Expert column

Fertility Limbo – How to Get Unstuck and Take Control

By Deborah Brock, NUA Fertility

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

Starting Your Fertility Treatment - January 2021
By Sophie Sulehria

Fertility Circle – CARE Fertility Tunbridge Wells

CARE Fertility and Fertility Network UK

Caring for your mental health when trying to conceive

Tracey Sainsbury, Fertility Counsellor and Advisory Panel Member for Fertility Network UK reinforces the importance of caring for your mental, as well as physical health when trying to conceive, sharing some practical suggestions to promote self-care.

It’s Not Just Good To Talk, It’s Essential

By Sophie Sulehria, Peanut

Same-sex IVF – supporting diversity in our society

At present, the number of same-sex couples becoming parents through fertility treatment is greater than it has ever been before. In fact, figures from the HFEA’s latest report showed that from 2008-2018 the number of female same-sex couples undergoing IVF in the UK rose 154%, accounting for 6.4% of all IVF cycles in the…

The Importance of Connecting with Others

By Sophie Sulehria, Peanut

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

One of our staff members starts off our Expert Column series, speaking from their personal experience of coping with pregnancy announcements while trying to conceive.

Ready for treatment, delayed by COVID

Delayed medical treatments and procedures have been a major cause for concern during the COVID-19 pandemic. This uncertainty adds more stress to already emotional experiences like IVF treatments. Fertility Network has been supporting patients with infertility issues during this time, many of whom worry that their chances of conceiving worsen with each month of delayed treatment.

In June 2020, we invited women to share their experiences and frustrations with the current situation.

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

‘Gold standard’ study shows no statistical difference in live birth and pregnancy rates in women under 38 who had endometrial scratch before first IVF or ICSI (intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection) treatment compared to those who only received conventional treatment.

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…


Clinics are currently safely offering treatment during lockdown. Treatment at some clinics may be affected by the pandemic due to local circumstances, for example if clinic staff are ill or isolating, or have been redeployed. Before commencing treatment, you should be fully informed of the risks related to Covid-19, including…