Menstrual pain sucks. Luckily, there are things that help. Here’s one.

(In cooperation with PharmaNord) In this article from a few weeks ago I wrote about how women all over the world hate having periods and we've discussed the reasons why women bleed every month. Today, I would like us to look at one insightful study I recently found on the topic of menstrual discomfort, and also mention a few things that are scientifically proven to help. Menstrual pain is caused by hormones called prostaglandins. The most [...]

2018-06-18T09:58:49+00:00 October 2nd, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Five simple lifestyle interventions which will protect your fertility and egg health

Five simple lifestyle interventions which will protect your fertility and egg health Image courtesy: radnatt at FreeDigitalPhotos.net If I had to pick only five lifestyle interventions in terms of being simple to implement and bringing immediate and measurable benefits to women over 35 who are trying to get pregnant, these would be: 1. Stop smoking. Smokers are 30 percent less fertile than non-smokers and three times more likely to take more than a [...]

What I would tell my daughter when she gets her first period

What I would tell my daughter when she gets her first period Young women are often poorly informed about the impact of age on fertility and there is hardly anything new about that. But, if you now think I am talking only about being aware that one-third of women over 35 are not able to get pregnant as easily as ladies who are ten or more years younger - that's not what I mean. There [...]

2018-06-18T11:49:38+00:00 October 5th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

Three-parent babies simply explained

Three-parent babies simply explained Image credit: sscreations at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Long time ago when I was still a biology student, no one was interested in mitochondria, or thought they had anything to do with creating healthy eggs and babies. Twenty years fast forward and I have to explain mitochondria in every second blog post. What mitochondria have to do with three-parent babies The United Kingdom Parliament has taken the first step in revolutionizing the field of [...]

2018-06-18T12:36:32+00:00 April 9th, 2015|Tags: , , |

How to energize old eggs with new technologies

How to energize old eggs with new technologies Image credit: digitalart at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Starting a family is one of the most common dreams of women all around the world. Modern medicine has not only extended our lifespan as human beings, but has allowed women to wait a little longer before jumping right into the bandwagon of partnership and baby-making. Women are now able to finish school, pursue a career, and travel the world, before starting on [...]

2018-06-18T12:47:55+00:00 March 6th, 2015|Tags: , , , |