Infertility

Fertility Experts Reveal Top Tips For Getting Pregnant

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents

Emma Bunton has opened up about her fertility worries in an exclusive interview for AOL's Being Mum series. The former Spice Girl, who is engaged t...

The 'Invisible Loss' of Involuntary Childlessness

Kelly Da Silva | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kelly Da Silva

Facing the reality of not being able to have children is heart-breaking, whether trying to conceive a child naturally, using methods of assisted conception (IVF) or arriving at childlessness by another means.

"Dealing With Involuntary Childlessness"

Kelly Da Silva | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kelly Da Silva

Whatever stage you are at in the fertility journey, becoming a mother or father becomes the centre of your world. Every waking moment you become aware of where you are in your cycle and those on the 'IVF train' have the long and often anxious six weeks journey of hope, excitement, joy and often disappointment.

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.

Fertility Education in Schools Is a No-Brainer

Dee Armstrong | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dee Armstrong

I definitely felt panic. My younger sister had beaten me to it and had a baby by this stage - I couldn't believe I would ever be able to meet Mr Right, let alone have it all come together 'in time'. It caused me real anguish.

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.

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.

Emotional Moment Man Learns He's Going To Be A Dad After 5 Years Of Infertility

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Parents

A video capturing the emotional moment a man learns he is about to become a father after struggling with infertility for five years has gone viral. ...

Difference of Opinion

Louise Parry | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Parents
Louise Parry

One of the reasons I started this blog was to try and reach out to others who were going through to had been through similar things and felt that they didn't have anyone to talk to about their feelings.

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...

Awful Periods - Could It Be Endometriosis?

Dee Armstrong | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dee Armstrong

I've met women who are overdosing themselves on painkillers trying to manage their pain, who have to sit on black bin liners during their period to protect the sofa, who have been told at the age of 25 that the only solution is a hysterectomy - even one who was told by a consultant gynaecologist that it was normal to bleed for 15 days every month.

Male Infertility and the Psychological Impact

Jacqueline Hurst | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Hurst

A diagnoses of infertility can have very serious psychological effects on both the male and the female. Both partners may become overwhelmed by feelings of depression, anxiety, guilt, and grief.

Five Things You Can Do to Improve Your Cervical Fluid

Dee Armstrong | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dee Armstrong

A woman in her early thirties should really be seeing at least 3 to 4 days of fertile cervical fluid each month in the run up to ovulation. If you want to improve your cervical fluid here are 5 things you can do.

Diagnosis: Infertility

Jane Newman | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Newman

More needs to be done to educate people in fertility matters. By this I mean that when trying for a baby it is not as simple as making the decision, doing the deed, and nine months later your baby arrives.

Could This Reduce The Likelihood Of A Miscarriage?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There's nothing more worrying for a future parent than the prospect of miscarriage. But now, new research suggests that by knocking down a single g...

A Positive Spin on Surrogacy

Jane Newman | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Newman

I have read a few negative articles in the press recently regarding surrogacy. Allow me to tell you my story, in the hope of leaving you with a fuller heart. Infertility is still a fairly taboo topic. Yet the reality is that many people need help to have a baby. It is a serious issue, and it was for me too.

The Five Arms for Maintaining Your Fertility Naturally

Michael Dooley | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Dooley

There have been some tremendous scientific developments over the last three decades in the realm of assisted conception, opening a great number of doors for women and transforming the way we think about fertility. However, I still believe that self-care needs to be front of mind for couples that are trying to conceive.

Calling All Men

Jane Newman | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Newman

It can also, dare I say, be quite frustrating for the woman in the relationship to do all the talking. Yes, it's our bodies going through most of the testing, poking and prodding, but it takes two to make a baby. Men aren't just there to provide the goods! As a woman, I need my other half to talk to me, communicate his feelings to me.

The Top Nine Embarrassing Sex Questions For Women Trying to Conceive

Zita West | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zita West

It can be awkward discussing embarrassing sex questions with your doctor so, to save your blushes, here are my answers to the most common questions about sex I get asked from women and couples trying to conceive...

What to Eat to Improve Your Fertility

Henrietta Norton | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Henrietta Norton

Whether you are trying to conceive naturally or you are undergoing fertility treatment, the period of time before you conceive gives you a window of opportunity to evaluate your nutrition and general lifestyle.

Growing Trend of IVF Patients Seeking Help Overseas

Veronica Montgomery | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Veronica Montgomery

Couples can wait up to two years if they qualify for a free round of IVF with their local NHS Trust, but the qualifying criteria varies, and usually excludes couples if one of the partners has a child already, can be age dependent for the female and is basically down to funding, which can run out at anytime regardless of where you are on the waiting list.

Secondary Infertility: Is It Selfish to Want More of What You Already Have? I Say NO

Jane Newman | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Newman

I have secondary infertility, in other words I had fertility issues after my first child was born. She is now six. After five and a half years of numerous procedures, operations, four rounds of IVF, a miscarriage and ending up with a fairy godmother surrogate, I got my happy ending, my complete family.

Can You Think Yourself Pregnant?

Zita West | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zita West

We all know that there's more to getting pregnant than just thinking positively. On the other hand, it's not all about having sex at the 'right' time. Scientists are continuing to learn more and more about the powerful connection between mind and body and how this can affect a person's fertility.

Egg Freezing - The Insurance Plan You Hope Never to Have to Use

Michael Dooley | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Dooley

Let's start by looking at the financial issues - egg freezing costs around £5000 for a single cycle and then £200 per year for egg preservation, which is a hefty fee for those who do not work at Apple or Facebook.

How Losing Weight Could Improve Your Chances of Getting Pregnant

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

One of the many reasons that women, and occasionally men, come to see me for weight loss advice is because they want to start a family, but are struggling. Did you know that obesity is a major cause of difficulty getting pregnant - and can increase the risk of miscarriage or problems during pregnancy and childbirth?