Fertility explained with some expert advice
Becoming an egg donor is an incredibly selfless act that has many rewards, but it’s also an important decision that requires a lot of careful consideration, so what does it involve?
Professor Geeta Nargund, Medical Director of CREATE Fertility, shares an overview of what you can expect when starting fertility treatment. Staring fertility treatment Starting More
Research shows that fertility rates in the UK are dropping and it is estimated that one in six couples in Western countries experience fertility problems and this number is growing.
Trying to conceive? Fertility guru Zit West answers the sex and fertility questions you’re too embarrassed to ask the doctor.
“Knowing which nutrients you need to support pre-conception and pregnancy can help support you on your journey to trying to conceive.” Lesley Gilchrist.
GP and menopause specialist, Dr. Louise Newson, answers your essential questions about perimenopause, early menopause, and Premature Ovarian Insufficiency or POI.
London reflexologist Keah Lan shares her insights into how reflexology can help with fertility and pregnancy.
What happens in an embryology laboratory? After weeks of fertility investigations, blood tests, scans and injections, the day of egg collection is finally upon you. More
Let’s talk about male infertility. Dr James Hopkisson, Medical Director at TFP Fertility Group is on hand to answer our questions.
It’s important that in cases of miscarriage we do not forget to look at how men are emotionally impacted by this loss and to offer them the support they too, need.
One in six couples has trouble conceiving, and this number is only set to get bigger as both men and women chose to postpone childbearing until later in life. Up to a third of people have what we call unexplained infertility, with no obvious clinical cause found despite multiple investigations.
World-renowned wellness guru James Duigan, author of The Clean and Lean Pregnancy Guide shares his advice on fertility and stress.
My Baba’s Editor Ellie Thompson welcomes Not Another Mummy Blog’s Alison Perry to the show for a natter about twins, her new book, secondary infertility and IVF.
The breathe ilo is the world’s first breath analysis device that works to accurately predict your fertile days. All you have to do each day is take one minute to breathe into it.
New research conducted by King’s College London has brought to light a lack of awareness in the UK surrounding our lifestyle choices and the impact they can have on our fertility, most notably drinking when TTC.
Heavy periods are common, with many women describing their periods as heavy, but it can be difficult to know if your periods are normal or something you should get checked and treatment for.
The JelliePod is back with another guest episode. 30-year-old Natalie joins the show to talk about her IVF/TTC journey, involving five IVF cycles.
The JelliePod fertility podcast welcomes Dr Cesar Diaz-Garcia from IVI London to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on fertility, and the vaccine on menstrual cycles.
I’ve pulled together advice from trusted sources so you’ll find everything you want to google about ovulation, all in one place.
Implantation is when a fertilised egg attaches to the lining of the uterus marking the beginning of pregnancy.
Research by Yoppie, the pioneers of personalised period care, has found that some women are concerned about the COVID-19 vaccine and how it could impact their menstrual cycle, as well as their fertility.
From semen analysis to imaging tests and more, this episode is to help you prepare for what’s next. If fertility treatment is on the cards, here’s how to get yourself organised.
If you are thinking of conceiving, or are currently trying to conceive, here are a few important steps you should follow.
Jamie and Ellie welcome their very first guest to the podcast in episode 2 of The JelliePod to talk about egg donors and IVF abroad.
We’re Rose and Rosie, and we’re married to each other and going to have a baby! Read on to find out 10 Things You Need To Know About Us.
Leading expert, César Díaz-García breaks down COVID-19 fact from fiction when it comes to all things fertility, as he answers your biggest questions.
Fertility expert and midwife to the stars, Zita West, advises on how to keep your eggs at their healthy best to improve chances of fertility and healthy pregnancy.
Whether you’re dealing with a low count, poor motility or morphology, there is always room for improvement when it comes to the intrinsic and genetic status of the sperm
If you are serious about conceiving or wanting more energy, or you want to get your hormones back in check, because you feel like your emotions are out of control, the first thing I would suggest you do is start following an anti-inflammatory diet.
