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Frequently Asked Fertility Questions

Welcome to our growing library of frequently asked fertility questions answered by leading natural fertility specialist Gabriela Rosa.

This FAQ library is provided to help you find answers to some of the frequently asked fertility questions people ask us here at Natural Fertility Breakthrough. We believe knowledge is empowering so our approach to natural fertility is supportive and education-based to help you learn how to optimise your fertility through insight about your body’s natural fertility signals.

There's so much information available nowadays it can be hard to know which information to apply. Clients too often come to us exhausted, frustrated and despairing, overwhelmed with all the conflicting advice out there. We share answers here from general to specialist medical and fertility health issues based on almost 20 years of professional experience in the field of natural fertility.

On a daily basis our natural fertility experts answer questions about personal, specific, infertility and fertility challenges. Here you'll find links to information about ovarian reserve and age, IVF and miscarriages, questions about nutrition, diet and supplements, questions about how lifestyle factors impact fertility or contribute to infertility, plus questions about our favourite fertility topic "unexplained infertility". To download a searchable copy of the library click here.

Fertility specialist Gabriela Rosa offers practical advice on how to optimise your chances of getting pregnant fast, even if you are over 40 or think you may need to use IVF/ICSI

We encourage you to ask questions, seek answers and learn from other peoples experience, their questions, and answers because it is our experience that with fertility, as in life, there’s always the things we don’t know, that we don't know. Get educated, find out as much as you possibly can about your own fertility situation because when it comes to "infertility" it's the things that we don't know, we don't know, that keep us stuck.

Once you actually identify your individual minor factors - all the little things that can play a cumulative role in your fertility - then it’s a lot easier to regain control, take action and make a difference to your fertility outcomes.

If you don't see an answer to your fertility question here you can try searching the fertility blog or connect via Facebook and fire your questions our way. Another option we encourage is participating in the #TheFertilityChallenge, from where most of these questions are sourced and answered.  If you require more specific information about your personal fertility journey please take the free fertility discovery questionnaire.

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You Need to Quit Smoking & Drinking to Optimize Your Fertility

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Winning Team The Fertility Journey as a Couple Part I

Will Surgical Removal of Fibroid Cause Infertility?

Will Surgical Removal of Fibroid Cause Infertility?

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Why does weight affect fertility when you have no fertility issues?

When is the best time in a cycle to see an acupuncturist?

When is the best time in a cycle to see an acupuncturist?

04-What-Is-The-Ideal-Weight-for-IVF

What’s the ideal weight for IVF?

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What’s the Significance of High Sex Hormone Binding Globulins in the Blood?

102-How-Can-I-Get-My-Period-Back

What will make my period come back and me start ovulating?

03-Should-Cheese-Be-A-Part-of-Your-Fertility-Diet

What types of cheese do you recommend?

11-The-Best-Treatment-for-Autoimmunity-and-Infertility

What treatment do you suggest for natural killer cells?

103-Quick-Fixes-for-Hypoglycemic-Episodes

What should I do about hypoglycaemic episodes?

10-Fertility-Friendly-Cleaning-Products

What kind of washing powder and bleach is good to use?

104-Fertility-Testing-FAQ

What kind of fertility testing should I ask for?

105-Preventing-Further-Growth

What is your advice on preventing further growth of fibroids?

12-The-Best-Way-To-Track-Ovulation

What is the best way to track ovulation?

13-What-is-Healthy-Eating-for-Fertility

What is Healthy Eating for Fertility?

106-What-is-a-Chemical-Pregnancy

What is a Chemical Pregnancy?

14-The-Best-Supplements-for-Optimum-Fertility

What Fertility Supplements Do You Recommend?

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What do you think about Himalayan pink salt?

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What Do I Do Now the Fertility Challenge is Over?

16-The-Best-Days-to-Be-Intimate-For-Optimal-Fertility

What days do you advise your patients to be intimate?

108-What-Day-of-Your-Cycle

What Day of Your Cycle Should You Stop Trying to Conceive?

15-How-to-Support-Uterine-Lining-and-Implantation-During-IVF

What Can I Do to Support Uterine Lining and Implantation During IVF?

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Vitamin D Supplementation

19-Is-a-Vegetarian-Diet-Helping-or-Hurting-Your-Fertility

Vegetarian In Need of Gluten Free Alternatives

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Vegan Diet & Fertility

18b-How-to-Get-the-Right-Vaginal-pH-Balance

Vaginal pH Level and Fertility

17-DHEA-and-CoQ10-Can-They-Increase-AMH-and-Reduce-FSH

Using DHEA and CoQ10 to Increase AMH and Reduce FSH

21-Is-IVF-Just-a-Numbers-Game-Hint-ItS-Not

Unfortunately this is a pretty common misconception…

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Unexplained Infertility | Adenomyosis Relationship?

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Turmeric Latte Coffee Substitute

115-What-To-Do-If-your-GP-Says-No-Action-Needed

TTC Three Years GP Says No Action Needed?

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Trying to Get Pregnant After Miscarriage and Failed IVF

23-How-Often-Should-You-Have-Intercourse-If-Youre-Trying-To-Con

Trying To Conceive: How Often Should I Have Intercourse?

114-What-To-Do-If-Fertility-is-Consuming-Your-Life

Trying to conceive is consuming my life

24-All-About-Miscarriages-and-Trying-To-Conceive

Trying to Conceive and Miscarriages

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Trust the Process #FertilityChallenge

116-Trouble-Conceiving

Trouble Conceiving Questioning Everything

117-Time-to-Give-Up

Traditionally, at my age, people would say to give up. What are your thoughts?

