How to Increase Fertility Naturally BEXLIFE- Coolah, New South Wales
Rebekah: Hey guys. It's Bex here and I amhere with the lovely Alisa Vitti in her apartment in New York City, surrounded by baby things. Alisa: Yes. Rebekah: The last time you were on Bex Life,you were not pregnant. I was not pregnant and we were talking about birth control. Alisa: Right, and why we should all get offof it. Rebekah: We didn't take it and look whathappened to us. Alisa: Well, this was by planning, yes.
Rebekah: And this was by planning too. Alisa: That's right. Rebekah: I'm really excited because I'm36 and you're 37. Alisa: And look at how young and gorgeouswe look. Rebekah: I know. We are gorgeous! Alisa: Gorgeous. Rebekah: Healthy, vibrant. We are of advancedmaternal age. I can hardly get the words out. Alisa: Technically speaking, yes.
Rebekah: It's so gross. I hate â€“ I don'teven like saying that. Alisa: I know, I know. Rebekah: We only advanced in intellect andbeauty, really. Alisa: Amen. Love it. Love it! Rebekah: But a lot of our girlfriends arehaving babies, having their first babies. This is your first. This is my fifth. I'mnot the norm and they're having trouble and girlfriends our age and girlfriends youngerthan us and their men. Alisa: Yes.
Rebekah: What's going on? Alisa: I think it's a growing and somewhatfor whatever reason silent epidemic, this rise in infertility, both male and femaleinfertility, and what is termed idiopathic meaning no known cause. So you go. You haveyour checkup. Everything looks normal. There's no reason why you shouldn't be able to makethe baby. But you can't. In my ten plus years now of working with couplesand individuals on their fertility, there are three reasons that I see that are kindof at the core of why people are not able to have that reproductive capacity and thatfertile window be as big and wide as it should
be, right? Because you're really â€“ the whole reasonby the way why the pill was such a good thing back 50 years ago, 60 years ago when it cameout was because women were having their eighth, ninth baby at 45 because there was no wayto prevent additional pregnancies and they were fertile, perfectly fertile well intotheir 40s. Now we have women struggling in their midto late 20s. So what has changed? Here's what I think has changed. One, we're beingexposed to way more chemicals than we ever have been before.
The statistic that I have just read aboutis that your grandparents' generation was exposed to chemicals over the course of theirlifetime that you are exposed to in a 30day period. You're exposed to more chemicalsin 30 days than they were their entire lives. Rebekah: That's so scary. Alisa: And these chemicals of course are endocrinedisruptive which means they're really messing with your fertility. So that's reason numberone. Reason number two is that we are micronutrientdeficient in ways that we just are not realizing. We're eating like different kinds of diets.We're cutting out big macronutrients. We're
Making IVF Safer
Multiple pregnancies pose very serious risks to mothers and babies when we conduct IVF treatment on patients and the reason why we get multiple pregnancies is because we are very reluctant to only put in oneembryo at a time in the uterus becuase traditionally we thought that we can maximize success rates by putting in lots of embryos and over the last fewyears we've been actually putting in two embryos in this country but neverthelessthat's still resulted in quite a high proportion of twins. Work done here, led from the University of Aberdeen has shown that it's possible to put in oneembryo at a time in the uterus and still get
high rates of healthy babies to take homewithout the risk of multiple pregnancies. This was quite startling for many peoplein the field who intuitively believed that the more embryos we put in at a time thehigher the chances of having a baby and again the story was picked up locally, nationallyand internationally by the press and ultimately led to changes in policy, inguidance and eventually in practice first in the UK and then across the world.