October 22, 2018

Oncofertility: Testicular Cancer

What is testicular cancer? Men with testicular cancer may experience a variety of symptoms. Usually, an enlarged testicle or a small lump or area of hardness are the first signs of testicular cancer. If you find a lump, enlargement, hardness, pain, or tenderness, it is very important that you immediately […]
September 26, 2018

Oncofertility – Cervical Cancer

Oncofertility – Cervical Cancer Oncofertility \ ˌäŋ-kō-fər-ˈtil-ə-tē \ noun A field of medicine concerned with minimizing the negative effects of cancer treatment (such as chemotherapy or radiation) on the reproductive system and fertility and with assisting individuals with reproductive impairments resulting from cancer therapy. Oncofertility procedures may include collecting and […]
July 30, 2018

The 7 Steps of IVF

“IVF, or In Vitro Fertilisation, is a procedure used to overcome a range of fertility issues. It sees the egg and sperm joined together outside the body in our specialised laboratory.” ~ Kimenthra Raja – Director of HART Fertility Clinic & Head Embryologist   At DESA, we constantly strive to […]
July 18, 2018

IVF Explained

Approximately 1 out of every 6 couples struggle with infertility. Many times the root cause of infertility is difficult to pinpoint, and this can be a very traumatic truth for couples who desperately want a baby and who simply cannot conceive naturally. There are many causes of infertility. Research has […]
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 […]