• Genetic Screening – Answers About Your Genetic Health

    September 1, 2020 eloiseburt

    There are several reasons why you might want to have genetic screening when trying for a baby, and there are a couple of different ways to go about it. Genetic screening can be helpful if you are struggling to get pregnant, or are suffering recurrent miscarriages, or even if you have a genetic condition that runs in your family.  If you know that you have a genetic condition that runs…

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  • IVF Treatment: What To Expect

    August 31, 2020 meeladah

    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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  • Managing Endometriosis: The Options Post-Diagnosis

    August 31, 2020 eloiseburt

    Endometriosis is the second most common gynaecological disorder after fibroids, affecting as many as 1 in 10 women and AFABs. And that’s just the 10% that we know about. If you suffer from endometriosis, you probably know that the biggest symptom is pain… a lot of it. Experiencing such chronic pain amongst other symptoms can not only be damaging physically but decrease your effect your lifestyle dramatically. With little research…

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  • Been diagnosed with PCOS – Now What?

    August 31, 2020 meeladah

    Perhaps you have been diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and are now left feeling a bit clueless… Well, welcome to the cysterhood! If PCOS is something you’ve never heard of before, it can sound rather petrifying. Your brain may feel like a battlefield and your emotions are sure to be all over the place, but that’s completely normal. Our go-to has become Google for our own investigations, however, there…

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  • Hormonal Acne: The Culprits Behind Your Skin Stress

    August 31, 2020 zoya

    Maintaining healthy skin isn’t always as simple as skinsperts and bloggers may make it sound. Sometimes no matter how much money you spend in the lotion aisle, or how many fads you try, your dreams of perfect skin don’t come true. Often the culprits behind your skin complaints are your hormones which can cause hormonal acne and other skin stresses. The hormones in our body are balanced very meticulously, so even…

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  • Menstrual Cycle Basics: What You Need To Know

    August 30, 2020 Hertility

    If you’re anything like us, your memories of sex ed probably revolve around cringing, as your science teacher put a condom on a banana, rather than actually understanding the ins and outs of the amazing process that women go through every month. You aren’t alone if your only knowledge of the menstrual cycle is that it exists, involves blood, and can cause PMS.  If you wish that a text message…

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  • PMS or PMDD? Period Blues and Your Mental Health

    August 30, 2020 grace

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

    August 30, 2020 Hertility

    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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  • PCOS & a Dermoid Cyst To Top It All Off

    August 30, 2020 Hertility

    Erratic periods I’ve always had a feeling something wasn’t quite right with my hormones. Nothing major… but something a little skew-whiff. Since I was a teenager I’ve had erratic periods. They’re on the light side, making me one of the lucky ones, but sometimes they won’t come for months. Once, just after my final exams at university, my period didn’t come for about 9 months. I’ve always been a normal…

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  • How Your Fertility May Be Affected By Your Lifestyle

    August 30, 2020 Hertility

    We’re all guilty of having bad habits; smoking, drinking, over-indulging on the caffeine or stressing out over the simplest of things, these are common poor lifestyle choices we often make. But vices like these can not only impact your general health but your fertility too.  1 in 7 heterosexual couples in the UK experience fertility struggles and for those, modifying bad habits and lifestyle choices are the first step. Whilst…

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