IVF Clinic :Would you like an inside look into one?

Last updated: November 12th, 2018 at 02:31 pm

IVF Clinic

IVF Clinic: Those 2 words can seem very scary and daunting. If you are thinking you may want or need to see what an IVF Clinic has to offer, SIMS IVF Clinic is having a free “Discovery Day”.  ivf clinicThis is a great opportunity to see first hand what it is like inside an IVF Clinic.  It’s also a great opportunity to meet the staff and to meet other couples just like you.

SIMS IVF Clinic Fertility Discovery Day

Dr. David Walsh, Co-founder of Sims IVF and his medical team are having a Fertility Discovery Day on Sunday, 27 September 2015 at 9.45am – 1pm.  The location of the talk is at Sims IVF Clinic, Clonskeagh Road, Dublin 14, Ireland. During the day you will discover how the process of fertility works and how modern testing and treatment can optimise your chances of having a baby.

You will learn about:

  • Causes of Infertility and latest advancements in fertility treatment
  • Embryology and their highly successful time-lapse (EevaTM) technology
  • The importance of mind and body in fertility treatment
  • How nursing support can help at the most critical times

After the presentations, you can tour the SIMS clinic and chat to David and the Medical Team about your particular challenge.

SIMS ask that you please reserve a place in advance, so that they know that you are coming. Their Discovery Days are popular, so they recommend early booking.

The SIMS IVF Clinic website recommends you contact:

Steve McGettigan at Sims IVF Clinic

Tel: Steve McGettigan on 01 208 0710 or 086 2563 811


This year, the Sims IVF Clinic celebrates 15 years of beating infertility in Ireland. They are proud to have helped place over 6,000 babies into the arms of happy parents. They put their success down to teamwork.  They have opened a new state of the art location in Cork.  Their Cork medical team now provide the most advanced fertility care, at their new clinic location in City Gate, Mahon, Cork.
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IVF Recipe Book Review- 2 new books from Emma Cannon and Zita West

Last updated: November 12th, 2018 at 02:34 pm

IVF recipe book reviews

Author Linda Ryan, BA, Lic TCM, CH

What I really like about Emma’s book is that it contains more than just ivf recipe bookwhat to feed your body, it was designed to nourish the mind as well as the body.  Emma understands as I do, that your mindset can have a huge impact on your fertility.  By doing things that can nourish your mind you can benefit your fertility.  Her book contains relaxation techniques as well as over 60 recipes and weekly planners to help before and during IVF.  This is an easy to follow IVF recipe book, that is much more than just a recipe book.  And it’s downloadable so you can get it straight away.

What I like about Zita’s book is that it includes a detox programme and it  includes specific topics such as endometriosis and PCOS.  It is easy to follow and contains 80 recipes, with convenient meal planners.  As well as a paperback version it is available on Kindle so you could get it straight away as well. The first part of the book contains nutrition advice and the second part has the recipes.  On Zita’s website her ivf recipe book costs 14.99 sterling for the paperback version.

Read on to find out more of what’s in their books.

Emma Cannon IVF Recipe Book

ivf recipe bookEmma Cannon, author of ‘The Baby-Making Bible’ has a new e-book now available called ‘Fertility to Family.’ In this new IVF recipe book, she outlines a healthy eating plan that can assist with conceiving naturally as well as including a week by week diet plan to support those going through an IVF cycle.

Emma states, “A major part of what I do as a practitioner is to support couples through fertility treatment; giving the patient some fine-tuning with acupuncture, helping the body and helping to create a calm mind. ‘I know that food and thought are two of the core pillars that underpin a foundation for health. The process of going through IVF provides it own challenges and there is much you can do to support that process through preparation and during IVF treatment itself.I’m thrilled to announce the publication of my new book, Fertility to Family: IVF Support (£9.99). The fully illustrated book is available as an ebook and is the culmination of a year writing recipes and bringing together my experience with patients over many years who have been through IVF. I hope that it provides the kind of support I give to my patients, and that the recipes will nourish, comfort and inspire. A reader just told me they are now ‘dreaming of steak and miso butter’, while others have been enjoying aduki beans for the first time! There are relaxation techniques included, and it’s a book that works for you whether you are beginning to think about a more fertility friendly lifestyle, are planning for IVF or going through it.”

