Question from our clinic today: Can women who undergo IVF be prone to early menopause?
Yes, we must remain vigilant with regards to earlier signs of perimenopause and menopause in women having undergone IVF. During treatment we have to sacrifice a large number of our eggs in order to achieve success. This in turn can impact on our future reserve of eggs and therefore estrogen. It’s very important to look after these brave women.
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Is your lifestyle giving you thrush? Read my comments in this article on THRUSH (LINK IN BIO) in patient.info, an online resource for health information.
Thrush is a yeast infection that can cause vaginal discomfort, itching and sometimes a curdy white discharge.
Thrush is NOT A SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTION.
To avoid getting recurrent thrush, some precautions can be helpful such as avoiding soaps and perfumed toiletries, excessive washing, feminine wipes, harsh chemicals (biological washing soaps, fabric conditioners) and synthetic underclothes.
Eating a whole food plant based diet helps in improving both the gut and vaginal microbiome, helping the growth of good bacteria. Even better than probiotics are prebiotics such as fruit and vegetables which encourage the growth of lactobacilli and keeps away candida (thrush) and other infections. There are many home remedies but they are not evidence-based so exercise caution if trying these out and definitely avoid if pregnant.
Remember thrush can be frustrating but STAY POSITIVE as the condition is definitely treatable.
It can be quite easy to forget about looking after our bones especially as we don’t see them hiding there... inside us.
On this #healthywednesday we need to take time to remember them!
We need to make sure we are feeding our bones with calcium-rich foods which includes at least 2-3 servings of milk, yoghurt or cheese a day.
As well as calcium we need to move our bones and give them vitamin D - you can do both of these at once with a stroll in the great outdoors.
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Well done to Ainsley and Marcus on the arrival of their beautiful daughter Georgia💖 Enjoy parenthood with your beautiful little girl.
Women think ahead about your road to menopause and beyond. When women 45 y and over consult their GP for contraception or period problems they should consider their choices in context of HRT. Ask yourselves ..
‘Am I going to take HRT in the future ?’
If so why ?
If not why?
What are the facts and what are the myths?
‘What methods will help me sail through perimenopause and menopause without any bleeding problems and allow for hormonal balance to be initiated at the right time should I choose to do so’
We do not need to have symptoms to seek advice. Forewarned is Forearmed. Ladies please find out what’s available and make an informed choice about your future post reproductive health.
Thank you so much, Katherine and baby Thomas for this lovely present!
Visits with baby Sofia. Thanks for the visit and cuddles. Big Congratulations Stef and Matt @stefaniechimirri
Do you or someone you know suffer from Lichen Sclerosis? FBW are proud to announce that our research team has received an Australian grant and south Australian ethics approval for a randomised controlled trial for PRP management of Lichen Sclerosis.
We have already published our pilot study with an 88% success rate, which is the first research of it’s kind in this area. As part of the trial, Dr Willison and Dr Nguyen, FBW Gynaecology Plus doctors, will see patients and recruit them into the trial free of charge for this condition.
Call 8297 2822 to get involved today!
Please feel free to share this post you may inspire others to seek help. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🙏🏼
#DidYouKnow that there are several lifestyle choices that women can choose to decrease the possibility of #infertility, such as,
-Take steps to prevent #STD
-Avoid illicit drugs
-Avoid heavy or frequent alcohol use
-Adopt good personal hygiene and health practices
-Have frequent check-ups with your #gynaecologist.
- Avoid delaying your pregnancy beyond 35 years
- Understand the reason for surgery before subjecting yourself to any pelvic surgery before planning a pregnancy
- Undergo any pelvic invasive procedure (eg. an #abortion) in safe and hygienic clinics. For more information, please contact the clinic on ph +91-2026167643 or click on the website link
This picture was taken after my diagnostic lap in 2013. When I first got my period at the age of 11, I knew something was wrong. The intense pain and the excess bleeding could not be normal. My mom assured me that my period would regulate with age, but as the years passed she started to see what I saw. ER visit after ER visit, the doctors always looked for a ruptured cyst and never found anything. My final ER visit before seeing a #gynaecologist was due to fainting and blood loss during my period. The ER doctor agreed I should see a gyno and referred me to the adolescent gynaecology within the hospital. The doctor I saw went through my symptoms and family history and said, “well you have all the symptoms of #endometriosis but no history of it and you’re very young so I doubt you have it” angered by this statement, my mom asked how we could know if it was or wasn’t endometriosis and she said it could only be diagnosed surgically, but reminded us she highly doubted I had it and surgery would be a waste of time. Regardless of her opinion, we pushed for surgery and she agreed to perform it. When I woke up she came and spoke to me and my mom and said “well, we found tons of what I think are endometriosis lesions. I’ve sent some off to the lab to confirm and removed the rest” and the following week it was confirmed endometriosis lesions. Alas, I HAD ENDOMETRIOSIS - despite her being so sure I didn’t (even after all those years at medical school, #shocker). The moral of the story? TRUST YOUR GUT!
