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  • Folic Acid – The Pre-Conception Care You Need

    August 29, 2020Grace Firmin-Guion

    If you’re taking your first steps down the path to parenthood, you’ve probably considered ways in which you can improve both yours and your future child’s health. With an abundance of information available and so many people claiming to be fertility “experts”, how do you know which supplements are beneficial for you, and how can you spot the fads? Folic acid is considered a biggie in the pre-conception care world,…

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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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  • Endometriosis Symptoms – Not Just a ‘Painful Period’

    August 29, 2020Grace Firmin-Guion

    Putting up with periods is one of the many gifts Mother Nature offers to those born with a uterus. And for most of us womb-wielders, period pains are something we’ve probably dealt with at some stage. But how much pain is too much pain? 1 in 10 women and people with female reproductive systems suffer from endometriosis in the UK. Endometriosis is a chronic condition in which cells similar to…

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  • A Pocket Guide to Egg Freezing

    August 28, 2020Meeladah Ghani

    It’s 2020 and we’re living in an era where women are independent, hard-working and equally the breadwinners of their homes. The old traditions are on their way out of the door, and as a result, women are choosing to conceive and have children at a much later age. Perhaps you’ve been too busy climbing the career ladder, living your best life or you just haven’t met your Mr or Mrs…

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  • Thyroid: The conductor of your hormonal orchestra

    May 21, 2020Hertility

    How can your thyroid be affecting your fertility? Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the front of your throat.  It plays a crucial role in influencing metabolism, temperature, growth, and development, via the production of thyroid hormones. The main thyroid hormones are thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3).  Whilst many are aware that the imbalance of these hormones could cause changes in weight and mood,…

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