You can click here to purchase Emma’s ivf recipe book or to see pages from her book visit       www.emmacannon.co.uk

Zita West IVF Recipe Book

The Zita West website says, “More and more couples these days are ivf recipe bookinterested in natural ways to improve their fertility. And having the best possible diet is one of the most important ways in which you can help make a big difference. In this fabulous new full-colour cook-book Zita shows you 80 tasty and easy to prepare recipes that are packed full of all the most important nutrients your body needs to prepare for a successful pregnancy.

There’s an easy-to-follow guide on to how to assess your overall fertility too. As well as a great detox plan to help you cleanse your body. Plus everything you need to know about Zita’s special 10 Week Fertility Boosting Programme. There’s specific advice for men as well as for women (of course) as well as advice for couples trying for a baby later in life, and for women with specific problems such as fibroids, endometriosis or PCOS.”

To purchase Zita’s IVF recipe book visit  Amazon.com or   Amazon.co.uk 


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Linda Ryan- Founder of MARA Fertility Acupuncture Clinic



Hi, I’m Linda Ryan, Fertility Acupuncturist & mother of three: Having overcome my own fertility issues is what drives me to help women like you to achieve the results that I made happen for myself.

Prepare for IVF – Tips from an IVF Acupuncturist

Last updated: May 30th, 2019 at 12:41 pm

Prepare for IVF

Nurture to Prepare for IVF

Nurturing yourself is about being kind to yourself. Be kind in the thoughts you think about yourself.  Nurturing yourself is about getting enough sleep.  Nurturing yourself is about saying to no to things you really do not want to do.  Nurturing yourself is about getting exercise that is rejuvinating, not depleting. It’s also about keeping the lines of communication open between you and your partner.  Intimacy is very nurturing.  IVF is often kept a secret from everyone else in your life, so lean on each other and be open and honest.  If needed, give each other some space to process things.  Try to go over any issues or concerns before the IVF cycle starts so that you are both on the same page about things. For example, decide if you both will go to every scan, or who will administer the injections. Having a good idea of what you want from each other will help eliminate unnecessary stress.

Cleanse to Prepare for IVF

Consider doing a short detox for a few days to prepare before IVF.  This can be helpful to rid your body of built up toxins.  Also stay away from alcohol, caffeine, sugar and over the counter drugs.  A nutritionist can help you with a detox plan to suit your needs, lifestyle and timeframe. A detox can last from a few days to a few weeks. Google ivf nutritionist in your location to find an experienced professional. Visit www.positivenutrition,ie to get an idea of how you can detox to prepare for IVF.

Maya abdominal massage is another great way to cleanse your system and prepare for IVF. Adrienne Egan is certified in Maya abdominal massage.  Her website states “When applied, the Maya Abdominal Therapy techniques guide internal abdominal organs into their proper position for optimum health and well being. The technique works by relieving congestion and blockages to improve the flow of chi and fluids of the circulatory, lymphatic and nervous systems to prevent the progression of chronic disease symptoms. Maya therapy improves organ function by releasing physical and emotional congestion from the abdomen.”  Click on Adrienne’s website here for more information or google maya abdominal massage in your location to find a practitioner near you.

Nourish to Prepare for IVF

Equipping your body with essential nutrients ensures that your reproductive system is prepared for a successful pregnancy.  You can’t make something from nothing.  Zita West and Emma Cannon both have great IVF diet recipe books, you can read more about them here IVF diet cookbooks

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Always consult your doctor for medical advice and before taking any supplements, herbs or vitamins, especially if you are doing IVF.

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Free online talks by experts on Fertility

Last updated: May 3rd, 2014 at 11:54 am

A Week of free online talks from some of the World’s Leading Fertility Experts


Sunday 27th April 2014 – Sunday 4th May 2014


Your computer or phone.



