Posts by Zycia

Conceive Baby is here!

Posted by on May 14, 2016 in Conception | 0 comments

Conceive Baby is here!

If you are in the conception phase of your pregnancy journey, then Conceive Baby  is for you!  Whether you have diagnosed fertility issues, going through IVF or just wanting to prepare your body for a healthy pregnancy, the Conceive Baby team of experts is here for you.  Including fertility specialists, gyneacologists, reproductive endocrinologists, chinese medical practitioners, fertility psychologists, naturopaths, nutritionists, healthy chefs and more!   Join us to receive a FREE introduction to the Fertility Diet book!  Now also available in Kindle...

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Bringing your newborn home, let’s keep it real.

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016 in News/Articles | 1 comment

This past month I have been talking to many mums who are struggling to cope with caring for their newborns. It’s a pretty intense learning curve in the first few months, particularly if it is your first baby. During pregnancy there is lots of accessible, valuable support and advice available from health professionals and your planning will include where you will deliver your baby and your chosen birth plan. A common theme in the feedback from mums is that the birth plan can be the part of the journey that doesn’t quite go to “plan” and may result in some intervention to ensure a healthy baby and mum.  If this is the case it can change your physical ability to manage a new baby when you go home. Speaking with many mums the feedback has a common theme.  It can be the start of an unfamiliar feeling of loss of control and free fall in this new role and journey as a parent. Maternity wards are not conducive to sleep. If you are breastfeeding then you will be feeding every few hours or more around the clock and this may normally take up to an hour each time as your newborn will be sleepy and you are both learning the ropes. Breastfeeding teamwork and getting to know each other takes time and practice. And you may receive different advice from the nurses with each new shift, confusing to know which advice suits you. Time for hospital discharge and taking baby home. This is when you and the the real world meet face to face and the intensity of caring for a new baby starts.  And maybe this precious baby has been planned for some time and the enormity of her anticipated arrival can be overwhelming. It’s exciting and exhausting, a rollercoaster ride like no other. Emotional support and understanding is so important but not always readily available in today’s busy and high achieving world. Family support is not always nearby. Dads are often expected back to work within a week.  Guilt is a debilitating feeling for both parents. Dads (also sleep deprived and unsure what their parental “task” list involves) feel guilty for leaving their wife and baby at home on their own. Mum may need to touch base with dad at work for reassurance/support. Dad needs to sleep at night if possible so that he can function and be “present” at work. Understandably mum needs some respite or support  with the overnight feeds and settling baby. This new routine is a lot to contend with and teamwork becomes really important so you can allow each other some respite. It is normal for your baby to feed often day and night for the first 6-10 weeks, particularly if your baby has been born early or the birth has been complicated.  And I mean every few hours…and it is normal that it can take up to an hour from beginning to end of the feed. Your newborn will be sleepy and regularly fall asleep at the breast, their most favourite place on earth. And it can be really challenging to keep them feeding through the fore and hind milk which will help them settle whilst stimulating your supply. And they need frequent and small amounts to begin with as breast milk is meant to digest easily. So you cannot expect your baby to find a “routine” for the first few months. After 6-8 weeks research shows that your baby can distinguish between night and day. So you can begin to establish some daily consistent rhythms to the end of “day”...

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Being the best Mum starts well before birth

Posted by on Apr 1, 2016 in Conception | 0 comments

Even before you conceive you are nurturing and nourishing the important DNA that will become your future child. We can spend months painting and decorating the baby’s nursery ready for the new arrival, but the most important ‘nursery’ you baby will ever have, is the one inside you. Your eggs have a 90 day life cycle from immature follicle until it reaches a mature egg, released at ovulation.  During these critical 90 days you can positively and negatively influence the health of your eggs and all the genetic material it contains.  The Fertility Diet has been specifically designed especially to support the health of your eggs during this important time.  For more information about how to positively influence the health of your eggs to improve your chances of conceiving and carrying a healthy baby please out Conceive Baby.  Conceive Baby provides expert information, specifically focused on fertility, conception and the initial stages of pregnancy. Drawing on the expertise of fertility specialists, gynaecologists, doctors, naturopaths, nutritionists, researchers and more.  Conceive baby is a comprehensive resource for all couples wishing to start a family. Also read on to discover more information about conceiving your precious baby in our articles below.  If you have any questions or queries, feel free to contact us...

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Second Melbourne Launch!

Posted by on Aug 20, 2015 in News/Articles | 0 comments

With the success of the first sold out Melbourne launch presentation there is now another date scheduled!  Tickets now available and filling fast so book your place today! Endorsed and recommended by IVF specialists and educators as well as natural fertility experts, The Fertility Diet combines both natural and medical perspectives, providing simple, practical advice about the latest treatments combined with effective, easy to implement diet and lifestyle strategies to optimise fertility fitness in both women and men. “A well researched book providing thoughtful, practical advice to couples both trying to conceive and wishing to optimise pregnancy outcome. A valuable resource, thoroughly recommended” Dr Anthony Lawrence – Senior fertility specialist Bsc Honors, MBBS Honors Whether you have diagnosed fertility issues, going through IVF, struggled with miscarriage or simply want to ensure a healthy conception the Fertility Diet launch is an event not to be missed! Monday 31st August 7pm – 8:30pm With an introduction by naturopath and fertility expert Nicole Tracy, Tasha Jennings will talk exclusively about her new book as well as providing practical tips and advice on creating a lifestyle and diet to enhance fertility. $30 including a signed copy of the book  At Fertile Ground Health Group – The Studio, Suite 2, Lvl 6, 372-376 Albert Street, East Melbourne 3002 Seats limited. Reserve your place today. For further details or to book email reception@fertileground.com.au or phone FGHG on: (03) 9419...

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Zycia launching into China!

Posted by on Jun 27, 2015 in News/Articles, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Following Zycia’s great success supporting Australian women through healthy pregnancy’s and beyond, we’re now spreading our wings to China!  In partnership with QBID (Quality Brands International Direct), Zycia will soon be available through JD.com, China’s largest retailer.  Zycia is privileged to be part of this landmark international eCommerce Australia/China collaboration which will be celebrated at an official launch which I’ll be attending this Monday 29th June.  With opening remarks by The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Federal Minister for communications, it promises to be an exciting event and fabulous...

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