The Béa Blog

Wrinkles or babies?

Wrinkles or babies?

Can your beauty regime harm your fertility?

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Spill the fertili-tea

Spill the fertili-tea

If you google search ashwagandha or dong quai you’ll find numerous blogs on how beneficial it can be for fertility and stress reduction. You might even be surprised to see it in some popular supplements or fertility teas. But what do we really know?

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It's getting steamy

It's getting steamy

To steam, or not to steam, that is the question... We have a new well-being motto: “Just because Gwyneth Paltrow does it, doesn’t mean you should.”   Vaginal steaming – a.k.a yoni steaming – is an alternative health remedy which involves...

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What's going on in your uterus?

What's going on in your uterus?

As International Women’s Day draws closer, you’re likely being bombarded with empowering quotes and inspirational messages but we want to help you feel empowered through education about your body and your fertility. So get ready…

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The dreaded 'M' word

The dreaded 'M' word

If you’ve been trying to conceive and it hasn’t happened as quickly as you’d like, Mother’s Day can feel like rubbing salt in a fresh wound. 

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Sync that cycle

Sync that cycle

Contrary to popular belief, cycle syncing is not when you and your friends get your periods at the same time. In reality, cycle syncing is the practice of tailoring your exercise regime to your current phase of the menstrual cycle. Sounds complicated? We’ll explain how this could benefit you. 

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Fertility Treatment Options: greater choice and transparency required

Fertility Treatment Options: greater choice and transparency required

Why the fertility treatment options currently on offer in the UK aren’t enough. The pandemic has made us acutely aware of the passage of time. But no one will have felt the loss of a year more keenly than those waiting for or undergoing fertility treatments.

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Single Parents: it's time to drop the "single" in "single mum"

Single Parents: it's time to drop the "single" in "single mum"

Is it time to drop the "single" in single mum? Regardless of their relationship status, parents are parents and they deserve to be respected for it, not shamed. “Single mum” has traditionally connoted poverty and lack of support. But the term...

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Toxic positivity and infertility

Toxic positivity and infertility

Because you wouldn’t tell someone with a broken arm to “just think positive”.

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Sex-ed and the seven myths

Sex-ed and the seven myths

Many of us remember our sex-ed classes in school, being asked to put a condom on a banana (or something of a similar shape) and being warned about teenage pregnancy. While some were lucky, and experienced a fairly neutral and informative class, others found the experience quite harrowing.

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Secondary Infertility

Secondary Infertility

We all know the drill. You say, “Let’s have a baby!” and BOOM, one baby, right on schedule. Right? Wrong.

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Planning a full house?

Planning a full house?

Let's dive right in shall we? Family planning – it doesn't matter if you want to have one child or three it's important to know when you need to start trying. Of course, everyone is different. There are lots of factors at play.

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How many eggnogs can your eggs handle?

How many eggnogs can your eggs handle?

It’s been a long year. You’re ready to kick back and have some fun at last. Office parties, Christmas markets, putting up the tree… fuelled by mulled wine in a ridiculous mug…

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The trolls are coming 😈

The trolls are coming 😈

You can draw boundaries. You can take steps to stay sane. But what if you just want to let rip? How to handle the Christmas fertility trolls (with no filter)

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The 'ideal' fertility diet

The 'ideal' fertility diet

It always seems like some people supercharge their baby-making capabilities through what they eat. That there’s a secret diet for the elite, with a special blend of nutrients…

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Trans Visibility Day 2023

Trans Visibility Day 2023

Match 31st is International Transgender Day of Visibility, an annual celebration of transgender and non-binary people. Raising awareness about the massive level of discrimination, violence and daily challenges transgender people still sadly face, while celebrating their contribution to society. We know...

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Secondary Infertility: the struggle of being the elephant in the room

Secondary Infertility: the struggle of being the elephant in the room

If you don't already know, secondary infertility is when someone, who has already had children, struggles to get pregnant again. This can be really tricky to navigate because you've already got pregnant once – surely it should be just as easy the second time around, right? Wrong.

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Balancing fertility and work

Balancing fertility and work

Having fertility troubles can be exhausting and it's often difficult to put on a brave face at work.

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Got a love-hate relationship with resolutions?

Got a love-hate relationship with resolutions?

New year’s resolutions are like Black Friday deals. No matter how hard you try to ignore them, they have a habit of sneaking up on you. If you’re feeling the urge to make some resolutions for the new year and you’ve got your sights set on starting a family, we’re here to remind you to have compassion for yourself. 

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Why pineapples? 🍍

Why pineapples? 🍍

Pineapple tattoos. Pineapples printed on baby-grows and nursery wallpaper. Pineapples in social media profiles and hashtags. What’s going on?

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Don't fall into these diet traps

Don't fall into these diet traps

If you’re planning to have a baby, are some diets a bad idea? Should you switch your eating-ethos ASAP? Is detoxing genius or dangerous? 

With so many food cults promising miracles, all claiming to be The One And Only Solution, it’s a wild west out there!

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Let's talk about sex...ual health

Let's talk about sex...ual health

Sexually transmitted infections, or why it burns when you pee The most important thing to know is that if left untreated STIs can impact your future fertility. That means it’s important to take precautions to prevent them, recognise the signs if you have one and we recommend regular sexual health screens.

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PCOS and fertility

PCOS and fertility

It’s common for people with PCOS to worry about how it will affect their fertility, even if they aren’t planning to become pregnant any time soon. Evidence suggests that most people with PCOS will be able to conceive, however, some will require fertility treatments.

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Fertility Care 🤝 Self Care

Fertility Care 🤝 Self Care

Struggling to conceive can have an impact on your mental health and yet it’s often left out of conversations. If you’re experiencing fertility problems you may find it affects many aspects of your life, making it difficult to escape from.

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