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Useful Resources

 

This page contains links to websites that may be able to offer support and advice:

Adoption UK 

www.adoptionuk.org
Adoption UK's internet adoption community provides information, guidance and support to adoptive parents and those interested in adoption.

British Infertility Counselling Association
www.bica.net
Association which aims to encourage and facilitate its members to provide the highest standards of counselling support to people affected by fertility issues.

COTS
www.surrogacy.org.uk
Childlessness overcome through surrogacy, this site provides a wide range of support and advice for surrogates and would-be parents.

Department of Health
www.dh.gov.uk/
Official website of UK Department of Health, the government department responsible for public health issues.

Endometriosis UK
www.endometriosis-uk.org
A UK charity that supports women living with endometriosis. Providing information, support, and work to increase awareness of the condition.

European Society of human reproduction and embryology
www.eshre.com
A European society designed to stimulate the study and research in the field of reproductive medicine and science.

Fertility Friends
www.fertilityfriends.co.uk
A meeting place for fertility sufferers within the UK, its aim being to share thoughts, experience and knowledge with others.

Fertility Network UK 

www.fertilitynetworkuk.org

Fertility Network UK provides a voice for those with fertility problems; they are the campaigning movement working to improve awareness and access to treatment. Their aim is to ease the feelings of isolation, both on an emotional and practical level, through various methods and to provide access to the latest information and developments.

Human Fertilisation and embryology Authority
www.hfea.gov.uk
Information about IVF and fertility treatments in the UK from the HFEA, an independent regulator licensing fertility clinics and overseeing human embryo.

www.hfea.gov.uk/treatments/explore-all-treatments/treatment-add-ons

LIFE 

www.lifecharity.org.uk

LIFE provides help and support to thousands of women and men each year. The core services are Caring, Education, Housing and the FertilityCare Programme.
LIFE offer free, confidential information, counselling and support for women contemplating abortion, suffering after pregnancy loss or struggling to cope after abortion. Their trained counsellors and skilled helpers are there to listen, not to judge.

PCOS UK 

www.pcos-uk.org.uk/
Multidisciplinary society for healthcare professionals caring for women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

The Multiple Births Foundation
www.multiplebirths.org.uk
The Multiple Births Foundation is an independent charity based at Queen Charlotte's & Chelsea Hospital in West London. A vital resource to professionals and families alike, it aims to improve the care and support of multiple birth families through the education of all relevant professionals.

NHS UK
www.nhs.uk/
Information on conditions, treatments, local services and healthy living.

Society for the Protection of Unborn Children
www.spuc.org.uk
CSPUC affirms, defends and promotes the existence and value of human life from the moment of conception.

Surrogacy UK
www.surrogacyuk.org
Information and advice for surrogates and couples in need of this treatment. Its primary aim is to promote surrogacy within the UK.

The British Fertility Society
www.britishfertilitysociety.org.uk
The British Fertility Society is a national multidisciplinary organisation representing professionals practising in the field of reproductive medicine.

The British Medical Ultrasound Society
www.bmus.org
BMUS is a leading UK organisation which promotes science and best practice in medical diagnostic ultrasound.

The Daisy Network
www.daisynetwork.org.uk
A registered charity and support group for women suffering premature menopause.

The Donor Conception Network
www.donor-conception-network.org
A network of parents with children conceived through the use of donor sperm, eggs or gamete and those who are considering treatment via these methods.

The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust
www.ectopic.org.uk
A registered charity set up to provide understanding and support for those who have suffered the loss of a baby through ectopic pregnancy.

The Miscarriage Association
www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk
An organisation that provides support and information for those suffering the effects of pregnancy loss.

The National Gamete Donation Trust
www.ngdt.co.uk
The NGDT is a registered charity whose function is to raise awareness of and try and alleviate the national shortage of sperm, egg and embryo donors in the UK.

Verity
www.verity-pcos.org.uk
A self-help organisation aimed at Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) sufferers.

Womens Health Concern
www.womens-health-concern.org
A charity providing a free advice line and email service with specialist nurses to help educate and support women with their healthcare.