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 […]
January 31, 2019

Why Egg Donation Is Truly A Sisterhood Of Grace

Why Egg Donation Is Truly A Sisterhood of Grace 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 sat down with Embryologist and Director of HART Fertility […]
September 10, 2018

Debunking the Myths about LGBT Parenting

“Because of advances in medicine, we’re able to have families, that are biologically ours, and many people think that because we’re gay, we’re infertile. We’re actually not infertile… Our process of having children is a little bit different than others, but our children are real human beings, they are sacred […]
August 3, 2018

7 Signs of Infertility

There are many reasons why a couple may be struggling with infertility.  Research has shown that: 30% the cause of infertility is found to be the woman 30% the cause of infertility is found to be the man 30% the cause of infertility is found to be both male and […]
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 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 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 […]