Ivf Treatments

How Do You Decide Whether To Have A Second Child When You're Infertile?

Caro Townsend | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK Parents
Caro Townsend

I have recently been touched by the various articles and blogs I have seen surrounding miscarriage, bravely written during Baby Loss Awareness Week. It's a subject incredibly close to my heart. Like many others, I have experienced loss. I have known pain and suffering and grief. You see, my son is a seventh round IVF miracle.

How To Tell Your Child They've Been Born With Help From An Egg Donor

Jana Brezinova | Posted 16.10.2017 | UK Parents
Jana Brezinova

While the rules surrounding the anonymity of donors varies from country to country, there is no legal obligation to tell a child they have been born as a result of a donor.

Let's Talk About Sex And IVF

Dr Hana Visnova | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Hana Visnova

Many internet forums are devoted to the debate surrounding whether you should continue having intercourse during fertility treatment. Some doctors issue a blanket ban against it. I think this is crazy.

Natural And Mild IVF - How Fertility Treatment Has Moved On From My Day

Diane Chandler | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Parents
Diane Chandler

I was honoured recently to speak on the same platform as Geeta Nargund, Founder and Medical Director of CREATE Fertilty. Organised by City Parents, a network for professional parents, the lunchtime event was attended by both men and women struggling to conceive. I was asked to talk about my personal journey through IVF.

Fertility Network UK Patient Day Of Action Saturday 25th March - One in Five Couples Now Struggle to Conceive, But IVF Must Not Just Be For The Wealthy

Diane Chandler | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Diane Chandler

My husband and I met late, married soon after and began trying for a baby somewhere in between. We bought a house in leafy Chiswick, back when you could, settled in, and kept on trying. By the time I hit thirty-eight I was desperate for a child and it wasn't happening.

Getting Over A Failed IVF Cycle

Russell Davis | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Russell Davis

Accepting it is Tough An unsuccessful IVF cycle can be devastating. So often striving towards a goal of getting pregnant with such focus and dedicatio...

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.

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.

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.

Embryo Adoption Increasingly The Answer In A Changing World

Dr Victoria Walker | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Parents
Dr Victoria Walker

What is embryo adoption, and why does it matter? At Institut Marques, we've trail-blazed the use of donated embryos in assisted reproduction treatment for more than a decade, yet it's now that we're seeing more and more patients coming to us to learn about the possibilities it offers.

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.

Desperate to Be a Dad? Read On...

Veronica Montgomery | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Veronica Montgomery

Male factor affects one in twenty men, so is actually very common, around 90% of cases that we treat will require intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). This procedure requires fewer normal sperm than nature and the sperm is injected directly in to the egg to fertilize.

Safety of Women Undergoing IVF: Health Minister Urged to Act in Parliamentary Debate

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Geeta Nargund

I remain hopeful that the Health Minister will listen to Siobhain's compelling argument. Otherwise the Government is ultimately condoning a system in which the health of women is put at risk.

To End IVF Inequality in the UK, the Only Real Answer is a National Tariff

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK
Dr Geeta Nargund

I wrote to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt earlier this year to introduce a National Tariff for IVF. My call for national tariff received wider support f...

IVF - Is There a Right Time?

Anne-Marie Scully | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anne-Marie Scully

Just as you will hear people say there is never a 'right time' to try for a baby, I now believe the same is true for IVF treatment. There is never a 'right time' so regardless of your situation don't keep putting it off.

How Would You Like Your Eggs?

Veronica Montgomery | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Veronica Montgomery

When you look at the facts, perhaps it's not such an odd concept for women in their 20's to think about freezing their eggs now and having a much better chance of conceiving with these younger fresher eggs in later life. It's something that wasn't available 10 years ago and women who are struggling with infertility now would do anything to turn back the clock to their more fertile years.

How Can We Reduce Health Risks for Babies Born From IVF Treatment? Time to Act

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Geeta Nargund

A recent large study from Australia found that women undergoing IVF were at significantly higher risk of having a severely underweight or stillborn baby or one born prematurely or which dies within a few weeks of birth compared with women who conceived naturally.

Experts Reject Mandatory Need To Declare Egg Or Sperm Donation On Birth Certificates

PA | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Parents who use egg or sperm donations to have children should have the right to decide when or if to tell their children about their conception, expe...

Womb Transplant Woman Could Conceive In 2013

PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

British women born without a womb will be given fresh hope this year when scientists attempt to help the woman who had the world's first successful wo...

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...

Breakthrough IVF Method That ‘Mimics The Womb’

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 01.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists have created a new way of processing embryos during IVF treatment by ‘mimicking’ the warm temperatures found within the womb. Resea...

Baby Born Using 25-Year-Old Sperm

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A baby girl was born after being conceived using sperm that has been kept frozen for 25 years – the longest that sperm has been kept frozen and then...

Controversial ‘Three Parent IVF’ Treatment Could Soon Be A Reality

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 20.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Babies with three biological parents could soon be a reality after a new £6m laboratory has been given the go ahead and funding to develop a unique I...

IVF Study Brings Fresh Hope For Older Women

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 12.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Fertility experts are appealing for a U-turn in the current rules against multiple embryo IVF implantations, after a new study has revealed that two e...