IVF: Latest Research Shows Negative Effects of High Drug Stimulation

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 30.10.2015 | 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 29.10.2015 | 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...

Does Being On The Pill Affect Fertility? Jessica Biel Thought So

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Parents

Jessica Biel has confessed she didn't know how easy it would be to conceive her first child, having been on the pill for so long. The 33-year-old g...

Woman Loses Case Against Sperm Bank For Mistakenly Using A Black Man's Sperm

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Parents

A woman who claimed she was not "culturally prepared" to raised a mixed-race child after falling pregnant from a black sperm donor has had her claims ...

Katie Piper's Adoption Plans Following Struggle To Conceive

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Parents

Katie Piper has revealed she wants to adopt a child with burns after admitting she is struggling to conceive following recent complications from her a...

Single Women Aren't Scrambling to Use IVF - And the Media Focus on Them Is Irresponsible

Dr Sophie Zadeh | Posted 17.08.2016 | 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 21.07.2016 | 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 03.12.2015 | 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...