Fertility

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...

It's Not What We Do It's Why We Do It

Russell Davis | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Parents
Russell Davis

What I find interesting, but actually not surprised about, is that we conceived naturally a few months after making these decisions and changes to my life. We weren't even trying because we thought there wasn't any point.

Chrissy Teigen Responds To Troll Who Criticised Her For Not Trying To Conceive 'Naturally'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Parents

Chrissy Teigen shut down a troll who criticised her for not “trying” to conceive her second child naturally. The 31-year-old, who has a 10-month-o...

Five Top Yoga Poses To Improve Your Fertility

Fiona Kacz-Boulton | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Parents
Fiona Kacz-Boulton

Many health and fitness experts also believe that specific poses can help promote baby-making by increasing the blood flow to your pelvis, stimulating hormone-producing glands and releasing muscle tension

Scientists Have Created 'Mental' Viagra That Turns On Sexual Desire In Our Brains

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Tech

People suffering from psychological problems between the sheets could soon be treated with a pill of ‘mental viagra’ that boosts sexual arousal in...

Why Shouldn't Janet Jackson Have A Baby At 50?

Jay McCarthy | Posted 08.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jay McCarthy

When news broke that Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana had welcomed a healthy baby boy, I was delighted for them. Yet, despite the world's good wishes towards Janet, who reportedly "had a stress-free, healthy delivery", it was sad that most people seemed more concerned about her age.

George Michael Anonymously Helped This Woman Become A Mother

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Parents

George Michael anonymously donated money to a woman so she could pay for fertility treatment, after he saw her on ‘This Morning’, it has been reve...

Top 10 Most Popular Sex Positions If You're Trying To Make A Baby

SWNS | Poorna Bell | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Parents

A new report has revealed that the most popular time for couples trying for a baby is 10.36pm on January 2, and the most popular position is Missionar...

New Cycle Tracking Tech Unveils Insights To Empower Women's Health

Lea von Bidder | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Tech
Lea von Bidder

tech for good Technology is lifting the veil on the mysteries of "the period" and I'm excited to be at the forefront of a movement to empower women with simple, convenient tools for harnessing the power of cycle tracking to enhance health and well-being.

Woman Gives Birth To Baby After Having Ovary Frozen In Childhood In 'World First'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Parents

A woman has given birth using frozen ovarian tissue that was removed when she was a child. Moaza Al Matrooshi, 24, is thought to be the first perso...

How To Navigate The Festive Season Whilst Undergoing Fertility Treatment

Dr Geetha Venkat | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Geetha Venkat

For couples undergoing fertility treatment this December, some thoughtful planning can help to reduce the sadness and stress and increase your chances of not just surviving, but enjoying a Merry Christmas.

I Survived Childhood Cancer - And Spent Two Decades Thinking I'd Never Be A Mum

Katharine Dobb | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Parents
Katharine Dobb

I'm 39 now, and I've had a lot of late effects as a result of cancer treatment, for example, it weakened my heart. But for me, by far the most devastating effect of treatment was the impact that it had on my fertility. I was just 13 when a doctor casually informed me I'd never have children. The big part of my future that I assumed I would have had was taken away.

My Dad Took Me To Bank My Sperm

Byron Geldard | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Byron Geldard

A couple of years ago I was diagnosed with testicular cancer and I survived, but my left bollock didn't. Because some cancer treatments can affect your fertility, before it all started I had the option to bank some sperm, which was a pretty odd experience.

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.