The Béa Blog

Baby loss awareness

Baby loss awareness

Trigger Warning.

This article discusses about one of the hardest parts of fertility, miscarriage. We’ll discuss what to do if you think you’re having a miscarriage, how to

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Support is key

Support is key

The experience of trying to conceive can feel like a whirlwind of cycle tracking, ovulation tests and timed intercourse, injecting hormones, side effects of medication, appointments and scheduled insemination. This is enough to stress anyone out and add a strain to your mental health and relationship.

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Fertility-proof your relationship

Fertility-proof your relationship

Let’s be honest, relationships can be hard work and external factors can really impact your relationships whether it’s your work, your family or your finances. When you’re trying to conceive this can impact your relationship with your partner and it can add additional stress. 

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AMH: is it worth the hype?

AMH: is it worth the hype?

We’re really glad you asked. This is a controversial question. Anti-müllerian hormone (AMH) is linked to female fertility, so AMH testing has its uses, but it’s not a crystal ball (if only!). Whether you’ve come across AMH before or you’ve never heard of it, you’ll want the facts.

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The lowdown on men's slowdown

The lowdown on men's slowdown

You’ve probably heard the claim that male fertility stays top-notch forever. A handful of prolific male celebrities might have something to do with that…It’s time to set the record straight.

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Best and worst things for future fertility

Best and worst things for future fertility

If this one keeps you up at night too, we get it. You don’t need us to tell you there’s no equation for your future fertility. That said, there are choices you can make now that might pay off later down the line.

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To freeze or not to freeze

To freeze or not to freeze

Freezing your eggs is seen by many as an insurance policy – allowing people to delay having children, while they focus on different aspects of their life. Some are unsure if it’s right for them as egg freezing is expensive and invasive.

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The green-eyed monster

The green-eyed monster

Every December it’s the same old story. You're catching up with friends or family from home. One of them takes a deep breath. "So, everyone, I have some news!"

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Make boundaries your superpower

Make boundaries your superpower

Do you have a creeping sense of dread about being peppered with baby questions this Christmas? We hear you. The secret to coping is to protect yourself by managing the conversation from the outset. Read on for our suggestions.

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Is it time to quit the pill?

Is it time to quit the pill?

You probably learned in sex-ed how to use contraception to prevent a pregnancy (makes sense, you were underage). Unfortunately, there’s no sex-ed for adults who want to get pregnant.

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Home insemination: how a forgotten fertility treatment is making a comeback

Home insemination: how a forgotten fertility treatment is making a comeback

The inescapable truth is that fertility treatments are becoming increasingly expensive and inaccessible for many. NHS-funded treatment in England is dictated by a postcode lottery and cuts to funding mean that only 32% of the country’s IVF cycles and 6% of IUI cycles are funded by the NHS.

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