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Dr Larisa Corda is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and Expert in Reproductive Medicine. She qualified from Imperial College London and her training has been both in the UK and Australia, seeing her gain an understanding and appreciation of gynaecological, obstetric and fertility issues across a wide international population. She believes in a holistic approach to treating a patient that addresses many lifestyle factors as well as a combination of Eastern and Western medical approaches, and is a passionate womens’ rights ambassador, with roles on a number of international charities that have included UN Women and The Circle.
She believes in using innovative natural and mild IVF techniques to assist conception where needed, is ITV This Morning’s and Channel Mum’s Fertility Expert, regularly appears and is quoted by the media, and has several research interests, some of which have been published in international journals. These include the effect of stress on reproductive outcomes, older age motherhood, as well as the current global injustice of inequity of access to reproductive care. She is also an ambassador for My Lotus, Kicks Count, Wuka Period wear, Fertilibox and also My Lady Garden Foundation. She is a member of the RCOG, BFS and ESHRE, having also been Co-Chair of STIRMAS (Subspecialist Trainees in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery), as well as Junior Doctor Chair for the RSM and for Healthwatch UK.
She believes in an empowering approach to fertility management that addresses lifestyle first and foremost. In keeping with this, she has devised a unique programme for fertility and pregnancy called The Conception Plan, which is currently being aired by This Morning, and follows 3 couples with a combination of male and female factor infertility issues, on their quest to become pregnant. The approach encompasses several main pillars, ranging from nutrition to exercise to stress management and toxin free living, combining the best of Eastern and Western medical practice to optimise the body's natural potential for fertility in both men and women.