April 23, 2019

How Egg Quality Affects Fertility

How Egg Quality Affects Fertility While it is true that age commonly determines ovarian and egg health. However, based on Scientific evidence, many lifestyle factors can have a significant impact on the health of the ovaries and eggs, such as environmental influences, hormonal changes in the body, stress. We also […]
February 21, 2019

What is BMI and why is it so important when it comes to donating eggs?

What is BMI and why is it so important when it comes to donating eggs? Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women. BMI is calculated by dividing your height (in centimetres) by your weight (in […]
February 18, 2019

Why Egg Donation Is Truly A Sisterhood of Grace – Part Two

Why Egg Donation Is Truly A Sisterhood of Grace – 11 There are many women who struggle to conceive because of reproductive health issues. One of the options they can turn to for conception is seeking the help of an egg donor. We recently sat down with Embryologists and Director […]
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 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 […]