Entries by katharine

This STIQ Day – Book A Sexual Health Check

STIQ Day is a national awareness day that happens each year on 14 January. It is all about getting the nation thinking about their sexual health and how to protect both themselves and others from sexually transmitted infections (STIs). If sexually transmitted infections are left undiagnosed and untreated there is a risk that they could […]

Pregnant Women Urged to Get Boosted

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) have expressed their disappointment that the Government has not prioritised pregnant women for the COVID booster vaccine. This comes after the Government announced that the booster will now be offered to everyone over the age of 18 in England. The concern stems as studies show that 98% […]

What is the Difference Between Fibroids and Polyps?

Uterine fibroids and polyps are extremely common among women and around 80% will experience them at least once during their lifetime. Both of these conditions cause growths to form within the reproductive system and can cause similar symptoms. However, it is important to know the difference between the two so that you can seek the […]

Supporting Families Who Have Recurrent Miscarriages

December marks the start of National Grief Awareness Week when awareness is raised surrounding grief. One area of bereavement that is often overlooked, is that following a miscarriage. New guidance published for consultation by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is hoping to change the amount of support offered to women after having a […]

Why Can Too Much Exercise Cause Missed Periods?

When a woman misses a period, it might be something to celebrate when the cause is pregnancy. However, a few missed periods with no natural cause can be concerning and might be a sign of an underlying health issue. It is possible that too much exercise can cause missed periods. However, it is important to […]

Stress and Conception – How To Overcome Stress For A Successful Pregnancy

Attempting to get pregnant comes with many challenges. Around 1 in 7 couples report having difficulty in conceiving and only around 84% of couples actually get pregnant within a year of having regular unprotected sex. There are a number of different reasons why you might not be able to conceive after actively trying which can […]

How Important is Rest During Pregnancy?

Historically exercising during pregnancy has been frowned upon as childbirth is considered to be a high-risk time in terms of health. For centuries women have been told to rest during pregnancy. However, experts are now concerned that too much rest during pregnancy may not, in fact, be such a good idea. Lying In Historically, you […]

Common Causes of Female Discharge

Vaginal discharge is not often a hot topic for discussion. It is completely normal for all women to experience discharge, and most of the time there is nothing to worry about. Female discharge is an important fluid that helps to keep the vagina clean, moist and also to protect it from infections. The mucus membrane […]

Male Fertility – How Late Can You Still Become a Dad?

It is a biological fact that as women and men age, the likelihood of conceiving decreases alongside fertility health. In fact, the combination of both partners’ age could determine the chance of a healthy pregnancy. It is true that across the population, women who are younger than 35 and men who are younger than 40 […]

The Menstrual Cycle and Exercise – When Should You Workout?

It is well known that the menstrual cycle plays a huge role in many aspects of life, including exercise. The bodies fluctuating hormone levels throughout the month can cause energy levels and performance to dip up and down depending on the menstrual phase. Instead of eliminating all exercise, it is really important to gain an […]