Could artificial light be reducing your chance of pregnancy?

Posted on October 4th, 2015

Working night-shifts, travelling across time zones and any activity which disrupts regular sleep-patterns can be problematic and this includes exposure to light from electronic devices such as laptops, tablets and phones – a huge proportion of us are probably guilty of...

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Breakthrough on Egg Fertilisation

Posted on September 11th, 2015

One of the exciting things about working in the fertility area is that scientists are constantly pushing the boundaries of our knowledge. We have discovered so much about fertility with huge breakthroughs in IVF and fertility preservation, but in essence we still don...

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Egg Freezing ......... Maybe not!

Posted on September 1st, 2015

When the story broke last October about Facebook and Apple offering egg freezing as part of female employee benefits, we were quick to point out that this is not an easy option for women simply looking to delay motherhood. And recently, there has been a new repor...

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Men have a biological clock too

Posted on July 29th, 2015

So we all know that women have a ‘fertility window’ and that their ‘clock starts ticking’ at some point in their thirties. But new research has thrown new light on the male fertility window. As older men have always fathered children, it was assumed that f...

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Regular health checks for women, from puberty to the menopause

Posted on July 14th, 2015

Getting your health checked regularly is a good habit to get into and, generally speaking, women are pretty good at it. ? The chances are that in the course of seeing the doctor, you will get your weight and blood pressure checked, but for other things, it may requir...

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FREEZE YOUR SPERM AT 18? Maybe not, but men need to look after their fertility too

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

Another week and another fertility story hits the headlines. A bioethicist has urged all men to get their sperm frozen at 18 to avoid the risks attached to being an older father, and that sperm freezing should become the norm. The suggestion has not been met wi...

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News on fertility is coming through thick and fast, but it all comes down to the same thing….women need to discover and monitor their future fertility

Posted on June 21st, 2015

It’s exciting times in the world of fertility. In the last week or so, there have been some significant announcements which will be of interest to a lot of women. First of all (as previously mentioned on the blog, but it’s so good, we’re going to say it again!) there w...

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World's first birth from frozen ovary

Posted on June 11th, 2015

Hope for hundreds of young cancer victims after doctors restore woman's fertility 14 years after chemotherapy A very exciting first in the fertility world today - a woman of 28 gives birth to a baby after having ovarian tissue removed when she was just 13. It's br...

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Yes, teenagers should know about their fertility!

Posted on May 29th, 2015

We were delighted to read in an article in the education section of a national newspaper recently, about a doctor advocating that fertility should form part of teenagers’ sex education. We couldn’t agree more! At last, it would appear that doctors who are used to tre...

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Research reveals a 12% reduction in fertility due to stress

Posted on May 18th, 2015

Why managing stress is so important

Stress is a part of modern-life but learning to handle it is important for overall health and particularly for fertility. Recent research has shown that women who stopped using contraceptives took longer to become pregnant if they ha...

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