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In this informative Podcast Series, I interview leading experts from across the globe about a range of fertility issues from miscarriage and diminished ovarian reserve to stress, endometriosis, egg freezing, donor conception, surrogacy and more.

1108, 2020

Pap Smears – what you need to know with Dr. Alice Huang

So, you know a regular pap smear is important, but what do the results really mean? What are they screening for? Does is affect your fertility or the progression of a healthy pregnancy? In this episode I speak with Dr Alice Huang who answers these important questions and explains everything you need to know about Pap smears, including the new advances which are providing more scope in testing and why they are not [...]

606, 2020

Fertility Preservation with Dr Genia Rozen

Whether it's plan A, plan B or plan C, there is a path to your baby. In this episode of the Conceive Baby Podcast, I speak with Dr Genia Rozen about the evolving world of fertility preservation. We discuss egg freezing, embryo freezing, sperm freezing and uterine tissue freezing. How they work, what the the benefits are and when they may be appropriate for you. Genia Rozen is Gynaecologist and Fertility specialist from [...]

1903, 2020

Fertility over 40 with Women’s Health Naturopath, Angela Hywood

In today's episode of the Conceive Baby Podcast we’re talking about a topic which is growing enormously and that’s Fertility over 40. I know in my practice I’m seeing more and more women starting or growing their families in their 40s. But biologically, how fertile are we? What are your chances, really? And what can you do to stack the odds in your favour. Today we’re going to be answering all these questions [...]

511, 2019

Your lunar cycle with Tracy Gaibisso

If you’ve been trying to conceive for a while you probably know about ovulation trackers and temperature charting, well today we’re going to be looking at a different way of charting your menstrual cycle and that’s via your lunar cycle. In this intriguing discussion we talk about the origins of the lunar cycle (it was actually developed by a Doctor) and how you can use your lunar cycle to optimise you chances of [...]

1909, 2019

The PCOS Diet

In this episode I speak with Women's Health Dietitian, Stephanie Valakas. We discuss the most common hormonal disorder found in women, Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS as it’s most commonly known. PCOS affects around 10% of women in Australia and can have a significant impact on fertility and our ability to fall pregnant. We discuss symptoms and diagnosis, but most importantly in the episode we do a deep dive into diet and [...]

1709, 2019

Egg Freezing – what you need to know with Dr Lynn Burmeister

In this episode I speak with renowned Melbourne Fertility Specialists, Dr Lynn Burmeister about a very topical issue. One which is growing rapidly. And that’s egg freezing. More and more women are turning to egg freezing as an 'insurance policy', if they haven’t met Mr Right or are just not ready for a baby right now, but know it’s something they want in their future. But how much of a guarantee of a [...]

1208, 2019

Fertility Fundamentals With Gina Fox

Whether you are going through IVF, struggling with infertility or just wanting to prepare for a healthy pregnancy in this episode we talk about the fundamental things you need to know about your diet and lifestyle that will have a significant impact on your ability to conceive; on your ability to carry a healthy pregnancy and on the long term health of your future baby. It is in this precious preconception period that [...]

1302, 2019

Fertility and your Vaginal Microbiome

In this episode I speak with Moira Bradfield who is currently completing PhD research into the vaginal microbiome. Moira will be providing her insights into the role of the vaginal microbiome in fertility as well as practical tips and advice to help you support a healthy vaginal environment to improve your chances of conceiving and carrying your healthy baby. We cover topics including * what is a microbiome? * how our vaginal microbiome [...]

1102, 2019

Fertility Fest

In this episode of the Conceive Baby Podcast we talk about fertility, as always, but from a different perspective. We discuss a wonderful, collaborative, celebratory event, which is on a mission to change the conversation around fertility and infertility – Fertility Fest. I speak with inspiring founder Jessica Hepburn who shares with us her personal journey, as well as insights into the evolution of Fertility Fest and what you can expect at this [...]

1411, 2018

The impact of diet on the uterine environment with Dr Jemma Evans

In this episode I speak with Dr Jemma Evans about the impact of your diet on the most important and amazing organ when it comes to fertility, and that’s the uterus. We hear a lot these days about egg health in relation to fertility, which is obviously super important but there is another important player and that’s your baby’s first home. The place where this tiny fertilised egg will have the opportunity to [...]

1510, 2018

Conceiving with donor eggs with Dr Raelia Lew

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. [...]

1509, 2018

The role of male preconception health with Dr Adam Watkins

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 [...]

2808, 2018

Egg freezing myths and facts with Dr Julie Lamb

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 [...]

1808, 2018

Infection and fertility with Elizabeth Mucci

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 [...]

2607, 2018

Is sugar affecting your fertility? with Associate Professor Louise Hull

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 [...]

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