Ovulation symptoms: how can I tell when I’m ovulating?
What is ovulation? Ovulation is the point in your menstrual cycle when a mature egg is released from an ovarian follicle in the ovary, in preparation for fertilisation. The egg is also known as an oocyte, ovum or female gamete. FOllowing ovulation, the egg moves down one of the two fallopian tubes that connect […]
How long does it take to get pregnant?
It is impossible to say decisively how long it will take to get pregnant, there are too many other factors that can impact fertility including each couple’s general health, environment and how often they’re having sex. Some couples can conceive quickly whereas others will find it takes longer. There is no set formula, each […]
PCOS and mood swings: How does PCOS affect your mood?
Firstly, it is important to note that both external and internal factors can affect your mood. Our emotions are not totally governed by the workings in our body: our relationships, jobs and even climate can all have a serious impact on our mental state. This means that changes in mood and mental state are almost never the result of just one thing, and PCOS is no different.
Ovulation bleeding and spotting: what’s going on?
Ovulation occurs around the middle of a menstrual cycle. Ovulation bleeding or spotting is vaginal bleeding immediately before, during or after ovulation. Ovulation bleeding itself is nothing to worry about: it’s due to changes in hormone levels. However, it can be unsettling to see bleeding between periods, because there can be other reasons for bleeding and spotting.
PCOS & Bloating: Why does it happen and how manage it
Everyone can experience bloating on occasions, it can be the result of having too much sugar, a big meal or a bout of anxiety. However, if you find yourself feeling frequently bloated, it might be as a result of PCOS. Ladies with PCOS are more likely to suffer from bloating but many are unaware that […]
How to navigate Christmas when trying for a baby
How to navigate Christmas when trying for a baby: Maintaining mental wellbeing, what foods to look for and where to seek support Christmas is the most popular time of year to conceive, with more babies born in September than at any other time of year. In fact, 26 September, exactly nine months on from Boxing […]
Top Signs of Unhealthy Sperm and What to Do Next
Couples trying for a baby should be thinking about sperm health as well as egg quality. Sperm which are low in number or poor in quality can lead to difficulties in conceiving. If you do conceive, then the chances of miscarriage are higher when sperm quality is poor. According to Tommy’s, the leading UK charity […]
The 2022 Parental Leave Study: do UK workplaces offer sufficient leave for new parents?
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Benefits of taking folic acid when trying to conceive
What is Folic Acid? The NHS define folic acid as the ‘man-made version of the vitamin folate’. Folate is also known as vitamin B9 and plays an important role in helping your body to make red blood cells which carry oxygen to all parts of your body. It is found in a variety of natural […]