Couple Issue Fertility Treatment Warning After Spending £21k On Unnecessary IVF

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Parents

A mum and dad are warning other parents-to-be to ensure they have full medical checks before paying for private fertility treatment. Sarah Anderson an...

Can An Aspirin Before Sex Make You More Likely To Have A Baby Boy?

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Parents

Women who want to have a baby boy, have been cautioned that advice suggesting taking an aspirin before conception can influence the sex of a baby, is ...

Getting Pregnant Quiz: Can You Tell The Difference Between Fact and Fiction?

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Parents

Some couples spend years trying to get pregnant, eating all the right things, having regular sex and keeping track of an ovulation calendar like your ...

Scientific Breakthrough: Same-Sex Couples Could Have Babies With Genes From Both Parents

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Parents

Same-sex couples may one day be able to have babies who are genetically related to both partners, thanks to a scientific breakthrough. The newly de...

Can We Talk About Infertility?

Dr Elizabeth Sparkes | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Elizabeth Sparkes

There is a lot of coverage in the media about female fertility and this is just a gentle reminder to the media that men have some involvement too. It's a complex series of events taking place during conception and the men have a fair amount of responsibility too. Male age and health also impacts fertility.

Meet The Same-Sex Couple Who Tried For 8 Years For Their Baby

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Parents

For same-sex couples, the decision to start a family comes with a series of hurdles. It marks the beginning of difficult process of navigating fertili...

Kate Silverton On The Challenges Of Parenting Two Children

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Parents

Kate Silverton has spoken out about the challenges she faced parenting two young children after her son was born last July. The BBC newsreader admi...

Weird Things Couples Do To Get Pregnant

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Parents

Trying to get pregnant isn't always the sexiest time with your partner, is it? This hilarious video shows a couple acting out some of the weird and...

Things No One Tells You About Being Pregnant

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Parents

We all have our ideas of what pregnancy would be like, whether that involves a lot more junk food, or weird and wonderful cravings. But how many pe...

Male Infertility and the Psychological Impact

Jacqueline Hurst | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Hurst

A diagnoses of infertility can have very serious psychological effects on both the male and the female. Both partners may become overwhelmed by feelings of depression, anxiety, guilt, and grief.

Can You Think Yourself Pregnant?

Zita West | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zita West

We all know that there's more to getting pregnant than just thinking positively. On the other hand, it's not all about having sex at the 'right' time. Scientists are continuing to learn more and more about the powerful connection between mind and body and how this can affect a person's fertility.

Sperm Donor Ruling Proves That Sense Will Prevail

Catherine Thomas | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK
Catherine Thomas

They say there is never a right time to have a child, so why wait? I disagree, for most people there is a right time financially and psychologically.

Babies Conceived Via IVF Are Twice As Likely To Have Serious Birth Problems

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Babies conceived through IVF should be paid special attention, after a study found that serious birth problems are twice as likely to affect them than...

5 Things to Think About if You Want to Have a Baby

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Geeta Nargund

One of the questions I often get asked is: "What should I do to prepare my body for pregnancy?" Trying to start a family can be a challenge, and many women want to know all the facts to give themselves the best chance of conception and give their baby the best start in life

The Biological Clock Really Is Ticking!

Veronica Montgomery | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Veronica Montgomery

It seems a lot of women are unaware that they are born with all of their eggs and as time goes on this supply eventually runs out, there is a marked decrease in ovulation by the time a woman reaches 35 as the body clings to the reserves of its egg supply. Women are delaying starting a family until much later in life, our parents generation had children in their 20's, which today we consider to be very young to start a family.

December Is 'Main Month To Conceive'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The most popular time of the year for conceiving children has changed from the spring in Victorian times to December, according to research. A stud...

It's Time to Start Recognising Birth Rape

Zion Lights | Posted 19.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zion Lights

The term 'birth rape' is used by women whose bodies are treated like machines when they are most vulnerable to other people's wills. Labouring women whose minds and wishes are not respected or consulted. The power is taken from mum's hands to gloved hands the second you enter the ward, and you cannot take it back.

Do You Know About Uterine Fibroids?

Dr Sarah Jarvis | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sarah Jarvis

Fibroids is the commonest (non cancerous) tumour in women of child bearing age; the single biggest reason for hysterectomy; and the reason 75,000 women a year are admitted to English NHS hospitals alone.

Do You Really Need an App to Tell You When to Have Sex?

Veronica Montgomery | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Veronica Montgomery

In this day and age where the smart phone is consulted over every aspect of our lives, it's not such a surprise to learn that people are even being told by their iphone to head to the bedroom!

Could This Gene Help You Get Pregnant?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists studying mice have identified a gene which could boost human fertility. Experts say the discovery, announced in a journal today, could h...

Could A Magic Wand Be The Key To Getting Pregnant?

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 20.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

A ‘fertility wand’ that could double the chances of women getting pregnant, has been developed by scientists. The new treatment, which works by...

Is This Britain’s Most Fertile Woman?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

A young mum has fallen pregnant for the seventh time in five years, despite trying almost every method of contraception available. Gemma Potter, 2...

Trying To Conceive? Pop A Multivitamin Pill, Say Experts

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 02.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Women trying to conceive should take multivitamins pills as it could double their chances of becoming pregnant, say experts. The study by the Unive...

Women Who Donate Eggs For IVF Will Have Payments Tripled

Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority have announced today that women who donate their eggs to infertile couples, will be rewarded an extra...

How Fatty Ovaries Can Prevent Pregnancy | Posted 18.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Fatty ovaries in overweight women can upset embryonic development and lead to failed pregnancies, research suggests....