In this podcast, Dr Louise Newson is speaking with Jon Hughes, a gynaecologist who specialises in fertility and endometriosis. Jon and Louise discuss the various reasons why women may have reduced fertility, including women who have an early menopause or Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI). Jon talks about his work and details the possible ways that fertility can be improved.
Jon has recently joined the team here at Newson Health and is now offering individualised advice to women with fertility problems or potential fertility issues as a result of their early perimenopause and menopause.
Jon is the lead clinician for Worcestershire Fertility, which is part of Oxford Fertility. Oxford Fertility is part of TFP, with 37 fertility clinics across the UK and Europe.
Jon Hughes' Three Take Home Tips for young women with potential fertility issues:
- When trying to start a family, try and live as healthy a lifestyle as possible. Try to maintain a healthy weight, stop smoking and moderate any alcohol.
- Talk to your mum, aunties, grandmothers, and find out if there is any history of POI or early menopause in your family. If so, it may be helpful to start thinking and talking to your GP about your fertility.
- Keep an eye on the symptoms! If your periods are becoming irregular and you are planning on having a family, it may be worth getting everything checked out.