With over 10 years of experience as a practising GP partner, Elise is Babylon’s Clinical Safeguarding lead and more recently Babylon’s Clinical Lead for the Women’s Health Product team. She is excited about improving women’s and children’s health through the use of technology, with a particular interest in antenatal and postnatal care, in developed and developing countries.
I always remind patients that many hormonal contraception side effects, such as weight gain and mood changes can be caused by other things. Think about whether you're sure it's the contraception that’s causing you issues. Hormonal methods of contraception are still a solid choice for some.17 April 2021
There is currently research going on about if the vaccine impact on periods making them heavier, slightly irregular and possibly more painful if you already have underlying endometriosis or adenomyosis. ‘This is not proven and currently anecdotal evidence at the moment. The mechanism is unclear but we have always known that stress, poor sleep, exercise, and some medications, can impact the menstrual cycle. We know that oestrogen is beneficial in Covid and immunity and this could have an affect on the menstrual cycle.17 April 2021