Fertility treatment

Planning a pregnancy

Planning a pregnancy

Planning a pregnancy is a big decision. You have to both be 100% on board with the idea of having a baby and also need to take finances, work and family conditions into account. While you think about all of that it’s a good idea to give your health and lifestyle a bit of a

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5 reasons why you might not be getting pregnant

5 reasons why you might not be getting pregnant

When you’re not ready to start a family it can be easy to presume that getting pregnant is easy. You panic about failed contraception and know at least one person who conceived ‘by accident’. However, all too often when people start trying to conceive, they realise that it isn’t always that simple. Even when having

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pregnancy trimesters

Pregnancy Trimesters

When I fell pregnant with my first child I knew absolutely nothing. Pregnancy jargon was like a foreign language to me. The word ‘Trimester’ sounded mythical, strange and complicated. I quickly discovered that it’s actually a straightforward description for the three distinct phases of pregnancy. In the normal scheme of things, a full-term pregnancy will

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Coping when Friends are Falling Pregnant but you Can't

Coping when Friends are Falling Pregnant but you Can’t

There is a line that countless women cross every day – the one that sees them shift from ‘Simply Female’ to ‘Prospective Mum’. The decision to try for a baby is thrilling. It’s life changing. And for the majority of women the new status of ‘Prospective Mum’ shifts to ‘Happily Pregnant’ relatively quickly. But for

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Signs of Ovulation when trying for a baby

Signs of Ovulation when trying for a baby

Ovulation is the critical time of the month when you are trying for a baby. Unfortunately most ovaries haven’t read the text book and although some adhere to the average ‘Day-14’ rule when popping out their monthly egg, there are many that don’t. This, naturally, plays havoc with conception planning. The most fertile time for

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Staying sane when trying to conceive

Staying sane when trying to conceive

Trying to conceive can feel overwhelming. If you are experiencing difficulties or things are taking longer than you expected, you can find yourself spiralling into a riot of emotions. Whilst you can’t determine the outcome, there are steps you can take on staying sane when trying to conceive! Team You and your partner are in

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