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Are you Trying to Conceive? - Here are some really helpful articles about lots of subjects related to trying for a baby, infertility treatments and all those conception myths that you may have come across.

National Fertility Awareness Week – navigating the IVF minefield

Last week saw the launch of the 2017 National Fertility Awareness Week, a brilliant network of events and campaigns that aim to educate and change perceptions surrounding infertility. As a fertility d…

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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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What is your AMH? The two-minute fertility check you need to know about!

You may know your BMI but do you know your AMH? The two-minute fertility check you need to know about! By Professor Geeta Nargund, Medical Director of CREATE Fertility As a fertility doctor, all too o…

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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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How Can Diet and Exercise Help You Conceive?

It's a well known fact that a good diet and exercise regime is important for a healthy pregnancy and for your baby's growth. However, believe it or not, paying attention to diet and exercise should al…

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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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Getting Pregnant

Trying for a baby  If you’ve made the decision to try for a baby then you may be wondering what to expect next. Many couples conceive very soon after starting to have unprotected sex, whilst others ma…

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Preconception

Preconception refers to the period leading up to a pregnancy - starting from the decision to have a baby to the point of conception (becoming pregnant). To increase your chances of getting pregnant it…

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How To De-Stress and Relax When Trying for a Baby

Trying to conceive can be a stress in itself. But 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 …

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How to Conceive A Boy

Many mums-to-be want to know how to conceive a boy but no natural method can guarantee a specific gender. It's true however that there are at least some factors which are believed to slightly increase…

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Egg Donation - Why Do It?

The altruistic benefits of egg donation are undeniable; there is perhaps no better gift any human can give than the gift of life. If you are blessed with the ability to have children, it's possible th…

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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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How Conception Works

Conception is an incredible process. The male sperm and the female egg have to come together in the right place and at exactly the right time and that's not easy. To give yourself the best chance of c…

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How Long Does It Take To Get Pregnant?

The time it takes to get pregnant is different for each couple so how long does it take to get pregnant is a difficult question to answer. Your health, lifestyle and age all need to be considered when…

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How To Conceive a Girl

Many women trying to get pregnant want to know how to conceive a girl. Often these are people who perhaps already have more than one boy. In fact recently it was reported that more and more couples ha…

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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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