International Women’s Day 8 March 2018 is an opportunity to focus on what is important to you. If it is to become pregnant and start a family then we are here to help you and feature some of the dilemma women face below. We are also keen to develop the potential of our staff and support their work life balance and we introduce some of them here.
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Major causes of female infertility
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Why does everyone else find it easy to get pregnant?
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Rising Festival: When is the right time to have a baby?
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Why can’t I get pregnant?
Posted - September 5, 2017
Choosing to become a single mum with IVF
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Egg sharing for free IVF can be a win-win
Posted - May 4, 2017
IVF over 40: transparency and different advice needed
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What happened to my eggs?
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Meet our family: “Flexibility makes my job at Bourn Hall perfect ” – Helen Hutton, Human Resources Administrator
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.”