Being an older mom. Iva and Charlene both talk about being first-time mamas in their 40’s. We discuss how women are fertile into their 40’s and how the idea of the biological clock was derived from outdated information from the 1800’s! Iva talks about the issues with self-prescribing herbs and also why we need to be very cautious with hormone supplementation. It can really throw off the rhythm of your natural hormone cycle so testing and monitoring must be done as well as careful consideration to not get the body dependent on an external source.
We discuss first steps when planning on starting a family which is testing. Iva discusses the most important diagnostic tests to take and what kind of tests give the most accurate results. Even how to bypass your Doctor if they are not willing to prescribe the tests you need. I ask Iva about 2 popular fertility hormones: DHEA and Progesterone. When do you use those and at what dosage and any precautions one should consider before adding them to a fertility regimen.
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.