An Egg Sharer’s Story

An Egg Sharer’s Story – By Emma Miller-McCaffrey After a year and a half of trying the more risky option of trying to find a known donor willing to perform home insemination and being disappointed on several occasions I decided emotionally I could no longer have my dream of starting a family left in the hands Continue reading »

Support Groups

Support Groups Those that have suffered the pain of sub fertility will know that sometimes friends and family have the very best intentions but often find it difficult to be supportive. With the stress of fertility issues being likened to that of severe depression, heart disease or cancer, online and face to face support groups Continue reading »

IVF – What to Expect

IVF – What to Expect Sometimes, when we want to conceive it takes a little longer than we were expecting. Sometimes we need a bit of help to conceive and sometimes we need a lot of help. The good news is there are techniques that will help us, using reflexology, acupuncture, nutrition, and western medicine. Continue reading »

Cervical Mucus

Cervical mucus changes throughout a woman’s menstrual cycle give us so many clues to our overall fertile health. It is an efficient, free, and easy way to detect whether you are fertile (the ability to conceive) each month. This may seem one of those rather awkward, cringe worthy aspects of fertility health, but I can’t Continue reading »

Hormonal Imbalance

Small changes = Hormonal Balance = Greater fertility We all know that if you are having problems conceiving you should eat healthily, take daily gentle exercise, limit alcohol and caffeine and have regular sex particularly during ovulation. But did you know that some of the foods that you maybe eating can have a detrimental effect Continue reading »

Your fertility

Your Fertility – Back to basics Most women spend the majority of their early teens and 20’s trying to avoid pregnancy. But when they decide the time is right to start trying to conceive a baby most are frustrated that it does not happen straight away. I know I felt the same. Why shouldn’t it Continue reading »

Low Sperm Count?

Let’s talk about Sperm…..  Low sperm count and infertility in men is more prevalent than most couples think. At least 40% of male factor infertility can be the cause of not getting pregnant. Whilst there are numerous tests for women to undergo to establish the cause of infertility, men have only a couple, the sperm Continue reading »

Getting through Christmas when Infertile

Getting through Christmas Christmas is a time for being together as a family but can be extremely painful for those struggling with infertility.  Society bombards us with messages of family and children which can be very distressing and a constant reminder that your own family in not complete. Couples feel isolated from the fertile world Continue reading »

To chart or not to chart

Charting your body basal temperature (our body temperature upon waking after 5 hours of undisturbed sleep) and cervical mucus whilst trying to conceive for some can be off putting, time consuming and stressful.  I have lost count how many people have said “but isn’t it just best to wait until it happens naturally”. I guess Continue reading »