• The test that picked up low ferritin in my twin pregnancy, and how I’m navigating

    This week on The Ribbon Box Podcast, we’re joined by Dr Laura Mooney from Randox Health.

    With TRB Founder Eloise currently expecting twins, she has taken the Randox EveryMother test, a comprehensive health check for women prenatal and postpartum.

    Dr Mooney joins Eloise to review her results, and answer questions like:

    • Why is iron status so important during pregnancy? 
    • My TIBC level came back as high - what does this mean? And should we worry if it's low? 
    • What should we know about risk for gestational diabetes - should everyone test this?
    • My EveryMother test looked at albumin, calcium, magnesium, iron, folic acid, vitamin B12 and vitamin D - are these the most crucial micronutrients during pregnancy? 
    • And many more.


    If you're looking to get more informed about your health prenatal and postpartum, book your test with Randox Health today.

    PLUS, you can get 10% OFF your in-clinic health test with code TRB10, right now.



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    26m | Feb 15, 2024
  • Insulin resistance, fertility and well-being (and the latest research to know)

    In this episode, we're joined by Emily Johnson, MS, RD and Research Lead at Veri, the program that combines your continuous glucose monitor data with behavior-change psychology and health science to guide you on your fertility journey.

    We chat insulin resistance and its impact on overall health, particularly its connection to fertility in women.

    All caught up? Get $30 off your first month of Veri here with the code: VSM-THERIBBONBOX.



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    28m | Jan 17, 2024
  • Having twins, triplets or multiples? Here’s what to know (with a specialist who knows!)

    This week on The Ribbon Box Podcast, we're joined by Professor Asma Khalil, a Consultant Obstetrician and Fetal Medicine specialist at St George’s Hospital, London.

    With the TRB Founder currently expecting twins, we wanted to get our questions asked by the expert. From the key challenges to be aware of with multiples, to having a comprehensive prenatal plan.

    Professor Asma Khalil provides a comprehensive range of services to support expectant mothers throughout their pregnancy journey. Get in touch with her today: https://asmakhalil.co.uk/ 



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    28m | Dec 19, 2023
  • Why we wish we tested his sperm sooner - Sophie and Lee’s story

    This week on The Ribbon Box Podcast, we had the pleasure of speaking with Sophie & Lee about their fertility journey, and how the male factor played a role.

    In the fertility space, the focus is overwhelmingly on the female partner. However, in this episode, we deep-dive into the male perspective and the advantages of testing male fertility early.

    Keen to get tested? Head over to order the Mojo at-home sperm test, for WHO-compliant results in just 48 hours after mailing your sample in.



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    34m | Dec 4, 2023
  • Beyond kegels - pelvic floor care tips, from TTC to postpartum

    If you've ever wondered what's going on down there or how to keep your pelvic floor in top shape, you're in the right place.

    We're joined by Dr. Sara Reardon aka. The Vagina Whisperer, as she dives deep into pelvic floor care, covering topics from pre-conception to postpartum recovery.

    From common issues like painful sex, leakage during pregnancy, and how to reduce the risk of tearing during childbirth. Plus, essential insights on your first postpartum poop.

    Looking to improve your pelvic floor?

    Sign up for the V-Hive Membership which gives you access to 8 complete programs, workouts and support - for any stage of your journey, at any age.



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    32m | Oct 2, 2023
  • Baby and toddler sleep FAQ - a sleep coach answers your questions

    This week, Eloise is joined by Teach to Sleep's Founder Sarah Patel. She answers some of the most frequently asked questions about baby and toddler sleep:

    • How much sleep does your child need at different ages?
    • When will your baby sleep through the night, and what about sleep regressions?
    • Is "crying it out" an effective sleep method?
    • Co-sleeping: the do's and don'ts, and the latest advice.
    • Tips for getting your baby to sleep in the cot.
    • Encouraging your child to self-soothe at night.
    • Natural sleep remedies like cherry juice, chamomile, and magnesium.
    • Dealing with bedtime challenges.


    Taking a holistic approach, Teach to Sleep aims to support families to make choices which fit with their infant's individual needs (and your family's routines).

    Take your first steps to a peaceful night's sleep by booking a consultation today.



