Amanda Waaldyk

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My story- IVF & Natural Killer Cells

My fertility journey started quite some time ago at the start of 2014. My husband and I had just started "trying" and fell pregnant pretty quickly but miscarried very early on in what appeared to have been a chemical pregnancy. Being the impatient person that I am I decided to start looking into our fertility [...]

Unlocking your fertility potential

You’ve decided you’re ready for a baby. Congratulations! We know how exciting this time can be. Yet we also know that attempting to make an entirely new human can be emotional, tough and frustrating. While you can't always control the fertility process, there are many things you can do to increase your chances of conceiving, [...]

The Impact of Insulin on our Hormones and Fertility

Did you realise that every time you eat, it sends a message to your hormones? Women’s Hormones work as an intricate system, using a continuous feedback loop. When one hormone is out of balance, the others will adjust and thus fall out of balance as well. When we think of Women’s Health, we immediately associate estrogen, [...]


When it comes to conceiving we want to take a holistic approach to our health, and this also includes our weight. Having a "healthy weight range" can influence your overall chances of conceiving or not.  While it remains a sensitive topic, it's important to highlight the need to creating a healthy body. This is not about getting [...]

IVF Alternatives: Acupuncture & Conception

What are IVF Alternatives when it comes to conception? Acupuncture is the insertion of fine, sterile needles into the skin. Acupuncture improves the body’s functions and promotes natural self-healing by stimulating specific anatomical sites, commonly referred to as acupuncture points. Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on the ancient philosophy that describes the universe, and the body, [...]


Today, many of us are living lifestyles where our day is packed full to the rafters. It’s hustle and bustle from the time we wake, till we hit the pillow. Add an IVF cycle into the mix and it adds another full time job to the list of your priorities. While some are able to [...]

Try These Three Prenatal Yoga Poses For An Active Birth

These prenatal yoga poses will work wonders for your mind and body during pregnancy, as will practicing yoga on a regular basis, the techniques that we learn on the mat can help assist in having an active birth. It’s also an effective way to exercise during your entire pregnancy. It helps maintain flexibility, alleviates aches and [...]

October 10, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Nature’s Medicine

For those who missed last “Weekend’s” Edition of the Herald Sun you can check out my article I wrote below. […]

Fertility Yoga

This article is written about two passions of mine fertility and yoga. The journey of trying to conceive is an emotional roller coaster. It brings with it, it’s own anxieties, stress,  confusion, questioning, doubt, frustration, anger, sadness, a sense of your body letting you down, isolation, regret, happiness. By the end of the journey you have [...]