In this episode of the Conceive Baby Webinar Series we discuss a very topical issue in fertility, and that's donor conception. We now not only have donor sperm, we also have donor eggs and donor embryos. In a previous episode I spoke with Louise Johnson and Karin Hammarberg from the Government Body VARTA about the legalities and your rights and options around donor conception and today we're going to discuss the actual process. What is involved in a donor conception [...]
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In this episode of the Conceive Baby Podcast Series we talk about a topic which, historically, hasn’t received that much attention. Infertility has, for a long time, focused largely on the female. So in this webinar we turn the tide and look at the impact of male preconception health. Assistant Professor of Reproductive Biology, Dr Adam Watkins provide his personal insights into his new research, focusing on the role of sperm in a healthy conception and healthy embryo development. Dr [...]
Egg freezing is a hot topic. Whether it be for IVF treatment or social reason, there are many myths surrounding the process. In this informative webinar I speak with board certified reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist Dr Julie Lamb, who will bust the myths and give us the facts you need to know. Julie Lamb, MD, FACOG a specialist at Pacific NW Fertility in Seattle and also serves as clinical faculty at the University of Washington as well as being [...]
In this episode I speak with Elizabeth Mucci about the impact of infections on fertility. We discuss the role of infections in unexplained infertility, the immune system, natural killer cells as well as investigations, tests and treatment strategies. Elizabeth Mucci is a scientist, nutritionist and herbalist with a Masters in Reproductive Medicine and over 18 years experience as a clinician and teacher. Elizabeth has helped thousands of patients start their families, manage chronic illness, lose weight, gain hormonal balance and [...]
Most of us know that too much sugar is generally not great for us. We shouldn't be eating too many cakes and lollies because it contributes to weight gain and inflammation. In this webinar, we look beyond the diet. Beyond the calories and find out what sugar is actually doing to our cells at a biological level and how that impacts our ability to conceive and carry a healthy baby. I speak with Associate Professor M. Louise Hull about her [...]
In this podcast I speak with one of Australia’s most highly respected fertility specialists, Professor Michael Chapman. Dr Chapman is the co-founder of IVF Australia. He is a busy clinician who has personally been involved in fertility care resulting in over 3000 pregnancies. His academic position enables him to be at the forefront of new advances in treatment which he applies in his practice at the earliest opportunity. He has a high public profile due to his tireless efforts to [...]
In this informative episode I speak with Professor Sarah Robertson, Director of the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute and Head of the Reproductive Immunology research group about her fascinating research into fertility and the immune system. We discuss the role of the immune system in successful reproductive outcomes as well as the contentious issue of natural killer cells and why current popular treatment may do more harm than good! You will also learn ways you can support healthy immune [...]
What an amazing discussion. It was such a pleasure to speak with Jessica Hepburn, one of the leading patient voices on fertility, infertility and assisted conception. Jessica has also just been named Woman of the Week in Stylist Magazines Visible Woman Series. A year long celebration of women who are making a difference to society. Jessica joined us live from London and shared her very personal journey through infertility, miscarriage and IVF to becoming an author and founder of the [...]
In this episode of the Conceive Baby Podcast I discuss one of the most common conditions affecting women’s reproductive health – Endometriosis. Endometriosis is a complex condition and medical treatments are limited. This is where natural medicine comes in. There are many factors involved in endometriosis, which can be successfully treated and overcome to reduce symptoms and improve fertility and pregnancy outcomes. In this episode I discuss these factors, diagnostic tests and natural treatment strategies with renowned Naturopath Leah Hechtman. [...]
In this Conceive Baby discussion we talk about quite a controversial topic in the fertility field. A topic that’s received significant media attention, which has raising many questions and concerns from those going through or considering IVF treatment. Embryo freezing. Specifically what your options and rights are if you have ‘spare’ embryos. There have been many concerning reports of embryos being 'stolen' and families torn apart. Here we get the facts you need to know. I speak to two experts [...]