Category: Fertility

16 Posts

  • 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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  • STIs and Fertility: What You Need To Know

    February 4, 2021Eloise Burt

    There are dozens of STIs out there, all with different symptoms and characteristics. If you find out you have an STI, you’re gonorrhoea-lly want to sort it out quickly, so it is important to get an STI check-up if you develop any symptoms and get treated as soon as possible. If you do develop symptoms, you should avoid having sex without a condom until you have been treated to prevent…

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  • Veganism and Fertility: How does a vegan diet impact your fertility?

    January 22, 2021Eliza Waskett

    This month, an estimated 400,000 people are taking part in ‘Veganuary’: a movement in which you go vegan for the month of January. Perhaps, you are thinking of joining them or maybe you are just curious about how a vegan diet will affect your fertility? The vegan diet is often hailed as having many health benefits, but what about when it comes to your fertility… Firstly, what is a vegan…

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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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  • 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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  • How to Detect Ovulation – 5 Top Tips

    September 10, 2020Eloise Burt

    If you have regular periods, it is a good sign that you are ovulating (releasing eggs), and that you have a chance of getting pregnant in each cycle. Your egg is capable of being fertilised 12 to 24 hours after ovulation, which may seem like a dauntingly short time to get the egg and sperm to meet. Despite this, sperm can survive in the female genital tract for up to…

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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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