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Volunteer Friendly award in the North Lanarkshire

Fertility Network Scotland have achieved the Volunteer Friendly award in the North Lanarkshire area. This award recognises groups who ensure volunteers are always involved in covering a range of topics e.g. understanding volunteers, volunteer diversity, equal opportunities and recruitment, volunteer support and celebrating volunteer contributions and impact. Fertility Network Scotland…

Want to be on our Scotland Management Committee?

Fertility Network Scotland are seeking new members for its Scotland Management Committee.  Applications are welcome from any person with an interest or experience in the sector. These are voluntary positions.  Members of the committee are unpaid but reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.  There are approximately 4 meetings per year,…

I lost my fertility through cancer treatment.

Fertility Network media volunteer Ruth gives her view on scientists growing human eggs in the lab.

Human eggs grown for first time in lab

Fertility Network UK statement

Southend slashes NHS IVF; Essex the UK’s IVF black spot

Southend has cut the number of NHS IVF cycles it offers from 2 to just 1 partial cycle and removed NHS IVF for women over 40

Ibuprofen taken in the first three months of pregnancy may harm the future fertility of baby girls – Fertility Network UK responds

Fertility Network statement on research suggesting ibuprofen taken in early pregnancy may damage female babies' future fertility

Full funding of IVF treatment would lower rates of multiple pregnancies – Fertility Network UK responds

Fertility network statement on RCOG paper on full funding of IVF and multiple pregnancies

Continuing our support in N. Ireland

After 13 years working for the Charity in Northern Ireland, Sharon Davidson has decided to move on in a different career direction. Sharon has really enjoyed working for the Charity and will miss the committed staff, whom she describes as caring, supportive and really focussed on the needs of those…

Did you hear about the first #TTC Lunch?

On Saturday 20th January 2018 over 100 men and women from the trying to conceive community, many from Instagram, came together for a lunch organised by IVF Babble and some other amazing individuals. The Fertility Network UK were proud to support the event alongside several other speakers. This is the…

8 Lancashire CCGs reconsult on cutting NHS IVF

Please complete online survey here before 6 April 2018 to oppose these cuts

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…