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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]