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‘TOLD I’D NEVER BE A MUM’Mum reveals how her miracle baby defied doctors who told her she’d never be a parent after going through the menopause at 11-years-old

Source: The Sun

Amanda Lewis is pregnant with the baby that doctors told her she’d never have after going through the menopause at just 11

But now, 17 years on, pole dance and fitness instructor Amanda is 13 weeks pregnant, thanks to an egg donor.

However, after she gives birth she will have to go through “the change”, again.

Amanda, 30, from Nuneaton, Warks, says: “From the day I was told I was going through the menopause, I grew up quickly.

“I’d started my periods when I was ten but I hadn’t had any since I was 11.

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Egg Donation, IVF, Same Sex, Shared motherhood, Sperm Donation, Sperm Donor, UK

UK – Shared motherhood: The amazing way lesbian couples are having babies

Source: Cosmopolitan

It allows women to share the motherhood experience from the stage of conception.

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More and more lesbian couples are having babies thanks to a super cool fertility treatment known as ‘shared motherhood’. What’s cool about it? Both women are involved in the process, as one’s eggs are used, and the other carries the child. I know, science is awesome.

New research carried out by The London Women’s Clinic, has revealed just how successful and efficient shared motherhood fertility treatment is proving to be. So here’s everything you need to know about the process. Plus, a success story from a couple who’ve become parents this way.

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Surrogacy, UK

If you are thinking about having children through surrogacy, you should go to this event

Source:  Pink News

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Surrogacy is becoming an increasingly popular way for couples to have children, but the process varies around the world and where to start can be a challenge for some parents.

Well look no further – this event has all the information you need to get started on the process of starting your family with surrogacy.

In reality, surrogacy is as old as the Bible, but despite its rich history, parents-to-be and surrogates are both in need of a lot of support from the beginning of their journey.

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Surrogacy, Surrogacy Law, Surrogate Mother, UK

UK – Mothers’ campaign for change to surrogacy laws

Source ITV

Pete and Tracy (C) with surrogates Kate (L) and Trisha (R)

A woman from Rotherham who has been a surrogate mother twice – is calling for urgent changes to what they believe to be outdated surrogacy law.

When Kate became pregnant she always intended to give the child to its parents, Tracy and Pete from Portsmouth.

But, under UK law she could have changed her mind at any point and kept the baby as her own, because she gave birth to the child

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Donor Eggs, Egg Donor, Menopause, UK

UK – Woman who went through the menopause aged ELEVEN reveals she’s pregnant with her first child following IVF treatment using a donor egg  

Source: Daily Mail

A woman who feared she would never carry a child after going through the menopause aged 11 has revealed she is three months pregnant.

Amanda Lewis, now 30, is expecting her first child after having IVF treatment using a donor egg and her partner’s sperm.

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Gay Parenting, Same Sex, Surrogacy, Surrogate Mother, UK

UK – Extraordinary journeys to fatherhood

Source: Gay Times

There have been huge changes in the surrogacy options available to gay men in recent years. Once only available in certain US states, for a short period gay singles and couples were engaging in Thailand, India, Nepal, Cambodia and more recently Mexico for surrogacy. But Asian countries have closed their doors to foreign surrogacy, leading to renewed interest in the US and a surge in interest in Canada. Kenya, Russia and even Nicaragua are starting to offer surrogacy to fill the void left when Asian nations closed. However a raft of complexities remain.

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Surrogacy, Surrogacy Law, Surrogate Mother, UK

It’s time to talk about surrogacy. British law leaves potential parents in legal limbo

Source: Little Atoms

The surrogate birth of Chicago, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s youngest child, has brought the issue of surrogacy into the public focus. Many couples here, unable to have children themselves, may look on at the apparent ease by which Kim and Kanye entered into surrogacy arrangement with some envy. For many in the UK, hoping to engage a surrogate and fulfill their dream of having a child, the prospects are bleak.

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Egg Donor, Embryo, Sperm Donor, UK

Women selected for mitochondrial donation in UK

Source: BioNews

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has granted permission for doctors to create the UK’s first ‘three-person’ children by mitochondrial donation. Doctors at Newcastle Fertility Centre successfully applied to treat two women and are now allowed to create embryos by combining fertilised eggs created through IVF with mitochondria from a female donor. The resulting embryos will be implanted in the two women.

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UK – Is donating your eggs worth it? Everything you need to know

Source: Metro UK

If you were looking for a financial escape hatch to pay off student loans or mortgages by donating something that your body discards monthly, you should know something first. Men fake orgasms too – here’s why and how You have better chances of making money by finding one of Cadbury’s elusive white chocolate Creme Egg than you do donating your own.
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Egg Donor, Sperm Donor, Three Parent, UK

UK – Three-Parent Babies Must Be ‘Considered in an Ethical and Balanced Way’- Expert

Source: Sputnik News

British scientists have received the green light to create the country’s first so-called three parent babies.

