Author: Tasha Jennings

Talking Fertility – Fertility Over 40

Age is something we hear a lot about when it comes to fertility.  Our biological clock that is constantly ticking and getting louder and louder as we reach our 40’s. And yes, the unfortunate reality is, that our fertility does naturally decline as we age.  This is a fact of life.  We can’t turn back the clock. There is a natural decline around 35 and then a steeper decline at 40.  This is reality. This decline in fertility is largely due to a lower egg reserve, hormonal changes and a decline in egg quality. So you have fewer eggs...

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Talking Fertility – What you may not know about Vitamin D

We hear a lot about this nutrient, however you may not realise the significant impact it has on fertility.  In fact, this nutrient is even referred to as a pro-hormone due to its widespread activity in the body, yet I find almost all my patients are deficient. It’s vitamin D. You have likely heard of the importance of vitamin D in bone health, where it helps to transport calcium to our bones to support the maintenance of optimal bone strength. However, Vitamin D also plays a vital role in fertility.  This is largely due to its role in hormone...

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Talking Fertility – An Introduction & My Journey

My name is Tasha Jennings.  I am a Naturopath, Nutritionist, Natural fertility specialist and Author of The Fertility Diet. I have been a Naturopath for 18 years, and have specialized in fertility and pregnancy for the past 7 years.  My reason for specializing in in this area was a very personal one. My husband and I were wanting to fall pregnant and having difficulty. Which was a real shock to me. As a healthy 30 year old, I hadn’t really considered that we might have any issues. I had been told my whole life how easy it was to...

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IVF has just turned 40 year old and shows no signs of slowing down! In fact, more and more women and couples are turning reproductive technology to start and extend their family. The number babies were born with the aid of assisted reproductive technology in Australia reached 12,875 in 2014.  An increase of over 20% from 2010.  Now around 1 in 25 births in Australia are a result of IVF. But, this comes at a price, both financially and emotionally.  The reality is that it can take multiple cycles to achieve a healthy pregnancy and there are many variables...

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