Sleep and PCOS

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

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

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!

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 – 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!

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

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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Embryo Screening | PGD, PGS and PGT

Embryo Screening | PGD, PGS and PGT

Embryo screening involves testing embryos during IVF to assess for chromosome abnormalities before embryo transfer. IVF cycles can fail for many reasons but in some circumstances, this can be due to chromosome abnormalities.Why choose Embryo Screening?DNA...

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Fertility Investigations | What is a HSG?

Fertility Investigations | What is a HSG?

If you are trying to conceive but struggling, you may be considering what investigations to ask your doctor for and you may have heard other women talking about a procedure called a HSG. A HSG (or Hysteroscopy) is one way of assessing if there are any...

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