Fish or supplements? How to get enough omega-3 when TTC

Fish or supplements? How to get enough omega-3 when TTC When it comes to getting pregnant, there is no magic food that will help turn a bad egg into a good embryo. However, there are types of nutrition that are beneficial and scientifically proven to increase pregnancy chances, such as the Mediterranean diet and the Fertility diet (as published by Harvard researchers in 2008). I've dedicated an entire chapter in my book to these two [...]

2018-06-18T08:35:40+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Tags: , , |

What your mom’s menopause tells about your own fertility

What your mom's menopause tells about your own fertility A tricky thing about determining how many eggs a woman has left is combining the findings from your blood work with medical history and physical examination to arrive at a complete picture. Although a simple measure of FSH on cycle day 3 in either a home test or at the doctor's office will give you a rough estimate of what's going on, taking a smarter approach on such an [...]

2018-06-18T11:11:37+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Should you see an Ob-Gyn (gynecologist) or RE (reproductive endocrinologist)? Common confusions you need to be aware of

Should you see an Ob-Gyn (gynecologist) or RE (reproductive endocrinologist)? Women are born with one to two million eggs. Every day of her life a woman keeps losing eggs—approximately 1,000 each month. Some women are born with fewer eggs and some lose their eggs at a faster rate (there are genetic factors behind this). As women age, various kinds of damage (e.g., genetic mutations and deletions) accumulate in the energy-producing system within their eggs (mitochondria), [...]

2018-06-18T09:52:49+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Tags: , , |

My week at Dexeus, one of the top fertility-clinics in Europe

My week at Dexeus, one of the top fertility-clinics in Europe My mother was born here. I was born here. My two daughters were born here, says Sofia Veiga, international manager at the Dexeus Clinic for Women's Health with lots of emotion in her voice. This is how people normally talk about dear places from their childhood, but rarely about a university clinic, right? But Dexeus, in Barcelona, is an exception. About a year ago, I [...]

2018-06-18T09:53:58+00:00 October 25th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Which supplements support male fertility? It depends on different things and here is how you can decide

Which supplements support male fertility? It depends and here is how you can decide Ever since I started this blog about three years ago, women have asked me why I blog only about female fertility? I always said how I believe it's important to focus on the topic you feel most passionate about. This is because it takes time to read scientific studies, understand and compare data, and put them in a form that most [...]

2018-06-18T09:56:34+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Legs up after intercourse: will it increase the chance of conceiving?

Legs up after intercourse: will it increase the chance of conceiving? Photo credit: stockimage at FreeDigitalPhotos.net In virtually every corner of the world people believe that a special positioning during intercourse will improve the chances of getting pregnant or even affect the sex of the child. I still remember a joke I once heard in Bosnia about a man who desperately wanted a son after having four daughters and his wife telling him [...]

2018-05-31T11:10:06+00:00 October 10th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Menstrual pain sucks. Luckily, there are things that help. Here’s one.

(In cooperation with PharmaNord) In this article from a few weeks ago I wrote about how women all over the world hate having periods and we've discussed the reasons why women bleed every month. Today, I would like us to look at one insightful study I recently found on the topic of menstrual discomfort, and also mention a few things that are scientifically proven to help. Menstrual pain is caused by hormones called prostaglandins. The most [...]

2018-06-18T09:58:49+00:00 October 2nd, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Don’t you hate periods? Why do women menstruate so often?

Don't you hate periods? Why do women menstruate so often? Foto credit: stock image at FreeDigitalPhotos.net I was 13 when I got my first period. I was alone at home with my mom on that day so it was a perfect occasion for her to have a conversation with me. In that conversation, she could have said, I love how you're becoming a woman, Darja. Or she could have said, menstruation is a [...]

2018-06-18T10:03:24+00:00 September 3rd, 2016|Tags: , , |