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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

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What do the Latest Lockdown Rules Mean for IVF Clinics?

January 13, 2021 5:41 pm

England has returned to a national lockdown. We understand that our patients and future patients will have many questions regarding how this will affect fertility treatments. Therefore we would like to try and address these questions and ease your concerns with the following information… Are IVF clinics still open? Currently, HFEA licensed clinics like ours can continue to offer treatment. HFEA licensed clinics have each strictly followed a Treatment Commencement Strategy in order to maintain safe ways of working for both patients and staff. We will continue to monitor and adhere to HFEA and government advice and all patients will be notified of any developments. How are clinics keeping patients safe? Our priority is the safety of patients and our... 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

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How is Private IVF Treatment Different from the NHS?

February 17, 2020 9:04 am

If you are considering fertility treatment to help you conceive, your options are to either pay for private treatment, or see if you are eligible for free treatment through the NHS. But what is the difference between these two options and which one is right for you? Read on to learn more… Firstly it is useful to know that NHS funding for fertility treatment varies depending on where you live and IVF is only offered on the NHS if a patient meets certain criteria. However, private clinics may have different selection criteria for their patients. They may be more flexible, treating anyone who has a medical need, or they may have other, stricter criteria to eliminate patients with poorer predicted... View Article

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A Guide to Choosing the Right Fertility Clinic

September 30, 2019 2:17 pm

There are a number of factors to consider when choosing the right fertility clinic. Some of the main factors are the cost of treatment, location of the clinic and the success rates. However, it is also important to consider what treatments are available and which one is right for your individual needs. Selecting the right clinic is an important decision and it can feel overwhelming when there is so much to consider. To help you decide which fertility clinic is right for you, we have put together this helpful guide… Cost Prices of fertility treatments will vary from clinic to clinic, however it is vital that you do not choose a treatment simply because it appears to be the cheapest... View Article

Antihistamines Have Been linked to Fertility Problems in Men

April 23, 2018 2:41 pm

Common allergy medications have been linked to fertility issues in men. Antihistamines are just another over the counter medication that can have a negative effect on fertility over time. An Argentinian review of commonly taken drugs has identified antihistamines are one of the drugs that impairs normal testicular function. Researchers have found that these drugs can lead to altered sperm morphology, decreased sperm motility, and lower sperm count. However, these studies are on animals and human studies are still limited. A rise in allergies throughout the western world has turned antihistamines into one of the world’s most popular drugs. While histamines are produced in response to allergens, they are also involved in other physical processes such as sleep regulation, sexual... View Article

Concern for Future of NHS Fertility Treatment

April 7, 2016 4:16 pm

A third of GPs have indicated that they do not believe that IVF should be funded by the NHS. A survey involving 1158 different healthcare workers has exposed the shocking truth with some stating that they did not believe that children “were a right”. The figures for couples who have problems conceiving are understood to be 1 in 6 and the current guidelines for NHS funded IVF state that couples under 40 who have been trying to conceive for two years are entitled to up to three cycles of IVF but it has been noted that some authorities allow only one cycle, indeed recent figures suggest that under one in five authorities are allowing more than one cycle. This is... View Article

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Increasing Fertility: Does Aspirin Boost Fertility?

November 16, 2015 9:00 am

According to a recent US study at The National Institute of Child Health and Development in Maryland, USA low dose aspirin could improve pregnancy rates in some women due to its anti-inflammatory effects.  There are both advocates and critics of this new information, as summarised below. The US Study On Aspirin and Fertility The original study, called the EAGeR (Effects of Aspirin in Gestation and Reproduction) was administered in 2014 to 1128 female participants who had previously suffered from a miscarriage.  As mentioned, it was conducted by researchers from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Maryland, USA. Participants were given either aspirin or a placebo- neither the researchers nor the participants were aware of who was... View Article