Categories for Fertility Treatments

Five Causes of Infertility

September 16, 2020 6:07 pm

Infertility is an issue that affects one in six couples trying to conceive over a period of 12 months. Infertility can come about from many different ways. Here are 5 of the most common causes of infertility which may affect couples trying to conceive.   1.    The Tubal Factor Following ovulation the egg is released from the ovary and enters the fallopian tube. It is in the fallopian tube the sperm and egg bind and gets fertilised. The fertilised egg is called an embryo which over a period of 5 days develops into a mature embryo and then enters the uterine cavity for implantation resulting in a pregnancy. Sometimes, the tubes could get blocked or damaged due to previous infection... View Article

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Same sex couples – What are your fertility options?

July 20, 2020 3:03 pm

If you are single or in a same sex couple, starting a family may not be a difficult as you think! There are far more baby options for same-sex couples and individuals available today than ever before. Here at Concept Fertility, we are committed to providing the highest quality care and professional advice regardless of your sexual orientation or relationship status. We believe as with any medical treatment, it is important to have a good understanding of your options before taking any action. So here is some information to help you understand three of the most common fertility options for same sex couples… Intrauterine Insemination One of the most popular options for single women or lesbian couples is Intrauterine Insemination... View Article

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How to Increase the Chances of Successful Fertility Treatment

April 27, 2020 10:00 am

If you are planning to start IVF or another type of fertility treatment in the coming months, you might be wondering if there are any ways to improve your chances of success. Of course, this depends partly on the cause of the infertility in the first place, but there are things you should do to ensure you are healthy enough to conceive and carry a child. Positive lifestyle choices are crucial. Firstly, you need to maintain a healthy weight. Having a too high or too low BMI can reduce the likelihood of successful IVF. Being overweight, for instance, can make egg retrieval more complicated and make it harder to monitor the ovaries; it can affect your hormone levels thus having... View Article

What Fertility Treatments Are Available to Men?

March 16, 2020 11:23 am

In many infertility cases, there happen to be more than one cause, so it’s wise for both parties to see a doctor and take a variety of tests. Unfortunately, in some cases, no cause is identified. In order to diagnose male infertility problems, discussions will take place in the consultation as to whether there are any pre-existing health problems or injuries, and perhaps also about the patient’s lifestyle or sexual habits. What is the Main Fertility Test for Men? The main fertility test for men is a semen analysis. The embryologist will check the count and will also look for abnormalities in the shape and movement of the sperm. To get an accurate measure, sometimes more than one analysis will... View Article

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What Fertility Tests Should I Have?

September 16, 2019 11:10 am

Most cases of infertility can now be understood and a plan for dealing with the situation formulated. When undertaking fertility testing it important that both the female and male partners are tested in order to diagnose the causes of infertility as an infertility issue is almost as likely to be due to the male partner as to the female. We offer some introductory diagnostic packages with the aim of saving you time and money and as a way of guiding you through the plethora of diagnostic tests now available. So what fertility tests should I have? Female Fertility Testing Ultrasound Scans These are performed by our doctors using a transvaginal ultrasound probe which produces an image of the physiology the doctor needs to... View Article

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Fertility Drugs for Women and What to Expect

August 5, 2019 9:08 am

In a small, but significant, number of cases of infertility, women are not ovulating regularly or at all, despite the fact that they haven’t yet reached menopause. There are several drugs which can help to stimulate ovulation in these cases. Also, the more familiar types of treatments, such as IUI (Intra-Uterine Insemination, or Artificial Insemination) and IVF (In-Vitro Fertilisation), are heavily dependent on the use of fertility drugs. The most common drugs used to treat infertility are: Clomiphene citrate: This triggers the brain’s pituitary gland to secrete an increased amount of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH). This action helps to initiate ovulation. Gonadotropins: Most commonly these hormones are FSH and LH taken in a daily injection to... View Article

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How to Have a Baby If You Don’t Have a Male Partner

May 27, 2019 11:25 am

If you are single or in a LGBT relationship and you want to try for a baby, there are several routes to parenthood that you can consider. Modern medical practices offer many effective solutions to help single or lesbian women achieve parenthood. The first step for these women is to decide whether they want to preserve their fertility and try for a baby in the future, or begin their treatment now. Read on below for some fertility treatment options that can help you to have a baby if you don’t have a male partner… Donor sperm Donor sperm can help you to become a parent, regardless of your sexuality or whether you are in a relationship. The donor sperm is... View Article

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What Fertility Treatment is Most Effective?

May 13, 2019 11:09 am

If you and your partner are experiencing problems with trying to conceive a child and you have had a fertility evaluation, you can then consider your treatment options. Fertility treatments vary, depending on your requirements, but they typically involve medication to stimulate the production of egg and/or sperm cells, or procedures that handle the eggs, sperm or embryos. Every patient is different and the treatment for your infertility might just be some changes to your lifestyle or weight. With that said, your treatment will depend on the cause of your infertility. Before you can determine which treatment option is most effective, you’ll need to understand what each one actually is. Fertility Drugs In many cases of infertility, women are not... View Article

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How is ICSI Different from IVF Treatment?

April 1, 2019 10:05 am

Two of the most common fertility treatments are IVF, which means In Vitro Fertilisation and ICSI, which stands for Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection. ICSI is quite similar to IVF because both methods require eggs and sperm to be collected from each partner, for fertilisation performed outside of the body. The difference between these two procedures is the way in which fertilisation is achieved… With IVF treatment the eggs and sperm are mixed together in a laboratory dish. The sperm then naturally penetrates and fertilises the egg. The fertilised egg is then returned to the woman’s womb in the hope that it will grow and develop into a successful pregnancy. ICSI is a fertility treatment where a single sperm is picked up... View Article

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When to Start Fertility Treatments?

March 11, 2019 2:39 pm

Since one in six couples who are trying for a baby need to see a fertility specialist, fertility treatments are more commonplace that you might think. As a general rule, if you are under 35 years of age and have been having regular unprotected intercourse for 12 months without a pregnancy, then this is considered an appropriate time to seek the advice of a fertility specialist. Patients are also advised to see a specialist if they are over 35 and have been trying to conceive for 6 months, or if they are over 40 and have been trying to conceive for 3 months. Both partners should be tested in order to establish why there are problems with conception. For females... View Article