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  • NHS IVF funding may still be available for some Cambridge patients
    January 8, 2018
    NHS IVF treatment may still be available for some Cambridge patients
    Referred by your Cambridgeshire GP for fertility testing before 6th September 2017?
  • IVF in Essex
    January 4, 2018
    IVF in Essex - HFEA website puts Bourn Hall ahead
    Looking for IVF in Essex? The HFEA website puts Bourn Hall top for its...
  • Could eating healthily boost your sperm count?
    January 2, 2018
    Could a New Year’s resolution to eat healthily boost your sperm count?
    Eating healthily is recommended, but can diet really effect your sperm count?
  • Wondering about your fertility?
    January 1, 2018
    Free consultation with a Bourn Hall Fertility Nurse Specialist
    Now is a good time to get some free expert advice.
  • December 24, 2017
    Day 12: A Christmas Stocking miracle in Colchester
    Rocco Stocking was a dream come true when he was born on Christmas Day...
  • 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.
  • December 20, 2017
    Day 9: Men-only fertility forums found useful according to new research
    Getting access to factual information is a key benefit
  • Anne Baldwin
    December 19, 2017
    Anne will be missed by her Bourn Hall family
    Anne was given a warm send off by her friends
  • 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
  • Wickford at Christmas extra special for couple after 6 year wait
    November 28, 2017
    Wickford at Christmas extra special for couple after 6 year wait
    Wickford At Christmas extra special for couple who have waited six years to celebrate
  • Routes to Parenthood - I felt guilty all the time – a male perspective on IVF treatment
    November 27, 2017
    I felt guilty all the time – a male perspective on IVF treatment
    "I felt guilty all the time," says Karl.
  • Bourn Hall supporting Wickford at Christmas
    November 17, 2017
    Wickford at Christmas
    With the success of our small satellite clinic and work progressing well on our...
  • November 3, 2017
    Struggling to conceive - hit the gym and carry on!
    Kate's advice is to “focus on looking after your mind and body.”
  • How to boost male fertility naturally
    October 30, 2017
    How to boost male fertility naturally
    Some easy diet and lifestyle changes could increase your chance of conceiving.
  • Lotus Synge - Reflexology Health Cambridge
    October 24, 2017
    Reflexology for fertility
    We live in a fast paced age and sometimes nature's natural rhythm moves at...
  • Cambridge HFEA IVF birth rates feat
    October 17, 2017
    New HFEA website makes comparing Cambridge IVF clinics easier
    The HFEA website makes it easier to put success rates into context.
  • Emma-Jayne and Malcolm - Adopting a new approach to the future
    October 17, 2017
    Adopting a new approach to the future
    It came as a surprise to Emma-Jayne that in five years of trying she...
  • Male infertility - Michael Close at Fertility Fayre
    September 27, 2017
    Male factor (in) fertility - guest blog from Michael Close
    My only regret is not having good information earlier.
  • IVF in Essex
    September 20, 2017
    Bourn Hall responds to NHS cuts to IVF in Essex
    There are concerns that other types of fertility treatment and testing are also being...
  • Recipes to help overcome PCOS and improve fertility
    September 14, 2017
    Recipes to help overcome PCOS and improve fertility
    In her guest blog nutritionist Amy Huggins provides some great recipes to help overcome...
  • East Anglia CCG map IVF cycles
    September 5, 2017
    NHS IVF funding in the East of England
    NHS IVF funding is a complicated story - our map should help clarify it...
  • Will Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG cut funding for IVF? Have your say in the consultation.
    September 5, 2017
    Why can't I get pregnant? 6 common reasons
    Six common reasons for infertility
  • 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.
  • Could making some simple lifestyle changes be the key to unlocking your fertility
    August 16, 2017
    Could making some simple lifestyle changes be the key to unlocking your fertility?
    Boost your fertility with these tips.
  • Men Only: We need to get infertility off our chests
    August 8, 2017
    Male infertility advice, take care who you share with
    Speaking about cuts to NHS IVF funding helped Richard Clothier to talk about infertility.
  • Access Fertility offer IVF refund packages
    July 17, 2017
    IVF is so expensive!
    With a refund package or payment installments, Access Fertility is helping to make it...
