Fertility Awareness Week: Children for Lucy after 10 years brings hope to those with PCOS

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Unlike some people Lucy knew she had a problem with her fertility when she was very young but she didn’t feel she was given very good advice at the time. Eventually Lucy got treatment for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a common condition, but only after a long time and much heartache. She and her husband Gerry are now proud parents of Finn, 3, who was conceived naturally, and Rory, who was born in April this year following IVF treatment at Bourn Hall.Continue reading

Fertility Awareness Week: Top tips for getting pregnant


If you want to be pregnant, Dr Thomas Mathews, UK Medical Director at Bourn Hall Clinic, says that there are many things that couples can do themselves to improve their chances of conceiving. Providing evidence that you are aware of these and have acted upon them will help your GP to agree the next steps with you, particularly if you have been trying to get pregnant for two or more years. (more…)Continue reading