We take preparing our bodies for conception seriously
Beans and Amino Acids
The good news is that losing weight, taking supplements, changing diet and cutting down on alcohol are seen as important and amongst those trying for a baby:
• 53% losing weight to boost their chances of conception
• 38% taking fertility enhancing prenatal vitamins
• 37% exercising more
• 36% changing their diet, with most adopting a low-sugar way of eating
Vitamin D - Sunshine on the road to conception
A good fertility supplement should contain the correct amount of L'arginine and L'citrulline. L'arginine and L'citrulline are amino acids which are the precursors for the production of nitric oxide in the body. Nitric oxide has many functions in the human body. It is a molecule that the body produces to help its 50 trillion cells communicate with each other by transmitting signals throughout the entire body.
Laura Dowling Top Fertility Tips
Vitamin D deficiency has been linked with several reproductive disorders, including miscarriage, preterm birth and reduced production of the sex hormones. In fact, research has discovered that vitamin D may play a regulatory role in female reproductive physiology, since vitamin D receptors and enzymes are expressed in the ovaries and the placenta. According to a study carried out in the National Maternity hospital in Dublin, pregnant women in Ireland have vitamin D intakes far below those recommended for the normal development of a child’s bones,.
Fertility Tips from Dr. Phil Boyle
Laura Dowling aka Fabulous Pharmacist gives her Top Fertility Tips.
Selenium and Fertility
Dr. Phil Boyle from Neo Fertility gives his top Fertility Tips.
How to help friends who are trying to conceive
Very often when we think of fertility issues, we jump to the conclusion that it is a female issue as the woman provides the vessel to carry the baby. We now have a much better understanding of the importance of the quality of male sperm.
The latest research from PROCEIVE, along with Mummy Pages highlights how women feel when they are asked are they are trying for a baby. The hardest part of the conception journey reported by our mums-to-be is when people enquire if they are ‘trying’ or by reminding them that their biological ‘clock is ticking’ (33%), when their friends make their own baby announcements (31%), and seeing pregnant women (18%).
40 years since the first IVF baby!
Secondary infertility is the inability to become pregnant or to carry a baby to term after previously giving birth to a baby. Secondary infertility shares many of the same causes of primary infertility. Secondary infertility can be surprising and stressful.
Fibre & Fertility
Louise Brown was born on November 10, 1977 – 40 years ago. Louise was the first IVF baby. Prof Robert Edwards and Dr Patrick Steptoe pioneered a technique that would go on to give millions of couples the chance to have children.
Lubrication and Fertility
To prepare for pregnancy and enhance fertility, it is very important to maintain a healthy weight and choose foods that will create a safe and supportive environment for your baby's nine-month journey.
Zinc & Male Fertility
Cervical mucus that a woman produces is there for a very good reason and actually assists conception. It is common for a woman to experience some vaginal dryness throughout her childbearing years, but if this continues it may make it difficult to get pregnant.
Fertility Tests – Options for Men and Women
As important as zinc levels are to a woman’s fertility, it maybe even more vital when a man is trying for a baby.
Are there any signs which signal I might be ovulating?
It is hard when you have been trying for a baby and time seems to be passing by without getting pregnant. It is estimated that about one third of women and one third of men may have some underlying issues which could be looked at and the remaining one third is unexplained fertility issues.
Can being too fit reduce your chances of Conception?
Ovulation occurs once a month – between day 12 and day 16 from the start of your period.There are some signs which can indicate you are ovulating:
Conception: the Facts
Exercise is one of the most important positive behaviour that a human can engage in to maintain a healthy life. It keeps the mind and body healthy, and improves overall condition. Maintaining a healthy body weight is important when trying to conceive.
Proceive on Ireland AM - where to go for Fertility Advice
Every month, hormonal changes in a woman’s body cause the ovaries to release a single egg. This egg passes into the fallopian tubes, which link the ovaries to the uterus (womb). At the same time, the lining of the womb thickens. This is to prepare it for the possibility of receiving a fertilised egg.
Improving Male Fertility - Proceive on Ireland AM
Gaye Godkin, Consultant Nutritionist, along with Laura Dowling from Lloyds Pharmacy, discuss Proceive on Ireland AM and where to get the best advice on fertility, nutrition and preparing to conceive.
Proceive on Ireland AM
We were delighted to be part of a panel discussing Male Fertility on Ireland AM. Watch the video and learn how nutrition, lifestyle, and supplements all play a part in boosting men's fertility.
Gaye Godkin, Health Nutritionist, talks to Ireland AM about how nutrition and health impacts fertility. Watch the video to see Gaye explain how Proceive Preconception Fertility Supplements can help your body get the extra vitamins, amino acids and minerals that are often lacking in our diets and how these can assist your body when trying for a baby.