Simple Tips to Improve Your Chances of Conceiving

Simple Tips to Improve Your Chances of Conceiving

It’s easy to get caught up in the minor details of what we could be doing better when trying to get pregnant. This can lead to constant thoughts around the effects that our daily activities have on our chances. This self-criticism can feel overwhelming and...
What to Look for in a Prenatal Supplement

What to Look for in a Prenatal Supplement

Prenatal supplements contain many important vitamins and minerals that support healthy fetal development. There are so many different brands to choose from, but does it really matter which one you use? Yes! There is a huge difference in the efficacy of a prenatal...
Herbs and Supplements to Support Implantation

Herbs and Supplements to Support Implantation

Implantation is the process in which a fertilized embryo implants into the lining of the uterus. This occurs around 7-10 days after ovulation. It is crucial for the growth of the placenta, fetus and amniotic sac. Good quality embryos, a receptive uterine lining and a...
What’s the Deal with Dairy and Fertility?

What’s the Deal with Dairy and Fertility?

When it comes to optimizing fertility, there are often dietary recommendations that are made to improve overall nutrient status, increase antioxidants, support proper hormone synthesis and reduce inflammation. These recommendations must be individualized, as every...
Is Your Thyroid Impacting Your Fertility?

Is Your Thyroid Impacting Your Fertility?

Thyroid disease is one of the most common conditions that we see in women of reproductive age. The function of the thyroid gland is crucial in terms of optimizing fertility and maintaining a healthy pregnancy. Therefore, individuals who are trying to conceive or who...
Lab Tests to Consider When Trying to Get Pregnant

Lab Tests to Consider When Trying to Get Pregnant

Most people don’t think about investigating their reproductive health before they decide that they’re ready to start a family. But for many people, getting pregnant isn’t as easy as expected. In many cases, a couple needs to be actively trying to conceive for one...
The Ins and Outs of Tracking Your Menstrual Cycle

The Ins and Outs of Tracking Your Menstrual Cycle

Tracking your menstrual cycle can provide important information about hormonal and reproductive health. Not only does it provide insight into the regularity and length of your cycles, but it also helps to determine whether or not ovulation is occurring.  Over time,...
Does Caffeine Affect Fertility?

Does Caffeine Affect Fertility?

One of the most common questions asked around preconception health is the impact of caffeine consumption on fertility. Many people can work towards optimizing their diet and lifestyle to improve their chances of getting pregnant, but they draw the line at removing...
The Dark Side of IVF: Understanding IVF Risks

The Dark Side of IVF: Understanding IVF Risks

IVF for Everyone? With Ontario’s newly introduced funded IVF cycles, thousands of Canadian couples have turned to IVF to start their families. For many couples with infertility, IVF has given them a chance at a family that they otherwise wouldn’t have had. In other...
The Gut-Fertility Connection

The Gut-Fertility Connection

What Does Gut Health Have to Do With Fertility? Your gut does much more than just digest, absorb, and excrete food. Your gut influences the health of every system in your body. It’s responsible for the proper function of your immune system, how you think and feels,...