What I wish I had understood about fertility when I was first diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

What I wish I had understood about fertility when I was first diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis This post was originally written by Alanna Lawley and published at her wonderful blog Foodadit, where members of a vibrant community in Berlin share they health experiences. Alanna and I are currently working on an in-depth article about improving egg quality for women with thyroid issues. Please meet Alanna and her personal story on thyroid and infertility. Alanna's story [...]

2018-06-18T07:51:55+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Nutrition and adrenal health: Here’s what Nicole from Healthy Mom Handbook says about it

Nutrition and adrenal health: Here's what Nicole from Healthy Mom Handbook says about it Most all expectant women want a healthy baby, unfortunately there isn’t enough information out there on how important mom’s adrenal health is prior to and during pregnancy. Lowered adrenal function and adrenal fatigue are ubiquitous today among men and women, especially pregnant women. If a mother is experiencing adrenal fatigue she will birth babies with weakened adrenals, which means they are [...]

2018-06-18T08:01:24+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Tags: , , |

How to find a sperm or egg donor: Interview with Erika Tranfield from PrideAngel

How to find a sperm or egg donor: Interview with Erika Tranfield from PrideAngel During a recent Fertility Fair in Berlin I had a chance to speak to Erica Tranfield from the Pride Angel. PrideAngel is an unusual website, kind of a "dating service" which brings together egg donors, sperm donors and co-parents online. On the website, it is possible to get an onsite-mail, create a profile and search for thousands of members and communicate with them safely. [...]

2018-06-18T08:02:23+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Gay parenthood in Germany: Interesting services at Oregon Reproductive Medicine

Gay parenthood in Germany: Interesting services at Oregon Reproductive Medicine Recently, I had a chance to speak to Dr. Brandon Bankowsky from the Ore gon Reproductive Medicine and one of the co-organizers of the Fertility Fair 2017 in Berlin. Given the bad press that this conference received in local newspapers (Germany is known for its strict Embryo Protection Act which doesn't allow many fertility treaments such as egg donation, surrogacy, also PGS is performed only under special circumstances), [...]

2018-06-18T08:12:20+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Tags: , |

Fertility treatments in Turkey (and why Turkish women believe that onions help while trying to conceive)

Fertility treatments in Turkey (and why Turkish women believe that onions help while trying to conceive) During a recent fertility conference in Berlin, I spoke to numerous fertility experts, but only at the Turkish booth did it feel like home to me. Or, more precisely, it felt like sitting in my own kitchen - a peaceful, comfortable world, untouched by the hectic surroundings. Would I like a coffee? No? Then have a chocolate. Sit down. [...]

2018-06-18T08:14:10+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Expert interview : How egg donation works in real life

Expert interview : How egg donation works in real life Dr. Elizabet Clua Dr. Elisabeth Clua has blue eyes and blonde hair. One could easily think she looks like a typical German doctor. Only that she is not. Elisabeth is Spanish and a leading expert in reproductive biology. Her daily job is egg donation or, more precisely, matching donated eggs (from healthy, young women) with their recipients (older, infertile women). In even more [...]

2018-06-18T08:22:17+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Expert interview: What an embryologist from an IVF lab says about when women should start having babies and why

Expert interview: What an embryologist from an IVF lab says about when women should start having babies and why During the workshop at a spanish fertility clinic, I took the opportunity to spend some time with Dr. Fina Gomez, a leading embryologist in the IVF lab. I asked her the kind of questions that we discuss here on the blog; I wanted my readers to hear a real person speak about real issues related to [...]

2018-06-18T08:24:57+00:00 January 15th, 2017|Tags: , , |

The dream of having twins: What are the risks and what an IVF expert from a top fertility clinic told me

The dream of having twins: What are the risks and what an IVF expert from a top fertility clinic told me We've discussed in the last post how many women, especially those older than 35 or undergoing IVF treatments, wish to get pregnant with twins and I promised to further elaborate on that. Is it possible to boost chances of having twins? There are, indeed, ways of increasing the chance to conceive with twins: by [...]

2018-06-18T08:31:11+00:00 December 19th, 2016|Tags: , , |