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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.

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,...

Alex Jones ‘Fertility and Me’

21 September 2016

Alex Jones is not afraid of talking about her fertility journey and the issues that have arisen along the way. By speaking openly about her worries she has given hope to other perspective parents who are going through a similar journey and are wanting fertility advice. The One Show presenter, who recently announced that she is now 4-months pregnant, highlights her fertility fears in new BBC documentary ‘Fertility and...

Opening up on fertility

12 September 2016

Over the past week, fertility has literally been front page news. From the undeniably joyous pregnancy announcement from The One Show presenter Alex Jones, to widespread national coverage following interviews revealing the pain of miscarriage from high profile and well-respected women; Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s First Minister and BBC Coast presenter, Tessa Dunlop. The very fact that these personal insights are so different reflects the reality of fertility for...

Does watching too much TV make men less fertile?

06 September 2016

There’s no doubting that fertility is a hot topic in the media at the moment, and with 1 in 6 couples struggling to conceive people are anxious to hear of any research breakthroughs that might help in their personal fertility journey. But how do you know which sources to trust and if this news could be beneficial to you? To help answer those questions, we’ve asked some of...

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