BFN IVF Portal

IVF has created thousands of lives – and transformed millions more. It’s hard to put into words how miraculous this procedure is, yet it can also be physically and emotionally one of the most challenging situations many people can face.

Infertilty affects 1 in 7 couples, and many turn to IVF to fulfil their dream of starting a family. The growing rate of success of IVF across the board, from frozen embryos to women over 40, is extremely encouraging. However, the barriers to IVF that include cost, stigma and funding cuts are a constant challenge to infertile couples & individuals.

We’re extremely passionate about opening up the subject of IVF, and empowering patients and hopeful parents to make the best choice for themselves.

IVF basics

New to IVF? We’ll take you through the basics and explain how it all works. We’re not affiliated with a clinic, so we can give you an independant view of the process, success rates and choices you might face. Ultimately though, it’s your journey!

IVF on the NHS when you’re 40, 41 or 42

What are your IVF NHS treatment options when you are facing your 40th birthday, or even over 40? This short post explains your options, and the potential impact of this cut-off point. The NHS offers women under 40 up to 3 cycles of IVF for free, under certain...

IVF workout routine with Jessica Lester!

The IVF journey can be gruelling, and it can really help to work out regularly and safely while you're going through it. Our Health & Wellbeing guru Jessica Lester explains how her daily exercise makes her feel amazing, and helps to release all of those good...

A short video about IVF for kids!

Here's a bite-sized introduction to IVF that's suitable for children of all ages. Whether you're explaining it to your existing kids, or you're a teacher telling your class why you're having time off, we hope you find it helpful! Many thanks to our wonderful intern...

Don’t feel weird about having IVF in your 30’s or 40’s

The more you think about women that undergo IVF in their late 30’s and early 40’s, the more you realise what absolute superheroes they are. How on earth do they fit IVF appointments and everything that goes with them, around their normal, hectic life? How do they...

IVF delayed by COVID? 6 tips to cope

Waiting for IVF treatment is bad enough under ordinary circumstances, but the COVID-19 pandemic has caused extra chaos for those waiting for assessment and treatment. If your IVF cycle is delayed by COVID-19 restrictions or lockdown, here are some tips for getting...
IVF on the NHS when you’re 40, 41 or 42

IVF on the NHS when you’re 40, 41 or 42

What are your IVF NHS treatment options when you are facing your 40th birthday, or even over 40? This short post explains your options, and the potential impact of this cut-off point. The NHS offers women under 40 up to 3 cycles of IVF for free, under certain...

A short video about IVF for kids!

A short video about IVF for kids!

Here's a bite-sized introduction to IVF that's suitable for children of all ages. Whether you're explaining it to your existing kids, or you're a teacher telling your class why you're having time off, we hope you find it helpful! Many thanks to our wonderful intern...