Fertility is your capacity to conceive and bring a child into the world. For women, this hinges on the monthly release of a viable egg, while for men, it’s all about the quality of their sperm. Various elements, from age and lifestyle to medical issues, can impact your fertility.
Age is a significant factor, with fertility rates generally declining as you get older, more so for women than men. Your lifestyle choices, including what you eat, how active you are, and your stress levels, are also pivotal. Both you and your partner have roles to play in this journey, so joint efforts in leading a healthy lifestyle can make a real difference. Understanding these basics can empower you to make smart choices that enhance your fertility.
Health leaders are encouraging pregnant women in Hull to take their first steps to stopping smoking following the release of figures stating almost 21% of pregnant women in the city smoke*.
Smoking during pregnancy not only increases mothers’ risk of cancer and related health issues, but can also have a huge effect on the health of the unborn child, including the child potentially suffering with asthma for life, increased risk of miscarriage and stillbirth or complications at and after birth.
Humber NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to announce a free, two-day perinatal mental health conference as part of an ongoing collaboration between the University of Hull and the Trusts perinatal mental health liaison team.
The conference, which is open to health and social care professionals and those with an interest in women’s mental health, will feature a number of highly respected national and regional speakers in the field of women’s mental health, including Julie Jomeen, Professor of Midwifery and Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Hull.
A fitness project designed to increase levels of physical activity among pregnant women and new mums in Hull is hosting an event to celebrate its success and promote new and exciting sessions for 2017.
The Us Mums event takes place at Ennerdale Leisure Centre on Thursday 26 January from 11.30am – 2.30pm. New and expectant mums will have the chance to try a range of free taster sessions including Buggy Bootcamp, Yoga, pool party and Box Fit.