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The Fertility Show Blog

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.

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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