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Fertility Road Issue 14

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F E R T I L I T Y R O A D N E W S , V I E W S & R E V I E W S INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF QUINOA YOU PROBABLY KNOW THAT EATING A NUTRITIOUS diet and living a healthy lifestyle is a great way to up your odds of conceiving. One of these fertility friendly foods is quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) which has been singled out as having high nutritive values and also a great source of protein. It has a light, fluffy texture when cooked, and its mild, slightly nutty flavour makes for a great alternative to white rice or couscous. Once considered a junk crop by the Spanish conquistadors, quinoa now comes with an air of gourmet, once available only in health-food stores and high-end groceries, this superfood has now found its place on the supermarket shelves. So popular is this grain, that the UN has now declared 2013 to be the ‘International Year of Quinoa’ and is hoping quinoa can play an important role in eradicating hunger, malnutrition and poverty. For more info please visit www.fao.org/quinoa-2013 Official figures show that in the past decade, a total of 4,899 children have been born following fertility treatment either to single women or lesbian couples. Which amounts to more than three births every day. THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN BORN WITHOUT A FATHER IN THE UK THROUGH FERTILITY TREATMENT BOOK REVIEW DELIVERING HOPE The Extraordinary Journey of a Surrogate Mom by Pamela MacPhee TEN YEARS AGO, PAMELA MACPHEE OFFERED TO BECOME her very own human biology experiment by carrying a baby for her cousin’s wife, who was devastated by infertility from cervical cancer. She went on to successfully deliver Hope, a healthy baby girl in May of 2000. Delivering Hope tells the story with all its highs and lows, stresses and happiness of a surrogate Mum. Previously published in 2009 it is now available on kindle and is a must-read for all those considering surrogacy, not only to better prepare them for the journey ahead, but to gain an insight into what offering the gift of a life can mean to couples who are unable to conceive. Available on Kindle from Amazon.co.uk MEN’S BODY ODOUR IS A TURN-ON FOR WOMEN RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF California, Berkeley, have discovered that a compound found in male sweat can cause a number of emotional and physiological changes in women. The male chemical androstadienone in sweat was found to regulate menstrual cycles and increase the release of luteinizing hormone, which plays an important role in stimulating ovulation. The male underarm odour also activates certain brain areas, improving woman’s mood and sexual arousal. 08 | WWW.FERTILITYROAD.COM | APRIL - MAY 2013

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