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Knocked Up Podcast – Personalising PCOS – What is PCOS?

Posted on 16 April 2021

It has been almost three years since we first covered Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) on Knocked Up and it is time we revisited the syndrome. In this episode we introduce our new series ‘Personalising PCOS’ and explain what is PCOS along with its benefits (yes there are some!), disadvantages and how we can manage it. … Continue reading

Foods To Increase Fertility

Posted on 13 November 2019

These days we have a HUGE amount of scientific research telling us which nutrients are important for fertility: Omega 3 Fatty acids, folate, zinc, selenium, iron, vitamin E, just to name a few! But we eat FOOD, not nutrients, so part of my job as dietitian is helping translate this scientific research into to practical … Continue reading

Why Do Couples With Infertility Need To Have A Karyotype Done?

Karyotype testing for men and women suffering infertility can provide extremely useful information that helps your doctor to get to the bottom of your problem. Karyotypes can diagnose chromosomal abnormalities, a cause of infertility that is relatively common and underappreciated. Where a karyotype is normal, a certain set of problems are ruled out, allowing us … Continue reading

If I’ve Conceived Naturally Once, Why Am I Struggling Now?

Posted on 21 October 2019

Secondary infertility is defined as struggling to conceive now, when you have conceived before. It’s more common than you may think. Don’t be afraid to reach out for help. It takes two… A lot of us assume secondary infertility is due to a woman getting older. There are many cases where this is true. As … Continue reading

PCOS and The Skin

Posted on 22 September 2019

PCOS which stands for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a very real disorder affecting one in twelve reproductive-aged women. PCOS can have many effects on the skin including hair concerns and acne. There are many different care modalities that can be used to support those suffering with PCOS. However some skin treatment options are not safe … Continue reading