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Sharon Davidson meets with MLA’s in Northern Ireland

  Sharon Davidson met Paula Bradshaw, Alliance Party Spokesperson and Kellie Armstrong MLA at Parliament Buildings Stormont on Monday 8 January 2018 to talk about NHS IVF treatment for same sex female couples and moving beyond 1 NHS IVF treatment cycle for all couples in N. Ireland.

The Fertility Show – Manchester 2018

Whether you're looking to start a family, or if you're having difficulty conceiving for a second or third time, The Fertility Show will give you all the tools you need to make informed decisions about the options available to you to become a parent.  This is a unique environment to meet…

ACeBabes Christmas family meet up

On Sunday 10 December, 12 Acebabes children from N. Ireland (aged from 2-years to 14-years) and their parents attended a fun activity evening including ten-pin bowling and climbing at Dundonald Sports Complex.  Afterwards they got the opportunity to meet and receive presents from Santa in a specially adapted grotto in…

Coping with Christmas

Facing the festive season when struggling with fertility problems can be too painful to bear; here are some thoughts on how to cope

Fertility Network UK statement on HFEA fertility sector report 2016-2017

Concerns about the number of adverse incidents at fertility clinics continuing to rise

Conceiving Histories Exhibition

A review by Kerry, More to Life Member The Peltz Gallery, Birbeck College, University of London This exhibition came about partly because literary historian, Dr. Isabel Davis, was curious as to whether “something that hasn't happened could have a history?” Working alongside Artist, Anna Burel, they have produced what initially…

#childlesshour on Twitter

Created in 2017, each and every Tuesday evening at 8pm #childlesshour, hosted by Walk in Our Shoes, is an opportunity to meet others who are childless not by choice on Twitter.  The conversation is fast, fun and varied and has already brought people more information, inspiration and confidence.  Whether you…

The Lister Fertility Clinic – Free IVF Cycles

The Lister Fertility Clinic continues its pledge to assist couples unable to access fertility treatment on the NHS.

Coping with Christmas

Join Jody Day, the Founder of Gateway Women, on this free, live video webinar on: ‘Coping with Christmas’ Saturday 2nd December 2017, 6-7pm GMT Limited numbers so make sure you register today. Click here to find out more.  http://gateway-women.com/workshops/coping-with-christmas-a-free-live-online-webinar-with-jody-day-sat-2nd-december-2017-6pm-gmt/

Why companies need a Children in the Workplace Policy

Dealing with maternity and children in the workplace can be difficult. Employers often don't recognise the sensitivities around people who are involuntarily childless. A member of the MTL community had this article published in the HR Magazine recently. Have you had this conversation with your employer? Is it something you…

Male Infertility

This year’s National Fertility Awareness Week saw considerable coverage, with many channels helping to highlight male infertility.  The coverage included new research by Leeds Beckett University showing the impacts on men due to infertility.  Find out more about the research here. (http://fertilitynetworkuk.org/male-infertility-is-emasculating-its-treatment-one-sided-and-insensitive-and-emotional-support-is-lacking-first-qualitative-survey-of-mens-experiences-of-fertility-problems-finds/) Watch Sheridan Voysey who spoke to BBC news…

Help needed: to find out how people feel about the use of their personal data in fertility research

Please help by completing a short, anonymous survey - just 5 questions

Fertility Network UK statement on egg freezing

Do you know the five ages of female fertility?

Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire U-turn on female age restriction plans for NHS IVF

A wonderful example of patient power: 90% voted against the introduction of strict female age restrictions

Bath and North East Somerset plan cuts to NHS IVF

The proposal would mean only women under 35 and over 23 would be able to access NHS IVF; age restrictions will be introduced for men too

8 CCGs in Kent and Medway consider cutting or removing NHS IVF

The 8 CCGs currently provide 2 partial cycles and are considering cutting this to just 1 partial cycle or 0 cycles

#IVFGoldStandard available in only four areas of England, in stark contrast to Scotland

Scotland provides the #IVFGold standard - 3 full IVF cycles for women under 40 and access if one of a couple has a child from a previous relationship. In contrast, in England, it is your postcode and your pay packet, and not your medical need, which are now the key…

It’s National Fertility Awareness Week 30 Oct -5 Nov 2017

Join us in providing support, improving awareness, raising funds and changing perceptions for everyone affected by fertility issues

National Fertility Awareness Week 30 Oct – 5 Nov 2017

National Fertility Awareness Week 30 October – 5 November is just a week away. Find out what's happening here