Recent study discovered that men who ate processed meats like bacon, sausage, canned meat products had poorer chances to achieve successful pregnancy. Those men who ate more chicken had better outcomes during fertility treatment. “Many studies have shown that diet can affect human fertility, but our diets are so complex that it is difficult to tease out […]
About Roberta Mek
Roberta is the only acupuncturist in NZ holding a title – Fellow of American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine
Master degree (current) at Zhejiang University of Chinese Medicine
Roberta currently works on a study involving acupuncture in advanced maternal age patients/poor IVF responders.
Natural Fertility New Zealand accredited fertility educator
Recipient of Ngaire Walsh award (Natural Fertility New Zealand)
Roberta runs fertility workshops for women trying to conceive healthily.
Request an appointment with Roberta via Dr Vitalis Acupuncture Auckland.
Entries by Roberta Mek
If you suffer from back, neck pain while trying to conceive, you should look into natural pain relief options, like acupuncture. The results of a new study are alarming. It found that Voltaren (diclofenac), Naxen (naproxen) and Arcoxia (etoricoxib) significantly inhibit ovulation in women with mild musculoskeletal pain. Of the women receiving NSAIDs, only 6.3 […]
We know that selenium is important for male fertility. Selenium role for female fertility was unknown. The research team, led by Associate Professor Hugh Harris and Professor Ray Rodgers from University of Adelaide, was able to pinpoint exactly where selenium is located in the ovary for the first time. The findings are important, because they show that […]
Summer is just around the corner. Kiwi guys should watch out what kind of sunscreen you are going to use. The researchers studied 501 couples that were trying to conceive. They followed the couples until pregnancy or up to one year of trying. The aim was to record the time it took for the women […]
Timing of your ovulation is a big issue when you are trying to conceive. Fertility awareness method, that we teach, can help you to find the exact day when you are ovulating. If you want to be even more specific with the timing, there is interesting data from the studies. Aprently ovulation occurs primarily in […]