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    28m | Aug 28, 2023
  • Navigating the First Trimester: When There's Little to See, but Lots to Feel

    This week, Eloise is joined by Juno Diagnostic's Director of Genetic Counselling Katie Sagaser. She shares her insight on bonding with your baby and supporting your partner during pregnancy.

    Whether you’re navigating the anxiety of early pregnancy after a loss, embarking on the path of fertility struggles, or embracing the concept of donor conception, finding ways to connect with and support your partner can make a world of difference.

    Listen as we discuss essential tips and tools you need to stay informed on what’s best for you, your partner, and your baby’s health with Juno Diagnostics.

    Make sure to take advantage of this exclusive 15% off offer on orders with Juno Diagnostics with code RIBBON15




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    32m | May 29, 2023
  • Sex after miscarriage. Sex after pregnancy. Sex when TTC.

    Catch TRB founder Eloise’s chat with Hot Octopuss Head of Creative Kelly Gordon.

    Hot Octopuss design and build cutting-edge sex toys - they are passionately inclusive and celebrate diversity, actively working to break down stigmas around all forms of consensual sexual expression.

    Eloise & Kelly cover off:

    • Supporting pleasure for all ages
    • Products which enhance pleasure, and Kelly's favs
    • Toys for different sex positions
    • Tips for introducing something new to the bedroom, especially when sex becomes a chore
    • How to keep your sex toys clean
    • Plus so much more

    

    Try the Hot Octopuss products for yourself, plus get 30% code TRB30 at the checkout. 



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    25m | May 12, 2023
  • From an endometriosis diagnosis to IVF success

    From an endometriosis diagnosis to IVF success



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    33m | Nov 14, 2022
  • Getting specific: Diet & lifestyle tips for a successful round of IVF

    Catch FHH founder Eloise’s chat with Seed Fertility creator Dr. Danica Thornberry, DAOM, L.Ac. Used by thousands of patients, The Seed Fertility Program is designed to pinpoint specific diet and lifestyle tips and strategies to each stage of your cycle. 

    Optimise your diet and think small, daily changes, which are proven to make the difference. 

    Fertility diet and mindset tips, for every phase of your cycle 

    Eloise and Danica cover off: 

    • Reframing ‘success’, and where to look for improvements in your cycle 
    • How to have real impact on your IVF outcome
    • How to stay present and live in the moment, when building up to IVF 
    • Taking your IVF diet and nutrition to the next level
    • Small changes - big impact, and how these are reflected in your cycle
    • Meditation and visualisation for specific phases in your cycle 
    • Danica’s top tips to start your next cycle strong 


    Seed Fertility fans, get 25% off all courses with Danica and team for the rest of 2022. Use code FHH2022 at checkout



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    36m | Aug 23, 2022
  • How to avoid oxidative damage when trying to conceive

    Listen as we chat with natural fertility guru and expert, Marc Sklar, about antioxidants and the effects of oxidative damage on fertility.

    Find out:

    - what oxidative damage is and what the symptoms are

    - what are the benefits of CoQ10 and are there any side effects of CoQ10 in high doses? Marc also explains when it is best to take CoQ10 and the benefits of ubiquinol.

    - are there any vitamins which help with ovulation and speed up time to pregnancy? 

    - what is methylfolate, and could you explain the MTHFR gene mutation, and why it matters? 

    - why is Myo-Inositol important for fertility? what's the difference between Myo-Inositol and D-Chiro Inositol? 

    Marc Sklar's go-to fertility supplement is FH Pro for Men and Women by Fairhaven Health. To snag 15% off their entire website, click here and use code FHH15 at checkout.

     



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    32m | Aug 6, 2022
  • The Natural Fertility Aid Everyone is Talking About on TikTok

    Are You Struggling With Infertility And Looking For Something Special To Help You Conceive?

    In this podcast episode, we talk with Sara from Eu Natural about the CONCEPTION (and CONCEPTION MEN) fertility powerhouse supplements. These prenatal supplements have been specially formulated for men and women and contain clean ingredients, clinically proven to support fertility.

    FHH Readers And Listeners Can Benefit From An Exclusive 20% Discount On All Eu Natural Supplements By Using Code FHH20 At Checkout.