  • Ellie Crane, Bourn Hall patient and campaigner for NHS-funded fertility treatment
    July 6, 2017
    "NHS-funded fertility treatment has been truly life-changing"
    Guest blog from Ellie Crane, a recent patient at Bourn Hall and campaigner to...
  • Endometriosis guidelines
    June 27, 2017
    Endometriosis guidelines to be updated
    Between 2 and 10% of women have endometriosis.
  • 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.
  • Family dream comes true for Emily and Debbie thanks to donor sperm
    June 9, 2017
    Family dream comes true for Emily and Debbie thanks to donor sperm
    "It was important to us that we used a regulated fertility clinic"...
  • Professor Robert Edwards, one of the 'fathers of IVF'
    May 26, 2017
    Robert Edwards, co-father of IVF, interviewed by Liz O'Donnell, an early Bourn Hall patient
    Liz O'Donnell, a Bourn Hall patient, talked to Robert Edwards in 2007 about his...
  • Routes to Parenthood - Adoption after unsuccessful IVF
    May 24, 2017
    Adoption after unsuccessful IVF
    Counselling can help you move on after unsuccessful IVF
  • Jason, Annie, Amanda and Effie - Surrogacy helped Amanda have her own child after cancer
    May 24, 2017
    Surrogacy helped Amanda have her own child after cancer
    Surrogacy might be an option if it is not possible for your to carry...
  • Abigail and Molly - Routes to Parenthood - Choosing to become a single mum
    May 24, 2017
    Choosing to become a single mum with IVF
    If you waiting for 'Mr Right' isn't an option then a sperm donor might...
  • Dads achieve dream with IVF surrogacy
    May 24, 2017
    Having a baby through IVF surrogacy
    Surrogacy may be appropriate if you have a medical condition that makes it impossible...
  • 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 me? Liz O'Donnell talking to Robert Edwards
    May 23, 2017
    Why me? Infertility and the stubborn Yorkshireman
    I am honoured to come back to where my family started and to share...
  • Fertility nurse takes on 100 mile Cotswold Way Challenge for Arthritis UK
    May 22, 2017
    Fertility nurse takes on 100 mile Cotswold Way Challenge for Arthritis UK
    Our intrepid fertility nurse specialist Rowena Haslett Fossey did London2Cambridge last year.
  • Charikleia Papanikou, Senior Embryologist at Bourn Hall Clinic
    May 16, 2017
    Can re-freezing embryos lead to successful outcomes?
    Are re-frozen and thawed embryos viable?
  • Egg sharing for free IVF
    May 4, 2017
    Egg sharing for free IVF can be a win-win
    Egg sharing or sperm donation can make IVF treatment more accessible.
  • #WeAreFamily at Bourn Hall Clinic
    April 18, 2017
    #WeAreFamily @Bourn Hall and all are welcome
    Family is at the heart of everything we do at Bourn Hall #wearefamily
  • Royal College of Nursing Fertility Preservation
    April 10, 2017
    RCN guide to fertility preservation for medical and non-medical reasons launched
    RCN guide to fertility preservation gives advice to nurses about the freezing of eggs...
  • Sperm bank helps couple overcome fertility issues and become mums
    March 30, 2017
    Couple become mums with help from Bourn Hall’s sperm bank
    Lack of sperm isn't the only reason same-sex female couples may have fertility issues.
  • IVF success rates improved with 5 day blastocyst transfer - Adam Burnley talks to Chris Smith from Naked Scientists
    March 30, 2017
    IVF success rates improved with 5 day blastocyst transfer
    IVF success rates have improved over recent years and the increased use of blastocyst...
  • 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...
  • I felt that pang of disappointment that I wasn't falling pregnant
    March 27, 2017
    For the first time I felt that pang of disappointment that I wasn't falling...
    Amy Brook gives her perspective on the fertility journey.
  • The only way is Wickford for new mums on Mother's Day
    March 24, 2017
    The only way is Wickford for these mums on Mother's Day
    Celebrating Mother's Day following successful treatment at Bourn Hall Wickford. We caught up with some...
