BEGINNERS GUIDE TO IVF

BEGINNERS GUIDE TO IVF download

IVF Portal

IVF has created thousands of lives – and transformed millions more. It’s hard to put into words how miraculous this procedure is, yet it can also be physically and emotionally one of the most challenging situations many people can face.

It’s estimated that one in seven couples can struggle to get pregnant, and assisted conception can help to increase those odds. Assisted conception covers a lot of different procedures, but ultimately it is the process of helping to create a fertilised embryo.

Many turn to IVF to fulfil their dream of starting a family. The growing rate of success of IVF across the board, from frozen embryos to women over 40, is extremely encouraging. However, the barriers to IVF that include cost, stigma and funding cuts are a constant challenge to infertile couples & individuals.

We’re extremely passionate about opening up the subject of IVF and empowering patients and hopeful parents to make the best choice for themselves.

 

 

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IVF basics

New to IVF? We’ll take you through the basics and explain how it all works. We’re not affiliated with a clinic, so we can give you an independant view of the process, success rates and choices you might face. Ultimately though, it’s your journey!

A letter to my IVF friend, who thinks she’s not a warrior

Our website is supported by our users. We sometimes earn affiliate links when you click through the affiliate links on our website. See our full privacy policy & disclosure page for more infoMy IVF friend is the strongest woman I know - but she hates me pointing...

Avoiding BPA when you’re doing IVF or trying to get pregnant

Our website is supported by our users. We sometimes earn affiliate links when you click through the affiliate links on our website. See our full privacy policy & disclosure page for more infoShould we be avoiding BPA? How does BPA affect hormones? Can BPA damage...

Could you choose between your relationship and IVF like Lisa Riley?

Lisa Riley’s relationship survived IVF - will yours? What if you had to choose between your relationship and IVF? When celebrities like Emmerdale’s Lisa Riley speak honestly about their IVF experience, it’s a chance for us all to understand the unique challenges of...

Paloma Faith is an IVF warrior, and her Instagram is giving us life!

Paloma Faith’s IVF baby is one of our favourite IVF success stories this year, and we just love her gritty Instagram posts about it, she is an IVF Warrior! Sensitive content - description of newborns and motherhood Singer Paloma Faith gave birth to her second daughter...

Dear Jo, my IVF is super stressful and husband’s family don’t believe in IVF – how can avoid getting stressed?

Our reader Liz in London wants some tips on coping with IVF stress without alerting her husband's family - who are against IVF for religious reasons.  Dear Jo, I’ve had one hell of a journey so far with egg collection and freezing during the pandemic. One minute it’s...

Vogue just made egg freezing the hottest trend of the summer

Our website is supported by our users. We sometimes earn affiliate links when you click through the affiliate links on our website. See our full privacy policy & disclosure page for more infoVogue is famous for its fashion spreads and high-profile cover stars, but...

IVF on the NHS when you’re 40, 41 or 42

What are your IVF NHS treatment options when you are facing your 40th birthday, or even over 40? This short post explains your options and the potential impact of this cut-off point. The NHS offers women under 40 up to 3 cycles of IVF for free, under certain...

IVF workout routine with Jessica Lester!

Our guru Jessica Lester explains how her IVF workout routine makes her feel amazing and helps to release all of those good endorphins!

A short video about IVF for kids!

A short video about IVF for kids Here's a bite-sized introduction to IVF that's suitable for children of all ages. Whether you're explaining it to your existing kids, or you're a teacher telling your class why you're having time off, we hope you find it helpful! Many...

Don’t feel weird about having IVF in your 30’s or 40’s

The more you think about women that undergo IVF in their late 30’s and early 40’s, the more you realise what absolute superheroes they are. How on earth do they fit IVF appointments and everything that goes with them, around their normal, hectic life? How do they...
IVF on the NHS when you’re 40, 41 or 42

IVF on the NHS when you’re 40, 41 or 42

What are your IVF NHS treatment options when you are facing your 40th birthday, or even over 40? This short post explains your options and the potential impact of this cut-off point. The NHS offers women under 40 up to 3 cycles of IVF for free, under certain...

A short video about IVF for kids!

A short video about IVF for kids!

A short video about IVF for kids Here's a bite-sized introduction to IVF that's suitable for children of all ages. Whether you're explaining it to your existing kids, or you're a teacher telling your class why you're having time off, we hope you find it helpful! Many...

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