Miscarriage

Planning a pregnancy

Planning a pregnancy

Planning a pregnancy is a big decision. You have to both be 100% on board with the idea of having a baby and also need to take finances, work and family conditions into account. While you think about all of that it’s a good idea to give your health and lifestyle a bit of a

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5 reasons why you might not be getting pregnant

5 reasons why you might not be getting pregnant

When you’re not ready to start a family it can be easy to presume that getting pregnant is easy. You panic about failed contraception and know at least one person who conceived ‘by accident’. However, all too often when people start trying to conceive, they realise that it isn’t always that simple. Even when having

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Coping when Friends are Falling Pregnant but you Can't

Coping when Friends are Falling Pregnant but you Can’t

There is a line that countless women cross every day – the one that sees them shift from ‘Simply Female’ to ‘Prospective Mum’. The decision to try for a baby is thrilling. It’s life changing. And for the majority of women the new status of ‘Prospective Mum’ shifts to ‘Happily Pregnant’ relatively quickly. But for

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Thinking about surrogacy

Thinking about surrogacy

Surrogacy is an extraordinary act of generosity whereby a woman carries a child for a couple who are unable to conceive or carry a child to term themselves. Are you thinking about surrogacy? It is a massive gift from the surrogate mother and her family, with all the attendant emotional and physical stresses it brings.

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NHS funding for IVF

The NHS was set up in July of 1948.  The clear principle being that the health service would be accessible by all and funded through taxation, so people pay into it according to their means. The idea behind it was that within a few years post war Britain would have a healthier nation. Years down

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