Egg Quality This Easter?
Easter eggs are not the only eggs on people’s mind in this spring as the season sees a height of activity of new life within the natural world, so it’s no wonder that couples instinctively think about starting a family at this time of year. However, how many of us think about our egg quality when we start trying for a family? Egg quality is one of the most important factors in whether a woman is able to conceive, but it’s a conversation that many never think about until they
Food Lovers - Convert those sperm sinkers to become sperm swimmers.
Romance is in the air as valentines draws near with food being on the top of list for the most romantic gesture to get in the mood for love and baby making. However, for some guys with fertility issues, valentines romance can be the turn off rather than the turn on. Infertility is on the rise in our modern world. According to statistics, there has been almost a 20-30% rise in infertility in the last five years. In men, the quality of semen is the main reason of failing to imp
Grown Men Do Cry- How Men Cope with Infertility and its Emotions.
Everyone knows that infertility is a stressful situation that is usually focused around the woman and the processes she goes through with IVF. The daily scans, appointments, constantly having blood taken, hormone injections, and surgical procedures that sometimes seem endless, and most women become exhausted and emotionally overwhelmed. But what about the men? As little control as women have over the process, the men in their lives have even less. Yes, they can attend visits
Pregnancy Difficulties Second Time Around?
You had no problems conceiving your 3 year old and all went to plan without a hitch, so it should be easy to fall pregnant again naturally, right? Many couples trying to get pregnant do not have identifiable problems to explain their sub fertility and I see more and more couples come into my clinics having difficulties getting pregnant second time around and it's not without its stress and causing barriers. Annette a business woman in her late thirties, walked into my clinic
PCOS and Infertility
Poly cystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in women and a leading cause of infertility. PCOS has no cure and has yet to be clearly understood of its pathogenesis. Although research suggests a genetic composition, many women are looking for answers to help manage the condition. For any women being told by a specialist that your chances of conceiving naturally are limited or nonexistent with the options of assisted reproductive treatments that are t
Despite the media coverage on the issues of infertility, it is still considered taboo for men to discuss their sperm in a general and relaxed fashion, unlike women who regularly discuss their periods over a cup of coffee whilst learning about women’s health from each other In clinic it is fair to say where fertility is concerned that I usually see women who take the lead when something isn’t right with their body which sometimes is very obvious such as erratic periods, but in
The Young and Infertility
The fertility show at Olympia London is one of the biggest exhibitions dedicated to fertility with exhibitors from all over the world that include a multitude of IVF clinics and natural therapeutic practices sharing information on how they can help those struggling to conceive. Every year I exhibit never ceases to amaze me how many people attend this show trying to find out as much as they can and to some must be overwhelming to say the least. Infertility is on the steady inc