World Service Interview: The economics of older mums

The full BBC World Service: Business Daily broadcast “The economics of older mums.” During a BBC World Service interview with Zoe Kleinman on 12 October 2021, Louisa Ghevaert was pleased to join the debate about why many women are delaying motherhood, how technology is helping, what the law says about all things fertility and the […]

How your luteal phase influences reproduction

A short luteal phase has long been attributed as a cause of infertility and miscarriage. We dig deep into the research and look at how a luteal phase defect can influence reproduction. What is the luteal phase The menstrual cycle can be divided in two. During the first part of the cycle, called the follicular […]

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Talking to your teenager about their depression

Should you do something? Low mood in teenage years may be short lived. However, if there is a marked change in your teenager’s mood, if it is ongoing and significantly affecting your teenagers happiness, ability to perform and sociability, then its time to address it. Getting together Depending on the family structure, it will be […]

PCOS Weight Loss Meal Plan & Guide

Do you live with PCOS and find it difficult to lose weight? Do you find it difficult to understand why weight loss works for others but doesn’t seem to work for you? You’re not alone! The simple calories in versus calories out doesn’t work when it comes to PCOS. We have to consider different food […]

How to Encourage Your Child to Read

How to Encourage Your Child to Read

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Tips to Control Anxiety

These tips can assist anyone who has felt triggered by discussion of the content in the talk from our Instagram LIVE. More detailed information can be found on the handout and workshop around trauma, also available on my page. Tips to control anxiety: Refocus your attention! Concentrate really hard on something in your environment: colours, […]

C Section Advice for Fathers

Birth is a naturally worrying time for the dad-to-be, but often an area overlooked is what happens if the mum of your baby or partner has a caesarean. C-section advice for fathers, in addition to the information available for mums, is important. With the right knowledge and insight, you’ll be able to navigate this experience […]

Asherman’s Syndrome and Pregnancy

Asherman’s Syndrome is when the lining of the womb becomes scarred. This scar tissue is often called intra-uterine adhesions or synechiae. In many cases the front and back wall of the womb are stuck together. So, what causes Asherman’s Syndrome, how do you know if you’ve got it and can you get pregnant if you […]

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What is In Vitro Fertilisation?

In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is used to treat a wide range of fertility problems including unexplained fertility.  During the IVF process, the ovaries are stimulated to develop several eggs, these are removed from the ovaries and fertilised with sperm prepared in the laboratory.  The fertilised egg then develops into an embryo which is replaced back […]

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Managing IVF in the Workplace 

Going through IVF treatment can be exhausting and emotionally taxing. There are a lot of appointments you’ll need to attend, and it can be a stressful process. If you have a full-time job, it can be difficult managing your IVF around it. However, there are some great tips you can follow to make it work. […]

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BRCA Gene and Fertility Preservation

A new study has revealed women who have a BRCA1 gene mutation have less eggs than those who don’t. The results of the study, published within the Journal of Clinical Oncology, mean affected women may have a reduced window of opportunity to have children. Here, we’ll look at what this latest research means, and how […]

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Charlie’s Adoption Story as a LGBTQ+ Parent

This video showcases Charlie’s personal adoption journey with Adoption Matters, as an LGBTQ+ parent. Charlie continues to break the barrier 50 years on – sexuality isn’t important in adoption. He shares: How Charlie’s journey to become an adoptive parent began The highs and lows of the fostering & adoption process The barriers he receives in […]

Directory Partners Day and Summer Social

On the 5th August 2021 Michael and Wes Johnson-Ellis hosted the organisations first Partner Day and Advisory Board Meeting. This was also accompanied with the first social event, bringing together Intended Parents and our Partners (those that support our members, by their professional services). The Partner Day and Advisory Board was held at The Hoxton […]