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Welcome to our blog. Read on to find out about topical news in the headlines, some interviews with our seminar speakers, more information about our shows and lots more.

The Fertility Detective: how does underlying health affect fertility and how can diet and lifestyle help?

27 October 2017

Grace Dugdale, a reproductive biologist and award-winning writer with a background in molecular biology & genetics, is speaking at The Fertility Show (fertilityshow.co.uk), Olympia, November 4-5th November: “There is a huge amount of evidence-based information to show that health and lifestyle factors can affect male and female fertility. The things that we do to our bodies in terms of what we eat, stress, exercise, medication, and...

Book Signings at The Fertility Show

23 October 2017

Once seen as a taboo subject, sharing experiences of fertility is now thankfully increasingly common and offers support and guidance during what can be an emotionally difficult time for many people.  Book stores now have whole sections dedicated to fertility, with books covering the latest research and nutritional advice, as well as first person experiences of the fertility journey. This year, we will be offering visitors an opportunity to...

GET READY TO SUPPORT NATIONAL FERTILITY AWARENESS WEEK

20 October 2017

GET READY TO SUPPORT NATIONAL FERTILITY AWARENESS WEEK National Fertility Awareness Week is Monday 30 October- Sunday 5 November 2017. The Week culminates in the Fertility Show and we’re encouraging all our visitors to get involved. So, save the date now and please join us in helping all individuals facing fertility issues. National Fertility Awareness Week aims to raise awareness and change perceptions of fertility issues, as well as raising...

What men need to know about their fertility

19 October 2017

We mustn’t forget that male fertility is equally as important as women’s - and when it comes to fertility problems men are a significant cause in nearly half of all cases. In fact, in 15 percent of couples it will be solely be a male fertility problem, and in 25 percent there will be a problem in both partners. While infertility symptoms can be easier to recognise in...

THE EVOLUTION OF LGBT RIGHTS IN PARENTING: CELEBRATING A DECADE OF CHANGE

17 October 2017

Natalie Gamble, fertility lawyer and speaker at The Fertility Show (fertilityshow.co.uk) gives an insight into LGBT parenting in the UK:  In the UK, we’re fortunate to live in an open-minded inclusive society, but the law has not always reflected that –  as recently as the 1990s, UK legislation actively discriminated against non-traditional families seeking fertility treatment to become parents.  But the past 15 years...

Helen Davies: My experience of secondary infertility

09 October 2017

Secondary infertility can be extremely upsetting, especially if you’ve had no difficulty in having children before. The urge to have another baby, extend the family and produce a sibling for your child/children is still as strong as if you were trying for your first. It is estimated around 3.5 million people in the UK struggle with infertility and of those seeking IVF treatment, 1 in 3 couples have secondary infertility. ...

The Fertility Show Podcasts

09 October 2017

Whether you are just starting to think about a family or have been trying for a while, The Fertility Show will give you all the tools you need to make informed decisions about the options available to you to become a parent. The Fertility Show is the best place to get your questions answered, and there is no other event where you can meet so much fertility expertise in one...

Top Five Baby Making Mistakes - and how to avoid them

03 October 2017

Zita West, fertility expert speaking at The Fertility Show, gives her advice on the best approach to conception.  “Making the decision to ‘try’ for a baby is an exciting time in a couple’s relationship. Sadly, for some people having a baby isn’t as simple as just having sex and then falling pregnant quickly. While many people have a smooth route to pregnancy,...

What women need to know about their fertility

12 September 2017

Whether you’ve been trying for a while to conceive, or perhaps you have just started to look into having a baby, or stuck somewhere in the middle, there are things all women should know about fertility. In the UK, 3.5 million people are affected by fertility issues and it is important that all women are educated on what factors could be influencing their ability to conceive. Professor Geeta Nargund,...

Tickets now on sale for The Fertility Show 2017

02 August 2017

Tickets now on sale for The Fertility Show The UK’s largest and most established fertility event, The Fertility Show, returns to Olympia, London this November. Tickets to the show are now on sale and are priced at £12 for a day ticket (£15 on the door) or £20 for a two-day ticket with seminars at £3 each. The Show is entering its ninth year of helping all those...

The Great North-South Fertility Divide

17 March 2017

Ahead of Professor Charles Kingsland’s seminar at the first ever The Fertility Show, Manchester, the eminent fertility expert explores the provision of fertility for people in the North and gives his top tips for people seeking treatment options. The North West has traditionally been seen as a stronghold for fertility treatment on the NHS, with patients benefiting from the outstanding facilities provided by teaching hospitals such as Liverpool...

The Fertility Show Podcasts

13 March 2017

Whether you are just starting to think about a family or have been trying for a while, The Fertility Show Manchester will give you all the tools you need to make informed decisions about the options available to you to become a parent. The Fertility Show is the best place to get your questions answered, and there is no other event where you can meet so much fertility expertise in...

