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3 easy tools for managing anxiety

Are you feeling tense? Afraid? Are you worried about what lies ahead? Anxiety can leave you feeling stuck and make life a struggle. Healthy Minds Lead Practitioner, Linda Gillham shares three techniques to help you cope. Quick facts When you are anxious your sympathetic nervous system tells you that there...

Looking after your emotionalwellbeing during fertility treatment

It’s incredibly important to look after your emotional wellbeing when you’re going through fertility treatment. This can be a challenging and – at times – distressing period. Taking care of yourself and your partner is incredibly importance. Peppy’s Director of Fertility Services, Francesca Steyn, explains what you can do to...

Exploring different fertility treatments

There are many ways to have a baby. The most important thing you can do when making a decision about having fertility treatment is making sure you’re well informed. Francesca Steyn, Director of Peppy’s Fertility Services, gives you alternative options. Quick facts – IVF is a common fertility treatment, but...

LGBTQ+ and Fertility – How to offer inclusive support

At Peppy, we believe that everybody’s health journey matters. Every fertility journey matters regardless of your sexual orientation, gender identity, or how you choose to grow your family. However, choosing non-traditional methods of family building may lead to some issues traditional workplace support for parents may not cover. The panel...

Stress and fertility – what’s the connection?

Whether your journey to parenthood is smooth-sailing or you encounter challenges along the way, stress is often a big factor when it comes to planning a family and fertility treatment – no matter your circumstance. But there’s good news – following a balanced lifestyle may help boost your fertility, says...

My experience of miscarriage

This year, Baby Loss Awareness Week is being recognised between 9-15 October. Here, Peppy user, contributor and journalist, Sam Rider, shares his personal story of miscarriage and highlights how the way we talk about miscarriage and baby loss needs to change. 1 in 4 The sad reality is that miscarriage...

Could IVF affect your career?

Worried about the impact that fertility treatment might have on your work? It’s time we started talking about it. Trying for a baby can be a hugely challenging time. Especially when you’re having to do it alongside managing career and job expectations. But add to that the unique stresses –...

Understanding the language of LGBTQIA+ at work

What does ‘LGBTQIA…+’ stand for? LGBTQIA+ is an acronym for the myriad of different people within our community including lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual and others including non-binary, gender queer, gender fluid and two spirit. There are so many different people within our community, so LGBTQ+ is just...

Genetic Testing – An Expert Explains (Cont.)

Dr Alan Thornhill continues his in depth explanation of genetic testing in fertility. What is NIPT?  NIPT is believed to be more accurate than your first pregnancy ultrasound and can help indicate a risk of passing on specific genetic conditions As you prepare to welcome a child into the world,...

Genetic Testing – An Expert Explains

Genetic testing – an expert explains Over the past three decades, around 390,000 babies have been born from IVF or donor insemination (DI) cycles in the UK. Since then, innovations have been developed in order to optimise this process. These tests and services are sometimes called ‘add-ons’. They are offered...

Fertility – the Extra Challenges Faced by the LGBTQ+ Community

Forward thinking companies looking to attract and keep their talent are offering fertility support as part of their benefits package. Magic Circle law firm Clifford Chance recently became the first UK law firm to include fertility investigations and treatment in employees’ private medical insurance. This was following the popularity of...