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Top Five Tips for Success Using Reproductive Assisted Methods

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Toothpaste Without Fluoride

119-Timing-Sexual-Positions

Timing & Sexual Positions for Conception Attempt

26-The-Link-Between-Thyroid-Fertility-Miscarriages

Thyroid, Fertility & Miscarriages

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Thyroid Problems, Gluten & Dairy

28-The-Problem-With-Self-Prescribing-Fertility-Supplements

Three Problems with Self-Prescription

120-The-Whole-Lemon-Drink-Recipe

The Whole Lemon Drink….

09-The-Fertility-Journey-as-a-Couple

The Fertility Journey as a Couple Part II

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The Fertility Challenge as a Basic Foundation

30-The-Cause-of-Missed-Periods-and-Their-Effect-on-Fertility

The Cause of Missed Periods and Their Side Effect on Fertility

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Taking Evening Primrose Oil and Fish Oil

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Supplements after cutting out dairy and gluten

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Sleep Advice When I Work Nights

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Side Effects From Diet Changes

32-The-Importance-of-Both-Partners-Role-in-Fertility-Education

Should my husband watch daily videos?

34-Should-You-Lose-Weight-Before-Trying-to-Get-Pregnant

Should I Lose Weight Before Trying to Get Pregnant?

35-The-Right-Kind-of-Exercise-for-Fertility

Should I limit the exercise that I do?

125-Shift-Work-vs-Quality-Sleep

Shift Work vs Quality Sleep

36-Is-There-A-Best-Sexual-Position-for-Fertility

Sexual Positions & Timing Conception Attempt

38-The-Best-Kind-of-Goals-to-Set-on-Your-Fertility-Journey

Setting Behaviour Based Goals

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Serving Patients Living Outside Sydney

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Seeking Product Recommendations

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Running in the Second Half of the Cycle and During Pregnancy

39-Advice-for-Losing-Weight-Safely-for-Your-Fertility

Recommendations for Losing Weight

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Recently heard someone discussing a vaginal steam?

Recently Gone Gluten Free?

Recently Gone Gluten Free?

40-Why-You-Should-Avoid-Raw-Greens-for-Hypothyroidism

Raw Greens: Not Good for Hypothyroidism

130-Slow-Cooker-Safety

Questions About Safety of Slow Cookers

129-The-Whole-Lemon-Drink-Common-Questions

Question about the Whole Lemon Drink

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Pregnancy… should I continue with this eating plan?

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Personal Responsibility :: Fertility Challenge Etiquette

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Perimenopause & Conception at 45

42-Overweight-Diagnosed-with-PCOS-What-To-Do

Overweight & Diagnosed with PCOS

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Ovary Removed for Borderline Cancerous Ovarian Cysts

43-Optimizing-Your-Chances-of-a-Healthy-Pregnancy

Optimizing Your Chances of a Healthy Pregnancy after Preconception Preparation

133-Non-Toxic-Natural-Shampoo-Conditioner

Non-Toxic Natural Shampoo & Conditioner

47-Fertility-Diet-Nightshade-Vegetables-Fermented-Foods

Nightshade Vegetables & Fermented Foods

44-What-Your-Next-Steps-Should-Be-After-Multiple-Failed-Cycles-o

Next Steps after Nine Failed Cycles of IVF

46-Natural-Ways-to-Increase-Your-Uterine-Lining

Natural Ways for Increasing the Uterine Lining

135-Natural-Lubricant-Alternatives

Natural Lubricant Alternatives to Over the Counter Products

45-Natural-Inflammation-Control-for-Endometriosis

Natural Inflammation Control for Endometriosis

48-Fertility-FAQ-How-Do-I-Convinc-My-Partner-to-Quit-Smoking

My husband can’t quit smoking. How can I convince him to stop?

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My AMH level is 0.5 what are my chances of conceiving?

49-The-Most-Important-Thing-To-Increase-Fertility-In-Your-Mid-40

Most important thing to increase fertility in my mid 40s?

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Metagenics for Weight Loss

Take control of your fertility

Make Your Own Coconut Butter

51-Homemade-Liquid-Soap-DIY

Looking for Safe, Practical & Affordable Soap Alternatives

50-Is-It-Normal-To-Get-Leg-Cramps-During-Your-Period

Leg Pains & Cramping from Knees to Hips during Periods

138-Why-You-Need-to-Do-Your-Part

Learning :: Do Your Part

137-Is-IVF-Just-a-Numbers-Game

IVF specialist already talking about a numbers game

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IVF Cycles with Abnormal Embryos at 47

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IVF as a Solution for Tied Tubes

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IVF & High Progesterone

52-Fertility-Diet-Is-Eating-Tofu-OK

Is Tofu OK for Fertility?

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Is this program real?

53-Fertility-Diet-The-Best-Time-To-Eat-Dinner

Is there a good time to eat dinner?

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Is the Air Fryer Fertility Friendly?

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Is it safe and okay to drink herbal tea?

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Is it possible to improve your AMH levels?

54-Is-It-Possible-to-Conceive-Naturally-With-AMH-Level-Under-10

Is it possible to conceive naturally, with anti mullerian hormone (AMH) under 10?

144-Ok-to-Mix-Herbs-with-Lemon-Drink

Is it okay to mix our herbs with our lemon drink?