• Study gives hope to women who have a miscarriage after their first round of IVF
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    Marie Claire Dorking

    Study gives hope to women who have a miscarriage after their first round of IVF

    Women who have a miscarriage after their first round of IVF are more likely to have a baby after subsequent treatment

  • This new contraceptive app is officially more effective at preventing pregnancy than the pill
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    Marie Claire Dorking

    This new contraceptive app is officially more effective at preventing pregnancy than the pill

    A new study revealed the app to be 99% at preventing pregnancy

  • Doctors have finally been given guidelines on diagnosing endometriosis
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    Alice Sholl

    Doctors have finally been given guidelines on diagnosing endometriosis

    It's often dismissed as normal period pain.

  • 'Here’s why I’m freezing my eggs'
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    'Here’s why I’m freezing my eggs'

    Egg freezing isn't only for single women and infertility treatment.

  • Having a baby in your 30s might mean you live longer
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    Marie Claire Dorking

    Having a baby in your 30s might mean you live longer

    Good news for older mums?

  • Kim Kardashian's surrogate pregnancy could help shine a light on surrogacy as a whole
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    Kim Kardashian's surrogate pregnancy could help shine a light on surrogacy as a whole

    Kim seemingly confirmed the news in a teaser clip for 'Keeping up with the Kardashians'

  • 27-year-old in 'menopause' shares shocking reality of endometriosis
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    27-year-old in 'menopause' shares shocking reality of endometriosis

    "This is quite shocking to people. This is me. This is endometriosis," she wrote. "I never intended to share these photos."

  • It's not just women that have a ticking biological clock
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    Marie Claire Dorking

    It's not just women that have a ticking biological clock

    Turns out men have a biological clock too!

  • 9 surprising things that could be affecting your ability to get pregnant
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    Marie Claire Dorking

    9 surprising things that could be affecting your ability to get pregnant

    What's stopping you getting pregnant?

  • Here's why a man's sleep pattern could be affecting his fertility
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    Marie Claire Dorking

    Here's why a man's sleep pattern could be affecting his fertility

    Turns out getting too little or too much sleep can have an impact on a man's fertility.

  • Could taking the contraceptive pill be making you miserable?
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    Marie Claire Dorking

    Could taking the contraceptive pill be making you miserable?

    Taking one of the UK's most commonly-prescribed contraceptive pills can have a negative impact on women's wellbeing, a new study has found.

  • Men could soon test their fertility on a smartphone app
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    Alice Sholl

    Men could soon test their fertility on a smartphone app

    Just when we thought the most helpful thing phones could do is remind women take the pill on time every day, a new app could be here to help men and their fertility. According to new research published by Science Translational Medicine, we could soon see the arrival of a new smartphone app which allows men to test their sperm count at home without the need of lab equipment. Apparently, the method’s accuracy was pretty similar to computer-assisted laboratory analysis – even when someone totally inexperienced in using it and with no clinical background tried it out.

  • Did you know it's possible to get pregnant while you're already pregnant?
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    Marie Claire Dorking

    Did you know it's possible to get pregnant while you're already pregnant?

    Remember those teenage pregnancy myths we used to trade in the 6th form common room? You can’t get pregnant while standing up, you can’t get pregnant if you have sex on your period, you can’t get pregnant if you pee straight afterwards?

  • Could your job be affecting your fertility?
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    Marie Claire Dorking

    Could your job be affecting your fertility?

    Could your job be lowering your fertility? New research has revealed that heavy lifting and working night shifts has been linked to poor fertility in women. The study, published in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine, found that a physically demanding jobs or work schedules outside normal office hours could take it’s toll on a woman’s fertility.

  • 5 things you didn’t realise air pollution could impact
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    Marie Claire Dorking

    5 things you didn’t realise air pollution could impact

    Yesterday in London, the Government’s air-quality index hit 10, the highest level – the third time it has done so in the past 12 months. Researchers at King’s College London say that the cold and windless weather is preventing traffic emissions and other forms of pollution from dispersing. The result is a sort of smoggy blanket laying over the city, that while looks pretty good on Instagram, is actually playing havoc with the environment, and our health.

  • The rise of the sixty-plus birth club
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    Marie Claire Dorking

    The rise of the sixty-plus birth club

    Earlier this week, it was announced that Dame Julia Peyton-Jones, the former co-director of the Serpentine Gallery, had swapped retirement for motherhood, having welcomed her first child, a daughter called Pia, at the ripe age of 64. Janet Jackson recently gave birth to her first child, a son Eissa, at 50, while Mick Jagger is back in the sleep-deprived haze of babyhood, having welcomed his eighth child, Deveraux Octavian Basil, back in December. Nicole Kidman has also revealed that she may not be done with the whole giving birth thing and is still hoping for another baby at the age of 49.

  • Calls to end ‘sexist’ morning-after pill shaming and pricing
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    Marie Claire Dorking

    Calls to end ‘sexist’ morning-after pill shaming and pricing

    If you need emergency contraception you have two choices. Or you can shuffle on down to your local pharmacy and endure a potentially judgemental, definitely awkward conversation with the pharmacist before forking out up to £30 for the ‘morning after pill’. The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) want EC to be more affordable and easily available, much like other over-the-counter drugs.

  • The great baby scandal: Are couples being ripped off by expensive and unnecessary IVF bolt-ons?
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    Marie Claire Dorking

    The great baby scandal: Are couples being ripped off by expensive and unnecessary IVF bolt-ons?

    Recent statistics reveal that around one in seven couples will suffer from infertility and many of them will seek medical help in the form of IVF. A study commissioned by BBC Panorama and conducted by Oxford University has revealed that desperate couples could be forking out thousands of pounds for bolt-on IVF treatments that have little effect on pregnancy success rates. The add-on treatments range from a £50 blood screening test to £8,000 egg-freezing packages are often offered to couples on top of standard IVF procedures.

  • How many children you have might be written in your DNA
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    Marie Claire Dorking

    How many children you have might be written in your DNA

    Could the number of children you have be determined by your DNA? Researchers at the University of Oxford has discovered that the number of children we may have could already be in our DNA. The research team has unveiled twelve areas in our unique DNA sequence that are all linked with the age at which we have our first child and the eventual size of our family.

  • A glass of red wine a day may actually help you get pregnant
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    Simone Olivero

    A glass of red wine a day may actually help you get pregnant

    A new study has found that, contrary to popular belief, a daily glass of red wine may actually boost your fertility. Published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endrocrinology & Metabolism, the study uncovered that resveratrol, a natural compound found in red wine, lowers a woman’s risk of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), one of the main causes of infertility in women. Unfortunately, PCOS is a pretty common disorder among women of child-bearing age.

  • Could drinking fizzy drinks be reducing your fertility?
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    Alice Sholl

    Could drinking fizzy drinks be reducing your fertility?

    The effect of diet fizzy drinks upon our health has long been debated. While they technically contain no calories, experts worry that they’re having a different impact upon our bodies, or even contributing to weight gain.