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TTC Tips: 5 things to know about donor insemination

TTC Tips: 5 things to know about donor insemination

By Michelle Ottey, PhD Michelle is Laboratory Director at Fairfax Cryobank, a US-based licensed donor sperm bank. Founded in 1986, it provides one of the largest selections of donors, donor...

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Causes and conditions

Five common signs of a vitamin D deficiency

Five common signs of a vitamin D deficiency

Here naturopath, nutritionist, medical herbalist and BodyTalk practitioner Merran Lusher, ND tells us how to spot a vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D is one of the hottest topics within the field...

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Vitamin D deficiency epidemic

Vitamin D deficiency epidemic

Here naturopath, nutritionist, medical herbalist and BodyTalk practitioner Merran Lusher, ND explains why sunshine is so essential for our health. Here in the Northern Hemisphere, the lack of sunlight over the...

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Explaining the Unexplained: tackling PCOS head on

Explaining the Unexplained: tackling PCOS head on

Here Alex O'Connor, a fertility acupuncture specialist, from Essex Fertility in her Explaining the Unexplained series talks about how we can take practical action to tackle PCOS. At its root...

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Fertility 101: Miscarriage - what are the different types of miscarriage and what does this mean for me?

Fertility 101: Miscarriage - what are the different types of miscarriage and what does this mean for me?

Kate Davies, Fertility Nurse Consultant, IVF coach and founder of Your Fertility Journey explains the different types of miscarriage and shares details of where you can find miscarriage support.   What...

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Clinical

Fertility 101: IUI - how it works

Fertility 101: IUI - how it works

What is IUI? During IUI, the best and strongest-looking sperm are selected, by doctors, from a sample of your partner’s sperm (or your donor’s sperm if you’re using a donor). ...

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TTC Tips: how to choose a fertility clinic

TTC Tips: how to choose a fertility clinic

  By Hannah Saunders, co-founder at The Fertility Circle.  Hannah underwent five rounds of IVF at three different hospitals/clinics (including one in Hong Kong).  You can read her story in...

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TTC Tips: 10 questions to ask a fertility clinic

TTC Tips: 10 questions to ask a fertility clinic

  By Hannah Saunders, co-founder at The Fertility Circle.  Hannah underwent five rounds of IVF at three different hospitals/clinics (including one in Hong Kong).  You can read her story in...

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Fertility 101: ICSI - how it works

Fertility 101: ICSI - how it works

What is ICSI? Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (or ICSI, as it’s more memorably known), is a technique used during IVF – most commonly in couples experiencing male fertility problems. In a...

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Emotional health

Support: The power of breathing

Support: The power of breathing

In times of increased stress and anxiety something as simple as controlling our breath can have a huge impact on both our mental and physical health. In this article chartered...

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Support: Internal coping strategies

Support: Internal coping strategies

In this feature talking therapist and bodyworker Jo Warboys shares with us some valuable coping strategies and suggestions which can help during these times of uncertainty.  It's all a bit...

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Support: nurturing emotional health on your fertility journey

Support: nurturing emotional health on your fertility journey

Corinne Yeadon of Being Better private therapy practice in Skipton writes about the impact emotional and mental wellbeing can have on fertility. Article originally published as a guest blog for...

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What the hell is ‘stress’?

What the hell is ‘stress’?

Here Naava Carman, fertility acupuncturist and founder of The Fertility Support Company, gives is the ins and outs on stress, oh so important in these extraordinary times. The word stress has ceased...

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Experts

Get to know your providers - Interview with Victoria Smith, Victoria Smith Nutrition

Get to know your providers - Interview with Victoria Smith, Victoria Smith Nutrition

Here one of our Expert Panel members, Victoria Smith from Victoria Smith Nutrition, shares her top advice for people experiencing fertility issues and what she sees in the future for...

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Get to know your providers - Rachel Sherriff, Oxted Acupuncture interview

Get to know your providers - Rachel Sherriff, Oxted Acupuncture interview

Here Rachel Sherriff from Oxted Acupuncture shares her top advice for people experiencing fertility issues and tells us more about her organisation, values and why she chose to work in...

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Get to know your providers - Interview with Ian Stones, Hove Fertility + Wellness

Get to know your providers - Interview with Ian Stones, Hove Fertility + Wellness

Here one of our Expert Panel members, Ian Stones from Hove Fertility + Wellness, shares his top advice for people experiencing fertility issues and what he sees in the future...

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Holistic treatments

World Reflexology Week

World Reflexology Week

Reflexologist Lyn Franklin explains some of the benefits of reflexology and discusses World Reflexology Week and why if you are new to the practice it's a great time to find...

