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AFFINITY the Fertility Network UK Magazine

It features Rachel's story of donating her embryos to other couples after completing her #IVF family, as well as Johnno's story of facing #maleinfertility while serving in the Army, plus news from #TeamFertility - that's us, the Fertility Network team. There are also interviews with fertility expert Prof Geeta Nargund…

The importance of checking the man!

We’ve seen a dramatic decline in sperm quality around the world over the last couple of decades. We know that around 40% of fertility issues sit with the man and male factor fertility is often indicated in issues such as recurrent miscarriage and failed IVF. 1 in 14 men are…

Everest: Mission complete!

On 4th March 2022, myself, Aaron Sutton, Ciaran Hannington and Tony Suckling set off to Nepal for what would be the challenge of a lifetime - a 140km trek to Everest Base Camp. Why? Two reasons: To raise awareness of male infertility and how poorly men are supported when it…

The Fertility Show Live

We are delighted that The Fertility Show is returning to London Olympia on 7th & 8th May 2022. The renowned Show is the only live event that lets you meet with so many top fertility experts, clinics and doctors in one place at one time, in a safe and discreet…

They’ve done it: Everest #basecampforfertility

What a huge achievement for the HIMfertility 4-strong team. This is for all the men out there struggling with fertility so that you know you're not alone. This trek really hasn't been easy and each of the team have faced their own battles getting there but have done it and…

Day 4 of #basecampforfertility challenge

  ‘This challenge is all about getting the message out that men need help too when it comes to #fertility. For many it can be a huge uphill battle that takes a lot of time and energy which is exactly what each of us are going through right now. Day…

Day 3 of #basecampforfertility challenge

What a picture. Just three days until the @HIMfertility team reach Everest base camp in their #basecampforfertility challenge. Please do give generously: they are doing this to raise awareness of #malefertility issues and to help us continue to support anyone facing #fertility struggles. We are humbled by their efforts. Details…

Day 3 of #basecampforfertility challenge

  The team of 4 intrepid @HIMfertility men are trekking to Everest base camp to raise awareness of male #fertility and raise funds for Fertility Network. Please donate to their fundraisers. Details at https://fertilitynetworkuk.org/fund.../basecampforfertility/ Ian Stones says: Day 3 of trekking today! Today was just about acclimatisation although we started…

Day 2 of #basecampforfertility challenge

Update from the 4 Everest adventurers!! We've just completed our 2nd day of trekking and are settled in at Namche Bizarre the Sherpa capital of Nepal. We've covered approximately 30km over 2 days and gained around 1000m in elevation and are now officially at high altitude of 3406m. Today's trek…

Big Fat Negative: Tell us about your jourrrrney

I still remember the first time I expressed how I was feeling about infertility. I was on the 37 bus, heading to work and I was crying. I had been convinced I was pregnant - I was 10 days late, for goodness sake, and I definitely had a metallic taste…

Infertility and perinatal mental health

With support, care and understanding, Fertility Network's hope is that the experience of parenting for those following successful fertility treatment can finally be a positive one. Our guest blog for the Maternal Mental Health Alliance looks at infertility, its impact on perinatal mental health and best practice for support. https://maternalmentalhealthalliance.org/news/infertility-and-perinatal-mental-health/…

Media volunteers needed

National Fertility Awareness Week 1-5 Nov 2021 is one month away and we need your help. We will be highlighting the following five themes during the week and we need people happy to share their experiences in these areas with the media (you can be anonymous). If you are able…

Please support our London marathon runner – Craig McAllister!

A huge thank you to Craig McAllister who is training hard for this year's London marathon on the 3rd of October. After he and his wife experienced fertility struggles, including failed IVF, OHSS & an ectopic pregnancy, Craig is running the London marathon to raise funds for FNUK.  You can…

Help Fertility Network and Fertifa shape the future of fertility support

Can you help Fertility Network and Fertifa shape the future of #fertility support in the workplace? If you have or are experiencing fertility issues, please complete the online, anonymous 5min survey here One lucky respondent will win a spa break voucher. Look out for the results during Fertility Week 1-5…

What you need to know about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Webinar for PCOS Awareness Month Join us on Tuesday, 28th September at 6pm, for our PCOS Awareness Month webinar looking at what you need to know about polycystic ovary syndrome. The panellists will be Professor Adam Balen from Leeds Fertility, one of the UK’s leading experts in PCOS, and Grace…

Storage limit could be increased from 10 to 55 years

Fertility Network UK welcomes the news that the storage limit for frozen embryos, eggs and sperm is to be increased to 55 years with patients given the option to keep or dispose of the frozen embryos or gametes every 10 years. These proposed changes will give people greater reproductive choice…

The Fertility Show’s Let’s All Talk: What I’ve learned about male and female fertility

Hi! I’m back this month with another blog about The Fertility Show’s “Let’s All Talk” free weekly fertility webinar series. I’m Sophie, I run the social media and content for The Fertility Show. I’m also a journalist, fertility patient and Ambassador for Peanut, the social networking space for women to meet…

Post-pandemic IVF: Why we need to make IVF treatment more accessible and affordable

For many couples and women, starting IVF treatment is one of the biggest – and perhaps most daunting – life decisions they will make. It can be an emotionally and physically stressful process, and at this important life juncture it’s vital that we work to protect women’s health and safety.…

Fertility treatment delayed by COVID-19

We recently worked with Health Awareness on the 2021 Reproductive and Gynaecological Health campaign.The content is available online at https://bit.ly/3jlyr2o The campaign featured exclusive content from key thought leaders and industry voices raising awareness for reproductive and gynaecological health issues. Follow the hashtag on social media #ReproGynaeCampaign

The Fertility Show’s “Let’s All Talk” Free Webinar Series

Hello, I’m Sophie, one of the hosts for The Fertility Show’s new “Let’s All Talk” webinar series.  I am so pleased to see the launch of our free webinar series do so well!  If you haven’t already discovered us, here’s some background… As we all know, it’s been a tough…