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How To Tell Your Child They've Been Born With Help From An Egg Donor

Jana Brezinova | Posted 16.10.2017 | UK Parents
Jana Brezinova

While the rules surrounding the anonymity of donors varies from country to country, there is no legal obligation to tell a child they have been born as a result of a donor.

Waiting For Our Baby

Sharron Phillips | Posted 12.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sharron Phillips

The passing of time is something none of us can control. It's become my enemy over the last few years. Starting with us trying for children and then moving to heartbreak when we lost my cousin to cancer in 2016. Time moving forward caused pain, it's frustrating and there is absolutely nothing we can do about it.

Harry Judd Speaks Honestly About How IVF Affected His Relationship With Wife Izzy

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 09.10.2017 | UK Parents

Harry Judd has opened up about how going through IVF affected his relationship with his wife Izzy. The ‘McFly’ drummer, 31, and Izzy have two chil...

Father Loses Damages Claim After Ex-Girlfriend ‘Tricked Doctors Into Impregnating Her’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.10.2017 | UK
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A father has lost his High Court action against a London IVF clinic over the conception of his daughter by his ex-partner after their split. The man, ...

Top Five Baby Making Mistakes - And How To Avoid Them

Zita West | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Zita West

Making the decision to 'try' for a baby is an exciting time in a couple's relationship. Sadly, for some people having a baby isn't as simple as just having sex and then falling pregnant quickly. While many people have a smooth route to pregnancy, other couples struggle to conceive, with 1 in 7 couples experiencing fertility issues.

Why You Shouldn't Lose Hope If You Have A Miscarriage After Your First Round Of IVF

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK Parents

Women who miscarry during their first full round of IVF are more likely to have a baby after further treatment, than women who don’t get pregnant at...

Childlessness: Is It A Gift Or An Affliction?

Katherine Baldwin | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Baldwin

I am not someone who tried tirelessly to have a family; who spent thousands of pounds and years of my life on failed IVF treatments; who received a devastating diagnosis of unexplained infertility; who tried and failed to adopt; who miscarried; or whose child tragically died. Nor am I someone who's imagined herself as a mother throughout her adult life.

Minority Report: Them And (A Much Smaller) 'Us'

Samantha Walsh | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Walsh

If you see me walking down the street, dressed up to the nines to meet my friends for a night out, or on my way to work, you'd be forgiven for assuming I was the epitome of Western privilege, and in many ways I am: educated; employed; financially independent; a homeowner, albeit mortgaged - although otherwise debt-free.

Let's Talk About Sex And IVF

Dr Hana Visnova | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Hana Visnova

Many internet forums are devoted to the debate surrounding whether you should continue having intercourse during fertility treatment. Some doctors issue a blanket ban against it. I think this is crazy.

Infertility - Let's Shift The Paradigm From Treatment To Prevention

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Geeta Nargund

With 1 out of 6 couples now requiring a fertility doctor to help them achieve a pregnancy, I disagree with the suggestion that women do not need such tests unless they are having trouble conceiving. These tests provide both men and women with crucial information about their chances of conceiving that enables them to make informed decisions before it may be too late.

'Lorraine' Viewers Slam Guest Who Argues NHS Should Not Fund IVF

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Parents

Viewers of ‘Lorraine’ reacted with anger to a guest on the show who claimed that women should not be able to get IVF on the NHS. Sirena Bergman, a...

Find Your Emotional Resilience Superpower

Russell Davis | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Russell Davis

Trying to get pregnant or going through fertility treatment such as IVF can be exhausting emotionally. They call it an emotional roller-coaster for a reason. However it doesn't have to be. We have greater emotional resources and resilience than we think. What I learnt on our journey is that it was my future thinking that kept me on the roller-coaster.

