Trying to Conceive

Desperate To Fall Pregnant? I Know It's Hard, But Try Not To Stress It

Emily Street | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Parents
Emily Street

But as a practitioner of complementary therapies, like hypnotherapy for fertility, it's my overwhelming belief that keeping your stress in check is vital for women either looking to fall pregnant naturally or for those who are going through IVF.

Trying For A Baby Can Be Very Trying Indeed

Darryl Smith | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Parents
Darryl Smith

If you have a partner who wants a baby prepare to enter a hedonistic hell of lacy negligee, scented candles and ovulation strips lined up on the bathroom windowsill. The former have the effect of getting you in the mood in the early days of trying as your wife or partner enters ovulation (this will largely be guess work to begin with).

Getting Pregnant Quiz: Can You Tell The Difference Between Fact and Fiction?

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Parents

Some couples spend years trying to get pregnant, eating all the right things, having regular sex and keeping track of an ovulation calendar like your ...

Trying For a Baby (And Being in the Red)

Katie Portman | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Parents
Katie Portman

It took my husband and I over two years of trying to conceive before I was incredibly fortunate to become pregnant (without medical assistance) with my daughter. A blessing I have never taken for granted.

Apparently This Is The Best Time Of Year To Try For A Baby

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Parents

This Christmas could be about more than just presents and booze, as a new, large-scale study has revealed December is the best time to try for a baby....

Lost Libidos, Awkward Sex and Fertility Windows

Ella Mathews | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ella Mathews

Over the past couple of years, a combination of chronic pain, work-related stress, feeling miserable and all the associated medications have destroyed my libido. Obliterated it even, like sexual napalm.

Staying Sane When Trying to Conceive

Ella Mathews | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Parents
Ella Mathews

'Relax', they say, 'it'll happen when you stop thinking about it'. I'm trying, I really am. But how do you strike a balance between optimising your chance of getting pregnant and staying sane?

Fertility Education in Schools Is a No-Brainer

Dee Armstrong | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dee Armstrong

I definitely felt panic. My younger sister had beaten me to it and had a baby by this stage - I couldn't believe I would ever be able to meet Mr Right, let alone have it all come together 'in time'. It caused me real anguish.

A Half a Womb Wonder

Jennifer Hill | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Parents
Jennifer Hill

Trying to get pregnant for us is a down right palaver and the latter stages of my pregnancy also came with its own set of complications. A guessing game of how big will my womb would stretch if at all. Oh and a breech baby with not enough room to turn to add to the mix.

Trying to Conceive and Erectile Dysfunction: Three Things You Can Do When the Sex Isn't Working

Dee Armstrong | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dee Armstrong

When a couple experiences erectile dysfunction from time to time it's embarrassing and frustrating. When it goes on for longer and becomes a chronic problem it's extremely stressful and can have a negative impact on the relationship.

The Top Nine Embarrassing Sex Questions For Women Trying to Conceive

Zita West | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zita West

It can be awkward discussing embarrassing sex questions with your doctor so, to save your blushes, here are my answers to the most common questions about sex I get asked from women and couples trying to conceive...

The Impact Stress Has On Your Fertility

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Can I have children? is a question most women ask themselves after a certain age, particularly as we tend to have kids later on in life. But genet...

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?

Do You Really Need an App to Tell You When to Have Sex?

Veronica Montgomery | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Veronica Montgomery

In this day and age where the smart phone is consulted over every aspect of our lives, it's not such a surprise to learn that people are even being told by their iphone to head to the bedroom!

Trying To Conceive? Pop A Multivitamin Pill, Say Experts

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 02.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Women trying to conceive should take multivitamins pills as it could double their chances of becoming pregnant, say experts. The study by the Unive...

'Fertility Switch' Could Save Women From Pain Of Infertility Or Miscarriage

Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 17.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists from the Imperial College London have discovered a ‘fertility switch’ that could help treat infertility and miscarriage in the future. ...