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Fertility 101: all about acupuncture for fertility

Fertility 101: all about acupuncture for fertility

Many couples look to complementary therapies during their fertility journey and acupuncture is certainly one of the most commonly used. In this article, fertility acupuncturist Ian Stones of Hove Fertility...

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The need to know on reproductive reflexology

The need to know on reproductive reflexology

Here Lyn Franklin, a reproductive reflexologist from AromaReflex - Reflexology for Natural Fertility, IVF & Pregnancy, shares her thoughts on the current Covid-19 crisis and helps us understand the ins...

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Acupuncture and fertility: using acupuncture to support fertility treatments

Acupuncture and fertility: using acupuncture to support fertility treatments

In this article Rachel Sherriff from Oxted Acupuncture explains how acupuncture can be used to support fertility treatments. You can learn more about Oxted Acupuncture here. Acupuncture is a form...

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Male fertility

Male Fertility Factsheet

Male Fertility Factsheet

Male Fertility Factsheet By Ian Stones, Hove Fertility and Wellness. In this article Ian explains the many factors that can affect male fertility and shares top tips to help. ‘If...

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Acupuncture: let's talk about... acupuncture for male fertility

Acupuncture: let's talk about... acupuncture for male fertility

You probably know the stat: one in six couples in the UK struggle to conceive.  But did you know that in around 40% of those cases, male sub fertility is...

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Natural fertility

Ask the Experts: Naava Carman shares her top tips as fertility treatment resumes

Ask the Experts: Naava Carman shares her top tips as fertility treatment resumes

Here Naava Carman, from The Fertility Support Company, answers questions from our audience and shares her top baby-making tips. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRKStDAhRlA[/embed]  

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Can you change the health of your eggs?

Can you change the health of your eggs?

Here Dr Jodie Peacock ND, naturopathic doctor, author and founder of Enhance Fertility helps us understand how our eggs function and what we can do to improve their health. One...

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How yoga can benefit your fertility

How yoga can benefit your fertility

Fertility yoga teacher and wellness coach Emily Cook explains just how beneficial yoga can be when trying to conceive. Yoga is an ancient practice that understands the body’s energy flow...

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Explaining the Unexplained: BBT charting

Explaining the Unexplained: BBT charting

Here Alex O'Connor, a fertility acupuncture specialist, from Essex Fertility in her Explaining the Unexplained series gives us all the details on BBT charting and how to really get to...

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Nutrition

Ask the Experts: Victoria Smith Nutrition on nutrition for fertility

Ask the Experts: Victoria Smith Nutrition on nutrition for fertility

Here one of our Expert Panel members, Victoria Smith Nutrition, answers questions from our audience on all things fertility nutrition from the impact of caffeine, to the best supplements for...

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Powerful nutrients and herbs to boost immunity

Powerful nutrients and herbs to boost immunity

Here naturopath, nutritionist, medical herbalist and BodyTalk practitioner Merran Lusher, ND shares her top immunity-boosting tips. Powerful nutrients to strengthen immunity With coronavirus at large - strengthening our immune systems with...

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Fertility Foodie: brunch o'clock

Fertility Foodie: brunch o'clock

Frankly, it's always brunch o'clock for us. We think it's the best meal of the day. We've curated a selection of delicious brunch recipes to enjoy with friends and family...

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Fertility Foodie: desserts

Fertility Foodie: desserts

Here at The Fertility Circle we're definitely partial to a good bit of cake. We know it's important not to have too much sugar so we've chosen desserts that use...

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Real life

Fertility stories: Katy

Fertility stories: Katy

Katy's story Hey, I’m Katy - a Healthcare Assistant living in Devon. I’m sharing my story in the hope that it can help others and raise awareness.  "Like many, we...

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A Discussion On Male Infertility In Communities Of Color

A Discussion On Male Infertility In Communities Of Color

SPEAK on M.I.C A Virtual Discussion on Male Infertility in Communities of Color hosted by TJ Peyten. TJ Peyten is the author of Semen Secrets, a book about a wife's journey through...

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Q&A: what's it really like to freeze your eggs?

Q&A: what's it really like to freeze your eggs?

Egg Freezing has gained popularity in recent years as the go-to option for delayed parenthood. With increasing numbers of fertility providers now offering the service - in which a woman's...

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Fertility Letters: Alex

Fertility Letters: Alex

Dear future mother/mother to be/you/friend I haven’t met yet, It’s taken eight years to be 100% comfortable with my decision to have a child on my own and three years...

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