Entries by katharine

Causes of Infertility

Infertility is one of the leading causes of stress for couples who are wanting to start a family. According to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), 1 in 7 heterosexual couples in the UK struggle with infertility. Understanding the cause of your fertility issues is paramount before seeking treatment. To help raise […]

Spotlight on Menstrual Cycle Education

A new UK-wide study has revealed that education in schools about the menstrual cycle still needs improvement. Teachers lack the time, education, and confidence in the subject. Consequently, students are provided with very limited information. Many girls can find the information they need through social media and other online sites. However, not all information found […]

Getting Pregnant with Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a painful and complex condition causing tissue to grow outside of the uterus. While it can lead to issues with fertility, it is possible for sufferers to undergo a healthy pregnancy. However, this will largely depend upon the severity of the condition, alongside the symptoms it presents. Here, you will discover everything you […]

Feeling Lonely During Menopause

Are you struggling with loneliness brought on by menopause? Despite the fact that it happens to all women, many are left feeling isolated and lonely throughout their menopause journey. This, in turn, can cause mental health to suffer, leading to issues with anxiety and depression. As May 9th-15th marks Mental Health Awareness Week, we felt […]

Trying Again After a Miscarriage

Suffering a miscarriage can be devastating, particularly if you have been trying to get pregnant for a long time. According to the Miscarriage Association, one in five pregnancies in the UK end in a miscarriage, resulting in a total of around 250,000 each year. Furthermore, 1 in 100 women goes on to suffer recurring miscarriages […]

Abnormal Periods? Could it be PCOS?

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) affects 4-20% of women of reproductive age worldwide. While it is normal for women to experience some changes in their menstrual cycle from time to time, consistent changes could be a sign of this common condition. A new Apple Women’s Health study has now revealed preliminary insights into PCOS, including its […]

What is Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing?

Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) sometimes known as non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS) is a blood test taken from a mother in pregnancy. It is a way of examining fetal DNA to determine the risk that the foetus is likely to be born with chromosomal conditions. This additional testing is not compulsory and you can choose to […]

Fertility and Diet – The Best Nutrients for a Healthy Pregnancy

A Harvard review of fertility and diet has revealed that eating a nutrient-dense diet can have a positive effect on both fertility and pregnancy health. It is vitally important that mothers-to-be have a balanced diet that includes a variety of foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals. This will help to ensure that both […]

Supporting Women’s Menopause Health

A recent study found that women experiencing symptoms of menopause feel that there are minimal or non-existent support structures put in place by their employer, to help them cope. More than 1 million women in the UK are considering quitting their jobs due to a lack of support in the workplace. Furthermore, women have been […]

New Trial Compares Fibroids Treatment

Uterine fibroids, also known as leiomyomas are benign tumours that develop in or around the uterus and are thought to impact up to 80% of women before the age of 50. A new study in the Netherlands is comparing the results of different types of fibroids treatment with the results expected to be published in […]