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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...

Mum's Powerful Photo Shows Reality Of IVF Treatment

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Parents

A new mum has shared a powerful photo of her daughter surrounded by hundreds of IVF syringes she used to get pregnant. Angela said she wanted to s...

Couple's Video Of Baby Joy Captures The Emotional Rollercoaster Of IVF

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Parents

A couple has documented their IVF baby joy in a poignant video that captures the emotional reality of struggling to conceive . Jade Hartley and he...

Infertility Isnt a Dirty Word

Jules Furness | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Parents
Jules Furness

Whilst I don't feel it is something a woman should HAVE to tell everyone, I'm just saying perhaps the option of talking about it should be considered too. That if someone chooses not to talk about it, they say so in a firm but kind way.

Virgin Births: 25 Heterosexual Women In Britain Have Given Birth Without Ever Having Sex

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Parents

A virgin birth was once considered to be a miracle but now, thanks to advances in fertility treatments, a number of women in Britain have given birth ...

Meet The Same-Sex Couple Who Tried For 8 Years For Their Baby

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Parents

For same-sex couples, the decision to start a family comes with a series of hurdles. It marks the beginning of difficult process of navigating fertili...

The Success of the Latest Egg Freezing Technology Dispels Scaremongering Headlines

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Geeta Nargund

Saturday's Times ran a front page headline entitled 'Egg-freezing: we mustn't give women false hope'. The piece questioned the efficacy of egg-freezin...