Whenever I travel I have a little first aid kit of natural remedies to help me adapt to the change in climate, water and food. This ritual started over 20 years ago in the 90’s when we would go to raves and festivals, for as much as I like a good dance I am really sensitive and always took a little natural first aid kit with me, much to the amusement of all my friends.Read More
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Diet and lifestyle play important roles in male health and fertility. There is evidence that specific nutrients support fertility. Good sperm health includes count, morphology (structure) and motility (movement).Read More
A fresh herb pesto livens up the palate and the plate with its vibrant flavour and colours. A traditional pesto is made with basil, pine nuts, garlic, cheese and olive oil, but because you can use such a wide range of leafy greens or aromatic herbs and nuts of your choice, pesto can be a showcase for your imagination or for whatever is in season – such as wild garlic leaves in the spring.Read More
So my secret is out since my interview with Madeleine Shaw for her podcast! Yes it is true; I am juicing celery! I even had to go out and buy another juicer since, over the years, I have owned no fewer than 3 juicers.Read More
Infertility is defined as the inability of a couple to get pregnant despite having regular unprotected sex over a period of two years (NICE, 2013). It is estimated that one in seven UK couples has difficultly conceiving (HFEA, 2006).Read More
Part of my role is to help women through the difficult and often all-consuming emotions they can experience while trying to conceive or going through fertility treatment. Women are increasingly aware that their emotions may impact on their fertility.Read More
Our fertility is very precious and it does not last for ever. The way we choose to live our lives will inevitably affect our overall health and our fertility. Of course, there are factors in life that we are unable to change, for example, our inherited constitution, accidents and some illnesses. Lifestyle, however, is an area where those wishing to conceive can exert some control. Fertility specialist, Emma Cannon (Author of FERTILE) explains how lifestyle choices may impact your fertility and how you can make wise choices to boost your chances of conceiving…Read More
Although it might not be a subject we talk about with our friends over coffee, if you’re struggling with fertility issues, it can be hard to know where to turn. We sat down with fertility expert and author, Emma Cannon, who answered your questions, and talked about her new book ‘Fertile’. Watch the full interview and have a read of our favourite questions below.
I’m 44 and pregnant, do I need to be doing any extra because of my age?
Well I’m going to answer this question in two parts…Read More
More of us than ever are having babies in our thirties and forties, which means more of us are struggling to conceive. But what are the costs of leaving it later? Charlotte Sinclair investigates in the May 2012 issue of Vogue.
There’s a game I like to play with my husband when we go out to dinner. It’s called How Long Until Someone Asks If We’re Going To Have Babies. Inevitably, as the wine is poured, a well-meaning guest will ask me if I have children, and when I say no, comes the rejoinder: “Will you have any soon?” Really, they might as well ask me “How’s your womb?” or “Had any good sex recently?” My husband deals with such incursions into our personal life by delivering the roadblock: “The thing is, I don’t really like children.” (Untrue, but it seems to do the trick.) I just smile and offer, obliquely: “Yes, maybe, soon-ish.” There is clearly something faintly disquieting about a 33-year-old married woman whose stomach stays obstinately unswollen…Read More