I chatted with @moniquebowley and @becjudd on everything from the first 6 weeks of pregnancy through to month 9.
We discussed what to expect and all the ins and outs, tips, tricks and fun stuff.
Head to the link in our bio, grab yourself a cuppa and have a listen to the Hello Bump podcasts... When do you listen to your podcasts? On the train on the way to work or as you go for your morning walk?
Len and our midwife Louise had their hands full as does Danielle with her three sons.
Len is holding Oliver and Louise has Isaac. Big brother Eric loves his new baby brothers.💙💙 Well done Danielle - enjoy your sons.
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Meal prep is such a great way to save time - especially for breakfast, plus it helps ensure you get nutrient-rich goodness in the morning and save some money too!
You can make some delicious breakfasts using oats, yoghurt or coconut water or milk and fresh fruit.
Dried fruit, as well as frozen fruit, works really well too.
Pop them in some containers in the fridge and grab one as you run out the door in the morning.
What’s your go-to breakfast?
Post coital bleeding or bleeding after intercourse is a common complaint.
The bleeding usually comes from the cervix or the neck of the womb and the majority of causes for this form of bleeding are usually harmless. In most instances, it is due to a polyp or due to an excessive number of gland cells on the cervix which is a normal variant and is called an ectropion. These gland cells bleed readily.
Post coital bleeding is rarely a sign of cancer or of precancerous cells in the cervix, however this sort of bleeding should be taken seriously and a careful gynaecological examination should be performed by your doctor even if you have had a recent pap smear.
This is the one that none of us want to think about after a Christmas filled with mince pies, mulled wine and endless chocolates. However, unfortunately your weight does have an impact on your fertility, both if you are underweight (see previous post) or overweight. Women with a BMI less than 17 or over 27 are more likely to have issues with ovulation which subsequently impacts on your fertility. Even for women with regular periods (the best sign that you are regularly ovulating), overweight women are more likely to have difficulty conceiving than women of normal weight. The evidence about how much your fertility improves by losing weight is a little contradictory. However, it is safe to assume that aiming for a BMI between 19-25 is going to have a positive impact on your overall health and is likely to improve your chances of having a baby. Overweight women are also unfortunately more likely to miscarry, therefore if you can lose the weight before you get pregnant then you are giving yourself and your future little one the best chance.
It’s not easy. In the UK 58% of women are overweight or obese. You are not alone. Aiming for weight loss of 1-2lbs per week is realistic. Join a club, get an app, rope in your friends, do what you gotta do. Make 2019 the year that you crack this one.
Irregular periods may be a tell-tale sign of #hormonal imbalance, #anaemia, ovulation problems, stress or more serious issues. If your periods are irregular, we recommend that you consult a #gynaecologist to avoid problems in the future. Call 044 4511 1111 to book an appointment.
Die Plazenta, der Mutterkuchen, besteht aus dunkelrotem, schwammigem Gewebe mit bäumchenartig verzweigten grossen und kleinen Blutgefässen. Über die Nabelschnur ist sie mit dem ungeborenen Kind verbunden. Gegen Ende der Schwangerschaft ist die Plazenta etwa tellergross, 3 cm dick und ca. 500 g schwer.
Die Plazenta versorgt Ihr heranwachsendes Kind über die vielen Blutgefässe mit Nährstoffen und Sauerstoff. Ausserdem werden durch die sogenannte „Plazentaschranke“ viele Schadstoffe und Krankheitserreger vom Kind ferngehalten – allerdings leider nicht alle, deshalb sollte sich jede Schwangere sehr gesundheitsbewusst ernähren und sich vor umweltbedingten Risiken schützen. Als zusätzliche Funktion produziert die Plazenta einige für den Ablauf der Schwangerschaft wichtige Hormone, z.B. das hCG, auf das
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The new cervical cancer screening program has replaced the pap smear. It looks for HPV which causes almost all cervical cancers, whereas the pap smear test just looks for abnormal cells.
The new test is far more effective at preventing cervical cancers...
Read all about the changes and what it means to you on the blog.
Link in bio.