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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.

HOW TO DEAL WITH ENDOMETRIOSIS TO PRESERVE FERTILITY

19 February 2018

Endometriosis is a common and long-term condition which affects 1 in 10 women in the UK. It occurs when the lining of the uterus (endometrium) grows in other places, such as the fallopian tubes, ovaries or along the pelvis. The condition causes heavy and painful periods as well as pain in the lower abdomen, pelvis, or lower back. Around 30% of women with endometriosis have fertility problems, this can be as a result...

COPING WITH INFERTILITY ON VALENTINE’S DAY

12 February 2018

Every year on the 14th February, Valentines day is celebrated with flowers, chocolates and affection. However, for the 1 in 6 couples trying to conceive, the day can be a rollercoaster of emotions. After months or years of focusing on little else but trying to conceive, relationships can feel like a full-time job, with romance put to the side. The good news is that no matter where you are in your infertility...

The Fertility Rule of 3

06 February 2018

The Fertility Show speaks to Andrew Drakeley, Clinical Director, Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Consultant Gynaecologist, The Hewitt Fertility Centre, ahead of his seminar at the Manchester Show on Sunday 25th March: “Fertility is a fascinating but complex area of medicine. So, when it comes to communicating with patients about their experiences, my approach has always been to try to simplify the process. That’s where my first...

How to look after your sexual health and to protect your fertility

06 February 2018

Looking after your sexual health is as important as looking after any aspect of your general health and wellbeing. Whether you are trying to get pregnant now or hoping to in the future, sexual health can play a huge factor in why you may be unable to conceive. In fact, a quarter of all infertility cases are thought to be caused by an STI - something that many people are...

Tickets now on sale for The Fertility Show Manchester 2018

04 January 2018

Tickets are now on sale for Manchester Fertility Show, following its successful first year in the North-West (March 2017). The two-day Show which takes place on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th March 2018 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 with Fertility...

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,...

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