Author: Grace Firmin-Guion

6 Posts

  • Fertility for Trans People: A Journey to Embryo Freezing

    November 13, 2020Grace Firmin-Guion

    Thoughts about fertility may seem lightyears away when you’re experiencing the distress of having a body that does not express your identity. But the truth is, for trans people considering a physical transition, whether with hormone therapy or gender reassignment surgery, the decisions made before and throughout can have a lasting impact on your fertility.  At Hertility, we’re dedicated to celebrating all pathways to parenthood, which is why we’re proud…

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  • The Science Behind Stress and Fertility

    November 4, 2020Grace Firmin-Guion

    On a scale of candlelit bath to the year 2020, how stressed are you feeling right now? It’s been a whirlwind of a year (thankfully it’s nearly over), and one that has required a lot of extra self-care to protect our mental health and wellbeing. But what impact could the stress of this year, on top of all life’s normal stressors, be having on your reproductive health?  In the world…

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  • PMS or PMDD? Period Blues and Your Mental Health

    August 30, 2020Grace Firmin-Guion

    Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)  has been around as long as we’ve been having periods. But what used to be a taboo topic and often the butt of sexist jokes, is now an active point of conversation among women. With the period-related chat flowing, the door is finally open for researchers to give women the answers we’ve been waiting for, and it’s interesting to see the impact your cycle could be having…

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  • The Journey to Parenthood for LGBTQ+ Families

    August 30, 2020Grace Firmin-Guion

    Much like humans, the families we’re born into come in all shapes and sizes, but regardless of which mould it fits – family is family. At Hertility, we celebrate families of all kinds which is why we’re proud to offer routes to care for LGBTQ+ families seeking new mini-members. For any couple, beginning the journey to parenthood can be daunting – no matter who you’re starting a family with. But…

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  • Folic Acid – The Pre-Conception Care You Need

    August 29, 2020Grace Firmin-Guion

    If you’re taking your first steps down the path to parenthood, you’ve probably considered ways in which you can improve both yours and your future child’s health. With an abundance of information available and so many people claiming to be fertility “experts”, how do you know which supplements are beneficial for you, and how can you spot the fads? Folic acid is considered a biggie in the pre-conception care world,…

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  • Endometriosis Symptoms – Not Just a ‘Painful Period’

    August 29, 2020Grace Firmin-Guion

    Putting up with periods is one of the many gifts Mother Nature offers to those born with a uterus. And for most of us womb-wielders, period pains are something we’ve probably dealt with at some stage. But how much pain is too much pain? 1 in 10 women and people with female reproductive systems suffer from endometriosis in the UK. Endometriosis is a chronic condition in which cells similar to…

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