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  • Premature Ovarian Insufficency (POI) or Premature menopause

    POI or premature menopause is when the ovaries stop functioning under the age of 40. It is relatively common condition with an incidence of 1:100 in those under 40, 1:1000 in women under 30 and 1:10,000 in women under 20 years old. What are the causes of POI? Unknown (Idiopathic) Genetic (Positive family history) Autoimmune diseases such as thyroid dysfunction or Diabetes Mellitus Infection Surgery Cancer treatment What are the symptoms of POI? Irregular periods or cessation of periods Peri-menopausal or menopausal symptoms such as; hot flashes, night sweats, mood disturbance, difficulty sleeping, joint pains, headaches and lowered libido Difficulty getting pregnant What tests can you do to diagnose POI? FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone)- An FSH level of > 30 on 2 occasions alongside clinical symptoms of POI can confirm the condition AMH (Anti-Mullerian Hormone)- low level/undetectable Where can you access help if you think you may have POI? At TheFertilityHQ, we can carry out these tests if you think you may be at risk of POI or having fertility issues Your GP https://www.daisynetwork.org/

  • Thyroid health and fertility ⭐️

    The thyroid gland is a small butterfly shaped organ located in the neck. It produces hormones that regulate a variety of viral functions in the body, ranging from metabolism to ovulation. Thyroid disorders can impact fertility in different ways. Those with thyroid imbalances are more likely to experience menstrual cycle disruptions, anovulation ( absence of ovulation), fertility issues and an increased risk of miscarriage or premature birth. Subclinical hypothyroidism may also impact on fertility. ‘Normal’ thresholds for thyroid hormone levels are too wide for people who are trying to get pregnant. You can check your thyroid function with us here @thefertilityHQ alongside 6 other tests which are key players in fertility. Our unique, fertility- focussed test is available to purchase! Join The FertilityHQ Revolution. https://thefertilityhq.com Take control of your fertility future and get to know and understand the hormones that relate to your reproductive health. Be proactive. Complete our online virtual health assessment, order your at home fertility hormone test and receive your personalised, easy to understand and actionable FertilityHQ profile and results in 10 days. No appointment, On your time, On your terms. Knowledge is power. Know your body, Plan your future. #knowledgeispower #knowyourbody #planyourfuture #thefertilityhq #thefertilityhqrevolution #fertilityireland #fertilitydublin #fertilityrevolution

  • Exercise and Expecting?

    How do we guide our pregnant patients? Exercise can be an inconsistently managed area of antenatal care. GPs are well placed to appropriately advise patients regarding safe exercise practices throughout pregnancy. As per NICE guidance 2016– Antenatal Care for uncomplicated pregnancies- ‘women should be advised that beginning or continuing a moderate course of exercise in pregnancy is not associated with adverse outcomes.’ Women should be advised about exercise including pelvic floor exercises at their booking visit and on an opportunistic basis. (1) Women with uncomplicated pregnancies should be encouraged to engage in aerobic (cardiovascular) and strength training (yoga/pilates) exercises in the pre-conceptual, antenatal and post-partum period. There are no proven risks to the foetus if it is practised safely. Moderate intensity exercise for at least 20-30 minutes on 5 days of the weeks should be the eventual goal and adjusted where medically indicated. Pelvic floor exercises are of particular importance helping in the prevention of faecal and urinary incontinence. (1) In women who have obstetric or medical issues, exercise regimes should be individualised. Medical opinion should be sought to carefully evaluate these women before making recommendations on physical activity participation during pregnancy. (2-6) Physical inactivity is the fourth-leading risk factor for early mortality worldwide. (7) In pregnancy, physical inactivity and excessive weight gain have been recognized as independent risk factors for maternal obesity and related pregnancy complications, including gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). (8-10) There is concern that regular physical activity during pregnancy may cause miscarriage, poor foetal growth, musculoskeletal injury, or premature delivery. For uncomplicated pregnancies, these concerns have not been substantiated. (2-6) The full article first published in GP Magazine can be read here

