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Am I Ready For A Baby? Top Questions To Ask Yourself

Are you thinking of having a baby? Here are some important considerations to answer the question: Am I ready for a baby? I Am Ready For A Baby: Are You And Your Partner On The Same Page? Not only that…

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Study reveals the best time to have sex to MASSIVELY increase your chances of getting pregnant!

Are you trying to get pregnant? you probably think having sex whenever possible is the best way to up your chances but you could be wrong! Of course it obviously helps, there ways to boost your odds. …

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Surrogacy cost and Benefits

The popularity in surrogacy is growing. With celebrities like Kim Kardashian opting for pregnancy via surrogate, the often stigmatised and misunderstood moment is getting the attention it deserves. Pe…

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Trouble Conceiving: Top 10 Problems When Trying to Conceive

Deciding to have a baby is a fun and exciting step for you and your partner. But, it can also cause some stress when you are not able to fall pregnant straight away. Despite this being a common occu…

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Coping With Infertility - How To Deal With The Emotional Stress

“Please, please be positive,” Jenny whispers as she checks the home pregnancy test for the tenth time in 30 seconds. When the test line appears, Jenny holds her breath. Eventually, she breathes again …

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Why we shouldn’t dismiss egg and embryo freezing

There is a big difference between freezing eggs and freezing embyros. They shouldn't be confused and both have difference processes and should be done for different reasons.  Why would you freeze an e…

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What Is IVF? In Vitro Fertilization Explained

Trying to conceive can become overwhelming and frustrating, especially if you and your partner are facing infertility issues. Luckily, there are options like in vitro fertilization (IVF) that can assi…

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Top 10 Myths About Getting Pregnant

If you’re trying for a baby chances are you can’t wait for a positive result! Friends and family may be keen to offer helpful tips, and of course the Internet has a wealth of advice on the topic. But …

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What Is IVF? In Vitro Fertilization Explained

Trying to conceive can become overwhelming and frustrating, especially if you and your partner are facing infertility issues. Luckily, there are options like in vitro fertilization (IVF) that can assi…

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BREAKING NEWS... Father loses IVF damages claim

A father has lost a damages claim against a London IVF clinic after his ex-partner forged his signature to use frozen embryos. The High Court found IVF Hammersmith was not negligent. The couple broke …

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AMH Level: The Two-Minute Fertility Check You Need To Know About!

Has the idea of having kids started to linger at the back of your mind? Although not everyone wants children, if you do (or have contemplated the idea), you might have come across a marketing term of …

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Infertility Treatment

Trying to conceive a baby can be a very stressful and upsetting journey if you are not successful as soon as you had hoped. The rule of thumb is that if you are under 35 and have tried for over a year…

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Fertility Tests: When Should You Take A Fertility Test?

Every couple’s fertility journey is different. Some may fall pregnant straight away and some may take a little bit of time. Taking a fertility test is a sure way to ease the mind of any fertility issu…

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Everything You Need to Know About Egg and Sperm Freezing

Choosing to freeze your eggs or sperm can be a costly procedure to do and uphold. It’s a common practice for preserving fertility. So, if you’re busy debating freezing eggs vs freezing sperm, you shou…

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Fertility Test - What It Includes And When To Do It

Fertility tests are an essential step in your pregnancy journey. If you and your partner have been trying to conceive for a while or would like to get an idea of your fertility window, it’s recommende…

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Getting Your Body Baby-Ready For 2018

Now is often the time of year when people start to think about what the New Year will hold for them and what their life plans and desires are. While we will all want to let our hair down to fully enjo…

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What Is IVF? - What you need to know when seeking treatment

The IVF industry is constantly evolving and as a result there are myriad options available to women and couples. However, it can be confusing when trying to work out what treatment is right for you an…

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What Is IVF? New Fertility Treatment Better than IVF

A revolutionary new assisted conception treatment is being offered for the first time by The Oxford Fertility Unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital. In-vitro maturation - or IVM - is a safer and cheaper…

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How Soon Can I Do A Pregnancy Test?

Trying to conceive is an exciting process that leaves many anxious to reach for a pregnancy test. Although you are free to take a pregnancy test whenever you feel like it, there are ways to optimise y…

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How To Conceive A Boy

So, you’re wanting to have a beautiful bouncing boy? Despite the lack of scientific proof behind it, there are a few ways that you can naturally increase your chances of having a boy. Before diving in…

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Fertility Problems: Top Causes Of Infertility And What To Do Next

Infertility can be a confusing and heartbreaking condition for couples who are trying to conceive. There are a few key factors that can cause fertility problems in both women and men. Here we will exp…

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How To Conceive A Girl

Is it true, can you really choose the sex of your baby? Although most people would say that it doesn’t matter, all they wish for is a healthy baby. Well, since the beginning of time, human-beings have…

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Getting Pregnant: Facts, Figures And Top Tips To Fall Pregnant Faster

Making the decision to grow your family can be exciting, and the thought of welcoming a little one can be heartwarming. Trying to fall pregnant can sometimes be quick and easy, or you might have a lon…

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Getting Pregnant Faster

Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD, the UK's leading nutritionist specialising in women's health has shared her thoughts with us about her new book Getting Pregnant Faster. 'I wanted to write this book because …

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Fertility Problems are 6 Times More Likely at 35 than 25

Doctors are warning couples not to leave it too late to try for a baby. More women now are pursuing careers than ever before and along with their partners aren't thinking about becoming parents until …

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How To De-Stress And Relax When Trying For A Baby

It's really important for both you and your partner to stay relaxed during the whole process, as a woman under stress is much less likely to conceive as easily. The increasing pressures of everyday li…

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Egg Donation - Why Do It?

A generous gift equals giving the gift of life through egg donation. A virtuous act can be the most generous gift that positively changes the lives of those who are unable to start their own family th…

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How Long Does It Take To Get Pregnant?

We aren’t able to tell you how long it is going to take you to get pregnant, no one can. But what we can tell you is what to expect, what you can do to improve your chances and when to seek help. Ther…

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Pregnancy After Infertility

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of getting a positive pregnancy test result after wrestling infertility. After all the waiting, the patience, and the tears, the moment has finally arrived for y…

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Conception Myths

Myths abound when it comes to conception aka 'Trying For A Baby'. One common misconception is that it's best to 'do the deed' as often as you can because the greater the number of episodes of intercou…

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What Should You Know Before Starting IVF?

Recent reports show that IVF has increased dramatically in the last ten years. And the October 2012 Modern Motherhood Report found that one in ten couples now look for help conceiving. So what should …

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Why Do I Need Folic Acid?

Doctors recommend that all women planning a pregnancy should take 400mcg of folic acid daily to protect their unborn babies from Neural Tube Defects (NTDs) like spina bifida and anencephaly. These sev…

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Balance Activ - Helping Couples to Conceive

Balance Activ recently conducted a survey of 2,000 women across the UK and discovered the following   46% of women trying to conceive experience pain during or after intercourse due to vaginal dryness…

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When Do I Ovulate?

It doesn't matter how much sex you have, if you aren't doing it at the right time of the month it will not increase your chances of conceiving. The simple fact is that you need to time it just right t…

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Fertility Diet: How Can Diet and Exercise Help You Conceive?

Having a healthy diet and exercise regime is known to have many benefits to the body. When you are trying to fall pregnant, these benefits are even more important. For both men and women, keeping to a…

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Preconception: Changes To Make Before Trying To Conceive A Baby

Preconception refers to the period leading up to a pregnancy - starting from the decision to try for a baby to the point of conception. Preparing to become pregnant can include some more difficult lif…

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