Fertility

The Five Arms for Maintaining Your Fertility Naturally

Michael Dooley | Posted 15.12.2014 | 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 04.12.2014 | 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 25.11.2014 | 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 19.11.2014 | 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 17.11.2014 | 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 10.11.2014 | 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 07.11.2014 | 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 04.11.2014 | 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 ...

Behold: Killer Sperm

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists have discovered a new kind of 'killer sperm' which stops a female from being able to mate with another species. Luckily, it's only femal...

Why the World Needs Childfree Women

Claudia Spahr | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claudia Spahr

The western woman has power, education and compassion. She creates, connects and integrates... Childfree ladies can transform their lives radically overnight and act on impulse... Motherhood shouldn't define being a woman and we shouldn't let the 'mother-tick-yes-or-no-box' divide us.

IVF - Is There a Right Time?

Anne-Marie Scully | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anne-Marie Scully

Just as you will hear people say there is never a 'right time' to try for a baby, I now believe the same is true for IVF treatment. There is never a 'right time' so regardless of your situation don't keep putting it off.

Defending Kirstie Allsopp's Feminism

Tom Johnson | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Johnson

Kirstie Allsopp is not telling every woman that she needs to have a baby, flat and nice boyfriend by 27. I'm sure that in the light her comments to the telegraph she will be railed against for these suggestions, made as they were to her theoretical daughter. She is however most certainly a feminist and I'd argue many of her other beliefs far more radical than the average.

Why I'm Team Allsopp - Fertility Is Not a Feminist Issue

Jude Hurrell | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jude Hurrell

Feminists look away now - I do think Kirstie has a point. Strike a light, my 18 month-old daughter is probably burning my bra as I write. Step away from the matches, darling, I do think Kirstie might be onto something when she says 'Nature isn't a feminist.'

If You Like Your Sperm The Way It Is, Don't Smoke Cannabis

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Men, if you smoke cannabis (or tried a joint in your youth) listen up - the drug may have an unexpected side effect on your sperm.... Research has...