Tag: Fertility

13 Posts

  • Prolactin

    Prolactin 101: Everything you need to know about prolactin

    September 23, 2022Hertility

    Key takeaways Prolactin is an important hormone that has roles all around the body and within the reproductive system Prolactin has a well-established role within breast growth and breast milk production during and after pregnancy Prolactin imbalances can interfere with our menstrual cycles and ovulation, impacting our fertility and chances of conceiving Testing our prolactin regularly with a hormone and fertility test can help us get to the bottom of…

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  • Egg freezing outcome study

    Research News: Real-World Outcomes of Egg Freezing

    September 21, 2022Hertility

    One of the big questions our doctors get asked by women in their 40s is: ‘is it worth me freezing my eggs?’ Egg freezing is a big decision both emotionally and financially, but the snag to date has been that there really isn’t enough data to answer this question confidently. So, in true Hertility fashion, where evidence doesn’t exist, we make it our mission to change that.  This month, two…

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  • Research News: Fertility Preservation Outcome Study in Cancer Patients

    September 21, 2022Bríd Ní Dhonnabháin

    Recent research conducted by some of our Hertility Team, led by one of our co-founders Dr Natalie Getreu, has been published in the Fertility and Sterility Journal. Fertility can be affected by cancer and cancer treatment to such an extent that women may have reduced family planning options once they’ve completed their treatment. Although, records of the success of fertility preservation methods in cancer patients are not routinely collected by…

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  • What is AMH and what can AMH testing tell me?

    September 7, 2022Hertility

    Key takeaways Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH) is a hormone produced by the follicles in our ovaries. It is produced by the follicles that house our eggs, so testing our AMH levels can help to determine the number of eggs we have left—our ovarian reserve. Along with our ovarian reserve, our AMH levels naturally decline with age after our mid 20s.  High AMH levels and low AMH levels can both impact our…

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  • 11 Top Fertility Nutrition and Lifestyle Tips

    July 27, 2022Emily Moreton (Bsc Msc ANutr RN)

    As the saying goes, we really are what we eat. Our diets and nutrition impact almost all of our bodies processes—all the way from our metabolism to our mental health. But one often overlooked area is how food can impact our fertility.  Nutrition plays a big role in keeping our hormones harmonious, with bad diets being linked to hormone imbalances and even reproductive health problems. Our diet is often linked…

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  • Why should you test your hormones?

    July 5, 2022Zoya Ali

    First, let’s get back to basics… What even are hormones? Put simply, hormones are small chemical messengers that travel through the blood to different parts of your body. They help control many different functions from growth and development to metabolism (how your body gets energy from the food you eat), menstrual cycles,  fertility and mood, just to name a few!  Hormones are made by special cells in a network of…

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  • How to support employees going through fertility treatment in the workplace?

    May 20, 2022Zoya Ali

    Still, a hushed and taboo topic – almost 1 in every 6 couples have fertility issues in the UK-that’s about 3.5 million. The global infertility rate is increasing as people choose to have children later in their lives, with the average age to have a first child now 30.7 years in the UK. This means that fertility treatment is becoming more and more common. Infertility and the fertility treatment journey…

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  • How can period pain impact your employees?

    May 20, 2022Zoya Ali

    A 2019 BMJ study found that up to 14% of women took time off work during their menstrual periods due to symptoms such as heavy bleeding and period pain, with 3.4% reporting absenteeism almost every monthly menstrual cycle. Furthermore, over 80% found themselves less productive due to their period symptoms for 23.2 days a year on average. Unfortunately, period pain is incredibly common. Many might manage it with home remedies…

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  • Why should reproductive health be a part of your mental health benefits?

    May 20, 2022Zoya Ali

    COVID-19 and the shift to remote working has catalysed the demand for mental health benefits – it is now a “must have” for employers in 2021. In fact, in a recent survey, 91% of respondents stated that a company’s culture should support mental health. It is no coincidence that mental well-being is included in how reproductive health is defined by the World Health Organisation, stating that “Reproductive health is a…

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  • How to support LGBTQ+ employees

    May 20, 2022Zoya Ali

    Deciding to start a family is never an easy process, but for some employees who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community, their journey to parenthood might need some more support.  Being a 21st-century employer means establishing an inclusive, progressive and supportive work environment to attract and retain employees. A 2017 study by Mercer found that 33% of UK respondents do not offer equal benefits to LGBTQ+  employees because they…

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