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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.

'Emmerdale' Star Lucy Pargeter Hid First IVF Attempt From Bosses As She Feared For Her Career

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Parents

‘Emmerdale’ actress Lucy Pargeter revealed she hid her first IVF attempt from her bosses at ITV. The 39-year-old, who is currently pregnant with t...

Nutritional Fertility Boost In A Day

Zita West | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Parents
Zita West

So, what can be done to boost your natural fertility from breakfast to dinner? Here are some meals I would highly recommend putting into your fertility boosting day to day nutrition plan.

Getting Over A Failed IVF Cycle

Russell Davis | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Russell Davis

Accepting it is Tough An unsuccessful IVF cycle can be devastating. So often striving towards a goal of getting pregnant with such focus and dedicatio...

Mum Creates Adorable Onesies For 'Miracle Babies' Born Through IVF

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has created adorable bodysuits for “miracle” babies who were born through IVF. Emma Wehrman, 30, from North Carolina, US, was inspired to cr...

Mum-To-Be Announces Pregnancy With Poignant Picture After Waiting 953 Days

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Parents

A couple who waited for 953 days to fall pregnant shared the news they were expecting twins with a poignant photo. Lauren Walker, from Texas, US, summ...

Project You V Project Baby

Russell Davis | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Parents
Russell Davis

Through working with my clients and my own personal experience it has become clear to me that the thoughts, feelings and beliefs we experience on our fertility journey are not caused by or specific to our fertility journey.

Seven Things You Should Never Say To People Going Through IVF

Lauren Vaknine | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Parents
Lauren Vaknine

People going through fertility treatment don't want sympathy; what we want is validation of our feelings, validation of the flurry of emotions that are stirred up in us as we embark upon one of the most difficult things we'll ever endure. We need to know that you get how hard it is, even if you haven't been through it yourself...

Valentine's Day And IVF (Not Tonight Honey - I'm Watching My Ovaries)

Rachel Cathan | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Parents
Rachel Cathan

I once imagined that having a baby would be a pretty romantic affair. I figured that we'd conceive this baby on holiday or following a candlelit meal. I fantasised about how I would tell my husband, maybe by wrapping the pregnancy test as a gift, or spelling out the news in Alphabetti Spaghetti on his plate.

It's Not What We Do It's Why We Do It

Russell Davis | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Parents
Russell Davis

What I find interesting, but actually not surprised about, is that we conceived naturally a few months after making these decisions and changes to my life. We weren't even trying because we thought there wasn't any point.

Chrissy Teigen Responds To Troll Who Criticised Her For Not Trying To Conceive 'Naturally'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Parents

Chrissy Teigen shut down a troll who criticised her for not “trying” to conceive her second child naturally. The 31-year-old, who has a 10-month-o...

Why Shouldn't Janet Jackson Have A Baby At 50?

Jay McCarthy | Posted 08.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jay McCarthy

When news broke that Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana had welcomed a healthy baby boy, I was delighted for them. Yet, despite the world's good wishes towards Janet, who reportedly "had a stress-free, healthy delivery", it was sad that most people seemed more concerned about her age.

George Michael Anonymously Helped This Woman Become A Mother

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Parents

George Michael anonymously donated money to a woman so she could pay for fertility treatment, after he saw her on ‘This Morning’, it has been reve...

Three Person Babies: Who Do We Recognise As Parents And Why?

Lisa Webley | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Parents
Lisa Webley

English law provides that the person who gives birth to the child is automatically the legal mother, and the man who undergoes fertility treatment with that woman is the legal father regardless of whether it was his sperm that was used to create the child.

Mitochondrial Donation - How The Patient Voice Helped To Make History

Claire Wright | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Parents
Claire Wright

We are so proud of the processes that have been followed in the UK and we are confident that all the rigorous scrutiny of the science behind Mitochondrial Donation means that families applying to use this technique soon will absolutely have the best chance of success.