Infertility

What Not to Say When They Are Not Expecting

Candace Wohl | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Candace Wohl

What do you say to someone who is suffering through infertility? We'll we can certainly share with you what not to say. Over the years we have pretty much heard it all. Being on the receiving end makes you feel very exposed, sad, somehow less human. It was like we just admitted that we lost the primal ability to procreate, or procreate easily anyway.

Infertile Us

Candace Wohl | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Candace Wohl

During our last final bite at the IVF apple we let the world into our bedroom. OK, get your mind out of the gutter. We allowed MTV to film us for a year to document our infertility journey on the Emmy award winning series "True Life". Our show was "I'm Desperate to have a Baby". Not the most flattering of titles but also not entirely inaccurate either. We ARE desperate to have a baby.

IVF for 200 Euros: Too Good to be True? - Or the Dawn of a New Era?

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Geeta Nargund

The latest breakthrough should make a massive difference to the cost of IVF. It involves simplification of the laboratory by removing the need for an expensive IVF laboratory with CO2 incubators, medical gas supply and air purification systems.

IVF - Ill Conceived?

Amy Anka | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Anka

IVF is a big business. With infertility now affecting one in six couples, IVF is something that has become somewhat of a necessity for some couples wishing to conceive their own biological child. Often times, couples are so desperate for a baby, that they don't even consider the toll it can take on their physical and emotional well being.

Time to Celebrate the Success of a More Natural and Mild Approach to IVF

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Geeta Nargund

In my work and medical research, I've seen an increase in the number of women actively seeking out Natural or Mild approaches as their first choice for IVF treatment. However, I still feel that for women who are having difficulty in conceiving, awareness about fertility treatments and different IVF options remains far too low.

How I Was Hoodwinked By A Psychic

Anne-Marie Scully | Posted 13.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Anne-Marie Scully

It was my battle with infertility and my desperation to have a child that drove me to visit a psychic a couple of years ago. My husband and I had been trying to conceive without success for almost a year and were starting to fear that something might be wrong, but rather than go to see a doctor and start the process of medical investigations I chose to go to psychic...

Feminism Means Freedom, Choice and Equality, but We Also Need Self-Respect and Sisterly Love

Katherine Baldwin | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Baldwin

I've called myself many things in public - a binge eater, an addict, a perfectionist, a workaholic, to name but a few - but I've never called myself a feminist. It's only now that I'm starting to wonder why.

How Do I Know If It's Too Late?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

In January this year, the Office Of National Statistics revealed that nearly half of babies are now born to mothers over the age of 30. And infants wi...

Why It's Not Always Possible to 'Lean In'

Anne-Marie Scully | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Anne-Marie Scully

Since its release just over two weeks ago, much has been said and written about Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's new book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will To Lead. I am not one of Sheryl's haters, in fact, having had the opportunity to witness her speak on a number of occasions while we both worked at Google, I can testify that she is a truly inspirational woman. However, I feel that her story only represents one type of woman, the successful woman in business who also has children.

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.

An Oldie but a Goodie - Acupuncture helps Fertility!

Pregnant City Girl | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Pregnant City Girl

Theory behind it includes the possibility that herbal remedies and acupuncture can affect the ovulation and menstrual cycle and enhance blood flow to the uterus.

China Hospital Opens 'Sex Room' For Infertile Couples

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A hospital in China has opened a 'sex room' in a bid to help couples struggling to conceive. The rooms, which can be found at Songziniao Hospital i...

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.

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...

Armpits4August: Challenging Beauty Norms and Raising Money and Awareness of PCOS

Sarah Hickmott | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Hickmott

Over time we are aiming to have pride in our body hair rather than shame, and to challenge the idea that post-pubescent women with body hair - no matter how much - are disgusting, unhygienic or 'unnatural'...

IVF and Infertility - The New Solution

Ellee Seymour | Posted 03.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Ellee Seymour

IVF is regarded by many infertile couples as the answer to their dreams, their last desperate chance of becoming parents, especially as many today are leaving parenthood until later in life.

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...

Waist Weight: Why it’s About More Than Squeezing Into Those Skinny Jeans

Dr Davina Deniszczyc | Posted 25.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Davina Deniszczyc

Ladies, we're having some tummy trouble. If we're to cut our risk of diseases and health implications, like breast cancer and infertility, we need to lose some inches from our waists.

57% Of Women's Waistlines Are 'Too Big', Suggests Survey

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The waistlines of more than half of women are too big, experts have said, as they warned those who are overweight they are increasing their risk of ca...

I'm 38 and Want a Baby - Is it Too Late?

BritChick Paris | Posted 23.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

I'm finally fully embracing the idea but very soon I turn 39. All through my thirties I thought I was bobbing along fancy-free and young at heart. Now the reality has hit that I'm one step away from 40. Cue sirens and red flashing lights.

Same-Sex Couples And Women In 40s 'Should Be Entitled To IVF On NHS'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Women struggling to conceive should be offered IVF treatment into their early 40s, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) ha...

Cambridge Women Offered £750 For Egg Donation

Posted 12.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Female students at Cambridge University have been targeted as potential egg donors after leaflets urging women to help an infertile couple were discov...

Could This Gene Help You Get Pregnant?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists studying mice have identified a gene which could boost human fertility. Experts say the discovery, announced in a journal today, could h...

Surviving the Childless Weekend Blues

Jody Day | Posted 04.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jody Day

Many of us are so busy with work commitments and after-work activities Monday-to-Friday that we can't wait for the peace and quiet of the weekend in order to recover. And then, when we wake up on Saturday morning to an empty bed, an empty house and an empty weekend, it doesn't feel relaxing, it feels hideously oppressive.

Could His Love Of Junk Food Be Making Him Infertile?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 14.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Men who love eating junk food could be slowly killing their sperm count with every bite, research has revealed. A study by Harvard Medical School, ...