9-Year-Old Boy With Brain Tumour Is First To Have Testicular Tissue Frozen

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Parents

A nine-year-old boy with a brain tumour has become the first person in the UK to have his testicular tissue frozen in the hope he will be able to have...

Scientific Breakthrough: Same-Sex Couples Could Have Babies With Genes From Both Parents

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Parents

Same-sex couples may one day be able to have babies who are genetically related to both partners, thanks to a scientific breakthrough. The newly de...

Emmerdale Actor Expecting Baby After 'Struggle' To Conceive

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Parents

Emmerdale actor James Hooton, who plays Sam Dingle in the soap, has announced his fiancée Nancy Lucas is expecting the couple's second child together...

Could This Intestinal Worm Improve A Woman's Fertility?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Roundworms could hold the key to improving a woman's fertility, research suggests. The parasitic worm, which is found in the human gut, might be re...

This Is What Women Look For In A Sperm Donor, According To Study

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Women prefer intellectual, shy and calm men when looking for a sperm donor, a study has revealed. The study, conducted by the Queensland University...

My Baby Cost £70,000

The Huffington Post UK/SWNS | Amy Sharpe | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Parents

A woman who underwent 10 years of IVF treatment has told of her joy at finally having her first child - after spending £70,000 on fertility treatment...

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Become a Sperm Donor

Suzi Godson | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Some men are put off before they even start. Because screening can reveal issues about future fertility, current health and the health of any existing, or future children, men are, quite rightly, advised to think very carefully before they decide to donate sperm.

3 Inspiring Celeb Mums Who Had Children Via Surrogates

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Parents

Surrogacy allows mums who are unable to conceive fulfil their dreams of having their own family. Babies born this way have continually risen since...

Egg Freezing - Part of the Problem, or the Solution?

Emma Cannon | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Cannon

With National Fertility Awareness Week now upon us (2-8 November), a newly commissioned survey looked at attitudes towards egg freezing. We found that 25% of women would consider freezing their eggs, with this figure rising to 34% in the 25-34 age bracket.

Men Speak Out About Infertility: 'A Father And Kid Playing Together Brought Me To Tears'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Three men have opened up about the emotional struggle they faced after being told they were infertile. Gareth Down, 39, Russell Davis, 42, and Andr...

IVF: Latest Research Shows Negative Effects of High Drug Stimulation

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 29.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Geeta Nargund

Different dosages of drugs are used by different clinics, with some clinics even using 600 IU of FSH per day which is very high. Some clinics also give "off label" medication during the implantation phase and early pregnancy. It is concerning that there is no regulation as to what drugs are given and in what dosages.

Five Tell-tale Signs Your Best Friend Is Pregnant and Why It's Okay She Didn't Tell You

Amanda Fulton | Posted 29.10.2016 | UK Parents
Amanda Fulton

You tell each other everything, you share the most intimate secrets, laugh at the silliest of things and there's no subject out of bounds. Yet there's been something a little off about your bosom buddy lately and you can't quite put your finger on it...

Apparently This Is The Best Time Of Year To Try For A Baby

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Parents

This Christmas could be about more than just presents and booze, as a new, large-scale study has revealed December is the best time to try for a baby....

If You're Trying For A Baby, Says Doctor, This Pill May Increase Your Chances

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Parents

Taking a daily aspirin could help women get pregnant, a top fertility doctor has claimed. New research involving 1,228 women suggests the medicati...

Should We Be Having Babies at 20? Lessons From the Past

Leah Astbury | Posted 16.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Leah Astbury

Babies. The constant stream of news stories about when we're having them, why we're not and the technologies available that can help us obtain them, seems testament to how all consumed we are with the issue of fertility in 2015...

This Test Could Increase A Woman's Chance Of Getting Pregnant Through IVF By 80%

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Parents

Scientists believe they have developed an affordable test that will increase a woman's chance of getting pregnant through IVF by 70 to 80%. The tes...

Trying For A Baby? Sleeping Naked May Be Best For Men, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Parents

Going to bed without underwear on may increase your chances of having a baby - (and not just for the obvious reason), according to a new study. Men...

Chrissy Teigen And John Legend Expecting First Child: 'It Hasn't Been Easy'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Parents

Chrissy Teigen is pregnant with her first child with husband John Legend. The 29-year-old, who opened up about her fertility struggles on a talk sh...

Mum's Powerful Photo Shows Reality Of IVF Treatment

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Parents

A new mum has shared a powerful photo of her daughter surrounded by hundreds of IVF syringes she used to get pregnant. Angela said she wanted to s...

Couple's Video Of Baby Joy Captures The Emotional Rollercoaster Of IVF

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Parents

A couple has documented their IVF baby joy in a poignant video that captures the emotional reality of struggling to conceive . Jade Hartley and he...

Virgin Births: 25 Heterosexual Women In Britain Have Given Birth Without Ever Having Sex

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Parents

A virgin birth was once considered to be a miracle but now, thanks to advances in fertility treatments, a number of women in Britain have given birth ...

Our Lives, Our Choice

Fiona McPhillips | Posted 25.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona McPhillips

I had my baby and my friend didn't. There is a wanted child growing up in a ready and supportive home. A net benefit to Ireland. A lifesaver for me and for my friend. But only because we had the means to fund it ourselves.

There Were More Older Mums Than Younger Mums In 2014 For The First Time Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Parents

Last year more babies were born to mums aged over 35 than to those aged under 25 - for the first time since records began. New figures released by...

The Success of the Latest Egg Freezing Technology Dispels Scaremongering Headlines

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 17.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Geeta Nargund

Saturday's Times ran a front page headline entitled 'Egg-freezing: we mustn't give women false hope'. The piece questioned the efficacy of egg-freezin...

Chrissy Teigen: You Should Never Ask A Woman When She Plans To Have Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Parents

Chrissy Teigen is sick and tired of people asking her when she is going to have children and wants everyone to stop putting pressure on women to becom...