Ivf

Mum Creates Adorable Onesies For 'Miracle Babies' Born Through IVF

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has created adorable bodysuits for “miracle” babies who were born through IVF. Emma Wehrman, 30, from North Carolina, US, was inspired to cr...

Mum-To-Be Announces Pregnancy With Poignant Picture After Waiting 953 Days

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Parents

A couple who waited for 953 days to fall pregnant shared the news they were expecting twins with a poignant photo. Lauren Walker, from Texas, US, summ...

Project You V Project Baby

Russell Davis | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Parents
Russell Davis

Through working with my clients and my own personal experience it has become clear to me that the thoughts, feelings and beliefs we experience on our fertility journey are not caused by or specific to our fertility journey.

Seven Things You Should Never Say To People Going Through IVF

Lauren Vaknine | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Parents
Lauren Vaknine

People going through fertility treatment don't want sympathy; what we want is validation of our feelings, validation of the flurry of emotions that are stirred up in us as we embark upon one of the most difficult things we'll ever endure. We need to know that you get how hard it is, even if you haven't been through it yourself...

Valentine's Day And IVF (Not Tonight Honey - I'm Watching My Ovaries)

Rachel Cathan | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Parents
Rachel Cathan

I once imagined that having a baby would be a pretty romantic affair. I figured that we'd conceive this baby on holiday or following a candlelit meal. I fantasised about how I would tell my husband, maybe by wrapping the pregnancy test as a gift, or spelling out the news in Alphabetti Spaghetti on his plate.

It's Not What We Do It's Why We Do It

Russell Davis | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Parents
Russell Davis

What I find interesting, but actually not surprised about, is that we conceived naturally a few months after making these decisions and changes to my life. We weren't even trying because we thought there wasn't any point.

Chrissy Teigen Responds To Troll Who Criticised Her For Not Trying To Conceive 'Naturally'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Parents

Chrissy Teigen shut down a troll who criticised her for not “trying” to conceive her second child naturally. The 31-year-old, who has a 10-month-o...

Why Shouldn't Janet Jackson Have A Baby At 50?

Jay McCarthy | Posted 08.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jay McCarthy

When news broke that Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana had welcomed a healthy baby boy, I was delighted for them. Yet, despite the world's good wishes towards Janet, who reportedly "had a stress-free, healthy delivery", it was sad that most people seemed more concerned about her age.

George Michael Anonymously Helped This Woman Become A Mother

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Parents

George Michael anonymously donated money to a woman so she could pay for fertility treatment, after he saw her on ‘This Morning’, it has been reve...

Three Person Babies: Who Do We Recognise As Parents And Why?

Lisa Webley | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Parents
Lisa Webley

English law provides that the person who gives birth to the child is automatically the legal mother, and the man who undergoes fertility treatment with that woman is the legal father regardless of whether it was his sperm that was used to create the child.

Mitochondrial Donation - How The Patient Voice Helped To Make History

Claire Wright | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Parents
Claire Wright

We are so proud of the processes that have been followed in the UK and we are confident that all the rigorous scrutiny of the science behind Mitochondrial Donation means that families applying to use this technique soon will absolutely have the best chance of success.

How To Navigate The Festive Season Whilst Undergoing Fertility Treatment

Dr Geetha Venkat | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Geetha Venkat

For couples undergoing fertility treatment this December, some thoughtful planning can help to reduce the sadness and stress and increase your chances of not just surviving, but enjoying a Merry Christmas.

The Almost Funny Side Of IVF

Claire Hayes | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Hayes

IVF: I know that I don't have to explain to you what it is because it is a very normal thing today. You all know someone that has gone or is going through it. You may even be going through it right now and you are reading this to seek that little bit of camaraderie at what can be a very bewildering time.

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.

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

I Watched 'Inside Britain's Fertility Business' With A Knot In My Ovaries

Deborah Linton | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Parents
Deborah Linton

As evidenced by the tears of the women in last night's programme, infertility is brutal, physically and emotionally, and affects 1 in 7 couples. If my doctor had asked me for twice the price on the promise of heightened chances, I'd have handed it over without a moment's thought. That is why the ethics at play in last night's TV made for such unsettling viewing.

IVF Clinics Are Pushing Unproven, Expensive And Even Harmful Add-Ons

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK

The majority of costly “add-on” treatments offered by UK fertility clinics are of “no benefit” when it comes to improving the chances of havin...

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.

This IVF Calculator Can Help Predict Your Chances Of Having A Baby Following Treatment

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Parents

An IVF calculator has been created to help predict a couple’s chance of having a baby following the fertility treatment. The online calculator, crea...

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.

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.

Quarter Of A Million Babies Have Been Born In The UK As A Result Of IVF

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Parents

A quarter of a million UK babies have been born in the UK as a result of IVF, new figures show. The 250,000th IVF baby was born in February 2015, acc...

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.