Category: Fertility

19 Posts

  • Understanding the Causes of Infertility

    Understanding the Causes of Infertility

    August 3, 2021Meeladah Ghani

    Despite what we may have been led to believe by our teachers and society, getting pregnant is often not as easy as we may think. For many, the journey to parenthood can be a  challenging process, both physically and emotionally. As many as 1 in 7 heterosexual couples experience infertility in the UK, yet the causes are sometimes preventative, or treatable. We’re here to help you understand the different causes…

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  • alcohol and fertility

    Alcohol and Fertility: How Drinking Affects Your Conception Chances

    July 8, 2021Hertility

    Monitoring your ovulation, reducing your caffeine intake, taking folic acid… If you are currently actively trying to conceive these recommendations will most likely sound familiar. Chances are you will also have been recommended to stop drinking alcohol. But how are alcohol and fertility linked, and can drinking impair your chances of conceiving?  In short, yes. However, new research has now indicated that both the timing in your cycle at which…

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  • Exercise and Fertility

    Exercise and Fertility: Is There Really a Link?

    June 4, 2021Bríd Ní Dhonnabháin

    We all have different feelings about exercise. Some of us can’t go a day without it and some of us simply can’t bear it. Whichever team you’re on, there’s no denying that exercise comes with health benefits and some of these benefits extend to your fertility. At the same time, too much exercise can be damaging and finding the right balance for you can be difficult. So we’re here 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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  • 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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