  • March 22, 2017
    IVF over 40: transparency and different advice needed
    Over 35 the chance of having a baby with your own eggs declines rapidly
  • March 7, 2017
    First frozen embryo baby home from the cold
    Our first ‘ice baby’ successfully crossed Antarctica to raise money for charity
  • Sarah Pallett discusses plans for Wickford Clinic
    February 13, 2017
    Sarah Pallett discusses plans for Wickford Clinic
    “The new Wickford clinic is going to be very special,” says Sarah Pallett
  • February 10, 2017
    Work begins on Bourn Hall’s purpose-built full service clinic in Wickford
    Diggers are moving in to start work on a new clinic in Wickford.
  • Bourn-Hall-test-tube-baby-Ian-Drake
    January 26, 2017
    Test-tube baby goes back to where it began
    'Bourn Hall baby' Ian Drake filmed an interview for his film course.
  • January 5, 2017
    Lower dose and higher IVF success from use of AMH test
    Tailoring treatment according to AMH levels could maintain success rates and reduce medication.
  • January 5, 2017
    Fertility preservation ahead of gender reassignment
    Fertility preservation ahead of gender reassignment requires the support of a multi-disciplinary teams where...
  • January 5, 2017
    Male fertility impacted by SSRIs prescribed for depression
    There is evidence that SSRIs create temporary damage to sperm DNA.
  • December 23, 2016
    First Christmas with twins after five years and three miscarriages
    After three miscarriages, twins bring a joyful first family Christmas.
  • 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...
  • Bourn-Hall-Retirement-Sylvia-Walker-Roger-Simons
    December 20, 2016
    Sylvia and Roger fond farewell
    We have said a fond farewell to two popular members of staff who have retired...
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG
    December 15, 2016
    Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG presented with misinformation to justify the cruellest cut
    Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG has opened a consultation on cutting IVF funding for the...
  • Bourn-Hall-IVF-wedding-Becca-Robinson-Dr-Chris-Fury
    December 9, 2016
    Baby, look at you now!
    Bourn Hall baby Becca's wedding was a particularly emotional for her mother Anne.
  • 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...
  • I lost 4 stone to reduce BMI for fertility treatment
    November 10, 2016
    I lost 4 stone to reduce BMI for fertility treatment
    Sabrina was told she would need to lose weight to have fertility treatment.
  • Young family
    November 4, 2016
    #HiddenFaces: Donna lost 2 stone to boost her fertility
    It was only after trying for a baby for 10 years and losing four...
  • infertility worse than any physical pain
    November 2, 2016
    Infertility was worse than any physical pain I’ve had
    It was very isolating. I felt very ashamed of my emotions, which made it...
  • PCOS would cause infertility
    October 31, 2016
    Children for Lucy after 10 years brings hope to those with PCOS
    Lucy was shocked at age 18 to be diagnosed with PCOS, which can cause...
  • Bourn-Hall-Fertility-Awareness-Week-Male-infertility
    October 25, 2016
    Common questions men ask about male infertility
    Mr Oliver Wiseman answers questions about male infertility.
  • Bourn-Hall-Fertility-Awareness-Week-egg-production
    October 24, 2016
    What happened to my eggs?
    We were born with over a million eggs, so what on earth happens to...
  • Bourn-Hall-IVF-gifting-programme-Martyn-Blayney
    October 11, 2016
    ‘Super sperm’ from successful couple inspires IVF ‘gifting’ programme
    Gifting fertility treatment in exchange for the donation of high-quality sperm
  • 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.
  • Cystic-Fibrosis a cause of infertility
    October 3, 2016
    Cystic fibrosis a cause of infertility
    Tom didn’t know that he was a carrier of cystic fibrosis...
  • Bourn-Hall-Young-fertility
    September 30, 2016
    Too young to be infertile? Five questions to ask your GP
    We suggest that you explore the following questions together with your GP.
  • Bourn-Hall-Vincent-Brown-First-IVF-photographer-retires
    September 23, 2016
    Photographer of world’s first IVF egg retires
    Vincent Brown took the first photograph of a human egg fertilised outside the human...
  • Bourn-Hall-Alternative-Parenting-sperm-donor
    September 23, 2016
    Sperm bank offers safer option for same-sex couples
    More female same-sex couples are seeking fertility treatment...
