Podcast: Love & Guts - Fertility After Forty with Angela Hywood

June 17, 2020 1 min read

In this episode we cover

  • What the challenges are that couples face when it comes to fertility
  • The best way to assess ovarian reserve
  • The role of mitochondria in fertility
  • The investigations Angela does for couples wishing to fall pregnant, especially after the age of 40
  • Angela’s cut off age for when she would not take on fertility clients and if there are any exceptions to this rule
  • Nutritionals, herbs and lifestyle measures that Angela find’s herself recommending often
  • And so much more


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