Dr Larisa Corda is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, with a specialist interest in Fertility. She qualified as a medical doctor from Imperial College London in 2007, and her subsequent training has been both in the UK and Australia, where she gained an understanding and appreciation of gynaecological, obstetric and fertility issues across a wide international population. She believes in a mind body holistic approach to wellbeing and fertility, combining the best of modern cutting edge science with the ancient wisdom of complementary approaches, bridging the allopathic and alternative and addressing the physical, mental and spiritual dimensions of women’s health.
Her scientifically informed spiritual approach embraces preconception care and optimises the chances of a successful and healthy pregnancy naturally, as well as supporting those using assisted reproductive technologies to conceive. She advocates for a milder and more natural approach to IVF and IUI, where needed. In addition, her holism extends to looking after patients with a range of chronic women’s health conditions, including endometriosis, fibroids, abnormal periods, polycystic ovaries and vaginismus, and treating these conditions through a holistic lens.
She is a passionate women’s rights ambassador, with roles on a number of international charities that have included UN Women and The Circle, Saying Goodbye, Kicks Count and Endometriosis UK. She received the We Are The City Rising Star in Healthcare award in 2020, and in 2022, was nominated for a BBC Radio London Make a Difference Keyworker award, for her work on the frontline during the pandemic. She regularly appears and advises in the media as an expert in women’s health, fertility and pregnancy, including TV, radio and a range of magazines and newspapers, as well as being the resident fertility doctor on ITV’s This Morning, where her holistic approach has been televised and led to the natural conception of a baby boy to a couple who had struggled with infertility for several years.
Her research interests include the effect of stress on reproductive outcomes, older age motherhood, as well as a focus on improving the global injustice of inequity of access to reproductive care. She is passionate about dismantling stigmas and taboos so often found within female health and her focus is to allow patients to become personally empowered to discover the necessary tools within themselves to create changes that lead to health and fertility in the parents and children of the future.