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Could your thyroid be affecting fertility?

By Cassie Everett | September 1, 2013

I always ask the ladies who come to see me to check their basal body temperature each morning as not only does it tell you retrospectively when they’ve ovulated each month but it also tells me if their thyroid is slightly sluggish.  If you see that your temperature is consistently on the low side ie:…

Eating raspberries can improve your fertility

By Cassie Everett | August 27, 2013

One portion of raspberries provide the same amount of Vitamin C as 173 grapes. Vitamin C is an important antioxidant and antioxidants are really essential for fertility. They protect sperm from oxidative stress in the body and decrease the risk of miscarriage.  According to a study by the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National…

could previous birth trauma be stopping you falling pregnant?

By Cassie Everett | August 15, 2013

Are you one of those women out there experiencing secondary infertility – you’re wanting to fall pregnant for a 2nd, 3rd or 4th time but are finding that its not happening for you? You’re left puzzled thinking this was so easy the first time, so what has changed?   Whenever I see photos of a…

Pregnancy improves your fertility age

By Cassie Everett | August 10, 2013

Did you know that within the cervix there are mucus producing cells, this is where the alkaline fertile mucus is produced that forms swimming lanes for the sperm so that they can reach the egg safely and easily.  Without fertile mucus sperm are killed on contact and so it’s a vital component for conception.  As…

Could a lack of laughter be preventing you from falling pregnant?

By Cassie Everett | August 8, 2013

The negative impact of stress on fertility is massive. In fact I would go as far as to say that the stress of trying to conceive is enough to stop you from falling pregnant. We see this playing out when couples suddenly fall pregnant at the same time as they adopt a child or deside…

Some fantastic news for older mums to be….

By Cassie Everett | July 14, 2013

In the Observer magazine this sunday there was a superb article on the true statistics around womens fertility and how in fact it doesn’t decline anywhere near as much when you reach 35 as is bounded around in the media.  What was interesting to me was that they highlight the fact that when the media…