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...

Mother Loses Battle To Use Daughter's Frozen Eggs

PA | By John Aston, Press Association | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Parents

A mother has lost a High Court battle in her bid to use her dead daughter's frozen eggs to give birth to her own grandchild. A judge was told the c...

Fertility Education: Facts Not Fiction

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Geeta Nargund

Following my call last week to Nicky Morgan for fertility education to be introduced as part of the school curriculum for both genders, I have been disturbed by the number of educated and influential figures making public statements that female fertility does not decline with age.

Your iPhone Now Knows How Much Sex You're Having

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Tech

Among the plethora of goodies Apple unveiled at its Worldwide Developers Conference WWDC 2015 this year, the company included a rather important new f...

Woman Gives Birth To First Ever Baby Born After Frozen Ovary Transplant

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Parents

A Belgian woman who had her ovarian tissue removed due to a childhood illness has become the first person in the world to give birth after having her ...

North West's Reaction To Kim's Baby News Is SO Cute

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Parents

After news of Kim Kardashian's second pregnancy was revealed, we absolutely loved hearing about her daughter's reaction to the news. North West, wh...

Fertility Education: The Debate We Need to Have

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Parents
Dr Geeta Nargund

Sex and relationship education is for now and fertility education is for the future. Conception and contraception are two sides of the same coin. We need to empower our young people with education on fertility, so that they can stand a better chance of falling pregnant when they choose to. Education empowers.

Weird Things Couples Do To Get Pregnant

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Parents

Trying to get pregnant isn't always the sexiest time with your partner, is it? This hilarious video shows a couple acting out some of the weird and...

A Half a Womb Wonder

Jennifer Hill | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Parents
Jennifer Hill

Trying to get pregnant for us is a down right palaver and the latter stages of my pregnancy also came with its own set of complications. A guessing game of how big will my womb would stretch if at all. Oh and a breech baby with not enough room to turn to add to the mix.

This Couple Are Crowdfunding For A Baby, Here's Why You Should Support Them

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Parents

A couple who are 'desperate' to have a baby have launched a crowdfunding appeal as they aren't eligible for surrogacy on the NHS. Lauren and Ben Ma...