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GP Study Day on Advanced Parental Age

February 5, 2014 8:06 am

Concept are delighted to be hosting a study day for GPs on the theme of  “Delayed Parenthood in the Third Millennium” on the 21st February 2014 between 12:30 and 17:00 at our offices in Putney. Advanced Paternal Age in the Third Millennium will be the subject discussed by Professor Martha Dirnfeld, followed by An Update on Polycystic Ovaries by Professor Helen Mason, then the subject of Fertility Preservation in Young Women with Cancer by Professor Gedis Grudzinskas, and The Role of Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) in Fertility by Professor Roy Homburg. There will also be talks by our own Medical Director, Mr Kamal Ojha, on Fertility Management in Primary and Secondary Care and by our Nurse Manager, Katharine Hagues, on Preconception Counselling... View Article

Fertility Treatment: Embryonic-Like Stem Cells

July 30, 2013 1:52 pm

Current plans to launch a clinical trial intended to test the regenerative potential of very small embryonic-like stem cells (VSELs) which could potentially have Fertility Treatment benefits have been called into question by new research. For quite some time many scientists have reported that VSELs, which can allegedly be isolated from blood or bone marrow, could be a viable alternative to Mouse and Human embryonic stem cells in the fields of research and medicine. A recent study that appeared on 24th July 2013 in the ISSCR`s journal Stem Cell Reports has provided very strong evidence against the existence of such cells which are claimed to be able to “turn into different cell types.” Fertility Treatment is not the only area... View Article

Acupuncture and Fertility

June 27, 2013 12:24 pm

  Acupuncture is becoming more and more popular amongst patients having fertility treatment. It is most commonly used for its general benefits to patients and is also used more specifically for patients having IVF, where treatments shortly before and after embryo transfer are desired. Melanie Hackwell, is a true believer in the benefits of acupuncture and you cannot help but be uplifted by her enthusiasm. Melanie originally had acupuncture treatment to help with her own fertility. Not one to do things by halves, she studied in London and China, received her certification and started Ancient Roots Acupuncture and Chinese Massage to pass on the benefits here in London. She practices in Balham and Neal’s Yard in Covent Garden as well... View Article

Fertility Treatment is Constantly Evolving

June 25, 2013 1:31 pm

As with all areas of medical science, Fertility Treatment is constantly evolving to produce safer and more effective procedures for individuals and couples wishing to experience the miracle of childbirth. The new Kisspeptin hormone treatment is one such step forward for patients seeking Natural Cycle IVF or those who do not require the larger number of eggs produced in standard IVF treatments. Scientists believe that a new form of hormone treatment which involves administering the naturally occurring hormone kisspeptin to stimulate egg production will help continuing efforts to make the already safe procedure of Fertility Treatment even safer. This particular form of Fertility Treatment resulted in the birth of a baby boy (the first child to be born as a... View Article

High BMI Preventing Fertility Treatment?

June 2, 2013 8:44 pm

If you have a high Body Mass Index (BMI) you will be aware that this factor can sometimes have an adverse effect on your chances of conceiving. BMI is calculated by a person’s weight being divided by the square of their height. You may have already found that some clinics are not willing to treat patients with a BMI over 35. This may be because more complex surgery is needed which presents medical risks to the patient. At Concept Fertility we are aware of the issues of a high BMI and are aware that there can be many reasons for this: PCOS In PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) the ovaries are generally bigger than average. The outer surface of the ovary... View Article

Time Lapse Imaging Aids Fertility Treatment

May 20, 2013 8:38 am

Fertility Treatment has been steadily developing ever since the very first baby was born in England during July of 1978. Press coverage citing a recent IVF breakthrough means that Fertility Treatment could bring significantly more hope to the chances of pregnancy for infertile couples across the globe. The new Fertility Treatment technology records a series of high definition images of embryos at regular intervals before they are implanted into the womb (Time Lapse Imaging) enabling fertility experts to successfully identify which embryos have a high risk of the abnormal chromosomes (aneuploidy) that create a much lower chance of implantation resulting in a healthy live birth. It may be a useful tool for embryo selection in very specific cases, for example... View Article

Beneficial Nutrients for Fertility & Conception

April 24, 2013 8:33 am

When attending one of our fertility clinics in London, you will be given expert help and advice on pregnancy and health issues that are specifically tailored to suit both you and your partners` circumstances and lifestyle. The expert staff at our fertility clinics in London will provide both you and your partner with the very highest quality of service to aid your conception however there are some dietary practices that couples can follow prior to and during our fertility treatments to better prepare the body for this process. Beneficial Vitamins and Nutrients for Fertility Include L-Arginine & L- Carnitine– These are two amino acids that are specifically required for the normal production of healthy sperm. These acids promote normal functioning,... View Article

Tips on Boosting a Couple’s Fertility

March 26, 2013 1:19 pm

When couples make the life changing decision to bring a child into the world the confirmation of pregnancy simply cannot come soon enough. Many couples are extremely lucky in this respect and conceive very soon after they start to try for a child, others – and there are many, are not so fortunate. There are a few ways that couples can tackle the heart wrenching issue of fertility problems, Private Fertility Clinics are the obvious choice but what else can couples do, on their own, to increase the chances of conception. In this document we have listed some simple measures that couples can take throughout their normal daily lives to increase the chances of a healthy pregnancy… Women Weight control... View Article

Quit Smoking to Increase Fertility and the Health of Your Child

March 13, 2013 5:29 pm

The UK`s annual national no smoking day brings with it thoughts and promises of health, financial savings and a better environment for those around the people who choose to give up. One benefit that is often overlooked when considering giving up smoking is the increase for both men and women regarding fertility. If you and your partner smoke and are trying to conceive with or without the help of private fertility clinics you are already at a disadvantage compared to those who have never smoked or have given up. If you are utilizing the services of private fertility clinics the experienced staff there will have already informed you of the importance of quitting smoking but, if you are still unsure... View Article

Seven Things That Can Improve Your Fertility

November 8, 2012 6:46 am

  Whether you are trying for a baby now, or thinking about your long term fertility there are a few things that you can address and change if necessary.  Almost everyone will relate to some or other items on the following list, and it is never a case of blaming yourself for fertility problems.  The real situation is always far more complex and there can be very many factors involved when trying to get pregnant.  What follows are seven very common areas that you can consider to improve or preserve your fertility.  They all have scientific evidence to support their inclusion. You can give yourself the best chance of pregnancy by identifying which ones might be relevant to you.  ... View Article