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10 Questions to Ask at Your First Fertility Consultation

By: Mr Edward Coats | 13th May 2024 Mr Coats is a Consultant Gynaecologist and Specialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery with 18 years medical experience. He is Medical Director at a West London fertility clinic.  He is a member of The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, The British Fertility Society and The British Menopause Society. Ed tailors treatment according to the needs of his patients using an evidence-based but holistic approach.   When heading to your first fertility consultation with a specialist, it's helpful to think about the questions you wish to ask in order to have the situation, options and next steps clear in your head. Here Mr Ed Coats lists those questions, some of which only apply to you if you know already that you need IVF, but all of which are helpful to know the answers to so that you have an overview of the clinic, prices and proposed plan.   1. Is my egg reserve normal? A woman’s egg reserve can is either asses…
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Fertility check-up: When and where to go?

Unlike what we are made to believe, getting pregnant is not always easy. In fact, 1 in 7 heterosexual couples in the UK faces fertility issues. If you’re planning for a baby, or have been trying to conceive for a while, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed. If you are TTC as a couple, prioritising the health of both partners and getting appropriate testing is an important first step. Here is a step-by-step guide on how you can check in with your fertility. Hormone tests This is always a great place to start, no matter where you are on your pathway to parenthood. Your hormones regulate your menstrual cycle and fertility (along with many other body functions!), and so it is essential that they are all working in harmony. Any imbalance can throw this song off-key, which can affect your fertility! By looking at your cycle characteristics and measuring the hormones that control your menstrual cycle such as oestrogen, follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinising horm…
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Metabolic health, Weight Loss & Optimising Fertility – Dr Campbell Murdoch (Episode 17)

“Poor metabolic health is the driver for almost all modern diseases and when I say modern diseases I'm meaning conditions which if you went back 100 years would have been rare but are now common, and these are conditions such as type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes, fatty liver, dementia, strokes, some cancers and including some fertility problems.” - Dr Campbell Murdoch

Dr Campbell Murdoch is a GP with a special interest in metabolic health. He is the Medical Director of the Preventative Healthcare Group, an organisation focused on preventing and reversing modern diseases. He is also a clinical director for primary care in the NHS and works with Combe Grove in Bath providing metabolic health retreats. Campbell's focus is on delivering services that enable people to measure and understand their metabolic health, allowing them to make informed choices to achieve rapid health improvement. Benefits include reversal of conditions of such …
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Can Pregnant Women Eat Clams?

Introduction Pregnancy is a transformative and vital period in a woman's life, demanding utmost care and attention to ensure the health and well-being of both the expectant mother and her developing baby. One of the key factors influencing a healthy pregnancy is maintaining a balanced and nutritious diet. In this regard, clams, a delectable seafood option, have sparked curiosity among expectant mothers due to their potential nutritional benefits. In this comprehensive article, we delve into the importance of a balanced diet during pregnancy and explore the safety of clam consumption for pregnant women. Let's explore the nutritional value of clams, potential risks and concerns, safe handling and preparation methods, mercury levels, specific health benefits, healthy fats, omega-3 fatty acids content, delectable clam recipes for pregnant women, expert opinions, and relevant studies to help expectant mothers make informed decisions about including clams in their diet. Underst…
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At-Home Sperm Test: Best Alternative to Clinic Analysis

Get 10% off Mojo Home Fertility Tests using 'TOTAL10' at checkout Male fertility assessment is a critical step for couples trying to conceive. Traditional methods involve visiting a fertility clinic for a comprehensive sperm analysis, which can be time-consuming, costly and may cause embarrassment. However, advancements in AI technology in the fertility care space have made it possible to perform certain tests in the comfort and privacy of your own home. At-home sperm analysis kits offer a convenient and accessible option for men to gain insights into their reproductive health. In this article, we will explore the benefits of at-home sperm tests, how they work and why choosing a reputable provider is essential for accurate results.   What Does a Sperm Test Measure?   Sperm parameters are the fundamental factors that determine the quality and quantity of sperm and they play a significant role in male fertility. These parameters include sperm count, motility…
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10 Most Common Questions at a Fertility Consultation

By: Mr Edward Coats | 12th June 2023 Mr Coats is a Consultant Gynaecologist and Specialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery with 18 years medical experience. He is Medical Director at a West London fertility clinic.  He is a member of The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, The British Fertility Society and The British Menopause Society. Ed tailors treatment according to the needs of his patients using an evidence-based but holistic approach.   Seeing new fertility patients every day, I meet a range of people in different situations with different requirements. From those investigating their fertility for the first time, perhaps with the intent of having children later down the road, to others who have undergone fertility treatment before both successfully and unsuccessfully.  As a result of these years of consultations in clinic, I have found these are the 10 most common questions asked at a fertility consultation by patients and the answers that I…
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