Infertility

IVF "Add On" Treatments - Are They Worth It?

Emma Cannon | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Cannon

These add-ons include pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS); endometrial scratch (which was the only add-on clinically proven to show some benefit); and additional bloods and immunology testing, to name but a few. New, experimental treatments with a significant or growing body of anecdotal evidence behind them are how many of these treatments could best be described

Why 'Procreation' And 'Pleasure' Should Go Hand In Hand When It Comes To Falling Pregnant

Emily Street | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Parents
Emily Street

Through no fault of their own, for many couples who have been trying to conceive for a long period of time - often for many months and even years - the actual physical act of sexual intercourse can become quite perfunctory or regimented.

Fertility - Improve Your Chances

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Parents
Dr Sally Norton

So, if you are thinking of starting a family, it is a great incentive to lose weight. But you have to make sure you do it in a way that is good for you - not by fad dieting which will starve your body of essential nutrients just at the time when you and your unborn child need them most.

Cutting NHS Funds For Infertility - Will Saving Money Make Sense In Time?

Lisa Strum | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Strum

This time two years ago my sister was preparing to give birth to my youngest niece. I heralded this as a sign of hope. My sister suffered with PCO as well as a large fibroid that had to be removed. If she could get pregnant, why wouldn't I? My

Your Money For New Life

Lisa Strum | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Strum

My partner and I are lucky. We have both worked for many years in a succession of well-paid roles and managed to live well. When we were told that the only option was IVF, and that we would have to pay, I was in the fortunate position that I had just received a bonus from work and my partner had a little saved.

"Some People Would Give Anything To Be Pregnant"

Maddy Matthews | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Parents
Maddy Matthews

This probably seems more like a rant than a reasonable, balanced blog post. I've tried to keep it from becoming a stream of consciousness, but it's hard when you're angry. Three years ago, having people tell me how lucky I am was probably the least useful piece of advice I ever received.

Appreciate What You Have

Lisa Strum | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Strum

I need to find a new purpose in life and I'm going to be out having too much fun! Only now, if you see me out partying, drinking, travelling or dancing you might appreciate that it's not because I'm wild or exciting but it's because for me, that's my life now, instead of children.

Infertility: The Male Perspective

Shafali Talisa Arya | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Shafali Talisa Arya

bmm banner.jpg Infertility has been found to impact 1 in 7 couples in the UK (National Institute for Health Care, 2013). It is a condition that impacts both men and women, however, research looking into infertility has been conducted around women. Thus, leaving men understudied when it comes to the infertility equation.

Clinical Trials For IVF Patients

Kate Brian | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Parents
Kate Brian

People considering fertility treatment often ask about clinical trials, and there are a couple of big multi-centre trials taking place in the UK at the moment which may be of interest. Taking part in a trial can be a really positive thing to do as you will be helping to improve understanding of techniques which may help make IVF more successful in future.

The Benefits Of Fertility Support

Kate Brian | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Brian

People often imagine a support group is going to be terribly gloomy and depressing, but in fact most people who do attend groups find it very helpful. There's something very empowering about being with other people who understand what it's like to live with fertility problems, to share experiences and to learn from one another

Facing Up To Childlessness

Kelly Da Silva | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kelly Da Silva

Realising that you are never going to be a mother or father is utterly heart-breaking. For many, where childlessness has not been a choice, the prospect of facing life without children is all-consuming & devastating. From wondering what to do with your life now, dealing with social exclusion to healing the deep sadness which lies within your soul, childlessness is anything but a straight forward process.

Desperate To Fall Pregnant? I Know It's Hard, But Try Not To Stress It

Emily Street | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Parents
Emily Street

But as a practitioner of complementary therapies, like hypnotherapy for fertility, it's my overwhelming belief that keeping your stress in check is vital for women either looking to fall pregnant naturally or for those who are going through IVF.

National Fertility Awareness Week - How Can You Long For Someone Who Doesn't Exist?

Diane Chandler | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Parents
Diane Chandler

My hope is that Moondance will raise awareness, that it will nurture understanding among family and friends of couples who have endured IVF. Perhaps, for some people, it may even enable that all-important feeling of being understood and having their experience put into words.

The Key To Baby Number Three

Stacey Hill | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Parents
Stacey Hill

Truth is....... I just don't know how to switch that feeling off. I've got people telling me "you need another" as well as the natural born feeling of wanting babies that runs through my veins. The thought of really not wanting to have another baby, I simply can't relate to... but I know I will always, even when I'm old and wrinkly have this need for a baby.

Infertility Etiquette: What Not To Say...

Shafali Talisa Arya | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Shafali Talisa Arya

More often than not, hearing the news of infertility struggles warrants sympathy and in some cases unwanted advice. However, it is this advice that does more harm than good...

Places Are Memories

Deb Bunn | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Parents
Deb Bunn

The next journey down south, on the 14th February 2015, wasn't significant because of St Valentine, but because the day before, we had seen the tiny 6 week old heartbeat of our baby girl.

Conception And Infertility - A Journey Through History

Shafali Talisa Arya | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Parents
Shafali Talisa Arya

For many individual's procreation is simply the result of sexual intercourse. However, this has not always been the case throughout the course of history. In ancient times it was believed procreation was controlled by certain rituals and spirits.

Men Who Have IVF May 'Pass On' Fertility Issues To Sons

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A type of IVF treatment used by thousands of couples could lead to their sons suffering from fertility issues too, new research suggests. Sons whose f...

Problems Getting Pregnant Second Time Around?

Dr Geetha Venkat | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Parents
Dr Geetha Venkat

It is not uncommon for couples to want to extend their family. However, it is not unusual to experience infertility when trying for a second or third child. The situation can be stressful and upsetting and also difficult to process, especially if the first pregnancy went without a hitch.

IVF: Cutting Costs And Bridging The Social Divide

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK
Dr Geeta Nargund

In the last 20 years much has changed in the field of fertility treatment -advances in technology we could not have dreamed of even twenty years ago. The challenge now is to harness those advances in ways that puts women's health at the heart of every decision, to ensure that current IVF treatment is made less expensive and safer for women and finally to push forward on current exciting research to slash the costs of fertility treatment to make IVF more accessible to couples across the social divide.

Behind the Smile....By Anon (A Non-Mother, That Is)

Samantha Walsh | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Parents
Samantha Walsh

There are two halves to most women's lives, clearly divided: BC (Before Children) and AD (After Delivery). As was the case with Jesus (should you be religiously inclined), welcoming a child into your life causes time to start all over again. Such is the significance.

Endometriosis: Why You Have More Options Available To Help Your Symptoms Than Just Surgery

Dr. Ahmed Ismail | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Ahmed Ismail

Did you know.... 10% of women worldwide suffer from Endometriosis? That's a shocking 176 million. Yet, despite this, very little is known about the c...

One Fifth Of Women Aged 35-45 Have Trouble Conceiving

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

One fifth of women aged between 35 and 45 have experienced difficulty conceiving, research has found. Infertility - where a couple is unable to get pr...

Couple Who Had Fertility Struggles Share Adoption Photos With A Twist

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A couple who struggled to conceive have revealed they've adopted an adorable puppy. The pair shared their happy news on Imgur with photos of their new...

Most Fertility Tracking Apps Get it Wrong

Dee Armstrong | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Parents
Dee Armstrong

Photo: Sam Edwards - Getty Images/OJO Images RF A new study published in the scientific journal Obstetrics and Gynaecology says that most period and ...