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Lifestyle & Nutrition: the solution for hormone-related infertility

Lifestyle & Nutrition: the solution for hormone-related infertility Hormones are special chemical messengers in our body. They are made by the endocrine glands and travel through the bloodstream to all organs and tissues telling them what to do. Our environment and lifestyle have a huge effect on our hormonal balance. In fact, lifestyle and dietary changes […]

Improving Sperm Health with Acupuncture

Improving Sperm Health with Acupuncture This article has been published with permission from Acupuncture by Ilana Ilana Garsin BSc (Hons), (Lic Ac), (MBAcC)   Acupuncture and sperm health You may have heard that acupuncture can be used to increase fertility for women, but did you know it can help men too? Men continually produce new […]

PCOS Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: symptoms, infertility and treatment

PCOS Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: symptoms, infertility and treatment   Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that affects 1 in 1o women. It is characterised by: irregular or no periods periods – which means you are not ovulating regularly excess androgen – high levels of “male” hormones polycystic ovaries – your ovaries become enlarged and contain many follicles […]

Emotional Support During Fertility Treatment

Emotional Support During Fertility Treatment   1 in 6 couples experience difficulty conceiving and this can have a significant impact on mental health and wellbeing. In fact it has been reported 50% of people have found it the most distressing experience of their lives. Research also shows 80% experience stress, 90% feel depressed, 42% have […]

5 Celebrities Who Opened Up About Fertility Treatment

5 Celebrities Who Opened Up About Fertility Treatment For those 1 in 6 affected by infertility, feelings of shame, guilt, and sadness, make them suffer in silence and feel isolated. Recently, and partly due to social media, more and more people are openly speaking about fertility treatment. This is a conversation that is much needed. […]

5 Symptoms Of Infertility in Women

5 Symptoms of Infertility in Women Many women and men dream with creating a family and having children throughout their lives. However, if a couple has been trying to conceive for a year without success, it’s best to have a closer look and assess possible problems that may be affecting fertility. Infertility is becoming increasingly […]

Top 5 Factors Affecting IVF Success

The first IVF baby was welcomed into the world on 25th July 1978. Since Louise Joy Brown was born, more and more couples, who would have been otherwise unlucky, have been able to experience the joy of parenthood year on year. Today, 1% of babies born worldwide are conceived through Assisted Reproductive Technologies. Although there […]

The Best Diet to Improve Fertility

The Best Diet to Improve Fertility One in every 6 couples is affected by infertility and the World Health Organisation has declared it a global health issue. Of all cases of infertility, around 40% is linked to female factors, 40% to male factors, and 20% to unknown causes. Although over the last few decades, the […]

How Fertility Coaching Can Help You Deal with Infertility

How Fertility Coaching Can Help You Deal with Infertility This article has been submitted by Andreia Trigo RN BSc MSc, Fertility Nurse & Coach.   If you are going through infertility and your emotions are all over the place, you are not alone. In fact, this journey is a roller coaster of emotions and this […]

Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET)

FET – Frozen Embryo Transfer   This article has been submitted by Sareena Sharma, Embryologist at specialist fertility clinic, IVF London. What is FET? Whether you are undergoing fertility treatment or have had your eggs or embryos frozen, you will have heard of the term ‘FET’ or Frozen Embryo Transfer. The procedure is normally done […]