In a time where hormone imbalances are plaguing women in epidemic proportions it is important that women recconect with their menstrual cycle as it's a key marker of their state of health.
Medical solutions to endometriosis are limited to simply pain medications, hormonal therapies such as the OCP and surgical intervention. Natural medicine truly has a lot to offer to sufferers as highlighted by Stacey "The Babymaker" Roberts in this informative podcast.
Miscarriage, the loss of pregnancy before 20 weeks, is a relatively common event. Up to 1 in 4 women will experience a miscarriage in their lifetime, but the number is likely higher as many are not reported or simply unknown due to women not trying to get pregnant who miscarry after being a few days late.
Women are often shouldering the bulk of the burden of maintaining a healthy diet pre and post conception and throughout pregnancy and lactation. However recent evidence suggests men need to be mindful of what they eat as it can influence health outcomes of their offspring.
Functional polymorphisms of various antioxidant genes may be beneficial diagnostic and therapeutic markers for the health of sperm and the risk of male infertility.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is "the most common endocrine metabolic disorder in women around the world".
Male infertility is a relatively unexplored reason for couples being unable to conceive - yet, it's likely to be responsible in up to 20% of cases.
One in six Australian couples find it difficult to have a baby. The problem can lie with the female (40% of all cases), male (40%), or both partners (10%). In 10% of cases, the cause is unknown. Here, we take a closer look at factors that can affect female fertility, and how they might be resolved.