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  • The FertilityHQ | Fertility Hormone Testing

    Take control of your fertility future with The FertilityHQ at-home hormone and fertility test Knowledge is Power Know your Body Plan your Future The FertilityHQ at-home test costs from €99 Approved by Let's Get Started What will The FertilityHQ test tell me? question mark Your Egg Count The FertilityHQ test checks your AMH level to see if you have more or fewer eggs than average. health Your Hormonal Health Fertility is complex. The FertilityHQ test explains how general health markers can relate to your hormones. health Your Available Options The FertilityHQ test (AMH & FSH) can determine IVG & egg freezing success rates. Knowledge is power. Know your body. Plan your future. ​ There is no absolute predictor of fertility. The FertilityHQ test can not tell you if you will be able to get pregnant or whether you will have fertility issues. ​ The FertilityHQ test can help you better understand your ovarian reserve, ovulation and thyroid health and highlight any potential fertility barriers. We generate a personalised, unique, doctor reviewed fertility profile for YOU. Let’s take a closer look at the hormones we test and explain why we test them… ✓ AMH ✓ FSH ✓ Oestradiol ✓ LH ✓ TSH ✓ FT4 ✓ PRL This Measures Your Egg Count This is a blood test to quantify your ovarian reserve (i.e. how many eggs you have). Low levels of AMH in the blood can suggest poor ovarian reserve. Higher than normal levels of AMH can suggest Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). ​ Let's Get Started What Our Clients Say... I’m in my early 30’s and working long hours in the corporate world and have been anxious about my fertility journey but didn’t really know what to do about it. I’m so grateful to have found The FertilityHQ. The whole FertilityHQ process from the initial health questionaire to purchasing The FertilityHQ test kit and receiving my personalised hormone report was seamless. The hardest part of the whole process was my decision to look into my fertility!! I’m delighted I took t hat first step and I now feel empowered rather than fearful or confused of the unknown. Don’t wait, act now. Knowledge is power after all. I’d highly recommended The FertilityHQ. KATIE, DUBLIN What an amazing new Irish start up. The FertilityHQ are empowering us women to better understand our bodies and make decisions ourselves. Understanding your fertility now gives you more options later. The FertilityHQ test is easy to order, use and send back. Thank you for the knowledge @TheFertilityHQ LAURA, LIMERICK Thank you so much to Roisin for all of her knowledge and support throughout this process. I decided to order a fertility test as I wanted to get a good understanding of my fertility and body. I have just turned 28 and decided that now is a great time to complete these tests in order to prepare and support my future. The test itself was so easy to complete. Roisin was amazing, I had the results within 7 days. The feedback was very detailed and easy to understand. I also completed a virtual feedback session with Roisin. It was so positive regardless of the results. It has helped my understanding and knowledge on my fertility journey and has helped figure out the next steps that I need to take. Not only was Roisin so informative to me, she also gave great information and support to my partner who also took part in the virtual feedback. I would absolutely recommend taking this fertility test as it was so easy and gave such accurate results. Thank you so much again, Roisin. JESSICA, AGED 28 I found fertilityHQ on Instagram and when I start watching their posts, I learned so much. I booked a video consultation as I already had my bloods taken. Roisin went through all my results and explained what each meant and recommended supplements that could help. I learned so much on the call from all her knowledge and experience, also she recommended a procedure for me that I had never heard of before. Would highly recommend! ANN, 38 What Happens Next?

  • Let's Get Started | The FertilityHQ

    Let's Get Started Approved by Hi there! We are going to ask you some questions about your cycle and medical history so we can tell you which test is best for you. 2 minutes We’ll email your Virtual Health Check results to you, but we won’t spam. Your responses are securely stored and you can read our privacy policy here. Let's Go! The FertilityHQ At-Home Tests cost from €99

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