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Endometriosis and Getting Pregnant

16 September 2019|

Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women of reproductive age in the UK. It happens when the tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus (endometrium) grows outside the uterus. Endometriosis often reduces the woman’s ability to get pregnant. In this article, we talk about endometriosis, symptoms, treatments and how you can increase your chances [...]

Trying to get pregnant with PCOS?

02 September 2019|

What is PCOS? PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a common hormonal condition affecting 1 in 5 women of reproductive age. In PCOS, the ovaries are bigger and have many tiny follicles that contain immature eggs. It is the number one cause for non-ovulation and is often associated with infertility and metabolic disorders. How do [...]

Prenatal Vitamins: Are they worthwhile?

28 August 2019|

A well-balanced diet, with unprocessed foods, fruits, vegetables, whole grains and plenty of water will give you most of the vitamins and minerals you need. However, if you are planning on getting pregnant, your body may need extra vitamins and minerals. Prenatal vitamins are supplements that contain those extra vitamins and minerals. Folic acid is [...]

Ovulation Bleeding and Spotting

20 August 2019|

When we talk about vaginal bleeding, most women think of their monthly periods. However, around 5% to 13% of women experience bleeding or spotting in between cycles. This can be due to several reasons. Most of the time it’s nothing to worry about, but other times it may indicate a health problem or pregnancy. In [...]

5 ways to Protect Egg Quality

06 August 2019|

You may be surprised to know that women are only born with a certain amount of eggs, more precisely around 1 to 2 million. During a woman’s fertile years, once a month, one egg will develop and be released. Alongside it, other eggs will degenerate. About eleven thousand eggs die every month and women do [...]

5 Ways to Improve Sperm Quality

19 July 2019|

When a couple is faced with infertility, there is a 50% chance the cause is male-related due to poor sperm quality. This means sperm is unable to accomplish fertilisation, either because of low quantity, abnormal shape or abnormal movement. An average sperm count is between 120 to 350 million per cubic centimetre. A low sperm [...]

The menstrual cycle explained

04 July 2019|

If you’re trying to get pregnant – and you’ve been trying for a while – you’ll know all about the importance of tracking your ovulation.  But ovulation is just one part of the menstrual cycle – and if you want to be able to pinpoint the precise date of ovulation in advance, it helps to [...]

A low cost, natural alternative to IVF

26 April 2019|

'Trading on hope' The recent news from the UK fertility watchdog: HFEA (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority) around older women being exploited by IVF clinics ‘trading on hope’ raises the issue of IVF suitability for older women based on the low success rates and the high prices associated with what is an invasive [...]

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