  • Lee and Jacob Tookey
    September 2, 2016
    Long-term struggle overcome with donated sperm
    Donated sperm can make it possible to be a dad
  • Hand hold – informed patient choices
    September 1, 2016
    Informed patient choice guides treatment options
    At Bourn Hall 8 out 10 patients will become parents after up to three...
  • IMSI allows sperm to be viewed at high magnification
    August 30, 2016
    IMSI improves the odds by selecting the best sperm
    IMSI helps IVF embryologists select the best sperm as a high proportion of sperm...
  • PCOS meant 10 year wait for baby
    July 22, 2016
    PCOS meant 10 year wait for baby
    Hospital tests revealed that Toni had Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), a common cause of...
  • Hat trick for Callum thanks to ICSI
    June 24, 2016
    Hat trick for Callum thanks to ICSI
    The recent Fathers’ Day brings home what Callum might have missed.
  • How to make a test-tube baby
    June 15, 2016
    How to make a test-tube baby
    A video about ‘How to make a test tube baby’ has won an international...
  • Prof Sheena Lewis, SpermComet
    June 13, 2016
    SpermComet provides insight into male infertility
    Poor sperm quality is a major cause of infertility, yet men are frequently left...
  • Pioneering IVF patient returns to Bourn Hall
    May 11, 2016
    Pioneering IVF patient returns to Bourn Hall
    Ann was one of the first patients to be treated at Bourn Hall back...
  • 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...
  • Routes to Parenthood
    March 11, 2016
    Sperm and egg donors can ‘gift’ free IVF treatment
    Eligible family and friends can now ‘gift’ free IVF treatment
  • Sally Cheshire, HFEA Chair, visited Bourn Hall Clinic
    January 21, 2016
    HFEA visits Bourn Hall, “home of IVF”
    Sally Cheshire and Peter Thompson of the HFEA visited Bourn Hall, the world’s first...
  • Getting pregnant with polycystic ovarian syndrome
    January 8, 2016
    Getting pregnant with polycystic ovarian syndrome
    Kathleen was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries when she was younger
  • The-Pain-of-Unexplained-Infertility
    November 16, 2015
    Heartbreak of unexplained infertility
    Unexplained infertility can be hard to deal with. Sharon, whose partner already had a...
  • Would you consider adoption to complete your family
    November 13, 2015
    Your adoption questions answered
    We asked Hugh Thornbery, Chief Executive of Adoption UK, about the process.
  • 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...
  • ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection)
    November 10, 2015
    Beyond IVF - Fiona's fertility journey 2/3
    Fiona continues her story about her infertility story.
  • 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.
  • Helen Hutton
    September 23, 2015
    Meet our family: “I enjoy everything about my job” – Helen Hutton, Human Resources...
    “I’m the new starters first point of contact for arranging their first day..."
  • Lizzie Dumbelton
    September 23, 2015
    Meet our family: “Proud to be part of this special team” – Lizzie Dumbelton,...
    “Helping patients achieve their dreams makes my job so rewarding...”
  • Working at Bourn Hall
    September 22, 2015
    Meet our family: “A job share was the answer for me” – Claire Sparrow,...
    “Patient Services is a fascinating field to be in...”
  • Julia Curties
    September 21, 2015
    Meet our family: “Flexibility is needed for a range of needs” – Julia Curties,...
    “I really enjoy working in the hub of the clinic” says Julia Curties, a...
  • The Tears - Fertility Check can reveal reasons for infertility
    August 28, 2015
    Fertility test can reveal reasons for infertility
    Most people don’t know they have a fertility issue until they try to conceive...
  • My Life As The World's First Test-Tube Baby
    July 23, 2015
    Louise Brown: “My life as the world’s first test-tube baby” – autobiography launched at...
    Louise reveals the impact that being born a celebrity has had on her life...
  • June 5, 2015
    Why some human eggs carry the wrong number of chromosomes
    This might be the cause of some types of infertility including recurrent miscarriage.
  • When Is It Time To Move Away From IVF Treatment?
    June 1, 2015
    When Is It Time To Move Away From IVF Treatment?
    Pamela Mahoney Tsigdinos talks in her guest blog about her decision and how she...
  • Overcoming infertility caused by PCOS
    May 15, 2015
    Overcoming infertility caused by PCOS
    To have a baby, Hanna first had to overcome her infertility caused by PCOS.
