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 in both the UK and Australia, where she gained an understanding and appreciation of gynaecological, obstetric, and fertility issues across a diverse international population. She believes in a holistic approach to well-being and fertility, combining the best of modern cutting-edge science with the ancient wisdom of complementary approaches. She bridges the gap between allopathic and alternative medicine, addressing the physical, mental, and spiritual dimensions of women's health.
Her scientifically informed spiritual approach embraces preconception care and optimizes 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, when needed. In addition, her holistic approach extends to caring for patients with a range of chronic women's health conditions, including endometriosis, fibroids, abnormal periods, polycystic ovaries, and vaginismus. She treats these conditions through a holistic lens, even when pregnancy may not be currently intended.
She is a passionate women's rights ambassador, with roles in several international charities, including 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 was nominated for a BBC Radio London Make a Difference Keyworker award in 2022 for her work on the frontline during the pandemic. She regularly appears and provides expert advice on women's health, fertility, and pregnancy in the media, including TV, radio, magazines, and newspapers. She is 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 for a couple with both male and female fertility issues, after they entered a competition to be guided by her.
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. During the pandemic, she worked in one of the largest NHS intensive care units in the country. Her work on the frontline of maternity and gynaecology wards during this time meant she witnessed first-hand the impact of the crisis on women and babies, fuelling her continued efforts to campaign for equitable and fair access to healthcare, as well as to dismantle stigmas and obstacles often found within female health. She is dedicated to changing the narrative around gynaecology and fertility to one where the patient feels personally empowered with the necessary tools to create changes that lead to health, conception, and long-term well-being.