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Knocked Up Podcast – Sex for Conception with Chantelle Otten

Posted on August 31, 2020

Sex takes on a completely different role when the focus becomes conception rather than pleasure. In this episode we discuss how sex can change in a relationship and how to keep the connection with your partner. Chantelle Otten is an internationally acclaimed Psycho-Sexologist based in Melbourne. With her background in scientific research, sexual medicine, and … Continue reading

Holistic Fertility Support

Posted on April 15, 2020

For some women trying for a baby comes with great challenges, involving many months or even years trying to conceive. This struggle eventually leads many women to seek support. In order to have a great chance of success on this journey, it is key to have supportive practitioners with you along the way. There are … Continue reading

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