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Problems Getting Pregnant Second Time Around?

Dr Geetha Venkat | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Parents
Dr Geetha Venkat

It is not uncommon for couples to want to extend their family. However, it is not unusual to experience infertility when trying for a second or third child. The situation can be stressful and upsetting and also difficult to process, especially if the first pregnancy went without a hitch.

Ten Tips On Surviving Infertility

Lucy Peploe | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK Parents
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Lucy Peploe

In the UK, around 1 in 8 couples are affected by infertility, yet many conceal their conception troubles. If every eighth couple may struggle to have a baby, then why don't we talk about it more? Surely we need break down the taboo of infertility in this day and age and if I can help just one other person to know that they are not alone in the infertile fog, then my job is done.

IVF: Cutting Costs And Bridging The Social Divide

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK
Dr Geeta Nargund

In the last 20 years much has changed in the field of fertility treatment -advances in technology we could not have dreamed of even twenty years ago. The challenge now is to harness those advances in ways that puts women's health at the heart of every decision, to ensure that current IVF treatment is made less expensive and safer for women and finally to push forward on current exciting research to slash the costs of fertility treatment to make IVF more accessible to couples across the social divide.

Couple Issue Fertility Treatment Warning After Spending £21k On Unnecessary IVF

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Parents

A mum and dad are warning other parents-to-be to ensure they have full medical checks before paying for private fertility treatment. Sarah Anderson an...

Most Fertility Tracking Apps Get it Wrong

Dee Armstrong | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Parents
Dee Armstrong

Photo: Sam Edwards - Getty Images/OJO Images RF A new study published in the scientific journal Obstetrics and Gynaecology says that most period and ...

Desperate to Be a Dad? Read On...

Veronica Montgomery | Posted 15.06.2016 | 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.

Mum-To-Be's 'Bittersweet' IVF Pregnancy Announcement

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Parents

A mum-to-be has captured the struggle she went through to conceive her first child in one powerful image. The woman, known only as Macy, photographed ...

Woman In Her 70s Gives Birth To First Child Following IVF

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Parents

A woman in her 70s has become a mother for the first time following her third round of IVF treatment. Daljinder Kaur and her partner Mohinder Singh Gi...

One Single Lady, a Donor and a Potential Baby

Nicky Miles | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nicky Miles

I started to feel pressure. Pressure a lot of women feel in their 30s. I felt that I had to be like all my friends. I literally felt my biological clock ticking away loudly in the background. I'm pretty sure some of my boyfriends did too. I became obsessed with finding 'the one'.

How Old Is Too Old to Become a Mum?

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Parents
Anniki Sommerville

If you don't want to be a Mum that's great. I hate all the patronising crap that says you have to have a child in order to be a real woman. Scratch that. I don't like the way every interview, with a famous woman, has to mention whether she has kids or not (and assume there's a secret heartbreak if she hasn't). But the key thing is CHOICE.

Grandmother Who Gave Birth Aged 55 Hits Back At Critics

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Parents

A grandmother who gave birth to triplets aged 55 has hit back at critics who have called her "selfish". Sharon Cutts and her 40-year-old boyfriend Stu...

Grandmother, 55, Gives Birth To Triplets After £15,000 IVF

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Parents

Britain's oldest mother of triplets has given birth to three healthy babies at the age of 55. Sharon Cutts and boyfriend Stuart Reynolds, 40, welcomed...

Woman's Pregnancy Hope After Receiving Frozen Ovary Taken From Body Before Puberty

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who had her ovary removed and frozen as a child has had the organ implanted back into her body so she can become a mother. If the transplant p...

Men With 'Super Sperm' Offered Free IVF Course For Friends Or Family

SWNS | Amy Packham | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK Parents

A fertility clinic is offering men with good quality sperm the chance to nominate a friend or family member for free IVF treatment. Privately-run Bou...

Saira Khan: 'I Send A Wish To My Daughter's Birth Mother Once A Year'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK Parents

Loose Women star Saira Khan's road to becoming a mum-of-two was far from easy. Not long after she married her husband, Steve Hyde, Khan realised s...

Chrissy Teigen Chose The Sex Of Her Baby

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Parents

Chrissy Teigen is pleased as punch that she's expecting a baby girl, but she wasn't surprised - as she selected her baby's gender herself. The mode...

IVF: Seeing Past the Scare Stories

Madeleine Thompson | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Parents
Madeleine Thompson

Every child, however they were conceived, is human and it is easy for people to detach themselves by calling them 'IVF babies' or in the case of early successes, 'Test Tube Babies'. But they are still real, feeling humans.

Doctors Debate Whether Children Born Through IVF Could Face Health Problems In Later Life

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK Parents

Undergoing IVF is an "evolutionary experiment" that could be as big a health disaster for children as junk food, a scientist claims. Dr Pascal Gagn...

Tyra Banks Announces Birth Of 'Miracle Baby Boy'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Parents

Tyra Banks has welcomed her first child into the world via surrogate. The former supermodel, 42, announced the news on Instagram by sharing a photo...

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

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 01.12.2015 | 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...

My Baby Cost £70,000

The Huffington Post UK/SWNS | Amy Sharpe | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Parents

A woman who underwent 10 years of IVF treatment has told of her joy at finally having her first child - after spending £70,000 on fertility treatment...

Fertility Funding - The Good, the Bad and the Essex

Kate Brian | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK
Kate Brian

We're justifiably proud of our National Health Service in the UK, but when it comes to fertility treatment, there's nothing very national about it. Whether or not you qualify for medical help from the NHS for a fertility problem depends entirely on where you live, and the postcode lottery for IVF treatment causes great distress to many patients.

IVF: Latest Research Shows Negative Effects of High Drug Stimulation

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Geeta Nargund

Different dosages of drugs are used by different clinics, with some clinics even using 600 IU of FSH per day which is very high. Some clinics also give "off label" medication during the implantation phase and early pregnancy. It is concerning that there is no regulation as to what drugs are given and in what dosages.

Ovarian Cancer Risk Linked To IVF In New Study

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Women who have undergone IVF are a third more likely to develop ovarian cancer than the average woman, a new study suggests. Scientists at Universi...

This Test Could Increase A Woman's Chance Of Getting Pregnant Through IVF By 80%

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Parents

Scientists believe they have developed an affordable test that will increase a woman's chance of getting pregnant through IVF by 70 to 80%. The tes...