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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 […]

Male Infertility Now Biggest Cause for Couples Seeking Fertility Treatments

A UK audit has revealed that the biggest cause of couples seeking fertility treatment is male infertility. In recent years, male infertility rates have increased, with poor sperm quality and mobility issues being the most common culprits. It is estimated that 20% of men experience fertility issues in the UK, leading experts to suggest more […]

IVF Fertility Treatment Now Being Refused for Those That Vape

A recent investigation into vaping and IVF has revealed that access to free fertility treatment on the NHS is now being refused to those who vape or use nicotine patches. As more health authorities adopt this policy, couples are now finding it more difficult than ever before to receive fertility treatment. Here, we’ll look at […]

Why Private Pregnancy Scans Are on the Rise

A new study has revealed more women than ever before are paying to have private scans, despite also undergoing free scans on the NHS. UK guidelines recommend women undergo two scans during their pregnancy; one at 12 weeks and the other at 20 weeks. In some cases, more may be provided if there is a […]

Fertility Hormone Discovered that Could Aid Conception

New hope for those suffering from fertility issues has been provided after a hormone which could aid conception is identified. According to scientists, the recently discovered fertility hormone could help prepare the lining of the womb for conception. Here, we’ll look at what the study revealed and why it is an exciting development within the […]