Category: Fertility and Treatment

11 Posts

  • PCOS and metformin

    Metformin and PCOS: A treatment right for you?

    September 21, 2021Hertility

    Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) affects around 1 in 10 people with ovaries (1). Despite being named as an “ovarian” syndrome, PCOS  has both reproductive and metabolic characteristics. Your metabolism describes the chemical processes that take place to keep you alive and your organs functioning normally, such as breathing, repairing cells and digesting food. Many PCOS sufferers are prescribed a drug called metformin to help treat symptoms of the condition. Metformin…

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  • Comid tablets

    Clomid – Is it really a cure for infertility?

    June 18, 2021Meeladah Ghani

    Whether it is from browsing online or from talking to a friend about your infertility, the name ‘Clomid’ often seems to make an appearance. You may have read many success stories on fertility blogs, but what do experts and clinicians have to say about Clomid, and is it an infertility cure? Here’s what you need to know. What is Clomid? Clomiphene Citrate AKA Clomid is a drug often prescribed to…

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  • Secondary Infertility: What Causes It?

    April 9, 2021Bríd Ní Dhonnabháin

    Struggling to conceive might come as a shock if you already have a baby. You might not think of infertility affecting those who already have a family but just because someone has a child doesn’t mean they’re in the safe zone when it comes to having more kids. Secondary infertility is a real concern for many women and couples and we’re here to tell you that you’re not alone.  Quick…

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  • Donor Eggs and Donor Conception

    February 26, 2021Bríd Ní Dhonnabháin

    There are lots of reasons people choose to conceive by a donor egg, also known as donor oocyte. If you’re thinking of going down this route it’s important to take the time to think about your options and whether donor conception is right for you. It’s a good idea to talk through your feelings with friends and family. Whether you’re going through your journey alone or with a partner, you…

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  • Understanding Primary Ovarian Insufficiency

    February 23, 2021Bríd Ní Dhonnabháin

    Primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) goes by lots of names. You might have heard of it referred to as premature ovarian insufficiency or premature ovarian failure. These all mean the same thing – when the ovaries stop working normally before the age of 40. Getting a primary ovarian insufficiency diagnosis can be worrying at first, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have options,  and luckily,  we’re here to  guide you through…

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  • Fertility Myths – The Common Misconceptions About Conception

    December 4, 2020Bríd Ní Dhonnabháin

    There are lots of fertility myths out there and it can be difficult to find the truth hiding in the middle of all those old wives tales. We’ve decided to do the hard work for you and here we debunk 17 fertility myths.  1. Infertility doesn’t affect people under 35 It is true that fertility declines with age and you’re more likely to experience trouble getting pregnant past your mid-to-late…

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  • IVF Treatment: What To Expect

    August 31, 2020Meeladah Ghani

    If you’re struggling with infertility, or are a part of a same-sex couple looking to add some mini members to your family, you’ve probably heard of IVF treatment. As one of the most common forms of fertility treatments in the UK, understanding its process is extremely important before you leap into its depths. We get it, navigating the artificial fertility pathways can be both daunting and stressful. And wrapping your…

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  • Age and Fertility: Is Your ‘Biological Clock’ Ticking Away?

    August 30, 2020Hertility

    The infamous “biological clock” concept, yet another social pressure to add to the modern woman’s life. What started as an undoubtedly sexist term in the seventies to push women into motherhood after a drop in fertility rates, has clung on to modern society’s ideals and still lingers around today… But does this mythical clock actually have any scientific evidence to prove that age and fertility are closely linked? Believe it…

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  • How Fertility Struggles Impact Your Mental Health

    August 29, 2020Zoya Ali

    The journey to parenthood is probably the most venturesome of journeys to take during your adult life. Yet for 1 in 7 heterosexual couples in the UK, the journey to fertility is a rocky road. Experiencing fertility struggles can lead you towards an emotional rollercoaster filled with many difficult emotions, such as anger, depression, anxiety, shock, grief, and frustration. Many people remain silent about the influence fertility struggles can have…

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  • Fertility Preservation – Protecting Your Parenthood Plans

    August 29, 2020Zoya Ali

    When it comes to your fertility, preserving it isn’t quite as simple as locking it in a jar of vinegar to prevent it from expiring. Fertility preservation not only involves a lot more science but also, either freezing your eggs, embryos or reproductive tissue so that they can be used in the future to create your own biological children. Once collected, they are frozen and stored in liquid nitrogen –…

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