Jessica Hepburn: ‘Why I’ll be hosting the Q & A Stage at The Fertility Show Manchester’

02 March 2017

After the success of the Q&A stage at The Fertility Show London, it only seems right for the stage format to be taking centre stage at the new Fertility Show in Manchester. The Q&A stage, which is run in association with Fertility Network UK, gives visitors the opportunity to put forward their questions, openly or anonymously, to a panel of fertility experts and leading representatives from...

Fertility Show Blog: Nutritional fertility boost in a day

02 March 2017

For the 1 in 6 couples in the UK that struggle with fertility problems, trying to find ways in which to boost their fertility naturally is a daunting and emotional task. However, this doesn’t need to be the case. One area that you can look at is your lifestyle, nutritional deficiencies, stress management and emotional elements that could be affecting your ability to conceive. Keeping a healthier lifestyle is essential...

THE FERTILITY SHOW ARRIVES IN MANCHESTER

06 February 2017

Tickets are now on sale for a brand-new event coming to Manchester for the first time in 2017; The Fertility Show. The two-day Show which takes place on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March 2017 looks set to welcome thousands of prospective parents through its doors for this unique opportunity to get information, advice and support on fertility issues from the experts under one roof. The Fertility Show Manchester, held in association...

Visitor Viewpoints: Inside The Fertility Show

28 October 2016

We love to hear about our visitor’s experiences at The Fertility Show - whether they have gone on to succeed with IVF or have decided to help others with their journey. We are looking forward to opening our doors once again on 5th and 6th November and helping all our visitors with their fertility journeys. Two of last year’s visitors Ruth and Saskia shared their stories...

Let’s get together to support NFAW

26 October 2016

The Fertility Show is backed by the UK’s leading fertility support charity, Fertility Network UK (formerly known as Infertility Network UK). They provide information, support and advice to all those struggling to conceive. So, it’s now just one week now until the launch of National Fertility Awareness Week (NFAW) – and it looks set to be another exciting event, with fundraising and awareness activity taking place...

The Truth About Fertility Treatment in Older Women

21 October 2016

Dr. Tarek El-Toukhy, Consultant in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital, discusses the options and new techniques that can boost fertility and improve success rates for women over 40 ahead of his seminar at The Fertility Show.  A woman’s age is the most important factor that affects her fertility and her chances of having a baby. As a woman...

Zita West: How to get pregnant and have the best possible pregnancy

20 October 2016

Unfortunately, getting pregnant may seem like an impossible task for some, with 1 in 6 people in the UK struggling with fertility issues. This can lead to stress and emotional issues for many, making the chances of getting pregnant slimmer. It’s always hard when you are trying month after month for a baby, and it isn’t happening. It takes on average eight to twelve months to conceive. Still,...

TV presenter Tessa Dunlop is announced as host of the Q&A stage at The Fertility Show

11 October 2016

This year, at The Fertility Show, we will be introducing a brand new feature - the Q&A stage which is in association with Fertility Network UK.  For the first time, the stage will give visitors the opportunity to put forward their questions, either openly or anonymously, to a panel of fertility experts and leading representatives from fertility groups and charities.  Hosted by BBC 2 Coast presenter and...

Baby boys born through IVF can inherit their father’s infertility

07 October 2016

Every year thousands of baby boys are born through IVF and now recent research shows that using the common fertility technique Intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) could be leading to boys inheriting their father’s infertility.  The study, carried out by a team at the Universiteit Brussels, looked at 54 men aged 18 to 22 and these were compared with 57 men who were a similar age. The study found that the men...

Light a Candle for Baby Loss Awareness Week

05 October 2016

There are many people whose lives have been wounded by the loss of a baby, before or just after birth, with 1 in 5 families in the UK being affected by the tragedy of pregnancy and infant loss. Baby Loss Awareness Week takes place annually from 9th – 15th October with the end of the week being International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. People find it difficult to offer support to someone...

September is…Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Awareness Month

26 September 2016

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects 1 in 5 women in the UK and is one of the biggest causes of infertility. The exact cause of PCOS is unknown, but it does often run in families and it’s associated with abnormal hormone levels in the body, irregular periods and fluid-filled sacs (follicles) surrounding the eggs in the ovaries. Sadly, there is also no cure for PCOS. However, the...

Fertility Treatment on the NHS?

22 September 2016

This morning, the BBC Radio 4 Today programme featured a discussion around recent proposals to reduce or discontinue NHS funding for fertility treatment. Figures from the charity Fertility Fairness show a steady decline in the number of providers offering the recommended three cycles of treatment in England. For anyone seeking fertility advice, this news may be unsettling. Provision of fertility treatment on the NHS has always been a postcode lottery. However,...

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