June 11, 2018

A Recap: Summary of South African Egg Donation Laws

  Although we have already blogged about the laws surrounding egg donation in South Africa before, we feel that it is very important to reiterate how important this is, for  anyone considering donating their eggs. Egg donation can be a very daunting thought at first, but we at DESA dedicate […]
June 2, 2018

Ovulatory & Luteal Yoga Sequence (Part Two)

Following on from last week’s PART ONE, we continue the sequence of Ovulatory & Luteal Yoga.   This sequence is the third sequence in Fertility Yoga cycle, and is designed to be the more delicate phase of your cycle. For many women, on the journey to conception and ovulation, there […]
June 2, 2018

Ovulatory & Luteal Yoga Sequence (Part One)

This sequence is the third sequence in Fertility Yoga cycle, and is designed to be the more delicate phase of your cycle. For many women, on the journey to conception and ovulation, there is a lot of anxiety and stress, hormonally and emotionally. This sequence aims to reduce stress and […]
May 19, 2018

Q&A with Jeanne Freed – DESA Social Worker

Jeanne Freed is our clinical social worker who takes our prospective donors through, what is called a psychosocial assessment, during the egg donor application. Jeanne conducts psychological evaluations of potential egg and sperm donors in terms of emotional and psychological suitability, and their ability to fulfil all the relevant requirements […]
May 6, 2018

Q&A With Dr. Lulu Beyers

Dr Lulu Beyers is a registered Doctor of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture). She has been a Natural Health practitioner for over 15 years and holds degrees in both Natural Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dr Beyers specializes in treating infertility, reproductive/hormonal disorders and imbalances relating to the nervous […]
April 25, 2018

Q&A with Kinny Ramoeng: Egg Donation & Freezing your Embryos

Kinny Ramoeng is DESA’s Egg Donation Coordinator and Supervisor.  After seven years with South Africa’s most experienced agency, Kinny works to support infertility patients. As a consummate professional, she balances her care for the egg donor, ensuring the best chance of success for recipients undergoing treatment. Kinny takes time to […]
April 7, 2018

Epigenetics: Nature vs. Nurture

Epigenetics is a branch of science that’s increasingly relevant to pregnancies.  Especially, IVF pregnancies, where recipients are using donor eggs or sperm. Epigenetics looks at how lifestyle factors can affect your baby’s genes. The gene sequence itself cannot be changed.  But according to research this sequence can alter the way […]
March 24, 2018

Follicular Yoga Sequence (Part Two)

Follicular Phase – Post Menstruation Following on from last week’s Part One of my Follicular Phase (Post Menstruation) blog, we carry on with the poses for this phase.   To recap: The Follicular phase  starts post menstruation cycle, leading up to ovulation. This phase benefits most from postures that support the […]
March 17, 2018

Follicular Yoga Sequence (Part One)

Follicular Phase – Post Menstruation The Follicular phase starts post menstruation cycle, leading up to ovulation. This phase benefits most from postures that support the ovaries to release high quality eggs. This phase also benefits from poses that encourage the development of a thick endometrial lining. We use poses that […]