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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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  • Living With Endometriosis – What I’ve Learnt Along The Way

    September 29, 2020Hertility

    My name is Abbie (@cheerfullylive) and in May 2019 I was finally diagnosed with endometriosis after a 9 year battle with pain.  If you aren’t aware, endometriosis is a chronic and debilitating condition where cells similar to the ones in the lining of the womb are found elsewhere on the body. These cells breakdown and bleed, causing painful periods, as well as possible infertility, fatigue, bowel and bladder problems, as…

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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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  • Genetic Screening – Answers About Your Genetic Health

    September 1, 2020Eloise Burt

    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, 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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  • Managing Endometriosis: The Options Post-Diagnosis

    August 31, 2020Eloise Burt

    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, 2020Meeladah Ghani

    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, 2020Zoya Ali

    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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