As a Naturopath and Nutritionist, I’ve always been passionate about helping people live healthier and happier lives, but after experiencing personal struggles with fertility, I shifted my focus to helping couples successfully conceive and carry healthy babies.
The unfortunate reality is that even in healthy women, up to a quarter of the eggs you release at ovulation, aren’t viable. They aren’t capable of making a baby. If you’re over 40 this number can rise to around 40% with some studies showing it’s as high as 70-80%. Now many doctors will tell you that you cannot influence the health of those eggs, that it’s simply up to chance. But that’s not scientifically correct. You can stack the odds in your favour, even if you’re over 40! And I’m passionate about helping couples do just that.
My motto is, ‘being the best Mum starts well before birth’. I love the saying “when you were just a twinkle in your Father’s eye”. That is when you become a parent. That is when you are already carrying all the precious DNA which has the potential to become your future child. The nourishing and the nurturing, starts now. It is during the precious months of preconception and pregnancy, that you have the ability to pass on the healthiest DNA possible and give your child the absolute best start in life.
Women can spend days, weeks, even months painting and decorating the baby’s nursery ready for the new arrival, but the most important “nursery” your baby will ever have, is the one inside you.
This is how my company Zycia was born. Zycia means ‘life’ and specialises in premium nutritional supplementation to promote and support life in it’s earliest stages from fertility and preconception through to pregnancy and breastfeeding. Including the prenatal supplement, Zycia Natal Nutrients, which is sold through specialist clinics in Australia and has just launched in China.
Keen to further support couples on their journey to parenthood, I founded Conceive Baby based on my own fertility experience. I was lucky enough to have a background in health and nutrition and with my husband a Cardiologist, we fortunately had access to the knowledge and medical contacts that meant our fertility journey was relatively short, compared to many couples I now speak with, and we are blessed with two beautiful children.
Conceive Baby was established to give other people, who were struggling like we were, access to the type of qualified, expert contacts and information they were fortunate enough to have and has now expanded to include a Webinar Series and Podcast Series where I have the pleasure of interviewing leading specialists from across the globe.
I loves sharing my knowledge to help others as an expert contributor to many major media publications including the Herald Sun, The Sunday Herald, The Age, The New Idea, Cosmo Pregnancy, Yahoo 7, The Bub Hub, Mouth of Mum’s as well as pharmaceutical and medical journals. I also enjoy presenting and have appeared on TV shows including the Kerry-Anne Morning Show and The David and Kim Morning Show, radio programs, key note speaker at expo’s and conferences, as well as medical and public education seminars.
I live in Melbourne, Australia but love to travel and regularly communicate with couples and other passionate fertility specialists all over the world.
Although my proudest achievement is becoming a Mum to my two gorgeous children and I love nothing more than being out in nature with my family adventuring and exploring and I am passionate about helping others achieve their family dreams.
Being the best Mum starts well before birth. You are already carrying all the DNA that has the potential to become your future child. The nourishing and the nurturing starts now.