Fab Foods To Boost Fertility
Both his and hers… fertility all around! Can you boost fertility and your chance of getting pregnant through what you eat… let’s find out about some fab foods. Mix it up! Mixing your diet up and keeping it healthy really does go without saying….
Perinatal anxiety and depression.
What is perinatal anxiety and depression? Perinatal anxiety and depression is a serious and common illness. Up to one in five expecting or new mothers and one in ten expecting or new fathers will experience it. The illness affects around 100,000 families across Australia every…
World first – baby carried by two mothers
In a world first, a baby has been ‘carried’ by two mothers. The process which is similar to IVF, involves fertilising eggs with sperm in a lab, incubating them, and transferring the resulting embryos into the uterus. Through this, an American same-sex couple has been…
Maternal diet and allergies
Diet in pregnancy and allergies. Studies have shown that there is no reason to change your diet during pregnancy to avoid allergies and eczema in your child. This is the case even if you are considered high risk. There is no evidence for doctors advising…
Meghans baby destined to ace A Levels.
A big congratulations to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their pregnancy news. There has been a lot of questions, especially around Meghan’s age… as the average age around the world for first-time mums is 30. FACT: Did you know that babies born to mothers…
Shortage of donor eggs
Why women are heading overseas for donor eggs. We have a very limited access to a registry of women who donate their eggs in Australia and with almost 1200 women currently accessing donor sperm each year, we need a well-regulated egg bank here in Australia also….
Understanding fetal movements
Understanding your baby’s movements Understanding what is happening and being aware of your baby’s movements as it grows inside you is super important. One of the most amazing things you will feel is those first movements, that first little flutter. Some mothers describe those first…
Women aged 40 and IVF.
Dr Joe Sgroi with IVF baby Rudy Opray Stewart discussing all things IVF for women over 40. Genetic screening of embryos has improved the chances of older women becoming pregnant. “Women are delaying pregnancy these days until they feel financially, emotionally, physically and socially ready…”
Taking fish oil during pregnancy
Fish oil in pregnancy We have known for a long time how good seafood and fish oil is for us. Fish including shellfish is low in saturated fat and high in protein. It is the primary dietary source omega-3 and polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA)….
Recent research into taking fish oil supplements during pregnancy.
New studies have shown that women who take fish oil supplements or eat plenty of oily fish during the second half of pregnancy are more likely to have stronger babies. Dr Joseph Sgroi speaks to Channel 7 about the studies. “Improvements not only show increased…