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.
Docohexaenoic acid (DHA) is important for development of the central nervous system in mammals. There is a growth spurt in the human brain during the last trimester of pregnancy and the first postnatal months, with a large increase in the cerebral content of DHA.
N-acetyl-cysteine, commonly abbreviated to NAC, is a precursor of the amino acid L-cysteine and the antioxidant glutathione (GSH).
Below optimum functioning of the thyroid and adrenals can have deleterious affects on fertility. Stacey Roberts, an international fertility expert, shares her strategies for treating this in her infertility clientele.
In this podcast Andrew interviews Stacey Roberts on her approach to fertility, pregnancy and pre-eclampsia. This is vital listening for anyone wanting to lean more about optimising health for pregnancy and preventing potentially serious conditions.
Recent studies have shown that women who supplement with vitamin D during pregnancy have a greatly reduced risk of complications including gestational diabetes, preterm birth and infection. In this interview, Professor Michael Holick reviews this research and provides invaluable recommendations for those considering vitamin D supplementation.
Lactational mastitis is an infection of one or more lobules of the mammary gland, occurring up to 33% of lactating mothers. Although the condition may happen at any point during the lactation period, between 75-95% of cases occur within the first 12 weeks, with the frequency particularly higher during the second and third weeks postpartum.