Articles posted by: Elize

HIV and Fertility Q & A with Dr Matabese

30 Nov, 2012

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I had the awesome opportunity of having a Q&A session with Dr Matabese of the Cape Fertility Clinic who has a state of the art HIV lab to help couples who are HIV positive realising their goal of having babies of their own. I have learnt a lot about this issue and I can only … Read more

Myths about Infertility

27 Nov, 2012

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I recently received some wonderful insights from Mandy Rodrigues (Clinical Psychologist)  who so generously agreed to write the following article on Male Infertility. MYTHS ABOUT MEN AND INFERTILITY By Clinical Psychologist, Mandy Rodrigues Infertility is a universal problem that impacts many people across the world. It is also a growing problem in spite of medical science developing … Read more

BIRTH RIGHT: Ante-Natal Exercise and Relaxation classes now being run at Fourways Health Centre

23 Oct, 2012

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First time moms often approach the birth and initial care of their babies with mixed emotions. Overwhelmed by questions, fears and uncertainties, expecting a first child can be a daunting experience. Ante-Natal exercise classes can however help moms prepare for their new arrival, by calming the worry and demystifying the birth process. Ante-natal exercise classes … Read more

The benefits of a sperm friendly lubricant like Pre-Seed.

23 Aug, 2012

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The Benefits of a Sperm Friendly Lubricant Like PreSeed. Having to have intercourse during the woman’s fertile time can lead to stress and increased vaginal dryness. Women who are trying to conceive are also aware of the quality of their fertile fluids also known as cervical mucous. Normally, during ovulation, the cervical mucous is made by … Read more

How to get the most out of your Ovulation tests

12 Jun, 2012

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Most people fall pregnant without giving it a second thought. But what do you do when it’s just not happening for you quick enough? That’s where Ovulation Predictor Kits (OPK’s) come in. OPK’s are a very popular method in predicting ovulation. It can help you determine your most fertile window. It’s a quick, easy and … Read more

Our top 10 tips to falling pregnant

23 May, 2012

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1. Have sex more often. By having sex 3 times a week you have a better chance of not missing out on your fertile window. Most women do not know when they ovulate, so by having regular sex you are sure to fall pregnant very quickly. 2. Use Ovulation Predictor Kits. Using an ovulation kit) … Read more

Infertility

23 May, 2012

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Infertility is something none of us want to consider, but sadly it is becoming more and more prevalent in today’s society. If you have been trying for longer than a year to fall pregnant you might want to ask your OB/GYN for a basic check-up. The WHO defines infertility as follows: Infertility is the inability … Read more

New beginnings

23 May, 2012

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Hello world! It’s been ages since I’ve been here. For those who still have me listed on your readers, this is just a short note to say that I will be using this blog as a means to add fertility related articles to my website. I will no longer be using this space to journal … Read more