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Sperm count declining

Concerns raised over rapidly dropping sperm count to levels below those considered adequate for fertility.

A leading reproductive epidemiologist reports that Western men’s sperm count has dropped by over 50 per cent in less than 40 years. Professor in Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Dr Shanna Swan, has written a new book titled ‘Countdown’. In her book she states that sperm counts are declining to levels below those considered adequate …

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Q & A with Nikki – Claire from The Fashion Advocate

Nikki recently interviewed Claire Goldsworthy, founder and boss lady at The Fashion Advocate. The Fashion Advocate is a brand that is all about creating positive change. Learn more about her mission to help us think about how we consume and to consider our footprint before we buy things. We can create positive change.  Claire is …

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Preconception care boosts fertility

Preconception Care and Pregnancy Outcome

The Foresight Preconception Association in the U.K. carried out a study involving 367 couples who took part in a preconception health care program. Among the participating couples, 217 (59%) had a previous history of reproductive problems: 136 were infertile 139 had a history of miscarriages 11 had a stillborn 40 were small-for-dates 15 were low …

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Boost Male Fertility

10 Lifestyle Factors You Can Influence to Help Boost Male Fertility

To make fertilisation happen, a man must be able to have and keep an erection, have enough sperm that are the right shape and move in the right way, and have enough semen to carry the sperm to the egg, according to the U.S. Office on Women’s Health (OWH). A problem in any step in this process can prevent …

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Fertility Diet

How to Boost Your Fertility Through Diet

National Nutrition Week October 11 to October 17   This week is National Nutrition Week and a good reminder how important a nutritionally balanced diet is for both men and women. Tryfor5 is an annual campaign powered by Nutrition Australia encouraging Australians to increase their vegetable consumption to the recommended five serves per day, launching …

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How to improve fertility

Prepare for a Healthy Pregnancy (Preconception Health for Women)

Most women want to do everything possible to prepare for a healthy pregnancy. When you fall pregnant, it’s reassuring knowing that you and your partner have put in the effort to ditch poor lifestyle habits and improve your nutrient intake. You now have the confidence of a good outcome – a healthy pregnancy and ultimately …

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Men’s Preconception Health Care in Australian General Practice

Preconception care involves both partners improving their diet, changing unhealthy lifestyle behaviours and taking nutritional supplements to help reduce the risk of birth defects and optimise the health of their baby. The first health care professional a couple usually consults with is their general practitioner.  However, this research demonstrated that men rarely receive fertility or …

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Protect from Coronavirus Pregnancy

Boosting Immunity During Pregnancy: What To Do If You Get Coronavirus

With the Coronavirus outbreak, pregnant women around the world are wondering how they can safely boost their immunity during pregnancy. Let’s consider the most commonly prescribed immune-boosting nutrients and herbs.  More importantly, are they safe to take during pregnancy? Vitamin A Increases our resistance to infection, boosts antibody production and enhances the activity of our …

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Cannabis Use in Pregnancy & Neonatal Outcomes

Shockingly, cannabis use in pregnancy is on the rise. Perhaps there is a misperception that if cannabis is good for some health issues, then it must be good for us in general. That couldn’t be further from the truth. We should also remember that medicinal cannabis is completely different to recreational cannabis. This retrospective cohort …

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miscarriage

How Long Should I Wait To Conceive After Miscarriage?

“How long should I wait after a miscarriage before conceiving again?”  This is a common question following a miscarriage or therapeutic abortion. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends waiting at least 6 months after miscarriage or abortion before attempting to conceive again.  The reason for this is to reduce the risk of adverse birth outcomes …

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Preconception NaturoBest Nikki Warren Fertility Naturopath

Thinking About Preconception? Here Are Some Lifestyle Changes To Consider.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Want to know about the small lifestyle changes you can make when planning your preconception journey? Maybe cold-pressing your own juice or attempting downward dog yoga pose is low on your priority list?  I feel you! Follow these simple tips to achieve optimal health for your journey.   Not all of us have enough time …

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Dirty Dozen Clean Fifteen How Eating Organic Foods Will Benefit Your Pregnancy and Baby Nikki Warren Fertility Naturopath

Should I Eat Organic Food During Pregnancy?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]   So what about better nutrition for pregnancy?  Can’t I just get the extra nutrients I need for a healthy pregnancy through my pregnancy multivitamins?  Yes, you may be able to.  But the foods you are eating may be responsible for a lot more than the average baby brain may think!  We are talking …

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The Top Four Nutrients for Preconception and Pregnancy Nikki Warren Fertility Naturopath

Preconception Nutrition | Pre-Pregnancy Diet

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]So you have made the big decision to plan for a baby and think about preconception and pregnancy nutrition, congratulations! While some pregnant women may paint the total blissful picture of pregnancy the whole way through – haaaahaha – I hear second-time mum’s out there.  It may not be this way for others.  Blissful may …

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