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April 7, 2018

Epigenetics – Nature vs. Nurture

Epigenetics is a branch of science that’s increasingly relevant to pregnancies.  Especially, IVF pregnancies, where recipients are using donor eggs or sperm. Epigenetics looks at how lifestyle factors can affect your baby’s genes. The gene sequence itself cannot be changed.  But according to research this sequence can alter the way […]
March 24, 2018

Follicular Yoga Sequence (Part Two)

Follicular Phase – Post Menstruation Following on from last week’s Part One of my Follicular Phase (Post Menstruation) blog, we carry on with the poses for this phase.   To recap: The Follicular phase  starts post menstruation cycle, leading up to ovulation. This phase benefits most from postures that support the […]
March 17, 2018

Follicular Yoga Sequence (Part One)

Follicular Phase – Post Menstruation This phase starts post menstruation cycle, leading up to ovulation. The Follicular phase benefits most from postures that support the ovaries to release high quality eggs. This phase also benefits from poses that encourage the development of a thick endometrial lining. We use poses that […]
March 11, 2018

Endometriosis Awareness Week: 3-11th March 2018

This week is Endometriosis Awareness Week and we at EDSA feel it is very important to raise awareness about a serious and often unrecognized condition. What Is Endometriosis? Endometriosis affects 50% of women worldwide, and is one of the leading culprits of infertility. Endometriosis comes from the word Endometrium, which […]
March 3, 2018
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Infographic: Your IVF Journey Explained

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February 24, 2018

Fertility Yoga Poses (Part Two)

Following on from Part One of my Fertility Yoga Poses blog last week, I am going to take you through the final poses of the Follicular Phase (Fertility Sequence 1) cycle.  The poses I will be demonstrating promote rest, healthy movement of blood out of the uterus, and emotional release and […]
February 17, 2018

Fertility Yoga Poses (Part One)

As a yoga teacher, I can see unlimited benefits of doing yoga during your fertility journey. I often hear my clients mirroring online discussions about not being flexible enough to reap the rewards of yoga. This is not what yoga is about. The word yoga (yoke) means union. Yoga is […]
February 9, 2018

Being HIV Positive Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Conceive A Healthy Baby

Very significant advances in medicine and science, HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) seropositive people can live a long and happy life.  Because of this, many couples have the opportunity to consider starting their own families by using donor eggs. What If A Male Partner Is HIV Seropositive? If a male partner […]
February 2, 2018

Fitness For Fertility

  Exercising regularly is very important whilst trying to conceive, although you must also be mindful that too much or too little exercise can make it harder to conceive. We believe in moderate, focused, gentle, regular exercise to maintain a balanced healthy lifestyle.   If you have concerns about how […]
January 27, 2018

Nutrition for Fertility (Part Two)

In part two of our Nutrition For Fertility blog, we are adding more of our favourite fertility boosting foods.   Eating fertility foods is one of a number of natural ways to increase fertility.  Fertility foods will not only increase fertility but will also nurture the health of your baby […]
January 20, 2018
nutrition for fertility

Nutrition For Fertility

Eating fertility foods is one of a number of natural ways to increase fertility.  Fertility foods will not only increase fertility but will also nurture the health of your baby from the get go. So we have created a list of 7 Fertility Foods out there that you should be […]
January 12, 2018
January Blues

Beating the January Blues

For most of us, this week marks the official week back to the everyday slog that is WORK! School is back, reality hits us at full force, and now, there is nothing to look forward to again until maybe Easter!  Cue….the January blues!     Believe it or not, the […]
January 4, 2018
Fertility NY resolutions

  So here we are, in the first week of 2018; the Christmas and New Year Eve celebrations a not so distant blur, and there seems to be a permanent unwelcome guest named muffin-top following us around like a shadow!  As is done every January, new year resolutions lists are […]
December 29, 2017
Yin Yoga

Fertility Yin Yoga & Meditation By Leigh Coffey (Part Two)

Image Courtesy www.galaliving.com I leave you with a beautiful meditation script supplied by my teacher Rosie Mathieson, you can use daily. Over the course of my fertility journey and life, I’ve observed that every time I step back, see how my thoughts are affecting my body, and make a conscious […]
December 22, 2017
Fertility Yin Yoga and Meditation

Fertility Yin Yoga & Meditation By Leigh Coffey (Part One)

Image courtesy of www.lilanandayoga.com   When I started my training in Fertility Yoga in Australia, part of my training was to learn about the importance of meditating whilst trying to conceive.   Whilst on my fertility journey, meditation did cross my mind, but I believed there were bigger things to […]
December 16, 2017
Beating the festive season blues

Beating The Festive Season Blues

  Christmas is meant to be the highlight of the year, but for some, it really isn’t.  We are inundated with media images of love, joy, togetherness, that highlights what life “should” be about, but for most really isn’t.  And in truth,  the year-end brings on a huge amount of […]
December 9, 2017
How infertility affects relationships

How Infertility Affects Relationships

In August 2017 we heard a wonderful “Family Matters” interview on 702 Talk Show between Eusebius McKaizer and Clinical Psychologist, Stephanie Bove, regarding infertility, and how fertility issues not only affect us as individuals, but how these problems can affect relationships with our spouse, our family members, our friends and […]
December 2, 2017
postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis

The Difference Between Postpartum Depression And Postpartum Psychosis

As hard as it is to face the possibility of postpartum depression or postpartum psychosis, it is vital for every mom-to-be, to educate themselves about these conditions, in order to recognise the signs, and to understand when to ask for help.   But what exactly are the differences between feeling […]
November 24, 2017
Mind-Body-Soul Wellness

Mind-Body-Soul Wellness Tips (Part Two)

  Due to the popularity of all things Mind-Body-Soul, we decided to share some more of our wellness tips with you this week that will assist with boosting fertility, and to reiterate our mantra from last week’s blog; Natural Health Practice, Mindfulness and Nutrition are three of the most powerful […]
November 17, 2017
Mind-Body-Soul Wellness

Mind-Body-Soul Wellness Tips (Part One)

Did you know that approximately one in seven couples have difficulties conceiving? Infertility is on the rise,  and scientists believe that infertility rates will continue to increase.  And many of the factors relating to infertility comes down to modern day lifestyle choices. Now more than ever we are exposed to […]
November 10, 2017
Summary of Egg Donation Laws

A Summary Of South African Egg Donation Laws

  At EDSA, we are very conscious of the fact that the reason (or reasons) you may have to choose an egg donor, can be an extremely difficult reality to face,  and equally as difficult to accept in the beginning.  We dedicate ourselves  to assisting you in finding your perfect […]
November 3, 2017
How to choose an egg donor

How to Choose an Egg Donor

Beginning your IVF journey using donor eggs is a HUGE step. But we feel that one of the toughest decisions you will need to make is how to choose your  egg donor who ticks all your boxes? And how / where do you start? Our team here at EDSA take […]
September 6, 2017
men's fertility

Male Fertility – Cape Times

Read Full Article – Cape Times – 24 August 2017