Fertility

IVF "Add On" Treatments - Are They Worth It?

Emma Cannon | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Cannon

These add-ons include pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS); endometrial scratch (which was the only add-on clinically proven to show some benefit); and additional bloods and immunology testing, to name but a few. New, experimental treatments with a significant or growing body of anecdotal evidence behind them are how many of these treatments could best be described

Why 'Procreation' And 'Pleasure' Should Go Hand In Hand When It Comes To Falling Pregnant

Emily Street | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Parents
Emily Street

Through no fault of their own, for many couples who have been trying to conceive for a long period of time - often for many months and even years - the actual physical act of sexual intercourse can become quite perfunctory or regimented.

I Watched 'Inside Britain's Fertility Business' With A Knot In My Ovaries

Deborah Linton | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Parents
Deborah Linton

As evidenced by the tears of the women in last night's programme, infertility is brutal, physically and emotionally, and affects 1 in 7 couples. If my doctor had asked me for twice the price on the promise of heightened chances, I'd have handed it over without a moment's thought. That is why the ethics at play in last night's TV made for such unsettling viewing.

This IVF Calculator Can Help Predict Your Chances Of Having A Baby Following Treatment

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Parents

An IVF calculator has been created to help predict a couple’s chance of having a baby following the fertility treatment. The online calculator, crea...

When 'Exhausted New Mum' Is A Halloween Costume, How Are We Getting Postnatal Support So Wrong?

Emily Street | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Parents
Emily Street

A photo that spread like wildfire online shows a young girl, dressed in a baggy sweat shirt and jogging bottoms, dark circles under her eyes, baby sick on her shoulder and looking thoroughly glum.

Quarter Of A Million Babies Have Been Born In The UK As A Result Of IVF

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Parents

A quarter of a million UK babies have been born in the UK as a result of IVF, new figures show. The 250,000th IVF baby was born in February 2015, acc...

Desperate To Fall Pregnant? I Know It's Hard, But Try Not To Stress It

Emily Street | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Parents
Emily Street

But as a practitioner of complementary therapies, like hypnotherapy for fertility, it's my overwhelming belief that keeping your stress in check is vital for women either looking to fall pregnant naturally or for those who are going through IVF.

How To Keep Your Fertility Costs Down - Do You Really Need All The Add-Ons?

Mr Yacoub Khalaf | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Parents
Mr Yacoub Khalaf

For the 1 in 6 couples facing fertility problems in the UK, finance plays a very important role in choosing fertility treatments. There has been much debate recently surrounding fertility add-ons, essentially new technologies and procedures which may be offered by clinics to help boost the chances of successful IVF.

National Fertility Awareness Week - How Can You Long For Someone Who Doesn't Exist?

Diane Chandler | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Parents
Diane Chandler

My hope is that Moondance will raise awareness, that it will nurture understanding among family and friends of couples who have endured IVF. Perhaps, for some people, it may even enable that all-important feeling of being understood and having their experience put into words.

Men, Did You Know That These 8 Things Might Be Damaging Your Sperm?

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Whether or not you’re imminently considering parenthood, discussions surrounding fertility so often focus on women. But what about men? According to...

Britain's Weirdest Pregnancy Cravings Revealed

Emily Street | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Parents
Emily Street

I've heard it all, from ladies who tell me how desperate they are to drink blood to those who also end up with cravings for certain smells, like creosote on fence panels or for the aroma of their pet's feet.

5 Reasons To Love Being An Older Mum

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Parents

We’re constantly told we need to have children while our fertility is still at its peak, but there are lots of reasons to embrace being a mum later ...

Places Are Memories

Deb Bunn | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Parents
Deb Bunn

The next journey down south, on the 14th February 2015, wasn't significant because of St Valentine, but because the day before, we had seen the tiny 6 week old heartbeat of our baby girl.

The Truth About Fertility Treatment In Older Women

Dr. Tarek El-Toukhy | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Tarek El-Toukhy

As a whole, we are living longer and we are healthier than any generation before us. However, unfortunately this is leading women into a false sense of security by thinking their eggs are healthy, therefore leaving motherhood later. The truth is at 35 a woman's fertility begins to decline with her fertility having almost halved by the time she reaches 40

Louise Redknapp Discusses Whether She'll Have More Kids

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Parents

Louise Redknapp has discussed whether or not she’ll be adding to her brood any time soon. The ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ contestant, 41, was encour...

Woman's Joy After Court Grants Her 'Last Chance' To Have Dead Husband's Child

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Parents

A woman has spoken of her joy after she won a court case to use frozen embryos, created using her dead husband’s sperm, to have a child. Samantha Je...

Problems Getting Pregnant Second Time Around?

Dr Geetha Venkat | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Parents
Dr Geetha Venkat

It is not uncommon for couples to want to extend their family. However, it is not unusual to experience infertility when trying for a second or third child. The situation can be stressful and upsetting and also difficult to process, especially if the first pregnancy went without a hitch.

IVF: Cutting Costs And Bridging The Social Divide

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK
Dr Geeta Nargund

In the last 20 years much has changed in the field of fertility treatment -advances in technology we could not have dreamed of even twenty years ago. The challenge now is to harness those advances in ways that puts women's health at the heart of every decision, to ensure that current IVF treatment is made less expensive and safer for women and finally to push forward on current exciting research to slash the costs of fertility treatment to make IVF more accessible to couples across the social divide.

Sinitta: 'I'm In The Process Of Fostering A Baby'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Parents

Sinitta has revealed she is “in the process” of fostering a baby, after previously suffering miscarriages and failed rounds of IVF. The 52-year-ol...

Pregnant Alex Jones To Reveal All About Her Fertility In BBC Documentary

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Parents

Alex Jones is preparing to reveal all about her journey to pregnancy in a new documentary ‘Alex Jones – Fertility and Me’. The ‘One Show’ pr...

24-Year-Old Who Desperately Wants Baby Before Hitting Early Menopause Issues Plea For Help

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A 24-year-old who desperately wants children is crowdfunding for a third cycle of IVF, after doctors told her she is heading towards an early menopaus...

Endometriosis: Why You Have More Options Available To Help Your Symptoms Than Just Surgery

Dr. Ahmed Ismail | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Ahmed Ismail

Did you know.... 10% of women worldwide suffer from Endometriosis? That's a shocking 176 million. Yet, despite this, very little is known about the c...

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 ...