Firstly, a huge thank you for stopping by. I know that there are many blogs and books published on fertility so thank you for spending your time here.
Why we are different
Hopefully you will see that we are slightly different to many of the blogs and information sources already out there.
This site is not to tell you what the best yoga move is to help you get pregnant or what the next fertility super food is. There are loads of books that do that. And we definitely aren’t here to persuade you against your doctor’s advice. As I mentioned in About, I am not a doctor and have no fertility training so if you do query anything I am saying, please let me know and never change anything you are currently doing without first speaking with your qualified health professional.
I have done so much internet searching trying to improve my chances of IVF success and to find out if the ‘extras’ I did was at all evidence based or researched. When I say ‘extras’ I am not referring to any medication I was taking, that was always well discussed and agreed with my specialist, but the other things such as, having bed rest after a transfer, avoiding diet drinks, daily relaxation, eating certain foods, taking supplements, the list goes on. I eventually came to the conclusion that very little of it was evidence based, though packed full of well meaning and anecdotal evidence from those sharing it.
It is because of this time and energy wasting experience that I now evaluate the old wives tales and conduct literature searches on published evidence based articles as well as reputable websites. Hopefully by doing this I am able to provide you with reliable, factual information so that you can decide what is and what isn’t going to help you.
If you are interested in what I changed prior to my last and only successful cycle, please download my free ebook. I highlight what things I changed (both evidence based and not so evidence based) but more importantly detail 19 researched strategies that YOU can implement to try and improve the quality of your next IVF cycle.
There’s still a problem
Occasionally, there is so much research available that you can find a piece of evidence that can ‘prove’ something and then another piece of evidence that ‘disproves’ the same thing. Where this happens, I let you know and form my own opinion by summarising the research that I have found. Where possible, I also use metaanalysis reviews or Cochrane reviews. A Cochrane review is where the researcher writing the review completes a systematic review on a particular topic and reports on the overall findings. Kind of like having one article that summarises say, ten, different experiments done on the same topic and providing a recommendation. This type of review is regarded very highly internationally in the research community for being of the highest standard of evidence based research.
But wait there’s more
I have a keen interest on all things fertility and experiencing infertility has motivated me to learn what is and isn’t evidence based. That’s why I want to keep up to date with the latest fertility developments and let you know about these.
Ive also read a few fertility books and tried a few vitamins and will share with you my reviews about those.
Have your say
Before you start checking out what is and isn’t going to help you with your next IVF cycle, I kindly invite you to send me a message and let me know what it is you are looking for so that I can best help you. I promise I won’t bombard you with emails or give your email address to anyone else. And your details remain entirely confidential. Your fertility journey is your private business and I respect that.
I am always very interested to know what you do and do not like about this website and more importantly what topics you would like me to cover.
As I started, thank you once again for stopping by. I look forward to hearing what your concerns regarding ART are and unraveling some of the many many myths surrounding them.