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The Importance of Connecting with Others

I write this during one of those busy weeks.  The diary is full to the rafters.  Work deadlines are due.  The cleaning needs doing.  The whole household is sick with a cold.  It is also Baby Loss awareness week, and while this date is always on my radar, I have…

Fertility benefits: the missing piece of the health and wellbeing puzzle

Evidence and peer-based research from Fertifa. Following our survey in June that 96% of employers will place more focus on employee health and wellbeing as a result of the pandemic, it has been widely acknowledged that now is a perfect opportunity for businesses to review their existing health and wellbeing…

Coping with Other People’s Pregnancy Announcements

When you’re trying to conceive and it’s taking longer than you expected, suddenly the world can seem like it’s full of bumps, babies and other people’s pregnancy announcements. Dealing with other people’s pregnancy announcements is hard enough, but it can be particularly painful when it’s someone close to you, someone…

Ready for treatment, delayed by COVID

we are continuing to persevere  Louise It has been such an uncertain time for everyone but having fertility treatment delayed due to COVID-19 has carried an extra burden for us, especially when there are already so many external pressures due to the current situation. We have struggled with the unknown…

New findings show no benefit of ‘scratch’ for first time IVF rounds

New ‘gold standard’ research led by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Sheffield has shown that women undergoing IVF for the first time did not benefit from having an endometrial scratch prior to IVF treatment. The findings of the £1.2m UK Multicentre Endometrial Scratch Randomised Trial,…

Mild ovarian stimulation for IVF by Geeta Nargund, Create Fertility

An excerpt from an article on Mild IVF by Geeta Nargund of Create Fertility, one of Fertility Network's Partners. "Mild ovarian stimulation for IVF is the smartest way forward The aim of IVF treatment is to achieve a healthy full-term baby, with minimal health risks to the woman and her…

Anya chats to Adoption UK

Our lovely Anya Sizer was invited to chat to Adoption UK to talk about her experiences of Fertility Treatment and Adoption. If you'd like more information about Adoption, head to the Adoption UK website.

Middlesex University Study: Covid19 and Paused Treatments

Fertility Network have partnered with Middlesex University to support their research into how those who have had treatment paused, due to Covid19, have been affected. The COVID-19 outbreak is an incredibly difficult time for people who were due to embark on fertility treatment or who were already having treatment, leading…

Are you signed up to the #twopointsixchallenge?

Have you signed up for the #TwopointsixChallenge?! To help Fertility Network and other charities through this summer there's something BIG taking place! And we'd love you to be a part of it. Instead of the London Marathon on the 26th April, you can start your own 2.6 challenge - whatever…

Covid-19 Your FET Questions Answered

Questions and Answers 1. Will a frozen embryo transfer be as successful as a fresh cycle and does this depend on your age? The chances of success with frozen embryos are very similar to fresh embryos and that is related to the woman’s age at the time of collecting the…

Covid-19

In April 2020, the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic caused a temporary closure of all UK fertility clinics. As from 11th May 2020 clinics had to apply to the HFEA to recommence treatments but must ensure that they provide a safe service for patients, and a safe working environment for clinic staff.…

Your Fertility Treatment and Covid-19

Covid-19 has caused stress and sadness for so many couples. It's a very difficult time for people who are already facing hardship and uncertainty. In this video, Angela Pericleous-Smith, BICA Specialist fertility counsellor, offers advice and ways to cope in this difficult time.  

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Fertility Network UK understand that the current situation with Coronavirus (Covid 19) is stressful and confusing for everyone, especially couples who are trying to conceive and undergoing fertility treatment. Our support lines are open and we are encouraging support groups to move online for the time being.  Our support line…

Thinking about adoption?

Have you thought about starting a family through adoption? People come to adoption via many different routes and from a whole variety of backgrounds of ethnicity, sexuality, being single or in a couple, financial… which is just what we welcome for our diverse group of children currently awaiting a family. Myths…

It’s time to end the IVF postcode lottery

The UK pioneered IVF over 40 years ago, but that achievement means nothing if only those who can afford to pay for private fertility treatment benefit from it. This is why, in September 2018, Fertility Network UK, together with IVF Babble, launched the #Scream4IVF campaign, to fight against the postcode…

This Beautiful Little Shop

It was great to support this initiative encouraging men to talk more openly about mental health #MenMatter https://www.youtube.com/embed/Bv1e4JUP9u8

Nine fertility facts you should know – global experts launch fertility campaign to dispel common reproductive myths

5th November 2019, European Union Parliament, Brussels: A group of globally renowned partners including UCL and the British Fertility Society, supported by Clearblue®, have launched a new fertility awareness campaign to help dispel the most common myths surrounding fertility. The campaign will share key facts regarding fertility and the subsequent…

Disbelief as couple’s IVF petition shelved due to upcoming general election

A couple from Abingdon say they're shocked that their petition to Parliament to raise awareness over IVF treatment has been shelved, due to the coming general election. Ben and Emily Scott have been campaigning against what they call an "IVF postcode lottery" but now have a new fight on their…

PET launches egg freezing #ExtendTheLimit campaign

The Progress Educational Trust (PET) has launched its #ExtendTheLimit campaign, asking the UK public to sign an online petition requiring Parliament to address the law on egg freezing time limits (see BioNews 1021). Current legislation only permits women to store frozen eggs for a maximum of ten years, unless they have medically certified premature infertility.…

Exciting news for Fertility Network Wales…

After applying to the National Lottery Community Fund, Fertility Network Wales has been awarded a grant of £363,304. This means Fertility Network will be able to continue supporting the fertility community, raising awareness of important issues and expand the services to reach more people facing fertility challenges. Fertility Network’s Wales…