Fertility

This Couple Are Crowdfunding For A Baby, Here's Why You Should Support Them

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Parents

A couple who are 'desperate' to have a baby have launched a crowdfunding appeal as they aren't eligible for surrogacy on the NHS. Lauren and Ben Ma...

Could Low Sperm Count Be Caused By Non-Organic Fruit And Veg?

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're suffering from a low sperm count, your choice of fruit and veg may be to blame. Pesticide residues coating non-organic fruit and vegetabl...

Awful Periods - Could It Be Endometriosis?

Dee Armstrong | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dee Armstrong

I've met women who are overdosing themselves on painkillers trying to manage their pain, who have to sit on black bin liners during their period to protect the sofa, who have been told at the age of 25 that the only solution is a hysterectomy - even one who was told by a consultant gynaecologist that it was normal to bleed for 15 days every month.

Male Infertility and the Psychological Impact

Jacqueline Hurst | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Hurst

A diagnoses of infertility can have very serious psychological effects on both the male and the female. Both partners may become overwhelmed by feelings of depression, anxiety, guilt, and grief.

Five Things You Can Do to Improve Your Cervical Fluid

Dee Armstrong | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dee Armstrong

A woman in her early thirties should really be seeing at least 3 to 4 days of fertile cervical fluid each month in the run up to ovulation. If you want to improve your cervical fluid here are 5 things you can do.

In the Fight Against Climate Change, Our Refusal to Have Children Is One Argument Politicians Can't Ignore

Clare Finney | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK
Clare Finney

Women not having children historically bothers authority. And while they may do so for myriad reasons today, as more and more women follow suit and cite the environment as the cause, it will be interesting to see what happens: whether politicians, apparently deaf to the marches, petitions and scientists, will listen to prospect of our hollow wombs.

The Five Arms for Maintaining Your Fertility Naturally

Michael Dooley | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Dooley

There have been some tremendous scientific developments over the last three decades in the realm of assisted conception, opening a great number of doors for women and transforming the way we think about fertility. However, I still believe that self-care needs to be front of mind for couples that are trying to conceive.

Does Bigger Sperm Make Getting Pregnant More Likely?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Longer sperm means a greater chance of fertilisation, according to scientists. Experts observed that male zebra finches with longer sperm cells wer...

We Can Grow New Eggs, Ladies

Claudia Spahr | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claudia Spahr

Researchers recently discovered the existence of Egg Precursor cells (EggPC) in the outer cortex of female ovaries. These immature egg cells can mature into fresh, young eggs. Scientists even believe that these intact, immature egg cells can be found in a woman of any age.

The Top Nine Embarrassing Sex Questions For Women Trying to Conceive

Zita West | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zita West

It can be awkward discussing embarrassing sex questions with your doctor so, to save your blushes, here are my answers to the most common questions about sex I get asked from women and couples trying to conceive...

Give a Girl a Break: 35 Is NOT Old!!

Caroline Brealey | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Brealey

Men, please don't act like it's your god given right to date a much younger woman and use the phony excuse of children. After all, I've never heard of men's sperm count increasing with age.

What to Eat to Improve Your Fertility

Henrietta Norton | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Henrietta Norton

Whether you are trying to conceive naturally or you are undergoing fertility treatment, the period of time before you conceive gives you a window of opportunity to evaluate your nutrition and general lifestyle.

The Future Of Sex By 2050 Is Terrifying

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In 2050 sex will no longer be for baby-making. Hanky panky will be for fun and fun only. That's according to a leading professor, who says in just ...

Can You Think Yourself Pregnant?

Zita West | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zita West

We all know that there's more to getting pregnant than just thinking positively. On the other hand, it's not all about having sex at the 'right' time. Scientists are continuing to learn more and more about the powerful connection between mind and body and how this can affect a person's fertility.

Egg Freezing - The Insurance Plan You Hope Never to Have to Use

Michael Dooley | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Dooley

Let's start by looking at the financial issues - egg freezing costs around £5000 for a single cycle and then £200 per year for egg preservation, which is a hefty fee for those who do not work at Apple or Facebook.

How Losing Weight Could Improve Your Chances of Getting Pregnant

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

One of the many reasons that women, and occasionally men, come to see me for weight loss advice is because they want to start a family, but are struggling. Did you know that obesity is a major cause of difficulty getting pregnant - and can increase the risk of miscarriage or problems during pregnancy and childbirth?

Egg Freezing -12 Frequently Asked Questions

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Geeta Nargund

Egg freezing is in the news this week as Apple and Facebook have announced that they will offer egg freezing to their female employees. There is a lot misinformation about egg freezing and so here are 12 frequently asked questions and their answers.

How Being A Vegetarian Is Affecting Your Sperm

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Although a diet packed full of fruit and vegetables can boost your immune system, avoiding meat completely can have a negative effect on fertility. ...

Fertility to Family - Volumn1 Food and Thought for Soulful Living - IVF Support

Emma Cannon | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Cannon

Every year I see hundreds of couples going through IVF. They are looking for acupuncture to support them as well as recipes and nutritional advice. Social media is making us more finely tuned and I have been becoming increasingly worried about the recipe books and restrictive diets women are turning to when trying for baby.

Facebook And Apple Pay Employees To Freeze Their Eggs

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Apple and Facebook have announced they pay for female employees to freeze their eggs. And, understandably, the news has divided opinion. Although ...

Acupuncture to Support Fertility, Conception and Recurrent Miscarriage

Jacqueline Hurst | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Hurst

I feel really passionate about the patients that I see suffering with the loss of their baby through miscarriage and particularly those suffering from recurrent miscarriage. It is documented that 1-in-4 women has had at least one miscarriage, which equates to around a quarter of a million women in the UK each year.

Seven Things George Clooney Can Do to Boost His Fertility at 53

Dee Armstrong | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dee Armstrong

Breakfast, lunch and dinner, all to contain some protein to help balance blood sugar throughout the day, plenty of leafy green veg, not too much sugar etc etc - you know the drill. You don't have to deny yourself the treats you love but eat more of the good stuff and the rubbish will be crowded out.

You Don't Need a £500 Gadget to Get to Know Your Fertility

Dee Armstrong | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dee Armstrong

Though most GPs are great when it comes to investigating fertility problems, it is certainly the case that there is room for improvement. And there still seems to be a woeful lack of knowledge about the basics of fertility among some GPs, which really makes you wonder what training they are given.

What Is a Chemical Pregnancy?

Dee Armstrong | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dee Armstrong

I'd love to ban the term 'chemical pregnancy'. It's a confusing phrase and many women misunderstand what it means - if I had £1 for every time someone's asked me to explain it I'd be very well off.

Everything You Need To Know About Sperm

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

While semen is undeniably part of sex, talking about sperm is something we tend to shy away from - let's face it, it's not the sexiest subject in the ...