The use of mitochondrial therapy been approved by the The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority three years after the therapy was legalized in the country.

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IVF, Surrogacy, Surrogate Mother, UK

UK – Selfless surrogate gives birth to twins for couple who endured seven failed rounds of IVF treatment in 18 months

Source: Daily Mail

Elouise and Paul King thought their dreams of having a child were over after seven failed rounds of IVF treatment, but after finding a surrogate the pair now have twins (pictured: surrogate Jen Taylor holding the twins, with Elouise and Paul)

A couple who went through seven failed rounds of IVF treatment before finally having twins through a surrogate have said they will ‘never know how to repay’ her kindness. Elouise King and her husband Paul, from Solihull in the West Midlands, thought their dream of becoming parents was over after a miscarriage in 2013 led to complications. Mrs King had undergone a surgical procedure to remove the foetus, but afterwards she was struck down with a rare condition known as Asherman syndrome which causes scarring of the cervix and uterus.

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Britain’s first three-parent babies given green light by fertility chiefs

Source:  The Sun

Two women who risk passing on incurable genetic diseases to their kids got the ok from fertility chiefs for the pioneering method

Medics plan to use the method on two women who risk passing on genetic diseases to their kids. The unnamed pair have a mutation that leads to myoclonic epilepsy. The ailment hits one in 100,000 people, causing spasms that see lost muscle control, weakness, deafness, dementia and often death. In the treatment, once the mum’s egg is fertilised, the cell nucleus with the bulk of her and the dad’s genetic material is removed. The mutation is left behind, as it only occurs in the mitochondrial DNA which is not present in the nucleus.

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Surrogacy, Surrogate Mother, UK

UK – Experience: I was a surrogate at 51

Source:  The Guardian

I had children in my teens and became a grandmother two decades ago. I’ve always thought how lucky I was to get pregnant so easily, and how heartbreaking it is for people who can’t. I liked the idea of being a surrogate, but my husband wasn’t keen. By 2012, we had divorced, and I’d taken care of my parents and older brother, who sadly passed away. I’d turned 50 and thought, if I’m going to do this, it needs to be now.

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Surrogacy, Surrogacy Law, UK

UK – “Won’t Somebody Think Of The Children?”

Source:  HuffPost UK

A current family law case in the US has caught the media’s attention. It’s one which is difficult, emotional and demands a solution. A gay married couple is suing the US government after the birth of their twins. One twin was conceived with the sperm of one father (a US citizen) and the other was conceived with the sperm of the other father (an Israeli citizen). The birth of the twins took place in Canada (where the fathers were married), and both fathers were listed on each both certificate.

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UK – A surrogate mum’s story: ‘I was just the oven at the end’

Source: BBC

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have spoken of their happiness about having a daughter by a surrogate.

And for some surrogate mums, the experience of carrying another family’s baby is just as joyful.

Chloe is 28, a mum of three, and she gave birth to her first surrogate child in August 2017.

She’s been talking to Newsbeat about why she decided to become a surrogate after having her three children.

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UK – High Court considers costs in surrogacy dispute

Source: Stowe

The circumstances surrounding an application for costs in a surrogacy dispute must be considered, a Family Court Judge has ruled.

The surrogacy arrangement had been made by a former same sex couple. The resulting child, a daughter, was born in the United States and now lives in New York with her biological father, ‘Y’.

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Surrogacy, Surrogate Mother, UK

UK – Selfless surrogate mother delivers second daughter for gay couple in her SEVENTH pregnancy – and she refuses to charge the fathers a single penny

Source: Daily Mail

A selfless mother has become a surrogate for a gay couple for the second time, and delivered the baby free of charge in what she describes as a ‘BOGOF’ deal.

Becky Harris, 30, from Suffolk, carried a daughter for two businessmen from the south of England in 2012 and on January 8 she delivered the couple’s second baby.

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Infertility, IVF, UK

UK – Forty Years Since First Live Birth From IVF

Source: North County Leader

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This year marks the 40th birthday of the first ever IVF baby Louise Brown. IVF has changed significantly since 1978.

In the early days of IVF, women had to be admitted to clinics for a long period of time for treatment while treatments such as egg donation, egg sharing, sperm sharing, specific fertility drugs, dedicated lab equipment, catheters, ICSI needles and many things taken for granted in modern day IVF treatments, were all unheard of in 1978.

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Surrogacy, Surrogate Mother, UK

UK – I have been a surrogate four times – and this is what it’s really like

Source: Independent

I first looked into surrogacy about 20 years ago, purely by chance. I initially wanted to pursue egg donation – I’d finished my own family and at just 21 it felt like such a waste of my fertility.

However, upon researching egg donation I realised that I would have to act anonymously. I was disappointed, as I very much wanted to know what would happen with my eggs, who they were passed on to, and details about the child that may possibly be born.

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