New research finds a low carb fertility diet may improve fertility outcome

Low Carb Fertility Diet

Fact or myth but can a fertility diet comprised of eating low carb foods improve your chances and help you get pregnant? A study on The Effect of Low Carbohydrate Diets on Fertility Hormones and Outcomes in Overweight and Obese Women seems to think so[1]. Dietitian Melanie McGrice had seen too many women in her […]

71% of women struggle to stay fit on their During their Period

71% Of Women Struggle To Stay Fit On Their Period

Research by Yoppie, the pioneers of personalised, organic period care delivered through your letterbox, has provided some top tips on how to keep motivation up during your menstrual cycle, as periods put a stop to fitness regimes for the majority of women. With our New Year’s resolutions still at the forefront of our minds, many […]

The latest fertile mind podcast: Fed up with life?

The Fertile Mind Postcast

Over the last few days I’ve been experiencing feelings and thoughts that I had on our fertility journey. The combination of being in constant pain that has kept me from sleeping, the pandemic putting life projects on hold and it been constantly raining for days has left me feeling fed up with life. I’ve been […]

More Women Consider Fertility Treatment As Lockdown Continues

More Women Consider Fertility Treatment As Lockdown Continues

Six in 10 women are anxious about their chances of having a family due to the Covid-19 pandemic, research from Stowe Family Law, the UK’s largest team of specialist family lawyers has revealed. The study of over 400 single women shared with Fertility Road also revealed that over half of the women with concerns are […]

Is PROJECT BABY Destroying Your Relationship?

Is PROJECT BABY Destroying Your Relationship?

Infertility can put a strain on the best of relationships. It is never something a couple expects to go through or can imagine how it will be when they start out. You can quickly go from deciding its time to start trying for a baby to it impacting every area of your life, talking to […]

Covid-19 Infection May Reduce Fertility In Men

Covid-19 infection may reduce fertility in men: Study

Covid-19 may damage sperm quality and reduce fertility in men, according to a new study based on experimental evidence. The viral disease which has swept the globe, claiming nearly 2.2 million lives can cause increased sperm cell death, inflammation and so-called oxidative stress, researchers reported Friday in the journal Reproduction. “These findings provide the first […]

Holistic health is in and fad diets are out in 2021

Holistic health is in and fad diets are out in 2021

One in two Americans are planning to never go on a diet again, according to new research. The study asked 2,000 nationally representative Americans about their experiences with fad diets in the past and their plans for 2021. Seven in 10 respondents also shared that diets that required strict rules never really work for them […]

The ART of Male Fertility Testing

Male Fertility Testing

When it comes to fertility problems, it is a sad fact that some GPs, will go gung-ho into investigating the female partner, whilst the male is often left on the side-lines with no investigations.

COVID-19 Vaccination And Your fertility

COVID-19 Vaccination And Your fertility

I am all about informed choices and firmly believe that whatever choice you make you should feel comfortable with it. To do that you need all the information and facts available to enable an informed decision. As a scientist and fellow human I am feeling a little uncomfortable with the lack of factual information relating […]

Is Egg Freezing The New Fertility Insurance Policy?

Is Egg Freezing The New Fertility Insurance policy?

Key Points Egg Freezing can extend the biological clock Freezing eggs does not affect their ability to create a healthy pregnancy Freezing 10-20 eggs before you are 35 gives you a 70-90% chance of success using those eggs In the UK, it is only possible to store eggs for a maximum of 10 years after […]

How Digital Technology Can Reduce Fertility Anxiety

How Digital Technology Can Reduce Fertility Anxiety

According to the NHS, approximately 1 in 7 couples can experience difficulty to conceive. Almost 85% of couples conceive naturally within a year. However, the statistics can be problematic if you take them at face value.  Conceiving is no walk in the park. Even couples who conceive naturally and unaided tend to have regular unprotected […]

Rectangle Health and ARC Fertility Partner to Improve the Patient Experience at Fertility Clinics

