Fertility Awareness Week: Top tips for getting pregnant

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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

Women’s Voices Involvement Panel helps to shape healthcare

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Did you know that you can use your experience of women’s health to help improve services for others in the future? We asked Kate Brian, editor of the Journal of Fertility Counselling and formerly of Infertility Network UK, to explain how the Women’s Voices Involvement Panel run by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is helping to shape the future of women’s healthcare.Continue reading

Coping with Christmas: be kind to yourself

christmasfeat When you’re trying unsuccessfully to conceive, coping with Christmas can be difficult as everything is focused on cheerful smiling families – the shopping, the adverts, the tinsel, trees and carols, says Kate Brian of Infertility Network UK. All too often people are left feeling miserable and lonely as they “get through” another Christmas – but it doesn’t have to be that way. It is possible to still enjoy the festive season but you just need to make sure that you do it in your own way. (more…) Continue reading

National Fertility Awareness Week 2015

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In the UK one in six couples are affected by fertility problems*. National Fertility Awareness Week, which this year takes place from 2nd – 8th November, aims to highlight the number of couples who struggle to become parents, the emotional and physical impact of infertility, and the existing fertility options available to men and women.Continue reading