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Awful Periods - Could It Be Endometriosis?

Dee Armstrong | Posted 03.03.2015 | 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.

Five Things You Can Do to Improve Your Cervical Fluid

Dee Armstrong | Posted 12.02.2015 | 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 13.01.2015 | 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.

A Positive Spin on Surrogacy

Jane Newman | Posted 07.01.2015 | 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.

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.

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.

The UK Parliament Must Act to Protect 'the Welfare of Women' in IVF

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Geeta Nargund

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act should be reviewed to protect the "welfare of women" along with the "welfare of children".

The End for Baby Making Sex? No!

Dee Armstrong | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dee Armstrong

Maybe fertility medicine will transform to such a rapid degree in the next 30 years that we will be living in a world previously only imagined by sci-fi writers, where pregnancy is hyper-managed, as Djerassi describes. I think it's far more likely that we will continue to want to have our babies the old fashioned way

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.

The Future Of Sex By 2050 Is Terrifying

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In 2050 sex will no longer be for baby-making. Hanky panky will be for fun and fun only. That's according to a leading professor, who says in just ...

NHS 'Postcode Lotteries': Alright for Those Who Live in a NICE Area

Anna Bradley | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK
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Anna Bradley

In the meantime, we urge users and consumers of services to refer to NICE guidance and contact their local Healthwatch where they think there is a need to challenge decisions about the local application of national guidance.

Fertility to Family - Volumn1 Food and Thought for Soulful Living - IVF Support

Emma Cannon | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Cannon

Every year I see hundreds of couples going through IVF. They are looking for acupuncture to support them as well as recipes and nutritional advice. Social media is making us more finely tuned and I have been becoming increasingly worried about the recipe books and restrictive diets women are turning to when trying for baby.

How Womb Transplants Could Help Thousands Of Women

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Last week, a woman in Sweden gave birth to a baby boy using a transplanted womb. Now, two more women are expected to give birth by the end of the year...

Seven Things George Clooney Can Do to Boost His Fertility at 53

Dee Armstrong | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dee Armstrong

Breakfast, lunch and dinner, all to contain some protein to help balance blood sugar throughout the day, plenty of leafy green veg, not too much sugar etc etc - you know the drill. You don't have to deny yourself the treats you love but eat more of the good stuff and the rubbish will be crowded out.

You Don't Need a £500 Gadget to Get to Know Your Fertility

Dee Armstrong | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dee Armstrong

Though most GPs are great when it comes to investigating fertility problems, it is certainly the case that there is room for improvement. And there still seems to be a woeful lack of knowledge about the basics of fertility among some GPs, which really makes you wonder what training they are given.

Are You Fit for Fertility? An Integrated Approach to Boost Fertility

Michael Dooley | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Dooley

One of the problems with treating infertility in Britain is that infertile couples are often sent straight to IVF clinics. They come to expect the need for IVF. Instead, we need to get them thinking in a different, much more positive way rather than scheduling them in for three rounds of expensive treatment as soon as they've walked through the door. It is not all about IVF.

What Is a Chemical Pregnancy?

Dee Armstrong | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dee Armstrong

I'd love to ban the term 'chemical pregnancy'. It's a confusing phrase and many women misunderstand what it means - if I had £1 for every time someone's asked me to explain it I'd be very well off.

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.

First-Of-Its-Kind 'Be Social' Fundraising Campaign Kicks-Off to Benefit Infertility Network UK

Pregnant City Girl | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Pregnant City Girl

In aid of a very, very good cause, helping couples across the world with fertility issues, I'm posting this to help an infertility charity. Please do participate.

Is 12 Too Young to Have a Baby?

Jessica Hepburn | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Hepburn

Said parents have just had a baby girl. The mother is 12 and still in primary school (she was 11 when the baby was conceived and is five months younger than Britain's previous youngest mum). The father is 13. The couple are said to be 'totally in love' and have the lowest combined age of any British parents on record. So if 50 is too old to have a baby, is 12 too young?

Hurry Up and Have a Baby

Claudia Spahr | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claudia Spahr

It really pees me off how the goal orientated, youth-obsessed, time limited, high-pressured establishment is still dominating this intimate sphere of femininity. Our vaginas, ovaries and wombs are being controlled by a system based on linear thinking.

Is 50 Too Old to Have a Baby?

Jessica Hepburn | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Hepburn

Last week, health ministers revealed that the number of women giving birth over the age of 50 had more than doubled in the past five years. On average three babies are now being born to women in their 50s every week.

My Alternative Mother's Day

Jessica Hepburn | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Hepburn

In what can often feel like a mummy-centric world, it can be very hard for women who don't have children and particularly those who want them and are childless by circumstance. Maybe they haven't met the right person. Maybe, like me, they've struggled to conceive. But statistics suggest that up to 25% of women currently in their thirties and forties won't have children.

Surrogacy Defined

Candace Wohl | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Candace Wohl

Whether you deem it as a social family building trend or simply the scientific ability to navigate around Mother Nature, "traditional" surrogacy is not a new concept. As a matter of fact, it is the only form of assisted reproduction that dates back to biblical times. The story of Abraham and Sarah in Genesis chapter 16, is the most notable example.

Woman Blames 'Dodgy' Tesco Rotisserie Chicken For Causing Her IVF To Fail

Ross Parry | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has claimed her IVF attempt to have a baby failed because she got food poisoning from a dodgy Tesco chicken. Lisa Fessey thought her emotio...