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 […]
March 11, 2018

Endometriosis Awareness Week: 3-11th March 2018

This week is Endometriosis Awareness Week and we at DESA feel it is very important to  raise awareness about a serious and often unrecognized condition. What Is Endometriosis? Endometriosis affects 50% of women worldwide, and is one of the leading culprits of infertility.  Endometriosis comes from the word Endometrium, which […]
March 3, 2018

Infographic: How To Donate Your Eggs

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February 24, 2018

Yoga Poses During Your Menstrual Cycle (Part Two)

During this practice its vital that you give yourself 100% permission to let go and allow any feelings to surface. This is a great time to have a good cry (tears are full of cortisol) and to honour the journey of your cycle and your journey. When we cry, we […]
February 9, 2018

Why STI Testing Is So Important

Sexual health is an important part of our health yet is something that is often neglected, perhaps out of embarrassment and fear about the process of diagnosis and treatment. Many put all the emphasis on testing for HIV,  but then completely neglect to test for other STIs (sexually transmitted infections) […]
February 2, 2018

Why Kindness Matters

In this cluttered, fast-paced and digitally-minded time where positivity often takes a backseat to the negativity we hear and are presented with on a daily basis, we all tend to ask why kindness truly matters. In this day and age, people hide behind smartphones trolling, degrading, hurting and body-shaming others […]