Useful links

Useful Links

A support group run by patients, for patients. Initially formed to provide parents of children born through assisted conception with ongoing support.

BICA is the only professional association of infertility counsellors in the UK (est. 1988) and is committed to the well-being of people with fertility problems before, during and after treatment. All counsellors accredited and registered by BICA on the website will have considerable experience in this area and will be governed by a Code of Ethics.

British Fertility Society

Cells4Life Ltd is a private cord blood bank. They store umbilical cord blood samples for parents. Umbilical cord blood is rich in stem cells which have been proven to have positive results in the treatment of a wide variety of conditions; including leukaemia and blood disorders and promise to be able to treat a wide variety of illnesses, such as heart disease, tendon tears, diabetes and many others in the future.

The purpose of the site is to provide access to a counselling network, enabling those in need of support to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs. This group are not specialist infertility counselors but offer broad couple and individual counselling.

Childlessness Overcome Through Surrogacy. Provides advice, help and support to surrogates and intended parents.

Website providing information about premature menopause and the issues around it.

Provides information for parents with children conceived with donated sperm, eggs or embryos, adult offspring, and those contemplating or undergoing treatment.

Support and information for women suffering from endometriosis.

A non-profit association established in Belgium to promote interest in and understanding of reproductive biology and medicine.

A meeting place for couples in the UK fertility community.

Site developed for both parents and healthcare professionals who want to learn more about stem cells found in umbilical cord blood.

External pharmacy/drug supplier

Government regulator of infertility treatment in the UK. Contains information (including results) and contact details for all centres providing treatment in the UK.

Largest network in the UK for those experiencing fertility problems.

American site providing current information and immediate support regarding the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infertility and pregnancy loss, and offers guidance to those considering adoption or childfree lifestyles.

IVF news articles, reviews, books etc.

The biggest independent fertility, patients and ratings organisation in the UK. It has members in other parts of the world. Provides clinic reviews and rating, support and advice for patients, message boards, online magazine and much more.

One of the most successful egg donation centres in Europe – linked to GCRM.

Provider of information and services to men with questions about infertility.

Practical information for those considering becoming an egg or sperm donor, health professionals and those requiring treatment with donor eggs or sperm.

One at a time is a professionally-led site aimed at reducing the risks of multiple pregnancies from fertility treatment.

Site for women with ovarian cancer, their families and their friends

Legal and ethical discussion on the implications of infertility and human genetics. Holds regular public debates, conferences and free web & email news and information service.

Vast American site dedicated to providing education and support for infertile couples.

Support and information for anyone with an interest in surrogacy within the UK.

Self help group for women suffering from polycystic ovaries