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.

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 [...]

1206, 2018

IVF Explained with Prof Michael Chapman

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 [...]

2205, 2018

Fertility and the immune system with Professor Sarah Robertson

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 [...]

2704, 2018

Finding meaning in infertility with Jessica Hepburn

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 [...]

1002, 2018

Overcoming Endometriosis with Leah Hectman

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 [...]

1201, 2018

Embryo Freezing – your rights and options

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 [...]

2912, 2017

Surviving the holiday season with infertility

Christmas has been described as ‘the perfect storm’ when it comes to coping with infertility. Happy families, Santa, children. When all that’s on your Christmas list is a baby, it can be all too much. In this podcast we address this often unspoken issue with a very personal story. Sophie Sulehria is a BBC reporter. She and her husband Jonny started IVF after being told they would not be able to conceive naturally [...]

2410, 2017

How your home affects your fertility

Are hidden toxins around your home affecting your fertility? In this informative webinar I speak with Healthy Home Expert Nicole Bijlsma about how you may be unknowingly affecting your chances of a healthy pregnancy and what you can do to create a more fertile environment. Nicole is a building biologist, bestselling author, PhD candidate and CEO of the Australian College of Environmental Studies which she established in 1999 to educate people about the [...]

1509, 2017

Miscarriage and diminished ovarian reserve

In this fabulous webinar I will be speaking with world renowned Reproductive Endocrinologist Dr Lora Shahine about her research into diminished ovarian reserve and miscarriage. Lora Shahine, MD, FACOG is a board certified reproductive endocrinologist practicing at Pacific NW Fertility and IVF Specialists in Seattle. As Clinical Faculty at the University of Washington and Director of the Center of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss at Pacific NW Fertility, she is committed to providing excellence in [...]

1908, 2017

Finding your fertile window with Dr Kerry Hampton

Each month you only have a 24 hour window in which to conceive. Knowing when your unique fertile window is greatly increases your chances of falling pregnant. And no, unless you have a text book cycle, it's not always day 14! In this informative podcast I speak with Dr Kerry Hampton who will explain why it's so important to understand your cycle (and not rely on apps!), how to identify your unique fertile [...]

2007, 2017

The importance of choline in preconception with Prof Marie Caudill

In this episode of the Conceive Baby Podcast Series I speak with Professor Marie Caudill (Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University - New York) about her amazing research into the impact of choline on fertility and reproductive outcomes as well as the long term health of the child. Professor Caudill is internationally recognised for her work on folate and choline and the intake levels of these nutrients required to promote human health [...]

1506, 2017

Surrogacy – your questions answered with expert guest Stephanie Caballero

In this informative podcast I speak with international Surrogacy Lawyer Stephanie Caballero (The Surrogacy Law Center - California), who dispels the myths and gives us the facts about surrogacy. What it is, what's involved, how it works as well as the legalities you need to know. Stephanie and her firm specialise exclusively in Family Formation and Reproductive Law and have represented over 3,500 clients, including Intended Parents, Surrogates and Donors from all over [...]

706, 2017

Keeping the intimacy alive during infertility with Isiah McKimmie

Sex is a physical expression of the love you and your partner share. Unfortunately, during infertility, sex can become more about the baby making goal, than a true connection. In this webinar I will be speaking with Isiah McKimmie about why it’s important to keep the intimacy alive and how you can re-establish that connection and really enjoy the baby making process. Isiah McKimmie is a Couples Therapist, Sex Therapist, Sexologist and Coach [...]

2505, 2017

Stress and fertility with Natural Fertility Specialist, Gina Fox

In this episode I speak with Naturopath and Natural Fertility Specialist Gina Fox about the impact of stress on fertility. Gina has over 15 years’ clinical experience, holds a Masters in Reproductive Medicine is clinician at Fertile Ground Health Group as well as being a writer, speaker, lecturer and co-developer of the Be Fertile series of guided relaxation CDs. In this informative podcast we discuss the impact of stress and fertility as well [...]

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