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What to Do After a Failed IVF Attempt

May 9, 2022 10:27 am

A failed IVF attempt can be devastating. It’s important that before anything else, you take care of yourself and give yourself time to grieve. You should know that it’s not your fault and that it is more common than you would think. To help you during this time, we have some advice on what to do after a failed IVF attempt. Speak to Your Specialist A follow-up consultation is included as part of your IVF cycle and it will help to answer your questions about why your cycle went the way it did and what your future options are. You can discuss how long you should rest before trying any further treatment and, if you have frozen embryos, how a... View Article


Things to Know About the Side Effects of IVF

March 9, 2022 11:09 am

For people battling infertility, which can be caused by many reasons, IVF can be the ideal way to help you conceive. It involves a number of procedures known as the “treatment cycle”, starting with  hormone treatment to stimulate the ovaries. Generally speaking, fertility treatments are very safe, but all medical procedures run the risk of side effects. You should be made aware of these side effects before you start the process. The medications used, for example, can cause hot flushes, irritability, headaches, and restlessness. Read on for some of the other risks of IVF… Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) This is a rare complication of IVF. For women who are particularly sensitive to the medication taken to stimulate egg production, sometimes... View Article


What is the Difference Between IVF and ICSI Treatment?

December 23, 2021 11:01 am

If you’re new to the world of fertility treatments, you may be unfamiliar with the different terminology and abbreviations. There’s certainly a lot to wrap your head around, so don’t be afraid to ask your doctor plenty of questions in order to understand your options more clearly. To help, we have put together this guide to highlight the differences between IVF and ICSI treatments and why you might be better using one over the other. Understanding IVF Treatment IVF stands for “in-vitro fertilisation” which means “in glass” but, other than during the egg collection operation, no test tubes are actually involved in the process, as is falsely assumed. The treatment comprises of a number of procedures to allow for eggs... View Article

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The Comprehensive Checklist for IVF

November 25, 2021 3:02 pm

Millions of babies have been born from IVF treatment over the past forty years and it isn’t something you should be ashamed of. Lots of couples struggle to conceive naturally and require the help of a clinic such as Concept Fertility to help them on their fertility journey. You may have heard of the term “test tube baby”, but virtually no test tubes are actually involved in the IVF process. However, it does involve skilled embryologists and closely controlled laboratory conditions. If you are going to be receiving IVF treatment, you will need to ensure you are fully prepared, which is why we have put together this comprehensive checklist. Get Organised Make sure you have a diary or calendar detailing... View Article


Will IVF Work the First Time Around?

October 4, 2021 11:30 am

For men and women struggling to conceive a child through natural means, In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is one popular technique available to help. During IVF, a woman’s ovaries are encouraged to produce more mature eggs than usual using hormone treatment. Using an ultrasound scan, the maturation of the follicles containing the eggs is monitored and eventually the eggs are removed from the ovaries to be fertilised with sperms in a lab. The embryo, which is the correct term for a fertilised egg, is then returned to the woman’s womb where it will hopefully grow and develop into a healthy foetus. Unfortunately, IVF is not offered by the NHS to everyone who has fertility issues, because the National Institute for Health... View Article


Common Myths about IVF to be Aware Of

August 12, 2021 9:44 am

IVF has helped millions of families across the globe, but while it’s a huge benefit that’s brought many couples and single dependents together it can come with a number of myths. We take a look at a few of the common myths about IVF and what the actual truth is to help future families prosper. Myth: You can undergo IVF at any age A woman’s reproductive system begins to age when they reach their mid-30s, with their 40s becoming the least likely decade, so far, for a woman to conceive. IVF treatment can be offered for most women under the age of 43 according to the NHS. There can still be upset for women who have IVF much later in... View Article


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