Fertility

Infertility In Men And Women: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

For National Infertility Awareness Week (28 October - 3 November 2013), we've pulled together a series of videos to discuss causes, symptoms and possi...

LOOK: Project Encourages Women To Take Pictures Of Their Own Cervix

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to division of the sexes, nowhere is the difference more apparent than the relationship that men and women have with their own genitalia...

Let's Talk About Infertility

Fiona McPhillips | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona McPhillips

I know what some of you are thinking: the world is overpopulated already, so many unwanted children out there, why don't you "just adopt"?... What about those who've already experienced the miracle of pregnancy and birth - why don't they adopt instead of having, say, a second or third pregnancy?

Telling Women To Have Babies Before 35 Will Only Create 'Panic'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A top expert on reproductive ageing has said that women need to face up to the facts of biology and have babies before the age of 35. For a lot of...

What Not to Say When They Are Not Expecting

Candace Wohl | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Candace Wohl

What do you say to someone who is suffering through infertility? We'll we can certainly share with you what not to say. Over the years we have pretty much heard it all. Being on the receiving end makes you feel very exposed, sad, somehow less human. It was like we just admitted that we lost the primal ability to procreate, or procreate easily anyway.

Infertile Us

Candace Wohl | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Candace Wohl

During our last final bite at the IVF apple we let the world into our bedroom. OK, get your mind out of the gutter. We allowed MTV to film us for a year to document our infertility journey on the Emmy award winning series "True Life". Our show was "I'm Desperate to have a Baby". Not the most flattering of titles but also not entirely inaccurate either. We ARE desperate to have a baby.

PCOS: The Silent Thief of Fertility and Femininity

Chloe Marshall | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Marshall

Hirsutism, the medical term for excessive female face and body-hair, is just one of the many symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), along with migraines, diabetes, obesity and acne. "It robs me of my femininity", says Kate, 29, who was diagnosed with PCOS ten years ago.

Women's Personal Lives Are Just That - Personal

Jemimah Steinfeld | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jemimah Steinfeld

Men can (largely) make the personal decision about when is the best time to get into a relationship and to have children free from a media frenzy. It's about time we granted the same right to women.

Your Testicles Have Taste Receptors

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

If you're looking for a nickname for your scrotum, one suggestion could be 'tasticles' after an extraordinary research paper was published revealing t...

5 Things to Think About if You Want to Have a Baby

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Geeta Nargund

One of the questions I often get asked is: "What should I do to prepare my body for pregnancy?" Trying to start a family can be a challenge, and many women want to know all the facts to give themselves the best chance of conception and give their baby the best start in life

Water All the Way!

Dr Gowri Motha | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Gowri Motha

Water births are gaining in popularity, although some people still consider them to be rather unconventional! I personally believe water birthing gives the mother, baby and partner the best possible experience.

Feminism Means Freedom, Choice and Equality, but We Also Need Self-Respect and Sisterly Love

Katherine Baldwin | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Baldwin

I've called myself many things in public - a binge eater, an addict, a perfectionist, a workaholic, to name but a few - but I've never called myself a feminist. It's only now that I'm starting to wonder why.

How Do I Know If It's Too Late?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

In January this year, the Office Of National Statistics revealed that nearly half of babies are now born to mothers over the age of 30. And infants wi...

IVF Pioneer Sir Robert Geoffrey Edwards Dies

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Nobel prize-winning IVF pioneer Professor Sir Robert Edwards has died, aged 87. Sir Robert was one of two fertility experts whose work led to the b...

Seven Life-Changing Foods

Realbuzz.com | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Realbuzz.com

The foods you eat can help influence your mood, prepare your body and put you in the right frame of mind. Here are seven foods to help you achieve success.

Why Intuition Is Your Best Friend Especially When It Comes to Having a Baby

BritChick Paris | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

My instinct tells me that if I want a baby it will come naturally or if it doesn't maybe it is not meant to be. Others have a different vibe about the whole thing and are comfortable with fertility treatment, IVF or other procedures. But for me and for many of my friends the cost was getting too high. It made me sick, frustrated, anxious and most of all I lost me.

Women Over 40 Should Be Offered Free IVF On The NHS

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Women aged 40-42 who are having fertility problems should be offered IVF on the NHS, according to guidelines published on Wednesday by the National In...

Fifty Years on From 'The Feminine Mystique', Now Childless Working Women Ask, 'Is This All?'

Katherine Baldwin | Posted 19.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Baldwin

For those experiencing feminism's unintended consequences - childless, working women of my generation who, just like Friedan's housewives, are wondering if there's 'something more' - it can feel like the pendulum swung too far the other way.

Why You Should Never Stop Believing You Can Have a Baby

BritChick Paris | Posted 13.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

I had always expected I would have kids. As a child you dress dollies and give them names. Mine were two girls, just like my sister and I. Charlotte and Helena. Then you start dating boyfriends and imagine what your children would look like. Then life happens. Career, divorce, loss of a parent, sadness.

The 'F' factor: 10 Things You Should Know About Fertility

Paola Bassanese | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Paola Bassanese

We speak to fertility experts in the field of complementary health who have agreed to share their knowledge and advice to couples considering trying for a baby.

Duchess Of Cambridge Pregnancy Sparks Boom In Sales Of Fertility Products

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK

Sales of home fertility monitors and pregnancy tests have soared by 60 per cent since the Duchess of Cambridge announced her baby news. As Kate an...

Fertility Linked To Family Make-Up, Study Suggests

PA | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Men with more brothers than sisters are likely to have faster swimming sperm and greater fertility, a study suggests. Scientists assessing the fert...

Mother's Menopause Age Could Explain Her Daughter's Fertility...

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A woman's potential fertility can be predicted from the age her mother went through the menopause, a study has shown. Ovarian reserve - the number ...

Breast Cancer, Singledom and Turning 30

Laura Price | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Price

While my friends are busy getting engaged, married or pregnant, I'll be spending the first year of my 30s battling breast cancer. Six months of chemotherapy and radiotherapy and a possible double mastectomy mean my life is effectively on hold.

To Freeze Or Not To Freeze? The Breast Cancer Fertility Dilemma

Laura Price | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Price

There are few things more heart-wrenching than being told you can't have children. But being in that situation now, alone in the fertility clinic at a point in my life when I wasn't even in a relationship - wasn't even ready to have kids - was surreal.