Nutrition and PCOS

My Top 10 Nutrition Tips For Tackling PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome is responsible for so many of the fertility problems in the women I see. In fact, it is estimated that 20 per cent of women have a tendency to polycystic ovaries, while 5-10 per cent have PCOS. Read more

Valentine day

The Chemistry of Baby Making
Food to get you in the Mood

No, we’re not talking about the latest position to ensure conception, just make sure you’re both in the mood! So many couples at this time of year are thinking about getting pregnant. Food, mood and libido have been linked to fertility and their aphrodisiac qualities, so there’s no better time than Valentine’s Day to get in the mood, have the right food, and Eat Yourself Pregnant! Read more

Difficult Christmas

Coping with the challenges Christmas brings

Christmas can be a challenging time of year for those who find themselves desperately wanting children but are spending Christmas without one. For many couples I have seen over the last few weeks, they dread this time of year and even dealing with family and friends can be tough particularly if they have children around. Read more

Traditional Chinese Medicine for modern fertility

Chinese medicine is a very effective treatment for fertility/infertility. Acupuncture alone can be a very important tool, however the treatment of infertility according to Chinese Medicine principles never takes place in isolation. We need to look at lifestyle, dietary, emotional and other factors that are just as important if we want to optimize one’s fertility potential. Here, I will be giving some general and practical advice to help you with conception. Read more

Golden Egg

Can I improve the quality of my eggs?

One of the questions women constantly ask me is if there is anything that can be done to improve the quality of their eggs. We know that a woman is born with all of the eggs she will ever possess and these are her most precious, valuable commodity. Egg health is the cornerstone to fertility and they need to be nourished in order to mature, ovulate, fertilise, implant and finally, make a baby. Read more

Zita West

Welcome to the New Zita West Blog

My approach to fertility and pregnancy has always been an holistic one, having been a midwife for 30 plus years I’ve done a lot of consultations and seen a lot of clients in my London clinic, helping many through trying for a baby, pregnancy and beyond. What I enjoy about the work I do is seeing the woman or couple leave having a better sense of where they are, what needs to happen next and have a plan of action. I try to make people understand that each person is individual and there is not one size that fits all. Most women love a plan and like to know where they are going and what they are doing, but it’s easy to get a lost along the way or lose direction.

I believe that by looking at five key areas in your life (medical, nutrition, relationship,mindset and lifestyle) covers every aspect as we all have weakness in one or more areas that can be addressed.

I’m hoping to get across as many tips in all of these areas to help you and want this to grow with your input. I would love to receive questions so please email clinics@zitawest.com and we’ll endeavor to answer those on the blog.

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