Conception

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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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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Ovulation test kits

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 in Conception, News/Articles | 0 comments

Ovulation test kits are another way to help pin point your fertile window. These come in the form of Urine based test kits Salivary based test kits   Urine based test kits These kits work by measuring the level of luteinising hormone (LH) in urine. There is always a small amount of LH present in blood and urine, however the volume of LH increases 2 to 5-fold 1 to 2 days prior to ovulation to stimulate release of the egg. Measuring when this surge is occurring provides an indication that ovulation is about to occur. The 3 days immediately after commencement of the LH surge is the window during which you are most likely to conceive. When using urine-based kits it is best to follow the directions outlined on the packed as these can vary slightly between brands. However, in general it’s best, although not essential, to test your urine at around the same time each day and ideally not first thing in the morning as this may miss the first day of your LH surge. Around 2 – 2:30pm appears to be ideal timing. Also avoid drinking too much liquid prior to the test as this may dilute urine. Read the results within 10 minutes of performing the test. Positive tests won’t disappear however a false positive may register after 10 minutes. Therefore once the results have been read, the test should be thrown out. Urine based ovulation kits are around 99% accurate, making them one of the most reliable measures of ovulation, however they are not fool proof. It is possible for LH to surge without ovulation occurring. You may also experience false LH surges prior to the actual surge. However their strong reliability still makes them one of the best methods for predicting ovulation at home.   Salivary-based test kits Using a tiny microscope, these kits enable you to visualise the changes in saliva patterns, stimulated by a change in hormone levels. Estrogen increases the salt content of your saliva. When this salt dries, if forms a fern-like pattern which can be seen through the microscope.   This fern-like pattern indicates the presence of a high level of estrogen, which is most likely to occur in the few days leading up to ovulation. So when you see this pattern, the 3 – 4 days following this will be your most fertile. Saliva based test kits aren’t quite as accurate as urine based test kits. This is due to the fact that the fern-like patter may be present at other times during your cycle depending on your hormone levels. For some people, it may also be hard to accurately identify the fern-like pattern through the microscope. However, this type of kit can be a more popular option due to the convenience of testing as well as the ability to use the same test over and over for around 2 years.   Fertility medications can impact the accuracy of both kits, so best to speak with your specialist if you are taking any prescribed hormonal medication.   You can also track your fertile days by charting your temperature each morning.  Find out more details here....

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Being the best Mum starts well before birth

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in Conception, News/Articles | 0 comments

Providing the best start possible for your precious baby is one of the most important things you will ever do.  New research shows that what you eat and the nutrients you consume even prior to conception, all impact the short and long term health of your child.  Check out my article on the Mouth of Mum’s website to find out more.

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Simple treatments for PCOS

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in Conception | 0 comments

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition often occurring within families.  For this reason it’s believed to have a genetic component but otherwise the cause is largely unknown.  Symptoms can vary greatly but often include irregular menstrual cycle, PMS/PMT, heavy menstrual bleeding, acne and weight gain.  These symptoms can not only be uncomfortable but they can also reduce your ability to conceive.  There is very little in the way of medical treatment available for PCOS.  Most treatment relies on the use of the oral contraceptive Pill to help reduce symptoms, however when you’re wanting to conceive, this is not an options. The good news is that there are some great natural treatments and lifestyle changes which can help reduce your monthly symptoms and improve your fertility.  Simple dietary changes, combined with vitamin and herbal support can help bring you closer to your dream of starting a family!  Find out more about these simple treatments in my my article on the Mouth of Mum’s...

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The Best Exercise for Fertility

Posted by on Sep 4, 2014 in Conception | 0 comments

Too little or too much exercise can impact your ability to conceive.  High impact training can reduce the body’s ability to produce progesterone, which is critical for ovulation.  Extremely athletic women generally have greatly reduced levels of body fat.  But before you throw out your trainers, too little exercise also has negative implications.  So how much is the ‘right amount’ of exercise?  What types of exercise are best?  And what’s really best for you? Find out all this and more to help improve your fertility in my article on the Mouth of Mum’s...

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