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The first Supreme Fertility Baby

The first Supreme Fertility Baby

Cindy (39) and her husband is Rudi Pullen (34), who live in Cullinan, approached Supreme Fertility after they had struggled to fall pregnant for four years. After trying naturally for a year, they had done 3 IUIs, and 1 IVF, all with negative results. Cindy was told by the specialist that she was too old to use her own eggs, who recommended she consider using donor eggs.  She didn’t feel up to this and fortunately came across Supreme Fertility, which takes a different approach.  
 
Supreme Fertility helped Cindy and Rudi understand the importance of a good diet, stopping bad habits, and using the correct supplements for at least 3 months. They both did the Supreme Fertility DNA test and followed the programme that was worked out for them, based on these results. The team at Supreme Fertility also provided emotional support for the couple and encouraged them not to give up.
 
Three months after completing the Supreme Fertility treatment, Cindy went for her second IVF at a state hospital and the result was an amazing Positive, using her own eggs! She even had 3 extra embryos to freeze for later use.
 
Their precious baby Janick was born in May 2020, and their dream of having their own bundle of joy came true. Janick is now xxx weeks old, and a healthy, happy baby.
 
“One thing I appreciated about Supreme Fertility was their ability to determine exactly where the problem was by analysing our DNA. It was highly informative and interesting. They can inform you of things you did not even think of as being a possibility” said proud mom Cindy Pullen. “I found the experience incredibly positive, healthy, and definitely a must-do for anyone struggling to fall pregnant. The healthy eating plan, supplementation, and support was definitely the changing factor in our case. I would recommend Supreme Fertility to any couple struggling with infertility. The lifestyle changes we were advised to make and the professional medical advice we received made the world of difference” she added.
 
If you are struggling to conceive, contact info@supremefertility.co.za today to find out how we can help.

Understanding PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome)

Understanding PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome)

What is PCOS?

PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome) is a hormonal disorder causing enlarged ovaries with small cysts on the outer edges. Women with PCOS may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or excess male hormone (androgen) levels.  All bodies need both “male” and “female” hormones to work right, but a woman with PCOS has too much of the male kind. The ovaries may develop numerous small collections of fluid (follicles) and fail to regularly release eggs. PCOS is estimated to affect 1 in 10 women of childbearing age.

The cause of polycystic ovary syndrome isn’t well understood but may involve a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

How does this affect my ability to conceive? 

Having PCOS does not mean you can’t get pregnant. PCOS is one of the most common, but treatable, causes of infertility in women. In women with PCOS, the hormonal imbalance interferes with the growth and release of eggs from the ovaries

How would I know if I have PCOS?

Signs and symptoms of PCOS vary. A diagnosis of PCOS is made when you experience at least two of these signs:

  • Irregular periods. Infrequent, irregular, or prolonged menstrual cycles are the most common sign of PCOS. For example, you might have fewer than nine periods a year, more than 35 days between periods, and abnormally heavy periods.
  • Excess androgen. Elevated levels of male hormone may result in physical signs, such as excess facial and body hair (hirsutism), and occasionally severe acne and male-pattern baldness.
  • Polycystic ovaries. Your ovaries might be enlarged and contain follicles that surround the eggs. As a result, the ovaries might fail to function regularly.
  • Acne and obesity. Your skin may start acne breakouts more than usual, and you may gain weight that is hard to explain otherwise.

Traditional treatments include birth control pills to regularise periods, methylated supplements, medication called metformin to prevent diabetes, statins to control high cholesterol, hormones to increase fertility, and procedures to remove excess hair. Early diagnosis and treatment along with weight loss may reduce the risk of long-term complications such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease.  PCOS treatment differs if you are trying to fall pregnant or not as certain medications can affect fertility and cause damage to the growing fetus.

PCOS is also a common and treatable cause of infertility. Supreme Fertility has a range of products to help you combat PCOS in various ways, and is also able to help you with an eating plan to help with healthy weight loss. These products are all available at the Supreme Aesthetics practices.  

When should I seek professional help?

Contact the practice to make an appointment with the doctor if you have concerns about your menstrual periods, if you’re experiencing infertility or if you have signs of excess androgen such as worsening hirsutism (abnormal growth of hair on a your face and body), acne or male-pattern baldness.

