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Wednesday, 19 December 2018

conceiveplease + infertility support for both partners in the relationship

Infertility is one of the most heartbreaking experiences in life, and unless you've been through it, it can be hard to understand how upsetting the whole ordeal can be, even after you've triumphed as a couple and had your precious baby. That memory lingers, and you truly never forget the whole experience. And this also applies to the many people who experience trouble conceiving Baby Number Two, a common condition known as 'Secondary Infertility'. 

Enter, all-natural, holistic fertility kit conceiveplease, created by one of the world’s leading fertility specialists.


It's sold at www.conceiveplease.com as well as selected pharmacies, including Pharmacy 4 Less. 

conceiveplease supports couples who are struggling to fall pregnant to do so naturally, without turning to IVF.

The kit has seen amazing success with one couple who had really struggled with 'secondary infertility' becoming pregnant for the second time using the kit.

conceiveplease is the first of its kind as it targets both the man and the woman in the equation - after all it takes two to tango, right!

It’s really inclusive for the man, as he not only gets to take vitamins to improve his long term health, but this can include him in tracking ovulation and planning for intercourse.

The comprehensive booklet in the kit also offers lifestyle tips on how to keep things a bit romantic - those who have been through this journey know the whole thing can go from "hey, let's have fun making a baby" to "this is the pitts." It can turn from a romantic moment into a clinical and perfunctory act pretty quicky.

There’s even a meditation CD in there too. It has all bases covered!

Here is a success story (which we love!) and a gorgeous picture to prove it!

Name: Pru Sweeten

Age: 35

Occupation: Fertility Nurse and Fertility Research Nurse 

Lives: Woollahra, NSW

Husband's name: Andrew

Age: 38

Occupation: Medical Technology Sales 

How old were you when you first started trying to a baby?

I was 32 when we first started trying for a baby.

How did you find out about conceiveplease?

In my line of work, I knew I had to track my cycle and was aware of techniques to detect ovulation and to be able to detect the right time to conceive. I became aware of the kit through work circles and was lucky enough to be one of the first people to get my hands on it.  

How long were you trying for a baby before you turned to conceiveplease?

I decided to use the kit from the moment we decided to start trying for a baby as I knew it would improve my chances of a successful pregnancy. 

Did you find the kit easy to use?

I did. It is a bit of a no-brainer. A lot of women of reproductive age who have been trying to fall pregnant and have used a home-kit before will find this a lot easier than most to use. It’s only four steps and each one is clearly explained in the instruction booklet, so it’s hard to mess up really. 

Did you feel as though using the kit gave your husband a better sense of inclusion and involvement in the pregnancy? In what ways?

Definitely. It takes two to tango so it’s important that the men’s part of the process is included and conceiveplease allows for this. It increases the awareness of sperm health – a lot of the focus in other fertility products is on the female in terms of her reproductive health, but it is just as important for men to watch what they eat and exercise and include all the other factors to help improve sperm quality, such as taking the multi-vitamins.
Also, because it is in a pack and everything is included together in one box, it is so easy for couples to use together. In my experience, men are only told to get sperm-health vitamins if there is an issue, but every guy, in my opinion, should be taking them to improve their fertility fitness. It’s a very inclusive kit and it also means that your husband feels very included with your fertility tracking, taking your temperature and of the pregnancy in its very early stages. It makes it more of a team effort heightens the sense of excitement. 

You mentioned you turned to IVF after 12 months. Why was that?

I used the kit for 12 months when we were trying naturally for a year, but we sadly had two miscarriages. So, the kit did actually work for us twice, unfortunately those pregnancies just were not viable. We went down the IVF path as we knew that medical intervention could implant the most viable embryo for us. It is so important to remember though that IVF treatment varies so much for every couple. However, with our medical backgrounds, we knew for us as an individual couple, it was the best choice for us at that time. 

You actually continued to use the kit in conjunction to IVF treatment … how do you feel the kit complements the IVF process?

The vitamins are of use because you need them with both a natural and IVF conception (male and female). The meditation CD included in the kit really helps to de-stress you. You still rely on the pregnancy test when you undergo IVF, so that is essential in my view as well. All the education included in the booklet within the kit is relevant to everyone – no matter what fertility treatment they undergo.

The beauty of being able to purchase the elements of the kit separately, meant that when we decided to undergo IVF and no longer needed to track my hormones and temperature (as the clinic was doing all that for me), we could still buy the other essential items separately like the vitamins, the pregnancy testing sticks and the meditation CD, which really helped calm me down when I was nervous. 

