Trying to Conceive This Valentines Day?

When you’re desperate to conceive,  Valentines Day may feel a bit bitter sweet. On one hand Valentines Day is just another occasion to be avoided, a painful reminder of what you can’t quite achieve as a couple, perhaps reminiscent of the pain you may feel at times...

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Challenge Your PCOS

PCOS is all consuming and most of the time you feel completely floored by it. Some days it feels like an upward struggle to make any improvements in your symptoms and if you’re trying to conceive, your goal can feel completely out of your reach. It’s also really hard...

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Sleep and PCOS

Managing a PCOS diagnosis is a complex matter. It takes a huge amount of motivation and a large helping of patience. However one important aspect which doesn’t get enough attention is the role that sleep plays in PCOS management. Our minds and bodies need to be well...

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Fertility Treatments and Your Employer

I regularly hear concerns from my patients about taking time off from work for fertility treatments and what support (or lack of) they might expect from their employer. Unfortunately, in the UK fertility treatments and your employer, is rather a grey area. Time off...

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Depression, stress and anxiety with PCOS

Depression, stress and anxiety with PCOS is a common complaint, but is often overlooked and therefore left untreated. Research shows that 35% of women with PCOS suffer from high levels of stress and 14% from extreme high levels of stress (Zangeneh et al 2012). It has...

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PCOS can’t be cured….BUT it absolutely can be controlled!

Can you remember at time when you felt good? A time when PCOS didn't define you? A time when you felt at the right weight? A day when you felt full of vitality and energy? When you could walk in to a room and feel confident? It may seem a long time ago but I bet if...

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Inositol Supplements for PCOS – why you should take it.

Inositol supplements for PCOS is becoming a popular treatment. This supplement has been found in research trials to alleviate metabolic deficiency and hormonal imbalance that cause the symptoms of PCOS. Anecdotally, I have seen incredible effects on regulating a cycle...

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PCOS is your WORST enemy – Here’s how to fight back!

There is a lot of confusion over PCOS and I see many women who have received this diagnosis and are then in a complete spin. They have no idea what this means for them and for their fertility or what they can do to manage the condition. For many women a diagnosis of...

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Your Positivity Fertility Mind-set Plan

Positivity is key. When you are trying to conceive, the focus is on what you can do to get your self in tip top condition physically, so much so, that often we forget that we need to look after our self emotionally too. I find...

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