Go hard or go home. Pain is weakness leaving the body. Wake up beauty, it's time to beast. The fitness industry is full of the same message on repeat. Work hard, don't ever slow down, lift heavy, one more rep. But what about when it comes to fertility? Fitness for fertility is not quite the same. Going hard then going home may actually be damaging for your fertility. Excess cortisol and stress on your body can interfere with your body's hormonal system and make it less likely
"My doctor said I can carry out "moderate" exercise when #ttc. What does this mean?" I get asked this question a lot. What does "moderate" mean? If you have been a crossfit enthusiast for the last 3 years, then moderate for you is going to be different to someone that does their weekly parkrun but nothing else. Research has shown that if you are already used to exercising and are doing less than 4 hours a week, and nothing too intense (so heart rate not too high, e.g. 4-5/10
Festivals can be a tricky time for those struggling with infertility. The holidays and child centric occasions, such as Halloween can be really tough on those longing for a family. Having children knock on your door, all night, trick or treating can be a constant and un relentless reminder that really, all you want is to be out there, stomping the cold streets, knocking on strangers doors and seeing the joy (and occasional fear!) on your children's faces. If you are going to
Endometriosis is often misunderstood and has a number of different symptoms. The following information is taken from the NHS (UK National Health Service) website. Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb starts to grow in other places, such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes. Endometriosis can affect women of any age.
It's a long-term condition that can have a significant impact on your life, but there are treatments that can help. Symptoms