Couple's Video Of Baby Joy Captures The Emotional Rollercoaster Of IVF

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Parents

A couple has documented their IVF baby joy in a poignant video that captures the emotional reality of struggling to conceive . Jade Hartley and he...

Virgin Births: 25 Heterosexual Women In Britain Have Given Birth Without Ever Having Sex

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Parents

A virgin birth was once considered to be a miracle but now, thanks to advances in fertility treatments, a number of women in Britain have given birth ...

Our Lives, Our Choice

Fiona McPhillips | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona McPhillips

I had my baby and my friend didn't. There is a wanted child growing up in a ready and supportive home. A net benefit to Ireland. A lifesaver for me and for my friend. But only because we had the means to fund it ourselves.

There Were More Older Mums Than Younger Mums In 2014 For The First Time Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Parents

Last year more babies were born to mums aged over 35 than to those aged under 25 - for the first time since records began. New figures released by...

The Success of the Latest Egg Freezing Technology Dispels Scaremongering Headlines

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Geeta Nargund

Saturday's Times ran a front page headline entitled 'Egg-freezing: we mustn't give women false hope'. The piece questioned the efficacy of egg-freezin...

Chrissy Teigen: You Should Never Ask A Woman When She Plans To Have Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Parents

Chrissy Teigen is sick and tired of people asking her when she is going to have children and wants everyone to stop putting pressure on women to becom...

Does Being On The Pill Affect Fertility? Jessica Biel Thought So

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Parents

Jessica Biel has confessed she didn't know how easy it would be to conceive her first child, having been on the pill for so long. The 33-year-old g...

Woman Loses Case Against Sperm Bank For Mistakenly Using A Black Man's Sperm

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Parents

A woman who claimed she was not "culturally prepared" to raised a mixed-race child after falling pregnant from a black sperm donor has had her claims ...

Katie Piper's Adoption Plans Following Struggle To Conceive

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Parents

Katie Piper has revealed she wants to adopt a child with burns after admitting she is struggling to conceive following recent complications from her a...

Single Women Aren't Scrambling to Use IVF - And the Media Focus on Them Is Irresponsible

Dr Sophie Zadeh | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sophie Zadeh

Statistics can be misleading. And while there may have been an increase in single women having consultations at licensed fertility clinics in the UK, this fact in fact tells us very little. It tells us little about how many women actually decide, or are approved, to pursue treatment.

Mum Discovers IVF And Pregnancy May Be Linked To Breast Cancer Diagnosis

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Parents

A mother who spent £12,000 on IVF over 12 years has discovered the treatment could have been the cause of her breast cancer diagnosis. Lindsay Hal...

Sex Education Book Teaches Kids That Not All Babies Are Naturally Conceived

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Parents

Sex education books usually involve the stereotypical 'mummy and daddy make a baby' type scenario. But a new book is educating children on the diff...

The Race to Reproduce

Dr Nitu Bajekal | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitu Bajekal

Does the young woman of today who wishes to have children not know her own 'ticking biological clock' or is it the case of the medical profession and media being patronising to women, denigrating their choices?

How To Use Mindfulness When Trying For A Baby

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Parents

Many are aware of the positive benefits mindfulness can have on our everyday lives, but have you ever thought of applying this concept when you are tr...

Lesbian Couple On The Highs And Lows Of Becoming New Parents

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Parents

Kate, 28, and Sharon, 33, met in 2006, civil partnered in 2012 and converted their partnership to marriage in 2015. In July 2014, they found out t...

Emma Bunton Opens Up About Her Fertility Fears

The Huffington Post UK | Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents

Emma Bunton has revealed that at the age of 25 she was told there was a 50/50 chance she wouldn't be able to have children. "It broke my heart, it...

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Get Pregnant if You Have Diabetes

Suzi Godson | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents
Suzi Godson

Given the importance of good blood sugar control during pregnancy, it is bewildering that the 2015 NICE guidelines do not advise that diabetic women should be routinely offered a continuous glucose monitor for the duration of their pregnancy.

Mass Sperm Freezing is Not an Answer: Fertility Education Is the Solution

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Parents
Dr Geeta Nargund

I was deeply concerned to read the proposal by Dr Kevin Smith last week, that young men should consider freezing their sperm, around the age of 18 with the promise of artificial fertility even in old age.

Man Advertises As A Sperm Donor On Facebook And Fathers Ten Babies

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Parents

A man who used Facebook to advertise his services as a sperm donor, is set to become the biological father of ten babies with nine different women. ...

Reduced to Percentages and Statistics IVF Carves Away Your Womanhood - It's Tough to Swallow

Sanchita Islam | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Parents
Sanchita Islam

Natural conception and IVF are two different animals. If I was younger (I am 42) by about a decade, maybe I would have reason for optimism, but I am not and age is a mitigating factor.

Freeze Your Eggs if You Intend to Start a Family After 35 - Do People Really Plan Ahead?

Justine Lee | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Parents
Justine Lee

I have friends who have had babies easily and happily well into their 40s, but I also know others who are not so fortunate. And I've got friends who were unable to conceive naturally in their 20s and 30s. So what does that tell me? Quite simply, starting a family isn't plain sailing whatever your age.

Could Birmingham Become the UK's Sperm Capital?

Kate Brian | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Parents
Kate Brian

For some couples who long for a baby, and for many single women and lesbian couples, donor sperm is the only way they will be able to conceive - but when they visit their local fertility clinic, they may find that they are advised to consider using sperm imported from donors in the United States or Denmark.

Could This Help You Get Pregnant?

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Parents

Taking a family holiday in the sun and topping up your tan could increase your odds of becoming a mother by a third, according to a new study. Incr...

Three Women Reveal Why They Want To Freeze Their Eggs

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Sarah had her eggs frozen shortly after turning 41. She'd been "flirting with the idea" for about ten years, but her biological clock was ticking, as ...

Should Women Freeze Their Eggs By The Age Of 35?

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Parents

Women have been warned they should consider starting a family earlier or freeze their eggs by the age of 35, following a study on fertility levels an...