Pre-Pregnancy Blog Posts

Egg freezing in the UK with a high BMI

Welcome back to Manna Mostaghim, PhD student of Health Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science! Last month, Manna wrote about weight loss drug Saxenda being improperly presented as a fertility aid. This guest blog post looks at the issues around egg freezing in the UK if you have a high BMI. Scrambled, […]

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Can Saxenda improve fertility?

Time and again we’re told how everything about our pregnancies is doomed with a higher BMI. We’re fed messages that we’ll struggle to conceive, struggle to stay pregnant, struggle in labour, struggle to birth, struggle to breastfeed. Since you’re advised to lose weight for practically any health complaint (Migraine? Period pain? Ingrowing toenail? Weight loss

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Why is IVF access in the UK almost impossible with a high BMI?

One aspect of high BMI pregnancy I know need to address more is pre-conception care and fertility treatment. Particularly why is IVF access in the UK almost impossible with a high BMI? Last year Nicola Salmon wrote a post for us about Rebel Wilson’s disclosures about fertility treatment. Today I’m delighted to report we have

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Rebel Wilson’s Fertility And Weight – Are Fatter Bodies Less Fertile?

Rebel Wilson’s fertility and weight has been in the media over the summer. Not that it’s any of our business, of course, but we know the media love a fat transformation story! They just love to reinforce the message that only thin bodies are worthy. Then their advertisers can flog us products led by our

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