  • IVF after ectopic pregnancy
    May 1, 2015
    IVF after ectopic pregnancy
    An ectopic pregnancy can cause the fallopian tube to rupture
  • I was told at 16 I had PCOS and would never have children
    March 18, 2015
    I was told at 16 I had PCOS and would never have children
    Nicola was just 16 she was told that she had PCOS and that she...
  • ISO27001
    March 16, 2015
    Top security announcement: codename ISO 27001
    Bourn Hall Clinic has gained ISO 27001 security accreditation.
  • IVF hat trick for cancer survivor
    February 20, 2015
    IVF hat trick for cancer survivor
    Treatment with chemotherapy can affect your fertility, so John was offered the option of...
  • Thomas Mathews, Bourn Hall's UK Medical Director
    February 3, 2015
    Three-parent IVF misleading term
    The term ‘three-parent’ baby is very misleading according to Bourn Hall Clinic Medical Director...
  • Kelly thought her PCOS would mean she couldn't have children
    December 12, 2014
    Improving fertility for PCOS patients
    Early diagnosis and treatment could improve fertility and long-term health prospects.
  • Egg sharing was a win-win for us and another couple
    November 28, 2014
    Egg sharing was a win-win for us and another couple
    Lucinda and Matthew decided to donate eggs to another couple while they were having...
  • November 19, 2014
    Free IVF treatment for egg sharing or sperm donation
    Free IVF treatment is available for those who choose to egg share or donate...
  • fertility facts and figures
    October 31, 2014
    Fertility facts, figures and findings
    How do you know what is 'normal'?
  • October 30, 2014
    An ‘IVF single mother’ by choice
    ‘I have the rest of my life to meet Mr Right, but only a...
  • 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...
  • Egg freezing for employees
    October 16, 2014
    Egg freezing for employees
    Egg freezing is a relatively recent innovation
  • Louise Brown, the world's first 'test-tube' baby
    July 25, 2014
    Louise Brown is 36, Bourn Hall remembers IVF pioneers
    Bourn Hall remembers its founders, IVF pioneers Steptoe and Edwards and their legacy
  • Zero sperm shock for Adam
    June 18, 2014
    Zero sperm shock
    Adam was shocked to find he had zero sperm
  • Being without a child excluded us from ‘parent’s club’
    June 17, 2014
    Being without a child excluded us from ‘parent’s club’
    “It’s really hard when your friends and family are all having children...”
  • male infertility - see a specialist at Bourn Hall
    June 12, 2014
    Low sperm count? Specialist male fertility treatment at Bourn Hall
    Low sperm count is not something men want to talk about ...
  • Sian and Ryan with baby Yvie
    May 28, 2014
    IVF in Norfolk: Bourn Hall’s Wymondham team celebrates first arrival
    Sian and Ryan Chase beamed from ear to ear as they introduced baby daughter...
  • Hannah, Steve and Jack - Bourn Hall now offers IVF in Peterborough
    May 9, 2014
    IVF in Peterborough: New clinic is Bourn Hall’s little Prince!
    IVF in Peterborough is now closer to home for people living and working in...
  • 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...
  • Roberts family beat endometriosis to have their son Barney
    March 3, 2014
    Endometriosis: time to get women talking
    Endometriosis affects 1.5 million women in the UK and causes the tissue from the...
  • 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...
  • Baby Freddie - first baby born thanks to Bourn Hall Wickford IVF in Essex
    January 27, 2014
    IVF in Essex: Freddie is first baby boy for Bourn Hall in Wickford
    Bourn Hall's Wickford Clinic opened in 2013 to provide convenient IVF in Essex
  • January 14, 2014
    Alastair MacDonald: The world’s first IVF boy celebrates 35th birthday
    Alastair's birth in 1979 was the best possible start to the year for his...
  • Martyn Blayney, Head of Science at Bourn Hall
    January 5, 2014
    ACE and ICSI treatment for male infertility celebrate 21 years
    A breakthrough in male infertility treatment came 21 years ago when the first baby...
  • 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...
  • Coping with infertility - Vicki Hibbert’s story
    October 28, 2013
    Coping with infertility - Vicki Hibbert’s story
    “There’s only one thing more painful than having a baby…..and that’s not being able...
