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Boosting immunity for Pre-Conception and Pregnancy

Posted on March 17, 2020

Heading into the winter months, coupled with concerns around COVID-19, ensuring a strong immune system is high on everyone’s priority list.  As a naturopath I’ve been trained to look at things in a holistic manner. When it comes to wellness and immune health I think about this in two ways – how can I boost … Continue reading

Foods To Increase Fertility

Posted on November 13, 2019

These days we have a HUGE amount of scientific research telling us which nutrients are important for fertility: Omega 3 Fatty acids, folate, zinc, selenium, iron, vitamin E, just to name a few! But we eat FOOD, not nutrients, so part of my job as dietitian is helping translate this scientific research into to practical … Continue reading

Why Do Couples With Infertility Need To Have A Karyotype Done?

Karyotype testing for men and women suffering infertility can provide extremely useful information that helps your doctor to get to the bottom of your problem. Karyotypes can diagnose chromosomal abnormalities, a cause of infertility that is relatively common and underappreciated. Where a karyotype is normal, a certain set of problems are ruled out, allowing us … Continue reading

If I’ve Conceived Naturally Once, Why Am I Struggling Now?

Posted on October 21, 2019

Secondary infertility is defined as struggling to conceive now, when you have conceived before. It’s more common than you may think. Don’t be afraid to reach out for help. It takes two… A lot of us assume secondary infertility is due to a woman getting older. There are many cases where this is true. As … Continue reading

5 Things To Know If You Are Considering Freezing Your Eggs

Posted on June 11, 2019

Many women think about freezing their eggs for a long time before actively making  treatment plans. It’s definitely not something a woman rushes into, but it is part of her long term family planning strategy. Here are five things to consider if you are thinking about how egg freezing might work for you. 1.Freeze eggs … Continue reading