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25 families created through treatment at Bath Fertility visited Father Christmas and raised funds for the Genesis Trust

On Saturday 16th December 2017, 25 families created through fertility treatment at Bath Fertility, joined us for festive celebrations. Mr Sharp who founded Bath Fertility in 1994 was Father Christmas for the day and welcomed families created through fertility treatment in our very own Christmas grotto. Mince pies, gingerbread men and hot chocolate were served … Continued

How to talk to family and friends about your fertility treatment

When you are struggling with infertility, communicating with family and friends can be very difficult. They may be fabulous in so many ways, but even the most caring amongst them do not always know how to address your issues. Our Counsellor, Gill Aldridge, recommends the following steps to patients who are finding it hard to … Continued

Is receiving a donated egg the answer to conceiving?

For some women, treatment with donor eggs is their only option of conceiving a child. This may be due to ovarian insufficiency following surgery, chemotherapy or premature menopause. It can also provide an alternative treatment when couples have been unable to conceive using their own eggs, where quantity and quality have become too low to … Continued

Bath Fertility awarded NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire contract

We are delighted to confirm that Bath Fertility has been awarded the NHS contract for Assisted Conception Services for patients in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire who are registered with General Practitioners in the BNSSG Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). This means that from December 1st 2017 we will be providing IVF and related services … Continued

How does PCOS affect my fertility?

PCOS or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is very common. It is thought to affect one in five women in the UK. Women with a diagnosis of PCOS will have 2 or more of the three main features of the syndrome, which are: • Irregular periods • Excessive male hormone (androgen) which can lead to excessive hair … Continued

Sex and Fertility

Sex is often a sensitive subject. Patients often say “When can I have sex? Is it safe? It is no fun these days, we don’t want to do it anymore, I feel under pressure”. For those trying to get pregnant, after months or years of ‘having to have sex ‘at a specific time on an … Continued

Does age matter?

What is ovarian reserve and what does it mean in terms of fertility? ‘Age is the ultimate marker of ovarian reserve.’ Ovarian reserve describes the capacity of the ovary to provide egg cells for fertilisation. Poor ovarian reserve is when a woman does not have many good quality eggs left. All women are born with … Continued