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ACeBabes Mums Night Out

On Friday 16 June a group of 8 ACeBabes Mums met for a social night out in Belfast.  The group, who met at a local restaurant, valued the time to talk about their experiences of waiting years, in some cases, for their children and some talked about their wish to…

N. Ireland Family Day planned for Sunday 18 June

On Sunday 18 June at 1.30pm a group of 12 ACeBabes children and their parents will meet at Tullynewbank Riding stables in Glenavy for a beginners Pony Trekking session.  Afterwards an indoor picnic is planned at the facility.  Children over 4 years old are able to participate in the pony…

New Online Groups England

Fertility Network UK has recently launched three new online support groups: A secondary infertility group:  We have a new group for parents who are experiencing fertility problems which will meet online once every other month. If you would like to join the group or to find out more about it,…

Volunteers’ Week is here!

Happy Volunteer’s Week to the outstanding Fertility Network volunteers we have the pleasure to work with. We have volunteers across the UK who kindly donate their time to support those with fertility issues in their local communities. Our volunteers provide peer support by running local support groups and our Main…

N.Ireland Co-ordinator working with Human Rights Commission

The N. Ireland Co-ordinator is working with legal representatives and the Human Rights Commission to challenge the inadequate NHS criteria for IVF fertility treatment for same sex couples. Fertility Network UK, on behalf of our Service Users, are keen to see movement in N. Ireland towards full implementation of the…

Scottish Fertility Options day a success!

Fertility Network Scotland were delighted to organise and host our annual Scottish Fertility Options day on Saturday 6th May 2017 in Glasgow. Information is vital no matter where you are on your journey and being informed will help you cope better with the ‘Fertility Rollercoaster’.  It brings people together who…

Support for those in Northern Ireland

A group from the charity, who are living a life of involuntary childlessness, attended a Mindfulness workshop on Saturday 13 May at NICVA, Belfast, N. Ireland.  Frank Liddy from Aware, a mental health awareness charity, delivered the Mindfulness "taster workshop" and all who attended appreciated the benefits and would be…

Thorns & Flowers: Infertility experiences of Black and Minority Ethnic Women

This project was carried out by an interdisciplinary team of female researchers at Cardiff and Aberystwyth and set out to explore the use of an arts & drawing workshop to understand the infertility experiences of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Women. The team are now pleased to announce that the booklet…

Scottish Fertility Options Day – A Route Forward

When: 6 May 2017, 10am - 3pm Where: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow #fertilityscotland2017 - Fertility Network Scotland are holding the Scottish Fertility Options Day to help more people gain access to fertility expertise and advice.  Finding help and information about fertility issues can be a daunting, that’s why…

Proposals for more cuts to IVF – Richmond and Croydon

Both Richmond and Croydon CCG are consulting on proposals to cut funding for fertility treatment. If you want to have your say on these proposals, you can respond to the consultation and also go along to the open meetings. Richmond are holding a public meeting on 27th February and Croydon…