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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

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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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4 Facts about Fertility Over 40

January 13, 2021 5:34 pm

Many couples are having babies later in life. This can be for a number of different reasons, from wanting to focus on a successful career to waiting for the right partner. However, it is a biological fact that as men and women age, their opportunity to have children decreases. Read on to learn more facts about fertility over the age of forty…   As women age, the number of eggs in the ovaries rapidly decline. By the time a female reaches 40, she is likely to have only 3 percent of the original egg supply she was born with. In addition, as women approach menopause, their ovaries are not as responsive to the hormones which are responsible for ovulation. This... View Article

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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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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

IVF injections

IVF Injections Tips & Advice

May 25, 2020 12:00 pm

IVF is a daunting and often stressful experience for patients. Naturally, many patients build up a fear and anxiety about what the treatment involves, particularly the injections, which doesn’t ever seem as bad once they get through the other side. If you are soon to be starting IVF treatment, read on for some tips and advice. First of all, it’s wise to read about the process of IVF as much as you can, both in books, on the Internet and even in forums where you can chat to other people who have been through similar struggles as you. During your appointment with the doctors, be sure to ask as many questions as possible. Essentially, the idea is to educate yourself... View Article

DNA

Does Genetic Testing Increase IVF Success?

February 3, 2020 2:06 pm

Genetic testing – or in fertility terms ‘pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS)’ is a treatment for checking the chromosomes of embryos for abnormalities whilst undergoing IVF treatment. A common reason for IVF treatment failure is because of chromosomal abnormalities within an embryo. If you are considering fertility treatment, you will want to make sure that your chances of conception are as high as possible, which means selecting the best embryos. This is done visually by skilled embryologists in normal IVF cycles. In relatively rare circumstances, such as where a woman has a good number of visually high quality embryos but has suffered repeated implantation failures or miscarriages, pre-implantation genetic screening can help. Through identifying the best quality embryos, this screening process... View Article

The 7 Steps of IVF Treatment

October 28, 2019 12:00 pm

If you are having difficulty becoming pregnant and you are considering IVF treatment, then you may wish to know a little bit more about how the process works and what to expect. It is important to note that there are a range of different IVF procedures and no two cycles are the same, however to give you an idea of what is involved in a typical IVF treatment cycle, we have outlined 7 of the key stages below… You and your partner will first need to have a number of physical examinations and tests, such as ultrasounds, sperm analysis and blood tests before you can start treatment. If you are considered a good candidate for IVF treatment then you will... View Article