'No Happy Ending' - The IVF Story That Doesn't Often Get Told

Carly Ellen Lee | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Parents
Carly Ellen Lee

Perhaps we could share our news? Our third bloods a week after that were right on track, perfect. Then the pregnancy symptoms started to kick in. Do you know how good it feels to finally actually feel pregnant? The tiredness, sickness and constant peeing meant it felt real. It wasn't just a number on a scale.

A Blood Test Could Predict The Likelihood Of Pregnancy Ending In Miscarriage

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Parents

A blood test could reveal the likelihood of a pregnancy ending in miscarriage, a new study suggests. Scientists at the Glasgow Centre for Reproductive...

Mummy's Heart - The End Of Maternity Leave

Deb Bunn | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Parents
Deb Bunn

Just 18 short months ago my heart was breaking because it was looking like I would never be a mummy. Having spent years of loving my nieces and nephews and waiting my turn, I was facing the reality that I might not ever have a child of my own. I was sad and getting sadder.

The Demon Voice Tormenting A Fat Girl

Sharron Phillips | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sharron Phillips

I have gone many years as a "chunky monkey", I think the very truth of the matter is that I have always felt like "that girl" - the plain, frumpy one, the DUFF. I was always the ugly one out of my friends. I hate that word 'ugly', but for the purposes of this blog and honesty that's how I felt.

Coping With Infertility On Father's Day

Dr Geetha Venkat | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Parents
Dr Geetha Venkat

Joining a support group can often be a good idea where you can share your emotions amongst caring, like-minded individuals. At HSFC we know the fertility journey can be very stressful and we believe that reducing this stress will contribute significantly to your overall health and well-being.

Lucy Pargeter Was 'Gutted' She Couldn't Watch Twins Being Born During Caesarean Birth

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Parents

Lucy Pargeter has introduced her newborn twins to the world and opened up about her caesarean birth at 37 weeks. The ‘Emmerdale’ actress, who welc...

Fertility And Age: Knowing Where You Stand

Dr Geetha Venkat | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Parents
Dr Geetha Venkat

At the Harley Street Fertility Clinic, we use a number of methods to evaluate a woman's fertility health. It really is crucial to undergo fertility health-checks in order to know where you stand and if you need to take steps to preserve your fertility (such as egg freezing) for the future.

Natural And Mild IVF - How Fertility Treatment Has Moved On From My Day

Diane Chandler | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Parents
Diane Chandler

I was honoured recently to speak on the same platform as Geeta Nargund, Founder and Medical Director of CREATE Fertilty. Organised by City Parents, a network for professional parents, the lunchtime event was attended by both men and women struggling to conceive. I was asked to talk about my personal journey through IVF.

9 Things Not To Say To People Going Through IVF

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Parents

Going through IVF treatment can be one of the most draining things you could possibly do, emotionally and physically. And while the end results are mo...

'Emmerdale' Actress Lucy Pargeter Has Given Birth To Twins

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Parents

Lucy Pargeter has given birth to twins with her husband Rudi Coleano. A spokeswoman for the ITV show said in a statement: “Lucy Pargeter and Rudi Co...

The Non-Mum Network

Samantha Walsh | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Walsh

Years later, feeling strong and positive once more, I made a conscious decision not to let the whole experience of being turned away from the Mum Club continue to get me down. I had a lightbulb moment - an idea so obvious that I instantly wondered why I'd not come up with it sooner: I'd open my own club.

Lucy Pargeter Shares Tips For Couples Going Through IVF From Her Own Experience

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Parents

Lucy Pargeter has shared her top tips for parents-to-be going through IVF after experiencing the fertility treatment herself. The ‘Emmerdale’ actr...

Fertility Network UK Patient Day Of Action Saturday 25th March - One in Five Couples Now Struggle to Conceive, But IVF Must Not Just Be For The Wealthy

Diane Chandler | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Diane Chandler

My husband and I met late, married soon after and began trying for a baby somewhere in between. We bought a house in leafy Chiswick, back when you could, settled in, and kept on trying. By the time I hit thirty-eight I was desperate for a child and it wasn't happening.