Entries by katharine

The Dangers Of Iron Deficiency

Research funded by the University of Oxford has revealed iron deficiency anaemia in early pregnancy could significantly increase the risk of the baby developing serious health conditions such as congenital heart disease. Further findings suggest that the risks of having a child with congenital heart disease could be increased up to threefold in women who […]

Spot the Warning Signs of Infertility

Signs of infertility are often overlooked until it comes to starting a family and difficulties in conception arise. It’s not an uncommon problem as around 1 in 7 couples experience difficulty in conceiving. Although for some it can happen quickly, for others it can take longer. To minimise risk it’s a good idea to be […]

Trial Encourages Pregnant Women to Get COVID Vaccine

The COVID vaccine is in full swing within the UK and it is now being offered to everyone over the age of 16. But there have been some concerns raised by pregnant women. To address these concerns, the Government is introducing a new £7.5 million Preg-CoV clinical trial. This trial focuses on the immunity response […]

Are Genes to Blame for Early Menopause?

Most women expect to go through menopause around the age of 50. But, as we revealed in a recent blog, some women are experiencing symptoms earlier than this, and with no known cause. A new study has revealed that genetic variants in DNA can influence the age that menopause is experienced. So, what does this […]

Fertility And The COVID Vaccine

Concerns have been raised in young people over the possible negative effects related to fertility and the COVID vaccine. They are worried about the impact on their menstrual cycles, reproductive health and ability to conceive. But are these concerns well-founded? Especially when they could be putting themselves at greater risk of becoming seriously unwell from […]

Three Common Causes Of Heavy Periods

Periods. Every woman has them, but everyone’s experience is slightly different. Some of us get a bit of light spotting every three weeks, whilst some of us experience very heavy periods. Sometimes women are in so much pain that they can’t even get out of bed. Others have no pain but are angry at the […]

Sexual Health Screening – Why It Matters

Since lockdown restrictions have eased, dating apps like Tinder are experiencing a sudden boom in popularity. Experts are even dubbing this summer the new ‘summer of love’! We’ve all felt the lack of physical contact over the past eighteen months. And whilst it’s fantastic that singles are able to get out and start dating again, […]

How To Boost Your Chances Of Success On IVF

Whether you are undergoing treatment privately, or through the NHS, IVF treatment is not a decision you will have taken lightly. And you will want to do everything within your power to improve your chances of success on IVF. Just as with natural conception, there is no failsafe way to ensure your success on IVF. […]

Four Main Symptoms Of Menopause – Women Are Ignoring

A recent survey conducted amongst women aged between 40 and 65 in the US revealed that a majority of them were relatively uninformed about the menopause. In addition, even amongst those experiencing menopause symptoms, most had not considered seeking treatment. Forty-five per cent of the women surveyed didn’t know the difference between perimenopause and menopause. […]

New Study Claims To Identify Cause Of Recurrent Miscarriage

Anyone who has experienced recurrent miscarriage knows it is an emotional rollercoaster like no other. The surge of hope when you see that positive pregnancy test, followed by the agonising weeks waiting to see if this one will defy the odds and carry through to term. And the devastation when it doesn’t. To go through […]