Smoking and fertility: does smoking affect fertility?
The health impact of smoking has been a public health concern for many decades. Smoking damages nearly every organ in the body, but we tend to predominately think about the lungs – the impact on smoker’s lungs is usually the focus of the NHS quit smoking campaigns But smoking can also affect fertility in numerous ways. […]
How long can sperm survive?
Here’s a frequently pondered question, from as far back as teenage years: “How long can sperm survive?” It still remains confusing for many. But understanding more about this topic can help you to conceive. For example, knowing how long sperm can last in the female reproductive system can help you to time when you try […]
Fertility Options for Same-Sex Couples: what you need to know
Considering fertility treatment to start a family can be a daunting process for anyone. If you’re a LGBTQ+ person or couple and want to have a child with a biological connection to you or your partner, you may need to undergo fertility treatment. Here at fertility family we have compiled what you need to know […]
PCOS diet recipes for pregnancy success
When it comes to PCOS, having a healthy and balanced diet can only help to alleviate symptoms and prepare your body for a healthy pregnancy. Unlike most diets which are often based around weight-loss and short-term goals, a PCOS diet should be followed indefinitely as part of your lifestyle change to prevent recurring symptoms. This […]
IVF for male infertility – what you need to know
Male infertility is still a topic suffering from a lack of open discussion and one result of this is insufficient information for men and their partners. Yet with around a third of couples struggling to conceive because of male infertility, it’s time to shed some light on the subject. There are numerous causes for male […]
A guide on Male infertility & Azoospermia
There is a lack of awareness of the fertility problems which affect men– despite studies showing growing concern regarding sperm counts dropping significantly over the last 50 years. Male infertility is just as common as female infertility and it can be argued that it should be given more attention as a public health concern. We […]
What you need to know about male infertility
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. The prevalence of male infertility A […]
Stress & Male Fertility: What you need to know
What is stress? The NHS describes stress as a reaction to mental or emotional pressure, “It’s often related to feeling like you’re losing control over something, but sometimes there’s no obvious cause”. For men struggling with infertility a feeling of losing control is to be expected and this may cause added stress and anxiety. Although […]
Does male fertility decline with age?
To put it simply; yes. We are regularly reminded that women’s fertility declines as they get older as the number and quality of eggs can deteriorate. However, there is less available advice on male fertility and age. There are plenty of stories of men old enough to be great-grandfathers still successfully conceiving and starting a […]