Dr. Iva Keene joins us today and brings with her a decade of experience in treating challenging fertility cases all around the world. In this episode we explore the question, “can you improve egg and sperm quality?” Many conventional doctors say, “no” while Dr. Iva says, “yes, but you must understand what that means.” Once you know what that means (and what you & your partner can do) you will feel empowered and excited. We talk about what’s impacting fertility in today’s world from Genetic Polymorphisms to declining sperm quality. Iva discusses important diagnostic tests such as food intolerance, MTHFR genetic mutation tests and why these tests can reveal very important factors that are causing infertility and miscarriages.
Secondary infertility and its causes are discussed and Iva gives advice to those with secondary fertility or who have miscarried to before trying to conceive again. Iva also gives diet and lifestyle advice to women who have been diagnosed with PCOS and reveals what is absolutely crucial in managing this condition. We wrap up the episode discussing becoming a mom in your forties. Both Iva and I became first time moms at 41 and 42 and discuss having healthy babies at an older age has more to do with biological age than chronological age.
About Episode Guest
Dr. Iva Keene, MRMed. ND. is a Swiss-Based, Australian-trained naturopath, internationally recognized natural fertility expert and creator of the award-winning NFP Program and the NFP 16-Week Fertility Coaching Program. She is a co-founder of Natural-Fertility-Prescription.com, and the author of over 100 published articles on treating infertility naturally.
The NFP programs are designed to help you address the underlying causes of infertility and improve your ability to have a healthy conception, pregnancy, birth and baby. You can find more about Iva at her website and by following her on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook.
Iva holds a Masters in Reproductive Medicine from The University of New South Wales in Sydney Australia – one of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities. This post-graduate qualification extended Iva’s pre-existing expertise and clinical experience in the natural treatment of infertility and complements her naturopathic and health sciences skills in reproductive medicine.
Iva is dedicated to educating couples about safe, effective, and affordable ways to improve fertility naturally and without IVF. In addition to her consulting and publishing activities, she is frequently invited abroad to coach and consult with clients. Iva has also presented a case study on reversing male infertility at the largest natural medicine congress in the world.