IUI, or artificial insemination, is fighting for its survival. Well, in the UK at least. If you thought you’d get IUI on the NHS, you could be disappointed. Guidelines have recommended a reduction in state-funded IUI. Why?
Read any fertility forum and you’ll find sex and IVF don’t get along too well. ‘I felt so unsexy’, writes one woman. ‘After my umpteenth trans-vaginal scan, sex was the last thing on my mind’. And: ‘We deliberately didn’t have sex before or after our IVF treatment – now we’ve forgotten what it’s like’.
Having your baby in the UK? The risks of stillbirth and other fatal pregnancy complications are very low. But not as low as some other countries in the EU, according to a new European health report on the pregnancy care for women and babies.