Fertility

Don't Mention the 'M' Word

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Geeta Nargund

Being a parent is no measure of intellectual acumen, emotional intelligence or strategic ability. Just as fatherhood isn't an acknowledged badge of ability in either the political or business world, to value women on the basis of whether they are or aren't a mother is to seriously undervalue them...

This Man Has Fathered 22 Children With 18 Different Women

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Parents

A man who has fathered 22 children with 18 different women said he is simply performing a “selfless act” for women “desperate” to conceive. Ar...

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 ...

Holly Willoughby Would Have Opted For Sperm Donation If She Hadn't Met Her Husband

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Parents

Holly Willoughby revealed she would have used a sperm donor to have children if she hadn't met the right person. The 35-year-old, who has three childr...

Most Fertility Tracking Apps Get it Wrong

Dee Armstrong | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Parents
Dee Armstrong

Photo: Sam Edwards - Getty Images/OJO Images RF A new study published in the scientific journal Obstetrics and Gynaecology says that most period and ...

The Heartbreak Of Infertility From A Man's Perspective

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Parents

A dad-to-be has shared a heartwrenching account of his three-year struggle to become a parent. Dan Majesky took to Facebook on Friday 20 May to share ...

Women Aren't Baby-Making Machines, Female Sterilisation Is Our Right

Rachel Moss | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

After four long years of campaigning, Holly Brockwell finally won her battle to be sterilised. On Friday the 30-year-old underwent an NHS operation that will mean she can no longer become pregnant. As a woman who has known for years that she doesn't want to have children, Holly couldn't be happier.

Mum-To-Be's 'Bittersweet' IVF Pregnancy Announcement

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Parents

A mum-to-be has captured the struggle she went through to conceive her first child in one powerful image. The woman, known only as Macy, photographed ...

Abortion - A Choice Made From Love

Deborah Hitchins | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Parents
Deborah Hitchins

It's a decision that smashes your heart instantaneously into a million pieces. A decision that changes you forever. A decision that you cannot run from and will carry on your shoulders every second of each day, your first thought in the morning and last thought at night.

How Combining Fostering and Adopting Provided My Son With the Loving Care He Needed as a Baby

Phil Smith1 | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Parents
Phil Smith1

We had to approach this process appreciating that if it was possible, it would be the first choice for any baby. We would know we had been a vital safety net for the child, that we had minimised upheaval in the child's life and provided stability and love.

Sick Of The Pill? Seaweed Beads Could Be For You

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

With mood swings and headaches among the side effects, finding a contraceptive pill that suits your body can be a minefield. But preventing pregnancy...

The New PRP Vaccination: A Solution to Male Infertility?

Dr. Ahmed Ismail | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Ahmed Ismail

As someone who has witnessed many changes in the field of fertility over the past 40 years, I was fascinated to see that researchers are increasingly focusing their attention on male fertility factors.

'Worrying' Gaps In Education Risk Young People Never Becoming Parents

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Sex education in schools should be improved to better prepare young people to become parents, leading fertility experts say. The Royal College of Obst...

This App Could Be Almost As Effective As The Contraceptive Pill At Preventing Pregnancies

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Most people use fertility apps to figure out when the best time is to conceive a baby, but it turns out there may be a completely different use for it...

Grandmother Who Gave Birth Aged 55 Hits Back At Critics

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Parents

A grandmother who gave birth to triplets aged 55 has hit back at critics who have called her "selfish". Sharon Cutts and her 40-year-old boyfriend Stu...

Mum Says Doctor's Weight Loss Advice Solved Her Struggle To Conceive

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Parents

A mother lost nearly four stone in order to fall pregnant after her doctor said her weight was the reason she couldn't conceive. Sarah Mackenzie, 27,...

Number Of Women Freezing Eggs To Delay Motherhood Soars

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

There has been a "substantial increase" in the amount of women opting to freeze their eggs so they can become mothers later in life, new figures show....

Woman's Pregnancy Hope After Receiving Frozen Ovary Taken From Body Before Puberty

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who had her ovary removed and frozen as a child has had the organ implanted back into her body so she can become a mother. If the transplant p...

Men With 'Super Sperm' Offered Free IVF Course For Friends Or Family

SWNS | Amy Packham | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK Parents

A fertility clinic is offering men with good quality sperm the chance to nominate a friend or family member for free IVF treatment. Privately-run Bou...

Saira Khan: 'I Send A Wish To My Daughter's Birth Mother Once A Year'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK Parents

Loose Women star Saira Khan's road to becoming a mum-of-two was far from easy. Not long after she married her husband, Steve Hyde, Khan realised s...

Mums Who Give Birth After 40 'Increase Risk Of Heart Attack And Strokes'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Parents

Women who have children when they're aged 40 or older are more likely to have a heart attack or a stroke in later life than women who have children at...

Doctors Debate Whether Children Born Through IVF Could Face Health Problems In Later Life

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK Parents

Undergoing IVF is an "evolutionary experiment" that could be as big a health disaster for children as junk food, a scientist claims. Dr Pascal Gagn...

Tyra Banks Announces Birth Of 'Miracle Baby Boy'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Parents

Tyra Banks has welcomed her first child into the world via surrogate. The former supermodel, 42, announced the news on Instagram by sharing a photo...

The Body Coach Claims His Weight Loss Plan Helped Two Women Fall Pregnant

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Parents

Fitness Instagram star Joe Wicks (a.k.a The Body Coach) has claimed his latest weight loss plan helped two women, who were struggling to conceive, fal...

Christie Brinkley's Touching Story About How She 'Helped' Iman And David Bowie Conceive

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Parents

Christie Brinkley has shared a touching story about how she "helped" Iman and David Bowie conceive their daughter. The American model and mum-of-th...