IVF Alternatives: What are your options?
If you have been trying to conceive for a while without success, you might be considering what options are available to you. A quick search around online and you will often end up at IVF treatment and the way that works. However, you might be wondering what other options are available to you before going […]
How intermittent fasting can help with PCOS
While it is completely possible with the right treatment to get pregnant with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), the infrequency or irregularity of periods which it can cause make planning pregnancy harder. In addition, some women with PCOS may find that they struggle to get pregnant due to hormonal imbalances. What is PCOS? A common condition […]
PCOS and pregnancy: Everything you need to know
Many women who have problems getting pregnant can trace them back to polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS. Understood to be the most common female hormone condition  affecting 1 in 10 women in the UK, it has been identified since 1935 and one particular presentation of the condition was formerly known as Stein-Leventhal syndrome. With […]
How to improve pregnancy chances after miscarriage?
The prevalence of miscarriage in the UK is higher than most people realise; the NHS website shows that 1 in 8 pregnancies in our country end in miscarriage. Going through a miscarriage is one of the most difficult experiences for a woman and her partner resulting in both physical and emotional pain. This article in […]
What is a good AMH level for IVF treatment?
If you have been looking into the option of having IVF you will probably have heard of Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH) and might be wondering what it is and how important it is. What is AMH? AMH is actually produced in both male and female reproductive organs but it is usually only measured in women. This […]
How long does it take sperm to develop?
The male body constantly produces sperm through a process called spermatogenesis, with new sperm being produced every day. Whilst new sperm are produced every day, the full cycle of sperm cells maturing takes between 2-3 months, which is why we recommend taking Impryl for 3 months prior to trying to conceive. Do men stop […]
Looking after your mental health during pregnancy
At Fertility Family we often talk about the mental health challenges that men and women can encounter when facing fertility problems. It’s clear that this is a widespread phenomenon, for over 90% of people with fertility issues in the UK experiencing depression symptoms of some kind. But it’s important not to overlook the fact that […]
Common fertility myths to be aware of and avoid
Experiencing fertility problems can be a stressful and distressing time for any couple. There are plenty of reasons to be hopeful and things that you can do to improve the chances of a successful pregnancy, and at Fertility Family we understand the importance of clear guidance and information at this time. The last thing you […]