Fertility

Trying Again After a Miscarriage

By |March 14th, 2017|

It’s common for a woman to lose a pregnancy without her even realizing that it happened, in the very early weeks following the date of conception. An even more painful realization of pregnancy loss comes in the form of a miscarriage – an apparent loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy, […]

Sperm Epigenetics: Uncovering Hidden Male Fertility Problems

By |February 24th, 2017|

When it comes to male fertility, just having sperm isn’t enough. Sperm need to reach and fertilize the egg, and provide DNA that will help an embryo develop normally. Male fertility problems can happen at any of these stages, but current tests and treatments only focus on getting the sperm to the egg. There […]

India: A Promising Destination for IVF

By |February 22nd, 2017|

First, what is IVF? In- Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is the most effective type of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) for aiding conception of women who are struggling with infertility issues. To put simply, this procedure of fertilization is done by manually combining an egg and sperm in a laboratory dish, and then transferring the embryo back […]

Do You Have PCOS? How Diet Can Help

By |October 24th, 2016|

First a few facts about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome It affects as many as 15-20% of women, depending on the diagnostic criteria. The condition tends to run in families. Pay attention if women in your family have problems with irregular periods, acne past adolescence, excessive facial hair or diabetes. (1) Forty percent of women diagnosed […]

Infertility: When adoption is not an option

By |October 11th, 2016|

Justine Brooks Froelker said her infertility journey, which has not resulted in that "adorable picture of the 'complete' family, baby and all," makes people uncomfortable and sad.

What Causes Miscarriage and What Can I Do About It

By |October 6th, 2016|

This article is written by Lindsay Schlegel for Verily magazine Whether you’re pregnant or hoping to have children in the future, demystifying this issue is vital. Whether you’re pregnant, thinking about trying to conceive, or hoping to have children some time in the future, it can be scary to consider the possibility of enduring a miscarriage. More and more […]

How To Get Off The Emotional Rollercoaster

By |October 6th, 2016|

Whilst writing an article on communication in relationships I was just reflecting on my own relationship with emotions. I used to think so much to stop feeling my feelings – this was totally unconscious behaviour. I was so disconnected from my feelings I wasn’t able to share them or really understand my wife’s, in […]

Sister surrogate reveals why she had her brother’s baby

By |September 27th, 2016|

Ashlee Mataele, from Sydney, carried a baby for her brother David and his partner Brendan. She stepped in to help the desperate couple fulfill their dream of having kids together.

Sometimes it takes a team to help make a baby

By |September 16th, 2016|

I’ve always had a desire to make others happy. After being blessed with my two children, I learned of the love a mother has for her babies. As time passed, I began hearing more about couples who were having a hard time getting pregnant. My heart would ache for them as I heard of […]

Four Reasons to Practice Mindfulness During Pregnancy

By |August 26th, 2016|

New research is starting to suggest that mindfulness practice can protect the health and well-being of mothers and their babies.