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  • May 16, 2018
    Bringing to light the hidden pain of secondary infertility
    Secondary infertility is little understood because it is still cloaked in guilt
  • Don't tell me to relax
    April 18, 2018
    "Don't tell me to relax"
    We're not saying ‘relax and it will happen’ but relaxation can help you cope.
  • Supporting your fertility journey
    March 20, 2018
    Support for your fertility journey
    Fertility treatment is a significant emotional journey and can impact your relationships.
  • Why does everyone else find it easy to get pregnant?
    March 8, 2018
    Why does everyone else find it easy to get pregnant?
    You don’t know everyone’s story - your colleague might have been trying for years.
  • Coping with Christmas
    December 23, 2017
    Day 11: Be in the present
    Always thinking about what has been or anticipating what is to come can be...
  • self-compassion
    December 22, 2017
    Day 10: Take care of yourself
    Self-compassion is a good way to protect against depression.
  • Coping with Christmas
    December 19, 2017
    Day 8: Coping with friends getting pregnant when you’re not
    Your work colleague might have been trying for years to conceive.
  • Coping with Christmas
    December 18, 2017
    Day 7: "Don't tell me to relax"
    Practice these techniques to help you cope under pressure.
  • Coping with Christmas
    December 16, 2017
    Day 6: Writing through crisis
    Many people find writing helps to channel anxiety positively.
  • Coping with Christmas
    December 16, 2017
    Day 5: Make your own traditions
    Big family get-togethers can trigger painful and conflicting emotions.
  • Coping with Christmas
    December 15, 2017
    Day 4: Take a deep breath to carry on
    Learning to breathe deeply can help you to keep calm
  • Coping with Christmas
    December 14, 2017
    Day 3: Support for the journey
    Fertility treatment is a significant emotional journey and can impact your relationships.
  • Coping with Christmas Day 2
    December 13, 2017
    Day 2: “We are working on it”
    My husband would answer, “We’re working on it,” which politely limited potential follow-up.
  • Coping with Christmas Day 1
    December 12, 2017
    Day 1: Taking and setting your emotional blood pressure
    There are ways to balance your emotional blood pressure
  • Sarah, Phil and Emma
    August 24, 2017
    Southend IVF funding has made the world of difference
    Without funding from Southend NHS Sarah and Phil would not have their baby Emma.
  • Helping transgender people become parents
    June 19, 2017
    Becoming a trans man and preserving fertility
    Keeping his options open for children was a challenge Leo tackled in BBC3 documentary.
  • Routes to Parenthood - Adoption after unsuccessful IVF
    May 24, 2017
    Adoption after unsuccessful IVF
    Counselling can help you move on after unsuccessful IVF
  • Pathways to Parenthood - When to tell your child about their biological origins
    May 24, 2017
    When to tell your child about their biological origins
    When or if to tell your child they were created through donated eggs, sperm,...
  • Explore different pathways to parenthood - IVF with donated eggs, sperm surrogacy, adoption
    May 24, 2017
    Explore different pathways to parenthood
    Fertility treatments with donor eggs and sperm, adoption and fostering - talk to experts...
  • Why can't I get pregnant - causes of infertility
    March 29, 2017
    Why can't I get pregnant? Get good advice at Fertility Roadshow
    If you are asking ‘Why can’t I get pregnant?' the good news is that...
  • January 5, 2017
    Fertility preservation ahead of gender reassignment
    Fertility preservation ahead of gender reassignment requires the support of a multi-disciplinary teams where...
  • Bourn-Hall-Essex-IVF-support
    December 21, 2016
    Happy Christmas with a little help from my friends
    “Our IVF boys celebrating their 2nd Christmas together today with an extra addition! Could...
  • Fertility-Fayre-Bourn-Hall-Cambridge
    November 16, 2016
    Region’s first Fertility Fayre a great success
    Fertility Nurse Specialists Rachel Hunter and Leona Crookston “We feel as though we have more...
  • What happened to my eggs
    October 24, 2016
    What happened to my eggs?
    We were born with over a million eggs, so what on earth happens to...
  • Bourn-Hall-kathryn-kefauver-goldberg-advice
    October 11, 2016
    10 things I would tell my younger self about infertility
    KK Goldberg shares her experiences and tips for surviving infertility.
  • IVF Injections tips
    March 15, 2016
    IVF injection tips and advice from our patients
    We asked our patients on Facebook for their IVF injection tips and advice
  • Sarah Swift - Bourn Hall drug teach for Buserelin
    March 14, 2016
    IVF injection tips
    Patients are offered a ‘drug teach’ where we talk through the medications and give...
  • Reflections on adoption after IVF
    November 11, 2015
    Reflections on adoption after IVF 3/3
    Fiona experienced 11 years of infertility and failed IVF before she and her husband...
  • pain of infertility
    November 9, 2015
    Pain of infertility: Fiona speaks out 1/3
    Fiona begins her fertility journey by describing the pain of infertility.
  • National Fertility Awareness Week 2014
    October 20, 2014
    National Fertility Awareness Week 2014
    National Fertility Awareness Week aims to highlight ways in which infertility can impact people's...
  • Some children are very curious to find out more about where they come from
    March 11, 2014
    “Where do babies come from?”: A guest blog by Susan Imrie
    Some children are very curious to find out more about where they come from Susan...
  • Freezing sperm at Bourn Hall
    March 7, 2014
    Beth Warren case: Posthumous sperm storage
    The case of Beth Warren and her late husband Warren Brewer has again raised the issue...
  • Baby Imogen
    January 30, 2014
    IVF in Suffolk: Bourn Hall baby born every 10 hours
    Reading the experiences of other couples and attending an event helped Andrew and Nicola...
  • Jackie Stewart is an independent counsellor at Bourn Hall Clinic
    November 7, 2013
    What can you do if IVF is unsuccessful?
    "Patients need to allow themselves time to grieve over the fact that they will...
  • Bourn-Hall-fertility-clinic-fayre
    September 5, 2013
    What are the IVF waiting times in Cambridge?
    Bourn Hall offers short IVF waiting times for NHS funded treatment.
  • Kate Brian shares her top tips on dealing with infertility
    June 7, 2013
    Top tips for dealing with infertility: A guest blog by Kate Brian
    Editor of the Journal of Fertility Counselling and author of four books about infertility...
  • How do IVF drugs work
    March 28, 2013
    Want to know more about IVF drugs?
    IVF drugs play an important role in fertility treatment.