conception journey
It’s an exciting time when you decide to try for a baby. Growing your family and bringing a new little person into the world is a magical journey and one that many couples look forward to. Unfortunately however, falling pregnant does not come easily to some. The rate of infertility is climbing rapidly and can be attributed to a multitude of factors from environmental toxins, chemicals and pesticides in our food and water to poor diets and unhealthy lifestyles. Hormonal conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis, absent periods and thyroid conditions can all contribute to an inability to conceive...
LH and FSH hormones
For women, luteinising hormone (LH) plays an important role within your menstrual cycle. Together it works with follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), which is another gonadotropin made in the pituitary gland.  During puberty the pituitary gland increases the production of luteinising hormone (LH), stimulating more oestrogen and progesterone production. For women, this hormonal pathway triggers sexual maturity and with that comes breast development, additional hair growth, pelvic widening, as well as an increase in height, fat storage and oil within the skin. For men, LH stimulates the production of testosterone and in turn, stimulates sperm production. This helps accentuate the more masculine characteristics like voice deepening or...