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When we mention your fertility here where talking about your ability to conceive a child from your partner’s sperm, and the fertility of your partners sperm. Obviously it takes two to tango, though there are now a number of solutions to fertility issues. Interestingly, a lot of people naturally assume they are still fertile at a given age whether because of their lifestyle, their health or other factors. Let’s consider what bearing certain things have on fertility. Just because you get adequate vitamins from your diet, have a good...

Being a young mother can be challenging, as we are often pigeonholed as lacking the confidence or responsibility to take care of a child. That of course, is absolute rubbish. The media has a huge amount to answer for, depicting the image of a young mother as jeapordising their child’s future, or being dependent upon government assistance. This image of course sells, and helps people watching feel better about their personal lives. You will also experience an intense juggling of priorities as a young mother. If you are having a child...

Moms of a finer vintage (Older Mothers) frequently worry that their age will interfere with their pregnancy, and ultimately the delivery of their child. It can also be daunting when you are subjected to more assessments and tests as an older mother, when compared to your younger counterparts. Yes, we face more risks as older mothers, but I’m glad to say most women in this situation experience their pregnancy without a hitch. In recent times there has been a massive movement toward women having their babies in their early to mid-30s....

As we established in the previous post, a couple will have problems conceiving if either the woman, the man or both are infertile. Right now you’re like ‘thanks, captain obvious’. In the last instalment we focused on female infertility, so here we are going to focus on male infertility, its causes, its assessment, and the possible treatment options available. Infertility affects about 20% of the male population. It’s not necessarily something that you can ‘see’ in the sense that there are outward indications....