Just found out you are pregnant? Most women and / or couples are filled with a rush of emotions which may include joy, trepidation, exuberance, fear…. but in almost all cases the first things that come to mind are “When did i conceive, and when am i due”. Whilst the exact moment of conception is…

Fertility has traditionally been viewed as a womans issue but now men are leading women as the primary cause of a couples infertility. Improving sperm quality could be as simple as making some basic lifestyle changes. Young adult males who fought during t

Preparing for Pregnancy By Miriam Young The importance of pre-conception care can never be under-estimated. Clients often ask me how long I spent preparing before becoming pregnant. Four years in total, although I had been using natural medicine many year

The Lunar Cycle Excerpt from “Natural Fertility – The Complete Guide to Avoiding or Achieving Conception” by Francesca Naish Throughout the ages the moon has symbolized two things. First, Woman, her femininity and her special characteris

There is no doubt that the foods we ingest have a significant effect on both our ability to conceive and the health of our children. The commonly known adjustments are to reduce or eliminate coffee, alcohol, drugs, and synthetic additives, white sugar and

I remember standing in front of the mirror and putting a cushion up my jumper. I just wanted to see what I would look like when I was pregnant. It was breathtaking – just as I had imagined. We’d been trying to get pregnant for almost 18 months

“It’s Life Jim, but not as we know it!” This famous line from Star Trek immediately comes to mind whenever Kenina Court stops to think about being a mother. When her journey into motherhood began, life as she knew it was as a successful

Fertility: Friend or Foe? By Julia Wilson Childbirth Educator From the time a woman becomes fertile, contraception is an issue. It begins soon after puberty with girls eager to experience adulthood as soon as possible. Young women eagerly wait until they

Funeral and Birth By Mary Pagendam-Turner A few weeks ago, I began longing for the Goddess Menses to return to me. Menses – the red Goddess of the moon and the earth. I longed to feel her cycle in my body again and tune into its beautiful feminine r

Overcoming Secondary Infertility By Judy Day, BSc MSc DipClinNutr MCMA Fertility Counsellor To couples that have recently had a healthy bouncing baby, the experience of secondary infertility is frustrating and dismaying. It can arouse just as much grief a