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(0) Vaginal microbiome: A modifiable risk factor in miscarriage
Approximately 15% of clinically recognised pregnancies end in miscarriage! Chromosomal problems account for around half of these pregnancies but for the other 50% the reason has been mostly unknown. New science suggests that unbalanced vaginal microbiome may play a role in miscarriage, and conversely, a balanced vaginal microbiome may prevent miscarriage in the first trimester.
(0) Crashing fertility rates: A threat to human species or to women's rights?
With fertility decline becoming a national problem for all countries responding to the problem is likely yo become an overriding policy concern in many nations. Prof Emil Vollset says ‘ We must not compromise efforts to enhance women’s reproductive health or progress on women’s rights’
(0) Does Alcohol affect fertility?
Alcohol affects everybody differently, but it is solid fact that alcohol can work against you when you are trying to conceive. Strong scientific evidence shows that drinking alcohol can reduce both men’s and women’s fertility. Research has revealed even drinking slightly increases the time it to takes to get pregnant and reduces the chances of having a healthy baby.
(0) Fertility patients in England being failed by unfair access to funding
When it comes to fertility treatment in the UK, and specifically IVF, there are two way of doing it: private or NHS funded treatment. When you add in the factor of where you live, how old you are, what sex your partner is and if you’ve had children in the past it becomes a whole other story.
(0) Fertility treatment trends and improvements
3.5 million people in the UK are currently facing fertility issues and that number is on the rise. National fertility week, 1-5 November, aims to: Change perceptions of fertility and infertility Signpost support across all stages of fertility journeys Raise funds to enable important organisations to continue helping everyone facing fertility issues Here are some trends and figures looking at the changes and improvements of fertility treatments to kick start this important week.
(0) Vaginal microbiome- A gateway to your sexual health and fertility
You hear a lot about the bacteria living in your gut and how important that is for your health and fertility. But, you are likely much less familiar with the bacteria living in your vagina aka the vaginal microbiome. And trust me, you want to know your vaginal microbiome; it is a door to empowerment and informed decision making. Your vaginal microbiome is crucial for your health. It affects everything from your ability to fight infections, likelihood of you contracting STDs, getting pregnant, miscarrying and even developing certain cancers.
(0) Steps to take when trying to conceive
Nearly all women know they need to see a doctor or midwife after becoming pregnant in order to make the right lifestyle changes for their baby’s health. But, it is just as important to start making those changes before you get pregnant. These steps will help you prepare you body and mind for conception, improve your chances of a successful conception, pregnancy and a healthy baby.
(0) Does how I have sex affect my chances of getting pregnant?
When you are trying for a baby you are open to just about anything to make it happen as fast as possible. One of the most common questions asked is does sexual position matter?
(0) Unvaccinated pregnant women at increased risk of severe disease
Although the UK boasts one of the fastest vaccination programs in the world, estimates based on GP records and Public Health England data suggest hundreds of thousands of pregnant women have not had the Covid jab as the numbers of mums-to-be in hospital with the virus rises.
(0) AMH: the hormone that can help you make plans
At ScreenMe we believe all woman of reproductive age should have access to affordable hormone testing to get an insight into their current and future fertility. AMH is one of our favourite hormones because it can give us a great deal of information about our fertility and help us make plans for the present or the future.