Rectangle Health And ARC Fertility Partner To Improve The Patient Experience At Fertility Clinics

Rectangle Health and ARC Fertility are pleased to announce their partnership to provide a sophisticated, digital patient experience that improves payment capture and brings efficiency to everyday fertility clinic functions. Rectangle Health’s patented Practice Management Bridge® payment processing technology enhances both the in-person and virtual experience by allowing patients to make payments through contactless, online, […]

Mythbuster: You have to Strive For Success

The Fertile Mind Postcast

We often grow up learning that success comes through focus and hard work. The problem is, that approach doesn’t work for fertility despite how long you spend googling for the thing that may make the difference! In fact it can make things worse. Find out how you can create success with more ease and wellbeing […]

Ten Things That Will Test Your Sanity In The Two Week Wait

The Two Week Wait

Infertility throws so many challenges our way, and none more sanity-threatening than the dreaded two week wait. Rachel is an author of 336 Hours a humorous and poignant diary about one woman’s quest to be a mother available on the Amazon. From my own experiences across years of fertility treatments, and the experiences of all […]

4 Reasons You Could Be Struggling To Conceive

4 Reasons You Could Be Struggling To Conceive

If you are struggling to get pregnant, then it’s likely that you immediately consider whether you might be infertile. That’s understandable and issues with fertility in both men and women are a lot more common than most people realise. Indeed, there is some evidence that suggests that the percentage of fertility issues increases. However, it’s […]

Five MUST ASK questions when choosing an IVF clinic abroad

Five MUST ASK questions when choosing an IVF clinic abroad

Making the decision to have your fertility treatment abroad is a big step into the unknown. The more information you have at the hand, the more likely you can make an informed decision on which clinics and countries best suit on your particular needs and expectations. Part of the challenge is knowing which questions to […]

No benefit seen from plasma treatment in severe COVID-19: virus may hurt male fertility

No benefit seen from plasma treatment in severe COVID-19; virus may hurt male fertility

Blood plasma from COVID-19 survivors was of little benefit to patients with severe COVID-19 pneumonia, researchers in Argentina reported on Tuesday in The New England Journal of Medicine. So-called convalescent plasma, which delivers COVID-19 survivors’ antibodies to infected people, did not improve critically ill patients’ health status or reduce their risk of dying from the […]

Expectant Mother Lands First Publishing Deal 48 Hours Before Going Into Labour

The Year We muddled Through Cover

Lauren Fennemore (31), a first-time mum from Surrey, secured a last minute publishing contract for her self-penned children’s book ‘The Year We Muddled Through’ just a matter of hours before heading to the hospital to give birth. As an active member of the Instagram IVF community, Lauren wrote and self-published the book in November 2020, […]

Omega-3 Helps To Decrease Blood Pressure And Can Aid The Battle Against Depression

Omega-3 Helps To Decrease Blood Pressure And Can Aid The Battle Against Depression

Omega-3, the fatty acid found in fish, helps to decrease blood pressure and can aid the battle against depression, a study has found. Dr. James Brown, a professor from Aston University, explored the correlation between marine oils and a range of health benefits, in particular heart health. The scientific report revealed fish oil has a […]

Ovulation Symptoms – a Complete Guide

Ovulation Symptoms - How Do You Know When You're Most Fertile?

This post will help you understand ovulation and ovulation symptoms that occur during your menstrual cycle. At the beginning of your cycle follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) is produced by the pituitary gland in your brain. Each follicle contains one immature egg. Ovulation occurs when an egg is released from one of your ovaries. Ovulation typically […]

Low progesterone and the luteal phase deficiency

Low progesterone and the luteal phase deficiency

Is there a bigger bummer than not getting pregnant? Yes, there is: finally getting pregnant and losing it to low progesterone. Sure enough, in order to get and maintain a pregnancy, all pieces should fall in place, like in a giant puzzle. It is all about timing, normal hormone levels and perfectly well functioning body […]