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Be kind to yourself this Mother’s Day

For anyone in the fertility community Mother’s Day can be one of the most agonising days of the year. You can be bombarded with Mother’s Day posts on social media, as well as adverts on television and cards in shops even in the weeks coming up to this Sunday. No…

Major review ordered into NHS-funded IVF treatment (and that could mean bad news for Stoke-on-Trent couples)

Stoke-on-Trent couples are currently the big winners in the IVF postcode lottery

I froze my eggs to have family but archaic laws mean I’m about to lose my only chance

Women should have the right to choose when to have children.

NHS Herts Valleys CCG reinstate funding for IVF

Effective from the 1st April 2019, Herts Valleys clinical commissioning group (CCG) have decided to reinstate funding for one IVF cycle for eligible couples. In October 2017, the CCG took the decision to withdraw funding for IVF when it was placed in formal financial turnaround. This week’s decision reinstates the…

Wa-Hoo! Donor Dad and Donor Mum by Jonathon Shipton Review

With not many children’s books about donor conception, this might be a helpful story for heterosexual parents of sperm donor conceived children to look at with their offspring. There are some nice turns of phrase about babies in general, and my daughter liked the illustrations and small hand held size…

Fertility Network UK Patient Survey

We would love to hear your feedback and experience of the services that Fertility Network provide, as well as any suggestions for improvement. Please click here to complete the survey.

Things that matter are hard: a review of “Instant Family“

There is a moment about a third of the way into the new film Instant Family that felt as though someone had recorded my conversation in private and played it out to a cinema full of people. It was funny, awful, upsetting but utterly real all at the same time…

Fertility Network launches Fertility in the Workplace initiative to support employers and employees

  Speaking at the launch of Fertility Network’s Fertility in the Workplace initiative, chief executive Aileen Feeney said: ‘Fertility treatment is on the increase with approaching 68,000 treatment cycles carried out every year in the UK and 1 in 6 couples (3.5 million people) affected, yet the majority of employers…

Fresh hope for childless couples as Fertility Network’s #Scream4IVF petition is presented to Prime Minister Theresa May

On the 14th of January at 3pm, leading national patient charity Fertility Network presented its #Scream4IVF petition calling for fair access to NHS fertility treatment and an end to the IVF postcode lottery to Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street, London. Petitions which reach 100,000 signatures prove the public…

What to do with unused fertility medicines

Your IVF treatment cycle is over and you’ve got leftover fertility drugs. What can you do with these unused fertility medications? You may not want to see them go to waste, especially if you had to pay for these very expensive medicines yourself, but is it okay to donate or…

Tickets are now on sale for The Fertility Show Manchester!

Returning to Manchester for 2019, visitors to The Fertility Show will have unparalleled access to the greatest minds in fertility including a diverse range of exhibitors, speakers and support groups. Listen to panels of experts at the Let’s Talk Fertility stage and join an informative seminar. The unique seminar programme…

Fertility Network responds to HFEA state of fertility sector report and national patient survey

Commenting on the HFEA’s state of the fertility sector report and patient survey, Aileen Feeney, chief executive of patient-focused charity Fertility Network, said: ‘Fertility Network is pleased to have supported the HFEA in the development of the new National Fertility Patient Survey, and that their plans provide a focus on…

Coping with Christmas

Is there a best way to face the festive season when it fills you with dread? Here are some tips.

Have your say on the future of fertility treatment at NHS West Kent Clinical CCG

With a growing gap between the money available to pay for NHS care and the costs the NHS faces, NHS West Kent Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is considering reducing the number of cycles of IVF that would be funded by the NHS. This would enable more investment in other health…

Lost Embryos survey

A student from the University of Sussex creating a book which expresses the feelings of women who are struggling to conceive and the feelings of loss that they get when their period starts. It would be very helpful if you could give in your words, how these things make you…

Have your say on fertility services in West Kent

With a growing gap between the money available to pay for NHS care and the costs the NHS faces, NHS West Kent Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is considering reducing the number of cycles of IVF that would be funded by the NHS. This would enable more investment in other health…

The worst five words you can say to a couple experiencing infertility

'Why can't you just adopt?' It is a phrase that is repeatedly aimed at one of society's most isolated and misunderstood groups: those facing infertility. Time and again we hear those words, as though a magic formula has been found to sweep away years of trying, treatment and heartache. If only…

The Long Road to Baby BBC Radio Podcast

A post-IVF exploration into the alternative ways to become parents.

Fertility Fairness Audit

Male BMI and age, and other arbitrary criteria should not be used to ration access to NHS fertility services, says Fertility Fairness