Fertility

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.

Do You Know About Uterine Fibroids?

Dr Sarah Jarvis | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sarah Jarvis

Fibroids is the commonest (non cancerous) tumour in women of child bearing age; the single biggest reason for hysterectomy; and the reason 75,000 women a year are admitted to English NHS hospitals alone.

'You Deserve To Know The Truth About Contraception' Catholic Nuns Warn

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK

You deserve to know the truth about contraception! The truth being that it makes women unattractive! That it turns men gay! That it makes men have sex...

NHS Fife Denies IVF To Smokers And Fat Women

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 21.09.2012 | UK

The decision of an NHS board in Scotland to deny IVF to smokers has been labelled as “scandalous” by a infertility charity. NHS Fife has said t...

Sex Plays Havoc With Women's Genes

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Sex may not always make the earth move, but there is evidence that it can shake up a woman's genes. Scientists have found that a single sperm molec...

Why Single Women Can Suffer 'Emotional Infertility'

The Huffington Post | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 06.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

According to a new report on modern motherhood, women who have difficulty conceiving a child are not the only ones to suffer the effects of infertili...

Frozen Embryos 'More Successful Than Fresh' For IVF Preganancies

PA | Posted 06.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Frozen embryos are more likely to produce successful, complication-free IVF pregnancies than those that are fresh, research suggests. Using stored ...

Sperm From Skin Cells Could Help Fertility

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A breakthough in aiding male infertility may have been made as researchers 'grow' early stage sperm from human skin cells. Scientists at University...

Walnuts Could 'Boost Sperm Quality'

PA | Posted 16.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A fistful of walnuts a day may help to keep the fertility doctor away, new research suggests. Eating 75 grams of the nuts daily was found to improv...

Time To Put The Menopause On Ice

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

British surgeons are appealing for funds so they can complete research which will lead to the first womb transplants in the UK. A team of doctors b...

Mediterranean Diet Triples Chances Of IVF Success

The Huffington Post | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Women who cut back on their saturated fat intake may have a better chance of having a baby via IVF, suggest researchers from the Harvard School of Pub...

Frozen Ovarian Tissue Could 'Preserve Fertility' Of Older Women

The Huffington Post | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

An Italian woman has given birth after being transplanted with ovarian tissue that had been frozen for seven years. Italian scientists told the ann...

Ovary Transplant Could Help Delay Menopause

The Telegraph | Posted 05.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Women may be able to remain fertile for their entire life and delay the menopause with ovarian transplants surgery, doctors have told a conference. ...

Fertility: Famous IVF Babies

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

IVF has come a long way since the first ‘test tube baby’ (Louise Joy Brown) was born on July 25, 1978. According to figures released today, ove...

Five Million IVF Babies Born Since 1978

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Five million IVF babies have been born since the era of assisted reproduction dawned in 1978, it has been calculated. Experts based the estimate on...

Perks Of Delayed Fatherhood? Your Children May Live Longer

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Men who have delayed fatherhood may finally have some good news, after a recent study suggests that children of older men may live longer as a result....

Scientists ‘On The Verge’ Of Developing Male Contraceptive Pill – Would He Try It?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 25.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Since the development of the contraceptive pill for women in 1960, scientists have so far failed to create the equivalent for men – until now. ...