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Human Rights Day – Knowing Your Employment Rights During IVF

December 9, 2020 6:06 pm

To mark Human Rights Day on the 10th of December, we thought it might be helpful to share some guidance on employment rights when you are going through IVF treatment… Juggling the pressures work and IVF treatment can become both physically and emotionally draining, so it is important to research your options and know your rights. First and foremost, it is important to know that if you become pregnant through IVF, you have exactly the same pregnancy and maternity rights as non-IVF parents. In fact, you will have these rights once you have completed the embryo transfer and may become pregnant. During your IVF journey you or your partner may need to take time off work to go to appointments,... View Article

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Disability Day 2020 – Advice and Resources for Disabled Parents

November 30, 2020 10:46 am

To mark Disability Awareness Day on the 3rd of December, we have put together this helpful advice and list of useful resources… If you have a disability and are planning to become a parent, you might be worried about what the future holds. Will you be able to become a parent? What risks are involved? What support will you receive if you need to modify your home or invest in additional equipment to care for a baby? Some disabilities can increase certain risks to your health and the health of your baby, so it is crucial to seek the right information and the right maternity services to support your medical condition or disability. Of course, our doctors will be able... View Article

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Fertility Week 2020

October 30, 2020 12:00 pm

From Monday 2nd November to Thursday 5th November 2020 Fertility Week promotes conversations and awareness about factors that affect fertility. Fertility Awareness Week is organised by Fertility Network UK, a national charity, who is there to support anyone who has ever experienced fertility problems. The main message of their 2020 campaign is #YouAreNotAlone, which is incredibly important as infertility issues are faced by 1 in 6 couples in the UK.  Each day during Fertility Week they will focus on a new topic. From mental health to fertility in the workplace, they hope to highlight the many issues surrounding fertility. Read on to find out more information on what the week will cover: Monday 2nd November #FertilityInequalities On the first day... View Article

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How are we protecting our patients during COVID-19?

October 26, 2020 10:10 pm

In this uncertain time, we want to ensure that your fertility journey is as safe and as stress-free as possible. To provide the highest level of safety for both our clients and our staff members we have put in place strict infection-control measures throughout our clinic, we encourage social distancing, and we have the appropriate personal protective equipment. In our popular Open Events, we used to invite you to meet the Doctor in person for a mini consultation and give you a tour of our clinic. However, as we are currently unable to hold these events we are now offering free one to one telephone consultations with an experienced team member. They will be able to discuss in detail the... View Article

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