  • Listen in to 15 fertility expert presentations, either over the phone or online.
  • Have the opportunity during the live presentations to have your questions answered by the speakers as you listen.
  • Learn in-depth and ground-breaking fertility solutions from experts from all over the world.
  • No travel time or costs, and no hotel bills to attend this international event.
  • Listen to the presentations in the privacy and comfort of your own home.
  • Listen in live FREE of charge.

Not sure if you’ll be able to attend all the presentations as they happen? Register your place and they’ll offer you a solution.

To register for your free place at the Fertility Focus Telesummit 2014 for a week of talks from 15 of the world leading fertility experts as they share their knowledge and insights to help you overcome fertility issues and take positive action to have your baby go to www.fertilityfocustelesummit.com

Here are a just a few of the speakers and the topic of the talks they will give:

Speaker Who are they? Topic of Talk
Dr Marilyn Glenville The UK’s leading nutritionist specialising in fertility and women’s health, and award winning international best-selling author whose books including ‘Getting Pregnant Faster’. Using nutrition to boost fertility either for natural conception or IVF and to reduce miscarriage
Dr Randine Lewis Author of The Infertility Cure and a leading authority on Alternative Medicine and pioneer on taking an empowering and more natural approach to treating infertility. Another View of Your Fertility
Emma Cannon Acupuncturist and author of best selling books ‘Total Fertility’, ‘You and Your Bump’ and ‘The Baby-Making Bible’. Optimising & Preserving Fertility Through Chinese Medicine, Lifestyle Adjustments & Self-Care
Natalie Kringoudis A leading light in natural fertility and women’s health in Australia, Natalie is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncturist, Natural Fertility Educator and Author. Debunking Ovulation – Re-educating Woman on What Fertility Truly Means
Nicole Jardim Hormonal Health Coach and Creator of The Highly Successful ‘Fix Your Period’ Series of Programs Hormonal Health Coach and Creator of The Highly Successful ‘Fix Your Period’ Series of Programs
Molly Nichols Leading Fertility Visualization Expert and Mind-Body Fertility Coach as well as the Founder of The Mind Belly Connection where she helps women from  round the world struggling with infertility. How to Mentally and Emotionally Reclaim Your Life and Your Fertility
Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer Co-founder of Blossom and Be and creator of The Fertile Body Method network of therapists who use a unique combination of hypnotherapy and other mind-body techniques to treat fertility problems. Optimum Mind for IVF Success




Fertility Clinic Information Meetings in Dublin area Winter / Spring 2014

Free infertility information meetings being held at IVF clinics for people trying to conceive

Nobody wants to have to go to an IVF Clinic, but for my clients who are getting Fertility Clinic assistance they often say that just taking that first step was the hardest part and that once you’re there, it gets better and once you have your baby in your arms, well, you don’t mind at all that you went the IVF Fertility Clinic route.
I have several clients who have attended previous open information meetings at Clane Fertility Clinic and at SIMS Fertility Clinic. The feedback that they give is very positive. Their comments ranged from the comforting feeling they got from seeing and meeting so many other normal people just like them who are trying to conceive and seeking assistance like IVF, IUI and even egg donation to feeling a lot less scared because they learned what is involved in undertaking a procedure such as IVF. People also felt more comfortable having met some of the fertility doctors and staff and just walking inside an IVF clinic helped some to overcome their anxiety about seeking assistance. They also said they felt no pressure to sign up and that the staff was very helpful.

Upcoming Information Meetings

There are upcoming open information meetings in February 2014 at Clane Fertility Clinic, SIMS and Beacon CARE Fertility Clinic:

  1. Clane Fertility Clinic say they are delighted to continually support anyone who may have fertility queries. For more information go to www.clanefertility.ie 
  2. SIMS Fertility Clinic are also hosting a Free Fertility Information Morning at their Dublin clinic location. For more information or to register a place at the SIMS free Fertility Information Morning at their Dublin clinic location go to www.sims.ie 
  3. Beacon Care Fertility Clinic in Sandyford are having their free Information evening in February. If you would like to learn more go to www.beaconcarefertility.ie

Have you attended an IVF Clinic open information meeting? If you have any advice about these meetings that would help others in their fertility journey, please leave a comment.