Entries by katharine

One in Three UK Women Experience a Reproductive Health Issue

A new government survey has revealed one in three UK women experience a reproductive health issue. The most surprising revelation of the study is that almost 50% of women aged 25-34 haven’t enjoyed having sex for at least 12 months. According to experts, lack of enjoyment in sex can contribute towards reproductive health issues, as […]

IVF Pioneer Condemns IVF Postcode Lottery on the NHS

IVF pioneer, Dr Simon Fishel, has hit out at the NHS IVF Postcode Lottery, calling it “totally unacceptable” and unfair. In current guidelines, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), claims women under the age of 40 who have failed to become pregnant after two years of trying, should be offered three free […]

Study Finds Pelvic Pain is a Common Concern for Older Women

A new study has revealed that pelvic pain is a common concern for older women. Analysing data from women in New Zealand, the study discovered women approaching the age of 40 often complained of pelvic pain; whether it be pain associated with sexual intercourse or menstrual-related pain. The study also discovered that endometriosis is commonly […]

Endometriosis and Fertility Impact

Singer Halsey has recently opened up about her struggle with Endometriosis and her decision to freeze her eggs. The 23-year-old claims she is often asked why she plans to freeze her eggs at such a young age, as many people are unaware of the conditions impact on fertility. While Endometriosis does not necessarily prevent natural […]

New Study Finds Oily Fish Could Delay the Menopause by Three Years

A new study into diet and menopause has revealed that oily fish could delay the onset of the menopause by three years. Carried out by the University of Leeds, the study also discovered fresh legumes such as beans, could also help delay the natural process. In contrast, it discovered eating just one daily portion of […]

Should You Consider Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing?

Are you trying to decide whether or not to undergo non-invasive prenatal testing? If your doctor has recommended it, or you’re considering undergoing the test, you may understandably have a few concerns. Here, you’ll discover everything you need to know about non-invasive prenatal testing to help you make the best decision. What is non-invasive prenatal […]

Pregnancy Scans with Hidden Benefits

Going for a routine pregnancy scan could reveal much more than you expected as one new mum-to-be recently discovered. Louise Mitchell was excited to attend her 12-week scan but was shocked to discover she was growing more than her precious unborn baby inside. Doctors identified an ovarian cyst which Mitchell had no idea about. After […]

Pregnancy Scans Becoming Art

Expectant parents have always been excited to show off their pregnancy scans. However, it seems handing friends and family a copy of the scan and pinning it on the fridge are no longer enough. Now, you need to get creative if you want to stay on-trend! Pregnancy scans are becoming a work of art in […]

New Gender Test Causes Controversy

Scientists have recently discovered a new way to test a baby’s gender before the typical 12-week scan.  However, this exciting new discovery has caused controversy around the globe, with experts believing it could lead to an increase in gender selection. There is a fear that parents will use the test to abort the pregnancy if […]

Later Menopause Linked to a Better Memory

A new study has revealed women who go through the menopause later than the average woman, have a much lower risk of developing dementia. Although the difference in memory is fairly small, the results do still show the menopause could play a key role in lowering the risk of dementia. More in-depth research will need […]