Fertility Awareness Week, organised by Fertility Network UK, is a chance to talk about the impact of infertility and also to get the knowledge you need to regain control.
Some people worry about their fertility for years before they seek help – but it could be that a quick blood test, semen analysis or some words of advice might be all that is required to reassure them or explain their options.
For those that have been actively trying for a baby, we know that 8 out of 10 couples will be successful within a year – so if you have been struggling for longer, now is the time to ask some questions.
To mark this special week we are hosting two free Fertility Fayres to enable people at all stages of their journey to gain advice. For those who want more in depth information we are offering a special half-price fertility testing offer and free consultations with a fertility nurse specialist
Fertility tests and specialist advice – half price with no waiting
Posted - June 11, 2019
Bourn Hall opens it doors for Fertility Fayre 2018
Posted - November 14, 2018
A fertility journey 5/5 – my heart is full
Posted - November 6, 2018
A fertility journey 4/5 – here we go again
Posted - November 5, 2018
Louise Brown and Bourn Hall helps IVF babble mark World Fertility Day
Posted - November 2, 2018
A fertility journey 3/5 – regaining hope for another go
Posted - November 2, 2018
40th birthday relief after worries about time running out for baby
Posted - November 1, 2018
A fertility journey 2/5 – self doubt and isolation
Posted - October 31, 2018
First birthday for IVF ‘miracle’- don’t wait to get fertility advice
Have you read our latest patient story? Hannah and Jemma talk about their fertility journey to complete their family and the twists and turns on the way.
They both wanted to have treatment to share the experience of carrying a baby, even after Hannah was diagnosed with some fertility issues.
“When we first discussed becoming parents using a sperm donor it was so exciting,” says Hannah. “I proposed to my partner Jemma on New Year’s Eve four years ago and presented her with an engagement ring and the date of our first appointment at Bourn Hall. We both wanted to have treatment so that we could have the shared experience of carrying a baby and had no reason to suspect that one of us would have fertility issues.”
In our latest blog, we spoke to Bourn Hall counsellor, Jackie, about how difficult this decision can be for patients and couples.
“If you are emotionally attached to an embryo, you may see it as a potential child, and that can affect a person on a very, very, deep psychological and emotional level,” says Jackie
“For some people it’s a real dilemma whether to return for treatment with their frozen embryos and how they will feel if they don’t use the embryos themselves. Sometimes this can be a matter of timing and talking to a counsellor can help you decide what is right for you.”