Everything you need to know about IVF, explained in plain English

Sperm swimming towards egg

The Duff will help you get to grips with your treatment, understand your options, and feel completely in control of the IVF process.

"Questions to ask your doctor at every stage of IVF treatment"

IVF isn’t just overwhelming; it can also be a mind-boggling and sometimes terrifying experience because there’s so much to learn and so many rules to follow.

Problem is, doctors are busy – and they often don’t have the time to anticipate your concerns and provide all the information you might need.

This downloadable guide contains questions that will help you understand the process better, get the answers you deserve, and feel more in control of the situation (and your rights as a patient).

Enter your email address to receive it right away.

I won't send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time.

As seen in...

The Duff promise

Book illustration

In-depth articles about all aspects of the IVF process, explained in plain English

Pencil illustration

Everything fact-checked by top fertility specialists.

Medication illustration

Thorough scientific research into procedures, add-ons and supplements.

Healthcare "cross" illustration

Unbiased, objective opinions on the best clinics throughout the UK.

Loudspeaker crossed out

Zero scare-mongering about food, exercise, and anything else you’ve been told to do or avoid during IVF.

Fertility foods illustration

Real facts about “fertility foods” (pineapple, pomegranate, etc.).

Testimonials

Testimonials

Who’s behind The Duff?

Mish – The Duff

Me! (Mish)

You’re probably all too familiar with the crazy, panic-driven research cycle I found myself in while doing IVF a couple of years ago.

I was desperate to get to grips with the whys, whats, hows, whens and wheres of the IVF process: I wanted to understand what was going on and confidently challenge doctors if I felt unsure about unsure about any treatment they were proposing.

But every time I visited an IVF forum, Facebook group or website for information, I’d come away feeling even more confused and emotional.

So in my spare time, I decided to do the research myself. I scoured medical journals, cobbled together incomplete information from various websites, spoke to doctors and specialists (to make sure I had my facts straight) and published my findings here, on The Duff.

Find out more about me.

"Questions to ask your doctor at every stage of IVF treatment"

IVF isn’t just overwhelming; it can also be a mind-boggling and sometimes terrifying experience because there’s so much to learn and so many rules to follow.

Problem is, doctors are busy – and they often don’t have the time to anticipate your concerns and provide all the information you might need.

This downloadable guide contains questions that will help you understand the process better, get the answers you deserve, and feel more in control of the situation (and your rights as a patient).

Enter your email address to receive it right away.

I won't send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time.