Fertility

'Emmerdale' Actress Lucy Pargeter Has Given Birth To Twins

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Parents

Lucy Pargeter has given birth to twins with her husband Rudi Coleano. A spokeswoman for the ITV show said in a statement: “Lucy Pargeter and Rudi Co...

I Am Sorry We Can't Have Children. A Letter To My Husband

Sharron Phillips | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sharron Phillips

I am so sorry that I am the reason you might not get to experience fatherhood. I wish I could change what we have been through. I wish that I could change what I have and we could have had a normal progression from two to three. I can't.

A Heartfelt Insight Into The World Of Infertility

Shafali Talisa Arya | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Shafali Talisa Arya

I frequently come across many books that aim to shed some light on the infertility experience and whilst each one of them put their own unique spin on the experience, I was yet to be fully captivated by some of the titles I had read, until Moondance.

The Truth About Your Weight And Fertility

Dr Geetha Venkat | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Parents
Dr Geetha Venkat

We all know that maintaining an ideal weight is important for our overall health and wellbeing, but what we have come to learn from recent studies, is that weight can cause complications during pregnancy and also has a significant effect on fertility. In fact, research shows that overweight and obese women have poorer outcomes following fertility treatment.

Does My Infertility Make You Uncomfortable?

Sharron Phillips | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sharron Phillips

I can honestly say, even though I did feel jealous, I was always happy for them. At first I would say, "Oh don't be silly, don't feel bad telling me! I am fine!" Finding myself comforting them through the experience of having to tell their defective friend they were getting their bundle of joy after only a couple of months of trying.

McFly's Harry Judd Reveals Wife Izzy Is Pregnant With Their Second Child

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Parents

McFly’s Harry Judd and his wife Izzy have revealed they’re expecting their second child in pair of adorable Instagram posts. The couple, who went ...

The Invasion Of The Baby Bumps

Sharron Phillips | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sharron Phillips

I was having problems following a miscarriage and watching those pregnant bellies was an ice pick to my heart. I kept my head down, making little eye contact. I sat silent tears falling onto my lap.

What Is Clomid And How Does It Work? The Common Fertility Medication Explained

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Parents

Women who suffer fertility problems will be offered different treatments depending on what’s causing the problem. However one of the most common fer...

This Smartphone App Can Test The Quality Of Your Sperm At Home

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Tech

A smartphone app has been developed that is able to anaylse sperm samples at home, meaning men would no longer be required to visit specialist clinics...

Mother's Day Without A Child

Sharron Phillips | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sharron Phillips

Deleting the day from my calendar and staying in bed is appealing, but it isn't real life. I am finally at a point now that I can face these days with at least some kind of composure. Processing the grief of losing my babies and accepting that we would not have children has been a slow and heart-breaking process.

The Childless Mother

Sharron Phillips | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sharron Phillips

For 12 years, my husband and I have been trying for children. It's such a simple aspiration, something so natural. To have a family. When the simple becomes a nightmare, it can take over your life and result in feeling like a total failure. To do the simplest thing, to know that my body is letting me down so badly is hard to process.

Lucy Pargeter Shares Tips For Couples Going Through IVF From Her Own Experience

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Parents

Lucy Pargeter has shared her top tips for parents-to-be going through IVF after experiencing the fertility treatment herself. The ‘Emmerdale’ actr...

Weird And Wonderful Fertility Rituals From Around The World

Shafali Talisa Arya | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Shafali Talisa Arya

People believe this festival is associated with fertility, luck and mental success. It is also believed that this ritual would shield against the contraction of sexually transmitted infections. This centuries' old tradition is generally held in early spring and is symbolic of new life.

The Benefits Of Egg Freezing

Dr Geetha Venkat | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Geetha Venkat

It's important to know that freezing your eggs does not guarantee a baby, but it offers a good insurance plan. Future success rates depend on factors such as lifestyle and age. It's crucial to remember that before the eggs are ready for use, they must complete several steps prior to pregnancy including surviving thawing, fertilisation, and implantation.

Meet The 20-Something Women Who Are Fighting To Be Sterilised

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

When 26-year-old tech reporter Holly Brockwell went public with her quest to be sterilised, she sparked a nationwide controversy and added a fresh dim...

'Emmerdale' Star Lucy Pargeter Hid First IVF Attempt From Bosses As She Feared For Her Career

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Parents

‘Emmerdale’ actress Lucy Pargeter revealed she hid her first IVF attempt from her bosses at ITV. The 39-year-old, who is currently pregnant with t...

Nutritional Fertility Boost In A Day

Zita West | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Parents
Zita West

So, what can be done to boost your natural fertility from breakfast to dinner? Here are some meals I would highly recommend putting into your fertility boosting day to day nutrition plan.

Getting Over A Failed IVF Cycle

Russell Davis | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Russell Davis

Accepting it is Tough An unsuccessful IVF cycle can be devastating. So often striving towards a goal of getting pregnant with such focus and dedicatio...

Giovanna Fletcher Opens Up About Having A Miscarriage And Other 'Taboo' Parenting Topics

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Parents

Giovanna Fletcher candidly opened up about having a miscarriage and why women shouldn’t be ashamed of their post-baby bodies. The 32-year-old, who i...

Mum Creates Adorable Onesies For 'Miracle Babies' Born Through IVF

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has created adorable bodysuits for “miracle” babies who were born through IVF. Emma Wehrman, 30, from North Carolina, US, was inspired to cr...

Mum-To-Be Announces Pregnancy With Poignant Picture After Waiting 953 Days

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Parents

A couple who waited for 953 days to fall pregnant shared the news they were expecting twins with a poignant photo. Lauren Walker, from Texas, US, summ...

Project You V Project Baby

Russell Davis | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Parents
Russell Davis

Through working with my clients and my own personal experience it has become clear to me that the thoughts, feelings and beliefs we experience on our fertility journey are not caused by or specific to our fertility journey.

Jools Oliver Reveals She Suffered A Miscarriage When Three Months Pregnant

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Parents

Jools Oliver has spoken for the first time about about previously suffering a miscarriage. The 42-year-old, who didn’t say how old she was when she ...

How Your Job Could Be Impacting Your Fertility

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Heavy lifting and night shifts have been linked to poor fertility among women, in a new study. Research found that a physically demanding job or work...

Male Contraceptive Injection Could Be Just Around The Corner

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Human trials are set to take place for a “reversible” male contraceptive injection. The contraceptive, called Vasalgel, works by inserting gel int...