Fertility

For Women to Thrive: We Must Help Their Fertility as Part of Gender Equality Agenda

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Geeta Nargund

Equality debates generally focus on equal pay and job opportunities. However, I feel that we must to go further and address women's biological needs as part of the campaign for social and health equality agenda.

Why Reproductive Fertility Technology Is Not the Solution to Age-Related Infertility

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

In countries all over the world, more and more women are postponing childbearing. In my research on fertility, the women who I interview frequently cite their age as a reason for difficulties in achieving conception and/or maintaining a pregnancy. Many point to career or educational goals as reasons for delayed childbearing...

How Can We Reduce Health Risks for Babies Born From IVF Treatment? Time to Act

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Geeta Nargund

A recent large study from Australia found that women undergoing IVF were at significantly higher risk of having a severely underweight or stillborn baby or one born prematurely or which dies within a few weeks of birth compared with women who conceived naturally.

Trying for a Baby This Year? Here Are My Top Tips for Getting Pregnant

Melanie Hackwell | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Hackwell

It's the New Year and many of us are thinking of resolutions. However, many are also in the unfortunate position of trying to have a baby, and experiencing difficulties. It's a hard time for those in that situation, and I fully understand the emotions that go with it, having been through this myself...

Scientists Create World's First Robot Sperm

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists have made the world's first robotic sperm. The tiny cyborg swimmers are controlled using magnetic fields, and could have a range of inte...

Tech Guru Gets 1,000 Women Pregnant

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

... in just four months. No, he isn't a promiscuous lothario with a disregard for family planning, he is the creator of the Glow app. Max Levchi...

10 Baby-Making Sex Tips

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Unlike unclogging the sink or visiting your in laws, baby-making sex is one necessary task that seems like it should be straightforward and fun. But t...

Preserving Fertility in Your 20's

Emma Cannon | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Cannon

Fertility is one of the major health and wellbeing issues for modern women. I believe an awareness of fertility preservation is essential, as not all of us are ready to have a baby in our twenties; we may be putting our careers first, or we may not be with the right partner.

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...