Fertility & Postpartum
Making and raising a baby is easy, right? Ah... No. Not always.
When we decide to get pregnant, we often want it to happen immediately. If it doesn’t, it can be frustrating, discouraging, and downright depressing.
We want to support women through the journey of conception and parenthood. We provide fertility, postpartum, and breastfeeding support alongside educational content.
Fertility & Postpartum Products
We import the finest scientifically verified fertility and breastfeeding products from around the world to New Zealand.
Tip 1: Time intercourse correctly. There are only about 5 days per month that a woman is fertile. You need to get that right.
Tip 2: Make sure you are ovulating properly. Ovulatory disorders are the number 1 cause of infertility in women.
Tip 3: Make sure your partners has sperm in good working order. The second most common cause of infertility comes from the male part of the equation.
We’re glad you asked this. There are a few ways. 1. Calendar or date tracking and basal body temperature – you can use paper or an app. 2. Cervical mucus tracking – this is where the kegg device can help you. 3. Ovulation predictor kits – like the Proov luteneizing (LH) hormone test. LH levels will increase right before ovulation.
A key indicator of ovulation is a rise in the hormone progesterone. If you are ovulating properly, after ovulation, the empty follicle releases progesterone to prepare the the uterus for implantation and pregnancy. If an egg isn’t released, there is no empty follicle to produce progesterone. There are a few ways you can test this at home. 1. You can use basal body temperature tracking (BBT) – your BBT will rise about 0.5 degrees after ovulation. 2. You can use a Proov test strip to measure the levels of progesterone in your urine.
All the products we provide are backed by science. This means that have been clinically tested and found to improve fertility. Both kegg and Proov products are FDA-registered (this means they have gone through extensive testing and verification). kegg is the only medical device that can measure your fertile window using cervical mucus. Proov progesterone tests are one of the only ways to test levels of progesterone in your urine (normally you need a blood test).
A lot of new mums struggle with breastfeeding. Some of the common challenges are engorgement, blocked ducts, and even mastitis. But even working out what good attachment is and knowing how often to feed baby can be difficult. As well as managing those tender nipples in the early days. But hopefully if you can get through those early days things should become much easier!
Breast massage is able to provide relief from common breastfeeding problems. Gentle breast massage can provide relief from mastitis, engorgement, and low milk supply. It can also help to clear blocked milk ducts if they occur. For this, it’s important to massage towards the nipple!
- Be super gentle – breasts are made up of delicate tissue.
- Find a temperature that feels good for you – this could be hot or cold, or room temp.
- Be consistent and persistent – it could take up to a few days to overcome your breastfeeding problems. Keep at it and massage about 2-4 times per day.
The Lactamo ball facilitates breast massage. It is heatable, coolable, and reusable. The Lactamo ball has solid lumps in the middle and hollow lumps at either end of the ball. These are of different sizes to contour to your breast. Winner of multiple awards and a highly successful independent clinical trial, Lactamo helps with many of the common problems breastfeeding mothers experience.