About Zycia and Founder Tasha Jennings

Tasha Jennings - 7 months pregnant

Tasha Jennings ND
Bch H Sci Nat Med
Adv Dip Naturopathy
Dip Herb Med
Dip Nutrition

Zycia, means ‘life’ and the name was chosen to represent the precious nurturing of life from preconception to pregnancy, breastfeeding and beyond.  The company Zycia was conceived whilst I was trying, and having difficulty, conceiving my first child.  What began as a small personal project to help me conceive became a passion as I met with researchers internationally in regards to the best possible nutrition to support conception and a healthy pregnancy.  Amazed by the research I discovered, I was compelled to start a company dedicated to providing the best possible nutrition to help couples conceive and carry healthy babies.  This is how Zycia, was born and soon after so was my son!

Being the best Mum starts well before birth.  In fact it even before you conceive.  Nurturing your precious child doesn’t just begin when you fall pregnant.  Providing the best for your baby also means creating healthy eggs and a healthy environment in which a baby can grow.  This not only optimises your chances of falling pregnant but supports the development and long term health of your precious baby.

We often spend days, weeks, if not months painting, renovating and decorating the nursery the baby’s arrival.  But the most important nursery your baby will ever have, is the one inside you!

Your baby will never grow as quickly as it does from the time you conceive until 6 months of age, the nutrition you provide during this time sets their foundation for life.  During the wonderful 9 months of pregnancy and through breastfeeding, you are the sole source of nutrition for your growing baby, the nutrients you provide during this time impact brain, muscle and bone development and can have lasting affects on their long term health.

I’ve been a Naturopath and Nutritionist for the past 15 years, working in clinical practice, product and program development, teaching and training.  I contribute articles and expert comment to major media publications including New IdeaThe Herald Sun, the Sunday HeraldYahoo 7Mouth of Mums, The Bub HubCosmopolitan Pregnancy MagazineMy Child Magazine, Practical Parenting as well as medical and pharmaceutical journals and have presented on shows including the Kerry-Anne Morning Show and The David and Kim Morning Show as well as radio interviews. My first book the Vitamins Guide was published in April 2013 and is now reaching it’s third reprint.  My second book The Fertility Diet was released June 2015 to a sell out launch.

I regularly run trainings, seminars and presentations to Obstetriciansmidwivesfertility specialists and other medical professionals and have also been a key note speaker at the Pregnancy, Babies and Children’s Expo in Melbourne for the past 3 years (you can view one of my presentations here).

I am continually inspired not only by new research but also the wonderful couples who I’ve followed on their exciting, and often challenging, journey to conception and beyond to then see their beautiful healthy babies.  I’m now Mum to a thriving, 3 year old son and 1 year old daughter, who continue to inspire me (and challenge me!) everyday.  After achieving my dream of starting a family, I’m passionate about helping others do the same.

To further work towards this goal, I also developed the Conceive Baby website which provides expert information from a professional panel of contributors, including IVF specialists, gynaecologists, fertility psychologists, naturopaths, nutritionists, chinese medical doctors and more, on all aspects of fertility and the early stages of pregnancy.

I personally answer all questions you send through this website and Facebook, so please feel free to contact me anytime.

Tasha Jennings ND
Bch H Sci Nat Med
Adv Dip Naturopathy
Dip Herb Med
Dip Nutrition