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How to Increase Your Chances of Getting Pregnant

June 21, 2021 1:00 pm

It’s a fabulous time when you know you are ready to begin trying for a baby. There can be a number of options you’d like to discover, including our range of fertility treatments, but there are also other ways that you can maximise your chances of conceiving. Here is some key advice to consider when you are looking to increase your pregnancy chances. A conversation with your doctor The first thing couples or those looking to conceive should do is have a conversation with their doctor. A doctor will be able to perform a professional examination for you to determine if there are any further steps that need to be taken beforehand. This will also help you learn if you... View Article

Fertility Counselling

How Counselling can Help Your Fertility Journey

June 7, 2021 12:55 pm

For a number of couples or women, fertility can be stressful or even complicated. It can feel like there are a lot of moving parts that couples will have to consider. There’s no denying that it can be a trying time within relationships that will rely on supporting each other through some of the biggest tests between the two of you. At Concept Fertility, we offer Fertility Counselling for each person going through an IVF cycle with us. In this guide, we discuss the importance of counselling and how it can help you on your journey. A confidential discussion Counselling is designed to help break down issues of any shape and size. With a specific focus on fertility and understanding... View Article

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What Is Implantation?

May 25, 2021 8:42 am

    Implantation is when a fertilised egg (embryo) attaches itself to the lining of the uterus. This marks the beginning of a pregnancy.   Is conception and implantation the same thing?   No, conception does not automatically result in implantation or pregnancy. To help you understand the two definitions here is a little more information about the process of implantation and when it occurs…   Stage 1 – An egg is released from an ovary into the fallopian tube. This is called ovulation. Stage 2 – After sex, sperm travels into the fallopian tubes where it can fertilise the egg. Stage 3 – If the sperm is successful in fertilising the egg, this is called conception. Stage 4 –... View Article

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Egg Freezing – Getting Started and Step by Step

May 12, 2021 4:35 pm

  Egg freezing might be an option if you’re not ready to become pregnant now, but you know that you want to have children in the future. This treatment can also be used if you wish to preserve your eggs due to medical reasons. Simply put, egg freezing allows you to protect your future fertility. We understand that there is a lot to consider before contacting a clinic about egg freezing, so we’ve put together the following information to help you make an informed decision… Step 1 – The Initial Assessment The first step is to schedule an Initial Assessment with our fertility clinic. Prior to your consultation with a doctor, our patient services team will send you electronic registration... View Article

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How Do You Know if You’re Ovulating?

April 22, 2021 9:16 am

What is Ovulation? Simply put, ovulation is when an egg is released from one of your ovaries into you fallopian tube. This is the best time to try and conceive if you’re hoping to get pregnant. For that reason, many women like to work out when they are ovulating so that they have the best possible chance of the egg becoming fertilised. When Does Ovulation Occur? There are various things you need to understand if you are going to try and work out when you are ovulating. If you have regular periods, you should be able to determine when you’re ovulating more easily, as it usually occurs around 10-16 days before your period starts. You may notice that your cervical... View Article

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How Long Does it Take to Get Pregnant?

April 8, 2021 9:13 am

Once a couple has decided they want to start trying for a baby, they usually hope to get pregnant fairly quickly. However, it doesn’t always happen this way. It is difficult to give an exact number when it comes to the question of how long it takes for a woman to get pregnant. There are various factors at play, such as the age and general health of both the woman and man, as well as how regularly they have sex. The contraception you/your partner was using before you started trying to conceive may also affect how long it takes for you to get pregnant, as it can often take several months for fertility to regulate. You will need to ovulate... View Article

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How do you know if you have an abnormal womb?

March 17, 2021 12:32 pm

  Some women have a womb (uterus) that differs from the usual pear shape. This is called an abnormality of the womb, or a uterine abnormality. This is quite common and affects around one in every eighteen women. Research suggests that around one in every thirteen women with fertility issues has a uterine abnormality.   Will I be able to get pregnant if I have an abnormal womb?  Yes, getting pregnant is still a possibility, as not all uterine abnormalities affect your fertility. However this will depend on the type of abnormality you have. Some may make it more difficult for you to conceive and others could mean a higher risk of pregnancy complications. You may have a weaker cervix... View Article

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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