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  1. 15 May 2018

    Telling Your Child They Are Donor-Conceived: Tips, Advice & Support

    Posted: 15 May 2018 Telling Your Child They Are Donor-Conceived: Tips, Advice & Support

    If you use an egg donor to have a baby, one of the things we’ll discuss with you as part of your treatment is telling your child in future about their origins. 

    Although you may feel anxious about this, we do encourage patients who are using donors to always be open and honest with children about how their family came to be formed.

    Our fertility counsellors will help you with this. They’ll help you anticipate conversations now, so you can positively and sensitively help your c...

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  2. 19 Apr 2017

    Managing Stress Caused by Infertility: Stress Awareness Month

    Posted: 19 April 2017 Managing Stress Caused by Infertility: Stress Awareness Month

    April is Stress Awareness Month. And whilst some research has shown that stress contributes to infertility making it harder to conceive, there is no doubt that fertility problems and going through treatment are causes of stress for many people.

    Worrying about whether treatment will work, feelings of guilt because of an infertility issue, concerns about the financial impact of private IVF treatment – all of these factors can make starting the fertility treatment journey an intense and emot...

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  3. 04 Nov 2016

    National Fertility Awareness Week: Coping with Childlessness through Counselling

    Posted: 04 November 2016 National Fertility Awareness Week: Coping with Childlessness through Counselling

    Why is counselling something that’s included in your fertility treatment? You might not think you need it, but many couples that undergo IVF and other treatments find it invaluable.

    In the fourth blog of our special series for National Fertility Awareness Week, we explain why professional support is so important when coping with childlessness.

    Counselling: trying to conceive and beyond

    Counselling is there to support you on your fertility journey. And when we say journey, we aren’...

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  4. 20 Mar 2015

    Do I have to have counselling as part of my fertility treatment?

    Posted: 20 March 2015 Do I have to have counselling as part of my fertility treatment?

    Counselling is a vital part of your treatment journey when you have IVF or infertility treatment, but not many people realise its importance when they first start to consider having treatment.

    All licensed clinics must offer counselling to patients, regardless of treatment. Our counselling team is available for you at any time throughout your journey. They have many years experience in helping people through the rollercoaster of infertility treatment.

    The only time counselling is mandatory is ...

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