ALICE Chater vividly remembers the moment will.i.am approached her at a party and changed her life. The Black Eyed Peas star and The Voice UK coach spotted Alice, made his way across the room and asked how he knew her. Bodysuit, £12 from Pretty Little Thing — buy now “I told him I was pretty sure he didn’t know me, but he said there was something about me. He said he was intrigued by me. I said I was a singer and he was like: ‘Whoa, no way. Call me tomorrow, I wanna hear you sing.’” And so she did. A firm friendship was forged and Alice would later fly out to LA to record some tracks at Will’s studio. It was the beginning of everything finally falling into place for aspiring pop star Alice, 23, and culminated in a five-album deal with Virgin EMI Records (they beat off competition from RCA, Polydor and Island, who had also wanted to snap her up). “I really do feel this is going to my year,” she says. “I hope so … [Read more...] about Alice Chater opens up about school bullying and how Will.i.am changed her life — here’s all the new talent for 2019
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PUBLISHED: 13:59 24 October 2018 | UPDATED: 13:59 24 October 2018 Liz Nice Liz Nice and her parents at football Archant Liz Nice has no problem with older fathers, like Daniel Craig. Maybe they just take a bit longer to get it right?` Photos of an exhausted and befuddled looking Daniel Craig with his newborn daughter will no doubt reignite the debate about ageing fathers.Craig has already been lambasted by Piers Morgan for carrying the child in a papoose which Morgan, always an expert in all matters, decreed as not very James Bond.It is one of the irritating quirks of nature that men can carry on fathering children for as long as they like, Charlie Chaplin and Mick Jaggger at 73, Rod Stewart at 60, while women have a biological clock that booms like a thunderstorm and can lead some into unfortunate ‘sperm donor’ choices, such is the desperation to pop one out within such a narrowly allotted time. Craig’s wife, Rachel Weisz, has done … [Read more...] about Opinion: How old does it take a man to be ready for fatherhood?
1978: THE YEAR IT ALL BEGAN THE BREAKTHROUGH As lab technician Jean Purdy watched the single-cell embryo in the petri dish in front of her divide into eight cells, she could, presumably, never have imagined exactly what that moment would herald. For not only would it lead to the birth of Louise Brown nine months later — the world’s first ‘test tube baby’ — after that particular developing embryo was successfully implanted into Louise’s mother, but ultimately it would mean the birth of more than six million people, who might not have existed otherwise. Purdy is now considered to be the world’s first embryologist — and one of a team of three British scientists, along with scientist Robert Edwards and Patrick Steptoe, a gynaecologist at Oldham General Hospital, whose dogged determination ushered in the age of IVF. Did you know? A staggering eight million babies worldwide have since been born through IVF IVF — or in vitro … [Read more...] about The six ages of IVF: We chart the fertility milestones since 1978
As Louise Brown, the world’s first “test tube” baby, turns 40, this month, we’re reminded of the joy IVF can bring to millions of people, worldwide. However, what is often forgotten is that IVF fails. Fact. It’s an incredibly sad truth and one which not everyone is aware of, initially, including me. There’s a huge misconception that once a reason for infertility has been diagnosed and the recommendations for IVF followed, a baby shall be born nine months later. Yet, according to figures released by the HFEA (Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority) out of just over 68,000 cycles of IVF, in the UK, in 2016, only 20,028 babies were actually born, as a result. Twenty-thousand is, of course, not remotely a number to be sniffed at, and each individual life, in that total, will have brought about such happiness, for so many longing parents-to-be. However, it does mean that, in reality, with each round of IVF, there’s only a 29% chance of … [Read more...] about It’s An Incredibly Sad Truth But IVF Fails. Fact.
POLYCYSTIC ovary syndrome affects one in five women and has an impact on how ovaries function - meaning sufferers can struggle to release an egg to be fertilised making it often extremely difficult to fall pregnant. But what is the condition suffered by Danielle Lloyd and can it actually lead to infertility? What is polycystic ovary syndrome? For many, the only hint of PCOS is irregular periods, while in more severe cases sufferers can be left with embarrassing hair growth on their faces, chest, back and backside. The condition affects how a woman's ovaries function. It occurs when the sacs the ovaries sit in are unable to release an egg, which means ovulation doesn't happen. Medics don't yet know what causes polycystic ovary syndrome, according to the Mayo Clinic. Can polycystic ovary syndrome lead to infertility? In many cases polycystic ovary syndrome means a woman is unable to release an egg to be fertilised, and as a result her chances of becoming pregnant naturally are … [Read more...] about What is polycystic ovary syndrome, what are the symptoms of PCOS and how does it affect pregnancy?