Making a Baby

Having made the decision to try for a baby there is a lot of information that you will need to consider.  Thinking about your work environment, financial considerations and then there is your health, diet and getting your body ready to conceive.  Both you and your partner will need to consider your diet, alcohol consumption, giving up smoking, if you do, and taking regular exercise.  On top of all that enjoying a healthy sex life will help too! Of course you will also need to stop taking any contraception so that your body can be in a happy healthy state to make a baby!

Of course you will also need to stop taking any contraception so that your body can be in a happy healthy state to make a baby!

Now you are ready to start understanding when you are most fertile (ovulating) which is an important part of knowing when the optimum time for conception could take place.  Every woman ovulates at different times of the month so it is important to understand your own menstrual cycle to give you the best chance of conceiving.

If you do find that a pregnancy is not happening and you need some help with your fertility there are treatments available that can help you improve your chances of getting pregnant.

The impact of alcohol on your fertility

Ahead of Alcohol Awareness Week (13– 19th November), Dr Venkat discusses the impact of alcohol on your fertility Current NHS guidelines suggest that women should avoid drinking alcohol altogether if they’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant, in order to [...]

Recipe: Courgette Chocolate Brownies

Check out these grain-free brownies that are packed with protein and healthy fats thanks to the addition of the nut butter and almonds.  No one would ever know they also contain courgettes. If you're trying to get pregnant and preparing [...]

Your weight and conception

OK,  let's talk about your weight and conception.  Before tucking into our favourite foods, alcohol and general food naughtiness, anyone thinking about trying to conceive over the next few months may want to put the goodies down.... We all know [...]

Oysters, the food of love…and conception!

We don't know about you, but when we think about oysters, we think of a food synonymous with romance and seduction, a seafood delicacy (perhaps a bit slimy for many of us) that may pave the way to a night [...]

Hand Reflexology for supporting conception

Have you tried Hand Reflexology for supporting conception?  For those that have been trying to conceive for a while, this can be a frustrating time and a time when stress levels can begin to climb. There is evidence that shows [...]

Tips on how to eat yourself pregnant

The chemistry of  getting pregnant is controlled by hormones.  Women especially are ruled by moods, foods and hormones but to get the chemistry right, the desire and libido is essential. “The love hormone, oxytocin is produced in times of passion, but [...]

Ovulation: what’s happening inside your body each month

The very first step in learning about maximising your chances of conceiving is to understand ovulation and the most basic mechanics of how your body operates each month. This video looks at the female ovulation cycle so that you can [...]

Fertility myths and the truth behind them

Have you ever wondered about some of the fertility myths and the truth behind them... Legs in the air! Drink cough syrup! No tight underwear! For generations we have been told a plethora of weird and wonderful tips to help [...]

Spotlight on pregnancy tests

That little plastic stick looks so innocuous doesn't it, yet it wields a great power - the power to change your life and the people in it...forever!!  Have you ever stopped to wonder just what pregnancy tests are and how [...]

Getting pregnant in your late 30’s and 40’s

It's a fact that on average women are waiting until later in life to become pregnant.  If you've reached your late 30's or 40's and decided that now is the right time for you, how is that likely to impact [...]