Do you go ahead with the fresh transfer of an embryo that has developed over several days, or do you wait and freeze the embryo?
In the pandemic, where fertility treatment is not possible, patients are left facing a whole new level of discrimination, this time imposed by a new virus.
Struggling with subfertility no matter when, always brings pain and suffering but never has this pain been more pronounced than in this pandemic.
I was flawed, numb. For a long time I didn’t know what to do next. I couldn’t quite believe it was happening to me. It took me a long time to pick myself back up off the floor and see that there could be another way.
Ask any UK IVF patient why they went abroad for treatment and most will say to find a cheaper clinic. Of course, the right combination of price and quality of treatment is the ideal solution, but does this really exist?
Women are now more aware of their own biological clock and want to give themselves the best chance to have a child later in life with their own biological eggs.
Men are often the neglected and forgotten part of infertility. Male infertility is under reported, because of the barriers to going to see the doctor in the first place, and therefore not investigated as much as it should be.
The most important thing you can do is make sure you and your partner have had a full medical evaluation beforehand to see if any cause can be found and if this treatment is necessary for you.
Whether you’re looking to improve your chances of getting pregnant naturally, or need some help with treatment you may be having for fertility, here are Dr Larisa Corda’s top tips for boosting your chances of conceiving
Children born to older fathers are found to have lower birth weight, premature births and increased risk of stillbirth.
There are plenty of pros and cons to trying for a baby at different ages but what is the optimum age for trying to conceive?
We see many patients who have questions about the AMH test, in particular, including its significance and reliability. Dr Amin Gorgy explains all.
Soon your relationship starts to suffer. Sex becomes mechanical. Anguish and anger take over. Then your everyday thoughts are clouded by the spiral.
We explain what you should be packing in your hospital bag, so you can be totally organised ahead of the birth of your child.
A fertility MOT or fertility assessment is a worthwhile investment for those individuals and couples who are looking to start a family or who are keen to assess their fertility status.
Online chat rooms can be a great source of information and support when you’re trying to conceive, if you’re a new mum, or just More
We gave ourselves six months to try naturally, and during that time I was determined to try every single gadget that might help. Below is my review of everything I’ve come across this year.
I asked top acupuncturist Dr Tiejun Tang if he had any useful articles on the topic of acupuncture and IVF. I really feel that Dr More
Zita West is hosting a day workshop help you understand your fertility potential, manage mindset and stress, focus on the right nutrition and help create a personalised plan of action for you.
For years studies have been showing that stress is linked to fertility – which can lead to a vicious cycle of feeling stressed that More
We’re back at the hospital for the baseline scan to check the depth of the womb’s lining and what the follicles are up to. Hoping not to find any cysts or anything else that may delay treatment…
It’s day 8 of our long protocol cycle. Find out how the first week of injections have been, the good, the bad and the side effects…
For anybody going through fertility struggles or requiring support for their own IVF journey, do join our private and safe group on Facebook, you can find it via the first pinned post on our Facebook page.
The Jellie Diary is back. Jamie and Ellie are busy preparing for the start of their second cycle of ICSI, following the birth of their ICSI daughter in June 2017.
I want to introduce you to THE 5 PILLARS OF FERTILE; and teach you how bringing them into your life will help you become a parent from a place of health and balance.
It’s Maddie’s first birthday tomorrow, and long term My Baba readers will know it’s been quite the journey for all three of us. To celebrate this amazing milestone in style, we enlisted the help of one of the most brilliant photographers I know, Carly Michael to create and capture a beautiful smash the cake session.
An overview of the role food plays in fertility, the foods to indulge in, the foods to avoid, and some brilliant cooking tips from nutritionist and personal trainer Michelle Walsh.
Dr Caroline Phillips from Fertility Clinics Abroad gives us the low-down on important things to think about before heading oversees for IVF treatment.