  • 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.
  • Louise Brown and Alastair MacDonald unveil a plaque at Bourn Hall dedicated to Robert Edwards and Patrick Steptoe to mark 35 years of IVF
    July 25, 2013
    The Bourn Hall Legacy – 35 years of IVF
    Happy Birthday Louise Brown, the world’s first IVF baby!
  • Bourn Hall Wymondham - Norfolk IVF treatment
    July 10, 2013
    Local families celebrate official opening of first Norfolk IVF clinic
    Bourn Hall Clinic’s new IVF centre near Norwich, has been welcomed by Infertility Network...
  • 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...
  • Bourn-Hall-Fertility-clinic-Professor-Sir-Robert-Edwards-tributes
    April 12, 2013
    Tributes to Professor Sir Robert Edwards
    "Father of IVF" will always be remembered as one of our greatest scientists.
  • How do IVF drugs work
    March 28, 2013
    Want to know more about IVF drugs?
    IVF drugs play an important role in fertility treatment.
  • Pregnancy ultrasound scans at Bourn Hall Clinic
    March 26, 2013
    Pregnancy ultrasound scans at Bourn Hall Clinic for reassurance
    Unborn babies can be seen in remarkable detail using 3D and 4D ultrasound scans.
  • Mother’s Day joy after endometriosis 1
    March 4, 2013
    Endometriosis Awareness Week
    The link between endometriosis and infertility is not well understood.
  • Bourn Hall Wymondham offers IVF in Norfolk
    February 28, 2013
    Bourn Hall Clinic Wymondham opens its doors
    Brand-new facility with state-of-the-art equipment will benefit patients across Norfolk
  • Good results for ICSI with SpermSlow at Bourn Hall
    February 4, 2013
    Good results for ICSI with SpermSlow
    Good results from a small trial have justified a change in procedure in the...
  • Adam Burnley - Bourn Hall Clinic celebrate ONE THOUSAND babies born as a result of NHS-funded IVF
    December 12, 2012
    Bourn Hall Clinic celebrate ONE THOUSAND babies born as a result of NHS-funded IVF
    That’s equivalent to one baby a day since May 2009!
  • Joanna and Fran Harvey-Hobbs with twins Betty and Dolly
    December 10, 2012
    Pride and no prejudice: A guest blog by Sarah Juggins
    The magazine editor, freelance journalist and enthusiastic blogger writes about the launch of the...
  • ICSI is one of the fertility treatments offered by Bourn Hall
    October 3, 2012
    Male Infertility: Micro-TESE offers new hope for men with a low sperm count
    A new procedure offers hope to men who have no sperm in their ejaculate.
  • Dr Thomas Mathews
    August 30, 2012
    Fertility, pregnancy and the biological clock
    If you’re concerned about your biological clock, Dr Mathews has some comforting news.
  • Bourn-Hall-Fertility-clinic-intralipids-IVF-hope
    August 13, 2012
    Intralipids may offer hope for those affected by repeated IVF failure
    Patients with recurrent miscarriage have benefited from intralipids.
  • Lesley Brown, mother of the world's first 'test-tube' baby
    June 20, 2012
    Sad Loss Of Lesley Brown – First IVF Mother
    It is with sadness that we hear that Lesley Brown, the first woman in...
  • IVF after cancer: The importance of sperm banking
    June 1, 2012
    IVF after cancer: The importance of sperm banking
    Around one third of men who undergo chemotherapy will be left infertile.
  • ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection)
    May 9, 2012
    Australian Study Into Implications of IVF Treatment
    No significant difference found in the risk between IVF and natural conception.
  • Bourn-Hall-Fertility-Awareness-Week-egg-production
    April 5, 2012
    Fertility after 35: What happens to our eggs as we age?
    By the age of 35 about 95% of a woman's eggs have been lost...
  • February 15, 2012
    New range of pregnancy scans at Bourn Hall Clinic Colchester
    Our Colchester clinic is to extend its ultrasound scanning service ...
  • Paula and Gary with twins Aidan and Ethan
    January 19, 2012
    Egg Donation After Premature Menopause
    For women that wish to get pregnant the news of premature menopause can be...

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