Category Archives: Fertility

Vitamin B3 Helps Prevent Miscarriages and Birth Defects

Vitamin B3 Helps Prevent Miscarriages & Birth Defects B vitamins have always been very important in pregnancy, such as B6 for morning sickness, and folic acid to prevent spina bifida in babies. Now scientists at the Victor Chang Institute in …

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How Takeaway Food Containers and Plastic Water Bottles Can Lower Fertility

How Takeaway Food Containers and Plastic Water Bottles Can Lower Fertility New Australian research has found that common chemicals used in cleaning products, foods, cosmetics, and plastic containers could be impacting on women’s and men’s fertility. Dr Mark Green, a …

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Male Fertility Down by 50%

Male Fertility Down by 50% An increasing proportion of men are becoming infertile, with sperm counts declining by more than half between 1973 and 2011. This is according to a review and analysis of 185 different research studies conducted on …

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Acupuncture and IVF

Acupuncture and IVF Increasing Your Chances of a Successful Pregnancy By Using the Best of Both Worlds (The first section below is from a newspaper article[1].) ‘It was 2005, and after nine months of IVF treatment and a positive pregnancy …

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Stress the Destroyer

Stress the Destroyer Stress can be a healthy thing; our stress response is there to help us deal with challenging or dangerous situations. If a tiger jumps out at you from behind a tree, your heart suddenly beats faster, your …

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Simple Ways to Help New Parents

Simple Ways to Help New Parents   When friends or family have just had a baby, it can be hard to know how to help – especially as going around to visit or drop something off might wake them or …

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Acupuncture and Fertility

Acupuncture and Fertility Acupuncture reduces stress, which increases fertility When people are under stress, the hormone cortisol is released in the brain. This disrupts hormone levels, and that in turn impacts fertility – in fact, stress can stop ovulation entirely …

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All About Vitex

All About Vitex Vitex is another name for chaste tree berry (“vitex agnus castus”), a very popular and effective herbal medicine that helps promote ovulation. Essentially, it does this by preventing your pituitary gland from producing too much prolactin; prolactin …

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How Stress Can Affect Your Fertility

How Stress Can Affect Your Fertility If you’ve been trying to get pregnant for a while, you’ve probably had dozens of well-meaning friends tell you to just relax, to stop actively trying and it’ll happen. While this gets more frustrating …

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What Your Period Can Tell You About Your Health

What Your Period Can Tell You About Your Health It’s easy to think of your period as a curse (especially when you’re trying to get pregnant), but it can be a valuable insight into your overall reproductive health. Period cramps …

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