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.
You’d think Internet tolls would get the message by now: Don’t mess with Chrissy Teigen. And even if you were to troll her and delete the offensive words for fear of retribution from the model’s 3.8 million (and counting) Twitter followers — she’s got you covered. In a recent Twitter smackdown, a teacher from Florida asked the supermodel why she didn’t “give it a minute to try naturally” to have a baby. Unfazed, Teigen responded that she’s tried for about nine years (she was very public about her fertility struggles) and, for good measure, called the Twitter troll “a complete witch.’
Chrissy Teigen has always been open about her struggle with IVF over the years, including the process that lead to bringing her daughter Luna into the world. “I think I was most excited and allured by the fact that John would be the best father to a little girl.
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.
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.
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.
Despite the NHS and various other experts advising that women’s fertility steeply declines after 35, Lord Robert Winston believes women remain fertile until they are 45 and are wrongly being pushed into early IVF by some private clinics. Speaking on Good Morning Britain earlier this week, Lord Winston, who heads the Genesis Research Trust in London claimed women are actually able to get pregnant until their mid-40s and some private fertility clinics could be misleading couples about this for financial gain.
Adam Balen, chairman of the British Fertility Society (BFS) and professor of reproductive medicine at Leeds University believes children should be taught about fertility from a young age. “This is something we have been discussing a lot at the BFS,” Professor Balen told the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in Helsinki, Finland.