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 […]
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 […]
How to become a fertility clinician
This piece was produced by fertility supplement provider Fertility Family. Helping couples who are struggling with fertility problems is an incredibly rewarding but highly challenging career path. As a fertility clinician you are in a unique position to be able to offer hope to many people who have lost it, but you are expected to […]
How to properly budget before deciding to have children
It goes without saying that having children is just about the biggest decision you’ll ever make. You are choosing to shift the axis of your own life so that it doesn’t revolve around you any more. It will be entirely up to you and your partner to make sure that a brand new life grows […]
Mediterranean Diet Plan For Fertility & IVF Success
When you make the decision to go through IVF to try for a baby, you have to accept there are many things out of your control and that success is not guaranteed. According to the NHS website, between 2014 and 2016 the percentage of IVF treatments that resulted in a live birth was: 29% for […]