The link between your DNA and PCOS

Studies have also linked certain genes with an increased risk of developing PCOS and this explains why many sisters, mothers, and daughters have it. The Supreme Fertility programme takes a look at some of the genes that have been associated with an increased risk of PCOS or increased severity of symptoms.

Did You Know?

Some symptoms of PCOS can be confused with other medical conditions and to rule this out your healthcare practitioner may:

  • Perform an ultrasound investigation to take a closer look at blood vessels, tissues, and organs as well as the thickness of the endometrium.
  • Visually and manually look for growths, cysts, tumors, and other abnormalities.

If you are diagnosed with PCOS your healthcare practitioner may also monitor:

  • Blood pressure
  • Glucose tolerance
  • Cholesterol and triglyceride levels
  • Depression and anxiety levels
  • Possible sleep apnea

From Our Supreme Fertility Supplements range

Our Supreme Fertility Supplement range supports gene variations that help optimise male and female fertility. They also support patients with PCOS and will be an excellent addition to any monthly prescription.

  • Supreme Fertility Folate
  • Supreme Fertility Multi-Vitamin

To order, please contact your Supreme Aesthetics practice.

Every individual has a unique set of genes. Knowing the traits of specific genes gives you a good indication of your health status and can potentially highlight any genetic risks you may have to certain chronic diseases. Your genes also code the production of proteins in the body, each with a role to play.

An introduction to Supreme Fertility

An introduction to Supreme Fertility

A new standard has been set for fertility treatment in South Africa. Announcing Supreme Fertility – the new fertility programme that delves into the root cause of struggling to conceive and helps couples becoming the healthiest they can be in order to fall pregnant. Supreme Fertility combines DNA testing with consultations, lifestyle guidance and supplementation to help couples conceive

It is estimated that approximately 50% of infertility cases are caused by genetic issues. Supreme Fertility is unique in its approach in that, before any intervention, a DNA test is done on both the hopeful mother and father to determine what their genetic make-up indicates about their ability to conceive. The good news is that with this starting point, doctors are often able to identify possible genetic weaknesses and biological challenges very quickly, and prescribe a course of treatment.

Supreme Fertility provides an affordable 6-month programme, including DNA testing, aimed at couples with unexplained infertility, with a personal or family history of infertility and/or miscarriages, and when physical causes of infertility have been excluded, or before trying in vitro fertilization. The ideal time to do this is pre-conception, to ensure the optimal health of both parents.

Supreme Fertility equips patients with an understanding of infertility linked to female factors such as recurrent miscarriages, implantation failure, and the potential genetic causes of these, such as disrupted circadian rhythms, retaining heavy metals, Endometriosis, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, uterine fibroids and more. By providing a list of screenings, one is able to determine if any of these are evident. In this way, further hinderances to falling pregnant are eliminated.  For males, genes can shed light on why they may experience low sperm motility, low sperm count, sperm DNA damage or hormonal imbalances. The programme also provides suggested solutions to help manage or overcome these.

“Parenting begins the moment you begin to care for your own health in preparation for enhancing your child’s conception” – Carista Lumbar Rosen.

Supreme Fertility builds on exactly that and enables both the mother and family to optimise their health and well-being in order to increase their chances of natural conception. The programme includes lifestyle guidance and supplementation for both potential parents in order to help them conceive. Many over-the-counter vitamins can greatly benefit the process if taken from the onset of trying to conceive. A specific set are recommended.

Pre-natal vitamins almost always include folic acid, an essential nutrient that helps prevent devastating birth defects. However, what is not so commonly known is that approximately 50% of individuals’ bodies are unable to convert folic acid into folate, the form needed for it to be effective.  Supreme Fertility has launched a folate supplement to address this important concern. This is merely one example of the solutions proposed by the programme.

Because eating is such an important part of equipping the body with the strength to conceive, dietary recommendations are included for both him and her. This programme not only suggests what to eat, and what not to eat, but also makes recommendations about individual micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) to ensure that the body can redirect this energy.

Lifestyle changes such as the use of cell phones, laptops, air filtration, stress levels and an optimal BMI (body mass index) are recommended as part of this unique programme. Additionally, a recommended detoxification of one’s house, food and personal care products as well as what to look out for on labels, is included. And while the adage “self-care” if often used loosely, Supreme Fertility specifies the importance of this in specific ways.

Supreme Fertility is available at both Supreme Aesthetics branches. Visit www.supremefertility.co.za for more information about this innovative new fertility solution.

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