DECEMBER 2020 Newsletter • ISSUE 07 • VOLUME 1


    • How diet can affect your fertility
    • HART proudly introduces our new
    • Associate Team Members
    • Why Yoga can benefit IVF
    • Expert Q&A: PCOS Explained
    • Introducing Sr. Jenny Kleyn
    • Yoga-Mama’s exclusive discount
      for HART patients

With our regular newsletter for HART Fertility Clinic, we hope to inspire, educate and support our past, current, and future patients. Especially now in these times of uncertainty, we want you to know that we are here for you every step of the way. We are passionate about what we do and work hard to highlight infertility issues as well as create a safe place where we offer support and care whenever you need it.

As December rolls in, we feel it is important to highlight the importance of changing your lifestyle and eating habits if you are struggling to conceive; Nourishing your body in the correct way can significantly increase your chances of falling pregnant. If you are overweight or obese, you may see a dramatic improvement in the ovulation rate and normalization of insulin levels by reducing your body mass index (BMI). Regular menstruation cycles and ovulation will often return to normality, which will increase your chances of falling pregnant.

We sat down with Kirby Hendricks, HART’s Registered Dietitian to ask some key health questions regarding nutrition and its effect on fertility. Read blog below.

Expert Blog: Tara Williams
Yoga is a mind, body, and soul experience. From the minute you join a class to the end is a space of support, peace, and relaxation. Starting yoga when you begin your conception journey is a wonderful time to go inward and turn your attention to your soul, allowing for your mind to calm down and become a sanctuary for your good. Read the full blog below.
Expert Q&A
PCOS is a heterogeneous and complex endocrine condition that causes menstrual irregularity, infertility, excessive androgens, and sometimes metabolic abnormalities.
All the manifestations do not occur in every woman with the condition, making diagnosis and treatment occasionally tricky.
we sat down with our expert Fertility Specialist, Dr. FemiOlarogun to find out more about this devastating disorder.
Read the blog below.

We are proud to introduce you to Sr. Jen Kleyn who is HART’sRegistered Nurse, IVFCoordinator, and IVF TheatreManager.
Jen has been with hart Fertility Clinic since October 2016 and is an integral part of our team. Jen is the first point of contact for patients; guiding them through their fertility journey, whilst offering essential information to ensure they always feel empowered and involved in their treatment. We were delighted to sit down with Jen, to find out more.
Read the full blog below.

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HART would personally like to wish all our patients a wonderful and safe festive season.
After what has been a very challenging year, we pray that you can spend this period with loved ones.
We are working hard as a team, behind the scenes, to do the same for our patients, so please know that we are here for you should you need anything.
We are currently working on bespoke HARTPackages for our patients as well as embarking on an exciting new project especially for you.
So, watch this space…

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At HART we are passionate about our patients as a WHOLE rather than the clinical aspect of the fertility process.
We are a boutique holistic fertility clinic in the heart of Cape Town’s CBD, where we offer our patients access to three reproductive medicine specialists, one of whom pioneered fertility treatment in South Africa, to a homeopath, acupuncturist, genetic counselor, social worker, dietitians,
chiropractic, a sophrologist, and a yoga fertility expert. We customize patients’ treatments in a way that honors our belief that everyone is unique and deserving of the best possible service throughout their journeys.
We are delighted to welcome the three newest members of the HART family.
Read more about them below:


Fertility Chiropractic:

For those trying to conceive or undergoing fertility treatment, ensuring you have an optimally functioning nervous system is key. It is our nervous system that controls all automatic functions of the body, and this includes things like heart rate, digestion, and hormonal secretions, and balance. Fertility and conception require the perfect balance of hormones and timing. Coordinating this is the job of the nervous system.
Chiropractic care supports the nervous system to do its job. Read Glenn’s full bio below.

Fertility Dietitian:

Since being diagnosed with PCOS, Kirby is no stranger to the ups and downs that comes with hormone imbalance. She is fascinated with uncovering the ‘why’. Why does one feel this way or experiencing a health issue? It’s Kirby’s mission to help patients start feeling better from symptoms that seem random or disjointed or written-off. She believes in taking a holistic approach to uncover the root of body imbalances. Kirby uses an individualized approach to create a path to healing. Her area of interest is genetics, PCOS, endometriosis, gut complications, anxiety, insulin resistance, and more. Read Kirby’s full BIO below.

Fertility Yoga Instructor:

Tara is a yoga teacher, life and parenting coach. My passion is to create safe containers for parents on their journey through parenting from fertility all the way through to postnatal care for the whole family.
We store so much in our bodies and through movement, meditation, and coaching; I assist families to bring more peace, joy, and happiness into their lives. Yoga is amind, body, and soul-deep healing process and I am passionate about using movement as a tool for fertility, pregnancy, and postnatal recovery. ReadTara’s full BIO below.



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We are proud to announce that we have partnered up with MediWallet;
who will help you pay for medical expenses over 18 months in affordable installments? MediWallet runs separately from Medical-Aid, Hospital Plan, Medical Insurance, and Gap Cover. The difference is MediWallet allows you to pay for medical services when you use them, instead of paying every month whether you need those services or not. You can still qualify for a MediWallet account even if you have a Medical Aid. With MediWallet, combined with a hospital plan, you have your fertility treatment covered. MediWallet is a revolving credit facility. As soon as you make a payment towards your account, that amount becomes available to you again. No waiting periods, No restrictions, No category limits, No cash upfront, and No hidden fees. Apply online below.


We are proud to announce that we have partnered up with MEDIFIN who offers finance for a variety of fertility treatments. Their priority is to give our patients life-changing financial loans. Applying for medical finance is simple; all you need to do is fill in their online form. Approval is so quick, you can get it while you’re at our clinic!
Get low-interest, affordable Pregnancy & Fertility Finance. From C-sections to IVF treatments and more. Don’t let money stand between you and your dreams! Apply online below.