MANY of us will admit to feeling stressed out at work at some point in our careers. Hospital admissions for anxiety have risen by more than a quarter in a decade, amid the rise of a working culture that never “switches off,” new figures show. Lorna Jayne Riley was hospitalised twice with stress brought on by her 9-5 jobNHS data shows almost 15,000 cases where patients were admitted for mental health conditions in 2017/18, while the Office for National Statistics found work-related cases of stress and anxiety rose by 34 per cent over the same period. Lorna Jayne Riley, 37, from Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, told Fabulous Digital her 9-5 job left her feeling so anxious she was hospitalised TWICE. The stress she endured on a day-to-day basis brought on stomach pains, heart palpitations and abnormal bleeding, and fuelled an addiction to coffee. Here she shares her traumatic story... It was a dream of mine to work in the travel industry. I never imagined it would turn into a … [Read more...] about My ‘dream’ 9-5 office job left me so anxious I suffered heart palpitations, abnormal bleeding and was hospitalised with stress TWICE
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For thousands of women it seems a perfect safety net for motherhood - freezing their eggs for the future “just in case”. But is it really? The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has warned women to be cautious about egg freezing as it does not guarantee future live births and there are storage limits. A spokesman said the best time to freeze eggs is in a woman’s early 20s and “certainly under the age of 37”. And other specialists, writing in BJOG: An International Journal Of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, debated whether egg freezing should be offered to single women approaching their late 30s. Experts from Imperial College London and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital say the proportion of frozen eggs leading to a live birth in women under 36 is 8.2%. Among those aged 36 to 39 this dips to 3.3%. Adam Balen, a professor of reproductive medicine and spokesman for RCOG, said: “Success rates have improved significantly recently, so … [Read more...] about Why I chose to to freeze my eggs in my 30s
ONE OF the techniques used to help couples with fertility problems who are struggling to have a baby is in vitro fertilisation (IVF). But what does process involve and who qualifies for the treatment on the NHS? We've got the details you need... What is IVF? The process involves removing an egg from a woman’s ovaries and fertilising them using sperm in a laboratory. The fertilised egg, also known as an embryo, is transferred back into a woman’s womb to grow. The process can use eggs and sperm from the couple themselves, or these can be sourced from a donor. How does IVF work? There are six main stages of IVF: Firstly the menstrual cycle will be suppressed with medication You will be given further medication to encourage your ovaries to produce more eggs Ultrasound scans will be given to check the development of your eggs and medication can be used to help the maturing process The eggs will be collected by a needle being inserted into the ovaries via the vagina Eggs are … [Read more...] about What is IVF, how does it work, what’s the in vitro fertilisation success rate and how much does fertility treatment cost?
A MUM who blamed her indigestion and heartburn on pregnancy was shocked to find out she actually had bowel cancer. Tasha Burton was diagnosed with stage three cancer after suffering with months of stomach pain and severe fatigue. The 36-year-old put it all down to her pregnancy but when the symptoms continued for months after her son Alaric Corley, now 16 months, was born she knew something else was wrong. After her diagnosis of bowel cancer in April 2017 she underwent an operation to remove the tumour and was given the all clear. But last month Tasha was devastated to learn the cancer had returned and spread. She’s been told it’s unlikely she will live past the next five years, and is focusing on making memories with warehouse worker fiancé Dan Corley, 23, and their son. Tasha from St Albans, Hertfordshire, said: “It hurts more than anything that I’m not going to be in my son’s life. “I can’t imagine not being around for him. It breaks my … [Read more...] about Mum who blamed indigestion on pregnancy shocked to find out it’s actually bowel cancer
The association representing the bulk of the country’s GPs is holding an extraordinary general meeting tomorrow against a backdrop of no engagement with the Department of Health on how it plans to roll out a doctor-led abortion service. The meeting of the National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) in Portlaoise takes place as figures from Britain’s department of health show a decline in the number of women, resident in Ireland, travelling to the UK for abortions. Details released yesterday show 3,092 women with Irish addresses underwent abortions in England and Wales in 2017, down 5% on the previous year, with the majority travelling to Manchester. The figures contain clinic statistics for the first time and show the Marie Stopes clinic in Manchester is the number one choice of women resident in the Republic. The figures also show the majority of the women (65%) were less than nine weeks pregnant and 2,943 (95%) sought an abortion on Ground C alone of the UK … [Read more...] about GPs seek clarity on abortion service provision