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Bump Rollerdisco summer popup for the whole family

Looking for something fun to do with your kids this summer? Get your skates on and head down to Bristol's iconic Millenium Square for a family session at the Bump Rollerdisco popup. Two weeks into the summer holiday we needed something energetic to occupy our boys: Noah, 9, and Eli, a very large 6 year…
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Babies and sleep regressions: how to survive them

Diane Pawsey is a maternity nurse and holistic sleep coach. She offers home consultations, as well as Skype or telephone consultations helping families throughout the UK and overseas. What are Sleep regressions?! If you are a parent or you work with children, you have most likely heard about sleep regressions. In this article, I will…
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Premium fertility treatment for the LGBT community

Dr Malini Uppal explains how City-Fertility provide excellent bespoke fertility treatment to LGBT couples and singles Dr Malini has gained vast experience in the field of reproductive medicine during her training and work at several centres of excellence. She completed her postgraduate diploma in prenatal genetics and foetal medicine with distinction at the University College…
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Decent people and good eggs is a recipe for children

We hear from Sam Everingham of Families Through Surrogacy on the important roles in surrogacy journeys "The key players in surrogacy arrangements are not in fact the doctors, embryologists and fertility lawyers you are paying. They are the surrogates, egg donors, intended parents and their support networks. So it is surprising that few surrogacy events…
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Gay dads top 7 tips for surrogacy

Sam Everingham, a gay dad via surrogacy, now spends most of his time educating intending parents about the ever-changing surrogacy options for family building "I became involved in surrogacy education over eight years ago when my partner and I experienced the heartache of a premature twin birth than resulted in Zac’s still-birth. Ben survived only…
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Foster with Leicestershire County Council

Leicestershire County Council welcomes LGBT+ people, single or in couples, who are interested in fostering It doesn’t matter who you are – it’s the little things that mean so much to a child in care. From watching cartoons and going swimming together, to having their own seat at the dinner table and knowing you’ll be…
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Extraordinary surrogacy journeys for gay dads

Increasingly both single gay men and gay couples are engaging in surrogacy to fulfill their dream of fatherhood. Sam Everingham profiles two extraordinary journeys from dads who will be at Families Through Surrogacy’s fifth conference for intended parents in March. “For gay men in particular international surrogacy is a fast moving minefield with many risks.…
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Othermotherhood

Finn Mackay is a feminist activist who doesn’t fit into society’s assumed gender codes. Her partner carried and gave birth to their son, now almost 2 years old. In her guest blog Finn explores her experience of motherhood as a lesbian parent Finn’s blog: finnmackay.wordpress.com It took me over three months to be able to…
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Improving success for IVF patients

IVF is a great way to start a family but it can be a stressful process. GENNET City Fertility clinic in London offers professional counselling to people going through IVF to reduce stress and improve their chances of conception For same-sex couples, single women and couples who have had difficulties conceiving naturally, IVF (in vitro…
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Creating families through surrogacy – gay style

Starting a family via surrogacy has become increasingly common amongst gay men, despite constant changes in rules affecting availability in other countries. When Thailand, India, Nepal & Cambodia all froze access to surrogacy for foreigners, many gay men were left with embryos stranded. Meanwhile, providers in the USA, Canada and South East Asia have stepped…
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