    Listen to discover how Eu Natural is so much more than a fertility supplements brand. As part of the Eu Natural community, you’ll have access to:

    • Q&As with fertility nutritionists on social media
    • Giveaways and giveback programs with non-profit organizations
    • Empowering fertility education via Instagram: fertility diet plans, insights into fertility acupuncture and more
    • Raw and honest conversations between the Eu Natural team and influencers struggling with fertility


    Listen now and click here to try the EU range with 20% off now (code FHH20).



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    22m | Jun 7, 2022
  • Why I Became a Surrogate to Change Somebody's Life

    Listen to today's episode of our Fertility Help Hub podcast, as we chat with a first-time surrogate, Grace, based in California.

    Grace explains why she became a surrogate, the surrogacy process with US Surrogacy LLC and talks about fulfilling the dreams of the same-sex intended parents she helped.

    If you're interested in becoming a surrogate or using a surrogacy, contact US Surrogacy LLC here and the team would be delighted to tell you more and help you on your journey.



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    23m | May 16, 2022
  • The Benefits of Meeting Fertility Specialists Face-to-Face

    Listen as we chat with Laura Biggs (CEO of The Fertility Show, London) about her personal story of using an egg donor to have her second child, as well as the benefits of speaking with holistic fertility experts in person.

    The Fertility Show is back this year on location (following two years of Covid19 disruptions). It is happening on 6th - 8th May 2022 in Olympia, London. Fertility Help Hub will be exhibiting, along with an array of fertility specialists from around the world, come and say hi!

    Don't miss out on invaluable seminars and live talks, happening throughout the weekend, to help you with your fertility journey.

    To get 20% off tickets, click below to book now:

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-fertility-show-live-london-olympia-tickets-215912940417?discount=FHH



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    22m | Mar 22, 2022
  • Detoxifying Your Body to Prepare for Pregnancy

    Our world is becoming increasingly toxic and we’re exposed to many toxins in our everyday lives that can harm our health and fertility. 

    Yet no one wants to feel worried or stressed about living a healthier lifestyle - especially when trying to conceive or pregnant. So in this FHH podcast, we speak with Rachel Bartholomew, a nutritionist from Nutri Advanced (visit their website here) to understand the impact of toxins on fertility.

    If you’re worried about toxins when trying to get pregnant and are looking for ways to improve your diet and lifestyle for fertility, listen above and learn tips to boost fertility through diet and lifestyle. You’ll learn:

    • What are toxins and where do they come from?
    • Which toxins should I avoid when TTC or pregnant?
    • What lifestyle changes help limit toxins?
    • What is a detox? What isn’t a detox?
    • Is it safe to detox when TTC or during pregnancy?
    • How can I detoxify my body?
    • Where can I learn more about toxins and the body?


    Fertility protein powder can be an simple way to get fertility-boosting nutrients and Nutri Advanced’s Ultra Pro Whey protein is a popular protein powder for fertility. 

    Get 20% off this whey protein and all Nutri Advanced supplements by entering code FHH20 at checkout.

    If you have any questions about Nutri Advanced fertility supplements, book a 10 minute product advice call with a qualified NutriAdvanced nutritionist here and visit the Nutri Advanced website to learn more about these fertility-boosting nutrients.

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    40m | Jan 20, 2022
  • Raising Donor-Conceived Children as a Donor-Conceived Person

    In her early thirties, Hayley discovered she was donor-conceived during a family argument.

     

    Years on, she and her wife have their own donor-conceived children. On the FHH podcast today, Eloise speaks with Hayley about her experiences as a donor-conceived person and how these have shaped the way she and her wife raise their children.

     

    Hayley shares her and her wife’s thoughts behind choosing a donor, tips for picking a sperm donor, advice on telling donor-conceived children their origin stories and where to find support about donor-conception.

     

    Eloise and Hayley also discuss the minefield of language and terminology and share recommendations of personalised books about donor-conception.

     

    To receive 15% off a personalised donor-conception book by Sensitive Matters, use code FHH15 at checkout until the end of February 2022.

     

    To ask Hayley a question or read tips, thoughts and experiences from a donor-conceived adult about raising donor-conceived children, follow Hayley on Instagram here.



