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8 Fertility Myths debunked

Posted on Sep 6, 2017 in Blog, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

With recent reports about declining male fertility I thought it would be good timing to debunk a few fertility myths: 1. It’s easy to get pregnant No way! With at least 1 in 6 couples having trouble in conceiving, I think it is safe to say that it is not easy for every couple to get pregnant. Generally 84% of couples will conceive within the first 12 months of trying. 2. It’s always the woman’s issues NO!  this is one of the worst fertility myths! 40% of cases are due to the woman and 40% due to the man whilst 10% is due to both and 10% unexplained. With sperm counts having...

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Are your feminine-hygiene products damaging your fertility?

Posted on Jul 11, 2017 in Blog, Lifestyle

Are your feminine-hygiene products damaging your fertility?

Sanitary pads and tampons – the hidden dangers within! You could be forgiven for thinking “pads and tampons = out of sight, out of mind”.  Or perhaps you’re one of the growing number of women who’s becoming increasingly aware of the health hazards associated with their prolonged use.  You might be aware of the term “toxic shock syndrome”, but did you know that it may lead to infertility? They can create the perfect home for bacteria-growth which can pass deeper into your body. Your monthly cycle is natural; it’s nature’s way of telling you that you...

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Alcohol and fertility; when 1 drink is 1 too many.

Posted on Jan 17, 2017 in Lifestyle

Alcohol and fertility; when 1 drink is 1 too many.

I’m going to cut straight to the chase regarding alcohol and fertility as this is just too important an issue to ignore.  There is NO safe limit for drinking alcohol whilst getting your body ready to fall pregnant; this applies to both partners. When you drink alcohol the quality of the female egg AND male sperm as well as your developing baby may be impacted. There’s heaps of research out there that links alcohol and fertility; in particular low birth weight, facial deformities, mental retardation, sleep disorders, allergy, obesity, depression and a lower IQ by about 7 points in 7-year...

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Could a silent infection be causing your infertility?

Posted on Nov 22, 2016 in Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Could a silent infection be causing your infertility?

1 of the most overlooked things when struggling for a baby, is whether or not either of you have a genito-urinary infection. Many genito-urinary infections have no symptoms and so can easily be missed.  Plus there is the stigma attached which often puts people off from getting checked out. They can impact your immune system and lead to inflammation which may stop you from falling pregnant and affect your fertility, or even lead to miscarriage. Some are transferred sexually whilst others are viruses or bacterial infections that can be spread via skin to skin contact. Infections to look out...

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