Menopause and Sleep

One of the main issues that I come across is sleep issues. Falling asleep, staying asleep and having a restful nights’ sleep is a complex issue – there is a great deal involved. Sleep problems are quite common amongst menopausal women and I would expect most of my...

Bio-identical HRT

It is an inevitable part of life that as we age, our bodies change, and for the most part, we do the best we can to feel ourselves at each stage of the journey. For women, starting the menopause can test this to the limit, with the appearance of physical and emotional...

How much of a security blanket is egg freezing?

More and more of my consultations are about egg freezing. The more women I see the more I wonder how effective it is going to be as far as a realistic hope in producing a baby in the future. The women that tend to come and see me about egg freezing are often in their...

Polycystic ovaries (PCOS)

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is thought to affect 1 in 5 women in the UK, but awareness of the condition is still relatively low. As with many conditions that affect fertility, a lot of women will not be diagnosed with PCOS until they are trying to conceive and...

Does my lifestyle really affect my fertility?

In the world of fertililty, all people are not made equal and although it can seem unfair to see mothers who who have had no problems conceiving despite their weight and smoking, everyone’s situation is different.  As a fertility clinic, it is our job to do everything...