How can diet and lifestyle affect PCOS symptoms?
PCOS is extremely common, affecting approximately 20% of women who are at a child bearing age, with many believing the real number could be significantly higher than that. A key feature of PCOS is insulin resistance – this disorder is present in 70% of sufferers. High insulin levels lead to an excess secretion of […]
How common is male infertility? Everything you need to know
If you are reading this, you’re more than likely struggling with or close to someone struggling with male infertility. It is important to remember that this is a common problem and you are not alone; male infertility is on the rise and continues to be an issue for many. What percentage of infertility is male […]
How to get pregnant with polycystic ovaries
When you are diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) you will have probably been told that it will be a challenge for you to get pregnant in the future. This is because PCOS is one of the most common causes of female infertility. However, rest assured that everyone is different, and having PCOS is not […]
Micronutrients and Fertility
What are micronutrients? Most people know they should be aiming to eat a nutrient-rich diet, but how much do you know about micronutrients? Despite their diminutive label, micronutrients are vital for preventing disease and helping your body to grow and repair itself. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a micronutrient as ‘a substance that is essential in […]
Low sperm motility: Causes, treatments and more
If you or your partner has been diagnosed with low sperm motility, there is no reason to panic. Read on as we guide you through the causes and treatments so that you can take immediate action to improve your chances of conceiving. Signs that sperm is healthy The standard semen analysis looks at the following […]
Can I get pregnant quickly with PCOS
Whatever your reason, whether it is advancing age or just excitement, most people don’t want to spend months taking pregnancy tests when trying to get pregnant. If you have been diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), then you will know that it can take longer for some women with PCOS to get pregnant. To give […]
Can you still get pregnant with PCOS?
Women who have been diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can definitely still get pregnant. If you have PCOS, you may find that you have infrequent or irregular periods which make it difficult to conceive. This is due to hormonal imbalance which can cause problems or prevent the growth and release of eggs from your […]
What are the best ways to boost male fertility?
Infertility is a problem which is evenly split between men and women. Yet it is often focused around the woman — perhaps because treatment such as IVF involves her body and it is her body that gives birth. As a result, men’s feelings can sometimes be neglected, leaving feelings of guilt, shame or loneliness with […]
Coronavirus and your fertility: how you can prepare yourself during these difficult times
The COVID-19 pandemic is resulting in us having to rethink the way we live our lives. With the situation constantly changing we have had to adjust our behaviour, learn new vocabulary such as ‘social distancing’ and make sure we keep ourselves educated so we can adapt to the latest updates. For more information on this […]