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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

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…

HFEA’s UK Fertility Patient Experience Survey 2018

The HFEA want to find out more about people’s experiences of fertility treatment, whether that be IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation), Donor Insemination (DI), Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) or fertility preservation (e.g. egg or sperm freezing).