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What Is a Chemical Pregnancy?

Dee Armstrong | Posted 17.09.2014 | 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...

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.

Believing in Miracles

Claudia Spahr | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claudia Spahr

Your biology changes when you change your beliefs because they translate into biological realities in your body. Wouldn't it be nice if that biological reality were the baby you've been dreaming of?

Six Tips to Rekindle Your Romance While Trying to Conceive

Candace Wohl | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Candace Wohl

What happens when the wick of that romance candle burns out and 3 months of you trying to conceive had long passed 2 years ago? By this point you are probably seeking out treatments. Instead of having a date night you are planning your life around your monthly cycle and your date night funds are all but gone from the costs of medical bills from clinics and pharmacies rolling in.

For Women to Thrive: We Must Help Their Fertility as Part of Gender Equality Agenda

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Geeta Nargund

Equality debates generally focus on equal pay and job opportunities. However, I feel that we must to go further and address women's biological needs as part of the campaign for social and health equality agenda.

Babies Conceived Via IVF Are Twice As Likely To Have Serious Birth Problems

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Babies conceived through IVF should be paid special attention, after a study found that serious birth problems are twice as likely to affect them than...

Trying for a Baby This Year? Here Are My Top Tips for Getting Pregnant

Melanie Hackwell | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Hackwell

It's the New Year and many of us are thinking of resolutions. However, many are also in the unfortunate position of trying to have a baby, and experiencing difficulties. It's a hard time for those in that situation, and I fully understand the emotions that go with it, having been through this myself...

How to Survive Infertility Through the Holidays

Candace Wohl | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Candace Wohl

No matter what holiday you are celebrating this time of year albeit Christmas, Festivus, Kwanza, Hanukkah, and any others I may have missed, this is the time of year where family gathers. Traditions are made and repeated. Tis' all about the kids this season. Kids, yes the one thing missing out of 1 in 8 couples lives.

Genetic Sexual Attraction: What Is Reuniting Igniting?

Ben Acheson | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Acheson

Incest; is there anything more shudderingly repulsive? The internet may have desensitised us to many formerly unspeakable acts, but sexual relations between family members are still morally repugnant and utterly disturbing... Or are they?

Is Surrogacy for You?

Susan Eskinazi | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Eskinazi

Although surrogacy has provided a great opportunity for many same sex couples to have children, is it something you should consider and is it right for you?

Things NOT to Say to Couples That Adopt

Candace Wohl | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Candace Wohl

We attempted everything under the sun to get pregnant and, although we are currently working with a surrogate, we got elbow, neck and knee deep in to the adoption process before that opportunity presented itself. When we made our announcement that we were adopting, we were shocked by the misconceptions people have about adoption.

Infertility In Men And Women: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

For National Infertility Awareness Week (28 October - 3 November 2013), we've pulled together a series of videos to discuss causes, symptoms and possi...

Let's Talk About Infertility

Fiona McPhillips | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona McPhillips

I know what some of you are thinking: the world is overpopulated already, so many unwanted children out there, why don't you "just adopt"?... What about those who've already experienced the miracle of pregnancy and birth - why don't they adopt instead of having, say, a second or third pregnancy?

The Three-P's of Infertility

Candace Wohl | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Candace Wohl

Talk about challenging your mentally stability. The love that 6 years worth of this infertile life has for our future child is insurmountable. I put my body, mind and financial future through infertility hell just for the chance to have a baby.

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.