Dr Larisa Corda
Dr Larisa Corda is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist who specialises in fertility and regularly appears as the resident expert for ITV’s This Morning and on Channel Mum.
She believes in treating patients holistically, and has recently launched her own website where she shares her unique approach to fertility and pregnancy called The Conception Plan: a comprehensive and natural programme that encompasses several major pillars of wellbeing – from nutrition and fitness, to stress-reduction and toxin-free living.
Dr Larisa firmly believes that lifestyle changes are an important step towards healthy pregnancy:
“FertiliBox’s clean and sustainable living philosophy is an essential part of The Conception Plan, which is why I’m delighted to join the team as their appointed doctor. I want to help make sure everyone has access to giving themselves the best possible chance of getting pregnant.”
Larisa is a passionate women’s rights advocate. In her spare time she loves to cook (and eat!), sing, dance and adopt animals from around the world. She is a total bookworm and is obsessed with all things naturally sourced, sustainable fashion and skyscraper heels.
Mel holds a BSc (Hons) in Nutritional Therapy, an MSc in Nutritional Medicine, and has been specialising in fertility and pregnancy nutrition for over 18 years. Her career includes time spent at the Zita West Fertility Clinic, The Healthy Holiday Company, and Dr Jane Benn & Associates. Mel set up Melanie Brown Nutrition 10 years ago and currently works with clients across the globe advising them on fertility-enhancing diet and lifestyle.
She is passionate about FertiliBox’s mission to find products that are safe for fertility:
“I love finding new recipes and products for my clients, so working with FertiliBox is a dream come true. Not only that, excitedly unwrapping a subscription box gives you a good dose of endorphins. When trying for a baby, things that make you feel good and part of a wider community are a great support.”
Based in London, Mel is self-confessed makeup addict, avid hiker and Scandi-thriller lover. She enjoys making all-natural facial oils and is currently developing a stretch mark oil, with plans for a perineal massage oil next.
FertiliBox Beauty Expert
Tahira is a makeup designer, makeup and hair artist, and beauty writer who specialises in using natural, organic and ethically made beauty products. She is also a founding member of Conscious Beauty Union – which educates professionals, businesses, and consumers on the benefits of conscious beauty.
With a passion for green living, Tahira is a beauty brand ambassador and the face of several campaigns including Dr Hauschka, Acala Online and Glow Organic. She joined the FertiliBox team driven by her mission to bring cleaner and greener beauty to those trying to conceive:
“We are faced with a barrage of daily pollutants which are beyond our personal control, but what we can take charge of, we should aim to keep cleaner and healthier. What is better for the planet is also better for our personal health.”
Tahira was born and raised in Montreal, Canada, and moved to London in 2006 where she currently lives with her husband and young son. She speaks five languages and is partial to a refreshing Gin and Tonic every now and then.