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    29m | Dec 19, 2021
  • Mindset Mentor and Coach Alice Rose Offers Advice to those Trying To Conceive

    The grief of trying to conceive with no clear vision of how things might turn out is unimaginable. Alice Rose was initially unsure about how to overcome her grief and turmoil, but she knew she wanted to make things better not just for herself but for everyone going through their fertility journey too.

    Listen to find out what advice Alice has for The Ribbon Box readers to overcome the pain and struggle of trying to conceive.

    Alice’s ‘Reclaim’ course is back by popular demand for a second year. To find out more about how it may help you, and to and sign up, click here. Use code HELPHUB15 at checkout for 15% off.

    Doors close on 19th October, so hurry...



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    19m | Oct 14, 2021
  • How a Peri-Menopause Diagnosis Led us to Egg Donation

    This week, on The Ribbon Box podcast, we had the great pleasure of speaking with Natalie Hart about her egg donor conception journey.

    Natalie met her fiancé late in life and, while she knew it would be difficult to conceive naturally, she didn’t expect to have less that 1% of her eggs remaining. When she began to show signs that she was peri-menopausal at 41, using an egg donor was one of her limited options to become a mother. 

    Although this is not always the case, IVF and donor conception can be a tumultuous undertaking, as it was for Natalie, who has been generous enough to share her personal story with us. Listen below as we discuss Natalie’s experience of:

    • Peri-menopause 
    • Two IVF cancellations
    • Fertility specialists in Melbourne 
    • Grieving the loss of genetic eggs and fertility 
    • Overseas egg donation through a fertility clinic in South Africa
    • Selecting a first-time egg donor 
    • Bleeding after an IVF transfer 
    • Heterotopic pregnancy 
    • Emergency surgery to remove the ectopic pregnancy while protecting the uterine pregnancy
    • Having a donor conceived baby


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    22m | Oct 5, 2021
  • Does Using a Conception Cup Really Help You Get Pregnant?

    What would you say if we told you that there is a new conception aid available in the USA, and soon to be in the UK, to help you conceive naturally? We’re so excited to chat about twoplus, and find out how this device works, helping sperm reach the cervix during / after sex and ultimately increase chances of conception.

    Fewer than 1% of sperm reach the egg. Insert twoplus sperm guide cup before sex and stop sperm flowing back out of the vagina post-sex. It’s easy to use, comfortable and 100% drug free.

    Listen in full as we speak on The Ribbon Box Podcast with the founders of twoplus, Ben and Pru, who know first-hand how frustrating struggling to conceive can be.

    Hear:

    • Why they invented this product and the science behind it
    • How Two Plus Fertility works, whether it interferes with sex and the comfort of using it
    • What the medical industry thinks about it
    • How it improves pregnancy rates


    For a whopping 30% off for launch, you can use code FHH30 at checkout. Click here to purchase in the USA or join the list for UK release.



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    16m | Jun 24, 2021
  • Why I Needed to Change Fertility Clinics and Take a Break with Dani Wade

    Today on The Ribbon Box Podcast, we are joined by Dani Wade, a lifestyle influencer, who has begun incorporating the topic of (in)fertility into her Instagram content. Following Dani's own unexplained fertility struggles, and wanting to create a narrative around it, Dani shares support and her personal journey with others who are new to infertility treatments and also trying to conceive.

    Listen in full as we discuss how Dani has learnt to advocate for herself and change fertility clinics, due to unprofessional bedside manner and poor fertility treatment from specialists she trusted. We also chat through -

    • Taking a break from TTC
    • Fertility treatment options not being discussed by fertility specialists when deciding which fertility treatment option to take
    • Financial apprehensions and setbacks when accessing fertility treatment care
    • IUI / IVF costs in the USA and insurance
    • Picking yourself up after a failed cycle


    Fertility treatment options were not discussed in Dani's initial appointments with her fertility specialist, limiting their choices. Due to being new to the process, it is with hindsight that she realises the error of misinformation on the clinic's part may have caused their cycles to fail.

    Fertility treatment costs in the USA can be high, so when a medical practitioner fails to properly inform their patients, they are potentially risking this huge and maybe only opportunity for the patient to conceive. Factoring in the misinformation, cost and the pandemic, it is understandable why some of the excitement of the process for Dani has been spoiled and why taking a break was the best option for her and her partner.



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    23m | Jun 24, 2021
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