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Harnessing the Power of your Fertile Mind

How positive thinking may ensure a positive outcome Stress can play a negative role on the body, thus putting a damper on fertility but did you know that it can also hinder your chances through the power of the mind/body connection? That’s right! You can think yourself (in) fertile! It’s your choice. Many couples become emotionally distressed…

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Get Your Partner Onboard

Strategies please on how to get your partner onboard without sounding like a nag and wanting to slap him upside the head because you have been telling him the same old S-H-I-T for years: alcohol plus sperm don’t mix. A: Great question because it can be applied to so many different ways of addressing partners in…

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Getting Help at Age 37 | Free Consultation

Where do I go to get help at age 37 when I feel as though no one is actually helping you? If you want to find out specifically where you need to be headed or what you need to do,which may be any number of actions including IVF,  donor embryo, donor egg – If you would…

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3 GP’s told me that I would never conceive

“3 GPs told me that I would never conceive. At 21 with my laparoscopic endometriosis diagnosis, the doctor told me if I wasn’t pregnant by 25 I would have big problems. Now, at 34, and after 3 years of trying it’s hard to get those voices out of my head. How do I stay positive?”…

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Fertility Stress and Infertility

It might seem a catch 22 to say stress and infertility are linked survival instincts, when without reproduction long term survival is negated. However, your body didn’t evolve to make reproduction its first priority – short term survival is paramount. And the human body still very much operates like it did 10,000 years ago when…

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Challenges of Not Getting Pregnant

The mental challenges of not getting pregnant are grounded in basic human psychology and while disappointment is a natural healthy emotion, it is not the only way we can choose to feel. It can be difficult to overcome the negativity and the inferior complex of not getting pregnant, when having children fulfills so many human…

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Stress Less! Act Pregnant Now, Get Pregnant Later

Stress directly impacts the hormones and reproductive organs in both men and women. It increases the production of a chemical called cortisol, which in turn negatively affects sex hormones and the reproductive activity within the body. High levels of cortisol have been associated with infertility problems and weight gain. Stress in men can create a…

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Fertile Mindset: Stop Worrying About Age

When trying to conceive age is one of the leading factors that most couples fear will limit their chances of getting pregnant and in my experience a fearful or doubtful mindset is one of the first things to address on the journey to parenthood. I was asked recently about how to stop worrying about age…

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3 Easy Ways To Detox Fast And Lose A Few Kilos Along The Way…

What is Healthy Detox? After all the holiday overindulgence most of us are left with some extra kilos to shed and many people are looking for tips on doing an easy and healthy detox. It’s simple. If you want to give your body a little break and lose a few kilos in the process—here’s 3 tips…

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Managing Stress and Emotions

When life is stressing you out, if you’re feeling anxious and stressed what is most important is to make sure that you find tools for relaxation and stress relief that are going to be productive, that are going to help you reduce your stress and the negative impact it has upon your fertility. The last…

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The Importance of Good Quality Sleep for Fertility

There is a very important link between getting enough good quality sleep and with good fertility outcomes Good quality sleep is integral to the quality of egg and sperm so when optimising your fertility getting enough of the right quality of sleep is one of the most basic keys to success. Good quality sleep is…

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The Importance of Sleep for Optimum Health

Along with breathing, eating and drinking, the importance of sleep is fundamental, we need good quality sleep to stay alive and healthy. Yet in busy modern lives people never seem to be getting enough. How much do we actually need? Unfortunately there is no magic number dictating how much sleep we need a night. Different…

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7 Steps to a Better Night’s Sleep

Sleep is one of the most important bodily functions. In fact is the only one that replaces some of the hormones we use during the day and enables us to process all the new information we come across daily. Sleep plays a major role in energy conservation, healing, fertility, metabolism, mental wellbeing, good memory and…

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The Most Empowered Version of Yourself

Health, relationships and money. How we choose to order these areas of focus in our lives can differ somewhat from person to person, but none of us escapes them. The reality is that often we focus on what is NOT working yet, I believe the key to happiness in every area of life is actually…

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7 Ways To Eliminate Excess Weight Beyond Diet And Exercise

  Anyone who has ever tried to lose weight will tell you, we find what we lose, particularly when it comes to unwanted kilos. This article discusses the indispensable, fundamental behavioural changes required in anyone seeking a happy, healthy and permanent solution to weight elimination. 1. Choose Differently You have all the resources within you…

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The Power of Forgiveness

“There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”Albert Einstein 1879-1955 You already know Albert Einstein was a genius, but you may be wondering what that has to do with my health and fertility. Albert Einstein understood the truth…

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Effective Ways of Letting Go of Bad Habits

There is no such thing as getting rid of a bad habit. There is such a thing as REPLACING one habit with another. In order to eliminate an unhelpful habit the first thing to do is accept it and effortlessly choose to replace it with something else. What we resist persists. The following quote by…

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Fertility Treatment and Your Emotions

We may think the body controls its own processes and solely determines its destiny and how we feel on an ongoing basis. However, this is only partly true. It is in fact the mind (our brain) and the outward thoughts we manufacture, which end up creating the feelings that in turn manifest into concrete results…

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Easy Weight Loss The Spicy Way

It’s getting hot! If you are wanting to trim an easy way to boost your weight loss goals is simply to add a little more spice to your deliciously healthy meals. Read on for a selection of herbs to help you look and feel your best! Capsicum spp.—Chili Chilli is a metabolic stimulant which greatly…

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Sensible Weight Loss for Optimum Fertility

A balanced and healthy body is a fertile body. As more and more studies search for answers about infertility and reproduction; scientists are slowly acknowledging that optimum fertility is not just about the reproductive organs and system– it is a complex process involving various body systems and the mind. Being underweight or overweight will negatively…

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How Positive Thinking May Ensure A Positive Outcome

Positive thinking, easier said that done yet it is a vital element in our lives. I have recently mentioned how the effects of stress can negatively impact the body, thus putting a damper on fertility.  Another way it can hinder your chances is via the mind/body connection. That’s right!  You can think yourself (in) fertile!…

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How Fear Affects Fertility and Labour

Most of us are aware of the basic mind and body responses fear triggers within our physiology—particularly the well known adrenaline rush. Anything that requires the body to adapt in the long term is perceived as stressful and will have a negative effect on fertility and labour. Our fight/flight/freeze response is activated and blood flow…

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How to Maintain Balance in Your Life Whilst Trying To Conceive

Maintaining balance in life whilst trying to conceive is important. It is easy to lose focus of every other aspect of life when trying to conceive a baby. For many people trying to get pregnant becomes the sole driver of their lives obscuring everything else (sometimes even the most important part of it all: the…

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Emotional Freedom Technique

Several thousand years ago, the Chinese discovered a complex system of energy circuits, called energy meridians, running throughout the body. Meridians are the centerpiece of Eastern medicine and health practices. Recently, Western medicine has started to pay attention to energy flows and their effect on mental and physical health. Many therapeutic modalities ranging from acupuncture…

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