A Guide To The Black Cat Selfie – in response to The BBC news article claiming black cats are overlooked due to their inability to be photographed.
Check out Ellie & Jamie’s quick unbox and review of your very own (personal) personal trainer – The Elvie. It’s a must-have for ALL More
I’ve been on the contraceptive pill for 15 years. Will this mean it will take me longer to get
We talk to Dr Ellie Cannon about a new home genetics testing kit, and whether testing for health problems should become part of a pre-pregnancy routine.
Find a couple who are already parents and berate them about their methods of discipline, lack of patience, appallingly low tolerance levels and how they have allowed their children to run wild.
My first baby swimming lesson with Maddie went err – swimmingly. Until we got to the changing room post lesson. That’s when the nightmare began…
Can I carry on with my daily exercise? What if I don’t normally exercise? Is now the time to
Can an ectopic pregnancy affect your chances of conceiving? An Obstetrician and Gynaecologist explains what an ectopic pregnancy is and if it makes trying for another baby difficult.
The new Pom Pom Tree colourway for British brand Cosatto’s Giggle 2 makes me want to cheer. A review of the Cosatto Giggle 2 travel system.
I’m sure that’s how the saying goes… My blog about crappy milk supply deleted itself. This is the second time I’m writing this. It More
I’m really confused with all the contraception options
I had my pelvic assessment scan this week, and by all accounts, I passed with flying colours. They found EIGHT healthy looking follicles on More
I went along to my first acupuncture appointment last week, as I’ve read that acupuncture can be very beneficial for trying to conceive naturally, and More
This is my first public diary entry of my IVF journey. WOW. I’ve said it out loud… I know IVF treatment is by far More
Fertility expert Zita West answers the most frequently asked questions on ovulation.
Breastfeeding is a journey. I’ve had a few pitstops already, so turned to online health specialists WellVine for help – all from the comfort of my own home.
Sleep expert Dave Gibson chats to Jamie and Ellie on how best to avoid sleep deprivation with a newborn, ahead of their arrival in June.
Sleep expert Dave Gibson chats to Ellie and Jamie on how to get a good night’s sleep during the three trimesters of pregnancy
Find out how Jamie and Ellie are getting on now week 36 of pregnancy. From taboo ailments to birth preferences, surely they’re now on the home run.
Dave Gibson, founder of thesleepsite.co.uk and sleep expert for Warren Evans bed makers advises how to get a good night’s sleep during pregnancy.
With their due date is looming closer, Jamie and Ellie have been busy looking at the different products on the market. From highchairs, wraps, More
The Jellie Diaries: Jamie and Ellie are bowled over by their baby shower. Featuring products from Peggy Porschen, Lola’s Cupcakes, Pop Shop London and more!
Fertility expert Zita West explains how inflammation affects the fertility cycle.
Bovey Castle – the ultimate in luxurious country babymoon breaks, based in the picturesque Dartmoor National Park in Devon, UK
We are starting to see a lot of younger women at the clinic who are having fertility MOT
It’s been a problematic week for Jamie and Ellie, all beginning with the dreaded glucose tolerance test. Find out what week 28 of pregnancy More
Part 25 Jellie Diary: It’s 28 Week, and Ellie and Jamie head down to Window to The Womb in Chessington for a 4D scan to celebrate Mother’s Day.
We’re really excited to introduce to you some must-have baby products by brands we trust for your new arrival.
You can book a 4D scan appointment at any one of the branches of Window to the Womb, based all over the country.
Check out part 22 of the Jellie Diary, as they hit 22 weeks of pregnancy. Products featured in the video are included below: My More
Check out this week’s Jellie diary, they’ve finally reached the half way point, at 20 weeks, and they head back to the Royal Surrey More
Check out what Ellie and Jamie have been up to in part 20 of their IVF/pregnancy diary. Sanggol® Maternity and Body Pillow Aquaflex Weighted More