Author Archives: Kate Davies

  • It's National Fertility Awareness Week - come find us at the Fertility Show!

    Did you know that this week in the UK it's National Fertility Awareness Week?  This year National Fertility Awareness Week is Monday 2nd November to Sunday 8th November 2015, culminating in the fabulous Fertility Show on Saturday the 7th - Sunday 8th in London. Firstly let's talk about National Fertility Awareness Week. In...
  • Clomid 101

    When you are trying to conceive, words like ‘Clomid’ start to become commonplace in your vocabulary. However, despite being on first names terms with this medication, do you really understand Clomid? In our online PCOS Support Group we’re hearing that many women still have lots of questions about this medication, and to many Clomid is shrouded in mystery.

    We have put together some of your most burning clomid questions and give you the no-nonsense answers below. Continue reading

  • When to seek help and the questions to ask your doctor

    In the OvuSense PCOS support group one of our most FAQ’s is ‘When should I seek advice about trying to conceive and what questions should I ask my doctor or specialist?’.

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  • B Vitamins and PCOS

     B Vitamins and how important they are if you have PCOS

    Today I’m really excited to talk to you about a group of vitamins really vital for female health and those particularly with hormone dysregulation, PCOS and weight issues.

    The B vitamins are very important in helping to improve the symptoms of PCOS. Its really important to make sure you have these vitamins in a combined vitamin as they all work together on different elements! Vitamins B2, B3, B5 and B6 are particularly useful for weight and maintaining and managing it. One of the B vitamins - Vitamin B2 ( riboflavin) helps to turn the food you eat via fat, sugar and protein to the energy we need to survive(its also the one that turns your wee bright yellow!) B3 another vitamin, is an important co-factor in supporting glucose tolerance factor (GTF), GTF is something that allows your body to keep an eye on blood sugar . It needs vitamin B3 to help this process, almost like food for your GTF! Vitamin B5 is also important as it helps your body metabolises fat, so important if you are overweight and need to lose weight to qualify for fertility support! B6 is also marvellous as it supports proper hormonal balance and may be one deficiency present if you suffer from PMT. It helps to maintain blood sugar, oestrogen and also progesterone and helps in mood regulation via serotonin. Many women with PCOS have deficiencies in this and also low progesterone, so worth topping up your levels with B6 in this case. B6 is also part of a ‘gang’ with B2 and B3, that will help your body to make and move thyroxine, needed for normal thyroid hormone production. Continue reading

  • Cervical Secretions and Natural Fertility

    Let’s talk about cervical secretions. Admittedly, not an every day topic of conversationCM, but one that plays such an important role in natural fertility. Hopefully by now you have already started monitoring your temperature every day and if so, this is an excellent step in the right direction to maximising your chances of conception.

    However there is more you can do… Continue reading

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