Fertility: can I get pregnant after 40?

By the time you are 40, the chance of falling pregnant naturally is about 5% each month, compared to 20% in those under the age of 30. You can still get pregnant after 40, but you may need some support. This is because younger women typically have more and healthier eggs than older women. And whileContinue reading “Fertility: can I get pregnant after 40?”

Do you get menstrual cramps?

Anyone with menstrual cramps knows how dreadful getting your period can be. Dysmenorrhea (the medical term for menstrual cramps/ painful menstruation) can be intense at times and can radiate to the thighs or lower back. In some women, it may even cause nausea, dizziness and vomiting. If you experience severe pain, see a healthcare practitionerContinue reading “Do you get menstrual cramps?”