fertility

South Hams birth rate drop: 44.1% decrease over the last decade, the 3rd greatest nationwide

New ONS data, collated by Fertility Family , has revealed that South Hams has seen one of the greatest falls in birth rates in England over the last 10 years.

The fertility rate in the area has plummeted by 44.1% between 2011 and 2020, dropping from 2.09 to 1.45 children per woman. In 2020 the overall fertility rate in England was 1.59 children per woman, this puts South Hams 8.8%...

Free advice for couples with fertility issues

Prospective patients are travelling to Bristol from as far as Plymouth, Cardiff and Birmingham to attend free advice clinics for people who are having problems getting pregnant, the Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine (BCRM) reports.

The clinic, which has the highest success rate in the South West for IVF, is now holding free advice clinics every fortnight.

With around...

Thinking of trying to start a family? Fertility experts to open their doors and offer advice

Following a successful event in the summer, fertility specialists from the South West Centre for Reproductive Medicine (SWCRM), based in Derriford Hospital, will again host an open evening, aimed at those who are thinking of starting a family but who have concerns or worries about their fertility.

As well as providing advice and guidance on a range of options, including lifestyle...