Would you suggest anyone going down the IVF path use conceiveplease kit?

They wouldn’t need the entire kit, but they can buy the individual elements of it as mentioned above – the vitamins, the health and lifestyle booklet and the meditation CD. 

What do you think is so great about conceiveplease and the various elements of the kit? Can you talk a bit about how the various elements helped you in your journey?

I think in particular the LH tester was amazing because ovulation can occur at different times of your cycle – it can be early or later each month. The ovulation (LH) testing sticks are a real educational tool as they detect exactly when you’re ovulating, so you know exactly when to have timed intercourse. It is a really great way to feel confident about your conception journey. You know if you’re having intercourse at that time, that you’re giving yourself the best chance of conception in that month. 

How long did it take you to fall pregnant after using the kit and IVF (i.e.: how many rounds of IVF did you need?)

We conceived on the first attempt. 

When was your baby born?


My beautiful little boy Michael was born in August 2017

Karl Stefanovic 'Steps Off' 'Today' show

Karl Stefanovic ‘steps off’ the 'Today' program, in breaking media news.

According to this 'The Age' article, Karl has “stepped off” as co-host of Nine's Today breakfast show.



In the article, it states:

On Wednesday, network bosses phoned the Gold Logie winner in Aspen - where he is honeymooning with his new wife - to finalise his departure.

It comes one day after his brother Peter, co-host of Weekend Today, learned his contract had not been renewed.

While Peter has left Nine, Karl will continue as host of reality show This Time Next Year, which resumes filming in February. He is believed to have at least one year left on his multimillion dollar contract, but his long-term future with the network is uncertain.

It continues:

Today’s entertainment reporter Richard Wilkins and newsreader Sylvia Jeffreys, who is married to Peter, will remain with Nine - but their on-air roles may change.
Sources claim the network could no longer tolerate Today’s declining ratings - which were not helped by a stream of negative media reports about its biggest star.
“Nine looked at the coverage of Karl’s wedding in horror,” says one person. “It was the final straw; they knew it was damaging their brand and pissing off their viewers.”
In 2016, Stefanovic split with Cassandra Thorburn, his wife of 21 years and mother of their three children. On Saturday, in a lavish ceremony in Mexico, he married fashion designer and model Jasmine Yarbrough.

“Yachts and big overseas weddings don’t translate to Today’s audience,” a source says. “You have to remember it’s aimed at white-bread suburban Australia.”

The article adds:

Nine’s Adelaide newsreader Brenton Ragless, currently hosting Today’s summer edition, is tipped to join Georgie Gardner as permanent co-anchor. The network has not confirmed this, nor has it announced Peter’s replacement on Weekend Today.

“Nine and Karl Stefanovic have agreed it is time for him to step off the Today Show,” said the network’s news chief, Darren Wick.

“Karl remains on contract with the network and will continue to host This Time Next Year, which records in February.”

TV ratings stats show that during this year’s official ratings period, 'Today' averaged 351,000 viewers nationally - well behind the 453,000 watching 'Sunrise' on Seven.

The 'Today' show's executive producer Mark Calvert resigned from the network earlier this month. He has been replaced by former 'A Current Affair' boss Steven Burling, who will now oversee Nine’s entire morning schedule.

The article adds:

Sources claim Karl’s reputation has been tarnished by a series of missteps over the past two years.

“He used to be seen as as a ‘larrikin’,” says one person. “But now some viewers see him as arrogant.”

To add to the woes, the article also continues:

Reports of tension between Karl and Gardner have plagued the show for more than a year.
This came to a head in May with the so-called “Ubergate” scandal. According to New Idea, a driver overheard a phone call in which Peter claimed he “hated” his job, while Karl accused Gardner of being too cautious and “sitting on the fence”.

Sources say Nine’s management was also dismayed by paparazzi photos of Karl and Yarbrough frolicking on James Packer’s “super yacht”. Nor were they amused by the couple selling their wedding photos to Who magazine, which is part of a publishing stable owned by Nine’s biggest rival, Seven West Media.

Read the rest of the article HERE.

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Peter Stefanovic leaves Channel Nine

After 15 years, a Stefanovic is leaving Channel Nine.

That means no more epic content like the memorable 'Bunga bunga party' dialogue of years gone by...


