the small village in the Balcan mountains considered it shameful for my grandma to give birth to a baby at a time when she was supposed to help [...]

2018-06-18T11:56:58+00:00 August 20th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

A number of pain-killers can stop ovulation and lower fertility?

A number of pain-killers can stop ovulation and lower fertility? Image courtesy: marin at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Of course, I was occasionally taking anti-pain medications during the time I was trying to conceive. I mean, who doesn't? Though I am generally trying to avoid any medications as much as possible, I sometimes do get headaches (or toothaches!) that can't be relieved without reaching for the ibuprofen. But was it always ibuprofen that I took? My [...]

2018-06-18T12:00:22+00:00 August 4th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

Have a question for me? Meet me via Skype or e-mail!

Dear ladies, thank you very much for your letters, questions and support. Each one of your voices and your comments over the past years has helped me to build a better website. For that I feel very grateful. But most of all, thank you for letting me have a glimpse of many of your fertility journeys and asking for my opinion; I felt honoured every single time. Lately, I am getting more questions and emails that I [...]

The damaging effects of sunshine on fertility?

The damaging effects of sunshine on fertility? Image credit: sakhorn38 at FreeDigitalPhotos.net I've seen the title last week and instincivelly did not like it at all. After having spent over a decade in vitamin D research, I became convinced that the root of many health problems derive from the fact that people are getting too little sunshine and not too much! Decreased vitamin D levels (with everything that follows it, from risk of developing various mental health [...]

2018-06-18T12:40:49+00:00 March 28th, 2015|Tags: , , |

How to increase fertility with vitamin D

How to increase fertility with vitamin D Image credit: marcolm at FreeDigitalPhotos.net 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 [...]

2018-06-19T08:32:04+00:00 January 6th, 2015|Tags: , , , |