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  • The Reproductive Revolution hits the Cinema

    November 25, 2022Hertility

    Hertility partners with Pearl & Dean for the launch of #MeToo film, ‘She Said’, to rally women in the UK for the next women’s rights movement, the Reproductive Revolution. Women’s health company Hertility’s award-winning film, ‘Ooh Someone’s Hormonal,’ spotlighted the lack of research on women’s bodies and called out society for using women’s hormones against them. Now, they’re teaming up with Pearl & Dean, the UK’s best-known cinema advertising contractor,…

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  • THE GIRLCOTT SHOP

    November 16, 2022Hertility

    Join the Mother of all movements. We’re joining forces with 5 other female-founded women’s health, wellness and fitness brands are boycotting the usual Black Friday behaviour for a week of amplified knowledge, meaningful discounts and community building, together in a bid to bridge the gender care gap. Use the code GIRLCOTT for 15% off your purchase* from any of the brands involved. From healthcare to fitness and menstrual cycle care…

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  • Everything you need to know about thyroid imbalances

    Thyroid Hormones 101: Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism

    September 23, 2022Hertility

    Key takeaways:  The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the front of our throats Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) is made in the pituitary gland in our brains and tells our thyroid gland what to do The thyroid releases important hormones like thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), which have important roles in our metabolism, growth and (of course) our menstrual cycles These hormones can get out of balance and when we…

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  • Can I test my hormones and fertility if I’m using contraception?

    September 23, 2022Hertility

    Key takeaways:  There are 17 different types of contraception including hormonal and non-hormonal options. Hormonal contraception works by altering your natural hormone levels to either prevent ovulation and/or bring about bodily changes that discourage pregnancy. Non-hormonal contraception doesn’t alter your hormone levels and prevents pregnancy using a different set of methods. If you’re using hormonal, or non-hormonal contraception, you can still take a Hertility Hormone and Fertility test, but your…

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  • Prolactin

    Prolactin 101: Everything you need to know about prolactin

    September 23, 2022Hertility

    Key takeaways Prolactin is an important hormone that has roles all around the body and within the reproductive system Prolactin has a well-established role within breast growth and breast milk production during and after pregnancy Prolactin imbalances can interfere with our menstrual cycles and ovulation, impacting our fertility and chances of conceiving Testing our prolactin regularly with a hormone and fertility test can help us get to the bottom of…

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  • PCOS 101- This One Is For Our Cysters!

    September 22, 2022Zoya Ali

    Key Takeaways: PCOS is a very common hormone imbalance disorder affecting that assigned female-at-birth of reproductive age. PCOS can cause missed or irregular menstrual periods, issues with ovulation, increased levels of androgens, excess hair growth, skin issues and weight issues.  The main treatment for PCOS is symptom management and may depend on whether or not someone is trying to actively become pregnant.  Being diagnosed with PCOS does not necessarily mean…

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  • Egg freezing outcome study

    Research News: Real-World Outcomes of Egg Freezing

    September 21, 2022Hertility

    One of the big questions our doctors get asked by women in their 40s is: ‘is it worth me freezing my eggs?’ Egg freezing is a big decision both emotionally and financially, but the snag to date has been that there really isn’t enough data to answer this question confidently. So, in true Hertility fashion, where evidence doesn’t exist, we make it our mission to change that.  This month, two…

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  • Research News: Fertility Preservation Outcome Study in Cancer Patients

    September 21, 2022Bríd Ní Dhonnabháin

    Recent research conducted by some of our Hertility Team, led by one of our co-founders Dr Natalie Getreu, has been published in the Fertility and Sterility Journal. Fertility can be affected by cancer and cancer treatment to such an extent that women may have reduced family planning options once they’ve completed their treatment. Although, records of the success of fertility preservation methods in cancer patients are not routinely collected by…

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  • What is AMH and what can AMH testing tell me?

    September 7, 2022Hertility

    Key takeaways Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH) is a hormone produced by the follicles in our ovaries. It is produced by the follicles that house our eggs, so testing our AMH levels can help to determine the number of eggs we have left—our ovarian reserve. Along with our ovarian reserve, our AMH levels naturally decline with age after our mid 20s.  High AMH levels and low AMH levels can both impact our…

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  • My sample came back as haemolysed, what now?

    September 6, 2022Hertility

    Key takeaways With any type of blood collection, haemolysed samples can happen This is when the red blood cells burst or break down, meaning your sample is damaged and can not be analysed We will always contact you to let you know if your sample comes back haemolysed, and will offer a second kit free of charge to redo your test Check out our tips on how to take your…

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