See that clip here:



Peter Stefanovic has left Channel 9 to “explore new opportunities” after reports he was set to be dropped from his Weekend Today hosting role. For real? Gosh we loved him on 'Weekend Today' alongside the excellent Allison Langdon.

A Nine spokesman confirmed the younger brother of Karl Stefanovic was leaving the network after 15 years.

“Nine and reporter Peter Stefanovic have mutually decided to part ways after 15 years,” a spokesperson told news.com.au.

“Peter has decided to explore new opportunities and is looking forward to spending weekends with his wife.

“He has been a respected member of the Nine News team and Weekend Today, and we wish him all the best for the future.”

In a statement, Peter said he had “an amazing time at Nine being a foreign correspondent, news reporter and covering some amazing stories for 60 Minutes”.

“I’ll miss my friends at Nine very much, it has been a huge privilege to work alongside so many great people,” he added.

Peter is one of Nine’s most recognised foreign correspondents having worked in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Personally, we loved seeing the romance between Nine's Sylvia Jeffreys unfold, and the pair  then went on to marry.

Peter and Sylvia were of course guests at big brother Karl Stefanovic's wedding to Jasmine Yarbrough just recently.

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Karl Stefanovic marries Jasmine Yarbrough: PHOTOS

Karl Stefanovic has married longtime love Jasmine Yarbrough... and let's cut to the chase: her dress. WE LOVE IT!

Jasmine wore a dress by Sydney designer Jessica Andreatta, which took six months to make.

It had a detachable-skirted dress, and was mini dress style, with a long veil in soft blush tulle bearing Aztec designs beaded over lace.

The short dress was paired with strappy high-heeled sandals. 



Here is how WHO magazine reported on the wedding day:
See the designer's website HERE
Yes, all of Karl's kids Jackson, 19, daughter Ava, 13, and River, 12, were in attendance.
Jasmine's  bridesmaids were her high school friends Sarah Johnson, Sophie Pentland, Jimilla Houghton, Stoj Bulic and Georgie Fleming, as well as sister Jade Yarbrough and her business partner, Tamie Ingham.
Karl's groomsmen included his brothers Tom and Pete Stefanovic, Josh Yarbrough and his close friends, Ben Tilley, Mick Doohan, Steve Marshall and schoolfriend Alan Rogina.
Meanwhile, groom Karl wore RM Williams boots with his Tom Ford suit.

Jasmine, 34, rocked that mini dress, and both Karl, 41, and Jasmine had 

Karl and Jasmine married in a sunset ceremony on the grounds of the lavish 'One&Only Palmilla' resort in Cabo, Mexico.
Here's what Sylvia (Karl's sister in law) posted:

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Roxy Jacenko: 'Sunday Night' VIDEO Interview

Roxy Jacenko, the Sydney publicist who has become as well known as the brands she represents via her PR agency Sweaty Betty, was interviewed by Melissa Doyle on 'Sunday Night' and here are some videos of the multi-part story, with the complete story to come here.

Roxy was interviewed alongside her husband Oliver Curtis, and at the beginning of the story, Melissa pointed out that neither were paid for the story.


PHOTO: behind the scenes, Sunday Night. Credit: Sweaty Betty PR
UPDATED:

Here is the full clip, of the full interview:




Updated: and here are some excerpts of the above interview:

'Roxy Jacenko and Oliver Curtis were the perfect couple with the perfect family. Then everything they knew came crashing down - he went to jail, and she went off the rails. For the first time - the inside story on that very public PR disaster. Don’t miss Melissa Doyle's compelling interview - Sunday at 8:45pm on Channel 7.'












The TV interview covered a tumultuous time in the couple's relationship.
From Oliver being jailed for insider trading, to Roxy's cancer battle.
Says Roxy in the interview: "I started living a life as soon as Oli went to jail that was fast."
"And indulged in things in shouldn't have indulged in."
She also confessed that she blamed Oliver for her illness. "So I told him, 'It's your fault. You gave me cancer.'"
Check back in here for the full interview shortly.
Roxy's 4th book - this one is her first non-fiction - is out on Wednesday 28 November, 2018. It's titled: 'Roxy's Little Black Book of Tips & Tricks.'

Full disclosure: Josie has been friends with Roxy for over 15 years, before she started Sweaty Betty, and Josie and the team at Josie's Juice think she's a champion human, and we wish her only the best!

