Categories for Fertility Treatments

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Do’s and Don’ts After Embryo Transfer

June 6, 2022 9:21 am

An embryo transfer refers to the transfer of embryos created in previous rounds of IVF that remain unused. This makes for a simpler process as hormones are not needed and the eggs have already been collected. To improve your chances of conceiving, there are a number of things that you can do following an embryo transfer. Here are some of the do’s and don’ts. Eat as You Would Do Pregnant Until you take a test, you will not know whether the procedure has been a success. To have the best chance possible, it is important that you eat as if you were pregnant. You should drink plenty of water, avoid processed foods, increase your intake of oily fish, and keep... View Article

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What Happens After an Embryo Transfer?

April 27, 2022 12:01 pm

Once embryos are transferred into the uterus, it typically takes 10 days until hCG levels are high enough to detect on a pregnancy test. However, many of our patients prefer to know what should be happening at each day so they can imagine the progress and look forward to that final day when they can see if the treatment has been successful. In some cases, patients experience a false negative on day 10 and it is always worth taking additional pregnancy test 2-4 days afterwards. Day by Day After a 5-Day Transfer Once your embryos have been transferred, you are essentially waiting for them to implant and for certain hormone levels to rise to order to sustain the pregnancy. This... View Article

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Is There an Age Limit on Fertility Treatments?

September 6, 2021 2:10 pm

One of the most common reasons behind difficulties conceiving a child is advancing age. You’ve most likely heard of the “biological clock” which essentially refers to fertility limitations regarding age, as fertility significantly drops when a woman reaches her mid to late thirties. This is because the quality and quantity of her eggs declines. From an evolutionary perspective, this gives women enough time to survive long enough to raise her existing children. However, many women aren’t ready to have a baby before this age, especially nowadays when starting a family isn’t a main priority, and they may have to look at their options when it comes to conceiving. If you do happen to be worried that the likelihood of conceiving... View Article

Fertility Counselling

How Counselling can Help Your Fertility Journey

June 7, 2021 12:55 pm

For a number of couples or women, fertility can be stressful or even complicated. It can feel like there are a lot of moving parts that couples will have to consider. There’s no denying that it can be a trying time within relationships that will rely on supporting each other through some of the biggest tests between the two of you. At Concept Fertility, we offer Fertility Counselling for each person going through an IVF cycle with us. In this guide, we discuss the importance of counselling and how it can help you on your journey. A confidential discussion Counselling is designed to help break down issues of any shape and size. With a specific focus on fertility and understanding... View Article

Blastocyst implantation inside a uterus

What Is Implantation?

May 25, 2021 8:42 am

    Implantation is when a fertilised egg (embryo) attaches itself to the lining of the uterus. This marks the beginning of a pregnancy.   Is conception and implantation the same thing?   No, conception does not automatically result in implantation or pregnancy. To help you understand the two definitions here is a little more information about the process of implantation and when it occurs…   Stage 1 – An egg is released from an ovary into the fallopian tube. This is called ovulation. Stage 2 – After sex, sperm travels into the fallopian tubes where it can fertilise the egg. Stage 3 – If the sperm is successful in fertilising the egg, this is called conception. Stage 4 –... View Article

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Egg Freezing – Getting Started and Step by Step

May 12, 2021 4:35 pm

  Egg freezing might be an option if you’re not ready to become pregnant now, but you know that you want to have children in the future. This treatment can also be used if you wish to preserve your eggs due to medical reasons. Simply put, egg freezing allows you to protect your future fertility. We understand that there is a lot to consider before contacting a clinic about egg freezing, so we’ve put together the following information to help you make an informed decision… Step 1 – The Initial Assessment The first step is to schedule an Initial Assessment with our fertility clinic. Prior to your consultation with a doctor, our patient services team will send you electronic registration... View Article

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How do you know if you have an abnormal womb?

March 17, 2021 12:32 pm

  Some women have a womb (uterus) that differs from the usual pear shape. This is called an abnormality of the womb, or a uterine abnormality. This is quite common and affects around one in every eighteen women. Research suggests that around one in every thirteen women with fertility issues has a uterine abnormality.   Will I be able to get pregnant if I have an abnormal womb?  Yes, getting pregnant is still a possibility, as not all uterine abnormalities affect your fertility. However this will depend on the type of abnormality you have. Some may make it more difficult for you to conceive and others could mean a higher risk of pregnancy complications. You may have a weaker cervix... View Article

Endometriosis

Endometriosis Awareness Month

March 15, 2021 5:26 pm

  March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. Endometriosis affects around 1.5 million women in the UK. To help raise awareness, here at Concept Fertility Clinic we are taking a closer look at this chronic condition, as well as how it can affect fertility… What is Endometriosis? Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb, starts to grow in other areas of the body (such as the ovaries, bladder, bowel and fallopian tubes). Each month as a woman has her period; this tissue behaves in the same way. It builds up and then breaks down through bleeding. However, because this tissue has grown outside of the womb, the blood has no way to escape the body. This... View Article

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Fertility and Pregnancy with Ovarian Cancer

March 12, 2021 9:42 am

  This March, for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, we’ve put together this blog to raise awareness and help those who may be concerned about their fertility after treatment. What is Ovarian Cancer? Ovarian cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the ovaries. It is one of the most common types of cancer in women and mainly affects those who have been through the menopause; however it can also affect younger women. Ovarian cancer often goes undetected until it has spread and at this late stage, makes the cancer more difficult to treat. This is why is it so important to raise awareness of the symptoms it can cause. Symptoms of ovarian cancer are: Persistent bloating, not bloating that... View Article

Starting IVF Treatment How to Prepare?

Starting IVF Treatment – How to Prepare?

February 12, 2021 4:31 pm

  If you are planning on starting IVF treatment, here are a few tips on how to prepare both physically and mentally… Do your research Some of the fear and anxiety that comes with starting IVF is the uncertainty about the process and potential side effects of treatment. To help ease these fears, we recommend doing as much research as possible to help you understand the various steps that take place during IVF. You can do a lot of research online, however your best option is to book a consultation with a fertility specialist who will be able to share their expert advice and answer your questions. Talk to your partner Going through IVF treatment can be an emotional time... View Article