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 […]
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 […]
Does sexual position matter when trying to conceive?
If you’re trying to conceive and not having much luck, you might have already been advised to make changes to your lifestyle and diet, as well as considering nutritional supplementation to support your fertility. Another topic you and your partner might be questioning is, does sexual position matter? There is no evidence but… […]
Infertility: Warning Signs and Symptoms in Men and Women
Thankfully, people are far more aware of and open to the subject of infertility now than they have been in the past. This has resulted in couples being mindful of the fact that the journey towards having children can often be challenging. If you are just starting or have been trying for a short […]
Primary infertility explained: what is it, how to cope and what to do next?
What is primary infertility? When a couple have not conceived after a year of trying for a baby, they are usually diagnosed with infertility. If they have never conceived in the past, then this is referred to as ‘primary infertility’. This is in contrast to secondary infertility, which the NHS defines as “where […]
Sperm DNA fragmentation: Causes & Treatment
What is sperm DNA fragmentation? Sperm DNA fragmentation is when the DNA held inside the sperm head is damaged and the strands are broken up, making conception unlikely and increasing the chances of miscarriage. It is one of the leading causes of male infertility that cannot be diagnosed from a simple sperm […]
Secondary infertility explained
There are a number of myths surrounding infertility which are commonly believed to be true. One such myth is that infertility only affects first pregnancies. ‘Secondary infertility’ is not a widely known condition, but often comes as a surprise to many couples. What is secondary infertility? Secondary infertility is defined by the NHS […]