Thursday, 15 November 2018

'The Bachelorette' Ali Chooses Taite

Ali chooses... Taite or Todd?



She said her sad goodbye to Todd, see below.



She chose Taite!


Did you pick it?

Here are more updates from the show in the lead up:




Look away now, Taite!




Todd for 'The Bachelor'? We are putting our money on a BIG FAT YES!





Friday, 26 October 2018

Jackie O Marriage Split: Announcement

Radio host Jackie O has announced she has split from husband Lee, but the pair will remain “best friends”.


Jackie (real name Jackie Henderson), the KIIS FM radio host told the Daily Telegraph she and Lee would stay close as they co-parent their daughter Catalina, 7, also known as Kitty.

“After 18 years together, we have made the decision to separate” said Jackie, the 'Kyle and Jackie O' radio show star. “We do so amicably, sharing many incredible memories and remaining best friends.
Our focus for this next chapter is of course our wonderful daughter and continuing to provide her love and happiness, together.”
The Telegraph also reported that the pair have been separated for some time.

Jackie then addressed the story live on air this morning to KIIS listeners, on the show.


"It was in the Telegraph this morning, and something we haven't properly addressed yet on the show, but obviously Lee and I, we've decided to separate -- which you know already, Kyle," Jackie began.

"And it's not a decision we took lightly at all. Lee and I have been so lucky that our separation has been extremely amicable - I know everyone says that, but we actually have remained really good friends throughout this," she continued. "We talk every day on the phone, we all still hang out as a family, so we're lucky in that respect. But it's not something that happened overnight for us, it's been a long time - we've been separated for quite some time now. We're just lucky, I guess, that we were able to do it in private."

"How did you hide that thing?" Kyle asked, to which Jackie responded, "I don't know! It was a miracle, if I'm honest!" She added that they tried to keep it private for as long as possible, so they could deal with it as a family first.


"You know a separation is never easy, so I feel lucky that we were able to get through that period of time, dealing with it on our own," she went on. "Our priority's always been Kitty through this, and that's why it's so important for us to keep a good relationship, Lee and I, because we want her to be part of a loving family."


Jackie said she was "really proud" they had been able to separate amicably.

Kyle then revealed he had cried when Jackie broke the news to him: "Don't you start getting emotional again!" she teased, and he asked her when she knew it was over between them as a couple.

"When did you know? Was he walking away from the bed one morning and you thought, 'I'm not sticking with that for the rest of my life'?" Kyle joked.

"Absolutely not," Jackie laughed. "Nothing like that at all. I have so much respect for Lee and I always will, and we both respect each other and that's super important to us."
Jackie also added that she is not the only person to go through something like this, but understood the interest, given she's a public figure.
"You know it's okay. You know Lee and I, you know what's going on. I'm not the first person to go through this. I've always been really upfront about our marriage. We've been together for 18 years, and we've had a beautiful marriage and shared some lovely memories together. But I've always been honest - our marriage has had ups and downs. Everyone's marriage goes through that, no one's marriage is perfect. I think that's normal."
As for how their daughter Kitty, 7, has been handling it, Jackie once again adds how amicable the separation had been. "As a family, we're really, really good. As I said, we go out every week together for dinner, we spend weekends a lot of the time together… Everyone is different, and I'm lucky that we've remained friends throughout this."
Earlier this week, Jackie posted a photo of herself with Lee and Kitty, captioned simply: “Family”, with a heart emoji.






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Jackie and Lee married in 2003, after they met at a bar in Sydney, while the English photographer was on a backpacking trip through Australia.

They married three years later, and welcomed their daughter Kitty in 2010.

Jackie had previously been married to her radio co-host ‘Ugly Phil’ O’Neil, whom she wed in 1995 when she was just 19. Jackie revealed she met Phil when she called the radio station he was working at to win Guns 'n' Roses tickets.

Jackie went on to co-hosting the Hot30 Countdown with then-husband Phil O'Neil - before he abruptly quit in 1999.

After Phil left the radio show, Jackie's replacement was... Kyle Sandilands. And the rest truly is radio history, with the radio duo going to host a successful nighttime show, then drive time, then breakfast show with 2DayFM, before their shock departure and move to current radio home KIIS FM.
Henderson and co-host Kyle Sandilands also won the award for Best On Air Team at the Australian Commercial Radio Awards last weekend, but neither was present to accept it.
We wish Jackie and Lee all the best on this next chapter in their lives.